How do we feel today? Most likely we all feel very well, and for most people that is where their thoughts of personal wellness start and finish, the here and now. Wellness is defined thus: “The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal”.
Today the majority of people are aware of the need to maintain a healthy diet and to take physical exercise. There are some people that assume by adhering to a healthy diet and exercise regime, they will remain healthy. However, more and more people are becoming aware that their true wellness covers a much wider spectrum of personal health.
Everyone needs to attune themselves to their overall wellness in order to enjoy all the tomorrows that they hope for. It is not always possible to see or feel sickness and disease. There is a multitude of ailments and diseases that, initially, may have no physical or visible signs or signals. These invisible threats can be harboring health problems which manifest themselves at a future time.
Every year Samitivej Hospital treat thousands of people for a plethora of sicknesses and diseases which may possibly have required less intensive treatment, or perhaps no treatment at all, had the sufferer been aware of the issue earlier. This can only happen by being self-health-aware. The answer to this? Wellness education and awareness.
It is with providing the knowledge and awareness of personal wellbeing that Samitivej Hospital created their dedicated Wellness Center. The center provides comprehensive health assessment, treatment and improvement programs that encompass every sphere of medicine, and are second to none.
Happy Life Program
At the Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital the Happy Life Program is a health check for men and women designed to give an overall health assessment for each individual. This health check, along with accompanying advice and guidance, furnishes a person with vital information as to how to make adjustments to their lifestyle in order to maintain their overall wellness.
The Happy Life Program health check includes a physical examination, blood count and sugar levels, high and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Each client will also undergo an alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) blood tests.
There is further testing of creatinine and glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), urine and uric acid analysis along with chest x-rays and electrocardiogram (EKG). The results following the Happy Life Program health assessment are presented in a comprehensive report, along with a complimentary voucher, for each client.
Additional Wellness Center Health Checks
Many areas of our lives are starting to require certified levels of health, which may vary in area and detail. The Wellness Center accommodates all such required health checks. From pre-life insurance health assessment to pre-school and pre-employment, the Wellness Center covers it all.
Obtaining a driver’s license and traveling abroad require specific health checks, all of which are undertaken at the Wellness Center. In addition, non-Thai residents can undertake a visa and work permit health check in the confidence of knowing that the Wellness Center professionals and procedures are government approved.
Wellness Center Health Screening
During pregnancy screening an expectant mother’s Rhesus factor (Rh) is essential as part of the monitoring process to assess ant potential risks to the unborn child. Rh screening is routine at the Wellness Center. Also, for pregnant women rubella screening is vital as the disease is an extreme threat to an unborn child and can cause congenital defects, known as congenital rubella syndrome, or even death of a fetus.
Continuing with women in mind, is breast cancer screening. Globally collated figures for the year 2020 showed that there were 7.8 million women with breast cancer, which gives it the highest level of prevalence of any form of cancer throughout the world. With such virulence it is essential that every woman is screened for breast cancer. Daily, at Samitivej Hospital’s Wellness Center, the most up to date screening equipment is used routinely check women for breast cancer.
The Wellness Center carries out complete blood count, or (CBC), screening which detects many underlying medical conditions. More specific screening is done for particular conditions such as hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Bone density, osteoporosis and hemoglobin (HB) typing, which tests for any abnormalities in the hemoglobin, are routine screening procedures conducted at the Wellness Center.
Facilities and Technology
As with all of Samitivej Hospital’s dedicated medical facilities, the Wellness Center is equipped with state of the art equipment and is staffed by highly trained doctors and support staff. Waiting rooms and lounges are designed with creating environments that are stress free and conducive to comfort and relaxation.
The center has dedicated examination suites for audio and vision testing, electrocardiogram (EKG) rooms, body composition assessment suites, electrocardiogram (EKG) and pelvic examination rooms. There are separate rooms for radiography and x-raying clients, as well as physical exercise and stress testing rooms. In addition, the center understands the unique concerns and anxieties that can be experienced by female clients, and as such, has numerous women only facilities.
The Wellness Center has its own complete imaging and laboratory facilities on site. This enables the facility to produce test and screening results without any delays. The rapidity with which test results can be fed back to the physicians maintains total information fluidity. This allows for continual communication between doctor and client which reduces client waiting time and stress.
The Wellness Medical Team
The team of doctors at the Wellness Center are some of the most highly qualified practitioners in their specialist fields. In addition to numerous general practitioners the Center has specialists in family medicine, occupational medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and preventative medicine. The center can even boast a specialist in medicine appertaining to the aviation industry.
These experts are backed up by a skilled team of multi lingual support staff. Trained staff create wellness programs that are customized to the suit each individual. Health race programs are individualized to raise the health levels of clients. Tips and advice on lifestyle changes, along with ongoing support, are valuable elements to the Wellness Center’s extensive portfolio of services.
For the indigenous population, foreign residents and visitors from across the world, there is no better destination for a health check than at Samitivej Hospital’s Wellness Center. There is nowhere else where the highest of international medical standards and value for money come together.