Among all integrated shield plan (IP) providers, Great Eastern has the largest pool of panel doctors in Singapore with over 4,000 specialists at your disposal. And with a network that huge, how can you really know which one of them is the best?
Well, that’s what we’re here for. In today’s list, we’ve come up with a shortlist of the best Great Eastern panel doctors in Singapore organised according to their specialties.
Before we reveal our picks, let’s first discuss some costs to expect when you avail of Great Eastern’s shield plans.
Costs of Great Eastern’s Medical Insurance Products
Great Eastern is one of Singapore’s major IP providers and has a number of health insurance products. We’ve outlined a rough estimate of annual costs involved in availing of each one, as well as their key benefits and requirements to help you find the best one for your needs.
To get an exact estimate of costs based on your age and circumstances, it’s best to contact Great Eastern directly. Take note that not all products listed below are suitable to avail the services of panel doctors.
|Shield Plan||Costs||Key Benefits|
|GREAT CareShield||From $600||-Covers patients unable to perform at least one activity of daily living (ADL) during coverage|
-Must be 30 to 64 years old to avail
|GREAT SupremeHealth + GREAT TotalCare||$172 – $7,500||-Covers all ages from 1 year old onwards|
-Comprehensive hospitalisation and cancer treatment coverage
-Coverage available at different price points based on patient’s needs and budget
|Supreme MediCash||Contact for more information||-Provides hospitalised patients with a daily cash payout and lump sum recovery payment|
-Covers all ages until 85 years old
|GREAT Cancer Guard||$245 – $5,000||-Covers 100% payout at all stages of cancer|
-Must be 17 to 55 years old to avail
|GREAT Maternity Care||$398 – $798||-Comprehensive coverage starts before child’s birth|
-Provides daily cash out due to a covered hospitalisation event
-Covers any pre-existing conditions of your child diagnosed prior to the purchase of the new policy
-Covers mothers from 18 to 45 years old
|LifeSecure||$152 – $551||-Provides disability patients with regular monthly benefit payouts for up to a lifetime|
-Provides out-of-school disability benefits
-Ideal for children
-Entry age ranges from 1 to 30 years old
|Pay Assure||Contact for more information||-Provides monthly benefits when you are unable to work in your current occupation|
-Includes rehabilitation expenses reimbursement and death benefit
|Prestige Global Health Options||Contact for more information||-Provides global medical access |
-Covers surgeon and consultation fees, hospital accommodation, cancer treatment
The Best Great Eastern Panel Doctors in Singapore
Alright, let’s dive right into our picks of the top Great Eastern-accredited panel doctors in Singapore!
1. Dr. Jonathan Sng, My Family Clinic
|BEST IN||Family Medicine|
|SERVICES||Acute and Chronic Care, Baby and Children’s Health, Corporate Healthcare Solutions, COVID-19 Swab Tests, Designated Workplace Doctor, Geriatric Care, Health Screening, Men & Women’s Health, Minor Surgery/ Procedure, Specialist Referral, Statutory Medical Examinations, Vaccination|
|ADDRESS||2, St. George’s Road, Singapore 328023|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6292 2128 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm; 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm |
Tue to Thurs: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fri to Sat: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
We’re kicking things off with Dr. Jonathan Sng of My Family Clinic. As you can guess, his specialty is family medicine, making him a great choice for those who want to switch their GPs.
We included him here primarily because of his reputation as a compassionate and patient doctor. He personally enjoys seeing patients from all walks of life and across all age groups, from infants to the elderly.
Although he sees patients with various health conditions, his primary interests are chronic diseases, preventive medicine, and men’s health. In fact, he’s also an experienced general surgeon who can perform a variety of procedures—that’s another point for him!
Just take note that Dr. Sng is the primary resident physician of My Family Clinic’s branch along St. George’s. You won’t find him in any of the other locations of My Family Clinic scattered across Singapore.
However, we would also like to highlight the fact that all of My Family Clinic’s locations are accredited by Great Eastern. So, if you prefer to see a doctor near you, you can still maximise the benefits of Great Eastern’s shield plans.
Perhaps the main thing that’s lacking here is the option to book a tele-consultation instead. We think that this would allow patients to see him conveniently, considering that he only operates in a single clinic.
“Discovered this clinic a year ago and have been attending here ever since. I live in Bukit Batok. Compassionate Doctor that reassures and educates his patients. I highly recommend this place.” —Phil C, Google Reviews
Takes time to explain and listen
“Dr Sng is a caring doctor who takes time to explain and listen to me. Will definitely see him again for my medical problems. Highly recommend him!” —Joel Chan, Google Reviews
Very patient and detailed
“Dr Sng is a very patient and detailed doctor. Nurses are very friendly and helpful too!” —Shu Ting Chen, Google Reviews
2. Dr. Noor Hanif Said, Renaissance Dermatology Specialist Clinic
|SERVICES||Medical Dermatology, Aesthetic Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology|
|ADDRESS||Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, 38 Irrawaddy Road Suite 10-36, Singapore 329563|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6570 2883 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Next up is Dr. Noor Hanif Said of Renaissance Dermatology Specialist Clinic. He’s the doctor to call if you have medical or aesthetic skin concerns.
Dr. Said specialises in general dermatology, including treatment for eczema, psoriasis, hair loss, acne, and much more. On top of that, his special interests also extend to pigmentary disorders and aesthetic dermatology
We can’t help but recommend him for his wide scope of practice. He’s also a certified skin surgeon who can perform minor and major procedures including skin cancer and benign lesion removals.
Hence, if you’re looking for a one-stop shop for your skin health, Dr. Said makes a fantastic choice.
While the lack of tele-consultations can be a minor drawback for some, it is understandable, considering that the doctor must take a closer look at your skin for an accurate diagnosis.
Apart from Great Eastern, this clinic also accepts a variety of insurance policies from different companies. Just check with them first to see if you’re eligible for a claim.
Professional and knowledgeable
“I had a pleasant experience when I went to the clinic for eczema. Dr Hanif was professional and knowledgeable. He was able to clear my doubts about my skin condition. I am also impressed on how fast I could see the results with the treatment given and really satisfied with the outcome. Highly recommended.” —Christine Tan, Google Reviews
“I was referred to Dr Hanif for hives. He was very thorough in his explanation of my skin condition and discussed the treatment plans in detail during the consultations. My hives is currently under control. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a dermatologist.” —Juliana Lim, Google Reviews
3. Dr. Ooi Yau Wei, Sozo Cardiology
|BEST IN||Cardiovascular Medicine|
|SERVICES||Heart Screening, Specialised Heart Procedures, Electrocardiography, Ambulatory Diagnostic Services, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiac Imaging, High-resolution Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT), Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Biopsy, etc.|
|ADDRESS||Mount Elizabeth Novena Medical Centre, 38 Irrawaddy Road #06-38/39, Singapore 329563|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6250 2500 (Tel.) or +65 6535 8833 (After-Clinic Hours)|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm |
Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Now, if your primary concern is your cardiovascular health, then Dr. Ooi Yau Wei of Sozo Cardiology can help. He tops our choices of the best cardiovascular specialists for a number of reasons.
First, Dr. Ooi and his team offer a variety of procedures to help you get the most accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for your heart. This clinic has everything you need to detect underlying and potentially serious heart conditions, from ECG to biopsies.
These in-house heart investigations and specialised procedures are a huge plus, saving patients from the hassle of looking for other health centres that can administer these tests and surgeries.
Not only that, but Dr. Ooi also sees international patients on a regular basis. If you’re based abroad, you can contact his clinic if you need help in making arrangements for your accommodation, transportation, and preferred clinic appointment dates.
We also like the fact that tele-consultations are available, which is very useful for local and foreign patients alike who have trouble seeing him personally.
And, despite shorter hours on weekends, this clinic also has a 24-hour phone number should emergencies arise. That only adds to its convenience!
Extremely professional yet very friendly
“As a patient, when something is medically amiss with you, you would want to be cared for by a doctor who is knowledgeable, experienced and genuinely cares about you (the patient). Dr Ooi is one such a doctor. Dr Ooi first came across as a physician who is very approachable, reassuring and knowledgeable. He is able to explain technical medical jargons into something that is bite-sized and easy to understand. Based on my last few visits, I could sense that Dr Ooi genuinely cared about my well-being. He set achievable milestones to try and see if I can prevent myself from starting medication. Dr Ooi made me feel great as a patient as he made me take ownership of my condition and gave some very down-to-earth and realistic advice, which I followed. Of course as determined as I was to be well, I was a very compliant patient too. Dr Ooi has a fantastic team too. All of them are extremely professional yet very friendly. They make every patient feel very welcomed. If you are looking for a Cardiologist, I would highly recommend that you book an appointment to see Dr Ooi!” —Eugene Tan, Google Reviews
Didn’t rush the consultation
“I was recommended by a friend to see Dr Ooi at Sozo Cardiology. Dr Ooi is a genuine, kind and very caring doctor. He didn’t rush during the consultation in fact the opposite, he took his time and explained thoroughly all my medical findings. This clinic has a great set of people, the nurses are all so wonderful, happy and helpful. Bravo and Thank You Dr Ooi & Team!!” —Matcha Jolivet, Google Reviews
4. Dr. Wong Seng Weng, The Cancer Centre
|SERVICES||Cancer Screening, Treatment, Therapies, and Surgeries|
|ADDRESS||290 Orchard Road #17-05/06 Paragon Medical Singapore, 238859|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6835 1000 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm|
Sat: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
For cancer-related conditions, we suggest Dr. Wong Seng Weng, clinical director of The Cancer Centre.
Dr. Wong specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of adult cancers with special interest in breast, lung, and gastrointestinal cancers. Apart from his private practice, he has also participated in over twenty clinical studies exploring innovative cancer therapy approaches.
This allows him to provide a wide variety of advanced cancer treatments in his clinic including surgeries, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy, and more.
Another thing worth mentioning is that this clinic also caters to overseas patients. In fact, they can also arrange for Vietnamese, Russian, Indian, and Cambodian-speaking translators, proving that they’re a good choice for international patients.
Apart from Great Eastern, they also accept a variety of insurance plans with local and global coverage too. So if you have an insurance cover that isn’t Great Eastern, we recommend asking them first if they cover yours.
The main drawback we’re seeing is that Dr. Wong accepts patients with referrals only. If you have a GP, you can ask them to help you out with that.
“Dr Wong is a very approachable doctor. He makes a great effort to communicate with his patients. He is nice.” —Grace Little, Google Reviews
“Prompt service and hassle free experience.” —Wendy Nguyen, Google Reviews
5. Dr. Michael Wong and Dr. Julianah Abu, International Urology, Fertility, & Gynaecology Centre
|BEST IN||Urology, Women’s and Men’s Health|
|SERVICES||Diagnosis and Treatment for Kidney Stones, Fertility, Prostate, Incontinence and Female Bladder, Urological Cancer, Men’s Health, Vasectomy, Erectile Dysfunction, Urinary Tract Infection|
|ADDRESS||3 Mount Elizabeth Road, #10-09, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6838 1212 (Tel.) or +65 6535 8833 (24-Hour Hotline) |
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm|
Sat: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Here’s a fantastic choice for male and female patients suffering from urological conditions: Dr. Michael Wong and Dr. Julianah Abu of International Urology, Fertility, & Gynaecology Centre.
This private practice is a one-stop shop for all bladder, fertility, and reproductive health problems. It’s safe to say that these two specialists are among the best in their fields, seeing that they’re also internationally renowned.
In fact, Dr. Wong is also highly involved in the international medical community, with many appointments in urological associations and journals. This tells us that he’s fully updated on the latest treatment advancements in the field.
Dr. Abu is also one of the very few female urology specialists in Singapore, which is great news for female patients who would be more comfortable seeing a female doctor.
And because they’re internationally known, this also means that they offer a range of services to cater to patients based abroad too. Their staff members can assist international patients in their hotel transfers, accomodation, visas, and hospital admission.
What’s particularly unique about this clinic is that they offer 24/7 answering services for patients, which means that they can help you make special arrangements should you encounter an emergency.
They’re one of the very few urological clinics in Singapore that offer this service, which is why we had to include them here!
Extremely professional and friendly
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Dr Michael Wong. He has been very professional and kind to me throughout my surgery and post-op. I have been visiting several clinics for my condition before I finally got an accurate diagnosis from Dr Wong, his knowledge seen from the fact that all I did was to tell him about my symptoms and he knew exactly what the issue was. I would also like to give my thanks to the nurses at the clinic as well. They had been extremely professional and friendly too. Thanks to them, my stay was extremely comfortable. I would definitely recommend Dr Wong and his clinic for urology-related conditions. Great doctor, great team!” —Ying Hong Jin, Google Reviews
Explains everything in detail
“Mr Wong is by far the most experienced and professional doctor in his field. He takes his time with you and explains everything in detail. He is also very responsive and helpful via email.
Thank you very much.” —C B, Google Reviews
6. Dr. Zena Lim, Focal Eye Centre
|BEST IN||Adult and Paediatric Ophthalmology|
|SERVICES||Cataract Surgery, Bladeless Cataract Surgery, Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Disease, Dry Eyes, Age Related Macular Degeneration, etc.|
|ADDRESS||Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, 38 Irrawaddy Road, #10-21, Singapore 329563|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6339 8936 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm |
Sat: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Got vision problems? Dr. Zena Lim of Focal Eye Centre can help you out with that.
She’s an ophthalmologist who’s had extensive training in Singapore, Canada, and the United States. Besides her proficiency in all aspects of general ophthalmology, Dr. Lim has special interest in squint surgery for adults and children.
In fact, she’s mostly known for her practice in paediatric ophthalmology, seeing that parents commend her for her caring and patient demeanour. So if you have kids you suspect to have eye problems, then you can bring them to Dr. Lim.
We also like the fact that they can cater to international patients as well. Beyond accommodation arrangements, her staff members can also bring in interpreters for patients who are native Bahasa, Mandarin, Japanese, and Korean speakers.
Beyond Great Eastern, we’re glad to see that this clinic also accepts patients with various shield plans and insurance policies—as well as those who don’t have any.
If this clinic has some drawbacks, it would be the lack of tele-consultation and emergency services. We think that these services are essential especially for patients who have trouble coming to the clinic due to vision problems.
Caring, patient, meticulous
“Dr. Zena Lim is a very professional, caring, patient and meticulous pediatric ophthalmologist who has been taking very good care of my daughter, Charisse’s eyes, since she was in kindergarten. She continues to provide the same good care and services even now that Charisse is 10. Really appreciate it very much. Every check-up is a calm and smooth one for all of us.” —Angi Yeo, Google Reviews
Very patient and caring
“I’ve been coming here since I was P4 and I immensely enjoy my time here when I get my eye checkups. Dr Zena has always been very patient and caring towards me when checking my eyes. Moreover, I would like to commend the clinic staff. They are efficient and definitely get the job done, just like how I’m able to receive my new spectacles within a short amount of time. Dr Zena’s clinic charges are also reasonable. Thank you Focal Eye Centre!” —Gareth Tham, Google Reviews
7. Dr Tony Setiobudi, Spring Hope Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
|SERVICES||Diagnosis and Surgery of Orthopaedic Conditions (Spine, Hip, Knee, Foot and Ankle, Shoulder and Elbow, Hand and Wrist), Physical Therapy|
|ADDRESS||Paragon Medical Tower 1 (Lift Lobby F), #18-06 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 9145 5793 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm|
Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
And finally, you can consider Dr. Tony Setiobudi of Spring Hope Orthopaedic Spine Surgery if you have orthopaedic problems.
He has been practising medicine for more than 13 years, treating a variety of bone and joint issues, as well as fractures and sports injuries. On top of that, his expertise also lies in the treatment of spinal disorders including scoliosis and even spinal tumours.
Dr. Setiobudi makes a great choice for patients who would rather not go under the knife as a mode of treatment. That’s because Dr. Setiobudi prefers using non-operative methods first before resorting to surgery.
But don’t think he isn’t any good at surgeries because that’s actually one of his key specialties. While doing his fellowship in Australia, he has also taught medical students and junior doctors in the same field.
This is a clear indication that he’s a trusted name when it comes to spinal surgeries and orthopaedic treatments.
Dr. Setiobudi is also fluent in Indonesian and English. Unfortunately, international patients may have a slight disadvantage here, seeing that the clinic doesn’t make arrangements for accommodations nor interpreters.
On the bright side, his clinic is centrally located at Orchard with many hotels within walking distance.
Very accommodating and patient
“DR Tony and the staff have all been exceptional in their service and care for my 3 year old’s fractured elbow. Very accommodating and patient. Not only did Dr Tony put our mind to ease throughout the process, but was also very professional. Thank you all.” —Natasha Mistry, Google Reviews
Explained issues very clearly
“Excellent experience with Dr. Tony. I struggle with back pains for a while and had previous disappointing check ups so I found Dr. Tony by searching on google. Very friendly, caring and competent interaction, he explained my issues very clearly for me as a non-medically experienced person to understand what’s wrong and what to do about it.” —Peter C, Google Reviews
FAQs about Great Eastern Panel Doctors
That wraps up our list of the best Great Eastern panel doctors in Singapore!
If there are other great doctors that also deserve a spot here, don’t hesitate to send us an email.
And if you don’t have any shield plan yet, you can check out our picks of the best health insurance policies in Singapore for starters.