GP Clinic @ Yishun Northpoint City
Medical Clinic in Yishun for Family Medicine & GP Healthcare Doctor
Medical Health Screening
Health screening for patients is always tricky - extensive screening in many cases has neither shown to be effective in picking up the disease nor ruling out disease that is being screened.
For example, the use of a resting ECG to pick up asymptomatic coronary heart disease has not been shown to be effective . Hence a well person with normal ECG is at no lower risk than another well person who has not done any ECG prior. The same issues also stand out for other tests such as tumour markers.
At i.Medical, we are committed to evidence-based care.
You are welcomed to have a discussion with our doctors regarding your concerns for health-screening.
The screening/ lab tests that we offer include:
1) Blood counts
2) Kidney function
3) Liver function tests
4) Cholesterol levels
6) Pap smear
We do not require you to fast for your blood tests.
However if you are fasted, then that has certain advantages. Screening for diabetes will be cheaper.
Screening and discussion of their outcomes with us will come the the relevant clinical examination. Sometimes clinical examination or physical examination has not been shown to be relevant or effective in studies. E.g. Breast Cancer . Other times, for example for skin growths, it is the principal mode of diagnosis and follow up.
We are able to help you coordinate tests with relevant external facilities for the following:
1. Breast cancer screening
2. Lung cancer screening
3. Colorectal cancer screening
References 1. Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(6):438 2. Ann Intern Med. 2009;151(10):727