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Meet Dr Maeda Momoe

31/5/2024
31/5/2024
​​​​​"What drives me at work is the knowledge that I'm making a meaningful contribution to my patients' health and safety, as well as the broader healthcare system.​"​ - Charmaine Lim, Senior Pharmacist​
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​​​​​​​​​​​​"What motivates me most at work is witnessing patients recover and reunite with their families. It's incredibly fulfilling to hear expressions of gratitude from both patients and their loved ones for the care they've received."​​

- Dr Maeda Momoe, Consultant at Woodlands Health​




How long have you been a doctor?

I've been a doctor for nine years.

Summarise your role in 1-2 sentences.

I serve as the primary care provider for inpatient general medicine patients, leading the medical team and overseeing their care. Additionally, I manage follow-up care for patients with complex medical issues in the clinic, while also contributing to junior doctor education and campus development.

What drove you to join healthcare?

I've always wanted to be a doctor. When I was little, I got sick a lot and had to visit the hospital often. The doctors in their white coats made me feel better every time. I thought they were really cool, so I wanted to be just like them.

What is one thing that spurs you on at work?

What motivates me most at work is witnessing patients recover and reunite with their families. It's incredibly fulfilling to hear expressions of gratitude from both patients and their loved ones for the care they've received.

What is one thing about your job, that you feel is unknown or misunderstood?

One aspect often misunderstood about my job as an internal medicine doctor is the role we play as "medical detectives." We delve deep into identifying and solving complex medical issues, collaborating with other specialists to address patients' concerns comprehensively and holistically.

Can you share with us one or two memorable moments from your time in WH or healthcare?

One memorable moment from my healthcare experience is when an elderly patient, initially very ill and barely able to eat during her hospital stay, returned to the clinic wearing her favourite flowery dress. She greeted me with a smile and shared how she could now enjoy meals like beans and noodles, even cooking for her family again. Such moments of seeing patients recover and thrive bring immense comfort and fulfillment.

What do you love about your job?

What I love most about my job is the opportunity to interact with patients, listen to their concerns, and work towards making them feel comfortable and happy. There's immense satisfaction in witnessing patients improve and recover from their illnesses.

What is your favourite quote and personal mantra?

“Chance favours the prepared mind”

If​ you are interested in contributing to the healthcare sector, join us! View our openings and apply at www.wh.com.sg/join-us.​