Diagnostic and Complex Medical Care
The main task of diagnostic processes in primary care is to manage risk, meet the patient’s needs, and come up with a plan regarding the further management of the problem.
The practice provides a diagnostic service for acute medical problems. The doctor will listen to your symptoms carefully, ask some further questions, and then may need to do a physical examination. At this point a doctor will make a provisional diagnosis, although further tests may be required. Medical processes are not always certain, and at times some degrees of ambiguity may remain.
The practice has facilities for ECG, iron infusions for anemia, Mirena IUD insertion for women's health problems, Aclasta (bisphosphonate) infusions for osteoporosis, Venesection (blood collection) for haemochromatosis treatment, ultrasound guided joint injections in selected patients, carpal tunnel decompression or injection in selected patients, urine testing for pregnancy and renal disease, oxygen saturation testing, audiometry, spirometry for lung disease and asthma assessment, and can easily arrange blood tests for Holter monitors and blood pressure monitors in the adjacent pathology rooms. The practice has a Dermatoscope and operating microscope for details skin and eye/ear examinations.
The practice undertakes to provide a comprehensive service for patients with complex problems such as diabetes, cancer, and ischemic heart disease. The doctors in the practice are familiar with Insulin commencement regimes in type 2 diabetes, and will see urgent cardiac and respiratory cases immediately. The practice nurses perform regular health assessments in the home, and diabetic assessments at the surgery - view Nursing Section for more information.
Acutely unwell patient with major psychological distress are also prioritised, in particular patients at risk in circumstance of severe depression. It’s vitally important to let the staff know if this is the case.