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About Dr Anita Lim

Dr Anita Lim is a dedicated rheumatologist with over 17 years of experience in the field. Apart from this, Dr Lim is also a skilled internal medicine physician, which further complements her practice of rheumatology.

A medical graduate from the University of Glasgow in 1992, Dr Lim spent her seasoned career first in the United Kingdom; and subsequently for many years at the National University Hospital (NUH), ultimately attaining the ranks of Senior Consultant Rheumatologist, NUH Vice Chairman of the Medical Board (Education), NUH Hospital Ethics Committee Member, and much more.

Besides her clinical work, Dr Lim is actively involved in teaching and research, and is also a well-published author. She has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin Shcool of Medicine (NUS) since 2010; and has received numerous excellence awards, a testament to her high standards of patient care and management.

To Dr Lim, the importance of collaborative practice and education in the hospital setting, and bringing out the humanistic side of healthcare, cannot be overstated.

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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