Our Care Team

Beyond doctors and nurses, many other healthcare professionals are also now involved in every patient's road to wellness. At NHGP, our care team works together to make healthcare better for you.  

 

Download Our Care Team Brochure to find out more.

 

Our Allied Health Team 

A strong team of Allied Health Professionals is part of this care team that takes care of your overall well-being. Our team of dedicated Allied Health Professionals play an essential role in a patient’s overall care management plan. 

 

Dietitians 

Dietitians educate our patients to make better food choices based on their medical conditions and specific needs. Our dietitians deal with patients who have medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, renal (kidney) diseases, obesity, malnutrition or gout. Depending on their biochemical results, certain foods may need to be restricted. Dietitians therefore provide alternatives to food whenever possible and help to show them that there are always alternatives within the same food group that are more beneficial. 

By sharing their dietetic knowledge, dietitians empower their patients to manage their own conditions as they are able to adjust their dietary habits and improve their health. 

Our Dietitians aim to empower patients with the knowledge of preparing Great, Simple and Tasty (GST) meals. To find out more about the GST recipes, click on the links below:

 Psychologists 

Psychologists support people who encounter difficult emotional ups and downs. They listen to understand the stress factors that patients struggle with to help them discover their inner strength, build mental resilience and achieve personal and emotional growth.     

They help patients with stress-related problems including depression, anxiety and insomnia that could arise due to daily life hassles and stress. Through psychotherapy, psychologists enable patients to understand reasons that explain the problems, identify inner strengths, alternative ways to manage better, redefine meaning and purpose of life and engage in positive thoughts, emotions and activities. These help patients get back on track with their lives in self-care, work life and in their relationships. They also benefit from feeling more in control of their lives, experience greater sense of peace, security and confidence. In other words, their acquire a healthy mental state, that is defined as not merely the absence of mental illness but also the presence of positive traits and emotions.   

Our psychologists also help by early detection of stress related mental health problems and ensure that patients receive appropriate care early for symptom reduction. This contributes to mentally and emotionally healthy people with lower risk of physical health problems as well as minimal risk of harm to self or others.  

To increase your quality of life, the team has produced a series of audio tracks in 2014 and 2015 in conjunction with World Mental Health Day. The CDs introduce safe, simple and easy-to-use stress reduction methods. Find out more about the background and purpose of the tracks and click on the links below to listen. You can also download the tracks by doing a right-click and press "save as": 

Background and purpose of 2015 tracks 

 Background and purpose of 2014 tracks   

 

Physiotherapists 

Physiotherapists work with people who are experiencing physical difficulties that result from musculoskeletal injury, disability or old age to help them overcome pain and regain mobility. Beyond dealing with body aches and pains, our physiotherapists also help patients with chronic diseases to make a meaningful change in their lifestyle and daily activities. To treat patients holistically and resolve their issues of physical pain and disability, our physiotherapists also work with other healthcare professionals like doctors, dietitians, psychologists and podiatrists to plan out the best overall care plan so as to improve the health status of our patients.

Our physiotherapists are also involved in health promotion activities such as creating awareness of good body posture and office ergonomics to prevent injury, and weight management and diabetes prevention programmes. They also provide caregiver training to people who need to take care of physically weak individuals.

 

 

  

Podiatrists  

Podiatrists help and guide their patients to achieve good foot care and foot health for pain-free mobility and prevention of foot/ joint deformities and foot complications such as amputations.

From diabetic foot complications to foot pain in adults and children, podiatrists help patients resolve their foot troubles by providing them treatments and advice/ education on proper footwear and managing their foot conditions. Some common conditions that our podiatrists see include heel pain (plantar fasciitis), foot pain related to high or low arch foot, painful corns and calluses, ingrown toenails and foot ulcers. Podiatrists also help maintain the foot health of diabetics to prevent infections and care for wounds. They give advice on proper footwear, which can go a long way to protect feet and prevent pain and further complications.

 

 

Medical Social Workers 

As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the medical social worker works closely with doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals to provide holistic care for patients. The MSW provides casework and counselling services to patients and their families to enhance their coping with their medical conditions and any related social, emotional and practical issues. The MSW also supports patients to better navigate the complex healthcare system and depending on their individual needs, refers them to the appropriate community resources for help.