My name is Andy Teh. I live on the beautiful island of Penang, Malaysia, where I was born and spent my formative years.
Having been abroad, where I received my education and postgraduate training, for over 22 years (during which I visited Malaysia only once), I returned to my hometown in 2003 when the opportunity arose to help a local private hospital achieve international accreditation – a first for the country!
I’ve settled down by the beach in Tanjung Bungah, a quiet suburb on the island’s northern coast. I know this area like the back of my hand – I lived here as a child before moving overseas.
I am best known for my work as a healthcare quality consultant. Jimmy Stewart, playing defense attorney Paul Biegler in Anatomy of a Murder, said, “People are many things.” I am no exception – my other roles include:
- Founder-owner, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer of a healthcare consulting firm;
- Mentor to healthcare quality and patient safety professionals in all corners of the globe;
- Coach to persons aspiring to become certified professionals in healthcare quality (CPHQs);
- Father to a teenage son;
- Ulcerative colitis patient;
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) battler;
- Cycling enthusiast;
- Ergonomic keyboard hobbyist;
- Weekend home improvement warrior; and
- Continuous learner of diverse topics.
My healthcare consulting firm, Teh & Associates, has been operating from Penang since 2009.
DrAndyTeh.com (Dr Andy Teh dot com) is my personal blog, where I share my thoughts on several topics of interest to me:
- Thriving with chronic health problems, especially ulcerative colitis and IBS;
- Peak performance for endurance sports, including training, nutrition, and psychology; and
- Road cycling, a sport I returned to recently after a decade-long hiatus, and cycling paraphernalia.
Some visitors to this site might look for one of two other things (for which they have sought my help in the past):
- How to install the meta-analysis commands metan and metafunnel in Stata. I wrote this post on one of my earlier blogs in 2012. I ported the post to this site because of its historical popularity and presumed usefulness to those on older versions of Stata. See all my posts on Stata.
- Vintage mechanical keyboards, particularly International Business Machines (IBM) Model M and Model F keyboards. I collected these buckling-spring switch, aka “clicky,” keyboards for several years. What started as a curiosity about the IBM Model M keyboard turned into an obsession with its predecessor, the IBM Model F. I preferred the key switch feel and the overall quality of the IBM Model F keyboards. In my quest to own the perfect daily-driver keyboard (which turned out to be an IBM Model F PC/AT), I gained a surplus of keyboards and parts through several obscure sources. I have sold most of these items to other international mechanical keyboard community members. To help with my wrist repetitive strain injury (RSI) and bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), I now use a Kinesis Model 100 (contoured keyboard). I still have some vintage IBM keyboard parts, which I will probably sell in the future. Among my collection are some genuine (non-repro) IBM Model M/F keycaps for sale – get in touch if you need the odd replacement keycap or two.