Reconnecting Individuals to the Healthcare System

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8 Dec 2016 - General

There is a common misconception that General Practitioners are of lesser importance than specialists in the context of Singapore. This is untrue, as GPs do hold an important role in diagnosing chronic illnesses, and acute illnesses at times. Subsequent to participating in the Neighbourhood Health Screening 2016, it was noticed that many people were unaware of their predilection of diabetes mellitus or even hyperlipidemia. Upon diagnosis, the GP plays an important role in reconnecting the individual back to the healthcare system by offering salient advice and medication if required. Acute ailments though rare are sometimes diagnosed by GPs, cases of Acute Myocardial Infarction, for example, have been redirected to the hospital for prompt treatment.

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