Physical Examinations

 - Physical Examinations

Early detection of preventable illness increases your chances of living life to your full potential. We all aspire to improved health and fitness but the stress and pace of our daily lives makes this difficult to achieve. A health screen from Medmark may be an effective starting point towards improving your health and wellbeing.

A health screen can:

  • Benchmark your current health
  • Identify early disease indicators
  • Advise on a lifestyle and fitness plan
  • Modify risk factors

Why should I have a health screen?

The aim of the health screen is to determine your state of health. Many premature deaths and disabilities are due to preventable illnessess which are often lifestyle related. These include illnessess related to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain forms of cancer. A health screen may detect early indicators of future health problems and enable you to put in place lifestyle changes to maintain healthy living.

Why do we screen for risk factors for heart disease?

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in Ireland. Major risk factors include: family history, smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. A screening medical will help identify individuals at risk.

Physical Assessment

  • Height, weight and BMI measurement
  • Blood pressure and pulse measurement
  • Visual acuity testing
  • Physical examination by a doctor

Consultation

  • Feedback on lifestyle and family history
  • Recommendation for further action
  • Information on lifestyle changes, diet and exercise
  • A detailed report is issued following your health screen

Overview

Thamage Occupational Health Services is a mobile occupational health services unit which performs occupational health and safety services in and around the Gauteng, Pretoria region. The occupational health assessments are performed by Solly Thamage, who is an occupational health physician in Pretoria, Gauteng.

Occupational health checks / screening tests are done for private and government-sector organisations, helping them with health issues and compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The services are usually conducted on-site in a scheduled manner that ensures minimal disruption to production.