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Medico-legal

We do medico-legal and other medical examinations, including SAPS J88, public driver's licence, Home Affairs medical certificate, Road Accident Fund disability grant, and maternity leave applications.

Travel and pre-employment

We also do travel and pre-employment medical examinations and tests.

Insurance medicals

We do insurance medical examinations on behalf of major insurance companies, including Old Mutual, Liberty Life, Discovery Life, Metropolitan Life, Clientele Life and Momentum.

Regular check-ups

We advise our patients to have regular check-ups as part of preventive treatment. Regular or annual medical examinations can help identify possible problems before they begin, or in their early stages, when the chances of successful treatment are best.

How often should you have check-ups?

Age, sex, general health, medical history and other personal concerns should dictate when you have a check-up. Talk to your doctor about how often he or she recommends you come in for medicals, taking into account any risk factors and conditions you may have.

What to expect

If you're a healthy adult, the doctor probably won't order chest X-rays, electrocardiograms (ECG), complete blood counts, urinalyses, and other tests unless you're at high risk for certain conditions. Risk factors that would warrant administering some or all of these tests include symptoms, lifestyle, being significantly overweight, or having a history of disease yourself or in your family.

You can expect to have certain tests and preventive care administered according to your age. However, not every test needs to be given at every exam.

Age 18 to 39:

  • Height and weight
  • Blood-pressure screening
  • Blood-glucose screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Immunisations (tetanus-diphtheria and acellular pertussis [TdAP] vaccine once; tetanus-diphtheria booster every 10 years)
  • Men: Testicular exam
  • Women: Breast exam
  • Women: Pelvic exam and Pap smear

Age 40 to 65:

  • Height and weight
  • Blood-pressure screening
  • Blood-glucose screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Immunisations (flu vaccine, tetanus-diphtheria booster, shingles or herpes zoster vaccination once after age 60)
  • Men: Prostate exam and PSA
  • Men: Osteoporosis screening
  • Women: Breast exam and mammogram
  • Women: Osteoporosis screening
  • Women: Pelvic exam and Pap smear

Age 65 and older:

  • Height and weight
  • Blood-pressure screening
  • Blood-glucose screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Immunisations (pneumococcal, flu and shingles vaccines; tetanus-diphtheria booster)
  • Men: Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
  • Men: Prostate exam and PSA
  • Men: Osteoporosis screening
  • Women: Breast exam and mammogram
  • Women: Osteoporosis screening
  • Women: Pelvic exam and Pap smear

Dr Maphisa & Partners: Practice No: 1556347 | HPCSA No: MP0440442 | Postal address: PO Box 4051, Rivonia, 2128
Tel: +27 (0)11 333 9396 | Fax: +27 (0)11 333 5763 | Email: info@drmaphisaandpartners.com