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Breasts and Their Bobbly Bits - Breast Cancer & How to do a Breast Exam

By Dr Jenna Burton, 19th May 2014

Yes they give us back pain occasionally and are a nightmare squeezing into a sports bra, but they are comforting, make us feel feminine and serve a beautiful purpose when we feed our newborns. Yet despite their important role, do we really show them much care and attention? The American Cancer Society estimate in 2014…

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Everything You Need to Know About Ultrasound Scans

30th April 2014

  When we think of ultrasound scans, the first thing that generally springs to mind is scans within pregnancy. Many of us have experienced a prenatal scan ourselves, if not, we have certainly seen the treasured black and white images that capture a baby’s first picture in the womb.   The ‘twelve-week ultrasound scan’ is…

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Nail Conditions: Identifying what is inside, from the outside

By Dr Jenna Burton, 28th April 2014

Our nails are very important to us. We file them, we polish them, we take collagen just to strengthen them. We pick all the colours of the rainbow for them. We cover them in glitter and some people have made full-time careers from looking after them. Whether it be on our fingers or on our…

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Athletically High Cholesterol

By Dr Jenna Burton, 25th April 2014

Our patients here at Pall Mall Medical often ask if we can check their cholesterol levels. Evidently aware that theirs may be high. The results can be shocking. Not only are patients in the ‘at risk’ groups demonstrating cholesterol greater than that recommended by NICE and AMA*, patients we do not expect to have raised…

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Depressed at Having it All? Treatment for Depression

By Dr Jenna Burton, 22nd April 2014

Back in the time of the cavemen, when life was no more complicated than hunting, fishing and finding shelter; depression was all that common. Today however, every second patient arrives for their repeat prescription of commonly used antidepressant Prozac, a popular treament for depression. It seems the combination of modern day separation from home, family…

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Your Skin Cancer Has a Cracking Tan

By Dr Jenna Burton, 15th April 2014

Following hours of work, stress and fatigue, we cannot wait to find ourselves lounging on a sunbed with the UV rays beating down on us. Its warmth absorbed by our skin, our bones and even our soul. An opportunity to breathe out and to relax. Finally… me time. Our skin tone deepens and our freckles…

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Fibroids and Endometriosis: What's the Difference?

28th March 2014

Endometriosis and fibroids are common gynaecological problems, affecting one in three and one in four women respectively. Both conditions can cause the sufferer uncomfortable pelvic pains, but what is the difference between them and how can you tell them apart?   What exactly causes these conditions? Endometriosis is caused when part of the uterus lining…

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Patient Story - MRI Case Study

PALL MALL MEDICAL SAVES RETIRED POLICE OFFICER FROM LIFETIME OF PARALYSIS   A retired police officer, who feared he would be left paralysed as a result of injuries he sustained on duty, has turned to Pall Mall Medical for help after his previous GP told him he was costing the NHS too much money. Max*,…

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MRI Scans | No NHS referral needed | Same or next day appointment

At Pall Mall Medical, you can book a private MRI scan without any NHS referral needed. We can organise rapid access appointments for a single or multiple MRI scans for expert diagnosis of any injury, condition or just for peace of mind. Prices start from £400 at our CQC-certified diagnostic centre.   What is MRI…

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