CORPORATE AND EXECUTIVE HEALTH

GP on Beaufort is committed to keeping your executive employees and managers healthy.

The Executive Health Screening Programme is a tailor-made medical examination aimed at early detection and intervention in health problems of key staff.

What is provided:
Individual clients are guided through all the tests by our nurse and the session concludes with a consultation with our general practitioner, it includes some or all of the following:

Hearing Tests, Vision Tests, Body Mass Index, Resting ECG, Resting Blood Pressure, Height and Weight Measurements, Life Style Review and Risk Factors Analysis and Urinalysis.

Blood testing includes:
Biochemistry Profile, Cholesterol, Kidney and Liver Function and Diabetes and Haematology Profile for Haemoglobin, Red and White Cell Blood Count.

A full review of the clinical findings, test results, conclusions and recommendations will be provided to the client.

COUNSELLING AND MENTAL HEALTH

There are many different types of mental health issues. The most common is depression. There are also many types of depression and they have slightly different symptoms and may require different treatments. Also a number of disorders have depression as a key feature.

Depression and mental health issues are complicated illnesses that can involve a number of contributing factors - genes, environment, diet, lifestyle, brain chemicals, psychology and personality.

Everyone feels sad from time to time, but people with depression experience severe and prolonged feelings of sadness, dejection and hopelessness that is a change from your usual self. One in four women and one in six men will suffer from a depressive episode at some point in their lives.

It's normal to be 'depressed' or feel sad when you experience major disaster or have suffered a severe loss. However, you should see your doctor if you are depressed or feeling down for more than two weeks.

All practitioners at GP on Beaufort are available for appointments to discuss these issues.

When booking your appointment please ask the receptionist to book a 30 minute appointment.

 

SEXUAL HEALTH

Sexual health involves many things, including: knowing about your body and how it works; understanding the physical, social and emotional changes that come with puberty, pregnancy and ageing; keeping yourself and others safe; and finding information and support when things go wrong, such as an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection.

Our practitioners are ready to assist you with any concerns or issues you may have with your sexual health.

For more information try this webpage on Sexual Health.

TRAVEL HEALTH MEDICINE

GP on Beaufort is an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and the 'One Stop Shop' for all travel requirements.

We offer to our patients travelling overseas, a complete range of vaccinations, travel kits and travel advice prior to departure.

We stock an extensive range of Travel Medications and Kits that you may find useful while travelling.

If you are travelling and know your departure date, book an appointment with the doctor at least 6 weeks prior to travelling, this will give us plenty of time to check your vaccination / medication requirements prior to your trip.  For more specific information please go to our website at www.travelhealthmedicine.com.au You may wish to fill out our Pre-Travel Questionnare and email to travel@gponbeaufort.com.au, with travel dates.

The full range of travel vaccinations is for sale to our patients. Payment on the day is required. If you would like a quote on the cost of vaccinations, please call and speak with  our nurse by phoning 08 9262 8605 (direct line)

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR TRAVELLERS:

It is illegal to take or send PBS subsidised medicines out of Australia unless it is for your personal use or the use of someone travelling with you. Fines are steep - up to $5,000 and/or two years imprisonment.

If you plan to take prescription medicine overseas it is important to carry documentation to present to customs officials:

Carry a letter from your doctor explaining what the medicine is, how much you are taking or sending and that is for personal use. Check with the Embassy of the country you are visiting to check the medicine is legal. Always leave medicine in its original packaging. Attach a completed customs declaration form to your parcel if sending medicine overseas.

For more information on Travel Health please visit travelhealthmedicine.com.au

WOMENS AND MENS HEALTH CHECK

An important part of staying healthy is to visit your doctor, at least once a year for a full check up. This check up can include:

Blood Tests, ECG, Blood Pressure Check, Skin Check, Hearing Test, Lung Function Test, Height, Weight and Urine Test.

We can also include discussions on diet, exercise, stress, family, relationships and a review of your current medications and immunisation status.

- and for the men this may include a Prostate Check

- and for the ladies a PAP and Breast Check

When booking your next "annual check up" appointment please advise our reception staff to book a 15 minute time with the nurse and 15 minutes with the doctor. This will certainly keep you on the road to continuing good health.