Our compassionate doctors recognise the needs of our senior patients and provide a holistic approach to your care. We ensure that your consultations will never be rushed and will not only deal with your medical problems but also coordinate your care with other health care professionals.
During consultations we will perform medication reviews to ensure that you are on the correct medication that do not interact with one another and that you are not experiencing any side effects. Certain medications also require monitoring with blood tests to ensure they are working efficiently and may require dose adjustments.
If you ever need to see a hospital consultant we will recommend the most renowned specialists and will arrange admission in to a local private hospital should the need ever arise, with follow up visits to ensure continuation of care.
Should you find it difficult to attend our clinic we will visit you at your home and can organise delivery of your medication to you.
Our health screens are designed to detect life threating illnesses such as heart disease and cancer which if diagnosed early enough can be cured.
With our close links to other health care professionals such as physiotherapists and district nurses we provide a multidisciplinary approach, coordinating your care to suit your needs at times and places suitable to you.
We offer a vaccination against shingles which is a common painful skin disease causing itchy blisters and severe post infection pain which can last several months. Around 1 in every 1,000 cases in adults over the age of 70 is fatal. A single vaccination provides lifelong protection and can be given to anyone over the age of 50 years.
A 71 year old lady rang our clinic on a Sunday morning complaining of a severe headache since the night before. She lived alone, been previously well and was taking medication for blood pressure which had not been checked for quite a while.
The call came straight through to our on call doctor who was concerned about her condition and visited her immediately. On examining her he noted her blood pressure was extremely high and she was slightly disorientated. He contacted the consultant at the local private hospital and arranged for immediate admission. An MRI scan was performed which revealed that she had suffered a stroke and treatment was initiated straight away.
She spent a total of 10 days in hospital and on discharge had become quite frail. The same GP visited her as soon as she came home to ensure continuation of her care. He arranged domiciliary physiotherapy to build up the strength in her limbs, district nurses who visited three times a day checking her blood pressure and assisting with other nursing needs and a dietician to offer advice on dietary intake. Her medication was reviewed, follow up necessary blood tests arranged and her blood pressure medication dosage adjusted. Arrangements was made with the local pharmacist to ensure her medications were delivered to her home.
Within two weeks she became independent again and continues to be followed up.