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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Clinica La Luz

The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital is one of the leading medical centers in Europe for childhood and adolescence medicine and offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to health care from birth through 21 years of age.

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Medical Check-ups in Spain (Page 1 of 1)

About General Checkup

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is a general check up?

This is a common preventative medicine that involves a visit to a general medical practitioner. It is also referred by other names such as annual physical, periodic health evaluation, general health check, preventive health examination or comprehensive medical exam. A general check up does not include newborn checks, cervical cancer pap smears or regular visits due to chronic conditions such as diabetes.


Do I have to be sick to go for a general check up?

A general check up can be done at any time by a person who is healthy and well. It should be done on a regular basis. You can have it yearly or less frequently. It can help diagnose a condition or disease early giving you the best chance of treatment.


What does it involve?
  • Medical history: During the general check up the doctor will want to know about your medical history. If you are concerned about specific such as diabetes, cancer, stroke or heart disease you can ask your doctor.
  • Physical examination: The doctor will perform a brief or comprehensive physical examination which will include a blood pressure check, weight and height measurements. The doctor may look at your ears, eyes and throat for any signs of infection or disease.
  • Laboratory tests: Sometimes laboratory tests may be ordered. The doctor may test your blood sugar and cholesterol level.
  • Other tests: If you are at risk your heart waves may be recorded with an electrocardiogram. Advanced test such as mammography and ultrasound may also be done. The doctor may also order a chest x-ray if you are a heavy smoker.

Why go for a general check up?

A general check will help you stay healthy. It can help prevent disease and disability.


How do I prepare for a general check up?

Review your health history

This includes your own and your family’s. You should note any chronic conditions that exist in your family tree and let your doctor know. Your family history can influence your risk of developing conditions such as diabetes, cancer, stroke or heart disease. Your doctor will assess the risk of you developing any conditions based on this and other factors. The doctor may also recommend ways of preventing such diseases through screening tests for early detection of any diseases and through lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and changing your diet.


Find out if you are due for any vaccinations or general screenings

These include tests such as Pap smear, cancer screening, sexually transmitted disease screening, tetanus shots, blood pressure checks eye checks or other screening.


Write down a list of questions and concerns

Review any existing g concerns or health problems and note any changes. These may include:

  • Body changes such as skin changes or lumps
  • Pain, fatigue or dizziness
  • Menstrual cycle changes
  • Changes in urine or stool
  • Depression, trauma anxiety or sleeping problems
  • Write down your questions in advance

It can be difficult to remember everything once you are in the doctor’s office or examination room.


Be honest

Be honest with your doctor. You should provide information on any medication you are taking; your eating habits and how often you exercise. Your doctor develops a plan depending partly on what information you provide.

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