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Other medical professionals and staff members

Dr. Mowae Apisuttipanya
MD, General Practitioner
(Dr. Mowae is available for consultation: Sunday to Thursday every week)

Dr. Mowae is an ethnic Karen. During his early childhood the Karen community was heavily suppressed by the dictatorial military regime and many families had to flee to survive. Dr. Mowae and his family crossed the border to Thailand where they started a new life in refugee camps. Speaking no Thai and with limited schooling in the camp Mowae had to first learn Thai in the temple before gaining entry into the Thai educational system and later obtaining Thai nationality.

Mowae was an excellent student and after an accelerated career through high school he attended the Asian Pacific International University in Saraburi, graduating with honours as a Bachelor in Bioscience. As a bioscientist he undertook research in the field of microbiology, specialising in gene isolation in food-poisoning bacteria. However, his real passion was to become a medical doctor, so Mowae went to the Philippines where he subsequently graduated as Medical Doctor at the Emilio Aguinaldo College School of Medicine in Manila.

Returning to Thailand, Dr. Mowae obtained his full accreditation as Thai medical practitioner after an internship at the Lerdsin hospital, Bangkok. Prior to joining Be Well, Dr. Mowae worked as OPD General Practitioner in a range of private hospitals including Petcharavej Hospital, Navamin 9 hospital and Kasemrad Ramkamheang hospital, during which time he also undertook various courses to prepare for the position of Family Doctor.

Dr. Chris Taylor
MD, Manager

Dr. Taylor was educated at Sheffield University Medical School in the UK. After graduating in 1989 he went on to qualify as a General Practitioner, before spending nine years working and teaching in Emergency and Trauma Medicine in the UK. Looking to combine both emergency medicine and general practice, he took a posting as doctor on a cruise ship – a six-month appointment that turned into 15 years. Dr Taylor retired from clinical practice in 2018 and now lives in Hua Hin.

In December 2019, he joined the BeWell Advisory Committee and became our manager in April 2020, with responsibility for marketing, operational quality and communication. Dr Taylor supports and advises our Thai medical team but doesn’t work as a medical practitioner.

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