Dr Terrina Dickson
Private GP | Dermatology Specialist | Mole Screening | Minor Surgery Specialist
The Medical Services at Life Fit Wellness are provided by Dr Terrina Dickson and offer patients the opportunity to have flexible appointment lengths to suit their specific needs. The services range from private GP consultations to specialist skin assessments and treatment. Also on offer are a wide range of health assessment packages which offer patients the opportunity to look proactively at their health and well-being.
The specialist skin and mole screening services allow individuals quick access to an expert opinion for your peace of mind. The clinic offers specialist assessment equipment allowing the doctor to accurately evaluate your presentation.
Our clinic has quick access to laboratories for rapid analysis of blood and other specialist testing.
With the Medical Services being integrated within the other healthcare and exercise services at Life Fit, referral to other clinicians and exercise professionals is simple and easy.
We also offer corporate medical packages to suit the particular requirements of employers from small to large companies. Competitive rates and bespoke, flexible packages can be provided. Contact us to enquire or see below for further service specific information.
Private GP Appointments
There are 4 lengths of GP appointments available, these can be phone consultations or face to face consultations. The appointment fee includes all non-controlled drug prescription charges and imaging and specialist referrals. The standard appointment free does not included controlled drug charges (additional £30), investigations, or certificate completion charges.
15 Minute Appointment (£100) Suitable for:
• flu vaccine
• repeat immunisations
• stitch removal
• result review
• minor illness consultation
• one or two mole review
• repeat prescription
30 Minute Appointment (£140) Suitable for:
• dermatological condition – first consultation
• routine consultation
• chronic conditions
• travel advice – first consultation
• vasectomy counselling
45 Minute Appointment (£190) / 60 Minute Appointment (£240) Suitable for:
• multiple problems
• complex problems
Mini Mole Screen (£100)
A 15 minutes consultation for patients who have concerns about skin lesions. Up to 4 moles or skin lesions can be assessed at this time. The moles or skin lesions are assessed using a Handyscope™ which allows a detailed assessment. These images can be saved securely for future comparison.
Full Body Mole Screen (£280)
This 30 minutes consultation includes a sun risk assessment full body skin examination:
- mole assessment
- skin lesion assessment
- screening for all forms of skin cancer
Images are reviewed by the doctor during the consultation and recommendations will be discussed with you. Images are securely stored for future comparison. Occasionally the doctor will recommend that a mole be reassessed following the initial screening – this is a 10-minute appointment and is included within the initial charge.
Mole Screen Annual Recall (£230)
A 30 minutes appointment. Patients are invited to join the annual recall list. You will receive a letter yearly inviting you to attend for a further full body mole screen. As a patient, you may opt out of the recall programme at any time.
Group B Streptococcus Screening (£35 for kit)
Group B streptococcus is the UK’s most common cause of life threatening infections in newborn babies, and of meningitis in babies up to 3 months. Most Group B Streptococcus infections (GBS) can be prevented by giving IV antibiotics to mums who carry GBS at the start of labour and screening is not routinely offered by the NHS. Screening ideally should be done in the last 5 weeks of pregnancy to best predict GBS carriage around the time of delivery. The GBS Screening packs contain:
- two swabs – rectal and vaginal
- request form
- postal pathology pack
- post-paid padded envelope
- easy to follow instructions
Kits can be purchased from the private medical services at Life Fit Wellness. The swabs are taken by the you at home and are then placed in the envelope provided and posted, along with your completed forms. Results are available within three working days and will be sent directly to yourself with an additional a copy to Dr Dickson at Life Fit Wellness.
Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) – Harmony (£450)
Prenatal test for pregnant women of any age or risk category which is available for singleton and twin pregnancies. Also suitable for both IVF and natural pregnancies.
- Trisomy 21 (Downs Syndrome)
- Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome)
- Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome)
- Turner Syndrome (XO)
- Triple X Syndrome (XXX)
- Kleinfelters Syndrome (XXY)
- the sex of the baby
Expectant mothers need to be 10 weeks pregnant confirmed by a dating scan and will need to bring this confirmation with them for their appointment; Harmony test cannot be done without dating confirmation.
Results may take up to 5-7 working days. Patients will receive a phone call with the results from Dr Dickson and then will receive a paper copy by post for their maternity records. Any abnormal results will be discussed by Dr Dickson with the patient and onward referral for further discussion will be made to specialists.