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Mental health at the work place - Dr Passetti

By Dr Filippo Passetti, Consultant Psychiatrist, 12th October 2018

Dr Filippo Passetti, our Consultant Psychiatrist, reflects on mental health issues that arise at the workplace and how to manage or mitigate them.   Mental health problems are responsible for 40% of work-related sick leave in the UK, costing the economy some £10 billion per year.  If you add to those direct costs, those related…

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The Real Reasons People Choose To Have Cosmetic Surgery

By Mr Ram Prasad, Consultant Breast Surgeon, 8th October 2018

Have you ever judged somebody for having cosmetic surgery? There are a variety of reasons as to why someone may choose to have cosmetic surgery. Whilst many choose to go ahead and have a less-invasive procedure such as botox or full cosmetic surgery such as breast implants for purely aesthetic purposes, there can often be…

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Five Things You've Got Wrong About Contraception

By Mr Sachin Maiti, 19th September 2018

Contraception has been used for centuries in one form or another. But perhaps surprisingly, many are still in the dark about the variety of different options available and the varying degrees of effectiveness of these methods. Mr Sachin Maiti, our Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist here at Pall Mall Medical, sets out the all-important mythbusters which…

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Q&A: When do I need to see an orthopaedic consultant?

By Mr Amit Kumar, 17th September 2018

Pain that's not going away? When is the right time to refer to an orthopaedic specialist and what options are available to your patients? Our Q&A session with Mr Kumar, Consultant Surgeon in Orthopaedics should help shed some light.   When is the right time to refer your physio patient to a specialist? Persistent joint…

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Four Things You Need To Know If You Are Trying To Get Pregnant

By Mr Sachin Maiti, 3rd September 2018

If you have made the life-changing decision to try and get pregnant, you will likely become very familiar with the topic of fertility and the physiology of your own reproductive system.  However, while every woman’s journey to pregnancy is a personal one, there are four key things that could help your chances of conceiving.  Mr…

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Women's Health - Five Uncomfortable Issues Addressed

By Ms Seema Chakravarti, 28th August 2018

There are many issues relating to Women’s Health which women perhaps feel embarrassed about. Unfortunately this often means that they are reluctant to consult a GP. Ms Seema Chakravarti, our Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist here at Pall Mall Medical, recently spoke to Buzzfeed about women’s health, explaining, “something I always tell my patients is that…

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Why You Need To Be Made Aware About Skin Cancer

By Dr Vikram Rajokomar, 21st August 2018

Why You Need To Be Made Aware About Skin Cancer Have you ever wondered what causes skin cancer? Our resident expert and Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Vikram Rajokomar, explains “It is proven that sun rays cause DNA damage in melanocytes, the cells which produce pigment in the skin. Repeated damage increases the risk of melanoma and…

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What is a MAC?

11th July 2018

What is a "MAC"?   Big MAC? Apple MAC? Raincoat MAC?   Actually, in a hospital environment, it stands for Medical Advisory Committee. It is a group of people who meet together, on a regular basis, to ensure the hospital is following various standards, governance, compliance and best clinical practice.    The MAC is essential…

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Love Your Breasts - Achieve Your Ideal Size, Shape and Proportion

By Mr Ram Prasad, Consultant Breast Surgeon, 9th July 2018

My breasts are one of the most prominent physical features of my body! Apart from various biological functions related to maternity, breasts are a symbol of my femininity. I have an average height with a not so athletic body. My work and family commitments leave little time for an exercise routine or an activity plan.…

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How I Got Rid Of The Wrinkles On My Face?

By Mr Ullas Raghavan, Consultant Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, 7th July 2018

How I got rid of my wrinkles?  “No longer am I sweet sixteen, no longer carefree. My skin is still soft, but it’s starting to feel dull and damaged. Maybe I should have used more facial product, skin creams and sun screens.” This is what I used to think about quite often. Whether in office,…

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