Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine at Sengkang General Hospital consists a team of specialists who manage adult patients with various medical conditions. Internal medicine specialists (often referred to as internists) undergo diverse sub-speciality medical training, enabling them to provide comprehensive treatment and coordinate care for patients with complex medical conditions.

We offer:

  • Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of adult patients with general medical conditions.
  • Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of adult patients with acute medical conditions.
  • Coordinating and providing holistic care for patients with multiple chronic conditions and multimorbidity.
  • Screening, evaluation, and management of cardiovascular risk factors.
  • Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients with drug allergies.
  • Pre-pregnancy counselling to couples, optimization of pre-pregnancy health condition and postpartum care with follow up on medical conditions during pregnancy. 

Clinical Services

The Department of Internal Medicine provides both inpatient and outpatient services, including: 


  • Inpatient adult General Medicine admissions
  • Inpatient Internal Medicine referrals including drug allergy and hypertension
  • Peri-operative medicine review under the SUPREME program
  • HOPE (Holistic Care for Peripheral Vascular Disease) Service


  • Outpatient General Medicine Ambulatory Clinics
  • Outpatient Sub-specialty Ambulatory Clinics:
    • SWITCH Centre (Sengkang Weight Improvement Therapy and Complete Health)
    • IMPaCT (Internal Medicine Perioperative Collaborative Team)
    • Hypertension Clinic
    • ACED Clinic (Acute Clinic for the Emergency Department)
    • Teleconsultations with our doctors
    • Pre-pregnancy counselling and optimization of health

Specialised Clinics

SWITCH Centre (Sengkang Weight Improvement Therapy and Complete Health)
The SWITCH Centre is a hospital-based multidisciplinary team centre comprising bariatric surgeons, internists, endocrinologists, physiotherapists, dietitians, and psychologists who work together to help overweight patients achieve long-term weight loss.

HOPE (Holistic Care for Peripheral Vascular Disease) Service
A multidisciplinary team consisting of internists, vascular surgeons, physiotherapists, podiatrists, and dietitians working together to provide holistic treatment for patients with peripheral vascular disease.

IMPaCT (Internal Medicine Perioperative Collaborative Team)
The IMPaCT team works in close collaboration with the department of anaesthesia and surgery to optimise perioperative care for surgical patients.

Hypertension Service
The Hypertension Clinic provides specialised evaluation and management for patients with difficult-to-control hypertension, as well as patients with young hypertension.

ACED (Acute Clinic for the Emergency Department) Clinic  
The ACED Clinic is a collaborative model between the SKH Department of Internal Medicine and the SKH Emergency Department to provide early review services for patients presenting to the Emergency Department that do not require admission.


Refer to the SKH teleconsultation webpage for further information.


 ;  ;   ;   ;   ;  ;   ;   ;   ;   ;   ;   ;   ;   ;  

Internal Medicine Conditions We Treat

Internal medicine is a broad field that aims to prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide range of diseases in adult patients. From managing general health to acute conditions to chronic illnesses, internal medicine doctors have extensive knowledge of illnesses in adults and are well-trained to know when a referral to a specialist is needed and to which specialist. Internal medicine physicians or doctors are also commonly known as internists.

Internists treat a broad range of medical conditions, including:

Differences between Internal Medicine and Family Medicine

While there is overlap between these two branches of medicine, the key difference resides in their patient demographics and the complexity of the medical conditions. Internal medicine focuses exclusively on adult medicine, while family medicine typically sees all the members of a family, regardless of their age. It is quite common for internal medicine doctors to work primarily in hospitals for patients who are admitted, as well as in outpatient clinics, while family medicine doctors work in outpatient settings. Internists manage more complex and specialized medical conditions for adults with multiple co-morbidities.

Locations and Contact Information

Internal Medicine Department Clinics Location:

  • Sengkang General Hospital, Medical Centre, Floor 5A

Operating Hours:

Contact Information:


Our Care Team

We serve as primary care physicians for our adult patients. Our goal is to provide dedicated care tailored to each individual patient. We also work closely with specialists from a variety of fields and allied health providers to deliver holistic care to our patients.