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New family medicine clinic opens officially in Chinatown

Published on May 8, 2014 8:00 PM
 
Mr Kamari Hassan (right), a retired mechanic, going through a medical check-up with his family doctor, Dr Gilbert Yeo, at the Family Medicine Clinic (FMC) Ang Mo Kio. Singapore's fifth FMC opened officially at Chinatown Point on Thursday, adding to existing ones in Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Clementi and Lakeside. -- FILE PHOTO: NATIONAL HEALTHCARE GROUP

Singapore's fifth family medicine clinic (FMC) opened officially at Chinatown Point on Thursday, adding to existing ones in Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Clementi and Lakeside.

The clinic, which caters mainly to patients referred by hospitals or polyclinics, has seen more than 630 patient visits since it began operations in January.

Such family medicine clinics cater to patients with chronic conditions, who would previously have to go to specialist outpatient clinics at hospitals.

Speciality centres within the SingHealth group, like the National Heart Centre Singapore, will also begin referring patients to the FMC at Chinatown Point.

 
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