Men's Health Check: Your Path to Well-being
In a fast-paced world, your health is your most valuable asset. Our Men’s Health section is dedicated to keeping you at your best. From routine check-ups to tackling specific health concerns, our experienced team has got you covered. We believe in holistic well-being, addressing not just your body but also your emotional and mental health. Whether you’re seeking preventive care, managing a condition, or just want to prioritize your health, we’re here to help. Schedule an appointment today, and let’s journey towards better health together.
For whatever reason, men are generally poor attenders at doctors. They generally do not prioritise their health and often develop poor lifestyles. They very often initially attend at the request of a female partner. We recognise these factors at the Clinic and encourage men to attend more frequently by:
- Offering early morning appointments: 8.30 am on 3 days and 8.00 am 2 days
- Developing a lifestyle plan with the patient
- Offering a reminder service should someone miss/forget a follow up appointment
- Encouraging realistic goals to achieve successful outcomes
Appointments are made for routine surgeries by contacting reception. The main issues men present with include:
- Raised blood pressure, heart disease and concerns about both
- Minor illness
- Anxiety, depression and other psychological illness
- Muscular problems, backache and sports injuries
- Asthma, bronchitis and chest problems.
- Sexual health, issues around sexuality
- Urinary and genital problems/concerns
- Work/relationship related stress and fatigue
- Chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, epilepsy etc.
- Old age related disease and disability.
By engaging with our patients, the staff at the Clinic aim to make positive interventions by treating, managing and supporting men and linking them to the appropriate resources around us.
The complications of heart disease, hypertension and smoking, are a threat to middle aged and older women, as are cancer and chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis and bronchitis. Osteoporosis prevention and management, and social problems brought on by old age and death of a spouse, are features in the older population. Our general practice service deals with all of these issues and aims to help women take steps that lead to a healthier life.
The Mirena Coil and Implanon implant can be fitted in the clinic by making a specific appointment.
- Initial Consultation -€55
- Mirena fitting – €170
- Check up within 3 months -FREE
- Removal of Mirena coil -€55
- Initail consultation – €55
- Implanon fitting €120
- Removal €140
- Removal and refit ( same day) €140
There is a purchase cost for Mirena and Implanon of approximately €120 from pharmacies
Sexually transmitted diseases are an increasing feature of everyday general practice. We offer comprehensive sexual health screening service including full STI testing, and treatment where required.
The service consists of an appointment with the doctor for full review of sexual health, advice and clinical examination followed by blood tests / samples as appropriate, taken by practice nurse. Results are discussed at a follow up visit within 2 weeks.
Where necessary treatment such a cryotherapy for warts is undertaken as part of the service and referral to specialist service will be advised and arranged if needed. The service is completely confidential and can be arranged by contacting reception at short notice where necessary.
The following are the principal Sexually Tramsmitted Infections (STI’s) diseases which may be contracted in Ireland:
- Genital Warts
- Genital herpes
- Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
What are Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’S)?
They are infections caused by viruses or bacteria which can be passed from one partner to another during sexual contact. They can cause serious and long term damage if not treated appropriately.
What Are The Symptoms?
There are often no physical or visible symptoms, however if you are sexually active and develop any of the following conditions you should contact us immediately.
- Sores in the genital area
- Irritation oritching in the genital area
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Pain while going to the toilet
- Unusual discharges from your vagina
Who Can Get an STI?
Anybody can be infected with an STI from one sexual contact with an infested person. STI’s are very common but are often lie dormant for considerable periods of time. It is often quite possible that your sexual partner may have an STI but be unaware of the fact and so would be unaware that they had passed an STI on to you. The most effective way to prevent the transfer of an STI during sexual contact is to use a condom properly.
The Belgrave Clinic is registered with the National Cervical Screening Programme CervicalCheck. This National Cervical Screening programme provides free smear tests to eligible women between the ages of 25 – 60 yrs (women aged 25-44 yrs will be screened at three yearly intervals and women aged 45-60 will be recalled every five years for smear tests) .
You can have your first smear taken with this programme regardless of when you had your last smear taken. Participation in this programme CervicalCheck does not prevent you from having a smear test more frequently if you desire but there will be a charge.
Appointments can be made with the nurse by ringing reception. Your PPS number will be required. You must receive a letter of invitation from CervicalCheck before making a cervical smear appointment. This can be done by logging on to www.cervicalcheck.ie or by ringing 1800 454 555
Your Trusted Care Partner in South City Dublin
The Belgrave Clinic aims to provide a quality primary health care service to individuals, families and groups of people who live or work within the broad catchment area of the practice.