1. The Waiting Time is Long

The universal rule of demand and supply applies.  There is this good doctor.  And there is only one of him or her.  Well, guess what?  There is indeed a lot of people who would want to see this particular doctor !  It does sound very much like deciding on which Char Kway Teow stall to buy your noodles from in a food centre.  A good reputation as a doctor takes a long time to build.  And when a level of reputation is achieved, one can be certain that patients keep coming back for more.  And not only them, but their parents, cousins, colleagues, nephews and nieces too.  Try not to give up waiting for a good doctor, there is a reason for his or her popularity.  Some of us feel happy to be the only patient in a clinic, seemingly given exclusive attention by numerous staff.  But wait.  Ask yourself: Why is no one else here ?

2. The Specialist Does Not Offer Extras 

A specialist has chosen sometime in their medical training to focus on a certain area of practice.   And most of them stuck to that area when they were employed in a public hospital.  But when they arrived in the jungle of private practise, things changed.  Free of institutional restrictions, GPs and specialists begin to offer more services and products.  It is now well known that many doctors can undergo a short course and rebrand themselves as Aesthetics Doctors, which is pretty specialist-sounding to most people.  And so, if the GPs can do it, why can’t other specialists?  And so they do.  Is your specialist concentrating on the liver or kidney or ovaries, or is he/she offering you botox, liposuction or “body contouring”, and even “medical grade” face creams and skin cleansers ?   I have a hard time believing all this extras is not profit-driven.  I, for one, will not be a patient of a clinic that is competing for the beauty parlour dollar.  Who knows, maybe one day some doctors might offer “medical grade” manicures too?   Take a good look at your doctor’s website.  Make sure the physician or surgeon is indeed a specialist and not the proverbial Jack of All Trades.

5 ways to tell if the doctor is good

3. No Excessive Advertising – Preferably None !

In the days of old, when doctors were forbidden to advertise, reputations were built through word of mouth.   These days doctors advertise themselves no differently from manufacturers of mobile phones, soft drinks, running shoes and toys.  Their advertisements can be seen in newspapers, lifestyle magazines, and on the Internet.  If you are reading this, chances are high you have been searching for good doctors and spotted many Google ads in the search results.  Doctors should have websites.  The information on the website helps potential patients or their loved ones to find a suitable doctor online.   But I see advertising as a weakness of a medical professional who is not happy just to build a good reputation through word of mouth or peer recommendation.   And as the number of medical advertisement increases, the temptation to aggrandise themselves escalates.  Their clinic is suddenly “premier”.  The doctor is “renowned”.   Taglines and slogans now abound: “Exquisite Tummy Tucks” and “Bigger Breasts Now!” says an ad from a cosmetic surgeon.  “Relief your pain instantly!”.   And if you click on enough of these ads, you might have noticed that some doctors buy numerous slots such that no matter which ad you click on, it always leads to the same doctor !

4. The Doctor Stays Put in One Place

While not always true, most good doctors with a sizeable following stay in one hospital or medical centre.  They generally have too many patients to cope with in one hospital and feel it is best to be available all the time in case the hospital wards need them urgently.   So if your specialist’s address is at Mount Alvernia, he or she should be stationed there most of the time.  Some doctors run a “satellite clinic” somewhere else.  This secondary clinic serves to “catch” potential patients in an HDB estate or a shopping mall who would otherwise not go to a hospital.  Then there are doctors who seem to be operating in a few hospitals in any given week.  2 days in Mount Alvernia, Wednesdays in Novena and another 2 days in Mount Elizabeth.  Now, I have serious reservations about that.  Are they spreading their bets and trying to catch as many patients in as many places as possible?  Will he be in the right hospital when I really need him to see me ?  I am not sure.

5. The Doctor  Tells You to Take Your Time

Many patients complain that they felt rushed into a decision about surgery.  Let us face it.  Surgeons earn money doing surgery.  One more surgery that week is going to increase his income a fair bit.  Let us suppose the surgery is indeed necessary.  I would want my surgeon to explain the rationale for the surgery.  And I will need time to think about it.  And I might want to seek a second opinion.  And possibly even a third opinion if the type of surgery is rare or risky.    A Vietnamese patient once commented that her surgeon rushed her to make a decision regarding surgery because it was a “serious” condition, but at the same time suggested that she can get a breast surgeon colleague to increase her bustline.  Alarm bells went off in her head and she immediately looked around for other doctors.  And fortunately for her, she found another surgeon who does that operation for a much lower cost, without the boobs-upsizing side dish.

 

Gynecologist

Dr. Eugene Lim Ui Chong

#04-06 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth S(228510)

+65 6737 7377

 

Facilities and Services :

  • Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Joint aspiration and injection (arthrocentesis)
  • Soft tissue injection
  • Trigger point deactivation
  • Injection/infusion of biologics

 

 

Gynecologist
Dr. Boey Mee Leng – Rheumatology
#13-05 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,
3 Mount Elizabeth S(228510)

+65 6737 2366

 

Rheumatology Services include consultation on:
A wide range of disorders including:
Systemic Lupus Erythernations (SLE)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Spondyloarthropathies – Ankylosy Spondyhtis (AS)
Psoriatic Arthritis
Sjogren’s Syndrome
Vasculitides
Antrphosphohpid Antilidy Syndrome (APS)
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis
Intra-anticular joint injections

Aglow Baby & Child Specialist Clinic
101 Thomson Rd #02-09 United Square Singapore 307591

 

Bishan Baby & Child Clinic
Blk 502 Bishan St 11 #01-350 Singapore 570502 Tel: 63537188

 

Bishan Children Clinic
Blk 279 Bishan St 24 #01-50 Singapore 570279 Tel: 64533933

 

Children’s Clinic
BLK 177 Toa Payoh Central #01-160 Singapore 310177 Tel: 63540662

 

Chye Children Clinic
Blk 54 Toa Payoh Lor 5 #01-190 Singapore 310054 Tel: 62521801

 

Kids Clinic @ Bishan
Blk 116 Bishan Street 12 #01-28 Bishan View Singapore 570116 General Enquiries: –

 

Paediatric Centre
339 Thomson Rd #03-05/06 Thomson Medical Centre Singapore 307677 General Enquiries: 62595913

 

Paediatric Centre (Bishan)
Blk 279 Bishan Street 24 #01-50 Singapore 570279 General Enquiries: 64533933

 

Singapore Baby & Child Clinic (Sbcc Clinic Pte Ltd)
Blk 726 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-4154/4156 Singapore 560726 General Enquiries: 64568874

 

 

 

 

 

The following orthodontists are members of the Association of Orthodontists Singapore. They are required to have higher qualifications in orthodontics.  Orthodontists are qualified specialists for prescribing the use of braces on your teeth.  Please read more about orthodontics and braces here.

Dr Ang Bak Chye
#06-35 Lucky Plaza
304 Orchard Road
Singapore 238863
Tel: 6235 9976
Fax: 62359380

 

Dr Ang Poh Kang
@Just Braces.Dental Centre
9 Penang Road
#07-05 Park Mall
Singapore 238459
Tel: 6338 7580
Fax: 6338 7549

 

Dr Susan Boey
Q & M Dental Group
180 Kitchener Road
#B1-13/15 City Square Mall
Singapore 208539
Tel: 6509 1133

 

Dr Boey Pui Yunn
Neuglow Dental @ Somerset
111 Somerset Road
#02-02
Singapore 238164
Tel : 6732 2237
Fax : 6735 3498
www.neuglowdental.com/somerset/

 

Dr Canon Chong
OrthoSmile Dental Practice
Novena Medical Centre@Square 2
10 Sinaran Drive
#09-29
Singapore 307506
Tel: 63976880
Fax: 63976811

 

Dr Chan Feng Yi
National Dental Centre
5 Second Hospital Avenue
Singapore 168938
Tel: 63248802

 

Dr Chang Hui Sing
Thomson Dental Surgeons Pte Ltd
290 Orchard Road
#06-01 Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel: 6737 9831

 

Dr Serene Chee
Bites and Braces
19 Tanglin Road #06-12
Tanglin Shopping Centre
Singapore 247909
Tel: 67378684

 

Dr Alfred Cheng
Alfred Cheng Orthodontic Clinic
3 Mount Elizabeth #03-03
Singapore 228510
Tel: 67355635

 

Dr Eileen Ching
The Smile Division Dental Surgeons @Orchard
304 Orchard Road
#02-105 Lucky Plaza
Singapore 238863
Tel: 6738 7990

 

Dr Chong Yea Hwe
T32 Dental Centre
1 Orchard Boulevard
Camden Medical Centre
#17-00
Singapore 248649
Tel: (65) 6733 1388

 

Dr Chong Kim Cheong
Tooth Art Dental Centre
501 Orchard Road
#04-04A Wheelock Place
Singapore 238880

 

Dr Sebastian Chow
3 Mount Elizabeth
#03-08 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510
Tel: 67384351

 

Dr Chua Ai Lian
290 Orchard Road
# 11-06 Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel: 6738 9332

 

Dr Djeng Shih Kien
Ko Djeng Gleneagles Pte Ltd
Orchard Medical Specialist Centre
304 Orchard Road
#05-15 Lucky Plaza
Singapore 238863
Tel: 6734 3163

 

Dr Heng Aik Jin
Beacon Bright Dental Surgeons
9 Penang Road
# 07 – 20 Park Mall
Singapore 238459

 

Dr Heng Jee Kuan
Novena Dental Aesthetic Practice Pte Ltd
Center for Aesthetic Dentistry
10 Sinaran Drive #09-34
Novena Medical Center
Singapore 307506
Tel: 6397 7097

 

Dr Henry Ho
Thomson Specialist Dentistry
8 Sinaran Drive
#07-08
Novena Specialist Centre
Singapore 307470
Tel: +65-62551771

 

Dr Ho Kar Kaye
19 Tanglin Road
#06-23 Tanglin Shopping Centre
Singapore 247909
Tel: 6737 6628

 

Dr Hong Yong Huat
360 Orchard Road #01-14
Singapore 238869
Tel: 67346522

 

Dr Hwang Yee Cheau
The Penthouse
391B Orchard Road
#26-01 Ngee Ann City Tower B
Singapore 238874
Tel: 6737 9011

 

Dr Kaan Sheung Kin
The Oral Care Centre
10 Sinran Drive #10-29
Novena Medical Centre @ Square 2
Singapore 307506
Tel: 63976990

 

Dr Koh Chay Hui
290 Orchard Road
#09-16/17 Paragon
Singapore 238559
Tel: 68380922

 

Dr Koh Poh Leong Kelvin
OrthoSmile Dental Practice
Novena Medical Centre@Square 2
10 Sinaran Drive
#09-29
Singapore 307506
Tel: 63976880

 

Dr Catherine Lee
Camden Medical Centre
1 Orchard Boulevard #06-05
Singapore 248649
Tel: 68359571

 

Dr Lee Pheng Hean Bryce
391-B Orchard Road #08-09
Ngee Ann City Tower B
Singapore 238874
Tel: 67372777

 

Dr Geraldine Lee
The Oral Care Centre
10 Sinran Drive #10-29
Novena Medical Centre @ Square 2
Singapore 307506
Tel: 63976990

 

Dr David Lee Yew Keong
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
#04-04
3 Mount Elizabeth
Singapore 228510
Tel: 6734 0007

 

Dr Leong Se Mean
Q & M Toa Payoh
Blk 177 Toa Payoh Central
#01-150
Singapore 310177

 

Dr Arthur Lim Chong Yang
The Dental Profile
19 Tanglin Road
#05-24 Tanglin Shopping Centre
Singapore 247909
Tel: 6835 0322

 

Dr Lim Hong Meng
Mount Elizabeth Orthodontic Clinic
3 Mount Elizabeth
#10-03 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510
Tel: 6327 2237

 

Dr Lim Janee
Raffles Dental
585 North Bridge Road
Raffles Hospital #13-00
Singapore 188770

 

Dr Lim Wee Sang
Pinnacle Dental Group
10 Collyer Quay #07-01
Ocean Building
Singapore 049315
Tel: 65320282

 

Dr Lo Tong Soon
Ho Kee Hai & Partners
290 Orchard Road
Paragon Medical Centre
#13-10/11/12
Singapore 238859
Tel: 62357498

 

Dr Loh Kai Woh
#04-125 Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road
Singapore 228213
Tel: 6733 2268

 

Dr Sharon Loh
Epismile Inc Dental Group
301 Upper Thomson Road
#02-30 Thomson Plaza
Singapore 574408
Tel: 65540552

 

Dr Loh Eu-Min Eugene Lester
#08-05, The Heeren,
260 Orchard Road,
Singapore 238855
Tel: 67377375

 

Dr Loh Soo Ann
SA Loh Dental Surgery
80 Marine Parade Road
# 05-23 Parkway Parade
Singapore 449269

 

Dr. Low Hwee Hiang
Twin City Medical and Dental Clinic,
Ngee Ann City, Tower B,
391B Orchard Road,
#08-07, Singapore 238874

 

Dr Low Gim Hong
The Smile Division Dental Surgery
@ CCK
10 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
#01-02 Choa Chu Kang MRT
Singapore 689810
Tel: 64623349

 

Dr Lye Thim Loke
#05-39/43 Tanglin Shopping Centre
19 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247909
Tel: 6737 3833

 

Dr Mok Tong Bee
Tiong Bahru Dental Surgery
302 Tiong Bahru Road
#06-04 Tiong Bahru Plaza
Singapore 168732
Tel: 62713083

 

Dr Geraldine Oh
Smileworks Pte Ltd
290 Orchard Rd
#11-11/12, Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel: 62389318

 

Dr Ong Hoe Boon
KO Djeng Gleneagles Pte Ltd
304 Orchard Road, #05-15, Lucky Plaza,
Orchard Medical Specialists’ Centre
Singapore 238863
Tel: (65) 67343163

 

Dr Dale Phan Kok Leong
Smile Avenue Dentistry
10 Sinaran Drive #11-18
Novena Medical Center @ Square 2
Singapore 307506
Tel : 63972818

 

Dr Poon Kah Chai
290 Orchard Road
#09-05/06 Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel: 67345155

 

Dr Poon Kee Hoon
Twin City Medical and Dental Clinic
Ngee Ann City Tower B
391B Orchard Road Unit 08-07
Singapore 238874
Tel: 62352511

 

Dr Poon Kee Hwang
Neuglow  Dental Suites
111 Somerset Road
#02-01/02
Singapore 238164
Tel : 6732 2237

 

Dr Zulfikri Salikin
163 Tanglin Road
#03-20 Tanglin Mall
Singapore 247933
Tel: 68362262

 

Dr Shue Yoke Shien Jennie
#04-28 Eastpoint Mall
3 Simei Street 6
Singapore 528833
Tel: 6787 2032

 

Dr Tan Hwee Hiang
Aesthetic Dental Surgery
9 Penang Road #07-01
Park Mall
Singapore 238459
Tel: 63333233

 

Dr Tan Kok Liang
Embrace Dental Surgery
360 Orchard Road
#01-14 International Building
Singapore 238869
Tel: 6235 6325

 

Dr Tan Lam Seng
A Line Dental Surgery
1 Coleman Street
#03-01 The Adelphi
Singapore 179803
Tel: 68372722

 

Dr Ronald Tan Hwa Ann
Blk 506 Tampines Central 1
#01-361
Singapore 520506
Tel: 67882262

 

Dr Tan Tzee Jen
Scotts Dental Centre
1 Scotts Road #15-01, Shaw Centre
Singapore 228208
Tel: 68870380

 

Dr Vivien Tan
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Tower C, Level 6
90, Yishun Central
Singapore 768828

 

Dr Tan It Sing, Audrey
Mount Elizabeth Orthodontic Clinic
#10-03 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth
Singapore 228510
Tel: 6327 2237

 

Dr Anna Tang
Royce Dental Surgery
Block 328, #01-206,
Clementi Ave 2,
Singapore 120328
Tel – 67743586
www.roycedental.com.sg

 

Dr Margaret Tang
Tangs Dental Group
6 Napier Road
#06-07 Gleneagles Medical Centre
Singapore 258499
Tel: 6479 9883

 

Dr Tng Thiam Huat
The Penthouse
391B Orchard Road
#26-01 Ngee Ann City Tower B
Singapore 238874
Tel: 6737 9011

 

Dr Stefan Vaz
Blk 121, Pasir Ris St 11,
#11-467
Singapore 510121
Tel: 6584 5836

 

Dr Wee Teng Yau
Alfred Cheng Orthodontic Clinic
3 Mount Elizabeth #03-03
Singapore 228510
Tel: 67355635

 

Dr Wong Dai Chong Harris
Q & M Dental Surgery
450 Clementi Ave 3
#01-283
Singapore 120450
Tel: 67782768

 

Dr Florence Wong Liping
Dr. K.S. Wong & Partners Dental Surgery Pte Ltd
5 Koek Road #06-10
Cuppage Plaza
Singapore 228796
Tel: 62358421

 

Dr VicPearly Wong
T32 Dental Centre
1 Orchard Boulevard
Camden Medical Centre
#17-00
Singapore 248649
Tel: (65) 6733 1388

 

Dr Patricia Yeong
Specialist Dental Group
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3, Mount Elizabeth, #08-08/ #08-10
Singapore 228510
Tel: 67349393
www.specialistdentalgroup.com

 

 

 

 

Baby & Child Medical Group Pte Ltd
Blk 828 Tampines St 81 #01-238 Singapore 520828 Tel: 67831955

Junior Baby & Child Clinic
Blk 57 Marine Terrace #01-133 Singapore 440057 Tel: 64441123

Katong Baby And Child Clinic
207 East Coast Rd Singapore 428906 Tel: 63441436

Kidslink Children’s Clinic
Blk 136 Bedok North Ave 3 #01-154 Singapore 460136 Tel: 62433243

Raffles Children’s Centre
300 Tampines Avenue 5 #01-05 Tampines Junction Singapore 529653 Tel: 67882288

Tay Baby & Child Clinic
Blk 510 Bedok North St 3 #01-47 Singapore 460510 Tel: 64497672

KIDSLINK CHILDREN’S CLINIC
Blk 353, Jurong East Street 31 #01-111 S600353
(Opposite Chinese Garden MRT)
Tel: 6567 5600

Anne’s Baby And Child Clinic
Blk 214 Jurong East St 21 #01-433 Singapore 600214 General Enquiries: 65667216

Alpha Baby And Child Specialists 
1 Jurong West Central 2 #06-13 Jurong Point Shopping Centre Singapore 648886 General Enquiries: 67958660

Anthony’s Baby & Child Clinic. Blk 327, Hougang Avenue 5 Tel 62883279

Dr Vanessa Tan @ Kidslink Seng Kang – Tel: 63884466. It’s at Blk 237 Compassvale Walk

Dr Lilian Lim  / Dr Allyson Tan, Kids Clinic  Rivermall Mall

Kidslink Children’s Clinic 168 Punggol Field #04-08 Punggol Plaza Singapore 820168 Tel: 68861488

Ooi Baby And Child Clinic Pte Ltd Blk 417 Yishun Ave 11 #01-327 Singapore 760417 Tel: 67565070

Gynecologist

Dental Surgeon: Dr Ansgar Cheng

Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental Implants
Veneers,Dentures, Bridges,
Dental Treatment of Medically Compromised Patients
Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
Dental Oncology

3 Mount Elizabeth #08-08
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510

(+65) 6734 9393

Gynecologist

Gynecologist: Dr Adelina Wong

Treatment areas:

  • Obstetrics / Pregnancy
  • 3D Ultrasound fetal scan
  • IVF Fertility treatment

339 Thomson Road,
#06-04, Thomson Medical Centre
Singapore 307677

 

Gynecologist

Gynecologist: Dr Ann Tan

Treatment areas:

  • Obstetrics / Pregnancy
  • Ultrasound scan
  • Fertility Treatment / IVF
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • Fetal blood cells in maternal blood
  • Maternal serum screening

290 Orchard Road #20-01 Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel: (65) 6887 1103


Gynecologist

ENT Specialist: Dr Adrian Saurajen

Treatment areas:

  • Tonsillectomy/Palate surgery (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty)
  • Palatal advancement surgery
  • Tongue base advancement
  • Repose suture for tongue base
  • Epiglottic stiffening surgery
  • Upper and Lower Jaw Advancement

12-13, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228510

(65) 6887 0800

www.entsnoring.com

Gynecologist

Gynecologist: Dr Jeanette Chen

Treatment areas:

  • Adolescent menstrual problems
  • Pre-pregnancy check-up and counselling
  • Antenatal care, delivery and post-natal care
  • OSCAR and Down syndrome screening
  • Family planning and contraception

#05-02A Thomson Medical Centre
339 Thomson Road
Singapore 307677

Tel. 62555 963
www.jchenwomenclinic.com.sg

Gynecologist

Urologist: Dr James Tan

Treatment  areas:
• Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotrips
• Greenlight PVP Laser
• Inguinal Hernia Repair
• Kidney Transplant
• Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy
• Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

Mount Elizabeth Medical #17-14,
3 Mount Elizabeth
Singapore 228510

(65) 6735 0369