Surf Coast Home Doctor don’t just want to look after you when you are symptomatic. We want to take care of your long term health.
Our focus for February is preventative health.
That’s why we are offering bulk billed health checks in the month of February so you can take charge of your health.
Regular health check-ups can identify any early signs of health issues. Finding problems early means that your chances for effective treatment are increased. Many factors, such as your age, health, family history and lifestyle choices, impact on how often you need check-ups.
It is a good idea to visit a doctor regularly, even if you feel healthy. The purpose of these visits is to:
- check for current or emerging medical problems
- assess your risk of future medical issues
- prompt you to maintain a healthy lifestyle
- update vaccinations.
Having a health check is also a time to examine your lifestyle to see what improvements can be made. This may be something you regularly do yourself or discuss with a healthcare professional.
Regular health checks can help to identify early warning signs of disease or illness. Heart disease, diabetes and some cancers can often be picked up in their early stages, when treatment may be more successful.
If you have high-risk factors, such as a family history of a condition, it may be more likely that you will develop a particular disease. Regular checks may help your doctor pick up early warning signs. If you have a high risk of a particular health condition, your doctor may recommend more frequent health checks at an earlier age.
When you have a check, your doctor will talk to you about your medical history, your family’s history of disease and your lifestyle. Your diet, weight, how much you exercise, and whether or not you smoke and drink alcohol or take illegal drugs will also be discussed. Other things that may be checked: your BP, Pulse, Immunisation Status, Full questioning of body symptoms e.g.: respiratory symptoms, chest pain, headaches, bone health, hearing, vision etc etc. The doctor may then also request bloods or other tests if required or remind you to book in for your cervical screening or another follow up appointment.
Book an appointment with Dr. Caroline or Dr. Natasha by calling 0478957890 or booking an appointment online and mention this offer.
One bulk billed appointment per person. Appointments must only be used for health check, if you wish to discuss other issues including but not limited to: prescriptions, immunisations, cervical screenings, management plans, you will be required to pay a gap fee of $60 or book a separate appointment.