Dr. Tan Poh Kok is a senior consultant specialist who offers a wide range of services in Obstetrics and Gynecology for women of all ages, from adolescence to menopause.
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Dr. Tan was a Senior Consultant at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), one of the biggest, regionally-renowned JCI-accredited hospitals in Singapore.
Dr. Tan achieved Specialist Accreditation with the Ministry of Health Singapore and the Singapore Medical Council in 2001.
Besides providing care for pregnant women as well as general gynaecological (also known as gynae) services, Dr. Tan has a special interest in the field of Uro-gynaecology, a sub-speciality dealing with female pelvic floor disorders such as womb prolapse and urinary incontinence (involuntary urinary leakage)
In 2005, Dr. Tan received the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship Award in Uro-gynaecology & Pelvic Floor Reconstruction Surgery and pursued his advanced sub-speciality training in Uro-gynaecology in Melbourne, Australia.
Upon return from his advanced training, Dr. Tan was appointed Co-director of Pelvic Floor Disorder Service at Singapore General Hospital and was instrumental in the development of numerous in-house patient education pamphlets and protocols and clinical guidelines for managing women with
Dr. Tan has extensive experience in performing vaginal surgeries including
Dr. Tan is also an experienced surgeon in laparoscopic (key-hole) pelvic surgery for common gynaecological conditions such as:
The credentials and accolades are impressive, but in the end, what makes a great medical practitioner is how their patients feel about them. There is no such thing as the best gynaecologist (gynae) or recommended women’s clinic in Singapore. There are different needs and personal preferences. Thus, it is recommended to always see what other people have to say about the specialist in question.
In Dr. Tan’s mind, the trust and confidence his patients have in him is his most valued testimonial. He states such in his own words:
Dr Tan’s compassion and patient-centred care is evidenced by the numerous awards he was bestowed with over the years.
The Excellent Service Award (EXSA) is a national award that recognises individuals who have delivered outstanding service. Dr Tan was conferred Gold EXSA Award in 2008.
On numerous occasions, he was the recipient of Service from the Heart Award. This is an award given to SGH staff who receives many accolades from patients.
When I met Dr. Tan, I saw in him a doctor who cared about my well-being and womanhood. Even though he is a male gynae, I am able to share with him from private to "silly" issues which he patiently dealt with me. He made me feel comfortable and confident and that I am I'm in good, caring hands.
Generally, I have fear with doctors and I feel consulting a doctor means something is wrong with me. I have consulted a lady gynae previously since I felt I would be more comfortable speaking with her about woman "issues". But even though I had spoken with a lady gynae, I didn't feel comfortable for some reason ...
“Even though he is a male gynae, I am able to share with him from private to ‘silly’ issues …”
When I met Dr. Tan, I saw in him a doctor who cared about my well-being and womanhood. Even though he is a male gynae, I am able to share with him from private to “silly” issues which he patiently dealt with me. He made me feel comfortable and confident and that I am in good, caring hands
The doctor made me feel at ease & throughout the consultation, I was feeling comfortable even though I was nervous. He was friendly & informative which you seldom find in medical profession
He has been a patient doctor, constantly motivating me as a patient. He is always smiling and helpful. I have been a patient of his for about 10 years now and he‘s been great all these years
He is a jovial doctor whom I felt very comfortable telling all my concerns to. He is patient and explains clearly every question I asked. Good doctor who cares for patients’ needs