The acronym, NHAM ( or any association ) does not indicate a Gazetted Interventional Cardiologist. Non Cardiologist such as Dr Abdul Rashid ( MSH ), Dr Arifin Mohd Ali
( Columbia Asia ) are members of the NHAM. I agree that Dr Chan Chong Guan is impatient, not very friendly ( is an understatement ) and rather does not suit an inquisitive cardiac patient. Is the previous review suggesting that an unfriendly, impatient cardiologist who doesn’t clarify questions adequately, based on experience ( as would be defined by the mindset of the tiny population of Ipoh ) is enough reason to subject oneself under his knife ? Strangely this was the experience I had after having to wait outside his office for a long time. I never went back and the cardiologist. This is most irrational, lacking both credibility, common sense and discernment. I would entrust my life to someone who have regularly deployed cutting age state of the art Interventional Cardiological life saving skills such as Dr Philip Wong or Tan Huay Cheem ( NUS ) National Heart Center in Singapore. Someone told me that in some small villages, you get stalls , with the sign - The Best Char Koay Teow in Town. It’s a mathematical fallacy called the error of small numbers ( common in sparsely populated regions like Ipoh and Peyton place ) I had a similar experience with Dr Chan Chong Guan after having to wait a long time and was subjected to a lengthy monologue. I sought a second opinion who advised me that the course of action advised was unnecessary, however if there was a need to do it, one should have it performed by one of the better trained and experienced Interventional Cardiologist in the National Heart Centre in Singapore, who would have patience, compassion, humility, intelligence, surgical acumen and obviously much, much more experience and talent.