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

Family medicine specialty in Singapore

Resident Physician, Singhealth Polyclinics, Geylangh, Singapore

Correspondence Address:
Santosh Lional Thomas
Singhealth Polyclinics, 580 Stirling Road
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.117402

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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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