Dr. Tanya Clarke
Dr. Swane Rowe Gardener
Dr. Donna Braham
Dr. Pierre Leake
Dr. Kevin Wade
Nurse Wade - Wound Care Specialist
Nurse Opal Campbell, Nurse of PHC
Kemoya Shavello - Manager of PHC
Dr. Tanya Clarke
Dr. Tanya Clarke is a specialist in Internal Medicine.She is has been a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine (UWI) and a Consultant Physician (UHWI) since 2005.
Her special interests include Cardiovascular disease and Cerebro-vascular/ Stroke prevention and management, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia and Diabetes management, Infectious Disease management and HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Clarke did her undergraduate medical training at the University of the West Indies. There she had an outstanding performance being the first woman and the second person ever to graduate with distinction. She was subsequently awarded the first Prime Minister's Youth Award for Academic Excellence.
She did her post graduate training at Yale University and The Cleveland Clinic Florida. She completed her training in Internal Medicine in June 2005. She was then awarded The Jeffrey B. Shiroky M.D., F.R.C.P.C Research Award for first place and outstanding efforts in medical research during residency training. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Jamaica Association of Consultant Physicians.
She has several publications and has presented at numerous conferences both locally and internationally.
She enjoys reading, running and spending time with her family.
Dr.Pierre Anthony Leake
Dr. Leake, MBBS (Hons.), DM (General Surgery), newest member of the Platinum Health Care team.
Dr. Leake is a graduate of the University of the West Indies undergraduate medical and
postgraduate surgical programmes, which he completed in 1999 and 2008 respectively.
Following the completion of his surgical training, he pursued a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgical fellowship and research fellowship at the University of Toronto (2009-2011).
On returning to Jamaica, Dr. Leake was appointed Lecturer in the Department of
Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in the Faculty of Medical Sciences
at the University of the West Indies and Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon
at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
As a general surgeon, he treats all general surgical conditions, including breast and colon cancer. He has great interest in offering patients laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery where appropriate. He currently performs a wide variety of laparoscopic procedures, including cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal), bowel resection (including colon and stomach cancer), appendicectomy, hernia repair and weight loss procedures (e.g. gastric bypass).
Dr. Donna Braham
Dr. Braham is our Dermatologist and Consultant Physician.
Call us at 876 622 6956 for your skin cancer screening, acne or eczema management or any other skin conditions that you have.
Dr. Braham completed her masters in Clinical Dermatology at Kings College London, and the Doctorate of Medicine in Internal Medicine at UWI, Mona.
She is currently employed to the UHWI, Mona, as a Consultant Dermatologist.
Platinum Health Care was started by Dr. Tanya Clarke, with a very basic philosophy that we stay true to " patients come first, their health, their comfort and happiness".
We strive to provide the best and most comprehensive medical care. Our principle is that we offer the best and most up to date and evidence based treatment of a wide range of disorders.
To continue to be a Medical Faciltiy/Medical Clinic where all patients are treated as equal and very special.
We continually accept feedback and tailor our services to your Medical Health Care needs.
We love our patients. so feel free to make an appointment during normal business hours.
Unit 9, 129 Old Hope Road,Kingston6, Jamaica, West Indies
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
Executive Health Assessment- Complete and thorough history, physical examination, and other tests as deemed appropriate.
General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Breast Surgery, Colorectal surgery
Full Dermatological services
Obesity management-Comprehensive approach is utilized in managing obesity which has emerged as a major contributor to many diseases.
Weight loss surgical options are available for patients who qualify, including Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy
Stroke prevention -Assess risk for stroke and implement necessary changes
Cardiovascular disease risk assessment and management-We assess your risk for cardiovascular disease and implement the necessary changes to reduce that risk
High Cholesterol management
One of our highly competent Physicians will be very happy to help you
" I've found the most caring doctors at PHC"
" At PHC, the service is First World tyoe of service"
" I have all my family going to PHC now"
" My outlook on health has changed"
" Loving staff"
Running and your Health
Everyone knows that running is a great way to get into shape, but did you know that it can benefit almost every part of your body, as well as lift your mood? Running is incredibly effective at making you healthier in a number of ways. While it may not be everybody's favorite form of exercise, knowing what it can do for your life just may make you look at running in an entirely new light.
Improve Your Health
Believe it or not, running is actually a great way to increase your overall level of health. Research shows that running can raise your levels of good cholesterol while also helping you increase lung function and use. In addition, running can also boost your immune system and lower your risk of developing blood clots.
For women, running can actually help to lower your risk of breast cancer. It can also help reduce the risk of having a stroke. Running is recommended for people who are in the early stages of diabetes, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis, and it is proven to help reduce the risk of having a heart attack. By helping the arteries retain their elasticity and strengthening the heart, your chances of suffering a heart attack can be significantly reduced.
Running is one of the best forms of exercise for losing or maintaining a consistent weight. You will find that it is a leading way to burn off extra calories and that it is the second most effective exercise in terms of calories burned per minute, following only after cross country skiing.
Boost Your Confidence
Not all of the benefits of running are physical. Running can provide an noticeable boost to your confidence and self-esteem. By setting and achieving goals, you can help give yourself a greater sense of empowerment that will leave you feeling much happier.
Stress can actually cause a number of health and mood problems. It can also diminish appetite and sleep quality. When you run, you force your body to exert excess energy and hormones. Running also helps to reduce your chances of developing tension headaches.
When you are depressed, the last thing you likely want to do is to get up and go for a run. Yet you will find that after only a few minutes of running, your brain will start to secrete hormones that naturally improve your mood. In fact, there are few things in the world that can better or more rapidly treat depression than exercise such as running.
It may seem surprising to learn all of the different ways that running can improve your health, but the truth of the matter is that these are only a few of the many benefits that it can offer to your body. Running really is incredibly beneficial to the body, mind, and spirit, and you will find that even short runs can leave you feeling more energized, more focused, and better able to enjoy all that life has to offer.
Hope to see you running !
Health..... what does it mean to be in good health?
The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in its 1948 constitution as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
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