General (internal) medicine

Comprehensive care for a range of conditions

Our physicians specialise in investigating unknown medical problems

About general medical conditions

At HCA UK we're able to provide a fully supported approach to your care, whether you're referred to us by your GP or admitted as an urgent patient.

Our general physicians are highly experienced in a wide range of general medical conditions, including shortness of breath, stomach pain, high temperature and fainting, and  diagnose your condition, to ensure you receive treatment rapidly and from the medical area specific to your needs.

Our physicians focus on early detection and have access to admit patients to HCA UK's network of acute admission units, and rapid access units.

Our general medical expertise

Our consultants work closely with our acute admissions service to make sure you have fast access if you need specialist diagnostic imaging or surgery.

  • Lower intestinal bleeding

    Need to know

    Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a condition in your digestive tract. In contrast to upper gastrointestinal bleeding, LGIB originates in the small bowel and colon area. Symptoms range from passing blood in your faeces to severe abdominal pains. It can be mild or very serious. Our gastroenterologists...

  • Lower back pain

    Need to know

    Low back pain (LBP) is a very common symptom that affects all age groups from the young to the elderly. It is one of the leading causes of disability. In most people with LBP a specific cause may never be found whilst in a minority there will be actual pathology which causes symptoms. Most cases of LBP...

  • Low blood pressure

    Need to know

    Normal blood pressure is between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg. If your blood pressure reading is lower, it might be because you're very fit. If that's the case, you'll have no unpleasant symptoms. However, if you have frequent fainting spells, feel weak or get dizzy when you stand up (postural hypotension),...

  • High blood pressure

    Need to know

    It’s not clear what causes high blood pressure. The vast majority of patients with hypertension display no symptoms and have what is called primary hypertension. This simply means that no underlying cause of the hypertension (such as an adrenal tumour or some form of kidney disease) can be explained.

  • Fainting

    Need to know

    Fainting can happen for a number of reasons, but it's usually related to a sudden drop in blood pressure or an abrupt and abnormal increase or slowing of your heart rate. These lead to a reduction in oxygen-rich blood flowing to your brain. This can be caused by an underlying heart problem.

  • Mens health screening

    Need to know

    As you get older or if you're concerned about hereditary disease, screening is a positive way of taking care of yourself. You will have a series of tests tailored to your age, lifestyle and family history so we can look out for the things that are most likely to affect you.

Our general medicine physicians

Our general medicine consultants specialise in the diagnosis, management and non-surgical treatment of new and chronic conditions or diseases.

We're proud to work with leading consultant physicians across a range of medical fields, including respiratory medicine, nephrology, diabetes and endocrinology, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our locations in London

From unknown medical problems to diagnostic tests and procedures, we provide exceptional medical care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Private General medicine in Birmingham

Contact us about an appointment to see a physician

Our helpline advisors can assist with enquiries relating to different areas of medicine and about booking an appointment with a general physician.

020 7079 4344
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