5 Reasons to have One Family Doctor

5 reasons to have one family doctor

What does having one family doctor mean? 

Under the Healthier SG initiative, you will choose to enrol with a Healthier SG clinic and build a trusted and lifelong relationship with your family doctor. This family clinic which you enrol with will have access to your history and medical conditions, allowing your family doctor to take care of you and let you know when you should go for health screenings and vaccinations as well as steps to take to lead a healthier life.

Here are the 5 reasons why having one family doctor is important:

  1. Continuity of care

Having one family clinic with all your medical history, personal background and unique healthcare needs will allow your family doctor to provide personalised and informed care, taking into account your needs, milestones in your health journey and what you need to do to progress in it. 

  1. Comprehensive health management

Once a trusted and lifelong relationship is built with your family doctor, you will be able to receive comprehensive health management that is catered to your healthcare needs and overall wellness goals based on your medical history. Your family doctor will help to manage your health by not just addressing acute illness but also the management of chronic conditions, mental health issues and how to aid you on your preventive care journey, recommending you for health screenings and vaccinations to identify possible health issues early on and manage them. 

  1. Personalised treatment plans 

With access to all your medical history and unique healthcare needs, your family doctor is able to provide treatment and care that is tailored to your healthcare needs and overall wellness goals. 

  1. Coordinated care

Your family doctor will act as the central point of contact for you, coordinating the care and support you will need across different healthcare providers and settings. To ensure you achieve every milestone on your Healthier SG journey, your family doctor will collaborate with you and other Healthier SG partners to ensure a smooth transition of care and that you receive the support you need. 

  1. Trust and communication 

Your family doctor will be your primary health guide in your Healthier SG journey and this means that they will need to take care of you beyond just when you are ill. They will need to look out for you by recommending health screening tests and vaccinations so that you stay healthier for long and can live a quality life even when you get older. By building up trust and having good communication with your family doctor means your Healthier SG journey will be even more enjoyable and seamless. 

What is the Healthier SG plan?

Healthier SG programme is a national initiative by the Ministry of Health (MOH) focusing on preventive health. Singaporeans can take proactive steps under the Healthier SG initiative to manage their health, prevent the onset of chronic diseases and have strong support to lead healthier lifestyles.

Healthier SG – a long term health vision and why it is important.

Healthier SG’s strategy is mainly focused on preventive care because as people get older, they are more likely to fall sick and suffer disabilities. The prevalence of chronic diseases increases as you age, and that causes significant health, emotional, financial burden on individuals & families.

But healthy habits and preventive care can help older people to stay active and maintain a good quality of life. For those with diabetes, high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol levels, managing these well will reduce the risks of developing serious health problems like kidney failure and stroke.

How can I enrol for Healthier SG?

Minmed has more than 18 Healthier SG clinics islandwide that are ready to care for you and help you benefit from the Healthier SG programme. Here are the 3 ways you can enrol with us:

Minmed and our group of GP doctors look forward to being your health guide this Healthier SG. By building a strong patient-doctor relationship, we can make sure you receive dedicated care and support you need to detect health issues early and manage them well. 
Enrol with us today!