Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

: 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135--140

Family medicine specialty in Singapore

Santosh Lional Thomas 
 Resident Physician, Singhealth Polyclinics, Geylangh, Singapore

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Santosh Lional Thomas
Singhealth Polyclinics, 580 Stirling Road

Family Medicine in Singapore has its roots in a generalist ethos and found its origin as a counter culture movement to the increasing sub-specialisation of medicine which resulted in a complex healthcare system where that patients are often cared for by multiple specialists potentially resulting in fragmentation of care. The aim of the discipline of Family Medicine was to train and develop more generalist physicians so as to promote holistic care. Family physicians are the largest pool of generalists who are trained to provide general medical care to patients in the context of the person, the family and the community that they live in.

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Thomas SL. Family medicine specialty in Singapore.J Family Med Prim Care 2013;2:135-140

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Thomas SL. Family medicine specialty in Singapore. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Feb 21 ];2:135-140
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