Dr. Edgar H. Tan, a consistent honor student graduated Bachelor of Science major in Biology cum laude from Silliman University in 1982. A Faculty Silver Medal Awardee and graduated cum laude when he earned his Medical Degree from Cebu Doctors' College of Medicine in April of 1986.
He spent one year of post graduate internship at the prestigious Philippine General Hospital from May 1, 1986 to April 30, 1987 and subsequently passed his Philippine Medical Licensure Exam rank #15 in August of 1987. He pursued further training in Internal Medicine from 1989-1993 under the New York Medical College Program where he served as the Administrative Chief Medical Resident for one year. He subsequently did his Fellowship Training in Clinical/Invasive Cardiology under the consortium of Metropolitan & New York Medical College Program from 1993-1996. After his medical training in New York he practiced Internal Medicine/Invasive Cardiology in the State of South Carolina from 1996-1997 with privileges at Marlboro Park Hospital Bennettsville SC & McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence SC. He holds an active medical license in the State of South Carolina from 1996 up to the present. He decided to come back to Cebu and practice his profession starting February 1998. His foresight at keeping his US medical license active inspite of practicing medicine outside the US has come handy for US expats currently in the Philippines wanting medical care recognized by US HMO's.
Dr. Tan is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Cardiovascular Disease and Philippine College of Physicians. He is also trained and certified in the field of Nuclear Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology and Philippine College of Physicians. His extensive background comes handy by making available the highest standard of US quality medical care right in the heart of Cebu City.
He is affiliated with Cebu Doctors' University Hospital, where he is currently the Section Head of Cardiology Department. He is also affiliated with UCMed and Perpetual Succour Hospital. His practice includes General Internal Medicine & Adult Clinical/Interventional Cardiology. He has admitting privileges at the University of Cebu Medical Center, Cebu Doctors' University Hospital & Perpetual Succour Hospital.
His office is located at Cebu Doctors' University Hospital Medical Arts Building 1, Suite 203-B, Osmeña Blvd. Cebu City Philippines. His office hours are 9am-12pm Mon-Sat. and 2pm to 5pm except Wed. and Sat. Tel: (032) 412-5136.
Email:EdgarTan62@yahoo.com or EdgarTanMD@gmail.com
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In the latest publication from a NIH-sponsored study SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial) on 9,200 patients published Sept. 11, 2015 conclusively showed a significant reduction by almost a third in the incidence of myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and stroke for those randomized to a target BP of 120mmHg vs the recommended 140mmHg. This same group also benefited by having a reduced incidence of overall death by almost a quarter.
It is not the intention of this article to bash on guidelines because it is for the most part evidence-based and our way of measuring what good clinical practice is all about. It is my belief however, that physicians must not feel hostage to it and it is hoped that we physicians exercise open-mindedness and independence even if it means thinking outside the box to do what is best for our patient because after all, the practice of medicine is an art and not a perfect science.
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2. Hypertension has a genetic predisposition in more than 90% of the time. In short, this is a genetic problem that we inherit from our parents and blood related relatives.