European Wellness™ Philippine Team
Our team consists of dedicated and energetic health professionals, skilled and experienced in the arts of preventative, regenerative, holistic cellular health and micro biological medicine.
Dr. Baira’s extensive and diverse background, years of clinical experience, dedication to caring well for his patients, and active interest in research and innovation gave him the opportunity to sort out complex issues and develop customized treatment plans incorporating a multifaceted range and depth of biologically intelligent options to meet his patients' needs. He empowers patient with alternative range of holistic options offering tools needed to heal and feel well with their body and support that they need to achieve true health and well-being in any stages of their lives while avoiding the potential side effects and risks of synthetic hormones, pharmaceutical medications, and surgery.
Dr. Baira obtained his medical degree from Far Eastern University in 1984, passing the licensure board exam the following year. He started his specialization in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, serving as a Senior Medical Doctor in one of the top 5 hospitals in the Philippines, Asian Hospital & Medical Center since 2002. Realizing that his specialty is female-dominated, he then decided to widen his medical practice by going through several training in complementary and alternative medicine which led to his consultancy with the Center for Advanced Complementary Medicine in Manila. In addition, he also completed and holds a Master's degree in Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Ateneo Graduate School of Business.
In 1993, he was one of the only two Filipino medical doctors awarded with the opportunity to practice in Belau National Hospital - Republic of Palau, Micronesia. In 1998, he underwent training in Sydney, Australia for studies on the female and male reproductive health. In 2010, he was part of a pioneering study group in Male Sexual Health addressing male issues such as Erectile Dysfunction and Prostate problem prevalence utilizing clinically proven treatment modalities. In 2015, he launched and introduced of Preventive Health Care Program in partnership with Vital C Health in Ghana, West Africa. He is a former Training Director for 2 Medical Transcription schools in Metro Manila where he developed a trainer's manual in medical transcription and courseware.
Dr. Baira incorporated integrative medicine in his practice for the past 10 years specializing in anti-aging and rejuvenation programs utilizing an integrated treatment modalities. He is an active member of Philippine Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society, Phil Society for the Study of the Aging Male Foundation and Commission on Population and Development. Equipped with a wide understanding of holistic health, currently he is a sought after consultant and lecturer for several nutraceutical companies in the country.
Ariel Baira, MD
Integrative & Biological Medicine
As OIC for Patient Services she works directly with the staff for all European Wellness clinics in The Philippines implementing policies that best provide patient care services to meet their treatment goals. Prior to joining European Wellness Retreat, she was an OR nurse in one of the leading eye institute in the country. Her influence to the science of medicine stems from her family of nurses and doctors where she gained exposure at an early age. She graduated from Manila Doctor's College and received her license in the same year she graduated.
Fabrienne Danica Escandor
OIC - Patient Services
Multidisciplinary Team Consultation
Medical Advisory Board
Later, in 2009 I moved out to continue my work and research in South-east Asia. Over the years of work in Asia apart from busy clinical practice, I presented in multiple medical conferences and congresses, conducted workshops, seminars and professional training for doctors. In 2013 Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery gave me grant and brought me to Japan to participate in their Annual meeting and present results of our study. I always belonged to the team that was trying our best to be the First and the Best in what we do. I greatly value the years I spent working as part of the wonderful team of glorious Hospital of Queen Elizabeth.
I always believed that in curing people principle of Ablata causa tollitur effectus, as ancient Latin’s used to say, is primarily important. That is what sometimes contemporary medicine is forgetting about. We need to pay more attention to the actual root of the disease, its cause. And, once we eliminate it we have more chances for success. It is vitally important to give the body best chances for self-healing and self-recovery as well. When we cease the cause, we cease the effect.
We believe that future belongs to regenerative and preventive medicine that also employs biological natural remedies. It is also well expressed by quote of Terence McKenna who said, “Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up.”
Dr. Dmitry Klokol, MD, GCP, PhD
European Wellness Group
Ex-co-founder and owner of the LD Suisse Group with more than 600 permanent professional staff worldwide, a Swiss based HQ in Geneva with Clinics in Lustmuhle, Lugano, Frankfurt and various parts of the world. LD Suisse Group also have an established multinational Asia Pacific Hub with more than 250 specialised tertiary staff in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia with a work force drawn from more than 10 nationalities in UK, Russia, Germany, USA, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Bangkok, and a South American office in Ecuador.
Currently Chairman of the European Wellness International Group, Germany, with a chain of International biological, intergrative and regenerative medical clinics all over the world – including 3 in Switzerland and Germany, with 12 others across China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UAE, etc.
The 25 hospitals, clinics and centers under his leadership are centers for revitalization and youth restoration, medical diagnostic centre which is popular among prominent VIP figures from America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including members of royalty, celebrities and head of states.
Pioneered and introduced together with his wife and co-founder Professor Dr. Michelle Wong, Cellular Therapy & Biological Medicine across vast regions of the world in the Eighties and Stem Cell Therapies into Asia since 2002.
He steered a vast network of physicians across the Asia-Pacific region and led an international team of anti-aging doctors and professors to provide technical training programs in the region on precursor stem cell therapies and implantation methods. He is actively involved in pioneering industry research and development initiatives in the field of regenerative and biological medicine in Germany, Switzerland and Europe. Being a speaker himself, he has conducted – together with Professor Dr. Michelle Wong and the European medical team – more than 1000 lectures, seminars and symposiums worldwide across more than 60 countries in the field of anti-aging, regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies.
Received the Dato’ state honor title of Malaysia in 2011, which is the state honor of Malaysia – equivalent in rank to a Knight or Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (GBE), allowing Professor Mike to use the title Dato’. Received the Dato’ Sri state honor title of Malaysia in 2013, which is a higher state honor equivalent to ‘Lordship’ in 2013 giving the rank of Dato’ Sri.
Prof. Dato Sri Dr. Mike Ks Chan
Scientist & Senior Researcher
Katherine had more than two decades of combined experience in the hotel management and wellness hospitality industry. The inter-related discipline of industries provided her the opportunity in leading multidisciplinary teams of top wellness resorts and integrative medicine clinics in the country to conceptualize business models and design facilities dedicated to promoting science-based integrated health care programs.
Since 2012, Katherine’s consulting experience and insights have taken over various world-class wellness resort and integrative medicine clinic projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, the Caribbean among others from conceptualization to profitable realization and ongoing management. Her passion for wellness hospitality consulting grew exponentially after setting up the very first chain of integrative medicine facility in the Philippines within an ambulatory clinic setting which was accredited by the Accreditation Canada under the International Society for Quality in Health Care.
Before consulting in wellness hospitality, she held an international general management position for a Singapore-based Medical Spa which she successfully positioned as the very first Urban Medical Spa promoting preventive health through natural medicine. Under her leadership, the center achieved several local and international citations and awards as one of the top medical spas in Asia. As a previous hotel management executive, she successfully established pre-opening & marketing management of several hotels/resorts during her stint as a Corporate Marketing Director for one of the top hotel management companies in The Philippines.
She has a business degree in Marketing from St. Paul College and a Master's in Business Administration from Ateneo Graduate School of Business. She is currently pursuing a degree in Culinary Medicine. She attended several international training and seminars in spa and wellness center management and safety regulations in HK, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.
Paolo obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila Law School, and likewise holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Westminster in London, England, as a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology, with Upper Second Class Honours.