Do you have other screens such as for diabetes and others?

Posted anonymously, 12th September 2017

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  • Absolutely, have my blood pressure checked , bloods checked . Also do my Breast Screen and Pap Screen. As busy as life gets you have to make time for your own health.

  • Yes if course I have the rounds checked and recently got an ultrasound

  • I like to go yearly to check my kidneys, liver, cholesterol, blood pressure, and my heart.

  • I have just turned 50 and will be having an annual check up from now on. My last couple of blood tests have shown minor anomalies so I would like to keep on top of things

  • i think it is important to get check ups regularly as recommeneded by your health care proffesional simply becuase its good to know your results and know what your health status is its important to be aware of things that may seem small and figure the problem out and try to fix it in real time.

  • No I don’t have a yearly check up. I would think those things would be checked based on my condition if and when I visit

  • On average, I go every two years.

  • No, I only go to the doctor if it’s absolutely necessary. Maybe I should be getting checks?

  • Definitely. I have an annual check up and also periodically throughout the year.

  • Mum90758 – I had a skin check called body mapping done from head to toe and I paid for the consult and check but did get money back from Medicare. The cost probably depends on the GP that specialises in skin checks. It cost about $120 and took about 1 hour – very thorough check and photos taken of suspicious spots. The photos are a reference and can be checked on future visits. I have a copy and the have an electronic copy. Hope that helps?

  • i certainly do – I consider myself generally a healthy person, but I like to have my GP give me the all clear too !!

  • No, I just go to the GP when I feel sick which is not very often.

  • I’ve never had a skin check before. Is it paid by Medicare?

  • Yes my husband and I always have a yearly checkup. Full blood count and skin check. It’s so important to look after yourself. Don’t leave it to long for a checkup, or it could be to late if something is found that is nasty.

  • I try to get a blood test every year, especially for my thyroid. If you take the pill you really have to monitor it, but doctor often forget.
    Plus I am always deficient in vitamin D so it is always good.

    If you don’t have a regular GP it could be a good idea to initiate the yearly check up yourself ?
    Better be safe than sorry as we say !

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