Well Being Medicals

Our Well Being Medicals are an opportunity to have a comprehensive examination to screen for underlying medical problems and also to offer lifestyle advice.

There are 2 components to the medical:

Nurse Consultation

This is a 30 minutes consultation where the following are undertaken:

  • Height and weight measurement with Body Mass Index computation
  • Body fat estimation
  • Urine testing – For early signs of kidney disease and diabetes
  • ECG – Heart trace examination
  • Spirometry – Lung function test
  • Provision of a personal and family history health questionnaire, to be completed at home and discussed at the doctors consultation
  • Blood tests – these may be undertaken if requested by yourself, however these will be subject to an additional charge

Doctors Consultation

This is a 30 minutes consultation where the following are undertaken:

  • Medical and family history review, using the questionnaire provided at the nurse consultation
  • Full external examination to include heart, lung, abdomen and neurological examination
  • Explanation of the ECG, spirometry and other results
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment using all of the above information
  • A breast examination for women and rectal examination of the prostate and testicular examination for men, can be undertaken if requested

Written report

This will be forwarded for your own personal records and it will act as a baseline for any future medicals that you may have.

Further information on blood tests

Additional blood tests can be undertaken for:

  • Kidney function
  • Liver function
  • Cholesterol
  • Fasting sugar levels
  • Prostate specific antigen
  • Stool specimens for analysis for traces of blood

These are charged in addition to the basic cost of the Well Being Medical.

For further information on any aspects of the Well Being Medicals please contact your surgery.