Paediatrician Christine Chen has
joined Dr. Gordon Smith’s medical practice in George Town.
The practice on Smith Road now has
three medical practitioners, focusing mainly on paediatrics.
Dr. Chen, from Jamaica, has been on
Island for the last few months working part time, getting to know the practice
and her patients in preparation for her full-time position when Dr. Sarah
Newton goes on maternity leave.
“In the couple of months that I
have been on Island, I have enjoyed getting to know my patients and their
families. I am looking forward to spending more time with them, getting to know
my community, so I may serve them even better. I am also looking forward to
finding opportunities to practise preventative medicine and wellness amongst
school age children and in the community at large,” Dr. Chen said.
She did her medical training at the
University Hospital of The West Indies in Jamaica, where she obtained her
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery; she then worked at Bustamante Hospital for
Children, Jamaica, for three years before completing her residency in
paediatrics at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
Dr. Smith said he was delighted to
welcome a doctor of Dr. Chen’s calibre to his practice, saying: “Dr. Chen has a
strong and varied background in paediatrics and she is already a tremendous
asset to our growing practice.
“Having worked in Jamaica at a
number of different practices in Kingston and Portmore, she has gained a wealth
of experience working within communities with very diverse cultural and social
backgrounds. She is also a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and a
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and we welcome her on board at our
Smith Road practice.”
Dr. Smith established his first
practice in Grand Cayman in 1992, focusing mainly on neonatology/paediatrics,
as well as general practice and dive medicine. In 2001, he moved his practice
into the current facility on Smith Road.