Executive health checks – what to expect at the D2 Medical.
The purpose of your health assessment Our comprehensive health assessments aim to identify illness or ‘high risk’ in the early stages. We aim to:
- Identify your high risk factors and identify signs of early disease (if present) before you get symptoms
- Use our medical expertise to deal with any urgent health issues or concerns,
- Educate you about your risk factors for major, preventable diseases, and
- Help you implement a program to avoid developing a preventable disease or becoming a high-risk individual.
Before your visit You will be asked to have some screening pathology which will address:
- your full blood count including inflammatory proteins
- your biochemistry including kidney, liver and calcium
- your sugar level
- your cholesterol and other lipids
- your thyroid
- urine sample, as well as
- a prostate blood test for men
- any other pathology on a needs basis ( may be added after the assessment if indicated by your checkup)
Your appointment When you arrive, you will be asked to fill out a three-minute questionnaire. You will then spend approximately half an hour with your doctor discussing:
- your current state of health,
- your past history,
- your family history,
- your nutritional intake,
- your activity level,
- medications (including any supplements you take), and
- any specific health concerns you have.
The physical examination Our doctors will examine your neck, heart, chest, breasts ( in women), abdomen, lymphatic system, groin and prostate (if indicated in men), lower limbs including arteries, and joints ( if indicated) and skin. You will also have your height, weight, waist circumference , body fat ( if indicated) and blood pressure measured. Many female patients opt to have their annual PAP test done at this time
The cardiac exercise or stress test After a resting ECG, you will be asked to undertake an exercise bicycle stress test so we can assess: only if it is clinically indicated.
- evidence of narrowed coronary arteries your level of fitness,
- blood pressure response to exercise and also
- evidence of heart rhythm disturbance during peak exercise.
Reviewing the results After the initial consultation, physical examination and stress test, our doctors will:
- review the results of your blood tests and explain what they mean,
- educate you about how your results compare to the established targets based on internationally agreed expert opinion, and
- formulate an agreed upon management plan, if necessary, to further improve and optimise your health.