Looking for a good GP with pediatric background

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Looking for a good GP with pediatric background

Postby Giraffenneko » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:34 am

Hi! I am looking for a good GP who has some pediatric background for my little one who is almost 3. To go to a PD will be top costly over time. Anyone can recommend a good GP that also specialises in seeing little kids? I know of one at Everton clinic - Dr Phang but it's top far for me as we stay in sengkang.

All feedbacks are welcome! TIA!

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Re: Looking for a good GP with pediatric background

Postby sparks » Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:25 pm

I know it's not easy to find a good ethical doctor who treats patients like his own & willing to forgo better earnings for higher turnover. That's why I'm sharing my contact here. :smile:

My family doc is Dr Goh at Lifeline Medical Clinic Bishan. I doubt he's got paediatric background but he's a father of 3 & has been seeing both my kids since young. Nowadays, both my kids rarely fall ill easily. I do not know if this is due to ketotifen that he prescribed to them when young (abt 10 or 11 yrs old that's meant to strengthen the lungs. They used to fall sick easily in those yrs but not now.

You can give him a try but do note that you may have to wait up to an hour to consult him even though there are queue nos. given out. The reason is (which is what I am grateful for) is that he spends his time to listen & explain to patients. You can ask him many questions & he will try to answer them. I feel many doctors nowadays have lost this 'touch' - to spend time to communicate with patients. It's sad but you know - rents are rising, wages are rising, medicines prices are rising, etc. :skeptical:

He told me that he got scolded by patients who complained the long waiting time. So, pls do not go to him if you dislike waiting. :shrug:

Curious, why do you need paediatric background? If it's normal illnesses, any good GP should be capable of handling them.

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Re: Looking for a good GP with pediatric background

Postby janet88 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:03 am

My kids have been seeing family GP since they were 1. I have enough of the pediatric doctors. The medication is so expensive and they are just generic ones. My GP is at Dr Tang from Tang Family Clinic...waiting for him can easily take 2 hours. He is super patient.

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Re: Looking for a good GP with pediatric background

Postby schweppes » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:47 pm

janet_lee88 wrote:My kids have been seeing family GP since they were 1. I have enough of the pediatric doctors. The medication is so expensive and they are just generic ones. My GP is at Dr Tang from Tang Family Clinic...waiting for him can easily take 2 hours. He is super patient.


:scared: his patients need to be super patient too :razz: :duck: :siam:

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Re: Looking for a good GP with pediatric background

Postby dotti » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:29 pm

I second what sparks had said. Dr Goh is extremely thorough during consultation and will try his best to answer all the questions you might have.

The other clinic is Bishan Grace clinic. Waiting time is not long but charges can be higher than normal GPs but still cheaper than PDs. Dr Grace has supply of effective non- generic medicine suitable for kiddos. Think she is a mom of 3 herself.

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Re: Looking for a good GP with pediatric background

Postby janet88 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:32 pm

It's amazing how the queues form when this doctor is on duty.
Yes, patients have to wait...some patients have a lot to ask :slapshead:
Must be due to the fact that they waited so long...so must make money worth :duck:

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Re: Looking for a good GP with pediatric background

Postby kylene » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:29 pm

sparks wrote:I know it's not easy to find a good ethical doctor who treats patients like his own & willing to forgo better earnings for higher turnover. That's why I'm sharing my contact here. :smile:

My family doc is Dr Goh at Lifeline Medical Clinic Bishan. I doubt he's got paediatric background but he's a father of 3 & has been seeing both my kids since young. Nowadays, both my kids rarely fall ill easily. I do not know if this is due to ketotifen that he prescribed to them when young (abt 10 or 11 yrs old that's meant to strengthen the lungs. They used to fall sick easily in those yrs but not now.


Just a note that Ketotifen is an anti-Histamine and reduces inflammation , commonly used in asthma cases.

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