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Making Sense of Your Special Medical Report

Updated: Mar 6

Making Medical Reports Understandable for Everyone


Doctor flipping through and pointing at medical documents

Ever received a Specialist Medical Report and felt lost in the jumble of words? In our everyday hustle and bustle here in Singapore, understanding these reports is vital for our well-being. Join us as we embark on this journey to decode and break down specialist medical reports, empowering you to take control of your health.


What’s in a Report?

A Special Medical Report is a document that your doctor writes after a thorough examination or a special test. It contains details about your health condition, the tests you’ve undergone, and the results. It might seem confusing at first, but don’t worry, we’re here to help you understand it.


Medical reports often contain complex terms. But once you know what they mean, they’re not so scary. For example, ‘Hypertension’ simply means high blood pressure. And ‘Hyperglycemia’? That’s just a fancy word for high blood sugar.


Your report will likely contain lots of numbers. These are usually test results. While the exact meaning can vary, higher or lower than normal values could indicate a potential health issue. But remember, only your doctor can accurately interpret these numbers in the context of your overall health.


Last but not least, doctor's notes. Your doctor gives their interpretation of the results. They might also include recommendations for treatment or lifestyle changes. These notes are crucial, as they provide a roadmap for your health journey.


Remember, understanding your Special Medical Report is an important step in taking charge of your health. But you’re not alone in this. Your healthcare provider is there to help. Don’t hesitate to ask them any questions you might have.


Decoding your Special Medical Report doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With a little knowledge and the right guidance, you can be an active participant in your health care.


At Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic, Dr. Woo and his team are dedicated to keeping your heart healthy. With years of experience and a passion for heart health, we provide top-notch care tailored to your needs. Book an appointment today and take the first step towards a healthier heart. Your heart doesn’t rest, and neither do we.

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