Cornerstone Clinics

Health Checks with a Family GP in Dubai | Dr Ruhil Badiani | Cornerstone Clinic


Living in Dubai and not having the same healthcare systems as we do in our home country can mean we only visit the doctor when we have a concern or an emergency. Our busy lifestyles often lead to our health not being a top priority when our body is our most valuable asset. Regular health screening can identify risk factors, diagnose disease at an early stage, and help us make positive lifestyle changes. By getting the correct screenings and treatments, you are taking important steps toward living a longer, healthier life. At Cornerstone Clinic, Dubai Marina, we have a UK-trained family physician who can perform a full health assessment and discuss any specific health concerns you may have.


Below, we will take a look at some of the reasons health checks are so important.



As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure, and when it comes to our health, this could not be truer. By forming a relationship with a regular GP who understands your medical and family history, they will be able to monitor and screen for more serious underlying conditions before they arise. Regular health checks are vitally important in maintaining optimum health and should be included in your overall fitness routine.



Regular health screenings with your GP will not only help detect the early onset of more serious conditions, preventing them from arising, but also help us to be more aware of our personal health, develop better habits, and save money by mitigating the risk of developing more serious illnesses that are more costly to treat.


Some of the benefits of having regular check-ups in Dubai are:

  • Reduce your risk of getting sick
  • Early detection of potentially life-threatening conditions and diseases
  • Increase your chances of treatments and cures
  • Monitoring existing conditions to limit the risk of complications
  • Keep up with screenings and vaccines
  • Take necessary blood tests
  • Reduce healthcare costs over time by avoiding costly medical treatments and surgeries
  • Help you become more aware of your health and form better habits
  • Build a relationship with your GP so treatment can be more efficient
  • Increase lifespan and improve health
  • Check for stress-related illnesses



What to expect during a health screening will depend on many factors, including your age, gender, and family and medical history. Your GP will review and analyse your medical history to ensure all aspects of your health are looked at, including your mental wellbeing.

Some of the assessments you could expect during your screening include:

  • A review of your medical history and check for illnesses you could be at risk of
  • Examination of your breathing and heartbeat
  • Check for lumps in your lymph nodes, neck, underarms, and groin
  • Measurements such as height and weight
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Evaluation of your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and throat
  • Laboratory tests to examine the health of your kidneys, urinary tract, a complete blood count, a cholesterol check, and glucose levels check
  • Review of vaccinations and immunizations that may be needed based on your age and health


The results of your screenings will let your GP know the current state of your health. They may then make recommendations for treatments, lifestyle changes, or refer you to a specialist when required.


If you would like to take control of your health, book an appointment and contact us at +971 50 494 6377 to arrange an appointment with our GP, Dr Ruhil Badiani.


Dr Ruhil Badiani is a British doctor, who studied, graduated and practised in London for 10 years, before moving out to Dubai. Dr Ruhil Badiani has experience in treating patients of all ages and backgrounds. She values the patient doctor relationship and recognises the importance of psychological and social factors, as well as the physical factors, which contribute to a patient’s presentation. She recognises the importance of lifestyle changes to improve health and prevent disease, and is confident in the diagnosis and monitoring of chronic disease.