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Family Medicine & Continuing Care Overview

The Department of Family Medicine & Continuing Care (FMCC) seeks to become a leading academic clinical department which will leverage on the values and strengths of family medicine to support the efforts of our hospital and our nation to improve health care for our patients and our community.

Our mission is to achieve our vision through the following:

  • Provide clinical services following the values and paradigm of family medicine.
  • Equip ourselves and the future generation of doctors with the required skills and knowledge.
  • Promote and conduct research in family medicine and medical education so as to develop innovations that will make a difference.

Our services include:

  • Inpatient Service as part of the Internal Medicine Team
  • Specialist Outpatient Clinics
  • Integrated Care Case Management
  • Health Assessment Clinics
  • Home Medical Care for Sub-acute Patients
  • Training our doctors/medical students in Family Medicine and Hospital Medicine


FMCC provide general medical care services to patients of the hospital regardless of age and gender.

FMCC conducts detail history taking and create a problem list. Patients are also assessed for co-morbidities with a view to integrate and co-ordinate care.
Patients with multiple co-morbidities require care by multiple specialties. Care co-ordination and integration is needed to minimize care fragmentation. In acute hospital inpatient services, patients often have multiple active medical problems other than the admitting diagnosis requiring multiple specialty consults. Similarly in the outpatient setting, they often have multiple follow-up appointments with many specialties. FMCC provides care integration and co-ordination to address the needs of a more holistic are of patients in the hospital.

Our special interest is to promote a patient centered approach to care with emphasis on co-ordination and integration between care providers. The scope of the consultation service includes:

  • Diagnosis and management of medical problems, especially for patients with multiple co-morbidities across disciplines.
  • General medical care of patients regardless of age and gender.
  • Discharge planning to optimize use of hospital, community and outpatient services. 


Inpatient Service

FMCC Associate consultants and above participate in the Internal Medicine Department Roster. Our department provide inpatient Consultant Internal Medicine coverage to patients admitted to the Internal Medicine Department from the Accident and Emergency or Specialist Out Patient Clinics.

Outpatient Consultation Service

FMCC runs 10 sessions of specialist outpatient clinics, providing consultative service to patients with multiple co-morbidities, complex chronic diseases and undifferentiated health issues.

Integrated Care Case Management

FMCC works closely with Nursing and Allied Health as a multidisciplinary team to improve care integration for patients with complex discharge planning requirements.

Health Assessment Centre

FMCC provides customized health assessment for patients at the Health Assessment Centre. Find out more >>

Home Medical Care for Sub-acute Patients

FMCC provides home based intermediate care to patients who are discharged from the hospital.  Transitional medical and nursing care is provided to patients at their home after discharge.  The service help to stabilize patients in the community until they are right sited to community care providers.

Training in Family Medicine and Hospital Medicine

FMCC provide undergraduate training to medical students in family medicine and general medicine.  FMCC is responsible for the Family Medicine Clerkship of the Duke-NUS (Graduate Medical School).

FMCC provides postgraduate training to family physicians preparing for basic and advanced family medicine training in collaboration with the College of Family Physicians Singapore.

FMCC provides training in hospital medicine to meet the need of physician providing general medical care to inpatients. 

Bright Vision Hospital

Singapore’s first public community hospital under SingHealth cluster. It provides comprehensive rehabilitation, palliative and chronic sick care for our patients.

SingHealth cluster took over management from Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services on the 1st April 2011 at the latter's request. FMCC senior doctors provide senior medical ward coverage, leadership and co-ordination of care of patients in Bright Vision General Hospital. Hence we provide seamless co-ordination of care for our patients between the Singhealth cluster hospitals/institutions and Bright Vision Hospital.

Available Support Services

FMCC is supported by specialists from the other departments in the hospital.  The FMCC works closely with various support services including Medical Social Work, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy to provide multidisciplinary care.

Staff MembersSub-Specialty
Senior Consultant
Assoc Prof Lee Kheng Hock MBBS, MCGP (Spore), MMed (FamMed), Dip Pract Derm (Wales), FCFPSFamily Medicine
Dr Low Lian Leng MBBS, MMed (Fam Med)Family Medicine
Senior Consultant & Head
Dr Matthew Ng Joo Ming MBBS, MMed (FamMed), FCFPS, GDip Occupational MedicineFamily Medicine
Dr Ng Lee Beng MBBS, GDFM, MMed (FamMed), FCFPSFamily Medicine
Dr Tan Shu Yun MBBS, MMed (FamMed), MCFPS, FCFPS
Dr Yuen Yih MBBS (Spore), MSc (Occupational Medicine)Family Medicine
Dr Tan Woei Jen Michelle MBBS, MMed (FamMed), FCFPSFamily Medicine
Dr Tay Wei Yi MBBS, MMed (FamMed), MCFPSFamily Medicine


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Department Office:

Academia, Level 4
Tel: 6326 5872
Fax: 6223 6392
(for departmental matters only)

Last Modified Date :15 Aug 2017