When Filipinos work in their chosen industry, they are known to exhibit headstrong personalities that stay positive amidst adversity. However, it’s due to their drive to push themselves to the limit that eventually take its toll on their bodies.
Fortunately, overseas Filipinos here in the UAE can now find comfort in getting their health back in top shape with Klinika Maharlika’s line up of all-Filipino doctors and staff.
With branches available in Abu Dhabi at 3rd Floor Al Saif Tower Zayed the First Elektra Street and in Dubai at 2nd floor Al Hana Center Al Mankhool street Al Jafliya Satwa, their locations at the heart of where the Filipinos live make it more convenient to visit their clinic.
Here are several of their Filipino doctors as well as their field of expertise:
ABU DHABI: GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
Dr. Fernandez has been in the field of Medicine for 13 years. With her extensive experience, she has been a part of and is a key player as a Physician/Resident for 6 years at Vincent General Hospital in Marikina, and as a Physician/General Practitioner for 5 years at Victoria Healthcare International Clinics in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Dr. Gonzales has been in the field of Medicine for 10 years. She has worked in an Outpatient setting for 8 years, Lying-In Clinic for 5 years and Emergency Room for 3 years. With her solid educational background and interest in Family Medicine, she has also been designated as a Family Medicine Specialist for 2 years in both Quezon City and Makati, as well as a Medical Health Officer for 5 years in Manila.
ABU DHABI: DENTIST
Dr. Catherine B. Baňas graduated from the University of the Philippines – College of Dentistry. Dr. Bañas had post graduate Hospital Dentistry training at the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital. For six years, Dr. Bañas worked as a Dental Hospitalist at St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City. A previous associate Dentist in Metro Manila and Sta. Rosa, Dr. Bañas had also been an On-call Dental Surgeon to several clinics across Metro Manila.
ABU DHABI: OB GYNECOLOGIST
Dr. Mapet Gurdiel is a diplomate and fellow of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society since 2004 has been practicing as General OB Gyne for almost 20 years and as ON Gynecologist Sonologist for almost 15 years.She specializes in dealing with normal as well as high risk pregnancies, complications of pregnancy such as abortions, ectopic and molar pregnancies, abnormal uterine bleeding particularly PCOS, gynaecological infections, pelvic tumors such as mymoa, ovarian cysts.
DUBAI: GENERAL PRACTITIONER / PEDIATRICIAN
Dr. Heidi Regudo finished Doctor of Medicine in San Beda College at 2007. After completion of her Post Graduate Internship at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, she pursue Pediatrics Residency Training in the same institution. She was the Chief resident and completed in 2011. In UAE, she previously joined The Medical City Dubai for almost 3 years as a General Practitioner handling both adult and paediatric patients. Dr. Regudo is very enthusiastic on preventive care including immunizations, health and wellness promotion, and management of some of the chronic cases.
Dr. Benjamin Bince is a graduate of the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERMMMC) in the Philippines. Dr. Bince has been in the UAE since 2011. He worked for a private clinic in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE and later joined The Medical City Dubai team in 2015 till July 2018. His interests in the field of Dermatology are varied including both medical and aesthetic areas. He has also been using lasers for various dermatologic indications since 2002.
Dr. Marvin A. Felix is a licensed General Dentist in Dubai, UAE for over four years. He is a dedicated Dental care Professional over 15 years of experience in the dentistry. Passionate about educating patients of all ages on the importance of proper dental hygiene. Always eager to listen to patients, and deliver high quality dentistry through communication at an affordable price, supported by a friendly caring team. Experienced dentist who is comfortable working with people who suffer from dental anxiety. Devoted to keeping up to date with the latest techniques to provide the best patient care possible.
Serving Filipinos with a compassionate heart
Klinika Maharlika isn’t just another medical institution – the facility, employees, and even its leaders share a unified vision to ‘open a hospital for Filipinos and all other nationalities’.
“As we all know, UAE is populated by almost a million of Filipinos and I personally felt it’s about time to showcase our talents in the healthcare industry, said Sharon Rivera, Klinika Maharlika’s Business Development Manager.
Rivera’s personal passion is to uplift the image of fellow Filipinos as global citizens ready to take on the world’s challenges: “It is my passion to boost the morale and uplift the spirit of the Filipinos. Having Klinika Maharlika, I envisioned that Filipinos will receive admiration and respect from different nationalities. It will tremendously change the image and perception of the Filipinos because it will promote our talents and culture.”
Independence Day offers continue
The clinic is currently holding a special promotion valid until June 30, 2019 for their dental and OB gyne divisions for the Dubai and Abu Dhabi branches.
Abu Dhabi packages including cleaning that starts from Dh 130 and whitening at Dh 300. Obstetrics and Gynecology consultation with Pap Smear will just cost Dh 250.
Dubai packages include cleaning for Dh 99, and tooth filling with free consultation also for Dh 99. Teeth whitening with free consultation for Dh 599. You can also get your new set of braces installed with free OPG (dental xray) for just Dh 799. Pap Smear with free GP consultation will just cost Dh 150.
Rivera affirms that the clinic remains steadfast in serving the Filipino and expat communities as the Philippines celebrates the 121st Independence Day. “In commemorating the anniversary of our Independence Day, I could say I remain proud of the Filipino, especially of the Overseas Filipino Workers. We have our Filipino Healthcare professionals and are known to be globally competent, compassionate and caring.
“This is why we want to share this unique healthcare concept as Klinika Maharlika’s mission includes providing patient- centered benevolent and excellent healthcare to Filipinos and all citizens of UAE. We treat our patients/clients like royalty (Maharlika) hence our name,” said Rivera.
Consult with a Klinika Maharlika doctor today by setting an appointment at 04-325-0034 for their Dubai clinic and 02-631-0209 for their Abu Dhabi clinic.