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Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine at Sengkang General Hospital is the home of the Department of Medicine's primary care activities - incorporating educational, outpatient and inpatient services that focus on prevention of disease. Our team of Internal medicine physicians (often referred to as internists) come with combined decades of clinical expertise in preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases that affect adult patients of all ages in a wide variety of conditions. Their diverse sub-speciality training enables a cohesive and collaborative environment which ensures the highest quality of care and standards of safety.

Our Clinical Services

Through careful diagnosis and clinical care, our internists aim to slow the progress of our patient’s condition and alleviate pain and discomfort while accompanying them on the road to recovery. Our clinical services encompass a variety of treatments for both inpatient and outpatient care. They include:

  • Inpatient Adult General Medicine Admissions
  • Inpatient and Outpatient General
  • Medicine Department Referrals
  • Outpatient Sub Specialty ambulatory clinics:
    • Metabolic Clinics
    • Women's Health Clinics
    • Multimorbid Clinics and Complex Chronic diseases Clinics
  • Diagnosis, Evaluation, Management of adult patients with general medical conditions (fever, weight loss, anaemia, electrolyte imbalances, leg swelling, general infections, nutrition)
  • Diagnosis, Evaluation, Management of adult patients with acute medical conditions (chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, syncope, abdominal pain, back pain)
  • Evaluation, Management of patients with chronic complex and multimorbidity requiring a personal one-stop physician for holistic care
  • Screening, Evaluation, Management of Cardiovascular Risk factors (Obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, peripheral vascular disease, Diabetes)
  • Screening, Evaluation, Management of Women's health-related conditions (cancer screening, wellbeing and fitness)
  • Diagnosis, Evaluation and Management of patients with allergies (Drug, Food)
  • Vaccination Services
  • General health screening and preventative medicine with health promotion

Our Internal Medicine Centres/Clinics

SWITCH Centre (Sengkang Weight Improvement Therapy and Complete Health)
The SWITCH Centre is a hospital-based multidisciplinary team centre consisting of bariatric surgeons, endocrinologists, physiotherapists, dietitians and psychologists who work together to deliver a comprehensive weight-loss programme, based on latest scientific evidence.

HOPE (Holistic Care for Peripheral Vascular Disease) Clinic
A multidisciplinary team consisting of vascular specialists, endovascular surgeons, physiotherapist, podiatry, dietitian, working together to provide the most appropriate treatment for patients with peripheral vascular diseases (e.g. diabetic foot disease) to have a one-stop seamless evaluation to improve mortality and morbidity of the condition.

Intenral Medicine Department Facilities

  • Inpatient Services
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Tertiary care investigations

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Internal Medicine Conditions We Treat


General adult inpatient admission conditions
General Medicine Symptoms
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Leg swelling
  • General infections
Acute medicine Symptoms

Metabolic Conditions
Nutritional and Electrolyte associated conditions
Allergy related conditions
Women’s Health Screening


Internal Medicine Treatments Offered

FAQs

What is internal medicine?

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 an expansive knowledge of illness 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.

What does an internal medicine doctor treat?

Internal medicine is an expansive field with which prevents, diagnoses and treats a wide array of conditions, including allergies, skin disorders, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, arthritis heart failure, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, anxiety and depression, to name a few. Internal medicine doctors often deal with diseases that involve multiple organ systems so taking a patient’s medical history into account is vital.

What is the difference between internal medicine and family medicine?

While there is overlap between these two branches of medicine, the key difference resides in their patient demographics. 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 while family medicine doctors work in outpatient settings.

Where is the internal medicine department located?

SKH’s Internal Medicine Department is led by a team of doctors and specialists who are well-trained and ready to provide adult patients with a comprehensive and high level of medical care. Our Internal Medicine Department is located on floor 5A of our Medical Centre at Sengkang General Hospital, and our operating hours can be found here: https://www.skh.com.sg/patient-care/clinic-locations. You can get in touch with us through our phone line on +65 6930 5000 (24 hrs).

 

Our Care Team

We serve as primary care physicians for our adult patients. Our goal is to provide dedicated care in a friendly setting, recognising the uniqueness of each individual patient. We provide comprehensive care to patients suffering from both common and complex disorders. In many cases, any one illness can affect more than one organ at the same time, which is why we work closely with specialists from a variety of fields. SKH’s internal medicine doctors also engage in a diverse range of activities, including outpatient care, inpatient care, and research.

 

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