I am a first time mum and was early in my pregnancy when I went for my first consultation, I was naturally nervous and unsure about what to expect. Physically too, there were a whole bunch of nerves about the possible poking and prodding about.
Not certain of my dates and thinking I was in the very early stages of pregnancy, I was nervous and rather fearful about having to do a vaginal examination to ascertain the age of the foetus. Dr Tan, understanding and reading my nervousness, suggested an ultra-scan instead. This showed the flexibility, compassion and empathy Dr Tan has for his patients.
Dr PK Tan – understanding, patient and empathetic.
He was also very thorough and patient; taking his time to go through the different stages of the pregnancy and consultation – all without overwhelming, burdening or worrying us with the information.
In fact, this was Dr Tan throughout my pregnancy – calm, understanding, patient, empathetic and always taking his time, never rushing you.
He kept in close contact with us to check on us and offered advice and comfort where he could.
Even when we experienced complications with the pregnancy and had to be referred to the Singapore General Hospital for treatment, Dr Tan never forgot about us and did everything he could to recommend the best consultants and care for us at SGH.