Dr Sam Bennett provides a comprehensive range of private GP services, as well as occupational health services and Civil Aviation Authority medicals.
|Consultation 30 mins||£199.00|
|Consultation 40 mins||£265.00|
|Consultation 45 mins||£298.50|
|Consultation 60 mins||£398.00|
|Consultation before 9am/after 6pm||£275.00|
|House call (hourly rate)||from £399.00|
|Central London hotel visits||from £299.00|
A full list of services and fees is available on The London General Practice website.
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) measures blood pressure at regular intervals. It is believed to be able to reduce the white coat hypertension effect in which a patient's blood pressure is elevated during the examination process due to nervousness and anxiety caused by being in a clinical setting. Out-of-office measurements are highly recommended as an adjunct to office measurements by almost all hypertension organizations. 24-hour, non-invasive ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring allows estimates of cardiac risk factors including excessive BP variability or patterns of circadian variability known to increase risks of cardiovascular event.
This set of tests tells us all about the health of the red and white cells within whole blood. The quality, size and numbers of cells can be determined. This information helps in the diagnosis of a number of conditions for example - anaemia and infection.
Liver function tests (LFTs or LFs), are groups of clinical biochemistry laboratory blood assays designed to give information about the state of a patient's liver. Most liver diseases cause only mild symptoms initially, but it is vital that these diseases be detected early. Hepatic (liver) involvement in some diseases can be of crucial importance.
U&E is often used as a screening test for patients who are generally unwell, to detect abnormalities of blood chemistry, including kidney failure and dehydration. U&E is usually performed to confirm normal kidney function (renal function) or to exclude a serious imbalance of biochemical salts in the bloodstream. A diverse number of conditions may be detected on the U&E test, as each parameter tested may be high or low.
During 2008 and 2009 the UK has seen the widespread use of two new vaccines to prevent cancer of the cervix (neck of the womb): Gardasil and Cervarix. They both work by protecting against two specific subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV) namely HPV 16 and 18 that cause most cases (70 per cent) of cervical cancer. Gardasil also guards against HPV types 6 and 11.
Cervical Smear (or Pap smear) is a screening test used in gynecology to detect premalignant and malignant (cancerous) processes in the ectocervix. Significant changes can be treated, thus preventing cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer have rarely, if ever, been screened. These women may not obtain pelvic examinations partly because of the cost. The use of liquid-based cytologic screening adds upfront costs, and, therefore, could lead to a paradoxical increase in mortality from this disease if this cost prevented more women from being screened. For example, most women in the United States who die from cervical cancer have rarely, if ever, been screened.
A General Practitioner (GP) is a physician who provides general primary and preventative care to patients. GPs are also referred to as family practitioners or family physicians, in a reference to the fact that they provide the basic general care needed for all the members of a family. Many people use a GP as their primary physician, ensuring continuity of care and establishing a long running relationship. It is also possible to encounter a GP in a setting like a health clinic or small rural hospital.
An exercise ECG records the electrical activity of your heart whilst you exercise. This test is sometimes called an exercise stress test or exercise tolerance test. Small electrodes are stuck on to your chest. Wires from the electrodes are connected to the ECG machine. You will then be asked to exercise on a treadmill or on an exercise bike. The exercise starts at a very easy pace, and is gradually made more strenuous by increasing the speed and incline of the treadmill, or by putting some resistance on the bike wheel.
The electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a diagnostic tool that measures and records the electrical activity of the heart in exquisite detail. Interpretation of these details allows diagnosis of a wide range of heart conditions. These conditions can vary from minor to life threatening. The term electrocardiogram was introduced by Willem Einthoven in 1893. The process of performing an ECG involves attaching a series of electrodes to the patient's chest and limbs (usually with the patient lying down), and printing a recording on the ECG machine for interpretation by the specialist. It takes approximately 5 minutes to record a diagnostic ECG.
Echocardiogram is a diagnostic procedure that demonstrates the heart's function using ultrasound technology. It is sometimes referred to as an ECHO because a high-frequency sound is used for diagnosis. Echocardiogram, often referred to as a cardiac echo, or simply an echo, is a sonogram of the heart. (It is not abbreviated to ECG, which only refers to an electrocardiogram). Usually, echocardiography uses standard two-dimensional ultrasound images of the heart. However, there are also more specialised echo procedures such as dobutamine stress echos, transoesophageal echos and 3-D echos. Echocardiography has become routinely used in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of patients with any suspected or known heart diseases. It can provide a wealth of helpful information, including the size and shape of the heart, pumping capacity, and the location and extent of any tissue damage.
Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG from Greek: kardia, meaning heart) is a transthoracic (across the thorax or chest) interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time, as detected by electrodes attached to the surface of the skin and recorded by a device external to the body. The recording produced by this noninvasive procedure is termed an electrocardiogram (also ECG or EKG). An ECG is used to measure the rate and regularity of heartbeats, as well as the size and position of the chambers, the presence of any damage to the heart, and the effects of drugs or devices used to regulate the heart, such as a pacemaker.
An ECG – or electrocardiogram - is a simple and useful test which records the rhythm and electrical activity of your heart. An ECG can detect problems you may have with your heart rhythm. It can help doctors tell if you are having a heart attack or if you’ve had a heart attack in the past. Sometimes an ECG can indicate if your heart is enlarged or thickened. A 24-hour ECG helps to diagnose symptoms, such as palpitations, which only happen now and again. Sometimes it can show up an abnormal heart rhythm that might need treatment. It can also help reassure patients if the results are normal.
* An Initial Examination by one of our Doctors * Comprehensive blood tests * Urine Test * Height, Weight and Body Mass Index * Vision and Hearing Test * Lung Function Test * Resting and Exercise ECG * Blood Pressure * Heart and Lung Scan * ECHO (Ultrasound of Heart) * Consultation with a Cardiologist Our full Executive Health Screen is a Comprehensive Screening programme addressing the important health risks in both men and women. Additional gender specific tests are also carried out if required.
* Consultation with nurse. * Medical, social and occupational history. * Height, weight and body mass index. * Blood pressure and heart rate. * Urine analysis. * Lung function test. * Routine eye test. * Blood cholesterol level. * Instruction and information on testicular examination. * Resting electrocardiogram. * Lifestyle advice and report. * GP referral if necessary.
* Consultation with nurse. * Medical, social and occupational history. * Height, weight and body mass index. * Blood pressure and heart rate. * Urine analysis. * Lung function test. * Routine eye test. * Blood cholesterol level. * Instruction and information on breast examination. * Cervical smear test. * Lifestyle advice and report. * GP referral if necessary.