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Dr. Anthony Cueto Leachon

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Vice President

Philippine College of Physicians

Employment History

  • Consultant On Non-Communicable Diseases
    Department of Health
  • Medical Director
    Pfizer Inc
  • Consultant
    Manila Doctors Hospital
  • Internist Cardiologist
    Manila Doctors Hospital
  • President
    Philippine College of Pharmaceutical Medicine

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Philippine College of Physicians


  • M.D.
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"The DOH is embarking on a ..., 8 Jan 2014 [cached]
"The DOH is embarking on a massive measles vaccination drive in the metropolis to stop the outbreak with the agency setting up meetings with the local government units (LGU) and civil society groups to plan a systematic measles vaccination drive," said Dr Anthony Leachon, vice president of the Philippine College of Physicians.
City of Manila - Lungsod ng Maynila *Website of Manila, Philippines* - Mayor Alfredo S. Lim, 24 Mar 2009 [cached]
Nagulat nga ako kung ano ba yong HERO until I learned that it is about health education," the Mayor told Dr. Anthony Leachon, author of HERO and board member of the Philippine College of Physicians, Dra.
Leachon thanked Mayor Lim for supporting his project HERO, which is a big step in preventing many sicknesses and diseases.
In one of his lectures, ..., 15 Oct 2012 [cached]
In one of his lectures, Dr. Anthony Leachon, cardiologist and consultant on non-communicable diseases of the Department of Health, said recent studies have shown that smoking causes erectile dysfunction.
"You may not die of erectile dysfunction but some men die for it," quipped Leachon, who is leading the campaign for the passage of the Sin Tax, not the Recto-fied version but the one authored by Sen.
Dr. Tony Leachon, ..., 30 July 2013 [cached]
Dr. Tony Leachon, cardiologist and a consultant at the Manila Doctors Hospital, said the attending physician complained of the way the CIDG officer approached the survivors.
They should do it slowly],," Leachon said.
The CIDG personnel was reportedly escorted by hospital security out of the building.
"We are not questioning the help that is being given but we want a professional handling of the patients since they are still under trauma," Leachon added.
At present, six medical residents are still confined at the Manila Doctors hospital in Manila for shrapnel injuries.
The medical residents were practically shielded from the blast by one of the doctors who absorbed most of the impact of the explosion.
Leachon said the residents told doctors how Dr. Erwin Malanay, an employee of a pharmaceutical company, 'shielded' the other doctors from the shrapnels of the blast.
From the power point presentation of ... [cached]
From the power point presentation of Dr. Leachon
From the PPT of Dr. Leachon
What is worrisome though, said Dr. Antony Leachon, internist cardiologist at the Manila Doctors Hospital, is that more and more young people, in their 30's and 40's, who should be at their most productive age, are suffering from heart diseases, stroke and cancer.
Leachon, who serves as consultant of the Department of Health on Non-Communicable Diseases, said NCD's are responsible for 63 percent of all deaths worldwide and this trend is evident in Southeast Asia and the Philippines due to globalization and urbanization.
NCD's are not exclusive to the affluent elderly patients now but they are seen across all social classes and more dominantly in the young and poor populations. The culprits, he said, are "unhealthy dietary patterns such as high calorie intake from total fats (indigenous oils and coconut oil), high consumption of sugars and sweetened beverages and low consumption of the more expensive fruits and vegetables.
Leachon, who is a recipient of a Presidential Citation in June 2010 for authoring Executive Order 595 or the Health Education Reform Order (HERO), has recommendations that consider the government's limited resources:
Leachon is pushing for the passage Reform Sin tax Law which he said would help reduce the number of smokers among the young and the poor and reduce the consumption of cigarettes among the poor. Leachon said it is important that our leaders set the example of healthy lifestyle because the people will only respond to what the leaders can give.
Dr. Leachon should not be surprised that more and more in their 30s and 40s are suffering from heart disease, stroke and cancer because as my own experienced could recall being young there is this feeling of invincibility...that these illnesses will only inflict the old and the Doc gave me that sobering reminder when I was young and reckless...he give me an option to give up my two packs a day, gluttony and heavy alcohol consumption...or die young uncomfortably...he is still my primary for the last 30 years and the look of it he is not doing what he is preaching (big tummy) and when I asked him he said he just too busy taking care of us, his patients...(he grossed million a year)...and he deserves every penny of it.
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