Other Procedures and Services

The Practice also offers:
  • ElectroCardiogram (ECG) -recommended baseline for anyone with cardiac risk factors (eg Hypertension). Interpretation in context of patient status is essential.

  • Ear Wax removal (mechanical or syringing) -please soften with eardrops (or vegetable oil) for 24 hours before (if possible). Options include suction, syringing and mechanical (direct vision) removal. I cannot offer suction under magnification which is needed if there is pain or current or previous drum perforation.

  • Home visits where appropriate -terminal care and bed bound only, but for most patients a visit to the surgery is more appropriate, and MUCH cheaper (even if you need a taxi).

  • Medicals including insurance, military service, drivers licence, sports SCUBA diving, but not aviation (pilots) or immigration medicals. See Health Check

  • Psychiatric consultations -please note that this is primarily a medical assessment service, will take longer and cost more than a standard consultation and referral on to psychological and/or psychiatric services may well be necessary. An hour with a psychologist will be cheaper and more productive, once medical and biochemical issues are sorted. However, some simple behaviour modification can be taught and basic psychoactive medication prescribed. Tranquillisers and sleeping pills are infrequently prescribed as they are addictive and don't address causes. Likewise, generic Counselling (often all that is available publically) isn't normally recommended as it hasn't been proven effective and in some cases may be harmful.

What The Practice does NOT offer!
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