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

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Private Prescriptions Private Prescriptions

Our private prescription service enables you to pick up your prescription from our clinic, at your chosen pharmacy or have your medication delivered to your door.
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Reverse chronic disease and age gracefully

Most chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes can be potentially 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. Get a full assessment of your pain problem. 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

Semaglutide for weight loss

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Semaglutide for weight loss Semaglutide, a medication previously used for diabetes, has this week been approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for use in weight loss. I am optimistic that it is going to be a game-changer in the management of obesity. The reason is that I have already been […]

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Why calorie counting does not work

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Why calorie counting does not 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 why […]

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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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What is long COVID and do you have it? 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 […]

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Does vitamin D protect against COVID-19?

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Does vitamin D protect against COVID-19? Social media 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 […]

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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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