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Preventive Health Care

Many people are understandably proud of being able to claim that they ‘never go to the doctor’. In some ways this is good news because it means they have no illness needing medical attention. But it might mean that they are missing out on some important preventive health checks, which can keep them healthy.

Please remember to inform your doctor of any allergies to medication, any chronic conditions as well as all current medication being taken; any previous operations and family history.

These checks include:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Pap Smear and Breast Examination (for women)
  • Vaccination Status (for example, we need a tetanus vaccination every 10 years)
  • Cholesterol Level
  • These checks don’t need to be done very often, but they can be very important in preventing problems, or detecting them in the early stages.

Remember:

  • You don’t have to be ill to see the doctor once in a while
  • Doctors like seeing their healthy patients as well as their sick ones

We are especially interested in promoting good health and preventing illness.

  • Nutrition
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes Mellitus Hypertension
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Prostate Enlargement Skin Cancer
  • Vaccinations and Immunisations
  • Cholesterol Asthma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Menopause Breast Self-Examination (BSE)
  • Travelling Abroad
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Hay Fever is an Allergy
  • Bowel Cancer Pap smear (PAP Test)