Clinics & Services
General Medical Services
Aberlour Medical practice provide the following services:
- full range of general medical services
- care for terminally ill patients
- management of chronic disease including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, stroke, coronary heart disease, epilepsy, mental illness, cancer, hypertension, hypothroidism
- cervical screening
- contraceptive services
- vaccinations and immunisations
- child health surveillance
- maternity services
- minor surgery
- monitoring of patients on Warfarin or disease modifying drugs
Apart from general medical problems we can help with your general health and the care of on going problems such as asthma and diabetes. For some of these conditions we have separate clinics, for others we simply see you in the normal surgery. You will be called for your annual screening on the month of your birth.
Pregnant women are looked after by the midwives attached to the practice. They hold an antenatal clinic on a Wednesday morning. The midwives will see women every four to six weeks. We share the care of a pregnant lady with obstetricians, usually in Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin. If there are no complications then there will be two visits to Dr Grays to see the specialist and to have a scan of the baby performed. Planning a pregnancy requires some thought and there are several things you can do to improve your health and that of your baby. The doctors or midwives would be happy to discuss this with you.
Our health visitor, is available four days per week. She provides support and advice on family health. There is a drop in baby clinic held on the first Wednesday of the month. You are welcome to attend. To arrange an appointment with the health visitor, please telephone 01340 882107.
Coronary Heart Disease
If you have had a heart attack or get angina then you are at an increased risk of further heart problems so we have a special clinic to see you. You will be seen yearly, first by our practice nurse and then by one of the GPs. We will help you to live as healthily as possible and may change your medications to help prevent further problems.
All three doctors offer a full range of contraceptive advice in the normal surgeries. To avoid unwanted pregnancies we offer advice to all age groups. If you require the morning after pill remember you have only 72 hours to see a doctor. The practice has a coil fitting service.
Certain small operations, such as removing skin lumps, freezing warts, or operating on toenails can be performed in the health centre. Sometimes they will be done in a normal surgery or the doctor may agree another later date with you when we have more time.
Well Woman Clinic
The practice nurse, Fiona Brant runs a clinic for women between the ages of 20 and 60 is invited. She advises on general health issues, such as exercise, smoking and drinking. She will check blood pressure, take a cervical smear, if necessary, and teach breast self-examination. Routine cervical smears are performed 3 yearly and you will be sent a letter when your smear is next due asking you to make an appointment.01340) 871210
Well Man Clinic
The men are not ignored! Please make an appointment with one of the practice nurse. They will discuss health issues such as exercise, smoking and drinking are discussed as well as checks of blood pressure and weight. Other tests, such as a cholesterol blood test, will be done if needed.