Personal Health Checks
We recommend that from time to time you should have a personal health check. Early detection of medical problems are considered preventative health management. Please indicate to reception that you require a 30 minute wellness check when you book in. We are particularly interested in identifying and treating risk factors for heart disease, stroke and some cancers. People over 50 are encouraged to have a wellness check yearly. It is also worth having at least 2 checks in your 30s and 40’s, particularly if you have a family history of medical problems.
We have 4 female doctors in our team who are able to see to your needs. They have a wide range of skill set including contraceptive advice, STI checks, Mirena insertion, Menopause and hormone related problems and general gynaecological issues. We also have a visiting midwife for pregnant mothers. Don’t forget your routine screening procedures. Breast Screening Aoteoroa provides free 2 yearly screening mammograms for those aged between 45 and 70 years. We encourage our women to have yearly mammograms from 40-50 and every 2 years from 50 onwards. We also encourage women to have a breast examination prior to having their mammogram to optimise pick up of breast abnormalities.
2 of our nurses do smears also.
From the age of 40 we suggest you make an appointment for an annual check of your health. This will likely include BP, weight, skin and general medical examination as well as a check for diabetes, cholesterol and prostate, and any changes you might have noticed to your health. For a complete and thorough check we recommend allowing 30 minutes. We also have programmes for weight management and smoking cessation.