Dr Ying YU
Dr. Ying Yu completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Monash University. She undertook residency and basic physician training at Northern and Austin health. During her medical training, she worked in various public hospitals in the North-Eastern Metropolitan regions of Melbourne as well as regional health services in Bendigo and Horsham. She was inspired to pursue further training in geriatric care due to the mentorship of Geriatricians and the desire to contribute to the care of older people in the context of an aging population. She has worked in a range of programs in the public health system during her specialist training including inpatient units (Acute Aged Care, Aged Psychiatry, Geriatric Evaluation Management), outpatient clinics (memory, falls and balance, general aged care, continence) and community based programs (rehabilitation in the home, residential in reach).
Dr. Yu has joined the Age Right team in 2023 with the commitment to provide a holistic, person-centred assessment and a tailored and multidisciplinary management plan for older persons. She is passionate about supporting older people in maintaining optimal physical, emotional and mental wellbeing and function. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Physicians and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine. She is also committed to continuing professional development and undertakes workshops and conferences pertaining to aged care.
Dr. Yu is available for consultations at Bellfield. She speaks fluent Mandarin.
Outside medical work, she is a mum of two young children and enjoys getting the family out into nature and maintaining a physically active lifestyle.
Her areas of interests are:
· Comprehensive medical assessment for older persons
· Cognitive assessment and dementia management
· Falls prevention and optimization of mobility and bone health
· Continence management
· Chronic disease management and medication rationalization
· Advanced care planning