I am Dr Goh Kian Peng, Medical Director and Endocrinologist at Saint-Julien Clinic for Diabetes & Endocrinology based in Mount Alvernia Hospital Singapore and Farrer Park Hospital Singapore. I studied medicine at the National University of Singapore and pursued further specialist training at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. I subsequently received my fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (UK). I am dually accredited in both Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, enabling me to provide a high quality of personalised and holistic specialist care. I have been awarded research grants from the National Medical Research Council, Endocrine Metabolic Society of Singapore and Alexandra Health, and have shared my findings and clinical experience on exercise, diabetes prevention, thyroid diseases and sodium disorders through publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and books. I was formerly a Senior Consultant and the first Head of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) Department of Medicine Unit 2 and Division of Endocrinology. There, I oversaw the hospital’s endocrine subspecialty development and spearheaded hospital-wide initiatives such as the thyroid service, multidisciplinary thyroid cancer protocol, inpatient diabetes protocols and diabetes exercise programme. Learn more about Mount Alvernia Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/hospital/mount-alvernia-hospital-singapore/ and Farrer Park Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/hospital/farrer-park-hospital-singapore/ Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/goh-kian-peng/ I am happy to be able to share/discuss Diabetes and Endocrinology with you and will be actively answering questions. Ask me any questions you may have about diabetes, thyroid disorders and endocrinology. === Want to ask a question? Submit your question at the bottom of this page. Don’t forget to include your name and email address to get notified when the doctor answers your question.
I used to have a lump on my left thyroid and have had it removed. My PA shows a cancer cell in the papillary. I was advised to undergo a surgery to remove my right thyroid.
Doc, I read an article online that hyperthyroidism can lead to heart disease. Is this true? I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 4 months ago and I am currently taking medication. A few days ago, my heart started beating fast and I felt weak. Do I need to consult a Cardiologist? Or are these symptoms normal for a person with hyperthyroidism?
Doc, I am a 35 year old male with diabetes mellitus in my family history. My father was diagnosed with DM 10 years ago and still routinely takes insulin injections to this day. Am I at risk to have DM as well? How do I prevent it, Doc?
I am currently 34 weeks pregnant with my first child. These last few weeks, my body often trembles, I have sleeping problems, my heart beats faster, and I have problems with gaining weight even though I am pregnant. In my 34 weeks of pregnancy, I only gained 10 kg. Two days ago, an OBGYN thought I was having hyperthyroidism and he suggested I consult an endocrinologist. I am terrified and worried - is hyperthyroidism dangerous for me and my baby?
Doc, I am a 26 year old male. I have history of skin disease, so since I was a teenager I have often consumed drugs containing steroids. Now I am having a hair loss problem. Is this due to my steroid consumption?
My father had diabetes for 20 years. This year, he’s been feeling a tingling sensation in his feet. He saw an internist and a neurologist, but there is no improvement in his condition. Can you give me some advice, Doc? Thank you
I have a potassium deficiency problem. Usually I take Aldactone to stabilise my potassium levels. Now the drug is not in the market anymore. What is the substitute for it? And what causes my potassium level to keep decreasing? Thank you, Doc.
Good afternoon, Doc. My son is 14 years old, his height is 165cm and he weighs 91kg. On May 20, when he was defecating, he suddenly screamed, telling me he was having a headache. He asked me to cover his eyes with a towel because the light from the lamp hurt his eyes. The pain lasted for around 20 minutes. I took him to the Emergency department and there the doctor examined his nerves, using some kind of EKG tools but for the head. The doctor said my son had less oxygen flow to the head. His blood pressure was normal at 110/80. The doctor took my son for a CT-angiogram, but because the machine was down after 30 minutes, the examination was cancelled. I then took my son to another neurologist in another hospital. The doctor asked my son to have an MRI and MRA. The doctor said the result was good and he didn’t give us any medicines. This was May 27. Until today, my son still complains about headaches when he strains while defecating or when he laughs out loud. I have been measuring his blood pressure from May 28 until today. The result was in the range of 130/78 to 141 /81. I decided to give him half of Irbesartan (150 mg). Since he took Irbesartan on May 29, his highest tension was 137. I also give him cucumber juice 3 times a day. His blood pressure is now under 140 but I am still not sure if this is hypertension or another problem. Should I do a blood or kidney test? Thank you, Doc.