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Dr. Carol Tan

Geriatrician
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Dr Carol Tan is a geriatrician by training. She was also with the Ministry of Health, Singapore and held concurrent appointments in the Epidemiology and Disease Control, Integrated Health Services and Health Finance Divisions. She also served as Deputy Director (Elderly and Disability Policy), Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and worked on the Prime Minister Office (Ageing) portfolio.
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In conversation: Geriatrician Dr Carol Tan speaks about the dangers of polypharmacy in elderly patients
In conversation: Geriatrician Dr Carol Tan speaks about the dangers of polypharmacy in elderly patients
Geriatrician at Mount Alvernia Hospital, Dr Carol Tan, notes that elderly patients are particularly susceptible to polypharmacy issues not only because ageing affects how their body handles medications, but because they take more medications than younger patients.