Dr Sze Teh - Geriatrician
Sze began consulting at Medical HQ in 2021. She currently consults at;
GLYNDE every Friday
Dr Sze Ying Teh is a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physician, specialising in Geriatric Medicine. She completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Auckland medical school in 2010 and completed her physician training in Geriatric Medicine in Adelaide.
Her clinical interests include providing comprehensive geriatric assessment in older adults with geriatric syndromes such as cognitive impairments, delirium, falls, polypharmacy and frailty. She also has a special interest in complex care in older adults. She is passionate in providing a holistic care to her patients by working collaboratively with her patients, their family and other healthcare experts to optimise their health status and quality of life. Dr Sze speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (60-75 minutes) - Item number 141
Follow up review (15-20 minutes) - Item number 116
Re-referral for review of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (30-40 minutes) - Item number 143
REFERRAL GUIDLINES FOR GP COLLEAGUES
For comprehensive assessment of medical conditions including cognitive impairment, falls, medication reviews and social situations, please include the phrase "Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment" in the referral letter. This review will take about 60-75 minutes to complete. Patient needs to be at least 65 years old to qualify for a review.
Patients with memory/cognitive issues, please consider having a family member/carer to attend the appointment with them. A collateral history will help tremendously with the assessment and discussion of a management plan.
Referring doctors to please ensure basic blood work up has been done in the last 3 months prior to an appointment. This may include but not limited to FBE, MBA20, TFTs, B12/Folate, Vitamin D level, Iron studies, Fasting lipids including HDL, LDL & HbA1c. This will help streamline their initial review so that a comprehensive medical plan can be obtained on the first consultation. CT Brain/MRI Brain is optional.
Please kindly include an updated medication list and problem list/condition that needs a specific review in the referral letter.