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What is Geriatric Medicine?

Geriatric medicine is a specialised field of healthcare focused on the unique health needs of older adults, typically focusing on individuals aged 65 and above. As people age, their bodies undergo changes that require specialised care and attention. Geriatricians are doctors who specialise in understanding these changes and providing comprehensive medical care tailored to the needs of older adults.

What is the purpose of Geriatric Medicine?

One of the primary goals of geriatric medicine is to enhance the quality of life for older adults. Geriatricians strive to optimise health and functional independence, recognising that maintaining or improving the ability to perform daily activities is often as crucial as managing specific medical conditions. This may involve personalised care plans, preventive measures, and interventions tailored to address the unique needs of each older patient. Geriatric medicine plays a pivotal role in addressing the prevalence of chronic illnesses and multiple health conditions that often accompany aging.  continue to refine strategies for promoting healthy aging and managing the healthcare needs of the elderly population.


Geriatricians are skilled in managing complex medical cases, navigating the delicate balance between treating diseases and preserving the overall well-being of the older individual. In essence, geriatric medicine stands at the forefront of ensuring that the aging population receives specialised, compassionate, and effective healthcare. Through ongoing research, education, and clinical practice, geriatricians contribute to the advancement of our understanding of aging and

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Meet Our Geriatric Medicine Specialists

Get to know our specialists here at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara.

Dr Quah Jing Yao

Consultant Geriatrician & Physician
Sessional Consultant
Internal Medicine
MBBS (Barts), MRCP (UK), Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine (M'sia)
Suite Number
C-L2-20, SPC12, Level 2
Spoken Language
English, Hokkien, Malay, Mandarin

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Saturday9:00am - 1:00pm