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Family Medicine and Family Doctor In Dubai

Unlike other medical specialists who focus on a specific type of disease or a particular part of the body, family medicine practitioners provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages and genders through all stages of life. They treat a large variety of different health conditions. “Family physicians do not treat diseases; they take care of people.”

Despite the name, you can be a single person without children and still need a family physician. What are five of the most essential roles family doctors perform for their patients.

Family physicians oversee your preventive care

Educating patients in disease prevention and health maintenance is one of the biggest functions a family doctor performs. They care for your entire being, including your mental and emotional needs.

This might take the form of helping you with:

  • Stress relief and anger management techniques
  • Weight control and nutritional counseling
  • Fertility testing and counseling
  • Suggesting the best forms of physical exercise for your fitness level

Family physicians are experts at managing common complaints

When a child has a flu virus, or you feel like you’re coming down with another bladder infection, your family doctor is your go-to medical resource for the appropriate prescription medication. If your child needs immunizations for school or camp, or you have concerns about your child’s physical growth rate, your family doctor is your first stop.

Family physicians diagnose emerging conditions

Because they provide treatment to you and your family over long periods of time, family physicians know your medical history very well. They know what’s “normal” for you, and are often the first person you confide in when you experience new or unusual symptoms. Your family doctor’s familiarity with your medical records helps him quickly recognize a significant change that might indicate a serious or hidden condition.

Family doctors are often the first to screen you for early signs of serious diseases such as cancer, and often they’re the first to detect emerging conditions. They order, perform and interpret tests to diagnose conditions, explain the results to you and then monitor your progress and reevaluate your treatment when necessary.

Family Physicians Manage Chronic illness

Stroke, heart disease, asthma, diabetes and cancer are some of the most common chronic and degenerative conditions managed by family physicians. They provide ongoing and personalized care to you through some of the most challenging times in your life, continuing to use diagnostic tests to assess your progress and determine the next best step in your individualized treatment plan.

They refer you to a specialist if your condition becomes serious and requires a more concentrated focus, but they stay involved and informed, acting as your primary care physician. This spares you the stress of having to figure everything out alone.

Your family doctor interfaces with a collaborative network of physicians to provide you with integrated care to ensure all of your medical needs are met.

A family doctor plays an important part in helping you stay healthy. They are often the first contact you or your family members have with a healthcare system and provide care for preventing and treating common illnesses.

Ruhil Badiani is a British doctor, who studied, graduated and practised in London for 10 years, before moving out to Dubai in 2016. She graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine in 2005, with an MBBS and BSc in Radiological Sciences. She went on to practise Family Medicine in and around London, gaining her membership to the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2010. She also obtained her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology ion 2010 and has a special interest in women’s health.

During her medical training, Dr Badiani worked in a wide range of specialities including Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics, Respiratory Medicine, Paediatrics and Geriatrics, amongst others. This extensive experience has equipped her to deliver the very best care and medical advice as a Specialist in Family Medicine in the UAE since 2017, and as a General Practitioner in the UK since 2010.

An annual medical check up is an essential part of your health care. Dr Ruhil will take a history and physical examination as well as some laboratory and radiology tests. By undergoing screening for a range of conditions we can identify potential risk, treat problems early and make a plan for a healthier future.

An annual medical check up is an essential part of your health care. Dr Ruhil will take a history and physical examination as well as some laboratory and radiology tests. By undergoing screening for a range of conditions we can identify potential risk, treat problems early and make a plan for a healthier future.

We can ensure that you are up-to-date with your screening tests like pap smear and mammograms. Dr Ruhil will be able to help you with your family planning and treating basic gynaecological disorders.

We have a number of different types of food allergy tests, which can be done with a blood test or a cheek swab. Dr Ruhil will assess and discuss your test options, and can determine the possible allergens and will advise which foods to avoid from your diet.

Yes she can help with IV infusion therapy. Dr Ruhil would recommend to do blood test prior to assess all your vitamin and mineral levels. She can provide you a tailor-made IV infusion cocktail and treatment plan.

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is a co-enzyme found in all living cells. Studies have shown it can slow down the ageing process, improve mental clarity, improve the body’s overall health and is recommended for chronic medical conditions, headaches migraine and fatigue.

Yes, Dr Ruhil can prescribe antibiotics if the patients show symptoms of bacterial infection. She will assess the patient and discuss the reasons why you should or should not have antibiotics.

Dr Ruhil manages chronic medical conditions that require consistent monitoring, evaluation and supervision. Common diseases include diabetes, hypertension, asthma, thyroid disease and anemmia.

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