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Category Archives: Clinical Blogs

The Truth About B12 Shots!

Our Clinical Team have been giving patients B12 injections for years as a means of increasing energy levels and promoting general health. B12 is important for red blood cell formation, central nervous system function and DNA synthesis. Firstly, we recommend getting your vitamin B12 levels checked to ensure that your levels are normal, otherwise there […]

What Causes Skin Lesions?

What causes moles? Moles occur when cells in the skin grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin. They’re known as melanocytes, and they make the pigment that gives the skin its natural colour. Moles might darken after sun exposure, during teens and pregnancy. Is there a cause of lentigines? Exposure to […]

Let’s Talk About All Things Skin

There are several types of skin lesions that are very common and almost always benign (non-cancerous). These can include moles, freckles, skin tags, benign lentigines and seborrheic keratoses. What is a mole? Moles are skin growths usually appearing in black or brown, appearing anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Moles tend to appear […]

The Importance of An Annual Medical

In the UK, we seem to be fixated on this mindset of “if it’s doesn’t seem broken, why fix it?” Even when it comes to our bodies and our own health. It’s something that as medical practitioners, we try to educate our patients on the benefits of checking-in with a specialist for your wellness, to […]

Managing Mental Wellbeing In Challenging Times

The “Sitting Down with Dr. Barker” Series on Mental Wellbeing. If you haven’t yet seen the video, please follow the link here. Coronavirus has left us all feeling affected in some way. We’ve never faced a pandemic quite like it, undoubtedly leaving many of us feeling anxious. Dr. Barker focusses on the effects of Covid-19 on […]

Healthier & Happier Teams – Part One

Supporting organisations and their staff through burnout as a result of Covid-19. As an individual in the working world of the previous year, you’re bound to have felt the stresses and strains that Covid-19 has brought. As a medical practice serving both individuals and organisations, we’re at the forefront of the struggles people are going […]

What is the menopause?

The menopause or ‘post reproductive phase’ of a women’s life refers to that time when a women’s periods stop and her ovaries lose their reproductive function. The average age for this is 51 in the U.K, but rarely it can happen before the age of 40. The menopause is caused by a change in hormone […]

We’re excited to have Dr. Ella Russel join The Whitehall Clinic Team!

At The Whitehall Clinic, we’re thrilled to announce that Dr. Ella Russell has joined our ever-growing team! Dr. Russell is a Private GP & Menopause Specialist. Training at The Universaity of Leeds, she has over 20 years’ experience in Practice, with excellent clinical knowledge in all medical areas. Dr. Russell’s main clinical interests are within […]

The Importance of Health Screening

Many of us don’t go to hospitals or visit doctors unless we are unwell; but with heart disease as the leading cause of death in adults under 70 years, a proactive approach to heart healthcare is needed.  “Screening” refers to testing and diagnosing disease before any obvious symptoms or signs of the disease at present. […]

Welcoming Consultant Cardiologist, Dr. Haqeel Jamil!

The Whitehall Clinic is pleased to announce that Dr. Haqeel Jamil has joined our (ever) growing team of leading Consultants. Dr. Jamil is the clinical lead for our Health Screening & Cardiology Services. Along with preventing and diagnosing heart disease he also provides on-going management and monitoring of patients with pre-existing heart conditions from our […]