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Our full-service Internal Medicine department provides comprehensive medical care for adult patients by way of general internal medicine consultations and procedures that cover disciplines such as endocrinology, infectiology, allergology, vascular medicine, gastroenterology, hematology, and oncology. The clinic is staffed by internists, who are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions, including chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure and closely work with each patient to develop a personalized care plan and may collaborate with other medical specialists, as needed, to provide the best possible care. We also have a state-of-the-art IV Therapy Suite where patients can receive IV therapies such as chemotherapy, in a peaceful, healing environment, cared for by our specialized IV therapy nurses.
For an appointment please call: 543-1111 ext 1300
Dr. Gabe G. van Essen has been an internist/nephrologist since 1997 and has worked in large hospitals in Groningen, Enschede and Den Haag as well as a brief stint in Aruba before joining SMMC in 2016.
He is currently the head of of our Hemodialys Department where we offer dialysis services to patients experiencing kidney failure from St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius. In addition to kidney replacement therapy, his special interests include chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus.
He also serves as the chairman of the Faults or Near Accidents (FONA)/Hospital Safety Committee.
Dr. Khodabaks studied medicine in Suriname and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and subspecialty in Endocrinology in the Netherlands at the Maastricht University Medical Center. Upon the completion of her education, she moved back to Suriname before ultimately moving to St. Maarten and joining SMMC.
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