The Iron Suites Medical Centre is a medical clinic focused on managing iron deficiency.
Established in 2017, The Iron Suites Medical Centre is a medical clinic focusing on the management of iron deficiency.
The key driver for developing the clinic followed our co-founder Heike’s very personal experience with severe iron deficiency during her first pregnancy. Treating this deficiency appropriately enabled her to regain her energy levels in the third trimester of pregnancy as well as ensured that our founders first baby (and consecutively their second) baby was given essential building blocks to optimally commence life. With as many as 1 in 3 women estimated to be suffering from iron deficiency, simply put, Heike and Tim identified the need for an Iron focused clinic making appropriate treatment accessible to all.
After several years focusing on providing iron therapy and management services, and with a team of passionate advocates for nutritional health, the clinic has expanded to not only provide services to other clinicians (for treating iron deficiency) but also to directly provide detailed and patient focused nutritional screens and management options for at-risk or suffering patients and guide on diet, lifestyle and of course, where necessary, provide interventional treatment options.
Tim & Heike Cushway
Heike previously spearheaded the regional communications in a leading multinational company, gaining insights into working in team environments across multiple geographies and ethnicities before adopting her true calling in entrepreneurial start-up life. She continues to develop branding, marketing and operational processes for several emerging companies in the medical industry including The Iron Suites where she can be seen many days of the week.
In his previous role, Tim was responsible for the global clinical trial program of a high-dose intravenous iron and supported its product registration in Singapore, many European countries, and the US. Tim’s many years of research experience in the field of iron deficiency and anaemia, paired with Heike’s personal experience, were the driving factors for the couple to open the clinic.
Our Mission & Vision
We are healthcare professionals dedicated to educating, diagnosing and managing iron deficiency with a focus on intravenous iron infusions.
We aim to improve the health, quality of life and productivity of individuals and ultimately the nation by correcting iron deficiency, a highly prevalent and yet eminently treatable nutritional deficiency.
The medical team at The Iron Suites includes medical doctors and nurses with in-depth expertise in managing and treating iron deficiency.
Our Medical Expertise
Dr Dheeraj Khiatani
Dr Dheeraj Khiatani is a General Practitioner (GP) who graduated from the world-renowned Kings College London School of Medicine in the UK. He also pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychiatry in addition to his MBBS degree. Dr Dheeraj was bestowed the George Leech Cup- an award presented to only one student in each cohort, for his contribution to student welfare as the Medical Society President. Dr Dheeraj also selected for an elective position in cardiology at the famous Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, USA.
Dr Dheeraj spent his junior doctor years rotating through several NHS hospitals in England. He worked in various specialties including Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (ICU) medicine. Upon his return to Singapore, Dr Dheeraj gained further experience in Emergency Medicine and Otolaryngology (ENT) surgery at government restructured hospitals including Singapore General Hospital and National University hospital.
He has an active interest in research and has presented at multiple International conferences in both the UK and Singapore on topics such as the management of diabetes in expectant mothers. Dr Dheeraj believes in integrative and holistic management for his patients and his background in Psychology helps him to treat both mind & body.
Dr Dheeraj’s clinical interests are in the field of Nutritional, Lifestyle and Aesthetic medicine. He is certified by the Singapore Medical Council Aesthetic Procedures Oversight Committee to operate laser machines and perform invasive procedures such as Botox and fillers. He also has a Level 1 Certificate Course in Aesthetic Medicine as awarded by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
Our Nutritional Expertise
Dr Naras Lapsys
BSc Molecular Biology, MSc Nutrition & Dietetics, Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
In 1995, having completed a PhD in molecular genetics, Dr Naras Lapsys career began as a research scientist investigating obesity and diabetes, at the prestigious Garvan Institute of Medical Research, in Sydney, Australia. However, after 10 years of academia he concluded that the ‘magic pill’ for health was a long way off and that in the meanwhile good health required effort and needed to be earned. Dr Naras returned to university, obtained a Masters degree in in nutrition and dietetics, and in 2004, opened his first nutrition consultancy The Body Doctor. As both an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Practicing Sports Dietitian, his interests spanned a vast range of health and performance issues. He became very involved in weight management, chronic disease and gastro-intestinal health. Dr Naras developed a keen interest in sports performance and managing pregnancies. He observed that stress, sleep, fitness and state of mind have significant impact on how people eat and how all these factors intertwine and affect one’s health.
Dr Naras Lapsys also identified that many people suffer food addiction and that like all addictions, it can be very challenging to manage or overcome. As his career developed he became very interested in longevity and the profound role that nutrition and lifestyle can play on disease prevention, healthy aging and lifespan. He undertook additional formal education and become Board certified in both Australia and USA in regenerative and anti-aging medicine. In 2018, Dr Naras relocated to Singapore and by combining his years of research, experience gained from thousands of clients and continued education, he formed a bespoke nutrition and longevity consultancy dedicated to the goal of helping people to live healthier and longer lives.
Bachelor degree of Science, with 1st Class Honours (Molecular Biology)
Masters degree of Science, with Distinction (Nutrition & Dietetics)
Australasian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine – Board certified
Expert Panelist – babycenter.com.au
Our Panel of International Advisers
The Iron Suites Medical Centre is proud to be advised by some of the leading global experts in iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia management.