Our practice offers the full range of medical services for men of all ages.

Well Man Health Check

In addition to regular health issues, we also provide an affordable and comprehensive health screening service for men. This comprehensive health check is primarily recommended for men between the ages of 45 and 70 and is intended to screen for common treatable illnesses.

Health screening is based on the principal that prevention is better than cure. Health screening can help identify early signs of a disease and provide you with an evaluation of your overall current state of health.

The Well Man Health Check includes an initial assessment carried out by our Practice Nurse and a follow up consultation with your Doctor.

Our Practice Nurse will complete the following:

Measurement

  • Blood pressure
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Body Mass Index
  • Abdominal width
  • Urine analysis
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Tests

  • Full blood count
  • Liver function tests (LFT)
  • Kidney function tests (U&E)
  • Thyroid function test
  • Fasting Lipids
  • Fasting Blood Glucose (Diabetes)
  • Bone Profile
  • Iron tests
  • Uric acid (gout)
  • PSA Prostate blood test (aged over 50)

The Doctor will then speak at length with the patient and carry out a comprehensive physical examination which will include:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Nervous System
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Muscle & Skeletal
  • Abdominal
  • Testicular
  • Prostate
  • Skin

Follow up care can be provided as required in the practice. Supplementary tests may be suggested and arranged in certain cases. These tests may need to be carried out in a hospital setting and will carry an additional fee, for example:

  • Lung Function Test (Spirometry) if indicated
  • Chest X-ray
  • Stress/Exercise ECG
  • Ultrasound Scan
  • Colonoscopy
  • Calcium Score/CT Scan of Coronary Arteries
  • DEXA Scan (for Osteoporosis)

The entire screening process takes approximately 45 minutes. The total cost for the Well Man Health Check is €100. Any additional investigations or follow up care are not covered in this cost. We can undertake comprehensive STI screening as part of the Well Man Health Check for a total cost of €150.

Please note that due to the extended nature of these health screening appointments, it is necessary for patients to provide at least 48 hours’ notice of their intention to cancel their appointment. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge of €50.

You may need to fast prior to your appointment time.

As you will be fasting prior to your appointment, all Well Man Health Checks are booked into our earliest appointment slots. These slots tend to get booked up quickly so please book well in advance.

A written report containing an interpretation of the Well Man Health Check findings will be issued to your address within 12 working days.