Most doctors agree preventative medicine is the best approach to take when it comes to looking after both our long-term health, and enhancing how we feel on a daily basis.
But the truth of it is, most of us neglect our health, and put off going to our GP as we can’t face having to fight for an appointment or our busy lives simply get in the way. As a result, the only time we see a doctor is when we feel unwell, have symptoms that worry us, or are thrown into crisis and have to go.
There is another way. You can take charge of your own wellbeing with regular health checks, which not only provide peace of mind if you suspect something is wrong, but can also give you a life-transforming steer on any changes you should be making to your lifestyle and diet.
Our doctors at London clinic Twenty-five Harley Street have been hand-picked for their expertise and dedication. All have gained specialist skills in areas of medicine, which they bring to their general practice.
There is a strong emphasis on integrated care and holistic health as we look after the whole person, with nutritional advice and counselling also offered. While our state-of-the art facilities mean that pathology, imaging and scanning is available onsite for quick results.
And you won’t have to wait to be seen, as we offer same day appointments. One of our team of GPs, Dr Debbie Street, says, “I love the fact that I have half an hour to spend with my patients. When I see a them, I know I can give a really good service.’ This can then be followed up with more cost-effective 15 minute appointments.”
Our group of female doctors provide a safe place to discuss any area of health, from gynaecological problems to anxiety and depression.
So whether you’re looking for advice on contraception, fertility, menopause or antenatal care, or want help with stress management, our doctors are equipped with a breadth of knowledge. And if needs be, they can prescribe medication or refer you for further tests or to a specialist, so you get the right treatment, and fast.
Dr Quinton has 20 years of experience as a GP, she holds the Diploma of Child Health and has carried out clinical research into the psychological aspects of infertility under the supervision of Professor Lord Winston.
Dr Quinton has a special interest in Nutrition and gained a diploma from the College of Naturopathic Nutrition in London in 2017. For Dr Quinton, the ultimate aim is to help people feel as well as they can and to optimise an individual’s health safely.
“My approach comes from over two decades experience of seeing patients and learning about their illnesses, their stories and their lives. I want to help my patients find ways to restore and rejuvenate their way back to the best that they can feel.”
Dr Street began her career specialising in ear, nose and throat surgery (otorhinolaryngology) and also trained in aesthetic medicine. She has extensive experience in acute medicine, paediatrics, burns and general surgery.
“My approach is holistic, encompassing the patient as a whole within the evidence base of the field. My extensive experience in ear, nose and throat surgery has been an ideal base for general practice.”
Health care for women in France is leading the way, as the system there is geared up to providing women with a service that offers more inclusive and tailored gynaecological care. At 25 Harley Street we seek to emulate this through our bilingual French GPs.
For instance, just a hop across the Channel, it’s understood what effects pregnancy and childbirth has on the pelvic floor, and that women having babies need to know about the importance of maintaining their pelvic floor muscles in order to ward off distressing incontinence later on.
That’s why in France the state fund 20 sessions of physiotherapy per woman to help tone and strengthen their weakened pelvic floor. This isn’t readily available on the NHS in the UK, and the problem isn’t always discussed.
While in the UK smear tests aren’t offered to women until they’re 25, in France it's common practise to start regular screening as a teenager, which increases the chances of early diagnosis and provides a safe environment in which to talk about sexual health.
Dr Haïat treats a range of patients, with a special interest in nutritional therapy and women’s health.
After setting up her own practice in France, Dr Haïat moved to London four years ago where she continues to practice as a GP.
She has wide-ranging experience of patient care from acute to chronic conditions, as well as disease prevention.
“I pride myself on being an active listener. When it comes to patients, I endeavour to be as available and as approachable as possible. I always respond quickly to patient’s questions and problems.”
Dr Lebel graduated with a silver medal in Paris as a specialist in general practice. She has since moved to London where she works as a private GP. She is a family doctor and cares for patients with a holistic approach.
Her special interests are in preventative medicine, including heart health and immunisation, travel health, addictions and acute medicine.
“I treat my patients by using a holistic approach and by using understanding and empathy. This is the key to good treatment and getting to the heart of health problems.”
With a range of screening packages available, the health checks at Twenty-Five take place with one our experienced GPs, and include a 30 minute follow up consultation.
Results are fast, thanks to our fully integrated clinic, complete with pathology labs to analyse blood works and, a DEXA scanner to calculate bone density.
What does health screening involve?
- discussion of your family medical history
- a full examination
- urine tests
- ECG to measure your heartbeat
- blood tests
A plan for healthy living is then drawn up between you and your doctor, and further tests may be offered, which focus on the most common conditions.
Targeted health screening
It may be that you feel you have early symptoms of a condition, or worry that you are at risk of developing it due to a family history or lifestyle. If this is the case, your GP can offer tests that act as markers for specific conditions.
Such as for ovarian and breast cancers, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as bone density imaging (DEXA), to name a few.
Our GPs can also offer
- Additional treatment
- Admission to a private hospital
- Referrals to the best consultants in the UK
- A follow up call free of charge for 24 hours following the GP’s visit
- Continuity of care at 25 Harley Street.
Twenty-five Harley Street offers a 24/7 service – with same day appointments available at the clinic from 8.30am until 8pm at night.
If you need an Emergency Out of Hours GP, please call 020 3883 9525 and you can access to the highest quality GP service in London.
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