Dr Nelson Lee is a
psychiatrist who graduated with his basic medical degree from the
National University of Singapore (NUS). He has a keen interest in the
human mind and subsequently specialised in Psychiatry and qualified with
his Masters in Medicine (Psychiatry) (Singapore). He is now part of a
small group of psychiatrists in Singapore in private practice.
Dr Nelson Lee's main area of interest in
Psychiatry is in the treatment of anxiety, stress and mood related
disorders, particularly Depression and Bipolar disorders. He also
has interest in the treatment of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatric disorders like ADHD as well as the use of psychotherapeutic techniques
in treatment. He holds a Diploma in Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy
(Distinction) from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Having a wealth of experience from seeing many psychiatric patients over the years, he is well versed in the spectrum of psychiatric disorders and is intuitive in picking up the nuances of each psychiatric disorder and familiar with the challenges faced in patients with dual or co-existing psychiatric disorders. He is also current with advances in pharmacology and medication usage, keeping abreast with current research to optimize patient outcomes with the state of the art in psychopharmacology.
has had rich and memorable experiences handling both clients from Singapore and
also International and Expatriate patients, and is keenly aware of the challenges and
potential psychiatric issues that expatriates and their families may
face when settling in Singapore.
He was previously the Director of the Ministry of Health's Mental Health
GP partnership programme. He was also con-currently Deputy Chief of the
Department of General Psychiatry 1, Institute of Mental Health (This is
the largest tertiary psychiatric facility in Singapore). He has since
ventured into private practice.
Dr Lee is best known by his patients both
in Singapore and abroad as a Psychiatrist with a friendly, cheerful and
approachable disposition. He believes that being human is perhaps the
most important trait that a psychiatrist should have. His consistent
and excellent bedside manner had resulted in him being awarded the
National Healthcare Group's Service Champion and Service Pillar awards (at least 4 consecutive quarters of service champion awards)
on numerous occasions. These awards were garnered from feedback from patients under his care who felt that he had gone the extra mile, and this was often despite very busy clinics. He had also been awarded Spring Singapore’s Excellent Service Star
Award (EXSA). More impressively, he was also top three in the EXSA SuperStar category, the highest tier of the EXSA awards (Awarded to the best 3 healthcare service providers across the whole Singapore).
Dr Nelson Lee has also been active in the Singapore Psychiatric
Association and has been previously elected as its Vice-President as
well as its Honorary Secretary. He was also elected as Singapore's
representative to the World Psychiatric Association's Young Psychiatrist
As a psychiatrist, he believes
in educating other medical professionals as well as the general public.
He believes this is part of his duty, as this is the best way to reduce
the misconceptions and stigma associated with psychological disorders in Singapore
as well as in the region.
He has published articles in medical and psychiatric publications in
Singapore and internationally, and with this he also keeps up with International best practices in psychiatry. He has also published a book on
coping with stress, a children’s book on enuresis and also contributed
the chapter on suicide to the publication “Beating the Blues”, a book on
depression in Singapore.
He is also interested in teaching and was previously appointed as a
clinical tutor (Psychiatry) to the National University Singapore. He was
awarded the National Healthcare Group (NHG) excellence in teaching
award and has been the lead module developer for two of the modules in
the Graduate Diploma in Psychiatry, Singapore (an initiative
spearheaded by the Ministry of Health, Singapore).
In his spare time, he enjoys reading a good book and dabbles occasionally in writing of poetry.