Medical Services

Liquid Nitrogen Wart Removal

Liquid nitrogen wart removal is a medical procedure used to remove warts by freezing them with liquid nitrogen. Warts are benign skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). During the procedure, liquid nitrogen is applied directly to the wart, causing the tissue to freeze and eventually slough off. This process is called cryotherapy. Liquid nitrogen wart removal is a common and effective treatment for various types of warts, including common warts, plantar warts (on the soles of the feet), and genital warts. The procedure is typically performed by dermatologists or other qualified healthcare professionals in a clinical setting.

Circulation Testing

Circulation testing refers to a group of diagnostic tests used to evaluate blood flow and circulation in the body. These tests help healthcare professionals assess the health of the cardiovascular system and identify conditions such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and other vascular disorders. Circulation testing may include non-invasive procedures such as Doppler ultrasound, ankle-brachial index (ABI) testing, pulse volume recording (PVR), and arterial and venous duplex scans. These tests provide valuable information about blood pressure, blood flow velocity, and vascular abnormalities, aiding in the diagnosis and management of circulatory disorders.

Mirena Insertions

Mirena insertion is a medical procedure in which a Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) is placed into the uterus to provide long-term contraception. The Mirena IUD is a small, T-shaped device that releases a hormone called levonorgestrel, which helps prevent pregnancy by thickening cervical mucus and thinning the uterine lining. During the insertion procedure, a healthcare provider inserts the Mirena IUD through the cervix into the uterus, where it remains in place for up to 5 years. Mirena insertion is a safe and effective form of birth control, offering convenience and high rates of contraceptive efficacy.

24 Hour ECG Holter Monitoring

24-hour ECG Holter monitoring is a diagnostic test used to continuously record and analyze the electrical activity of the heart over a 24-hour period. It involves wearing a portable device called a Holter monitor, which is attached to the chest with electrodes. The Holter monitor records the heart’s electrical signals as the individual goes about their daily activities, including sleep. This test is commonly used to detect irregular heart rhythms, such as arrhythmias, palpitations, and episodes of tachycardia or bradycardia, that may not be captured during a standard electrocardiogram (ECG). The data collected during 24-hour ECG Holter monitoring provides valuable information for diagnosing heart rhythm disorders and guiding treatment decisions.

24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring

24-hour blood pressure monitoring is a diagnostic test used to continuously measure and record blood pressure levels over a 24-hour period. It involves wearing a portable device, typically a cuff attached to a small monitor, which automatically inflates at regular intervals to take blood pressure readings throughout the day and night. This test provides a more comprehensive and accurate assessment of blood pressure patterns than a single blood pressure measurement taken in a clinical setting. 24-hour blood pressure monitoring is commonly used to diagnose hypertension, assess the effectiveness of blood pressure medications, and identify fluctuations in blood pressure that may occur during daily activities and sleep.

Skin Cancer Checks

Skin cancer checks, also known as skin cancer screenings or skin examinations, are medical assessments performed by healthcare professionals to evaluate the skin for signs of skin cancer or precancerous lesions. During a skin cancer check, the healthcare provider visually inspects the skin, looking for abnormal moles, lesions, or areas of discoloration that may indicate skin cancer. The provider may also use a dermatoscope, a handheld device that magnifies the skin, to examine suspicious areas more closely. Skin cancer checks are important for early detection and treatment of skin cancer, which can improve outcomes and reduce the risk of complications. Regular skin cancer checks are recommended, especially for individuals with risk factors such as fair skin, a history of sun exposure, or a family history of skin cancer.

Iron Infusions

Iron infusions are medical procedures used to treat iron deficiency anemia by delivering iron directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous (IV) line. Iron deficiency anemia occurs when the body lacks sufficient iron to produce hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. During an iron infusion, a solution containing iron is administered slowly into a vein, allowing the iron to be absorbed quickly into the bloodstream. Iron infusions are typically recommended when oral iron supplements are ineffective or cannot be tolerated due to side effects. This treatment helps replenish iron stores in the body, improve symptoms of anemia such as fatigue and weakness, and restore normal levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells. Iron infusions are performed in a medical setting under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Travel Medicine

Travel medicine is a specialized field of healthcare that focuses on providing medical advice, vaccinations, and preventive measures to individuals traveling internationally. Travel medicine professionals, including doctors and nurses, offer personalized recommendations based on travelers’ destinations, activities, medical history, and individual health needs. Services may include vaccinations for diseases such as yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis, and rabies, as well as prescriptions for medications to prevent malaria, altitude sickness, or traveler’s diarrhea. Additionally, travel medicine practitioners provide guidance on travel health precautions, such as food and water safety, insect bite prevention, and managing travel-related illnesses. The goal of travel medicine is to help travelers stay healthy and safe during their trips abroad by minimizing the risk of infectious diseases and other health hazards.

Employment Medicals (Rail; Tram & Train; Fishing)

Employment medicals, specific to rail, tram and train, as well as fishing industries, are comprehensive health assessments conducted to evaluate an individual’s fitness for work within these particular sectors. These medical exams are tailored to meet industry-specific requirements and standards, ensuring that employees meet the necessary health and safety criteria for their roles. They typically include assessments of physical health, vision, hearing, cardiovascular fitness, and sometimes psychological well-being, depending on the demands of the job. The purpose of these exams is to promote workplace safety, prevent accidents, and protect both employees and the public.

Dietitian

A dietitian is a qualified healthcare professional specializing in nutrition and dietary management. Dietitians assess, diagnose, and treat dietary and nutritional problems, providing personalized advice and guidance to individuals based on their specific health needs, lifestyle, and goals. They help clients develop healthy eating habits, manage medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, and optimize their overall health and well-being through nutrition. Dietitians may work in various settings including hospitals, clinics, private practice, community health centers, and food service establishments, providing nutrition counseling, meal planning, and education to individuals, families, and groups.

Cervical Screening

Cervical screening, also known as Pap smear or Pap test, is a preventive health procedure aimed at detecting early signs of cervical cancer or abnormalities in the cervix. During a cervical screening, a healthcare provider collects cells from the cervix using a small brush or spatula. These cells are then examined under a microscope to look for any changes or abnormalities. Cervical screening is a critical tool in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer, as it can identify precancerous changes that can be treated before they develop into cancer. It is recommended for women starting at age 21 and should be performed regularly according to guidelines provided by healthcare professionals.

Spirometry

Spirometry is a diagnostic test used to assess lung function by measuring the amount and speed of air that can be inhaled and exhaled from the lungs. During a spirometry test, the individual breathes into a device called a spirometer, which records various parameters such as lung volume, capacity, and flow rate. Spirometry is commonly used to diagnose and monitor respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pulmonary fibrosis. It helps healthcare providers evaluate lung function, assess the severity of respiratory symptoms, monitor disease progression, and guide treatment decisions.

Mental Health Care Plans

A mental health care plan is a personalized treatment plan developed collaboratively between a patient and their healthcare provider, typically a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or counselor. These plans outline specific goals, interventions, and strategies to address the individual’s mental health needs and concerns. Mental health care plans may include a variety of components such as therapy sessions, medication management, lifestyle modifications, coping strategies, and referrals to other healthcare providers or support services. They serve as a roadmap for managing mental health conditions effectively, promoting recovery, and improving overall well-being. Mental health care plans are often used in primary care settings and may be eligible for reimbursement under certain healthcare systems or insurance plans.

Antenatal Care

Antenatal care, also known as prenatal care, is medical care provided to pregnant individuals to monitor the health of both the mother and the developing fetus throughout pregnancy. Antenatal care involves regular check-ups, screenings, and assessments to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery. These appointments may include monitoring maternal health indicators such as blood pressure, weight, and urine protein levels, as well as fetal growth and development through ultrasound examinations. Antenatal care also includes discussions about prenatal nutrition, exercise, childbirth education, and preparation for labor and delivery. The goal of antenatal care is to promote maternal and fetal well-being, detect and manage any pregnancy-related complications early, and support a positive pregnancy and childbirth experience.

ECG

An ECG, or electrocardiogram, is a non-invasive medical test used to measure and record the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time. During an ECG, electrodes are placed on the skin of the chest, arms, and legs to detect and record the electrical signals generated by the heart as it beats. These signals are then displayed on a graph, showing the heart’s rhythm and electrical patterns. ECGs are commonly used to diagnose heart conditions such as arrhythmias, heart attacks, and abnormal heart rhythms. They are also used to monitor the effectiveness of treatments and to assess overall cardiac health.