Dr Jim Teo Yeow Kwan

Respiratory Physician
21 years of experience

Specialty

Respiratory Medicine  Intensive Care Medicine

Clinical Interest

Respiratory condition
Intensive Care

Qualifications

MBBS, M.Med (Internal Medicine), MRCP (UK), FAMS (Respiratory Medicine), FCCP (USA), FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Glasg), EDIC, EDRM

What I do

Dr Jim Teo Yeow Kwan provides clinical services such as:
- Bronchoscopy and lung biopsy
- Pleural drain and biopsy
- Lung Function Test
- Exercised-induced asthma test 
See more [ + ]- Exhaled nitric oxide assessment
- Allergy skin test
- Immunotherapy
- Lung cancer screening
- Smoking cessation
- Sleep studies
- Non-invasive ventilation
- Home ventilator management
- Intensive care (ICU)
- General Medicine
- Vaccination and Health screening

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Clinic Locations

The Respiratory Practice
Lung Asthma Cough Allergy
Mt. Alvernia Medical Centre
Block D #06-56
820 Thomson Road, S 574623

The Respiratory Practice
Lung Asthma Cough Allergy
Parkway East Medical Centre
#03-05B
319 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427989

Professional Statement

Dr Jim Teo Yeow Kwan graduated from the National University of Singapore with M.B.B.S.  He subsequently did his training in Internal Medicine and obtained the M.R.C.P (UK) and M.Med (Internal Medicine). He was further trained in Respiratory Medicine & Intensive Care Medicine in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). He is Fellow of Academy of Medicine (Chapter of Respiratory Physicians) and Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr Jim Teo furthered his advanced training in intensive care medicine as a Fellow at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Australia under ... See more [ + ]Professor Peter Vernon van Heerden, President of College of Intensive Care Medicine. Currently, he is a member of European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and had obtained his European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC).

Prior to joining Mt Alvernia Hospital, he was a Consultant in the Department of Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine in TTSH. He managed patients in the medical intensive care unit (MICU), including critically ill cases from the recent outbreak of H1N1 and patients from Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre. He also initiated the first bedside percutaneous tracheostomy in the MICU.

Dr Jim Teo is an Intensive Care Medicine trainer appointed by the Specialist Training Committee in Singapore. He was an instructor for Intensive Care Medicine courses in various public hospitals. He was also a Clinical Teacher with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Currently, he is an instructor for courses such as Basic Cardiac Life Support Course, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course and Fundamental Critical Care Support Course.

For his achievements in the public sector, he was awarded Courage Star Award in 2003 for his contribution during the SARS outbreak. He was awarded TTSH Excellent Service Award in 2006 and TTSH 10 Year Long Service Award in 2009.

Dr Jim Teo is experienced in the clinical management of patients with lung tumours, pneumonia, asthma, chronic cough, interstitial lung disease, sleep disorders and non-invasive ventilation.

Currently, Dr Jim Teo sits in various medical committees in Mt Alvernia Hospital, including the Medical Advisory Board, Quality Assurance and Continuous Medical Education. He is also the chairman of the Critical Care Unit and the Operation Theatre Committee. He also sits on the Medical Advisory Board in Fortis Surgical Hospital and chairs the OT, ICU and Code Blue Committee.


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Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin

Education

National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine

Awards and Publications

Courage Star Award in 2003 for his contribution during the SARS outbreak
TTSH Excellent Service Award, 2006
TTSH 10 Year Long Service Award, 2009


Dr Jim Teo Yeow Kwan has published papers in local and international peer-reviewed journals. He has also presented papers in local and international conferences

Professional Positions and Memberships

Fellow, Academy of Medicine (Chapter of Respiratory Physicians)
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow
See more [ + ]Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
Member, European Respiratory Society
Member, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
See more [ + ]Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Parkway East Hospital
Thomson Medical Centre

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Insurances Accepted

Adept Insurance
Alliance HealthCare
MHC Aviva
NTUC
Parkway Shenton
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Prudential
Shenton Insurance
Fullerton Healthcare
Great Eastern

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