Have you ever heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? A check-up is that ounce of prevention for people who feel fine as it is designed to thoroughly evaluate overall health and detect any potential issues before they become big problems. With a regular health check-up, you can expect to gain quite a lot in terms of peace of mind, reinforcing positive health routines, creating a pathway to long-term health, and even lowering your healthcare costs over time.
Simply put, Bumrungrad’s Health Screening Center wants you to get a check-up because we want you to stay healthy for as long as possible. That’s why we created this simple guide to help you be a more informed patient so you can get the check-up that’s right for you.
What’s the Difference between a Check-up and a Diagnostic Test Performed by Your Doctor?
Think of your check-up as the first page of a book. At this point, we don’t know much about the story of your health, and a check-up is how we find out where you stand. Once we fill in the pages, you may need to get more detailed information for a more complete story – this is where your doctor’s specific diagnostic tests may come in. These tests help your doctor evaluate problems in close detail, and eventually arrive at an accurate diagnosis and later monitor the progress of your treatment plan.
How to Choose the Right Check-up for You
Start by selecting a check-up package that fits your age, gender and budget. Then, consider additional factors such as your family’s health history and any health concerns that may be nagging at you. The check-up packages that are already available at Bumrungrad have been carefully designed to screen for all the health concerns that are common among specific age and gender groups, but we know that everyone has their own personalized set of questions and concerns. Bumrungrad’s Health Screening Center website has a great Check-up Personalization Tool that helps you do exactly that.
Are the Test Results Accurate and Conclusive?
The accuracy and reliability of any lab test depends on a variety of factors, one of them being the standards of the lab itself. Bumrungrad is the only private hospital in Thailand to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which is the global leader in laboratory medicine and pathology. What does this mean? Simply that a great lab is an important part of what makes an accurate and conclusive test result.
Health screening is designed to find potential problems that merit lifestyle adjustments or further investigation. If your check-up doctor notices abnormalities which may indicate a serious problem, then you’ll receive further evaluation by a specialist before you receive a diagnosis and treatment plan. In short, yes, our tests are accurate and conclusive, but we always investigate further before arriving at a conclusion.
After the Check-up
Once your health screening tests have been performed, and we have evaluated your test results and physical exam, your check-up doctor will discuss your health history and advise you on lifestyle adjustments that can improve your health and help you steer clear of potential problems in the future. If there are some issues that need to be further evaluated, you’ll be assisted with scheduling an appointment with a specialist. And just like that, you’ll walk out of there better informed about your health, and empowered to take more charge of your wellness so you get even better results at your next check-up.
Health Check-up Packages at Bumrungrad International Hospital
At Bumrungrad International, you will find health check-up packages available to suit your individual needs, which include our comprehensive and holistic check-up packages. To find out more, please click here .
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