BHB Welcomes Gerontologist Dr. Htay Myint

February 3, 2015

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is welcoming new gerontologist Dr. Htay Myint, the wife of oncologist Dr. Sein Aung, who joined BHB in September, to the fold. Dr. Myint started work in December 2014.

“I’m a patient advocate and I really work for what is best for my seniors,” said Dr. Myint.

Trained in Burma [now Myanmar], the UK and US, Dr Myint has also worked in each of these jurisdictions. She obtained her diploma in geriatric medicine from the Royal College of Physicians, London, and a Mini Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

She has headed medical teams as a Complex Care Physician, worked in outpatient and inpatient settings and clinical research, and has over three decades of clinical experience, especially working with elderly patients.

Dr. Sein Aung and Dr. Htay Myint:

Dr Sein Aung & Dr Htay Myint

“I’m familiarising myself with Bermuda and everything that impacts the health of seniors here, from a medical perspective,” she said.

She has already attended Age Concern senior’s tea event and is clearly open to learning and meeting all those on the Island who share her passion – love of the elderly.

While she is new to the Island, her name isn’t, with Dr. Myint explaining: “My brother was the gerontologist here at BHB from 1997 to 2000. It seems many people remember him. They respected and liked him, and so they are affording these good feelings to me also.”

The Hassells, Dr Aung & Dr Myint

She is a strong proponent of patient education, saying, “For seniors, understanding their disease, how their medication treats their disease, how to take their medications, side effects, etcetera, is a very important part of helping them to manage their health.

“I’m going to take my time with patients and their families.

“I believe in being honest with patients and telling them when I don’t know the answer. My aim is to treat their illness in a way that brings them comfort, relieves pain, while maintaining their dignity and pride.

“I’m very happy to be working here and helping to care for Bermuda’s seniors.”

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  1. Xaxa says:

    Awesome!!!

  2. Quinton Berkley Butterfield says:

    Welcome to Bermuda!

  3. stunned... says:

    wow, sounds like a nice very person. May her stay in Bermuda be long and beneficial to everyone.

  4. Fact Finder says:

    Welcome to Bermuda and BHB. May we all learn from your experiences!

  5. DJG says:

    The married couple look happy enough now and we wish them well but beware the revolving door in this oncologist position has a record of revolving and r….!

  6. Just Me says:

    I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Tay, she is a genuine person. Her compassion for the elderly is awesome. Good luck Dr. Tay.