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Geriatric Medicine

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

NTFGH Clinic A42 Geriatric Medicine | Psychology

Clinic A42 Geriatric Medicine | Psychology

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Sat: 8.30am - 12.30pm
Sun & PH: Closed


Location
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Tower A – Specialist Outpatient Clinics
Level 4

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Photo of Dr Lydia Au
Credentials
MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Internal Med), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), FAMS (Geriatric Med)
Designations
Head of Division & Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
Specialties
Geriatric Medicine
Specialty Interests
Falls in the Elderly, Ortho Geriatrics, Osteoporosis
Institutions
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
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Credentials
MBBS (S'pore), MRCP (UK), MMed (Internal Med), Dip (Geriatric Med) (London), FAMS (Internal Med), FRCP (Edin)
Designations
Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
Specialties
Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine
Sub Specialties
Palliative Care
Specialty Interests
Functional & Mental Decline, Internal Medicine Problems in the Elderly
Institutions
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Photo of Dr Norhisham Bin Main
Credentials
MBBS (S'pore), Dip (Palliative Med) (Wales), MRCP (UK), MRCPS (Glasg), FAMS (Geriatric Med & Palliative Med)
Designations
Head of Division & Senior Consultant, Supportive Care & Palliative Medicine
Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
Specialties
Geriatric Medicine
Sub Specialties
Palliative Medicine
Specialty Interests
Advance Care Planning, Pain Management in Cancer, Organ Failure, the Elderly & End-of-Life Care
Institutions
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Photo of Dr Jasmine Lim
Credentials
MBBS (Flinders), MMed (Internal Med)
Designations
Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
Specialties
Geriatric Medicine
Institutions
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Photo of Dr Sze Yuen Lei
Credentials
MBBS (HK), MRCP (UK)
Designations
Consultant, Internal Medicine
Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
Specialties
Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine
Specialty Interests
Geriatric Medicine
Institutions
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Photo of Dr Tan Chin Kwok
Credentials
MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Internal Med), MRCP (UK)
Designations
Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
Specialties
Geriatric Medicine
Institutions
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Photo of Dr Melanie Tan
Credentials
MBBS (Monash)
Designations
Associate Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
Specialties
Geriatric Medicine
Institutions
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Photo of Dr Nydia Camelia
Credentials
MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Internal Med), MRCP (UK)
Designations
Associate Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
Specialties
Geriatric Medicine
Specialty Interests
​Dementia, Geriatric Oncology
Institutions
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
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Credentials
MBBS (Yangon)
Designations
Resident Physician II, Geriatric Medicine
Specialty Interests
Geriatric Medicine
Institutions
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
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Credentials
MD (Santo Tomas), Dip (Geriatric Med)
Designations
Resident Physician II, Geriatric Medicine
Specialty Interests
Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine
Institutions
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Photo of Dr Soh Cheng Cheng
Credentials
MBBS (S'pore), Dip (Geriatric Med), Dip (Family Med)
Designations
Visiting Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
Specialty Interests
Geriatric Medicine
Institutions
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital