The best ways to find a family doctor in Singapore for your family

Finding a doctor that will be able to cater to the needs for you and your family can be very intimidating especially when you are in a foreign country. Due to the fact that you may not know your way around the area, you might find it difficult to find a competent doctor that will be able to handle your health needs.

A number of people who have visited Singapore have complained that the service they expected was not what they got. This may be true, because some doctors may not handle the all need of a particular patient, this all boils down to one question and that is- how can you find a competent family doctor while in Singapore?

One clinic that has good family doctors is that from Acumed Medical Group. They are located in many areas, and they have a clinic at Bedok. If you are serious about getting a good GP for your family, you should visit their site as linked above.

In 2011, the World Health Organization ranked Singapore’s health care system as well as infrastructure as the 6th in the world. What this therefore means is that there are good doctors and state of the art facilities in Singapore that will be able to cater to your family’s health needs.  For more info, do visit Acumed Medical blog.

 

Next, we are going to be looking at some ways you can find the best doctors in Singapore.

Ask around

This is one of the most effective ways to find a good doctor; all you have to do is to ask your friends, neighbors or workmate to recommend a competent doctor for you and your family. You also have the option of checking online forums and social media groups. Most of the time, the referrals you will get from these avenues are good too. While on these forums, you have to read all the comments there carefully so that you will be able to pick a doctor or a specialist that is recommended by a lot of people. Of course, you should have it at the back of your mind that what works for some persons might not be exactly what will suit your needs.

Your priorities

If you find a good doctor, but his opening or working hours doesn’t tally with yours, things are not going to work out. What this means therefore is that you should pick a doctor whose schedule tally’s with yours. Also, you have to keep it in mind that when you have an appointment with your doctor you might have to wait a while before he will attend to you.

The next thing you need to give preference to is the kind of practice you want at a large practice there are several doctors and you will be able to get an appointment very quickly. While at a small practice, you have the opportunity to develop a close and strong relationship with the single practitioner there. Considering the kind of practice that suits your needs and those of your family will go a long way in making a decision.

Presently there are a good number of clinics in Singapore that can handle your needs. One of the things you have to do is to do a little research.

Private or Public, which do you prefer?

In Singapore, you have the opportunity of choosing either a private or a public hospital.  In the private hospitals, you will get a lot more attention from doctors and they well get to know you on a personal level. In public hospitals, you will have access to a very good specialist that will be able to handle your health issue and that of your family. Also, they are cheaper, especially when compared to some private hospital. Singapore has a teaching hospital where they have the skill, expertise, and equipment to handle serious and sometimes rare cases.

Lastly, have it in mind that you can try out a new doctor, by making an appointment, so as to see if the doctor will be able to handle your needs.

Appling the tips in this article will help you find a doctor that will be able to handle your health needs.