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 74
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 Varicosity of Veins, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, and enlarged veins that can be observed under the skin in the legs.
Normally, one-way valves in the leg veins force blood to move up toward the heart.
When the valves do not function properly, they allow blood to back up into the vein producing a swollen or varicose vein.
This book describes Venous Ulcers, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Venous ulcers (venous stasis ulcers) are open wounds happening around the ankle or lower leg.
They do not recover for weeks or months, and persist for longer.
Venous ulcers are late markers of chronic venous insufficiency and venous hypertension.
The worst venous ulcers are those from diabetes and varicose veins.
This book describes Benign Tremors, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Benign tremor (also called essential tremor) is an involuntary muscle movement, trembling, or shaking of the limbs, face, jaw and eyelid.
It can affect almost any part of the body but the trembling happens most often in the hands when the patient do simple tasks such as drinking from a glass or tying shoelaces.
This book describes Sub-arachnoid Hemorrhage, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
A Sub-arachnoid Hemorrhage is bleeding into the cerebrospinal fluid filled space between the pial and arachnoid membrane of the brain.
Most sub-arachnoid hemorrhages are caused by trauma.
Aneurysm sub-arachnoid hemorrhage affects a small percentage of this patient population, but is the most troublesome type
This book describes Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
A thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is a thin weakened area in the wall of the aorta that supplies blood to the body.
When the aorta wall is weak, the pressure of the blood pushing against the vessel wall can induce it to bulge like a balloon (aneurysm).
A contrast-enhanced CT scan is used to diagnose TAA.
This book describes Stroke (Cerebrovascular Infarction), Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Stroke is fairly common nowadays even in younger people.
It happens when the blood vessel to a part of the brain is blocked or burst.
No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment?
Moses had one, and he did all right.
This book describes Cerebral Aneurysm, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
My patient had what he describes as the ‘worst headache that he ever had followed by difficulty in swallowing’
He was sent for brain scan which shows bleeding from a swollen blood vessel in the brain.
Luckily his bleeding was mild and he was able to fly back from China to Singapore for surgery to clip the aneurysm.
This book describes Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), an abnormal focal dilation of the abdominal aorta, is a life-threatening disease that needs monitoring or treatment depending upon the size of the aneurysm and symptoms
Abdominal aortic aneurysm may be detected incidentally or at the time of rupture by ultrasound or CT scan
This book describes Chloasma, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
I had a clinic assistant who had 2 pregnancies.
With each pregnancy she develops large patches of chloasma all over her face.
Besides pregnancy sun exposure and genetic predisposition plays a big part in causing chloasma
Chemical peels or topical steroid creams
Laser and light treatment
This book describes Vascular Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Vascular disease is any disorder that affects the network of the blood vessels.
Vascular disease causes can be:
2. Blockage in blood vessel
3. Inflammation of blood vessel
4. Trauma or injury to blood vessel
Vascular disease causes serious disorders due to inadequate blood flow and blood clots.
This book describes Peripheral Vascular Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Peripheral Vascular disease (PVD) is the narrowing, blockage or spasm of blood vessels in the arms, abdomen and legs (peripheral blood vessels).
PVD normally produces pain and fatigue, often in the legs, and especially during exercise
The pain normally improves with rest
The main cause is arteriosclerosis
This book describes Blood Clot in Lungs, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Blood Clot in the Lungs (Pulmonary embolism or PE) is a serious possibly life-threatening disorder due to sudden blockage in a lung artery.
The blockage normally is produced by a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein in the leg (DVT).
Pulmonary embolism is a serious disorder that can cause death.
This book describes Pulmonary Infarction, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
An infarction is the death of the body tissue.
A myocardial infarction indicates the death of some heart muscle tissues causing a heart attack.
A Pulmonary Infarction (PI) happens when a segment of lung tissue dies when its blood supply has become blocked.
The most frequent cause of PI is pulmonary embolism.
This book describes Platelet Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Platelets have an important part in the recovery of all forms of injuries that cause bleeding.
There are 3 types of disorders that affect the platelets in the body:
1. Thrombocytopenia: 450,000
3. Dysfunction Disorders: correct number of platelets but platelets are not functioning
This book describes Conduct Disorder, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Conduct disorder is a serious behavioral and emotional disorder that can happen in children and teens.
A child with this disorder may exhibit a pattern of disruptive and violent behavior and have difficulties following regulations.
The behavior is regarded as a conduct disorder when it lasts at least 12 months.
This book describes Auditory Processing Disorder, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
An auditory processing disorder (APD) is a disorder that affects the way the brain hears and processes language.
Due to this, they have problem comprehending and reacting to sounds in their environment.
A person with APD may have normal hearing test but their brain will not always process the sounds.
This book describes the Lows and Highs of Hearing Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Hearing is one of the most important human senses.
People use the hearing to take in the information around them and learn from their experiences.
To go through life without hearing (the Lows) is not easy
Hypersensitivity to Sound is the Highs of hearing.
Every sound becomes loud and painful.
This book describes Hyperacusis (Hypersensitivity to Sound), Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Hyperacusis is a hearing disorder that makes it difficult to manage everyday sounds.
The patient might also called it sound or noise hypersensitivity.
If the patient has it, certain sounds may appear unbearably loud even though people around the patient do not appear to notice them.
This book describes Misophonia (Hatred of Sound), Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Misophonia, also termed the “hatred or dislike of sound,” is featured by the sensitivity to specific sounds, followed by an unpleasant emotional and physical response.People with misophonia link the experience of the sound stimulus more closely to irritation, disgust, or pain, rather than anxiety or fear
This book describes the Stress Management, Treatment and other Related Diseases
Stress Management is a group of programs meant to assist people deal more effectively with stress in their lives by:
1. Analyzing the specific stress factors and
2. Taking positive actions to diminish their effects
Popular programs of stress management are time management, meditation, psychotherapy, yoga and exercise
This book describes Anger Management, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Everyone gets angry at some time in their lives.
Anger is a normal part of life.
It can come on in response to small irritants or major events.
Some others keep their anger inside and then explode like a volcano eruption.
Ways to stop anger:
This book describes Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
If you have watched 'Jolt' a recent movie about a girl suffering from Intermittent Explosive Disorder. you would know how fast anger and violence can occur in the person once she is irritated.
A similar character who becomes angry and violent easily is the Incredible Hulk, a Marvel comic character.
This book describes Pain Management, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Pain is a symptom which appears as an unpleasant sensation in the human body in different degrees of severity as a result of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.
Acute pain begins suddenly and only lasts for a short period e.g., injury.
Chronic pain is pain that has persisted for longer than 6 months e.g., cancer
This book describes Pseudohypoparathyroidism, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) is a genetic disorder in which the body fails to respond to parathyroid hormone.
PHP causes low blood calcium levels and high blood phosphate levels.
PHP is caused by abnormal genes.
1. PHP type 1a
2. PHP type 1b
3. PHP type 1c
4. PHP type 2
This book describes Psychosis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
There was a time when the psychiatric world recognize 2 main illness: neurosis and psychosis
Psycho the Hitchcock movie indicate a a deranged or psychopathic person.
People who have psychosis are rarely violent.
They are more often scared, mystified and downhearted because a voice keeps on telling them what to do.
This book describes to A Personal Guide to Singapore History Part 4
I have written 3 books detailing my personal history of Singapore since 1959.
In this 4th book of Singapore History, the most important event is the death of the most famous person in Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, our former Prime Minister of Singapore.
The other event is the Covid19 pandemic which cause havoc in the world
This book describes Neurotic personality (Neuroticism), Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
“The basis of neuroticism is the levels of anxiety and volatility.”
“Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis
The neurotic is doubtful and fearful about persons and things; the psychotic has beliefs and claims about them
In short, the neurotic has problems while the psychotic has solutions
This book describes Neurosis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
There was a time when the psychiatric world recognize 2 main illness: neurosis and psychosis
Since 1980 Neurosis has been removed as a single disorder by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and placed together with other anxiety disorders
It is still utilized in the ICD-10 -Non-psychotic mental disease
This book describes Hypoxemia, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Hypoxemia happens when there are low levels of oxygen in the blood.
Hypoxia indicates the presence of low levels of oxygen in the tissues of the body.
Normally, the presence of hypoxemia indicates hypoxia
This makes sense since if blood oxygen levels are low, the tissues are probably not getting sufficient oxygen either.
This book describes Brain Hypoxia, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Brain hypoxia is when the brain is not receiving enough oxygen.
This can happen when someone is drowning, choking, suffocating or in cardiac arrest.
Brain injury, stroke, and carbon monoxide poisoning are other sources of brain hypoxia.
The disorder can be serious because brain cells need an uninterrupted oxygen supply
This book describes Oxygen Therapy, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Much has been mentioned about many countries such as Indonesia, India, Myanmar and countries with high Covid-19 incidence running out of oxygen cylinders and oxygen treatment for their Covid-19 affected patients.
Medical oxygen therapy is an important part of the treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia.
This book describes Parathyroid Adenoma, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
A parathyroid adenoma is a benign tumor present on one of the parathyroid glands sited near or at the back of the thyroid gland.
They produce parathyroid hormone (PTH) that helps to control the quantity of calcium and phosphorus in the blood.
Parathyroid adenoma can cause hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia.
This book describes Parathyroid Cancer, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Parathyroid Cancer begins when healthy parathyroid cells change and grow out of control, forming a tumor.
A tumor can be cancerous or benign.
A cancerous tumor is malignant, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the body.
It can cause hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia which can be life threatening.
This book describes Parathyroid Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
The 4 parathyroid glands, which are located at the back of thyroid in the neck, constantly monitor and control the amount of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium circulating in the blood.
Treatment is normally removal of the parathyroid glands in hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid tumors or supplements of calcium
This book describes Cholecystitis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Cholecystitis is a medical disorder caused by acute or chronic inflammation of the gallbladder that causes severe abdominal pain
Acute cholecystitis happens when bile becomes trapped in the gallbladder.
Accumulation of trapped bile produces inflammation and pressure in gallbladder.
Gallstones cause 95% of cholecystitis
This book describes Cholangitis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Acute cholangitis is normally produced by a bacterial infection of the bile duct happening from stagnation of the bile in the duct.
The most common cause of cholangitis is infection of the bile ducts due to blockage by a gallstone
Less often infections can happen caused by a stricture or narrowing of the duct by tumor.
This book describes Acalculous Cholecystopathy, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Acalculous cholecystopathy (cholecystitis present without gallstones) is a disorder of the gallbladder that causes pain in the upper right abdomen.
Acalculous cholecystopathy is also as known as Biliary Dyskinesia (abnormal movement of bile)
The prefix “dys” means abnormal and “kinesia” refers to movement
This book describes Gallbladder Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Disorders
The gall bladder is a small sac on the underside of the liver that is used to store bile.
Bile is produced in the liver and kept in the gall bladder until it is needed to help the digestion of fat.
The most frequent reason for gallbladder disorder is gallstones, followed by cholecystitis and cholangitis.
This book describes Pancreas Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
The pancreas is a small organ in the digestive system and endocrine system:
1.Endocrine gland (Islet cell 1%) producing several important hormones such as insulin, glucagon, somatostatin and pancreatic polypeptide
2.Digestive organ (Ductal Cell 99%), secreting pancreatic juice with digestive enzymes to digest food
This book describes Extensor Tendonitis, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Today I have a 60 year old lady who consulted me about pain on top of her left foot for the past 1 month
She complained pain in the 1st tendon of her right foot which was also swollen and hard.
It was a clear case of extensor tendonitis of the foot.
Extensor tendonitis is a painful inflammation of a foot tendon.
This book is a true story based on my journey as a medical student to become a Family Doctor and the medical illnesses that were seen during my practice
This is the first book that I wrote in 2012 about my journey as a medical student to be a family doctor.
It is not a story about becoming a rich doctor but a doctor who is involved in the community, working for the community and helping the poor.
This book describes Multiple Sclerosis (Updated), Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive autoimmune degenerative disease
MS results in the body nerve cell myelin destruction
Recent study showed that a vaccine for MS can be developed similar to mRNA technology of Covid19 vaccine to treat and prevent MS.
This gives hope to MS people for a symptom-free future
This book describes Myasthenia Gravis (Updated), Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
The knowledge of myasthenia gravis has greatly increased in recent years
Myasthenia gravis is a rare chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease
The muscle weakness usually increases during periods of activity
There is weakness of the eye, neck, limbs
Thymectomy reduces symptoms in more than 70% of patients
This book describes Thymus Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
The thymus is made up of 2 identical lobes and is sited in the anterior superior mediastinum, in front of the heart and behind the sternum.
The thymus is a transient organ with immune and endocrine function.
It extends to its largest size at the time of puberty when it stops to grow, shrinks and almost disappears.
This book describes Empty Sella Syndrome, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Empty sella syndrome is a rare disorder linked to a part of the skull called the sella turcica.
When the pituitary gland becomes smaller or flattened, it cannot be visualized on an MRI scan.
This makes the pituitary gland appear "empty."
The sella is not really empty and contains a full volume of CSF fluid.
This book describes Pituitary Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
The pituitary gland is an endocrine gland sited in the brain.
This small gland produces chemicals called hormones.
Hormones are chemical messengers which assist different organs in the body correspond with each other.
It is the the master gland that regulate the functions of the other endocrine glands and organs.
This book describes Levator Ani Syndrome, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Levator ani Syndrome is an episodic rectal pain produced by the spasms of the rectal muscle, called the levator ani.
This syndrome comprises:
2. Gluteal discomfort and
3. Distress in the rectal area,
There is both nerve and muscle injury.
Diagnosis is the severe tenderness of levator ani when palpated.
This book describes Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome (WFS) is a cluster of symptoms happening from the failure of the adrenal glands to function normally as a effect of bleeding into the gland.
WFS is caused by serious infection with meningococcus bacteria or other bacteria such as Group B streptococcus, Pseudomonas
This book describes Adrenal Hemorrhage, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
An adrenal hemorrhage is bleeding within the adrenal gland.
Adrenal hemorrhage also termed adrenal apoplexy is a relatively rare disorder with an inconsistent and nonspecific manifestation that may cause acute adrenal crisis, shock and death unless it is diagnosed promptly and treated appropriately.
This book describes Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a cluster of hereditary disorders that have an effect on the adrenal glands.
CAH is produced by genetic defects that stop these glands from producing the hormones:
It produces too much androgen
CAH is an autosomal recessive disorder.