Started Kee Clinic in 1974 at 15 Holland Dr #03-102, relocated to 36 Holland Dr #01-10 in 2009.
Did my M.Sc (Health Management ) in 1991 and Ph.D (Healthcare Administration) in 1993.
Dr Kenneth Kee is still working as a family doctor at the age of 70.
However he has reduced his consultation hours to 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours in
He first started writing free blogs on medical disorders seen in the clinic in 2007 on http://kennethkee.blogspot.com.
His purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of his patients which is also his dissertation for his Ph.D (Healthcare Administration). He then wrote an autobiography account of his journey as a medical student to family doctor on his other blog http://afamilydoctorstale.blogspot.com
This autobiography account “A Family Doctor’s Tale” was combined with his early “A Simple Guide to Medical Disorders” into a new Wordpress Blog “A Family Doctor’s Tale” on http://ken-med.com.
From which many free articles from the blog was taken and put together into 1000 eBooks.
He apologized for typos and spelling mistakes in his earlier books.
He will endeavor to improve the writing in futures.
Some people have complained that the simple guides are too simple.
For their information they are made simple in order to educate the patients.
The later books go into more details of medical disorders.
He has published 1000 eBooks on various subjects on health, 1 autobiography of his medical journey, another on the autobiography of a Cancer survivor, 2 children stories and one how to study for his nephew and grand-daughter.
The purpose of these simple guides is to educate patient on health disorders and not meant as textbooks.
He does not do any night duty since 2000 ever since Dr Tan had his second stroke.
His clinic is now relocated to the Buona Vista Community Centre.
The 2 units of his original clinic are being demolished to make way for a new Shopping Mall.
He is now doing some blogging and internet surfing (bulletin boards since the 1980's) starting
with the Apple computer and going to PC.
The entire PC is upgraded by himself from XT to the present Pentium duo core.
The present Intel i7 CPU is out of reach at the moment because the CPU is still expensive.
He is also into DIY changing his own toilet cistern and other electric appliance.
His hunger for knowledge has not abated and he is a lifelong learner.
The children have all grown up and there are 2 grandchildren who are even more technically advanced than the grandfather where mobile phones are concerned.
This book is taken from some of the many articles in his blog (now with 740 posts) A Family Doctor’s Tale.
Dr Kee is the author of:
"A Family Doctor's Tale"
"Life Lessons Learned From The Study And Practice Of Medicine"
"Case Notes From A Family Doctor"
Who are your favorite authors?
Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Jules Verne, HG Wells, Zane Grey,
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing free blogs on medical conditions seen in the clinic in 2007 on http://kennethkee.blogspot.com.
My purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of my patients which is also the subject of my dissertation for his Ph.D (Healthcare Administration).
This book describes Farmer’s Lungs, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Farmer's Lung is a disease produced by an allergy to the mold in certain farm crops.
Farmers tend most prone to get it since it is normally produced by inhaling dust from hay, grass used for animal feed, grain, tobacco or some pesticides.
Not everyone obtains farmer's lung after breathing in these substances.
This book describes Ureaplasma Infection, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Ureaplasma Infection is an infection of the urogenital system by the Ureaplasma bacterium.
Ureaplasma is a group of tiny bacteria that reside in the respiratory and urogenital tract.
They are some of the smallest free-living micro-organisms in the world, too small to be seen through a microscope.
This book describes Different Pneumonias, Diagnosis and Treatment as seen in a medical practice
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the air spaces in the lungs most often produced by infections.
Bacteria, viruses, or fungi can produce the infection.
There are also a few non-infectious types of pneumonia that are produced by inhaling or aspirating foreign matter or toxic substances into the lungs.
This book describes Walking Pneumonia, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Walking pneumonia is how some people depict a mild case of pneumonia.
The doctor might call it “atypical pneumonia” since it is not like more serious cases.
Walking pneumonia and pneumonia are both the effect of a respiratory tract infection.
Walking pneumonia is normally caused by bacteria called Mycoplasma.
This book describes Lipoid Pneumonia, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Pneumonia indicates inflammation of the lungs.
Lipoid pneumonia is a rare pneumonia that happens when fat particles collect in the lungs (endogenous) or enter into the lungs through the nose or mouth (exogenous).
The fat molecules cause inflammation in the lung tissues or blocking the airways to the air sacs.
This book describes Fungal Pneumonia, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Pneumonia is the main infectious cause of death in developed countries.
Most pneumonia is produced by viruses or bacteria.
Fungal pneumonias are rare
Fungal pneumonia is an infectious disorder in the lungs produced by one or more endemic or opportunistic fungi.
It affects people with weakened immune systems.
This book describes Osteoporosis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Osteoporosis is a disease that attacks the bones in your body.
It happens to really almost everyone when they get really old.
But for women, after menopause, they can lose up to 30 percent of their bone mass.
Osteoporosis is a silent disorder in which the bones become brittle and produce fractures.
This book describes HyperLordosis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
"I am bent but not broken"
There are 3 frequent spinal curvature disorders that get confused with each other: hyperlordosis, hyperkyphosis and scoliosis,.
Hyperlordosis is a disorder where there is an increased inner curvature of the spine.
This can produce excess pressure on the spine, inducing pain and discomfort.
This book describes Medical Life Lessons of a Doctor from the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases
Skills and Passion
Curiosity and Methodology
Listening and Communication
Focus on Common Conditions
Humanity and Compassion
Empathy and Understanding
The most important quality of the doctor is in the care of the patient.
Nothing else should matter.
This book describes Pandemics, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Pandemics have been present in the world for a long time.
A pandemic is defined as an epidemic of disease that has spread across a large region, multiple continents, or worldwide.
A vaccine production against COVID-19 is the best way to fight this disease
The whole world should help each other against this common enemy.
This book describes Erythema Infectiosum, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Erythema Infectiosum or Fifth disease is a viral disease that often results in a red rash on the arms, legs and cheeks.
Due to blotches of rash on the cheeks, it is also termed“slapped cheek disease.”
It is frequent and mild in most children.
It is more serious for pregnant women and people with low immunity
This book describes Lisfranc Foot Injury, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
A Lisfranc injury happens when there are either torn ligaments or broken bones in the mid-foot region of one or both feet.
The mid-foot is the region of the foot that forms the arch, where the forefoot and hind-foot connect.
Lisfranc injury involves ligament strains and tears and bone fractures and dislocation
This book describes Roseola Infantum, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Roseola is a disease produced by the human herpes virus type 6B (HHV-6B) and possibly type 7 (HHV-7).
These herpes viruses have only been recently recognized.
Roseola, rarely known as "false measles” is a contagious illness that is caused by a virus.
It shows up as a fever accompanied by a signature skin rash.
This book describes Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) produces infections of the lungs and respiratory tract by transmission through the air.
It is so frequent that most children have the RSV infection by age 2.
In adults and older healthy children, RSV symptoms are mild and normally imitate the common cold
This book describes Hand Mouth and Foot Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Hand-mouth-foot disease (HMFD) is a frequent viral infection that most often begins in the throat.
Hand-mouth-foot disease is highly contagious
It is caused by viruses from the Enterovirus genus, most often the coxsackievirus.
Children under age 10 are most often affected but some adults can be infected
This book describes Infectious Diseases in Children, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Frequent infectious diseases in children in the past are:
6. Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
9. Hand Mouth Foot Disease
10. Roseola Infantum (Sixth Disease)
11. Scarlet Fever
12. Erythema Infectiosum or Fifth Disease
This book describes Lung Infections, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Today we are fighting the COVID19 virus outbreak which is spreading through out the world since December 2019.
There are now 1,226,644, cases of COVID-19 and at least 66,520 people have died, according to the most recent data (April 5 2020) from the WHO data.
This show the danger of a lung infection in humans.
This book describes Postural Digestive Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Posture can affect the health in so many ways, including the digestion.
The digestive tract can be affected by the through mechanical pressure changes from the spine shape caused by poor posture.
The patient should also be aware that some digestive tract disorders can lead to osteoporosis over time.
This book describes Hyperkyphosis (Humpback), Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Hyperkyphosis is a curving of the spine that produces an abnormal bowing or rounding of the back which results in a humpback or slouching posture
Hyperkyphosis (termed kyphosis by doctors) is a spinal disorder in which an excessive outward curve of the spine that is greater than normal (> 45 degrees)
This book describes Stenosing Tenosynovitis (Trigger Finger), Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Trigger finger you have made my finger stuck in a bent position
I cannot straighten it by myself; I need to push it to enable motion
When it becomes unstuck, it will pop out like a trigger
It is like a swollen tendon being pushed through a narrow tunnel.
It is called Stenosing Tenosynovitis
This book describes Sleep Paralysis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Sleep paralysis happens when the patient temporarily cannot move or speak upon waking up or falling asleep.
Sleep paralysis is a temporary loss of muscle function while the patient is sleeping
While sleep paralysis is frequent and does not cause any physical harm, it can be frightening.
The person feels helpless.
This book describes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Chronic fatigue syndrome is not just about being tired.
It is a new situation of fatigue that has persisted for at least 6 months, and that can be so serious that it disrupts the normal daily activities, at home and at work.
CFS can often cause the patient to be incapable of doing the normal activities
This book describes Diaphragm Paralysis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
The diaphragm is a muscular sheet that separates the chest and abdominal cavities.
This muscle is regulated by the phrenic nerve.
The diaphragm is an important part of the breathing process.
Similar to any other part of the body, the diaphragm can too get paralyzed or injured due to many causes present
This book describes Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Periodic paralysis is featured by occasional episodes of flaccid muscle weakness happening at irregular intervals
The most frequent is hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (hypoPP) is a medical disorder that produces occasional episodes of muscle weakness from low poatssium
This book describes Electrolyte Imbalance, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Electrolyte imbalance in the body can produce fluctuations in the important electrolytes such as sodium and potassium which can affect the heart and kidney functions adversely.
Electrolyte Imbalance Diseases are medical disorders which are involved by the changes in the balance of blood sodium and potassium.
This book describes Hyponatremia, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Hyponatremia indicates low blood sodium that cause symptoms of lethargy, fatigue, muscle weakness, confusion and coma.
Hyponatremia is the term for low blood Sodium (below 135 mEq/L)
There is either too much water or not enough blood sodium.
Acidosis moves sodium out of cells while alkalosis shifts sodium into cells.
This book describes Hyperkalemia, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Hyperkalemia is termed high Potassium in the blood.
Normal blood potassium ranges from 3.5 to 5.5 mmol per liter.
Potassium is an important electrolyte for nerve and muscle cell functioning, particularly for muscle cells in the heart
Hyperkalemia show nonspecific symptoms such as weakness, tiredness, abnormal heartbeat
This book describes Hypokalemia, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Hypokalemia indicates low potassium in the blood that can give rise to symptoms of muscle weakness, fatigue, muscle cramps and even paralysis.
Hypokalemia is the term for low Potassium in the blood.
Normal blood potassium ranges from 3.5 to 5.7 mmol per liter.
Hypokalemia happens when blood’s potassium levels are too low
This book describes Tetraplegia, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
The most well known example of a tetraplegic patient was Christopher Reeves who was well known for his Superman movies.
He fell from his horse in 1995 and broke his first and second vertebrae injuring his spinal cord.
He became a tetraplegic, paralyzed from the neck downwards due to a spinal cord injury in the neck.
This book describes Spinal Cord Injury, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Christopher Reeves who was well known for his Superman movies fell from his horse in 1995 and broke his first and second vertebrae and injuring his spinal cord.
He became a tetraplegic, paralyzed from the neck downwards due to a spinal cord injury in the neck.
A spinal cord injury is trauma to the spinal cord.
This book describes Neck Trauma, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Neck trauma is any injury to the structures of the neck such as the skin, blood vessels, spine.
A person must remember that the head controls the body through the brain which is connected through the neck.
Any trauma to the neck can stop all brain impulses to the body causing loss of muscle movements and sensations
This book describes Twisted Neck, (Torticollis), Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
A twisted neck or torticollis is a very uncomfortable disorder of the neck muscles.
Torticollis is caused by the twisting or spasm of the neck muscles, post-traumatic 10 to 20%, rest is idiopathic
Twisted Neck is an abnormal appearance of the head and neck, presenting with abnormal slope and rotation
This book describes Whiplash Associated Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
A whiplash is a frequent medical disorder that happens during a motor car accident due to the sudden jerking of the neck after a high impact collision.
Whiplash Associated Disorders is a range of injuries to the soft tissues of the neck from a sudden "whipping" of the head linked with neck extension.
This book describes Cervical Spondylosis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Cervical spondylosis indicates the natural degenerative process of the cervical motion segment (intervertebral disc and facets C5-6, C6-7) often causes the medical disorders of
3.Discogenic neck pain
Cervical Spondylosis is caused by aging
There is no cure for aging
This book describes Neck Pain, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Neck pain is a frequent complaint
Due to its location and range-of-motion, the neck is often left unprotected and at risk for injury.
The sensation of neck pain can range from mild discomfort to severe disabling, chronic pain.
Acute neck pain is termed a crick in the neck, facet syndrome or muscular rheumatic disease
This book describes Hallucination, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Hallucinations are intangible things only sensed by the person seeing or hearing or feeling them.
Most persons when told of a patient’s hallucinations do not believe them since they do not sense them but to the patient they are very real.
Lewis Carol wrote Alice in Wonderland after hallucinating in a migraine attack.
This book describes Delusion Disorder, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Delusion disorder is a psychotic disorder where a person has trouble identifying reality.
Delusion disorder indicates a disorder in which a person shows one or more delusions for one month or longer.
Delusion disorder is different from schizophrenia and cannot be diagnosed if schizophrenia has been confirmed.
This book describes Narcolepsy (Updated), Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Narcolepsy causes periods of extreme daytime sleepiness.
The disorder also may cause muscle weakness.
Most people who have narcolepsy have low levels of hypocretin.
This is a chemical in the brain that helps promote waking
Narcolepsy is believed to be due to the immune system attacking the body's own cells.
This book describes Jaw Pain, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Jaw pain can be a debilitating disorder that involves the ability to eat and speak.
Many diseases can produce jaw pain from the sinuses and ears to the teeth or jaw itself.
This indicates how difficult to tell if the jaw pain is due to a jaw disorder or something else.
Jaw and facial pain is a disorder affecting millions
This book describes Shoulder Labral Tear, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Shoulder labral tear is a very painful injury to the shoulder
It is the damage to the labrum of the shoulder, which is the ring of cartilage that encircles the socket of the shoulder joint.
It is also termed superior labral anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesions that comprise complicated shoulder pain disorders.
This book describes Shoulder Pain, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Shoulder pain is the main symptom of many shoulder disorders.
Movement of the shoulder joint can be extremely painful and may be extremely difficult.
Shoulder disorders hinder the shoulder's ability to move freely and can produce a great deal of pain and discomfort.
The most frequent cause is rotator cuff tears.
This book describes Sternoclavicular Joint Injury, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
The SC Joint is a very strong joint that provides the main skeletal connection between the axial skeleton and the upper limb.
The SC Joint is stable due to its very strong supporting ligaments from the clavicle to the sternum.
SC injuries are almost always caused by trauma, vary from sprain to fracture
This book describes Acromioclavicular Joint Injury, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
The acromioclavicular (AC) joint injury is an injury to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint with disruption of the AC ligaments with or without coracoclavicular (CC) ligament disruption.
AC Injury is a frequent injury among athletes and young persons.
AC injuries make up 9% of shoulder girdle injuries
This book describes Floating Shoulder, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
I came across this disorder while I was doing research on clavicle injury which one of my patients had a few weeks ago.
It intrigued me so I dug further into this condition which is basically a fracture of the clavicle and another fracture of the upper part of the scapula which left the shoulder floating.
This book describes Distal Clavicle Osteolysis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Distal clavicle osteolysis is the shoulder joint pain at the end of the clavicle that is the result of bone disintegration and injury.
It is an overuse collarbone damage often observed in weightlifters.
The most frequent symptom is a sharp or aching pain at the junction of the acromio-clavicular joint.
This book describes Deltoid Fibrosis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
I was reading about the dangers of vaccination injections in children about the dangers of some preservatives used in vaccines such as formaldehyde and thimerosal , aluminium salts when I came across an article on the danger of deltoid muscle.injection
The deltoid muscle is the site most often used for injection.
his book describes The Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a complex medical disorder featured by different neurovascular signs and symptoms of the upper limb due to injury in the thoracic outlet region.
TOS involve compression of the nerves, arteries and veins in the thoracic outlet and cause pain in the arm, shoulder and neck
This book describes Stiff Person Syndrome, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Unlike the Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (Stone Man Syndrome) which I wrote about a few months ago, this stiff man syndrome is more an autoimmune disease of the neurological disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord causing the person to be stiff due to muscle spasms
They are completely different
This book describes Night Terrors, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Night terrors are events of intense screaming, crying, thrashing, or fear during sleep that happen again and again, normally in children ages 3 to 12.
Night terrors happen during non-REM sleep, normally about 90 minutes after a child falls asleep.
The person wakes from a night terror sleep in a terrified state.
This book describes Restless Genital Syndrome, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
I came across this condition when I was doing research on my book on Restless Leg Syndrome (Willis-Ekbom Disease) and found it extremely interesting.
I have never heard of such a condition existing in women.
I have written about Priapism before in men
I can imagine the woman's pain when the disease strikes