Dr Lai Junxu
Director/Founder of Omnimed Healthcare Holdings
MBBS (S’pore) – Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Dip (Fam Med) – Graduate Diploma (Family Medicine)
Dip (Pall Med) – Graduate Diploma (Palliative Medicine)
DWD (CAW) – Designated Workplace Doctor (Compressed Air Works)
Dr Lai Junxu graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore, in 2008. During his undergraduate years, he topped his cohort in Neuroscience, and was also awarded the Ratnam Book Prize for being the top student in his batch in the study of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He did his medical and surgical electives overseas in Cedars Sinai Medical Center, California. Outside school, he served in Crisis Relief Singapore and also volunteered in overseas medical missions to Batam (with Tzu Chi Organisation) and Senggarang (with Wesley Methodist Church).
After graduation, he rotated through various disciplines of clinical practice in Singapore General Hospital and KK Women’s and Children Hospital, before going back to serve his national service with the Republic of Singapore Navy. Dr Lai went through the Naval Underwater Medical Officer Course (Hyperbaric Medicine) and is a certified Designated Work Doctor (Compressed Air Works). He was appointed Medical Officer-in-charge of the Tuas Naval Base and is currently with the Ambulance Craft Medical Team during his reservist.
Since 2010, he has been the resident locum doctor at Thomson Medical Centre 24-hours Family Clinic. Dr Lai also has prior work experience as a locum doctor at the Accident and Emergency Departments at both Mount Alvernia Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital. He is thus familiar with a range of areas in medicine, particularly paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology as well as emergency medicine. Dr Lai then went on to complete his Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine in 2012.
Apart from clinical practice, Dr Lai is interested in the field of medical/healthcare informatics. During his time at Changi General Hospital (“CGH”), Dr Lai was part of the medical informatics team that did the ground work for CGH to successfully attain the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Level 6 accreditation. Given his work and experience in the area of medical informatics, Dr Lai was invited as panelist at the Healthcare Innovators Forum 2013. His last appointment in the public healthcare service was Resident Physician in the Department of Medical Informatics at CGH, with part-time clinical practice at the Accident and Emergency Department. He now provides telemedicine consultations via the telemedicine portal on My-Doc platform.
Since November 2013, Dr Lai has been running the home care programme of patients from Yong-En Care Centre. Dr Lai sees a pressing need to reach out to such patients especially with Singapore’s aging population. In 2014, Dr Lai has partnered Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities Ensuite Care Services to provide home care services to needy patients. In 2015, Dr Lai was conferred the Community Care – GP Partnership Training Award (CC – GP Partnership TA) for him to pursue the Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine course which he successfully completed in 2016. The study of palliative medicine has equipped Dr Lai with the knowledge and skills, to extend his home care services to benefit dying patients in their last days. He also helped the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)’s Holistic care for Medically-advanced patients (HOME) programme which is a palliative home care service for patients with end-stage organ diseases before it closed down. Dr Lai also helped Jurong Health Services’ Sub-acute Ambulatory care for Functionally challenged and/or Elderly (SAFE) programme – the first ambulatory home care programme in Singapore before it closed down. In 2016, Dr Lai has expanded his home care service by collaborating with Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital and the Home Nursing Foundation to help provide medical services at the homes of their patients. As part of his plans for Omnimed Healthcare to gain a greater foothold in the medical home care industry, Dr Lai clinched the the contract to provide medical service to the residents at Ren Ci Nursing Home @ Bukit Batok. Dr Lai also has admitting rights for inpatient admissions to both Thomson Medical Centre as well as Concord Cancer Hospital. In 2017, Dr Lai started to provide medical consultation service to Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital’s GeriCare@North Nursing Home patients. He also started to help Jurong Health Services’ Hospital-to-Home (H2H) programme – an extension of the SAFE programme to post-hospital discharge home care. Dr Lai was part of the team that was awarded the ACES (AIC Cares with Excellent Service) Outstanding Team award after receiving good external compliments.
Dr Lai is accredited by the Ministry of Health as a Family Physician, and is able to conduct the functional assessment for Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant and Pioneer Disability Assistance Scheme (PioneerDAS). Dr Lai is also accredited by the Office of the Public Guardian in Singapore as an issuer of the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Certificate, to protect the interests of patients in the event they lose their mental capacity. He also does domestic inter-hospital transfers and overseas medical evacuation (land or air).
Dr Lai is also a firm believer of health and wellness as an adjunct to the treatment of acute and chronic diseases. He is accredited by the National Skin Centre in the field of botox, fillers, Intense Pulse Light Therapy, laser hair removal and chemical peel.
Outside of work, Dr Lai enjoys spends time with his wife and three young boys – be it getting active on the soccer pitch or discovering new eating places together! A petrolhead who enjoys fast cars – truly a doctor on the go!