Friday, June 14, 2013

Regency Specialist Hospital Johor

Besides Columbia Asia, we have also visited Regency Specialist Hospital a couple of times.

"Regency is the first private hospital in Johor Bahru to be approved under Ministry of Health, Singapore, for the use of Medisave overseas for the approved hospitalisation and day surgeries. Regency was conferred the Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) certification by Ministry of Health, Malaysia, for providing healthcare services to regional patients". - See more at:

Located in Bandar Seri Alam, this hospital is bigger than Columbia Asia but is quite far away from East Ledang (about 40 minutes drive).

 We first went to Regency to see a Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G) specialist for a second opinion. We consulted with Dr. Thokha Bin Muhammad who heads up the O&G Department in Regency. He is a very experienced and senior, as well as friendly. I was happy and quite impressed with his professionalism and expertise. The downside of the trip was the 2 hours queue. He's a very popular doctor and he takes time to talk and explain to each of his patient, hence the waiting time is quite long. While waiting, I had to undergo some tests in the labour ward and that's when we found out that the labour process had started. Apart from Dr Thokha's clinic, the hospital was very quiet and I didn't see anyone else hospitalised in the labour ward. 

For second visit to Regency, we brought James to see Dr. Chang Hok Keong from the Paediatric, Paediatric Cardiology & Neurology department for a checkup on James' heart. He's the only paediatric cardiologist in the whole of Johor! Dr Chang did an Echocardiogram scan and provided a very thorough explanation of his diagnosis. We're also happy with Dr Chang's consultation.

Overall, we are happy with the two doctors that we've seen in Regency. They came across as being very senior, knowledgeable and also able to explain their diagnosis & recommendations well. Hence, I think it's worth checking out this hospital before heading over to SG hospitals.

Regency Specialist Hospital is located at: No. 1 Jalan Suria, Bandar Seri Alam 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia - See more at:

P/S: There are shuttle buses to pick up patients from a number of venue in Singapore everyday - must be quite popular with Singaporeans perhaps? 

Best wishes, Erika


  1. beside of Dr Chang at Regency, Dr.Nizam at HSAJB is also well known pediatric cardiologist.

  2. Hi Erika!

    We just moved to Leisure Farm a few months ago, and your posts are very helpful. We were just wondering if you'd have any tips/leads on infant care/babysitters? We tried Cherrie Hearts and a few others in JB, but they all seem to take only 18months old or above. Our boy is 7 months old.

    If you have any info on this that you can share with us, we'd really be grateful. my email is Thanks Erika.

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