Well Man Health Checks

Well Man Health Checks

Well Man health checks are a fantastic and convenient way of assessing your overall health and wellbeing, and can help identify early signs of disease.

Early detection of medical issues allows us to work together and be proactive about your health. Together we will explore your current health concerns, previous medical problems, family health issues and current lifestyle.

Please be advised that although health checks offer an easy way of checking your overall health they do have not predictive value – receiving the “all clear” today does not mean you are not at risk from health problems tomorrow. For some people, the health checks offer a false sense of reassurance, for example, if you are a smoker and everything looks perfect on the scans, you may feel you don’t have to do anything about it. Even though we know one in two smokers will die from a smoking related disease. Health checks do not replace an active and healthy lifestyle.

It is vital you mention any specific health concerns or symptoms to your Doctor. Well Man health checks are for people without any specific concerns and do not replace a detailed consultation with your doctor about any specific symptoms or health concerns at a given time. If you have any specific issues such as erectile dysfunction, heart palpitations or incontinence problems, then a specific consultation appointment will be required with your Doctor.

 

Overview

Our Well Man Health Check requires two appointments – one with the Nurse and one with your Doctor.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your first appointment to fill in the Well Man Questionnaire.
  • Please allow one hour for your first appointment and half an hour for your second appointment.
  • Please book the appointments one week apart. This allows time for test results from appointment one to be sent back to your Doctor. She/he can then go through the results with you when return for your physical examination.
Appointment Who Time Assess
1 Nurse 15 minutes for questionnaire

 

30 minutes for tests

●      Weight, height and calculate your BMI.

●      Blood pressure check.

●      Diet, exercise, cholesterol and general methods to help reduce heart disease.

●      Full blood screen including tests for diabetes, vitamin and iron stores, liver and kidney function, thyroid, cholesterol

●      Urine test will also be carried out

2 Doctor 20 minutes for physical examination and advice ●      Full physical examination

●      Review tests performed in appointment 1

●      Advice on heart disease prevention, cancer prevention/awareness, erectile dysfunction etc.

 

Prior to Your Appointment

Please ensure drink plenty of water prior to your first appointment as you will be asked to provide a urine sample on arrival. You do not need to fast for prior to your appointment time.

Test Results

Results should be available one week after your appointment when you return for your physical examination with your Doctor. She/he will discuss your results then.

Cost

The total cost of health checks includes both appointments with your Nurse and Doctor, and are payable on the day of your first appointment.

  • Well Man Health Check is €150

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the extended nature health screening appointments, patients are required to give 48 hours’ notice of cancellation. Failure to do so may incur a cancellation charge of €50.

Further investigations such as an ECG or 24 hr. BP monitoring may incur a separate charge. If appropriate,  referral for chest x-ray can be organised and performed at no additional cost in Merlin Park University Hospital.

Please contact reception on 091 740 340 or more information or to book you appointment

 

 

Useful Links:

Men’s Health Forum – Information on Men’s Health in Ireland

Irish Cancer Society – Information for Men on How to Reduce the Risk of Getting Cancer

The Movember Foundation –  Helping Men to Live Happier, Healthier and Longer Lives

Irish Heart Foundation – Information on Heart Health and Weight Management for You and Your Family

Bodywhys – Information and Support for People Living with Eating Disorders, and their Families

European Urological Association – Information for Men Living with or concerned about Adult Incontinence: http://patients.uroweb.org/i-am-a-urology-patient/urinary-incontinence/

Disclaimer

Content developed from HSE www.hse.ie and NHS Choices www.nhs.uk is adapted for Galway East Medical Practice by Galway East Medical Practice.

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