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The doctor will see you now


In support of Men's Health Week, 13-19 June, Bupa is calling on doctor-shy men to go online and ask the health questions they have not had time or have been too embarrassed to ask before.


Every day during Men's Health Week the insurer will be hosting live, free men's health clinics on its Facebook and Twitter channels.  Between 12-2pm, Monday to Friday, Bupa's medical team will answer the health questions that are concerning men and their partners and offering free medical advice and support.


Each health session will focus on a specific area of men's health, but questions about all aspects of men's health and wellbeing will be taken and anonymous postings and direct messages are welcomed.


  • Monday 13 June, 12-2pm, men's fitness with physiotherapist, Simon Fairthorne

  • Tuesday 14 June, 12-2pm, men's sexual health with Dr Sneh Khemka

  • Wednesday 15 June, 6-8pm, men's nutrition with dietitian, Sweta Bhasin

  • Thursday 16 June, 12-2pm, general men's health with Dr Peter Mace

  • Friday 17 June, 12-2pm, men's mental health with Dr Layla McCay


Dr Layla McCay of Bupa says, "Men are less likely than women to go to the doctor when they have a problem, so with our online health clinics we are looking to bring medical information directly to them to help them make health decisions.  As well as paying bills or placing a bid on eBay during their lunch break, we hope that more men will start using the internet to help improve their health."

Private medical insurance news: 13 June 2011