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Dr. Derek Koh

Head, Health Screening at Thomson Wellth Clinic

MBBS (Singapore), GDFM (Singapore)

Dr. Derek Koh practises preventive medicine through tailored health screenings & wellness programmes including the management of Andropause, Menopause and Obesity. He is also Board Certified in Anti-Ageing; has attained his Fellowship with the American Board of Anti-Ageing.

Articles by Dr. Derek Koh

Guide to Performing a Breast Self-Examination

Guide to Performing a Breast Self-Examination

Currently, a mammogram screening is the most effective breast cancer screening tool but it is only recommended for women above 40 years of age. If you are younger, doing a breast self-examination is your next best bet - they are quick and fuss-free but can also help you to detect abnormalities in your breasts early. This guide on the who, when and how of breast self-examination will give you a clearer idea of the entire process.

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Don't Delay Health Screening

EXPERT ADVICE: Don’t Delay Health Screening During COVID-19!

Regular health checkups are essential in identifying a medical issue before it becomes a serious problem. Dr. Derek Koh tackles readers’ questions on the importance of getting regular health checkups.

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Which Health Screening Package Is Most Ideal For Me?

Prevention is better than cure, and health checkups play an important role in keeping Singaporeans in good health. Learn about the different health screening packages available and how to choose one most suited to your needs.

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Protecting Against Cancer Through Regular Health Screening

Early Detection Of Cancer Through Regular Health Screening

Going for regular health screening is important not just for early intervention, but also to detect signs of pre-cancerous conditions before symptoms even appear. Learn about the common types of cancer screenings in Singapore.

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Health Screenings at Different Life Stages to Help You Take Charge of Your Well-being

If you are considering going for a health screening in Singapore but are unsure where to start or what to expect, this in-depth health checkup guide will help you to make the right decision to pick the most appropriate health screening package, according to your health needs at different life stages.

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What Common Conditions Do Health Checkups Help Detect?

In this article, read more about these six common conditions which a health checkup can help detect.

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The Importance Of Female Health Screening Packages

A woman should never let her health take the back seat amidst family and work commitments, as a healthy body is a key to a quality life. Learn how a female health screening package could enhance her life quality.

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The Importance Of Executive Health Screening For Employees

The Importance Of Executive Health Screening For Employees

Executive health screenings can increase productivity, boost employee satisfaction, and improve morale and loyalty. Learn more about the benefits.

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How Mammogram Screening For Breast Cancer Saves Lives

How Mammogram Screening For Breast Cancer Saves Lives

A mammogram screening is currently the most accurate method to detect breast cancer even before any lump or abnormality is seen or felt. Learn about the importance of early detection and what to take note before going for a mammogram.

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The Do's & Don'ts Before Going For Your Health Checkup

If you are planning for a health checkup soon, referring to this guide for the do’s and don’ts will be helpful to ensure you are ready and will make the process a breeze.

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Why Regular Health Screenings Are Important Amidst COVID-19

Why Regular Health Screenings Are Important Amidst COVID-19

COVID-19 has left an impact on all our lives, but we should still stay vigilant about our health in other areas, beyond focusing on avoiding infection from COVID-19. Learn why regular health screenings are still crucial amidst the pandemic.

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Debunking 5 Myths Regarding Health Checkups In Singapore

Regular medical checkups are key to protecting Singaporeans’ health, yet many of us are reluctant and avoid them due to various myths and misconceptions. We debunk five of the most common myths regarding health checkups in this article.

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Why Singaporeans Should Go For Regular Health Screenings

Read on to learn three key reasons why regular health screenings are beneficial to our health and wellness.

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Thriving In Life: Embracing Health & Wellness In Singapore

Wellness is a multi-faceted affair that includes not just physical health, but mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental dimensions as well. Read on to learn about how you can embrace health and wellness regardless of your age!

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Andropause And The Hormones That Matter To Men

Andropause - and the Hormones that Matter to Men

Andropause is a natural age related condition that some men experience. The andropause transition is attributed to a steady and progressive loss of testicular function that is associated with ageing.

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Preventive health provides the opportunity to better manage our lifestyle and reduce the risk of future diseases. Women's health screenings perform a vital role in preventive health.

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Men Health Screening

Men's Health Screening for Optimal Health, Wellness and Vitality

Men's health screening is an important feature of preventative health. It offers the opportunity for early detection of health factors and lifestyle risks that can lead to the onset of chronic illness.

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Andropause

Do you know that many men experience andropause - the male equivalent of menopause - when they hit their 40s? As men age, there will be some deterioration in their musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurophysiological functions.

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Diabetes 101

Diabetes is a condition in which the blood glucose is higher than normal. The food we eat is broken down into glucose. Insulin moves the glucose from the bloodstream into the body cells for use or storage. People with diabetes are unable to fully utilise the glucose in their bloodstream due to the lack of or ineffective insulin.

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Breast Cancer Singapore

Breast Care

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women in Singapore today. The good news is, breast cancer can be treated effectively, if it is detected early.

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Menopause | Health and wellness clinic at Paragon Medical Centre

Menopause

Menopause is the last stage of a gradual natural process which leads to menstruation stopping permanently and the end of a woman's reproductive period.

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Heart Disease and Stroke | Health and wellness clinic at Paragon Medical Centre

Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart disease and stroke (cardiovascular disease) combined is the leading cause of death among women in Singapore but many woman are still unaware of this 'silent killer'.

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Dengue Virus. Dengue Vaccine.

Dengue Vaccine to Protect Yourself Against Subsequent Dengue Infections

Subsequent dengue infections may have high risk of developing severe dengue, dengue haemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome, which can be life-threatening.

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Tips for Healthy Ageing

Healthy aging has to include both components. Living longer and staying healthy. Staying healthy involves being free of debilitating diseases and functioning well, both physically and mentally.

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Are There Any "Natural" Means to Avoid High Cholesterol Level?

Hyperlipidemia commonly refers to a high cholesterol level. It can also indicate an elevated triglyceride level. Frequently it is a combination of both.

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Do I Have Hypertension?

Hypertension, otherwise referred to as high blood pressure is a chronic disease characterised by persistent elevated blood pressure above 140/90mmhg. It can occasionally happen in the young although it tends to affect many as we grow older.

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5 Simple Weight Loss Tips

The aim for a weight loss program is for fat loss with increase muscle mass. This is not just important aesthetically but also important for health reasons.

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5 Reasons to Get Regular Health Screenings

Going for regular health screening is essentially preventive medicine, as it helps to look out for risk factors that make a person vulnerable to certain diseases.

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