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General health check Pascoe Vale Melbourne

General health checks in Pascoe Vale

When was the last time you had a general health check?

Getting your vital signs regularly checked by a doctor is a simple and effective way to manage your health.

This can include the measurement of your temperature, respiratory rate, pulse and blood pressure. These numbers provide critical information (hence the name ‘vital’) about your state of health.

In particular, they:

  • can identify the existence of an acute medical problem
  • can determine the magnitude of an illness, and
  • are a marker of chronic diseases.

At PVH Medical we go a step further than checking your vital signs. When we assess your overall health, we consider both non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors.

Non-modifiable risk factors

These are the things you can’t change, and may include:

Age

While you can’t turn back the clock, you can add years to your life by eating well, exercising, managing stress, not smoking and getting quality sleep.

Gender

While the average life expectancy in Australia is among the highest in the world, women are outliving men by approximately four years.

Family history

Your own risk of developing health issues can increase if there is history of it in your family.

Personal history

If you’ve had health problems in the past, minimising your risk with a healthy lifestyle is essential.

Modifiable risk factors

These are risk factors that can be reduced if you make lifestyle changes:

  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Physical inactivity
  • Being overweight
  • High blood cholesterol.

Health checks at PVH Medical

We can run a range of tests to help you manage your health. For example:

  • Blood pressure – for hypertension, stroke and heart attack
  • Blood glucose levels – for diabetes
  • Cholesterol – for heart disease
  • Skin check – for skin cancers
  • Body composition, such as your weight and waist measurement
  • Annual health assessments for people over age 75
  • A once-off health check for those between age 45-49 with risk of developing chronic disease.

We can also assess things like your nutrition, stress levels and emotional wellbeing, and refer you to a psychologist or specialist if need be.

We also have on-site pathology in Pascoe Vale to assist.

Book a health check in Pascoe Vale today

Getting your vital signs checked, and having some basic health tests done, is crucial to your overall health and wellbeing.

Call 9304 0500 or book online today to take a strong step towards a long, healthy and happy life.

 

Source: UCSD and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Family planning Melbourne

Planning on starting a family?

Are you planning on starting a family soon, or have infant children?

We have dedicated services specifically designed to cater for every stage of a family, including:

  • From the time you decide you’d like to start a family
  • During pregnancy
  • After pregnancy
  • Child healthcare.

Family planning

From contraception to fertility and pregnancy advice, our GPs have got your family planning needs covered. See a female or male GP – it’s your choice.

Pre-conception health check

This health screening is designed for women to determine their readiness to conceive and identify any potential health risk issues.

Antenatal shared care

This is a popular choice for healthy women with a normal pregnancy. It will allow most of your pregnancy care to be managed by one of our accredited antenatal care GPs.

We’re associated with the following hospitals:

  • The Womens (Royal Womens Hospital)
  • Mercy Hospital for Women
  • Northern Hospital
  • Sunshine Hospital.

For more information speak to your GP or contact the shared care coordinator at the above hospitals.

Postnatal care

We offer mother-centric postnatal care services to both the mother and newborn during the first six weeks after delivery of the child. This may include:

  • Routine clinical examination and observation of the mother and baby
  • Routine baby screening to detect potential disorders
  • Support for infant feeding
  • Ongoing provision of information and support.

Baby and child health checks

These checks allow for babies and young children to be routinely evaluated by our GPs to monitor their health, growth and development.

Paediatrics

Did you know we have in-house consulting paediatricians?

A paediatrician is a medical doctor with special training and skills in the diseases and illnesses that affect babies and children, and also in how babies, children and teenagers grow and develop.

Your child might see a paediatrician if your GP wants a specialist opinion about your child’s health and development, or thinks your child needs specialised care and treatment.

We’re here for you and your family

We’re here to take care of the health needs of you and your family. So if you have any questions at all, please chat to one of our friendly GPs.

 

Note: This information is of a general nature only and should not be substituted for medical advice. It does not replace consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to meet your individual medical needs.

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