A comprehensive health assessment is an examination of the whole
person. Its purpose is to detect health risks before any symptoms
are present and to monitor and manage already existing health
problems. The initial health assessment takes two hours.
During your holistic assessment, we
Take a comprehensive and thorough medical
Examine you physically, from top to toe.
Assess your heart by means of resting and
Carry out blood tests that are appropriate for
you. Depending on your medical history and examination, these could
include tests for cholesterol, gout, thyroid function, diabetes,
liver and kidney function, anaemia, and prostate cancer.
We screen for colon cancer.
Perform other tests if required, for example, a
pap smear for women.
Test your lung function.
Analyse your urine.
Analyse your body composition, including weight
and fat distribution.
Test your eyes for near and distance vision and
Request chest X-rays, if necessary.
Assess your current stress levels and make
Ask you to fill out a stress questionnaire, and
make a referral for stress management if appropriate.
Any specific tests for an insurance medical for
example can be done during your comprehensive health assessment.
Everyone—even those men and women who seem
fit and healthy. Serious health problems, such as coronary heart
disease, asthma, and prostate cancer, have been detected in one in
five ‘healthy’ people who have undergone routine medicals. A
baseline medical assessment is invaluable for detecting early signs
of disease and for monitoring future changes in health.
People with a family history of heart disease—especially
if a family member suffered from a heart condition before the age of
Men over 40—should have a routine
screening test for prostate cancer. Most cases of prostate cancer
show no symptoms until very advanced.