Also called family doctors or internists, general practitioners often develop an ongoing relationship with patients, providing continuity of care. They treat common medical conditions and perform routine exams. They refer patients to other medical services or doctors if patients need urgent or specialized treatment. A general practitioner focuses on a patient's overall health: physical and mental. They serve an important role in a much wider healthcare system. One of their main goals is to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital.
Dr Koo Xian Yeang obtained her medical degree (M.B.B.S) from NUS in 1987 and began her medical career with the Ministry of Health at Toa Payoh Hospital as well as various polyclinics. In November 2009, Dr Koo Xian Yeang joined Temasek Medical Centre Sembawang and has been the resident doctor at the clinic since. Dr Koo has been on the Register of Family Physicians since 2012.
In her free time, Dr Koo enjoys chatting with her 4 children who are overseas, fixing things around the house, and keeping up to date with healthcare trends.