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Dr Meykkumar s/o Meyappan

Dr Meykkumar s/o Meyappan

​MBBS, GDFM, MMed. FCFP

Associate Consultant

Deputy Director, Pasir Ris Polyclinic

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant SingHealth PolyclinicsSingHealth Polyclinics
  • Deputy Director, Pasir Ris Polyclinic
  • Deputy Head, Acute Care workgroup SingHealth PolyclinicsSingHealth Polyclinics

Academic Appointments

  • Clinic Academic Lead
  • Students Faculty, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical
  • Tutor, GDFM
  • Tutor, Mmed Program B

Profile

Dr Meykkumar is an Associate Consultant in Singhealth Polyclinics and is the current deputy director for Pasir Ris Polyclinic.

 Dr Meykkumar graduated from NUS Medicine and started training in emergency medicine before choosing to specialize in family medicine. His wide exposure to the spectrum of clinical care from the emergency department to the pediatrics department, to the ICU has helped him to be a better family physician, guiding patients along their life journeys. He has worked in Pasir Ris Polyclinic since April 2014 and is delighted to serve from within the community, having stayed in Pasir Ris since his primary school days.

Dr Meykkumar believes in putting patients at the heart of his care and has won multiple service quality awards. He loves to teach students, including medical students, GDFM students and Mmed Fam Med students. He believes it’s important to plant the seeds for the next generation and won the young educator award in 2015. He also understands the importance of having good systems and serves in the Singhealth Polyclinics Acute Care workgroup. 

Education

​• FCFPS College of Family Physicians  Singapore Nov 2021 
• MCFPS College of Family Physicians Singapore Nov 2019 
• Master of Medicine College of Family Physicians Singapore Dec 2017 
• GDFM College of Family Physicians Aug 2016 
• MBBS NUS 2010 MBBS

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

​• Deputy director for Pasir Ris Polyclinic
• Deputy head Acute Care workgroup
• Member Mmed prep workshop committee

Awards

​• Associate in clinical education - Singhealth Academy 2019
• Service Champion - SHP SPARKS 2017
• Service Award Gold Award Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2016
• Service Award Silver Award  Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2015
• Young Educator Award NUS 2015

Research Interests

​• Gout

Publications and Research Trials

​• Tan N, Chew R, Koh Y, Subramanian R, Sankari U, Meyappan M, Cho L. Primary hypothyroidism in the community: Lower daily dosages of levothyroxine replacement therapy for Asian patients Medicine, 2017 ; 96(7) : DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006145
• Meyappan M, Loh WSA, Tan LY, Tan SFI, Ho PY, Poh YJ, et al. Development of a novel gout treatment patient decision aid by patient and physician: A qualitative research study. Heal Expect [Internet]. 2021 Jan 12 [cited 2021 Jan 17];hex.13184. Available from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hex.13184

Research Trials

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