DR ALVIN NG CHOON YONG
Place of Practice
The Respiratory Practice
Farrer Park Medical Centre
Gleneagles Medical Centre
Parkway East Medical Centre
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Consultant Respiratory Physician & Intensivist
MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Internal Medicine), MRCP (UK) FAMS (Respiratory Medicine), FAMS (Intensive Care Medicine), FRCP (Glasg) FRCP(Edin)
Dr Alvin Ng Choon Yong is a Consultant Respiratory Physician and Intensivist with The Respiratory Practice. He is currently the President of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine as well as the Vice President of the Singapore Thoracic Society. He is also an executive committee member of the Chapter of Intensivist, Academy of Medicine Singapore. Dr Alvin Ng volunteers as the Deputy Chief Surgeon of the St John Brigade Singapore Headquarters and has been part of St John Singapore since his secondary schools days in Dunman High School.
Dr Alvin Ng was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Medical Scholarship in 1996 to study Medicine in the National University of Singapore (NUS). This scholarship was the only medical scholarship given out in Singapore at that time and only 6 scholarships were given out each year. Dr Alvin Ng had graduated from NUS in 2001 and had went on to train successfully in Internal Medicine and became both a Specialist in Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. Dr Alvin Ng has special interests in Obstructive Airway Disease like Asthma and COPD as well as Invasive Mechanical Ventilation for ICU patients. Dr Alvin Ng believes passionately in providing personalised patient-centric care to all his patients.
Prior to private practice, he worked as a Consultant at Changi General Hospital’s Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and held the position of Deputy Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Dr Alvin Ng was also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Singapore Armed Forces and his last appointment was Commanding Officer of the Medical Classification Centre (MCC) and he was in charge of PES (Physical Employment Status) assignments for all SAF and Mindef personnel. He is also the only doctor in Singapore that was given the title and certification as the Singapore Armed Forces Consultant for Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine.
Dr Alvin Ng believes in training the next generation of clinical doctors and had served as the Deputy Commander of the SAF Medical Training Institute which oversees all the medical training for the SAF Doctors and Combat Medics as well as provide paramedic training for the Singapore Civil Defence Force Paramedics. He was previously the Medical Director for the Singapore Armed Forces Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Centre and is currently the Medical Director of the St John Singapore National Association of Emergency Medical Technician Course. Dr Alvin Ng also holds numerous training position including Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructor, Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Instructor, Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) Instructor and EuSim Advance Medical Training Simulation Instructor. Previously in Changi General Hospital, he held the teaching positions in the Respiratory Medicine Core Faculty, Internal Medicine Physician Faculty, Intensive Care Medicine Subspecialty Faculty as well as NUS Undergraduate Clinical Faculty.
Dr Alvin Ng had also served in overseas peacekeeping missions as well as disaster relief efforts. He was awarded the United Nations Peace Keeping Medal as well as the United Nations Force Commander Letter of Commendation for services rendered as part of the medical team for the United Nations Mission in Support of East Timor.
Dr Alvin Ng believes strongly in contributing back to the community and continues to be active in both the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SICM) and the Singapore Thoracic Society (STS) in order to advance intensive care medicine and respiratory medicine activities in Singapore. Dr Alvin Ng was also the Organising Chairman of the 2017 SGANZICS Asia Pacific Intensive Care Forum whose aim is to support the Low Income Countries in the field of Intensive Care Medicine and to exchange ideas and best practices between the western nations and Asia.
At The Respiratory Practice, we specialise in a full range of lung and respiratory-related treatments and consultation.
Bronchoscopy and Lung Biopsy:
- Diagnostic bronchoscopy
- Lung biopsy under fluoroscopy
- Bronchoalveolar lavage
- Partial sleep study (done at home)
- Full sleep study (done at home/ hospital)
- Assessment and management of sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea
Lung Function Testing:
- Spirometry (pre/post bronchodilator)
- Flow volume loop
- Lung volume measurement
- Influenza Vaccination
- Pneumococcal Vaccination
MANAGEMENT OF LUNG CONDITIONS:
- Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Pneumonia and Tuberculosis
- Lung tumours
- Chronic cough
- Pneumonia and Tuberculosis
- Diseases of the pleura
- Chronic lung infections
- Management of critically ill patients in medical ward, high dependency ward and ICU
- CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy
- Pleural biopsy
- Thoracentesis/ chest tap and chest drain (with/ without ultrasound guided)
- Skin prick test (aero-allergy and food allergy)
- Exhaled nitric oxide measurement (for asthma)
- Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Long term oxygen therapy
- Home ventilator management