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Sexual Health

But remember, in many cases of STI, no symptoms may develop. However, you can still pass on the infection to others even if you have no symptoms. Therefore, if you think that you may have a STI, it is best to see a doctor.

Travel Health

We offer pre-travel health checks; travel health advice service; plus vaccination & anti-malarial prophylaxis recommendat ions; for patients over 16years old only.
If you are planning foreign travel, you should book a consultation with the doctor or the practice nurse well in advance. Ideally, book your appointment at least four to six weeks before your planned trip.Your individual requirements will be assessed based on your destination, length of trip, previous vaccinations and medical history. You will need a medical consultation to ensure you are safe to travel and to receive vaccination.
Requirements can change, for any country, according to various outbreaks. Most of Europe, Australia and North America do not need particular vaccinations for travel, but if you are unsure it is best to discuss this with us. Vaccinations commonly recommended for travel to certain parts of Asia, Africa and Central or South America include Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. Hepatitis B vaccination is advised for long stay travellers (greater than 4 weeks) in certain areas, or people who may be exposed through occupational activity. Hepatitis B vaccination requires a course of three injections at separate intervals.

Mental Health

There are many conditions that can affect a person’s mental health. These include: Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Insomnia, Stress and Other Mood – related Conditions. Our team is trained to assist you, in a compassionate, confidential setting. We can offer individual tailored advice, medication or specialist referral. A trained Counsellor / Psychotherapist is available for sessions.

Health Screening

  • Allergy Testing
  • Blood Pressure Assessment & Advice
  • 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Fasting cholesterol blood tests & advice
  • ECGs – for assessing Cardiac Status
  • Spirometry – to measure Lung Function

Health Promotion

Health Managment

Many common clinical conditions can be assessed, diagnosed and treated within the clinic by our team, in addition to less common, worrying, or more embarrassing complaints which need to be discussed with your doctor. Information relating to some symptoms or common complaints, as well as guides to “what to do” are available in our FAQs and Health Advice sections. Examples of common consultation topics are;-

Acute Illness: Back pain, Burns, Chest Infections, Diarrhoea, Fever, Nausea & Vomiting etc
Chronic Illness: Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure etc

Medicals

Most medicals require a longer appointment – please inform reception when booking your appointment. Examples:

Driving Licence
Insurance Policy/Claim
Medico-Legal Report
Pre-employment

Medical Certification

This includes examination and assessment of fitness for Disability, Social Welfare or Sick Notes for Work. Medical Certification

Dermatology

Advice & Treatment for a variety of Skin Complaints – with specialist referral where appropriate.

Cryotherapy – (freezing warts & other skin lesions) Cryotherapy Info Leaflet

Vaccination

Childhood  Immunisation schedule
Influenza; Pneumococcal
Occupational – Hepatitis A&B or Tetanus

Travel Travel Health

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses.  Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Flu vaccinations – Protection should be considered for persons at special risk. Use of the vaccine can minimise the use of antibiotics and time lost from work. We particularly recommend this for our patients with heart, lung and kidney disease, diabetes and some other chronic diseases, or those who are meeting large numbers of people during the course of their day. It is also recommended for older people and for residents of nursing or rest homes.
Please contact the reception staff for details of the dates of our flu vaccination clinics.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over
  • people with a serious medical condition
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care
  • People with a BMI over 40
  • All pregnant women

Complementary Therapists

We are fortunate in having complementary therapists providing services within the clinic. Appointments can be made at the reception desk or by phoning 01 8219530. Please note that these are experienced therapists, registered with their respective professional bodies, but independent of Oakwood Medical Clinic. Unfortunately their services are not available on the medical card, but some discounted fees are available at their discretion.
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