August 12, 2018

Medical Professionals in Manila: Dr. Maria Lourdes Fernandez-Tapang

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  • As an expat, there are basic necessities that you need to know to have a comfortable stay in the Philippines. Apart from food, transportation means, and emergency hotlines, it is important to be aware of health services around the metro. This includes finding a physician who can help you with your health conditions as you live in the Philippines.

    Get to know Dr. Maria Lourdes Tapang in this medical feature.

    Maria Lourdes Fernandez-Tapang, M.D.
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    If pain, weakness, and disability are things that hinder you from being your best self, Dr. Tapang is the one you should see. She is a physiatrist, or a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, with a degree in Biology from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) as her pre-medicine course. She also took her internship and residency at the UST Hospital.

    As someone who loves dancing, she is aware of how such activities exposes the body to weakness and injuries; this is why Dr. Tapang decided to specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, even if the field is not particularly known by many. She has been practicing with this specialty for more than 10 years.

    She is also currently taking a masters degree in public health at the University of the Philippines Manila. As a physiatrist, Dr. Tapang works in a variety of environments including inpatient, outpatient, and consulting roles. She also cooperates with physical and occupational therapists.

    Make an appointment:

    Capitol Medical Center
    Scout Magbanua, Quezon City
    Wednesdays and Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    Contact No: +632-372-3825 loc. 2106/2107

    NY Theraspine Clinic 
    73 Scout Dr., Lazcano St., Diliman, Quezon City
    Fridays: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    This first appeared on Philippine Primer English Magazine’s July 2018 issue.

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