West green surgery offers a range of medical services including but not limited to:
NHS Health checks
NHS Health Checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years. The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. By taking early action, you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions. There is good evidence for some interventions to support you taking early preventive action.
The check should take about 15 – 20 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight, blood pressure, smoking status and alcohol intake. You will be asked to have a blood test done to measure your cholesterol level, unless you have had one done recently. Following the check, you will receive personalised advice about what you can do to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes. Further information can also be obtained from www.nhs.uk/lifecheckx and www.bhf.org.uk
Men's health Clinic
If you feel that you have a private medical problem or concern that you feel more comfortable to speak with a male doctor you can book an appointment and your issue can be dealt with in confidence.
Mental health review
You can now refer yourself directly to a local psychologist (IAPT) if you feel you require to speak to one. If you feel comfortable you can discuss your problem in confidence with your GP. Your GP may decide to refer you to the mental health team if there are concerns about the severity of your illness. For more information regarding mental health care in haringey please visit Haringey's website
The obesity and overweight clinic is nurse as well as doctor led. We check your BMI and compare your height against your weight offering you targets as to what your ideal weight should be. We offer dietary advice, step by step exercise programmes as well as access to a dietician. We also are able to initiate medication that can help you loose weight along with a exercise programme.
NHS Choices: Healthy eating advice
5 A Day - NHS web site on eating more fruit & veg
Pain Management clinic
All our clinicians prescribe pain relief for acute and chronic pain. Our pain management clinic is for patients who have poorly controlled and complex pain that have been struggling with simple analgesia that can be found over the counter.
Our doctors and nurses are happy to discuss contraception, sexual health and other issues relevant to teenagers. Anything you tell them will be confidential just as they would for an adult. For more information visit the 4YP website
Our female doctors and nurses give advice on any issues affecting women and this includes contraception, the menopause, prenatal counselling or any other problems.