This is a service that covers the times of the day and night when there are no booked general medicine consultations. A doctor is always available at Luzdoc during weekday afternoons, bank holidays, Saturdays and Sundays and on call every night.
There is a 24 hour service, every day of the year, where a general practitioner is available to visit and, if possible, treat a client in their home when required.
Nowadays illness does not necessarily mean that you cannot holiday overseas and at Luzdoc we are aware that some clients will possibly need medical support during their stay in the Algarve. We have both the facilities and capabilities to deal with most external referrals.
Prevention / Health Screens / Well Woman
At Luzdoc we believe that prevention is better than cure – why wait until your body breaks down when there are simple ways of monitoring its condition and treating potential problems before they become an issue. We have a wide range of Health Screens which can be tailor made to personal requirements. Come and speak to one of our general practitioners about your individualized needs to stay healthy.
Blood pressure is never constant and depends on many internal and external factors such as age, weight, stress and even time of day. To a certain extent the body can adapt to these changes, even when they are quite large and marked damage can be done without notice until there is a major incident. Regardless of whether you are on treatment or not it is vital to monitor and control blood pressure regularly to prevent this damage.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that has to be monitored and treated every day and as such the patient needs constant support and education, which we can provide through our medical practitioners team and the Luzdoc Diabetic Clinic.
There are various vaccination programmes available to our clients. The routine obligatory childhood vaccinations are carried out for free at a state facility. We do offer the following; Anti-tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, Flu, Pneumonia, Meningitis C. Please contact us if you require more information on which vaccinations you should keep up to date, and why.
There are so many new destinations available to the foreign traveller that this has made it much easier for contagious diseases to spread from one country to the next where once they were limited to a specific area. Due to this it is becoming increasingly more important to educate the traveller about health precautions and the appropriate preventative methods, including
vaccination. We are constantly updating our travel medicine data base to equip our clients with the most up to date knowledge on their destination.
Day Care Treatment
At times our clients need more intensive care with constant monitoring and invasive treatments, such as intravenous medication over a period of time, but do not require hospital admission. We have the facilities to offer this day care service to our clients.
Regular INR control is essential for all patients on Warfarin/Cumarin treatment. We provide this on the spot service to all our clients both resident and tourist
– Doctor to doctor continuous monitoring and regular detailed medical updates. Many times this is achieved through the strong professional and personal relationships our doctors have within the medical community in Portugal and the Portuguese speaking communities.
– Translation of medical reports / exam results.
– Liaison with the patient and his/her family directly or through the tour company representatives.
– Cost containment / translation of hospital accounts.