Dr Neil Forrest

Medical Director (Star Vista), Men’s Health Co-Lead & Lifestyle Medicine Co-Lead

Dr Neil Forrest

MBChB (Leeds, UK), MRCGP (UK)

Location: Star Vista
Languages: English
Trained: UK

Recognised for:

Adolescent Health · Allergies · Asthma · Children’s Health · Chronic Disease & Disease Prevention · Contraception/Family Planning · Comprehensive Lifestyle Assessment (Health Screening) · Implanon Procedure · Gut Health · Lifestyle Medicine · Men’s Health · Mental Wellness · Minor Surgical Procedures · Sexual Health · Sports Medicine · Travel Medicine ·

“The best part of my job is getting to know my patients and their families on a personal level – their hopes and fears, what motivates them. Having the time to find out about someone’s personality allows for truly patient-centred care.

I enjoy watching people make different choices even when presented with the same information and I see my role as empowering people to make decisions about their own health.

It is a privilege to be able to help people, often when they are at their lowest point, and rewarding to play a part in their journey to better mental and physical health. “

Dr Forrest graduated from the University of Leeds with degrees in Medicine and Sports Science, and initially undertook training in Orthopaedics, becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons before training in General Practice.

He worked as a Family Physician in London before relocating to Singapore with his family, where he has practiced for the past 8 years.

Dr Forrest enjoys providing care for all generations of the family and has a particular interest in preventative medicine. He is experienced in all aspects of family medicine, sports and musculoskeletal medicine, minor surgical procedures and mental health. Dr Forrest also regularly sees patients concerned about sexual health, contraception (including Implanon), men’s health and chronic disease management. Passionate about preventative health solutions for his patients, Dr Forrest is a certified IBLM (International Board of Lifestyle Medicine) diplomates and is also a member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

Lifestyle medicine - why you should care

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Health Screenings - what do you really need?

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Prostate: what all men need to know

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Male baldness - what you need to know

Of course, male pattern baldness does not necessarily require treatment but I am often asked by patients if there is anything they can do to reverse or slow down the process. Here we’ll separate fac...

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Babies – when you should see the doctor

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