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Old 19-09-2023, 10:01 PM
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Why is there no official announcement on ops pay rise? Heard since july , whats holding them
Back ? Only next year isit ?
Hearsay they are also reviewing for all HO/MO/Reg as well, no just for OPS. Up to 15% with adjustment in clinical allowance. Also implementation of new AHA (After Hours Allowance). Maybe thatís why got delay. Gotta hang in there I guess.

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Hearsay they are also reviewing for all HO/MO/Reg as well, no just for OPS. Up to 15% with adjustment in clinical allowance. Also implementation of new AHA (After Hours Allowance). Maybe thatís why got delay. Gotta hang in there I guess.
Aha ?
Isn't that your on call allowance?

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Old 19-09-2023, 10:25 PM
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Actually I doubt there is any salary revision
All these pesky seniors give us false hope

I heard they giving a one time 100k retention bonus too

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Old 19-09-2023, 10:53 PM
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Hi guys, do you all feel that sg PTS in general (esp the older ones) tend to just want treatment for their symptom rather than treating/investigating for the underlying cause of their symptoms?

Can give many examples of that in my practice in ops.
A) rash- just wants gentrisone because it works, not keen to hear about its side effects, and what could be the underlying cause of the rash (in this case was actually venous eczema...)
B) just want omeprazole for GERD coz it works. Not keen to work up/scope even though the gerd is like persistent for years. (Never had scope previously)
C) just want anarex for longstanding back pain/knee pain, refused to consider XR, or evaluation of possible causes, or consider physio as alternative ..

Many more examples I can think of.
But seems that people (esp the older PTS) don't get worried until they get symptoms. (Hence hard to convince them on the importance of chronic disease control), and when they get symptoms, they only want symptomatic relief, and not investigate/treat for underlying cause...

Not sure if pple feel the same or maybe I just noob.
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Hi guys, do you all feel that sg PTS in general (esp the older ones) tend to just want treatment for their symptom rather than treating/investigating for the underlying cause of their symptoms?

Can give many examples of that in my practice in ops.
A) rash- just wants gentrisone because it works, not keen to hear about its side effects, and what could be the underlying cause of the rash (in this case was actually venous eczema...)
B) just want omeprazole for GERD coz it works. Not keen to work up/scope even though the gerd is like persistent for years. (Never had scope previously)
C) just want anarex for longstanding back pain/knee pain, refused to consider XR, or evaluation of possible causes, or consider physio as alternative ..

Many more examples I can think of.
But seems that people (esp the older PTS) don't get worried until they get symptoms. (Hence hard to convince them on the importance of chronic disease control), and when they get symptoms, they only want symptomatic relief, and not investigate/treat for underlying cause...

Not sure if pple feel the same or maybe I just noob.
It's true. Don't need push too hard if no insight. Patient satisfaction trumps all.
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Old 19-09-2023, 11:43 PM
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Hi guys, do you all feel that sg PTS in general (esp the older ones) tend to just want treatment for their symptom rather than treating/investigating for the underlying cause of their symptoms?

Can give many examples of that in my practice in ops.
A) rash- just wants gentrisone because it works, not keen to hear about its side effects, and what could be the underlying cause of the rash (in this case was actually venous eczema...)
B) just want omeprazole for GERD coz it works. Not keen to work up/scope even though the gerd is like persistent for years. (Never had scope previously)
C) just want anarex for longstanding back pain/knee pain, refused to consider XR, or evaluation of possible causes, or consider physio as alternative ..

Many more examples I can think of.
But seems that people (esp the older PTS) don't get worried until they get symptoms. (Hence hard to convince them on the importance of chronic disease control), and when they get symptoms, they only want symptomatic relief, and not investigate/treat for underlying cause...

Not sure if pple feel the same or maybe I just noob.
It is true. Very short sighted. Maybe no insight also. Quick fix.
Also to do more tests and investigate got to take time off (work is paramount) and spend more money (money is even more paramount!)
But you must be careful. Still got to tell them the whole shebang. Cos if you just prescribe PPI and later turns out is indeed gastric ca they will say why doctor never warn me???
Patients have full autonomy and none of the responsibility.
Dr takes full responsibility but has to follow patient's autonomy.
Document you had suggested plan and patient declined. I know it sucks to preach to the choir but have to protect yourself.
At the end of the day, you want to practice in a field of medicine where people go to you and actually WANT what your proper practice does.
Few people go to aesthetic dr and says dowan botox dowan filler.
Same for surgeons.
Another common one is people asking for MRI spine. MRI spine doesn't determine some special medicine to cure the back pain. It usually means injections and/or surgery. Do the MRI already then tell patient they say wah lau I wasted my money then. Cos I thought with the MRI you can choose some better medicine for me.
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It's true. Don't need push too hard if no insight. Patient satisfaction trumps all.
Until you missed something. Gastric Ca. Pancreatic Ca. then patient say doctor never warned me.
Jia lat. No documentation you warned patient of red flags. Suggested further investigation.
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Hi guys, do you all feel that sg PTS in general (esp the older ones) tend to just want treatment for their symptom rather than treating/investigating for the underlying cause of their symptoms?

Can give many examples of that in my practice in ops.
A) rash- just wants gentrisone because it works, not keen to hear about its side effects, and what could be the underlying cause of the rash (in this case was actually venous eczema...)
B) just want omeprazole for GERD coz it works. Not keen to work up/scope even though the gerd is like persistent for years. (Never had scope previously)
C) just want anarex for longstanding back pain/knee pain, refused to consider XR, or evaluation of possible causes, or consider physio as alternative ..

Many more examples I can think of.
But seems that people (esp the older PTS) don't get worried until they get symptoms. (Hence hard to convince them on the importance of chronic disease control), and when they get symptoms, they only want symptomatic relief, and not investigate/treat for underlying cause...

Not sure if pple feel the same or maybe I just noob.


Nothing wrong. They are paying you money to get what they want. At the end of the day, you are just a service provider to them. Consider what alternatives? Are you gonna pay for those alternatives? If not, just be silent and give them the treatment that they want.
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Until you missed something. Gastric Ca. Pancreatic Ca. then patient say doctor never warned me.
Jia lat. No documentation you warned patient of red flags. Suggested further investigation.
Sue.
Just document properly. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. Health literacy in Singapore is laughable.
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Actually I doubt there is any salary revision
All these pesky seniors give us false hope

I heard they giving a one time 100k retention bonus too
Retention bonus? ********.

Let me put it to rest for all you OPS people who waiting for some Payraise.
THE PAYRAISE IS NOT MEANT FOR YOU.
Hospital ppl enjoy your second bonus in 2 years.
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