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Why a doctor for life is good for your health

The study published recently by Exeter University showed conclusively that having a family doctor for life is crucial for patients. Their key finding was simple but eye-catching – life expectancy increases with the continuity of care provided by seeing the same doctor time after time. Dr Kannan Athreya took over Essex Private Doctors knowing that…

HPV Vaccine

The HPV Vaccine Essential Guide

The HPV vaccine (human papillomavirus vaccine) has been in the headlines this month.  With cervical cancer experts and scientists talking of the impressive results the vaccine has had in the reduction of HPV infections and pre-cancerous cervical lesions. To mark World Cancer Day Essex Private Doctors GP Doctor Alice Scott takes a look at the…

Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are here and we want you to have the best time possible. Here are a few tips for the summer season. Sun safety: Exposure to sunlight can lead to sunburn and skin damage. Sunscreen is vital to prevent premature ageing, wrinkles and pigmentation problems. We recommend sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and one which is protective against…

hayfever treatments

Hayfever Update

In our commitment to staying up to date and offering safe evidence based care, Dr Athreya and Dr Scott recently attended an Allergy Course. Included in this course there was a detailed lecture into evidence-based treatments for hayfever given by a world leading expert in the management of allergies. As a result of this we have…