Modern medicine comprises a number of specialities, including orthopaedics, cardiology, neurology, rheumatology, ENT surgery, and dermatology. This specialism-focused approach is often very helpful if you have a specific problem, as it makes it easy to get help from the most appropriate person.
However, people who have overlapping symptoms, with multiple potential causes, may struggle to get a clear diagnosis. In such cases, a Consultant Physician can be of help by overseeing and coordinating any investigations and treatments, and prompt referral to other specialists if needed.
Common reasons people visit our Consultant Physician for help include:
- Post-operative complications
- Electrolyte imbalances
- Unexplained falls
- Memory loss
- Weight loss
- Movement disorders (caused by Parkinson’s Disease, Restless Legs Syndrome etc.)
- Loss of consciousness (syncope)
- Loss of mobility
The above list is only a partial overview of symptoms and conditions covered by General Medicine, highlighting just how broad the field is!
A private General Medicine appointment can give you clarity about the best approach to take going forward to treat your symptoms and improve your health. Our Consultants are experts in managing multiple complex conditions. They will determine what investigations you may need, and the order they should be carried out.
General Medicine involves a holistic approach, and your Consultant will work closely with anybody involved in your care, whether a friend, family member, GP, social worker, or carer. They will make sure you have the support you need at every stage.
On-site at BMI The Winterbourne Hospital, we offer fast access to different medical specialities, including:
- Orthopaedics (bones)
- Oncology (cancer)
- Haematology (blood)
- Cardiology (heart and blood vessels)
- Dermatology (skin)
- Neurology (nervous system)
Your Consultant can arrange investigation and treatment within any of these specialities (and others). With access to dieticians, speech and language therapists and physiotherapists where required, you are well covered for expert input as needed.