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General (internal) medicine

Comprehensive care for a range of conditions

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

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 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.

Consultant with patient

Our general medicine physicians

We're proud to work with leading consultant across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our locations

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

  • Harley Street Clinic Facility

    The Physicians' Clinic

    14 Devonshire St


    W1G 7AE

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Call 020 7034 8164

  • London Bridge Hospital

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street


    SE1 2PR

    Appointments & Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773

  • The Wellington Hospital - South Building

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 020 7483 5148
    General enquiries 020 7586 5959

  • The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road


    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7730 8298
    General enquiries 020 7730 7733

  • The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 7908 8001
    General enquiries 020 7486 1234

  • The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street


    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • The HSC exterior

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London  W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7935 7700
    General enquiries 020 7034 8181

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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