About Me - Dr Don Lau

Find out about me, Dr Don Lau, the doctor behind AMDA.sg. My mission is to improve patient health education by providing medical information that helps people in disease prevention.

May 2020 Update

In this difficult time of the COVID-19 outbreak, MD International Medical Centre (MDIMC) started operations on 1 Apr 20 in its new premises at 9 Taman Serasi, #01-11 Botanic Gardens View, in the heart of the Orchard /Tanglin /Nassim area of Singapore.

MD International Medical Centre continues to operate where our full medical team has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 fight. Our clinic which is PHPC-accredited is able to test swab for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, we have adopted a more proactive and I feel, also a more effective approach by encouraging patients to fortify their Immune systems to fight off any infections with vitamins & supplements, as well as a good diet and exercise. After all, a majority of people are actually COVID-19 asymptomatic.

Our clinic is also on most of the Ministry of Health's subsidy schemes and government initiatives, such as the Flu subsidy scheme (FSS), Swab & Go Home (SASH) pregramme, National Adult Immunisation Scheme (NAIS), NCIS, CHAS, Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) etc.

Our medical team observes all MOH safety protocols and Safe distancing measures, to protect our patients. All staff wear the PPE anf face masks at all times. There are isolation areas for any patients with symptoms of respiratory infection.

Finally, we encourage everyone to get COVID-vaccinated. MDIMC provides the Sinopharm vaccine and booster. During the interim 6 months between the 2nd COVID vaccine jab and the booster, please get your Influenza vaccination for the Flu 2021/22 & H1N1 viruses. If you happen to display flu-like symptoms, you may exclude Flu  and H1N1, and get medical treatment sooner if you have contracted COVID-19.

Stay safe & healthy! Dr Don Lau

I have been practising general medicine since 1997 after I graduated from Monash University, Australia with an MBBS and obtained first class honours in my Bachelor of Medical Science degree. I returned to Singapore and worked in our public hospitals, before joining the private sector in Singapore.

In 2000, I took over Thean Clinic from my mentor, Dr Thean. I am now managing 2 clinics, Thean Clinic as well as AMDA International Peace Clinic which serves the International Expatriate community in Singapore.

AMDA International Peace Clinic (Singapore) is part of AMDA's network of Peace Clinics and Friendship Hospitals around the world. I work closely with Dr Shigeru Suganami, President of AMDA, Association of Medical Doctors of Asia.

AMDA is an international organization dedicated to realize a peaceful world community through humanitarian efforts in medical health care. Founded in Japan in 1984, AMDA is a non-governmental, non-profit organization with an international network of 31 chapters and 47 collaborating organizations around the world. I serve as the Chairperson of AMDA Singapore

In 2003, I obtained a post-graduate Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff University in Wales, UK.

I have been extremely fortunate in the mentors that I have had throughout my career. They have taught me the true purpose of what it is to be a health professional.

The doctor that has had the most influence on my development as a doctor is Dr John Murtagh, my professor in Monash University. He was a generous and caring lecturer and doctor. But foremost, he was a giving teacher and he wrote some of the textbooks that medical students in Australia use ('Patient Education' and 'General Practice').

His medical philosophy of treating the whole patient, not just the symptoms provides health benefits to the society as a whole. This holistic health approach leads to a more patient-centered consultation. He advocated preventive medicine through the provision of health information to patients to assist in maintaining or attaining good health.

I firmly believe that disease prevention is the key to better health, not just the treatment of disease. I employ my medical skills in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, but I can't help but warn the patient when I see the impending train wreck. Far too much resources have been directed at treatment of disease at the expense of disease prevention.

In my careful explanations to my patients about their sickness, besides a better doctor and patient relationship, I hope that it leads to better compliance with the medication as well as the necessary changes to lifestyle that might be needed to enjoy a better quality of life. Everyone wants to live a long healthy life, free from serious or chronic diseases, able to enjoy their recreation and holidays with their loved ones and hold their grandchildren in their arms.

The effect of illness on families exacts a cost not just in monetary terms, but can lead to a crisis when a family member dies or is incapacitated. There is not just an effect on the patient but his family suffers as well.

I hope that you make good use of all the health information that you find in AMDA.sg. Life is precious, be happy and spend time with the people you love.

Dr Don Lau

April 2016

Sinopharm COVID-19 & Latest Influenza Vaccines (Protects against Flu and H1N1 Viruses) / PCR COVID Testing / Serology Tests for Travellers & Serology Testing to Certify Vaccination status. Make your Appointment at Tel: 6694 1661


Learn about the Diagnosis, Treatment and/or Removal of the following skin problems:


Health Assessment & Screening Packages


Eye Care Clinic / Ophthalmology

Removal of Foreign body in the eye

Treatment of Chalazion / Stye


Up to $400 per Medisave Account per year can be used for Vaccinations under the National Adult & Childhood Immunisation Schedule - Influenza, Pneumococcal (PCV13/PPSV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV2/HPV4), Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap), Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) and Chickenpox (Varicella)

Part of the National Influenza Sentinel Surveillance programme with MOH. If you have a fever of > 38 degrees with a cough, our clinic is able to test for COVID-19. For children below 12 years old with clinical diagnosis of HFMD (eg fever, oral ulcers, rash), our clinic can test for Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (The tests are for surveillance purposes only).


Minor Surgical Procedures are carried out in our dedicated Treatment rooms:

  • Incision & Drainage
  • Toilet & Suture
  • Management of Injuries
  • Excision of Skin Lesions / small Skin tumours / Lipomas
  • Excision of Cysts (Sebaceous / Ear lobe / Meibomian)
  • Nail Surgery (Biopsy / Infection / Trauma / Nail bed)
  • Removal of Splinters under nails
  • Stitching of Cuts & Lacerations
  • Removal of Skin sutures / Skin tags / Various foreign bodies / Corneal foreign body
  • Release of Subungual Haematoma
  • Injection for Supraspinatus or Bicipital Tendonitis / Epicondylitis / Trigger finger / Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tendon Sheath Injection
  • Olecranon & Pre-patellar Bursitis
  • Skin Laser Treatments
  • ElectroCautery Surgery / Cauterization
  • Treatment of Plantar Warts / Calluses / Corns / Ganglions
  • Application of Wound bandage
  • Wound Closure by DermaBond
  • Punch Biopsy
  • Liquid Nitrogen Therapy
  • Ear syringing / Embedded earring stud

Eye - Treatment of Stye / Chalazion / Hordeolum

Treatment of Nail Infections & other conditions -

  • Release of Subungual Haematoma (Bruise under the nail)
  • Treatment of Ingrown Nail
  • Treatment - Paronychia / Nail Infection
  • Nail Surgery (Biopsy / Trauma / Nail Avulsion)

Minor Surgical Procedures

Incision & Drainage

- Management of Injuries

Toilet & Suture

- Stitching of Cuts & Lacerations


Wound Closure by DermaBond

- Application of Wound bandage

ElectroCautery Surgery

- Cauterization of wounds


Excision of Skin Lesions/Tumour

- Punch Biopsy / Skin Laser Treatment

Treatment of Stye/Chalazion/Hordeolum

Seek Early treatment to avoid necessity of minor surgery later.


Treatment of Nail Infections & other conditions

Release of Subungual Haematoma

- Treatment of Bruise under the Toenail

Treatment of Ingrown Nail

Treatment - Paronychia /Nail Infection

Paronychia is an infection in the tissues surrounding a fingernail or toenail. In most instances, the finger is infected by Staphylococcus aureus, a common staph bacterium, or by the fungus candida. Infections may progress to full-blown, painful abscesses.

Nail Surgery

- Nail Avulsion / Biopsy / Trauma


Healthy Diets for Optimal Health


Vaccinations / Immunization

National Adult Immunisation Schedule - NAIS

Up to $400 per Medisave Account per year can be used for Vaccinations under the National Adult Immunisation Schedule - Influenza, Pneumococcal (PCV13/PPSV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV2/HPV4), Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap), Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) and Chickenpox (Varicella)

National Childhood Immunisation Schedule - NCIS

National Childhood Immunisation Schedule - BCG, Hepatitis B - 3rd dose of HepB can be given with the 3rd dose of DTaP, IPV & Hib, Paediatric diphtheria & tetanus toxoids & acellular pertussis vaccine, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid & acellular pertussis vaccine, MMR, Polio, PCV

-          Latest Influenza Vaccine

Protects against latest Flu and H1N1 Viruses. If a person displays flu-like symptoms after the Flu vaccination, Flu and H1N1 may be excluded in his diagnosis & treatment sought quickly should the patient have contracted COVID-19. MOH Safety protocols will be adhered to for safe vaccination.

-          Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster

Make a Vaccination or Booster Appointment at Tel: 65-6694 1661

Serology Testing for Travellers / Certify Vaccination status

Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab test

Supervised Antigen Rapid Test (Tele-ART) done from your home / Pre-Event COVID Testing


Latest Influenza Vaccine

Asymptomatic patients may display no symptoms of illness. Vulnerable people should get vaccinated against Influenza which protects susceptible people from, as well as exclude the Flu and H1N1 viruses should they start to show URTI or ARI symptoms.

The latest Influenza Vaccine is now available. It protects against the Flu and H1N1 Viruses. Ministry of Health Safety protocols are adhered to at all times for the safe vaccination of you and your family.

* Importance of Keeping your Vaccinations Up-to-date


Pain Relief Management & Treatment, Vaccinations, Health Screening, COVID & Allergy Testing, Dermatology Treatments, Minor Surgical Procedures


MD International Medical Centre

Medical Services available:

  • General Practice Family Medicine - Illnesses & Infections
  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • IV Infusion of Medications
  • Respiratory Medicine - Influenza, Colds, Cough, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI), Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI), Sinus Infection
  • Treatment of Gastric issues, Stomach aches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Heartburn
  • Infectious diseases & Virology - COVID-19, Dengue, Flu, Hepatitis B etc
  • Dermatology - Skin Problems (Eczema, Acne, Rash, Boils, Dermatitis, Pigmented or Dry Skin, Moles /Skin Tags /Wart Removal)
  • Dermoscopy - Non-invasive Detection of Skin Cancer, Pubic lice & Scabies
  • Treatment of Insect Bites & Stings
  • Look Younger - Botox injections
  • Eye Health / Ophthalmology - Conjunctivitis, Foreign body in the Eye etc
  • Respiratory Medicine - Cough, Wheezing, Shortness of breath
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) - Ear Wax Removal, Ear Otitis Enterna, Nose Bleed-Epistaxis, Snoring & Sleep Apnoea, Vertigo & Dizziness, Audiogram (Hearing test)
  • Pain Management, Treatment & Therapy - Arthritis, Back & Joint Pain, Migraine, Gout
  • Sports Medicine - Treatment of Sports Injuries
  • Vaccinations / Immunization - Latest Flu vaccine, Sinopharm COVID Vaccine & Booster
  • Travel Health - Travel Vaccinations & Health checks, Travellers' Diarrhoea
  • Allergy tests / Allergic Rhinitis / Asthma Management
  • Health Screening / Blood tests
  • Management of Chronic Diseases - Treating Prediabetes, Diabetes & Insulin Resistance / Hypertension
  • Heart Health - ECG Heart monitoring / High Cholesterol management / Chest pains
  • Executive Health Assessment - Pre-Employment check-up / Work Permit / Employment Pass / Employment Pass
  • Student Pass / Driving License Check-up
  • Personal Health Management - Preventative Medicine & Disease Prevention
  • Elderly / Senior Health
  • Men's Health - Erectile Dysfunction medications etc
  • Women's Health- Osteoporosis, Heavy Periods, Breast lumps, Urinary Tract Infection, Anaemia, Tremors
  • Child Health & Nutrition / Paediatrics
  • Obesity / Weight control & Safe Weight loss / Nutrition & Diet
  • Depression / Anxiety / Insomnia & Stress Management
  • Erectile Dysfunction medications / Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)

Public Health Preparedness Clinic

National University Health System Primary Care Network

Singapore Ministry of Health Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP)


The information provided in this website is for knowledge purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice.

Should you encounter any medical problem that you are unsure of, always consult your doctor or health care provider for assistance and medical advice.

MD International Medical Centre / MD International (Singapore) Pte Ltd

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9 Taman Serasi #01-11, Botanic Gardens View

Tel : 65-6694-1661  Fax : 65-6694 1771

Email : contact@mdimc.sg

Clinic hours:

Monday to Friday: 9am-12.30pm / 2pm-6.30pm    Saturday: 9.30am-1pm

*Last registration is 30mins before the closing time

Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

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ご不便、ご迷惑をおかけいたしますが、よろしくお願いいたします。

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- Cashless service with most International Insurance companies and Insurance Medical cards are accepted

- Japanese, English & Mandarin-speaking Doctors and Medical staff

Please contact us at Tel: 6694 1661 to make an appointment.

Please make an appointment for the following at Tel: 6694 1661:

* Minor Surgical Procedure

* Health Screening / Blood Test

* Dermatology Treatment

* Allergy Testing

* Pain Treatment & Therapy

* Vaccination

* Pre-Departure PCR Swab Test / Serology Testing

  • 小型外科手术
  • 健康检查/验血
  • 皮肤科治疗
  • 过敏测试
  • 疼痛管理与治疗
  • 疫苗接种
  • 出发前 PCR 拭子检测
  • 血清学检测

OUR MEDICAL TEAM

Dr Don Lau – Medical Director

MBBS (Monash), B Med Sc (Hons) (Monash), Dip Pract Derm (Wales, UK)

Fujiwara Takanori

The Chiropractic Association Singapore, Japan Chiropractic Register, American Chiropractic Association, California Chiropractic Association

Physiotherapy-trained NBCE The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

YAMAGATA Chihiro 山懸千尋

Registered Psychologist


MD International Medical Centre

Medical Services

Minor Surgical Procedures :

·       Injection for Supraspinatus or Bicipital Tendonitis / Epicondylitis / Trigger finger / Plantar Fasciitis

·       Tendon Sheath Injection

·       Excision of small Skin tumours / Lipomas / Nail bed / Ear lobe cysts / Meibomian cyst

·       Removal of Skin sutures / Skin tags / Sebaceous cysts / Various foreign bodies / Corneal foreign body

·       Liquid Nitrogen Therapy

·       Treatment of Plantar Warts / Calluses / Corns / Ganglions

·       Splinters under nails

·       Olecranon and Pre-patellar Bursitis

·       Ear syringing

·       Embedded earring stud


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