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About Our Arthritis Specialist

A/Prof Leong Keng Hong is a senior consultant rheumatologist at Gleneagles Medical Centre and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He is the founder of the Osteoporosis Society (Singapore) (OSS), established in 1996, and served as its President until 2004. He also served as the Inaugural Chairman of the Chapter of Rheumatologists in the Academy of Medicine, Singapore from 2004-2007 and was delegated as Chairman until 2013.

Singapore rheumatologist A/Prof Leong Keng Hong is also dedicated to the effective diagnosis and treatment of the full range of rheumatic diseases. He is active in research and teaching and has published numerous articles in reputable journals and medical textbooks.

Special areas of interest include autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and lupus, and degenerative conditions such as gout and ankylosing spondylitis.

Appointments

  • Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist, Gleneagles Medical Centre 1997 - Present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore 2011-2013
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2009-2011
  • Visiting Doctor, Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital 1997 - Present
  • Visiting Doctor, Department of Medicine (Rheumatology), National University Hospital 1999-2002

When should you see a Rheumatologist?

We all have general musculoskeletal pains from time to time that last for just a few days. But, when pain in your joints, muscles, neck, back and bones is severe and persistent for more than a few days, you should see your doctor. Rheumatic diseases are difficult to identify in their early stages and you can have everyday symptoms that actually are related to much more complex conditions. Rheumatologists are your experts in this area and are trained to evaluate all of your symptoms to diagnose and treat your condition. They know it is imperative to find the correct diagnosis as rapidly as possible to begin appropriate treatment because many of these disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of disease.

Our Services

There are more than 100 different types of rheumatic disorders. Our team works together to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of these disorders, including autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, as well as other forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, gout and ankylosing spondylitis. Treatments for the various conditions may include lifestyle changes, medication and surgery. A/Prof Leong will tailor each treatment plan to effectively manage the condition in each patient.

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