There is never a good time to fall ill. Finding the time to see your GP, and getting an appointment can be very difficult. Dr Nestor has therefore opened Private GP services for those that find it difficult to see their own.
At the Medical & Cosmetic Centre, our experienced GP will offer same day appointments when available. You can also make an appointment in advance for a day that suits you. Standard consultation times are 20 minutes. Should you feel you would like more time with the GP, 40 minute appointments are available .
• Quick and easy access to GP services
• Individualised personalised medical care
• Longer consultation times to fully discuss your concerns
• Some Medicines dispensed in the Clinic with no need to visit a pharmacy
• Private Prescriptions
• Investigations with fast results
• Prompt referrals for further Investigations and/or specialist Consultant Appointments
Call us on 0131 4671450 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our clinic co-ordinator will arrange an appointment day and time that works best for you. On the day, necessary examinations and tests will be carried out and treatment started where appropriate.
If necessary (with your consent) we will liaise with your NHS GP. Sometimes referral to specialists within the NHS or privately is required and we can do this on your behalf.
General GP Appointments:
Feeling under the weather? Flare up of a chronic problem? Wishing a Consultant referral? Need to see a GP for any reason? Our GP is at hand to see, assess and treat you. Call 0131 461460 and one of our clinic administrators will make an appointment for you to see our GP on a date and time convenient to you. Additional fees apply for any referrals, investigations or administrative work.
20 minute appointment: £125 | 40 minute appointment: £220
General Medical Check:
A 1 hour appointment with the doctor and will include:
A thorough past medical, family, medication and lifestyle history, GP physical exam (will include pulse, blood pressure, oxygen saturations, weight, height and full physical examination), Urine analysis, Blood tests (Full Blood Count, Electrolytes, Kidney Function, Liver Function, Cardiac/Muscle Enzymes, Bone Markers, Glucose (blood sugar), Full Cholesterol Profile, Iron Studies and Thyroid Function, Additional blood tests can be organised at additional cost, ECG (Heart Tracing), Q Risk Scores (Estimates your personal risk of developing Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes over the next 10 years), Referral for radiological examinations if needed, (X-rays, Ultrasound scans etc), Referral to a specialist in the NHS or privately if required, A comprehensive medical report, A follow up telephone consultation to discuss the results of any tests carried out. You will also be given recommendations on how to improve your health and advice on how to alter lifestyle factors affecting your health.
Men’s Health Check:
Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer in men. 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. The prostate naturally enlarges as you get older. For men over the age of 50 we offer an appointment with our GP to discuss any prostate symptoms, your risk of prostate disease, a digital rectal examination to assess the prostate and a Prostate Specific Antigen Blood Test. This may help pick up prostate cancer before you have any symptoms or help pick up a cancer at an early stage when treatment may be able to stop it from spreading. The result will be available in 1-2 days and if any further action is recommended this can be discussed and arranged with you. 20 min appointment and prostate disease screen only
General Medical Check and Prostate Disease Screening
Contraception & Family Planning:
Contraception is important to ensure you do not become pregnant when you have sex. There are many different options available all with pros and cons. Our GP is highly experienced in Sexual Health and will help you choose the right form of contraception for you. This may be contraceptive pills, rings, patches, injections, implants or a coil.
- Remove and insert Contraceptive Implants
- Remove Contraceptive Coils
- Perform Cervical Smear Screening
- Prescribe Emergency Contraception
Prenatal Testing (Harmony Test):
What is the Harmony Test?
This is a non-invasive blood test which can analyses a baby’s DNA. It is an option to screen and assess the risk of Down’s Syndrome (Trisomy 21) and other chromosomal conditions – Trisomy 18 (Edward’s Syndrome) and Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome). There is also the option to screen for X and Y chromosome conditions and to determine the sex of the baby. It is suitable for most pregnancies including twin pregnancies.
What does the test involve?
The test involves taking a blood sample from the mother after 10 weeks into her pregnancy. The result will be available within 3-5 days. The pregnancy is not at risk of miscarriage or adverse outcomes associated with invasive tests such as amniocentesis. However if a pregnancy is thought to be at high risk it does not mean the baby definitely has one of these chromosomal conditions and a follow up test by an invasive procedure such as Chorionic Villus Sampling or Amniocentesis. There is also a very small risk that not all trisomic features will be detected.
Our GP will discuss the test with you and in the unfortunate event of an abnormal result will offer advice, support and specialist referral.
We offer a private prescription service to help you get the medication you need when you find it difficult to see your GP. We can also provide you with a replacement prescription: If you need replacement medication, If you are on holiday and forgotten or lost your medicine.
If you need a private prescription: Call us on 0131 4671450 and one of our clinic administrator will make an appointment for you to see a GP. Bring your old prescription with you. The GP will assess your requirements and issue a prescription for you to take to any pharmacy (there are several located near us) Prescription fees are incorporated in your consultation fee. Some medicines can also be dispensed directly from the clinic.
Women’s Health Check:
Cervical Screening (Smear Test) is a test used to detect abnormal cells on the cervix (neck of the womb). By having a regular cervical screening test we can detect these abnormalities at an earlier stage which can then be treated. The test is carried out by our GP and the results will be available within 2-3 days. If necessary we will arrange advice, support and follow up in the event of any abnormality.
General Medical Check and Cervical Smear Screening.
Employers, embassies and other organisations have specific medicals they require for you to apply for a job or travel to a country. Our GPs are happy to carry these out for you. We require you to send us the forms in advance. We also offer DVLA D4 Driver Medicals from £125.
Sexual Health Screening:
Anyone who is sexually active may be at risk of acquiring a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). We provide a full range of Sexual Health Screening from 7 days post contact with a fast turnaround of results. We offer a completely confidential service – you don’t have to give your real name if you don’t want to. We will discuss your results with you and provide any treatment or onward referral should it be required.
If you have:
- Any concerns regarding a previous sexual encounter
- Any symptoms that you are concerned may be due to a STI
- Starting a new relationship and wishing to know your status
- Or simply peace of mind and reassurance.
Early Detection Screen (from 7 days post contact):
Includes blood test for HIV, Hepatitis B And C and Syphilis.
Early Detection Screen:
With Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Testing.
Sexual Health Screen (from 28 days post contact):
Includes blood test for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis and urine test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Screening (from 14 days post contact):
Genital Wart Treatment:
Other Sexual Health Screens – Price Available on Request
Troubled with hayfever? No relief from anti-histamines, nasal sprays and eye drops?
Make an appointment to discuss your symptoms and medical history with our GP. If you are suitable you can consider a Kenalog injection.
Kenalog Injections contain 40mg of the steroid Triamcinolone. This steroid is injected slowly into the buttock. It works by preventing inflammation, suppressing the immune system to temporarily reduce the symptoms of hayfever. It can dramatically reduce your symptoms. Usually one injection lasts the hayfever season although in some cases a second dose may be required.
PRICE: £130 (2nd INJECTION iF REQUIRED: £30)
*When you book your appointment we ask for a £50 deposit to secure your appointment.
The £50 will be deducted from the final cost of your fee following your consultation.
For more information or to book your free consultation please call: 0131 467 1450