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Choose an appointment time and date. Please allow us at least a weeks notice to allow Dr Shilpa to review your questionnaires fully.

choose "Functional Medicine Initial Appointment and assessment", this is a 1 hour appointment. The cost of the appointment reflects the significant work involved in analysing your questionnaires and preparing a report following your appointment with recommendations (usually this takes around 3-4 hours of dedicated time)

complete the online form including your card details to pay for the appointment.

Once you have booked your appointment you will receive an appointment confirmation email immediately this will include a link to functional medicine questionnaire to complete before your appointment. We also send you other detailed "Intake" questionnaires which we strongly advise you fill out thoroughly.

Please also read our data and privacy notice which can be found in your appointment confirmation email. Please note appointments that are cancelled will incur an administration charge of £25.

Absolutely it is very common for patients to undertake a normal health screen to exclude serious medical conditions and have standard blood tests and then use a functional medicine approach to improve and optimise their health. This sometimes involves additional scientific testing for gut health or for hormones or biomarker blood tests such as FDX. More information around these additional tests can be found in the information links on this page.

Functional medicine can be very suitable for conditions that relate to inflammation and more fundamental body systems good examples include:

  • Digestive problems
  • Human issues such as menopause polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Skin issues such as eczema
  • Mental health problems
  • Thyroid disease
  • Fatigue and burnout

Before you undertake a functional medicine appointment we send you a very detailed questionnaire which will cover many aspects of your lifestyle nutrition exercise and sleep concerns. At your appointment you will have a very detailed history taken and physical examination. Access to advanced functional testing and interpretation allows insight into the root causes of chronic illness and allows our doctors to create a tailored plan and also to track the progress of any health advice or treatment.

There are three main areas where advanced functional testing can be performed

  1. FDX biomarker blood testing - click here for more information
    We an accredited FDX blood testing provider and fdx algorithmics biomarker blood testing allows and enhanced and detailed view of body systems by grouping together blood tests and using predictive algorithms to help understand the future risks of disease
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  2. Genova Diagnostics

    Genova diagnostics comprehensive stool test is an advanced test that provides information around your gut health and offers valuable insight into inflammation and the intestinal microbiome which is the bacteria and parasites that colonise the gut system.
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  3. DUTCH Hormone testing for some patients see those with fatigue syndromes or menopause issues a more detailed hormone analysis can be undertaken this is known as the DUTCH Hormone test
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    Click here for more information

choose an appointment time and date

choose either:

Core health Screen All Inclusive

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Platinum Health Screen All Inclusive

complete the online form including your card details to pay for the appointment.

Once you have booked your appointment you will receive an appointment confirmation email immediately this will include a link to a health screen questionnaire to complete before your appointment.

Please also read our data and privacy notice which can be found in your appointment confirmation email. Please note appointments that are cancelled will incur an administration charge of £25

 

We screen you for important health conditions around cancer prevention, heart disease, womens and mens health.

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We look at your work and home routines and exercise and movement. We help you identify areas to improve your physical activity and look at what is stopping you from achieving your physical goals – time, motivation, stress and diet.

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We explore underlying triggers and root causes of poor health. We look at your work, stress and sleep hygiene and give you tools and detailed advice and support to improve in these key areas.

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As well as standard measurements such as BMI, our comprehensive body composition analysis allows you to understand your baseline %body fat, bone and muscle mass and work toward building health goals tailored to you. We include a cervical smear for female patients and an ECG.

Many patients want a simple suite of blood tests to screen for common conditions, others need or prefer more in depth analysis for example vitamin and mineral analysis. For some patients specific health concerns might drive complex testing such as:

If we identify a serious medical condition we will treat it immediately or refer you quickly to one of our preferred specialists. Common referrals include, breast, gynaecology, dermatology, cardiology and gastroenterology.

We work closely with local specialists and with centres of excellence such as the Cromwell Hospital, where more specialised tests or expertise is needed.

We complete your health screen by working with you to highlight your priorities for your health and if you wish agreeing and setting health goals. Some patients want to engage with personal training, others take up Yoga and breathing sessions, mindfulness and others embark on a functional medicine journey working with our Nutritional Therapists to address key health concerns. Examples of conditions where a Functional Medicine approach is considered include

  • Food intolerances and digestive problems
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Menopause
  • Skin Problems
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Fatigue and burnout

Follow up

All health screens include a 30 minute follow up appointment with your results to create a bespoke plan and report tailored to your personal health needs.

Additional Services Available (not included):

  • Mammogram – arranged at local Private Hospital
  • Cardiac Monitoring with Cardioscan (with Consultant Cardiologist oversight)
  • Cardiac Assessment with Echo and stress testing
  • X-rays, scans and MRI
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and Polar tracking
  • OURA Ring data analysis

Yoga and Mindfullness

Nicky Dye Yoga Strala Yoga Guide. Teen Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher. Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Yoga Teacher.

Nutritional Therapy

Christine Bailey Registered Nutritionist - MSc PGCE MBANT MIFM

Christine is an award winning degree qualified Registered Nutritionist (BANT), Chef and Author with over 20 years of experience in the health, corporate and food industry.  With additional training by the Institute of Functional Medicine Christine is an experienced Functional Performance Nutritionist

Personal Training

Joe Ash Platinum Fitness

Tom Hastings Heartsure Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Dr Yen Yen Khor

Dr Yen Yen's special interests are women’s health and sexual health, and she uses her knowledge of Traditional Chinese medicine and Acupuncture to help patients in many health areas.

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Choose a date and time that suits you and book online and pay for your health screen. The cost includes both initial and follow up consultation

The health screen is 60 minutes and includes an additional 30 minute follow up consultation usually 1-4 weeks after the health screen depending on the tests taken). Allow some time to complete your online questionnaire thoroughly.

The online questionnaire covers all areas of your health and will allow your Doctor to have a good understanding of your health concerns before the health screening appointment.

Arrive 10 minutes before your appointment and wait to be called into the surgery. You will be asked to provide a urine specimen so drink plenty of water before you arrive as well. We usually ask patients to arrive having fasted from 10pm the night before so we can perform accurate blood tests, so bring a snack with you so you can eat straight after your blood tests.

Most patients will have blood tests straight way, but patients undertaking FDX biomarker blood testing may be asked to book in for a dedicated appointment as the blood testing process is more complicated (we have to centrifuge and process the sample prior to courier collection).

You will be given a range of options depending on the health screen findings and we book your follow up appointment to discuss your test results.

At the follow up appointment many patients simply are reassured and discharged. For some patients who tests reveal medical conditions we may recommend further tests.

A good example of this is the Cardioscan myPatch remote Holter device. More information about the myPatch device can be found here. Some patients will need referral to a specialist, and we may make suggestions for more detailed testing (such as gut testing). Our platinum health screens include a 60 minute appointment with Christine Bailey with the results of your FDX biomarker panel blood tests. The FDX test results and comprehensive report usually take 3 weeks to come back as the report is very detailed.

Some will choose to use our wellness team to pursue their health goals and improve their overall health and you can book appointments for personal training, Yoga or Nutritional therapy once your health screen results have been discussed with you.

For some patients with chronic or ongoing health concerns follow up will be recommended to support you and some patients use a Functional Medicine approach to optimise their health at this stage . This could include wearable health technology. More information about the Functional Medicine approach can be found in the Functional Medicine section of our website.

Medical Appointments

For an appointment with the GP select new face to face or video consultation, by clicking on the little blue arrow next to the appointment type it will show other types of appointment as a drop down menu

Blood tests and vaccinations

For blood tests or vaccinations without a GP appointment please email us at pa@privategp.org prior to booking an appointment. This allows us to confirm with you that we can provide you with the service you require. if you are seeking vaccinations for yourself or your children, we ask you to complete a vaccination questionnaire so we can check the type of vaccine, the number of vaccinations and spacing required, and order in the correct vaccine prior to your planned vaccination appointment. We ask at least a week’s notice to arrange vaccinations which are performed by our practice nurse

Forms and certificate completion

Please submit an online enquiry form so that we can review your request and confirm we can provide you with the service you require

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choose the type of appointment you require

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Complete the online form including your card details to pay for the appointment.

Once you have booked your appointment you will receive an appointment confirmation email immediately this will include a link to a health questionnaire to complete before your appointment.

Please also read our data and privacy notice which can be found in your appointment confirmation email. Please note appointments that are cancelled will incur an administration charge of £25

Step 1 +

choose an appointment time and date

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choose the type of appointment you require

Step 3 +

Complete the online form including your card details to pay for the appointment.

Once you have booked your appointment you will receive an appointment confirmation email immediately this will include a link to a health questionnaire to complete before your appointment.

Please also read our data and privacy notice which can be found in your appointment confirmation email. Please note appointments that are cancelled will incur an administration charge of £25

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You can manage this any itme by logging in to the website at https://www.privategp.org and then clicking on the subscription tab or click the "my account" icon   top right then the "subscription" tab

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To sign up for membership you should visit our website www.privategp.org and click on Membership, then click on “Join as a member” or click on the 'register as a member'  icon top right on the website.

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We use a subscription management platform called Recurly, which is an industry leader in subscription management. Recurly is PCI-DSS Level 1 compliant, the highest level of security a business can offer.

Your cardholder data is sent directly to Recurly to minimize any risk. Recurly meets and exceeds all industry-standard payment security practices to protect you, they are recognized on the Visa Global Registry of Service Providers.

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You can cancel at any time by loggin in to the website at https://www.privategp.org/user and then going to the 'my account' page (click the icon top right) if you hav enot been redirected there.

Then click on the subscription tab and then cancel your subscription plan. This will take effect immediately and you will be reimbursed for any unused days. You will aslo receive a confirmation email from Recurly.

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Please use members@privategp.org if you have a Shilpa Dave Health Practice membership.

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As with all GP surgeries there are certain appointment times that are more convenient for working professionals or for parents with young children.

By reserving these appointments for members we will endeavour to accommodate members at a time that suits their needs including Saturdays.

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Not all all. All clinical care is based on need and if you have an urgent concern we would always prioritise our resources based on clinical need.

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We will have a fixed number of members based on our ability to provide an enhanced level of service to them with our current GP team, a bit like a normal NHS GP Surgery that has a practice list of patients and sometimes gets full.

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Sorry - we do not currently provide an out of hours service.

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We currently do not provide home visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the risk of introducing or acquiring infection within a patient's home.

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Yes, at our Teddington Branch and as needed at Raynes Park Branch. We operate a triage system where we assess whether a face to face appointment is suitable and safe for you. 

Click here to book an appointment 

 

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A good mobile phone signal 4G ideally, it is better to be on Wifi, and will be easier to be on a laptop or desktop computer with a broadband connection

No - you just need a reliable 3G or 4G connection.

Video Consultations are hosted within the Heydoc Practice Management software platform which is fully encrypted, the video consultations are not recorded or stored.

Please email pa@privategp.org confirming your mobile or landline and we will call you to complete the appointment.

If the doctor has not joined your consultation after 5 minutes this may be due to a technical issue on our end, or they have become busy dealing with an emergency. Please email pa@privategp.org and we will rearrange the appointment for as soon as possible.

Yes. We can offer patients at home finger prick testing for a wide range of blood tests. The blood testing pack will be posted directly to you and contains everything to perform the blood test yourself at home and post the test back to the laboratory.  

Your results will be sent to you via secure email.

The doctor may choose to offer you a scheduled telephone consultation to communicate results and check your progress. Due to the high volume of appointments, we can’t always guarantee this.

Yes but this may not be possible for all medicines as our doctors follow the guidance for doctors from the General Medical Council (GMC). Some medicines are controlled drugs and require us to use specialised prescriptions processes.

This is due to safeguarding and the need to be able to examine children fully.

Appointments are strictly timed as we are trying to help as many patients as possible during this time of limited access to doctors.  If your appointment overruns you may be cut off and may be charged for the additional time.

Contact Us

Dr Shilpa Davé Health

Private General Practice
C/O Kirby Chemist
53 High St Teddington, TW11 8HD

0203 303 0326

pa@privategp.org

Clinic Times

  • Monday - Friday 9am-6pm
    (2pm-6pm available on request)
  • Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm

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