“It is our privilege for patients to see us and entrust their lives to us, not the other way round”, reminds Dr Alvin Ng Chee Keong to his students at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (National University of Singapore), where he also holds the post of Adjunct Assistant Professor.
Dr Alvin Ng developed his interest in Cardiology during his posting to the Cardiology department at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Singapore) in circa 1996. Thereafter, and started his formal training in Cardiology in 1998.
In 2001, Dr Alvin Ng Chee Keong received the Singapore Ministry of Health’s HMDP Award to receive formal training in Cardiovascular Imaging at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, USA and was subsequently registered as a specialist in Cardiology in the same year.
Having worked at public and private hospitals in Singapore, Dr Alvin Ng has now set up his own private practice; Jireh Heart Centre which specialises in general cardiology, cardiac health screening, cardiovascular imaging, and interventional cardiology.
His practice is well equipped with the necessary equipment to facilitate the carrying out of Echocardiogram, ECG, and Treadmill test in-house. Jireh Heart Centre is also on the approved list for many private medical insurers.
Besides being conversant in English and Mandarin (as well as some Chinese dialects), Dr Alvin Ng is also conversant in the Malay language and Bahasa Indonesia.
Whilst at Jireh Heart Centre, we spoke with a patient of Dr Alvin’s; a 44-year old man who had a heart attack on one year and survived a sudden cardiac death the following year. He has very high regard for the holistic care given by Dr Alvin Ng for his other conditions too, namely; hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol. “Dr Alvin Ng is a caring doctor who is always a phone call away. He is very meticulous and adopts a preventative approach to my general well-being”, said the patient. The patient added how early intervention from Dr Alvin Ng Chee Keong had helped his mother from avoiding a fatal heart attack.
Dr Alvin Ng expressed his heartfelt gratitude to his current patients who have entrusted him with taking care of their well-being, and who have moulded his practice and approach into a holistic one, and looks forward to partnering future patients as partners as they seek “heart health”.
Dr Alvin Ng Chee Keong
Adjunct Asst Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
MBBS (S’PORE), MRCP (UK), FACC (USA), FAMS (S’PORE)
Practice Address: Jireh Heart Centre, 38 IRRAWADDY ROAD, #06-63 MOUNT ELIZABETH NOVENA SPECIALIST CENTRE S(329563)
Telephone: +65- 6909 6221