Weybridge, Surrey

Book a traditional family doctor consultation at Prime Health. Facilities include x-ray, ultrasound, MRI and blood tests.
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Telephone & Online Consultations

Healthcare can be convenient. Book a telephone or video consultation from anywhere in the World.
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Wokingham, Berkshire

Telephone and video consultations, home visits and private prescriptions at your local pharmacy.
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Lose Weight

Find out how to lose weight and keep it off for life. Forget about fad diets and shakes. It's easy when you know how.
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Healthy Aging

Find out how you can reduce your risk of future diseases and improve your chances of living a long and healthy life.
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Reverse chronic disease

Medication never actually cures any problem; it manages it. Most chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are caused by lifestyle. That means they can be reversed by lifestyle changes.
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Health Screening

Have a health MOT and get a snapshot of your current health. Prevention is better than "cure".
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Pain Management

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. See how a holistic approach is best for bringing relief.
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Dr Amer Sheikh MBChB MRCGP MSc

Private General Practitioner
Experienced family doctor offering a full range of private general practice services integrating the best of evidence-based medicine with complimentary therapies to provide real holistic care.
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"From inability to let well alone; from too much zeal for the new and contempt for what is old; from putting knowledge before wisdom, science before art and cleverness before common sense; from treating patients as cases; and from making the cure of the disease more grievous than the endurance of the same, Good Lord, deliver us."

Sir Robert Hutchison (1871 - 1960)

Doctor's Blog

Why calorie counting doesn’t work

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Why calorie counting doesn’t work The standard exercise myth is that you will lose weight if you eat less and exercise more. That is true to a certain extent especially if you are eating significantly more than your required calories to begin with. But overall it is recipe for failure. Let us see how this […]

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No painkillers recommended in NICE guidelines for chronic pain

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No painkillers recommended in NICE guidelines for chronic pain The NICE guidelines on chronic pain NG193 were published in April 2021 and may have left you scratching your head. That is because they do not recommend any painkillers. That means no paracetamol, NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen, naproxen) or opioids (e.g. codeine, morphine). To understand why, you […]

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What is long COVID and do you have it?

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Around 10% of people have a slow recovery from COVID-19 infection that lasts longer than 3 weeks (UK COVID symptom study). Most people will recover within 12 weeks. People who do not recover within this time-frame may have Long COVID if their symptoms are not explained by another illness. The likelihood of developing long COVID […]

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Does vitamin D protect against COVID-19?

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Social media is currently abounds with ‘useful’ information about medication and supplements that will protect you against COVID-19. Much of this is hearsay and downright wishful thinking. Prime example is President Trump taking hydroxychloroquine as preventative medicine. I hope he does not come into any mischief as have so many in recent studies. How about […]

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Should you have a test for coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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Among the failures of the UK government in handling the COVID-19 pandemic is the lack of testing. Successful countries starting testing right at the beginning of the crisis in combination with contact tracing. We might have been able to lessen the mountain of deaths had we done the same. Until now, there does not seem […]

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Hay fever is nothing to sneeze at!

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Hay fever sufferers may have noticed that 2020 has been a particularly bad year for symptoms. This is certainly the first time that I have actually ‘suffered’. In previous years I have had mild symptoms or none at all. The worsening symptoms are thought to have been caused by the driest May on record. Lockdown […]

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