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                                                                                 QUATERLY NEWSLETTER OF DM HEALTHCARE           ISSUE - 12

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                                                                                         It is a sad fact that a woman’s work, is largely taken for granted and remains mostly
                                                                                         unappreciated...the daily chorus of mundane work at home and the responsibility
                                                                                         of parenting along with, sometimes a full time job, puts huge pressure on their lives.
                                                                                         They struggle in modern times, juggling and multi-tasking with significant impact on
            Chairman’s Message 2                                                         the mental and physical health, leading to problems like neurosis, depression,
                                                                                         lifestyle diseases etc.
            Editor’s Note 2
                                                                                         It is important that we understand and appreciate the demands placed by family
            Painless Labour 3                                                            and society on women today and address these issues.

            Things to check with your Gynecologist 5                                      On the occasion of Woman's Day and Mother's Day, we at Aster dedicate this issue
                                                               of Health Watch to Women, especially Mothers. This issue is filled with articles of specific interest to women
            With the sweep of a brush 7                        with health tips and dealing with topics relevant to them.

            Anemia in young girls 8                            I hope everyone will find it interesting and informative.

            Get a perfect 10 for your skin 9                   Happy reading.

            Pregnancy & Dental care 11                         Dr Azad Moopen
            DM Healthcare news 13                              DM Healthcare & MIMS

            India news 14

                                                                                    Editor’s note.
            Undiagnosed Thyroid Disease and Women 15

            Managing Urinary Incontinence (UI) 16

            Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines for women 17

            Your health is in your hands 19
                                                                A woman is one of the greatest creations of nature. Healthcare for women has acquired special significance
            Bone health – not just for the elderly 20          today, as it is a multifaceted aspect given that she has to balance many roles in society. And with the
                                                               incidence of lifestyle and stress based diseases on the incline, a woman’s physical and mental wellbeing
                                                               have a direct impact on her contributions to the family, the work place and to the society at large. In such a
                                                               scenario, being educated and well-informed about current issues makes a critical difference to enjoying a
                                                               healthy and fulfilled life. This issue of Health Watch offers you articles focusing on Woman’s health, with
                                                               interesting facts, health tips and a comprehensive chart of checkups to keep yourselves healthy.
                                                               My profound thanks to the contributors of this issue of Health Watch. We hope you find it informative.
                                                               Please do write in with your feedback at

                                                               Mr. Gopinath                     Dr. P.M.M. Sayed              Dr. Sejal Devendra Surti, MBBS, MD.
                                                               General Manager - BDM            Group Medical Director        Specialist Gynecologist
                                                               DM Healthcare                    DM Healthcare                 Aster Hospital- Dubai

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                                                                                             Methods available:                                     drugs are administered through this.
                                                                                                                                                    Usually started when active labour starts.
                                                                                             Non Pharmacologic:                                     It numbs the body below the waist, but the movements
                                                                                                                                                    are not impaired.
                                                                                             •       Simple relaxation                              Advantages:
                                                                                             •       TENS-Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve
                                                                                                     Stimulation                                    •       Complete relief of pain.
                                                                                             •       Self Hypnosis                                  •       No postpartum headache.
                                                                                             •       Acupuncture and Acupressure                    •       Mother conscious and alert throughout
                                                                                             •       Hydrotherapy                                           labour.
                                                                                                                                                    •       Instrumental delivery can be performed
                                                                                             These methods do not involve drugs but not all                 under same anaesthesia.
                                                                                             patients get pain relief.                              •      If need for caesarean top up from same can
                                                                                             Although seem simple are practically difficult.                 be done.


                                                                                                                                                    •       Hypotension
                                                                                                                                                    •       Slight increase chance of instrumental

                                                                                                                                                    Enjoy your child birth by making the right choice.

Painless Labour
                                                                                                                                                    Discuss the pain relief options with experts before
                                                                                                                                                    you make the decision.


                              Gone are the days when childbirth was painful. Advances in
                                                                                             Patient controlled analgesia is a form of pump which
                              medicine has provided with amazing pain relief methods
                                                                                             gives morphine like drugs when button is pushed.
                              making childbirth an enjoyable experience. Ideally mothers     Can cause drowsiness, nausea, vomiting and breath-
                              should seek information regarding these options in the weeks   ing problems for mother and baby.
                              before the due date, to allow time for informed decision
                              making. Many women are afraid and reluctant to accept any
                              pain relief, fearing the side effects.                         Epidural Analgesia:
                                                                                             Gold standard for providing pain relief in labour.
                                                                                             A procedure where a fine catheter is passed into
Dr. Sejal Devendra Surti                                                                     epidural space in back and measured doses of
Specialist Gynecologist
Aster Hospital- Mankhool, Dubai

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Things to check with
                                                                   •       I sometime notice that I have
                                                                   discharge and am concerned about the
                                                                   vaginal odour. Does this mean I have an
                                                                   STD? Concerns about vaginal odour are very

 your Gynecologist
                                                                   common. If a perceived odour coincides with
                                                                   other symptoms, like excessive discharge or
                                                                   burning and itching, your gynecologist
                                                                   needs to know. It may reflect a bacterial imbal-
                                                                   ance or an infection that can be treated.

                                                                   •        I have painful, heavy periods. What
                                                                   does that mean? Often, the best thing to do is
                                                                   to get a vaginal/pelvic ultrasound to make
                                                                   certain there is no reason for the heavy
                                                                   period, such as a uterine polyp or fibroid.
                                                                   Both can cause heavy or painful periods, and
                                                                   an ultrasound can rule them out.

                                                                   •        Why do I sometimes leak urine?
                                                                   Urinary incontinence affects many women, of
                                                                   all ages. But it’s most common for pre- and
                                                                   post-menopausal women, especially those
                                                                   who have had children. Women shouldn’t
                                                                   have to suffer in silence. It is completely
Dr.Jayacy CJ                                                       treatable.
Specialist Gynecologist                                            •         Why am I having hot flashes—could it be menopause, or something else? Hot flushes are often assumed
Aster Hospital- Dubai                                              as a normal and natural symptom of aging and menopause. But here’s some new thinking. They may be a symptom
                                                                   of another health condition, thyroid imbalance. Thyroid conditions are often diagnosed with a simple blood test and
                                                                   easily treated with medication.
Have you ever felt shy about talking to   personal intrusion and
your gynecologist about certain            fear of finding a        •         Why do I have such painful periods? If you have severe pain and discomfort with your period each month,
things? Whether it’s an embarrassing       problem such as         it could be a sign of many things, including a serious yet treatable health condition called endometriosis, which can
question or confession, it’s important     cancer.                 cause excruciating pain and even infertility. Endometriosis is treatable, even curable, if addressed early enough.
to say what’s on your mind and
what’s been going on with your             Here are some that      •       How should I check my breasts for cancer? Learn the technique of self breast exam. Its good to know how
body when you’re in the exam room.         may have come to                                                                           to do it an there is no harm. But breast
                                                                                                                                      self-exams increase anxiety and lead to
What reasons do women give for             mind. They may not
                                                                                                                                      unnecessary anxiety when a patients find a
their fear and anxiety about their         include every one
                                                                                                                                      ‘lump’ that doesn’t really exist. So leave it to
gynecological exams? Most women            you wanted to ask,
                                                                                                                                      the pros and get an exam done by your
express some degree of anxiety              but at least you it                                                                       gynecologist.
about the gender of the gynecologists.      gets you started.
Other reasons given by the                                                                                                                •       Why does my vagina itch? Vaginal
surveyed women include: feelings                                                                                                          itching can be embarrassing. Women often
of discomfort, embarrassment,                                                                                                             think they have a yeast infection when they
                                                                                                                                          really don't and try yeast medications that
                                                                                                                                          may make their problem worse. Itching can
                                                                                                                                          also be a sign of a sexually transmissible
                                                                                                                                          infection, a bacterial infection, or, in rare
                                                                                                                                          cases, an early sign of vulvar cancer. If
                                                                                                                                          you’re experiencing vaginal itching, don’t
                                                                                                                                          hide it from your doctor.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    ANEMIA IN
                                                                                                                                                                                 YOUNG GIRLS
                                                                                                                                                                Anemia is a condition in which the
                                                                                                                                                               number of red blood cells in the blood is
                                                                                                                                                           low. Teenagers are at a higher risk of iron
                                                                                                                    defi-                               ciency anemia due to the rapid rate at which
                                                                                                                    they are growing during       these years. As the body grows, it requires larger
                                                                                                                    amounts of nutrients, including iron, which it receives from the blood. If the blood
                                                                                                                    is not replenished with iron, anemia can set in.
                                                                                                                    There are other risk factors for teenage anemia mostly targeting teenage girls.
                                                                                                                    Teen girls are at a higher risk of anemia since the body loses iron during menstruation

                                                                                                                    and girls usually do not compensate for that loss by eating more iron-rich foods.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr.Deba Jalal Nizami
                                                                                                                    Anemia is more likely to develop in teen girls who become pregnant also.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              MBBS, MS(OBG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Specialist Gynecologist
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr.Moopen's Medical Centre
                                                                                                                    The most common symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia are
                                                           cancer or conditions that may develop into cancer.                                 .
                                                                                                                    •       fatigue or weakness
                                                                                                                    •       pale skin                                                        Treatment
                                                                                                                    •       trouble concentrating
                                                           Pap screen testing should begin at age 21. Routine                                                                                An iron supplement will most likely be
                                                                                                                    •       faster pulse
                      Dr Rajul Shah Matkar                 screening is recommended every two years for women                                                                                prescribed once or twice a day, for a
                                                                                                                    •       shortness of breath
                      MBBS, MD                             21-29 years old, and once a year after the age of 30.
                                                                                                                    •       severe headaches                                                 time, depending on how severe the
                      Specialist Gynecologist
                                                                                                                                                                                             anemia is.
                      Aster Medical Centre (Alshab)        Results
                                                                                                                                                                                             It is recommended to make lifestyle
                                                           Normal squamous cells-endo cervical cells.                                                                                                changes involving a healthier
Cervical cancer is the most common female genital          Trichomonas                                                                                                                                  diet consisting of dark green
malignancy in developing countries, coming second to       High grade intra epithelial                                                                                                                     vegetables, legumes and
breast carcinoma in worldwide incidences. Early detec-     squamous carcinoma                                                                                                                                 small amounts of red
tion is essential in preventing women ending up with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 meat as well.
advanced and often incurable stages of this disease.       Pre-cancerous conditions of the cervix seldom cause
So the Pap smear is a very important and valuable tool     symptoms. For problems to be detected, a pelvic exami-
in detecting precancerous conditions and tumor that        nation and a Pap smear are usually required. Pain is
will lead to cervical cancer.                              NOT an early warning sign of the disease.

The first Pap smear was done in 1941 by George              Watch for
Papanicolaou after whom the test was named Pap
                                                           1.      Abnormal bleeding
                                                           2.      Bleeding may start and stop between regular
                                                                   menstrual periods
What is a Pap smear?
                                                           3.      Bleeding may occur after sexual intercourse
A pap smear is an essential screening test every                   and douching
woman must have. It is a test of a sample of cells taken   4.      Abnormal vaginal discharge
from a woman’s cervix. The test is used to look for                These symptoms are not sure signs of cancer.
changes in the cells of the cervix that show cervical              But they should be investigated.

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                                                                                                              5.    Eat plenty of fiber. Some suggestions are whole grains, fruits, beans, legumes and flax seeds.

                                                                                                              6.    Throw away old cosmetics and skin care products beyond their expiry dates. They can cause
                                                                                                                    sensitivity reactions and damage the skin.

                                                                                                              7.    Go slow on alcohol. Excessive alcohol not only dulls your skin but also ages it faster.

                                                                                                              8.    Add Omega 3 fatty acids to your diet. Fish and flax seeds are excellent sources of Omega 3.

                                                                                                              9.    Deal with stress. Stress accelerates ageing of the skin and wrinkles appear faster. Try yoga and
                                                                                                                    meditation to combat stress.
                                                                                                              10.   Tend to your skin by drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day.

                                                   Follow these simple habits to get the perfect score for
                                                   your skin.

                                                   1. Adopt a daily skin care routine. Irrespective of your
                                                   skin type, cleansing, moisturizing, toning and exfoliat-
                        Dr.Stuti Misra
                                                   ing is essential to have a good skin.
                        Specialist Gynecologist    2. Use sun protection. The No.1 cause of wrinkles is
                        Aster Medical Centre       sun damage, so it's important to use sunscreen from
                        International City         your early years on, even in winter and on cloudy days.

                                                   3. Exercise every day. Exercise improves blood
Our skin is the first thing people notice about     circulation which leads to healthy glowing skin.
us. Yet, we spend little time caring for it. Age
                                                   4. Eat plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits. Colored
is often unkind to our skin and therefore,
                                                   veggies and fruits have phytonutrients that
pampering our skin is something we need to         have an excellent mix of antioxidants which are impor-
do every day.                                      tant for glowing skin.

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                 DENTAL CARE
                                    Pregnancy is actually the     tis can progress into periodontal disease. Also known
                                   time to take extra special     as gum disease, this is a severe gum infection, which
                                   care of your teeth and         destroys the bones and fibers that help to keep your
                                   gums. During pregnancy,        teeth in place.
                                   increased hormone levels
                                   can make your teeth and
                                   gums extra sensitive to
                                   bacteria, which could
                                   increase your risk of devel-
     Dr.Usha Sethi
                                   oping     certain     dental
                                   infections. So call up your
     Specialist Gynecologist
                                   dentist and make that
     Aster Medical Centre

     Dental Complications during Pregnancy                        Periodontal gum disease can cause some very
                                                                  unpleasant side effects, including bleeding from the
     Pregnancy Gingivitis                                         gums, tooth loss, and infection. Periodontal disease
      Pregnancy gingivitis is the most common dental              is of particular concern during pregnancy. An
     concern during pregnancy. It causes the gums to              increased risk for both preterm labor and having a
     become red, puffy, and inflamed. It can also trigger              low birth weight baby is associated with periodon-
     bleeding gums while brushing and flossing.                               tal disease.
      Pregnancy gingivitis is caused by bacteria
     that form between teeth and gums. When                                      Pregnancy Tumors
     you eat, tiny particles of food get stuck                                    Pregnancy tumors can form if you
     between the gums and teeth. These                                            are suffering from pregnancy gingivi-
     particles soon attract bacteria, result-                                    tis or periodontal disease. Also
     ing in inflamed gums. Anyone can be                                         known as pyogenic granulomas,
     affected by gingivitis but pregnant                                       these tumors are growths that form on
     women are at greater risk. This is                                       your gums. They can sometimes make it
     because amplified levels of                                             hard to speak, eat, and swallow, and may
     progesterone and estrogen                                          cause pain or discomfort. These tumors can
     lead to increased blood flow                                       be removed by your                    dentist if
     throughout the body,                                                   necessary.
     especially to the gums.

     Periodontal Disease
     If left untreated, gingivi-

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                                                                                      DM Health
                                                                                               care wins
                                                                                                    at Arabian      Company
                                                          ving                                                 Business       of the yea
                                          ealthcare rece                                                                Award           r 2010
                             rman, DM H                           i,
      Dr. Azad Moopen, chai             rable Pres  ident of Inda
                ri Award  from the hono
   the Padma Sh                  Devsingh Pa
                   Smt. Pratibha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aster develops Medcity in Cheranallur, Kochi.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DM Healthcare is developing this prestigious project - Aster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Medcity in Kochi. Set in 40 acres of land in Cheranallur near
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kochi, Aster Medcity consists of a first-of-its-kind anchor hospital
                                                                                            re receving
                                                                     airman, DM Healthca                                                                                                                                  flanked by 10 Centres of Excellence managed and operated by
                                               Dr. Azad Moopen, ch                  Award from the
                                                                         Samman                                                                                                                                           reputed medical centres from all over the world. The first phase of
                                                   the Pravasi Bharatiya                             Patil.
                                                                               t. Pratibha Devsingh                                                                                                                       the project involves an investment of Rs. 500 crores and will be
                                             honorable  President of Indai, Sm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          commissioned in 2012.

                                                                                           ASTER Kids Camp a part of the CGHP*

                               ( NCR) India-
             Care Centre

                                                                                                                                                                          Aster Aadhar Hospitals in Kolhapur                                                               Aster Eye care Centre
                                                                                                                                                                          to open a 250 bed Multispecialty Hospital soon.                                        opens in the National Capital Region, Delhi
                                                                                                                                         ation           Aster from the DM Group has joined hands with Aadhar Hospitals in a joint venture               DM Healthcare proudly presents its state-of-the-art Aster eyecare
                                                                                                                             a-In augur
                                                                                                                       Karam                             to upgrade the existing 100 bed facility at Kolhapur and open a new 250 bed multispe-           facility at Faridabad in the National Capital Region. The 2nd
                                                                                                         al   C entre,
                                                                                                  Medic                                                  cialty hospital. This venture will transform the quality of healthcare for people in and        center is all set open shortly in Lajpat Nagar Delhi. These eye care
                                                                                         ASTER                                                           around Kolhapur. This joint venture will infuse the latest technology, clinical                 centres will offer a vastly improved level of eyecare for people in
ASTER free med
                   ical camp- a pa                                                                                                                       expertise and personalized care that has come to be associated with the Aster brand.            the respective areas.
                                       rt of the CGHP*
                                                                                                                    * Community Good Health Programme.

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                                                                                                                                    Managing Urinary
                                                         Thyroid Disease
                                                                                                                                    Incontinence (UI)
                                                         and Women

                                                         •       unexplained or excessive weight gain                                                                         urine out through the
                                                         •       dry, coarse and/or itchy skin                                                                                urethra. At the same time,
                                                         •       dry, coarse and/or thinning hair                                                                             sphincter muscles around
                      Dr. Astha Mishra                   •       feeling cold, especially in the extremities                                                                  the urethra relax to let the
                      MBBS, MD                           •       constipation                                                                                                 urine pass out of the body.
                      Specialist Gynecologist            •       muscle cramps                                                                                                Incontinence happens if the
                      Al Naseem General Clinic           •       increased menstrual flow                                                                                      bladder muscles suddenly
                      Deira                              •       more frequent periods                                                                                        contract or the sphincter
                                                         •       infertility/miscarriage                                                                                      muscles are not strong
                                                                                                                                                                              enough to hold back urine.
It's a common story. You find it unusually difficult to    Medical history and physical examination are impor-
lose weight, despite serious diet or exercise. Or you    tant parts of the evaluation for thyroid problems. The                                                               Pregnancy, childbirth, and
think you're getting enough sleep, but find yourself      health care practitioner will focus on eye, skin,                                                                    menopause are major reasons.
                                                                                                                                              Dr.Rupinder Kaur
waking after eight or more hours of sleep exhausted.     cardiac (heart), and neurologic findings.                                                                             Other causes of UI that can affect
                                                                                                                                              MBBS ,MD
Or, conversely, you may find yourself anxious for no                                                                                           Specialist Gynecologist         women are:
apparent reason, losing weight, up all night with        Blood tests
                                                                                                                                              Aster Medical Centre Plus
insomnia and heart palpitations, and noticing that                                                                                            Discovery Gardens               •       Constipation
you're losing hair. The reality is that symptoms such    •   Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH): When there                                                                    •       Caffeine and alcohol
as fatigue, anxiety, unexplained weight gain or loss,         is too little thyroid hormone, as in hypothyroid-                                                               •       Infection
hair loss, depression, and palpitations may indicate          ism, the TSH is high.                               UI is also known as ‘loss of bladder control’ or ‘urinary   •       Nerve damage
that you have an undiagnosed thyroid condition. The      •   Free (T4): T4 is one of the thyroid hormones. Low    leakage.’ UI is when urine leaks out before you can         •       Excess weight
thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland                T4 may indicate hypothyroidism.                     get to a bathroom. If you have UI, you are not alone.
located in the neck, producing key hormones --           •   Triiodothyronine (T3): T3 is another one of the      Millions of women have this problem, especially as          There are many ways to treat UI. Your doctor will work
triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) -- that fuels        thyroid hormones. Low T3 may indicate hypothy-      they get older. Some women may lose a few drops of          with you to find the best treatment for you.
metabolism and helps our bodies properly use                  roidism.                                            urine when they cough or laugh. Others may feel a           Types of treatments include:
energy and calories.                                     •   TSH receptor antibody (TSI): This antibody is        sudden urge to urinate and cannot control it. Urine
                                                              present in Grave's disease.                         loss can also occur during sexual activity and can          •       Behavioral treatments
Hypothyroidism (Low Thyroid Hormone Level)               •   Antithyroid antibody: This antibody is present in    cause great emotional distress.                             •       Medicines for bladder control
Signs and Symptoms                                            Hashimoto's and Grave's disease.                    UI is usually caused by problems with muscles and           •       Devices
                                                         •   Nuclear thyroid scan, Thyroid ultrasound,            nerves that help to hold or pass urine. Urine is stored     •       Nerve stimulation
•       fatigue, exhaustion                                   Fine-needle aspiration, Computerized axial          in the bladder. It leaves the body through a tube that      •       Biofeedback
•       feeling run down and sluggish                         tomography (CT) scan are also different             is connected to the bladder called the urethra. Look        •       Surgery
•       depression                                            methods to identify thyroid problems.               at the images below to see how this process works.          •       Catheterization
•       difficulty concentrating                                                                                   Muscles in the wall of the bladder contract to force

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     Heart Disease Prevention
     Guidelines for women
                                                                           -     Blood pressure higher than 120/80
                                                                           -     Abnormal cholesterol levels
                                                                           -     Heart and other vascular diseases
                        Dr.Yogitha Anand                                   -     Abnormal cholesterol levels
                        MBBS, MD                                           -     Lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
                        Specialist Gynecologist                            -     Metabolic syndrome
                         Aster Medical Centre (Saleem’s clinic) Satwa.
                                                                           -     Pregnancy complications including the
                                                                                 development of high blood pressure or
                                                                                 diabetes, delivering a pre-term infant.
                                                                         IDEAL CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
     You are at high risk if you have one or more of the
     following:                                                          Ensure that you pursue a healthy lifestyle with all of
                                                                         the following:
       -     Existing coronary heart disease (heart
             attack, bypass surgery, heart stents)                         -     Blood pressure higher than acceptable
       -     Stroke or carotid artery disease                                    for age
             (narrowed or blocked arteries that take                       -     Existing Coronary Artery Disease (Heart
             blood to your brain)                                                Attack, By Pass Surgery, Heart Stents)
       -     Blocked arteries in your legs                                 -     Total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL and
       -     Abdominal aortic aneurysm (weakness in                              not on medicine.
             the artery in your abdomen)                                   -     Fasting blood glucose less than
       -     Chronic kidney disease                                              100mg/dL and not on medicine.
       -     Diabetes                                                      -     Body mass index less than 25 kg/m2
                                                                           -     Never smoked or quit over one year
     AT RISK                                                               -     Performs 150 minutes of moderate
                                                                                 exercise per week
     One or more major risk factors:                                       -     Eats a diet of fruits and vegetables,
       -    Cigarette smoking                                                    whole-grains, and high-fiber foods. Eats
       -    Poor diet                                                            fish, especially oily fish twice a week or
       -    Lack of regular physical activity                                    more.
       -    Overweight                                                     -     Limits saturated fat, cholesterol, alcohol,
       -    Family history of heart or vascular                                  sodium, sugar, and avoids trans-fatty
            disease                                                              acids

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Your health is in your hands.                                                                           Screening tests          Ages 19–39         Ages 40–49         Ages 50–64        Ages 65 and older

General Medical Screening advised for women
                                                                                                        Reproductive            Every 2 years      Every 3 years      Every 3 years       Discuss with
                                                                                                        health:                 starting at age    After 3 normal                         your doctor.
                                                                                                        Pap test                21. Women 30       tests (1 every
                          Dr. Vebha Sharma                                                                                      and older,         year)
                          MBBS,MD                                                                                               every 3 years.
                          Specialist Gynecologist
                          Aster Medical Centre Plus
                          Golden Sands
                                                                                                        Pelvic exam             Yearly begin-   Yearly                Yearly             Yearly
                                                                                                                                ning at age 21.

  Screening tests           Ages 19–39        Ages 40–49          Ages 50–64        Ages 65 and older                           Younger than
                                                                                                                                21 and
   General health: Full checkup, including weight and height. Ask your doctor about health
                                                                                                                                active, discuss
   issues such as:
                                                                                                                                with your
   •     Overweight and obesity
                                                                                                                                doctor or
   •     Tobacco use
   •     Alcohol use
   •     Depression
   •     Thyroid (TSH) testing                                                                          Chlamydia test          Yearly until       Get this test if   Get this test if   Get this test if
   •     Skin and mole exam                                                                                                     age 24 if          you have new       you have new       you have new
                                                                                                                                sexually           or multiple        or multiple        or multiple
   Heart health:       At least every 2       At least every 2   At least every 2   At least every 2                            active. Age 25     partners.          partners.          partners.
   Blood pressure test years                  years              years              years                                       and older, get
                                                                                                                                this test if you
   Cholesterol test        Start at age 20,   Discuss with       Discuss with       Discuss with                                have new or
                           discuss with       your doctor.       your doctor.       your doctor.                                multiple
                           your doctor.                                                                                         partners.

   Bone health:                                                  Discuss with       At least once.
   Bone mineral                                                  your doctor.       Talk to your        Sexually transmitted    Discuss with       Discuss with       Discuss with       Discuss with
   density test                                                                     doctor about        infection (STI) tests   your doctor.       your doctor.       your doctor.       your doctor.
                                                                                    repeat testing.
   Diabetes:               Discuss with       Start at age 45, Every 3 years        Every 3 years
                                                                                                        Eye and ear health:     Discuss with       Get a baseline     Every 2–4          Every 1–2
   Blood glucose or        your doctor.       then every 3
                                                                                                        Comprehensive eye       your doctor        exam at age        years until age    years
   A1c test                                   years.
                                                                                                        exam                    or nurse.          40, then every     55, then every
   Breast health:          Every 1–2 years                       Every 1–2 years    Every 1–2 years                                                2–4 years or       1-3 years
   Mammogram               Discuss with                          Discuss with       Discuss with                                                   as your doctor     until age 65, or
   (x-ray of breast)       your doctor.                          your doctor.       your doctor.                                                   advises            as your doctor
   Clinical breast         Discuss with       Discuss with       Discuss with       Discuss with
   exam                    your doctor.       your doctor.       your doctor.       your doctor.        Hearing screening       Every 10 years     Every 10 years     Every 3 years      Every 3 years

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Bone health           – not just for the elderly
                                                                                                      Many people don't realize they have
                                                                                                      osteoporosis until they fracture a bone. There
                                                                                                      are usually no other symptoms — although
                                                                                                                                                            strength. Although early detection and timely
                                                                                                                                                            treatment of osteoporosis can substantially
                                                                                                                                                            decrease the risk of future fracture, none of the
                                                                                                      some older people may notice they are getting         available treatments for osteoporosis are
                              Bone diseases are conditions that result in the impairment of           slightly shorter or have a hunched-over posture.      complete cures. In other words, it is difficult to
                                 normal bone function and which make bones weak.                      Older people with osteoporosis are especially         completely rebuild bones that have been
                                                                                                      at risk of breaking a hip if they fall down.          weakened      by    osteoporosis.      Therefore,
                                                                                                                                                            prevention of Osteoporosis is as important as
                                                                                                      The most common cause of osteoporosis is              treatment.    Osteoporosis      treatment    and
                                                                                                      age. The older you get, the more bone loss you        prevention measures are:
                                                                                                      are likely to have, especially if you don't take in
                                                                                                      enough calcium.                                       Life style changes including quitting cigarette
                                                                                                                                                            smoking, curtailing alcohol intake, exercising
                                                                                                      Osteoporosis also can be caused by diseases           regularly, and consuming a balanced diet with
                                                                                                      or other factors, such as:                            adequate calcium and vitamin D. Building
                                                                                                                                                            strong and healthy bones requires an adequate
                                                                                                      •       hormone problems                              dietary intake of calcium and exercise
                                                                                                      •       poor diet                                     beginning in childhood and adolescence for
                                                                                                      •       certain medications                           both sexes. Most importantly, however, a high
                                                                                                      •       too much smoking or drinking                  dietary calcium intake or taking calcium
                                                                                                                                                                  supplements can often lead to increased
                                                                                                      The goal of osteoporosis treatment is                           incidence of kidney stones.
                                                                                                      the prevention of bone fractures by
                                                                                                      stopping bone loss and by
                                                                                                      increasing bone density and

                                      •       Weak bones should not just be excused
                                              as a natural part of aging
                                      •       Strong bones begin in childhood
                                      •       People of all ages can improve their
                                              bone health


                                      Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by the loss of the
Dr.Indira Venkataraman                normal bone density, resulting in fragile bones. Osteoporosis
MBBS, MD, MRCOG (UK)                  leads to literally abnormally porous bones that are more
Specialist Gynecologist               compressible like a sponge, than dense like a brick. This
Aster Medical Centre (DMPC)           disorder of the skeleton weakens the bone causing an
                                      increase in the risk of bones breaking (bone fracture).

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 MANKHOOL                                    AL AWEER                                                                                                                                 KARAMA                                         AL QUSAIS                                      Aster Medical Centre, Musaffa
                                                                                       Aster Medical Centre Plus                    Aster Medical Centre                                                                                                                            Sector-9, Mussaffah, Sanayah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Abu Dhabi
Al Rafa Hospital for Maternity              Aster Medical Centre                       Golden Sands                                 Al Naseem Medical Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                     Aster Medical Centre
                                                                                                                                    P.O. Box 56416, Baghlaf Bulding                                                                Aster Medical Centre                             Tel: +971 2 5557078
and Surgery                                 Aweer Medical Centre, EPPCO Petrol Pump
                                                                                       Golden Sands Medical Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                     Union Medical Centre                          Damascus Street, Opp. Nehal Complex              E-mail:
                                                                                       Atrium Centre, Mezzanine Floor               A Block, 1st Floor, Flat No. 7, 8
P.O.Box: 119428, Mankhool, UAE
                                            Ras Al Khor, Al Aweer Dubai, UAE
                                                                                       Opp. Four Point Sheraton, Bank Street        Fax: +971 4 2212219                              Opp. Pizza Inn, Iranian School Road, Karama   Al Qusais 2 Al Fattan Building, Ground Floor     Departments:
                                            Tel: +971 4 3333423, Fax: +971 4 3331417                                                Tel: +971 4 2236677, Mob: 0553396097                                                           P.O. Box 8703, Dubai, UAE                        General Medicine
Tel: +971 4 398 8799 Fax: +971 4 398 8796                                              Bur Dubai, Dubai                                                                              Al Karama, Dubai, UAE
                                            E-mail:                                                    E-mail:                                                              Tel: 04 2576333, Fax: 04 2575151,                                                         Tel: +971 4 359 6089,
                                                                                                                                                                                     Tel: +971 4 3978828                                                                            Dentistry
                                            Departments:                               Fax: +971 4 359 6267                                                                                                                        E-mail:
                                            General Medicine                           E-mail:   Departments:                                     Fax: +971 4 3978821                           Departments:                                     Aster Medical Centre,
Obstetrics & Gynecology                                                                Departments:                                 General Medicine                                 E-mail:          Gastroenterology                                 (Dar Al Shifa),
Pediatrics                                   AL QUOZ                                   General Medicine                             Paediatrics                                      Departments:                                  Dentistry                                        P O Box: 73210, Tourist Club Area, Near Dana
General & laparoscopic Surgery                                                         Paediatrics                                  Obstetrics & Gynaecology                         General Medicine                              Paediatrics                                      Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Anesthesiology                                                                         ENT                                          Dentistry                                        Dentistry                                     Obstetrics & Gynaecology                         Tel: +971 2 6456100
                                            Aster Medical Centre                       Dentistry                                                                                                                                   Orthopaedics                                     E-mail:
Radiology                                   Dr. Moopen’s Al Quoz Medical Centre                                                                                                      Dermatology
General Medicine                                                                       Obstetrics & Gynaecology                       DISCOVERY GARDENS                                                                            General Medicine                                 Departments:
                                            Behind Old Grand Shopping Mall Complex                                                                                                   Orthopaedics
Laboratory                                  Al Quoz, Dubai                             Urology                                                                                                                                     ENT                                              General Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                     Paediatrics                                                                                    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
                                            Tel: +971 4 3387871, Fax: +971 4 3387872   Neurology                                    Aster Medical Centre Plus                                                                      Dermatology
                                                                                                                                                                                     Ophthalmology                                                                                  Dentistry
                                            E-mail:      Pulmonology                                  Gardens Medical Centre                           Obstetrics & Gynaecology                                                                       Paediatrics
                                            Departments:                               Dermatology                                  Zen Cluster, Building No. 9                                                                     TECOM
                                            Dentistry                                  Gastroenterology                             P.O. Box 8703, Dubai, UAE

Al Raffah Hospital Muscat,                  Orthopaedics                                                                            Tel: +971 4 4489151, Fax: +971 4 4489152         Dr. Moopen’s Medical Centre
                                            General Medicine                                                                        E-mail:                                                 ASTER Medical centre
P.O.Box 1262 Al Khuwair, Postal Code                                                   Aster Medical Centre                                                                          P.O. Box 5297, Karama, Dubai, UAE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Al Rafa Poly Clinic Br.
133Al, Ghobra Round About, Muscat,          Gynaecology                                Indian Specialists Medical Centre (ISMC)                                                      Tel: +971 4 3374767, Fax: +971 4 3350767      ICON Tower, Next to Byblos Hotel,
Sultanate of Oman.                          Paediatrics                                Al Rafa Police Station Rafa Street,          Departments:                                     E-mail:                                       Al Barsha, Dubai, UAE                            ASTER Medical centre
Email:,            X-Ray                                      Bur Dubai, Dubai, UAE                        General Medicine                                 P: 04 4534830                                    Opp Home Centre Near Jaidah Flyover                       Laboratory                                 Tel: +971 4 3931811, Fax: +971 4 3934336     Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Tel: +968 24618900 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4,                                                    E-mail:          Dentistry
                                                                                                                                                                                     Departments:                                  F: 04 4534832                                    Musherib Street, Doha, Qatar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E:                  Tel: +974 44440499
Fax: + 968 24497210                                                                    Departments:                                 Dermatology                                      General Medicine
Departments:                                 AL SHAAB                                  Endocrinology                                ENT                                              Gynaecology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   General Medicine                                 Departments:
General Medicine                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Paediatrics                                      General Medicine
                                                                                       Gastroenterology                             Paediatrics                                      Paediatrics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gynaecology                                      ENT
Gynecology & Obstetritics                   Aster Medical Centre                       Neurology                                                                                     Dentistry
Pediatrics & Neonatology                    Hor Al Anz                                                                                                                                                                             Dentistry                                        Orthopaedics
                                                                                       Orthopaedics                                 Aster Medical Centre
Cardiology                                  Dubai, UAE                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dermatology
Dentistry                                   Tel: +971 4 2970870, Fax: +971 4 2970871                                                Elixir Medical Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                       SATWA                                        MARINA                                          Gynaecology
                                            E-mail:                                                  Dubai Petroleum Office, Off 1st Interchange                                                                                                     Paediatrics
ENT                                         Departments:                                DEIRA                                       Sheikh Zayed Road
                                                                                                                                                                                     Aster Medical Centre                          ASTER Medical centre                             Ophthalmology
                                            General Medicine                                                                        Dubai, United Arab Emirates                                                                                                                     Dentistry
Gastroenterology                                                                                                                                                                     Saleem Poly Clinic                            Dr. Moopen's Medical Centre,
                                            Obstetrics & Gynaecology                                                                Tel: +971 4 3210066                                                                                                                             Psychiatry/Counselling
General /Pediatric Surgery                                                             Aster Medical Centre                         Fax: +971 4 3434201                              P.O. Box 24749, Satwa Main Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   P. O. Box no: 5297
Ophthalmology                               Paediatrics                                Dr. Koya’s Medical Centre                                                                                                                   Near RAK Bank, Dubai Marina, UAE                 X-Ray
                                            Dentistry                                  Opp. Souq Al Wasl                            E-mail:            Near Satwa Big Masjid, Dubai                                                                   Laboratory
Pulmonology                                                                                                                                                                                                                        P: 04 3997522
Physiotherapy                                                                          Behind Naif Polics Station                                                                    Tel: +971 4 3495353 , Fax: +971 43445527      F: 04 3997523                                    Pharmacy
                                                                                       Naif Road, Deira                             Departments:                                                                                                                                    Physiotherapy
Orthopedics                                  BUR DUBAI                                 Tel: +971 4 2225854, 2232321                 General Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                     E-mail:         E:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Day Care Centre
Pathology & Laboratory Services                                                                                                                                                      Departments:                                  General Dentistry
                                                                                       Fax: +971 4 2239933                          Orthopaedics
Neurosurgery                                                                           E-mail:                                                                                                        Orthodontics
                                            Aster Medical Centre (ARPC)                                                                                                              General Medicine
Diabetology & Endocrinology                 Al Rafa Police Station Rafa Street,        Departments:                                                                                  Paediatrics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Periodontics                                     ASTER Diagnostic Centre
Nephrology                                  Bur Dubai, Dubai, UAE                      General Medicine                               INTERNATIONAL CITY                                                                           Implantology                                     Opp Home Centre Near Jaidah Flyover
                                                                                                                                                                                     Obstetrics & Gynaecology                                                                       Musherib Street, Doha, Qatar
Urology                                     Tel: +971 4 3935115, Fax: +971 4 3935117   Dentistry                                                                                                                                   Paedodontics
Plastic Surgery                             E-mail:                                                   Aster Medical Centre,                            Dentistry                                     Prosthetic dentistry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tel: +974 44426237
                                            Departments:                                                                            International City                               X-Ray                                                                                          Departments:
                                                                                       Aster Medical Centre                                                                          Laboratory                                                                                     General Medicine
Al Raffah Hospital Sohar,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ABU DHABI
                                            General Surgery                                                                         [Al Rafa, Inter city]
P.O.Box 496 Al Tarif, Postal Code 321       General Medicine                           Dr. Moopen's Poly Clinic (DMPC)                                                                                                                                                              ENT
                                                                                       Opp. Alfuttaim Mosque Nasir Road,            Al Rafa Poly Clinic, Internaional City BR
Sohar, Sultanate of Oman.                   ENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Orthopaedics
Email :,            Dermatology
                                                                                       Deira, Dubai                                 Dubai International City, V-20, Russia Cluster     WARQA                                                                                        Dermatology
                                                                                       Tel: +971 4 2289169                          Tel: +971 4 4227944, Fax: +971 4 4227933
                                            Dentistry                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Gynaecology
                                                                                       E-mail:          E-mail:
Departments:                                Ophthalmology                                                                                                                            Aster Medical Centre                          Aster Medical Centre (ARMC)                      Paediatrics
                                                                                       Departments:                                                                                                                                                                                 Ophthalmology
General Medicine                            Paediatrics                                                                                                                              Al Warqa Medical Centre                       P.O. Box 73210,1st Floor,
Gynecology & Obstetritics
                                                                                       General Medicine                             Departments:                                                                                   Ministry of Economy Building
                                            Pulmonology                                General Surgery                              General Medicine                                 Next to Mars Super Market, Al Warqa
Pediatrics & Neonatology                    Cardiology                                                                                                                                                                             Hamden Street, Abu Dhabi
                                                                                       ENT                                          Obstetrics & Gynaecology                         Dubai, UAE
Dentistry                                   Dietetics                                                                               Paediatrics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tel: +971 2 6266672, Fax: +971 2 6267111
                                                                                       Dentistry                                                                                     Tel: +971 4 2800899, Fax: +971 4 2800898      E-mail:
Dermatology                                 Obstetrics & Gynaecology                                                                Dentistry
ENT                                                                                                                                 X-Ray
                                                                                                                                                                                     E-mail:          Departments:
                                                                                       Paediatrics                                  Laboratory                                       Departments:                                  General Medicine
General Surgery                                                                                                                                                                      General Medicine                              Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Physiotherapy                                                                                                                                                                        Paediatrics                                   Dentistry
                                                                                       Obstetrics & Gynaecology                                                                                                                    ENT
Orthopedics                                                                                                                                                                          Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Pathology & Laboratory Services                                                        Gastroenterology                                                                                                                            Paediatrics
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Dentistry                                       Tel: 00968-26855594, Fax: 00968-26857977    Aster Pharmacy       ( FLAME PHARMACY )        DEIRA                                         Aster Pharmacy        (BETA PHARMACY)            Aster Pharmacy (AL MAWADAH PHARMACY)
Psychiatry/Counselling                          Departments:                                PH: 04-2876804, FAX: 04 2876904                                                              PH: 04-2840678, FAX: 04-2840679                  PH: 06-5744878, FAX: 06-5744828
X-Ray                                           General Medicine
                                                                                                                                        Aster Pharmacy           (EHSAN PHARMACY)
Laboratory                                      Dentistry                                   Aster Pharmacy                                                                                                                                Aster Pharmacy (EXPERTS PHARMACY)
                                                                                                                 ( CENTURY PHARMACY )
                                                                                                                                        PH: 04-2975986, FAX: 04-2975986                    QUSAIS
Pharmacy                                        Laboratory                                  PH: 04-2965040, FAX: 04 2965060                                                                                                               PH: 06-5654635, FAX: 06-5655935
Physiotherapy                                                                                                                           Aster Pharmacy           (ASMA PHARMACY)         Aster Pharmacy (MEDFIRSTPHARMACY)
Day Care Centre                                 Aster Medical Centre                        Aster Pharmacy ( DUBAI CENTURY PHARMACY)                                                     PH: 04-2617447, FAX: 04-2617448
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aster Pharmacy (HARAMAIN PHARMACY)
                                                                                                                                        PH: 04-2222786, FAX: 04-2294419
                                                (Al Raffah Medical Centre),                 PH: 04-2859110, FAX: 04 2857252                                                                                                               PH: 06-5316779, FAX: 06-5316779

Al Rafa Poly Clinic                             P.O. Box 496, Postal Code 321                                                                                                            Aster Pharmacy
                                                                                                                                        Aster Pharmacy           (IQRA)                                        ( AL JAMEYA PHARMACY )
Opp BMW Service Centre, Near New Flyover,       Shinas, Sultanate of Oman                   Aster Pharmacy ( NEW HOME PHARMACY)                                                          PH: 04-2633677, FAX: 04 2613316                  Aster Pharmacy (SALIM PHARMACY)
                                                Tel: 00968-26748227, Fax: 00968-26748229                                                PH: 04 2289164, FAX: 04 2289164
Industrial Area, Doha, Qatar                                                                PH: 050-3486874                                                                                                                               PH: 06-5736262, FAX: 06-5316779
Tel: +974 44604448                              Departments:                                                                                                                             Aster Pharmacy ( EMIRATES CO OPPHARMACY)
                                                                                                                                        Aster Pharmacy MEDICOM ( AL PHARABI )                                                             Aster Pharmacy (WASEEM PHARMACY)
Departments:                                    General Medicine                            Aster Pharmacy ( AL ABRAR )                                                                  PH: 04-2649929, FAX: 04 2649979
                                                                                            Opening Shortly                             PH: 04-2264844, FAX: 04 2267181
General Medicine                                ENT                                                                                                                                                                                       PH: 06-5770930, FAX: 06-5736261

ENT                                             Paediatrics                                                                                                                              Aster Pharmacy         ( AL QEMMA PHARMACY )
                                                                                            Aster Pharmacy ( AL ENAYA PHARMACY )        Aster Pharmacy ( WORLD PHARMACY )                                                                 Aster Pharmacy ( AL ANSAR PHARMACY )
Orthopaedics                                    Laboratory                                                                              PH: 04-2712222, FAX: 04 2712233
                                                                                                                                                                                         PH: 04-2640818, FAX: 04 2645090
                                                                                            PH: 07-2441433, FAX: 07 2441614                                                                                                               PH: 06-5313256, FAX: 06 5316487
                                                Aster Medical Centre                                                                                                                     Aster Pharmacy        ( NEW FLAME PHARMACY )
Dentistry                                                                                                                               Aster Pharmacy                                                                                    Aster Pharmacy (opening shortly)
                                                (Al Raffah Medical Centre),                    TECOM                                    Al Shaab Colony, Deira
                                                                                                                                                                                         PH: 04-2611551, FAX: 04 2611124
                                                P.O Box 496, Postal Code 321                                                                                                                                                              Jamal Abdul Nasser Street
Laboratory                                      Al Nahda Street, Sohar                                                                                                                   Aster Pharmacy        (ALFA PHARMACY)
Pharmacy                                                                                                                                Aster Pharmacy (RASHID PHARAMCY)                                                                  Aster Pharmacy (AL SHUALLA PHARMACY)
                                                Sultanate of Oman                           Aster Pharmacy Tecom                                                                         PH: 04-2806714, FAX: 04-2806715
Day Care Centre                                 Tel: 00968-26704300, Fax: 00968-26841202    PH: 04 4534840, FAX: 04-4534841
                                                                                                                                        PH: 04 2211739, FAX: 04 2242204                                                                   PH: 06-5313648, FAX: 06 5313649
                                                Departments:                                                                                                                               SHEIK ZAYED ROAD
ASTER Medical Center PLUS                                                                                                               Aster Pharmacy ( AL ABRAR )                                                                       Aster Pharmacy - Sharjah
Near Waqod Petrol Station
                                                General Medicine                               AL AWEER                                 Opening Shortly                                  Aster Pharmacy                                   PH: 06 5445001, FAX: 06-5445002
                                                ENT                                                                                                                                                            (ELIXIR PHARMACY)
R/A & Doha Cinema Signal                                                                                                                                                                 PH: 04-3434575, FAX: 04-3212251
Al Hilal Doha, Qatar
                                                                                            Aster Pharmacy (IBN AL AZWAR PHARMACY)                                                                                                           AL AIN
Tel: +974 44550755                                                                          PH: 04-3331504, FAX: 04-3331504                DISCOVERY GARDENS                             Aster Pharmacy        ( MAZAYA PHARMACY )
Departments:                                                                                                                                                                             PH: 04-3435522, FAX: 04 3438838                  Aster Pharmacy (RAFA PHARMACY)
General Medicine                                Aster Medical Centre                           AL QUOZ                                                                                                                                    PH: 03-7657006, FAX: 03-7657009
                                                (Al Raffah Medical Centre),                                                             Aster Pharmacy (MEDSHOP GARDEN
                                                                                                                                        PHARMACY) PH: 04-4329596, FAX: 04-4329597
                                                P.O. Box 496, Postal Code 321
                                                Liwa, Al Jadeeda, Sultanate of Oman
                                                                                            Aster Pharmacy (NEW AL QUOZ PHARMACY)                                                                                                            AJMAN
                                                Tel: 00968-26762283, Fax: 00968-26762282
                                                                                            PH: 04-3385854, FAX: 04-3385856
                                                                                                                                          DUBAI MARINA                                   Aster Pharmacy        (AL WARQA PHARMACY)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aster Pharmacy        (GRAND PHARMACY)
                                                Departments:                                                                                                                             PH: 04-2801691, FAX: 04-2801791
Paediatrics                                                                                 Aster Pharmacy       (AL QUOZ PHARMACY)
                                                                                                                                        Aster Pharmacy(MARINA PEARL PHARMACY)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PH: 06-7444840, FAX: 06-7444850
                                                General Medicine
Dentistry                                                                                   PH: 04-3384401, FAX: 04-3387724
                                                Orthopaedics                                                                            PH: 04-3638010, FAX: 04-3638835

                                                                                                                                                                                         ABU DHABI
X-Ray                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     New Grand Pharmacy
Laboratory                                                                                     BUR DUBAI                                Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PH: 06-7412588, FAX: 06-7412589

Pharmacy                                                                                                                                PH: 04-4503572, FAX: 04-4224576
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aster Pharmacy - Ajman
Day Care Centre                                                                                                                                                                          Aster Pharmacy
                                                                                            Aster Pharmacy (AL MUSALLA PHARMACY)                                                                                                          PH: 06 7496363, FAX:06 7496362
                                                                                            PH: 04-3971291, FAX: 04-3975992
                                                                                                                                          INTERNATIONAL CITY                             (MODERN DAR AL SHIFA -MUSAFFA)

ASTER Medical Centre                                                                                                                                                                     PH: 02-5557939, FAX: 02-5557939
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aster Pharmacy ( AL ALAM PHARMACY )
Between Lulu Al Khor Mall & Al Khor R/A                                                                                                 Aster Pharmacy (NEW AL SHIFA PHARMACY)                                                            PH: 06-7464665, FAX: 06 7464662
Al Khor, Qatar                                                                              Aster Pharmacy (AL RAHA PHARMACY)                                                            Aster Pharmacy
                                                                                                                                        PH: 04-4227474, FAX: 04-4227447
                                                                                            PH: 04-3523383, FAX: 04-3515665                                                              (NEW MODERN DAR AL SHIFA) MUSSAFFAH
Tel: +974 44214338
Departments:                                                                                                                                                                             PH: 02-5557939, FAX: 02-5557939                     FUJAIRAH
                                                                                            Aster Pharmacy (GOLDEN SANDS PHARMACY)         KARAMA
General Medicine                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aster Pharmacy (TAIBA PHARMACY)
                                                                                            PH: 04-3511444, FAX: 04-3514446                                                              Aster Pharmacy
                                                                                                                                        Aster Pharmacy        (AL JUMA PHARMACY)         (MODERN DAR AL SHIFA PHARMACY)                   PH: 09-2564749, FAX: 09-2564749
                                                                                            Aster Pharmacy (SHINDAGA PHARMACY)          PH: 04-3348981, FAX: 04-3349414
                                                Medicine Shoppe Micro Pharmacy              PH: 04-3933889, FAX: 04-3933887
                                                                                                                                                                                         Aster Pharmacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             UM AL QUWAIN
                                                Medicine Shoppe Micro                                                                   Aster Pharmacy (Ibn Al Haitham Pharmacy L.L.C)
x-Ray                                           PH: 04-3237939, FAX: 04-3237959                                                         PH: 04 3964040, FAX: 04-3964004                  Safeer Mall, Mussafa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aster Pharmacy
Laboratory                                                                                  Aster Pharmacy       (UNION PHARMACY)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PH: 06-7649734, FAX: 06 7649733
                                                                                                                                        Aster Pharmacy (Al Shifa Pharmacy LLC)
Pharmacy                                        Beta Pharamcy                               PH: 04-3935619, FAX: 04-3935324

Day Care Centre                                 PH: 04-2840678, FAX: 04-2840679
                                                                                                                                        PH: 04-3969469, FAX: 04-3972237                                                                   Aster Pharmacy (ASTER JEBAL ALI)
                                                                                            Aster Pharmacy (YACOUB PHARMACY)                                                                                                              Opening Shortly
                                                                                            PH: 04-3523332, FAX: 04-3511188               MIRDIF
                                                Aster Pharmacy ( AL WASL PHARMACY )
                                                                                                                                                                                         Aster Pharmacy (AL MAJAZ PHARMACY)
                                                PH: 04-3448333, FAX: 04 3448989                                                                                                                                                           Aster Pharmacy (ASTER MADINA MALL) (Opening
                                                                                            Aster Pharmacy                              Aster Pharmacy           ( AL SABA PHARMACY )
                                                                                                                                                                                         PH: 06-5599799, FAX: 06-5599799
                                                                                            (MARYAM PHARMACY)
                                                                                                                                        PH: 04-2885995, FAX: 04 2881387
                                                Aster Pharmacy ( TOWN PHARMACY )            PH: 04-3975581, FAX: 04-3975582                                                              Aster Pharmacy (AL MANARAH PHARMACY) PH:
Aster Medical Centre                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aster Pharmacy (Aster Nahda)
                                                PH: 04-3440077, FAX: 04 3440078
(Al Raffah Medical Centre),                                                                                                             Aster Pharmacy        (MEDSAVE PHARMACY)
                                                                                                                                                                                         06-5774665, FAX: 06-5774663
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Opening Shortly)
P.O. Box 48, Postal Code 319                                                                                                            PH: 04-2847600, FAX: 04-2847601

Al Huwayil Street, Saham
Sultanate of Oman

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