Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine provides both inpatient and outpatient specialist care for the elderly aged 75 and above. We receive referrals from intra-hospital departments, polyclinics and general practitioners. Self-referrals may also be made through our outpatient clinics as private referrals.

The elderly often have multiple chronic diseases coupled with functional and psychosocial impairment. Hence, our team will provide a comprehensive geriatric assessment of our patients and adopt a multi-disciplinary approach in the management of their conditions. The care team consists of doctors, nurses and Allied Health Professionals, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, podiatrists and medical social workers where necessary.

We provide inpatient and outpatient palliative care to help improve patients’ quality of life. Our multi-disciplinary team helps patients and their next-of-kin cope with terminal or life-threatening diseases and optimise end-of-life care. We also partner community based services, home hospice services and inpatient hospice units to provide care and bereavement support to patients’ families.

We provide specialist assessment and individual holistic management for the elderly with conditions such as:

  • Multiple falls or difficulty with walking (due to weakness, joint problems or unsteadiness)
  • Memory, mood and behavioral problems
  • Bladder and bowel control problems

In addition, we also have a caregiver support group for those taking care of their elderly parents or relatives suffering from dementia.

Specialist Consultation

Each specialist assessment takes approximately an hour. Patients will first see a nurse for an initial interview before a detailed assessment by one of our doctors.

On the day of your first appointment, please arrive punctually and bring along the following items:

  • Existing medication
  • Medical reports
  • Referral letter
  • Spectacles
  • Walking aid

Dr Lydia Au

Director & Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Internal Med), MRCP (UK), FAMS (Geriatric Med)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Geriatric Medicine

Specialty Interests

Falls in the Elderly, Ortho Geriatrics, Osteoporosis

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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A/Prof Yap Keng Bee

Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine & Palliative Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCP (UK), MMed (Internal Med), Dip (Geriatric Med) (London), FAMS (Internal Med), FRCP (Edin)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine

Specialty Interests

Functional & Mental Decline, Internal Medicine Problems in the Elderly

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Dr Lee Jer En

Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCP (UK), FAMS (Geriatric Medicine), Dip (Acup) (SCTCM)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Geriatric Medicine

Specialty Interests

Pain Medicine

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr Norhisham Bin Main

Director, Supportive Care & Palliative Medicine
Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine & Palliative Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), Dip (Palliative Med) (Wales), MRCP (UK), MRCPS (Glasg), FAMS (Geriatric Med & Palliative Med)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Medicine

Specialty Interests

Advance Care Planning, Pain Management in Cancer, Organ Failure, the Elderly & End-of-Life Care

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr Sze Yuen Lei

Consultant, Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (HK), MRCP (UK)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Specialty Interests

Geriatric Medicine

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Dr Tan Chin Kwok

Consultant, Geriatric Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Internal Med), MRCP (UK)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Geriatric Medicine

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr Jasmine Lim

Associate Consultant, Geriatric Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (Flinders), MMed (Internal Med)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Geriatric Medicine

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Dr Murugam Vengadasalam

Associate Consultant, Geriatric Medicine & Palliative Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (London), MRCP (UK)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Palliative Medicine

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr Nydia Camelia

Associate Consultant, Geriatric Medicine

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Internal Med), MRCP (UK)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Geriatric Medicine

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr Neoh Sue Wern

Registrar

Professional Qualifications

MB BCh BAO, LRCP & SI (NUI), MRCP (UK)

Specialty Interests

Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine

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Dr Summer Natsuko Ishikawa

Senior Resident Physician

Professional Qualifications

MB ChB (Leeds), MRCP (UK), Dip (Family Med), Dip (Occupational Med)

Specialty Interests

Geriatric Medicine

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Dr Ei The Htike

Resident Physician

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (Yangon)

Specialty Interests

Geriatric Medicine

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Dr Ma Corazon Fatima Calida

Resident Physician

Professional Qualifications

MD (Santo Tomas), Dip (Geriatric Med)

Specialty Interests

Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr Soh Cheng Cheng

Visiting Clinician

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), Dip (Geriatric Med), Dip (Family Med)

Specialty Interests

Geriatric Medicine

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Geriatric Medicine services are available at:

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609606

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ENQUIRIES

6716 2000
(24 hours)

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APPOINTMENT LINE

6716 2222
(Mon - Fri: 8am - 5.30pm; Sat: 8am - 12.30pm)

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