A private GP in Dorset: Our services
Are you looking for a private GP in Dorset? At The Clinic @ 78, we offer a full range of private GP services for adults and children.
Keep reading to learn more about what a private GP is, why you might visit one and the GP services we offer.
What is a private GP?
A private GP (General Practitioner) offers all the services you need from your regular GP but has more time to give. A private GP provides diagnostic services and treatment for various illnesses and conditions.
Private GPs can also refer you to specialists to continue the investigation into your symptoms. At The Clinic @ 78, we can refer to our in-house specialists.
Our experts have a range of expertise in:
- General Surgery
- Private Geriatrics
- Musculoskeletal Services (MSK)
- Women’s Health and Pregnancy
- Lifestyle & Preventative Medicine
Visit each of these pages to learn more about our specialist services. Keep reading to learn more about visiting a private GP.
Why visit a private GP?
You would visit a private GP for the same reasons you would visit an NHS GP:
- Presenting with new symptoms or concerns
- Receiving a vaccination, screening or a health check
- To follow up on the management of a pre-existing condition
A benefit of seeing a private GP in Dorset is shorter waiting times with a faster diagnosis. They can often offer more efficient and higher-quality services as well.
If you have a pressing concern, but cannot arrange an appointment with your regular NHS GP, you can book an appointment with one of our private GPs in Dorset.
Private GP appointments
At The Clinic @ 78, we offer appointments all day, from early morning to evening. We also offer same-day appointments for your convenience. We are open Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays, and 8 am to 4 pm on Saturdays.
Choose to access our private GP consultations as a one-off service or regularly, as it suits you. Our appointments can be 20 to 40 minutes long. We offer you more time than NHS GPs to discuss your concerns, examine you and make an appropriate management plan with us.
Our highly experienced private GPs provide all the medical care you would expect with the added reassurance that your appointment will be convenient, flexible and focused on you.
We welcome patients of all ages, and you don’t need to register with us or live locally to book a consultation with our private GPs.
We will order any necessary tests to determine the cause of your symptoms and recommend treatment options. We’ll also ask about any relevant medical and family history. We can communicate your results via SMS as soon as we have reviewed them, and we will refer you to one of our specialists for further testing or treatment if needed.
To prepare for your appointment, bring in a list of any medications you are taking and any allergies you have. Ensure you know the chronology of your symptoms and previous investigations.
Please also bring any paperwork from outpatient appointments or test results that you have regarding the problem you are consulting about, as we don’t have access to your NHS records.
Our Private GP Services
We offer a variety of services alongside routine appointments:
- GP Consultation
- Bespoke Health Checks, Screenings & Reviews
- Blood Tests
- Minor Operations
- Smear Tests
- Postnatal/Baby Checks
- Prostate Checks
Visit our Private GP Services page to learn more about our offering for each.
Resources for more information
The NHS explains that your entitlement to free NHS care is not affected if you choose to pay for additional private care.
Learn more about what a general practitioner (GP) is and does.
Healthline discusses what a blood test is and what one can show in their article.
This article discusses how you can tell whether your GP is right for you.
If you’re experiencing a pressing concern, you might need to visit a hospital A&E department instead of booking an appointment with a GP. Read this page to find out more.
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At The Clinic @ 78, we offer a range of private GP Services. Contact us today to book a consultation with a private GP in Dorset.
Our private GPs offer bespoke health checks and routine consultations, as well as testing, diagnosis and treatment. Prioritise your health today by seeking advice for your concerns.
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As well as providing an excellent level of care in comfortable, high-end surroundings, we know that efficiency and convenience also really matter.
At the Clinic @ 78, all of our services are managed within a single system, to keep things as quick and simple for you as possible. This means a smooth booking process, minimal waiting times and fast, simple referrals.
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