Healthcare Services You Can Receive from Medical Centres
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Published by TOP4 Team
A medical centre is a type of healthcare facility that brings together doctors, specialists and allied healthcare professionals in a single establishment. No two medical centres will offer the same range of services; some may have general practitioners or doctors focusing on a common practice on board, while others will house a combination of GPs and specialists like cardiologists and endocrinologists.
Here are some of the common healthcare fields that you can expect to receive services from when you pay a visit to a medical centre:
Paediatrics. Paediatric professionals can diagnose and treat common illnesses as well as serious diseases in children (such as diabetes, cancer and congenital heart disease) from birth to young adulthood.
Gynaecology. Women have unique reproductive health needs and will go through a number of marked physical journeys from the moment they begin experiencing menstruation to the period when they are no longer of childbearing age (menopause). A gynaecologist is the healthcare professional who is trained and equipped to provide the appropriate care and treatment for women's health issues.
Dermatology. The skin is the largest organ in the human body and it can succumb to all kinds of diseases or conditions that can affect its health and appearance. Dermatologists can address everything from allergic reactions to cancerous growths to cosmetic procedures that can help improve the look and feel of skin.
Radiology. Imaging services like general xray, CAT scans and ultrasounds are provided by radiologists to aid doctors and specialists in diagnosing conditions and deciding on the best course of action to take with the treatment.
Pathology. A hightech, accredited and automated laboratory is a necessary inclusion in any medical centre as this space performs a wide range of tests and provides all kinds of test results and analysis for the doctors' and specialists' benefit.
Specialisations. A quality medical centre will have a network of specialist healthcare professionals that can offer consultation and referral services to general practitioners. These specialists include general surgeons, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, orthopaedic services, ophthalmologists, ear, nose and throat specialists, plastic surgeons, and rheumatologists.
Allied health. Dietitians, counsellors, chiropractors, hypnotherapists, naturopaths, occupational therapists and speech pathologists fall under this category of health professionals that may be present in a medical centre.
Physiotherapy. Specialists in this field can provide pain management, exercise rehabilitation and manual therapies.
Day surgery. Patients that need to undergo procedures that require short or long anaesthesia such as colonoscopies, laser cosmetic surgery, hernia repairs, cataract surgery are brought to day surgery units.
Primary dental. Medical centres can also provide family and cosmetic dentistry services and treatments thanks to highquality equipment and facilities.