The Department of Internal Medicine at Sengkang General Hospital consists a team of specialists who manage adult patients with medical conditions. Internal medicine specialists (often referred to as internists) undergo diverse sub-speciality medical training which enables them to provide comprehensive treatment coordinate care for patients with complex medical conditions.
The Department of Internal Medicine provides both inpatient and outpatient services. These include:
SWITCH Centre (Sengkang Weight Improvement Therapy and Complete Health)The SWITCH Centre is a hospital-based multidisciplinary team centre comprising bariatric surgeons, 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 physicians, vascular specialists, endovascular 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 provides inpatient and outpatient care for patients to optimize their co-morbidities in preparation for upcoming surgery.
Hypertension ClinicThe Hypertension Clinic provides specialized 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.
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.
Internists treat a broad range of medical conditions. Some of these conditions include allergies, skin disorders, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, arthritis, heart failure, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, gastroesophageal reflux, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, anxiety and depression. Internal medicine physicians also often manage complex patients with undifferentiated symptoms and multiple comorbidities.
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.
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).
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.
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