Dr. Robert Isaacs

CA, Singapore
38 years experience male

About

Bio

I am a senior consultant at a 2000 bed public sector inpatient facility in southeast Asia. Broadly speaking, my main areas of interest are in eduction and the care of disadvantaged patients. I have spent the majority of my career in the public sector, having worked in indigent, native American, migrant and rural health care. I have also spent extensive time in both equatorial and southern Africa doing HIV/AIDS, TB, paediatrics, infectious disease, parasitology and tropical medicine. I love teaching patients and junior staff, and derive great satisfaction caring for patients who are unable to obtain their care from mainstream sources. I have also done original research and publishing, and continue ongoing work in these areas.

Languages spoken

English

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Tums & Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): I see you have reflux and are on several acid-reducing medications, so I wouldn't expect that Tums would provide much additional benefit. Directions ... Read More
A female asked:
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38 years experience Family Medicine
Gabapentin: Gabapentin is generally quite a safe medication with no drug-drug interactions or serious side effects. Its main side effect is sedation, and this is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Dengue IgM: The dengue IgM antibody can remain positive for up to 3 months following infection, so having an elevated IgM level after recovery from the acute febr ... Read More

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Mar 15, 2014
I highly recommend Dr Isaacs. His posts are educational, informative, clear and concise. His contributions to Healthtap are second to none!
Sep 12, 2014
Dr. Isaacs brings a broad fund of knowledge to the HealthTap community. His expertise is exceptional. Highly recommended!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Isaacs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks, I'll book an appointment with my GP in the morning. Appreciate your advice thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Spoke w/DR today and he agrees re possible colonization. C/S still out
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Was afraid it was scorpion or spider due to intense pain. THANK YOU!!!
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