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Dr Giada Frontino, Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologistat The Italian Medical Centre?

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Siamo lieti di inaugurare il nostro nuovo servizio di Salute della donna di Italian Medical Centre.

La responsabile del servizio, Dottoressa Giada Frontino, vanta una lunga esperienza di ricerca clinica presso la Clinica Universitaria Mangiagalli di Milano e numerose pubblicazioni in riviste internazionali peer-reviewed nell’ambito di patologie di ginecologia pediatrica e dell’adolescenza, della donna adulta, endometriosi, fibromi uterini, malformazioni dell’apparato genitale femminile ed anomalie del ciclo mestruale.

La Dottoressa Frontino ha un approccio olistico ed una capacità comunicativa chiara ed empatica, incentrata sul rapporto medico-paziente.

La Dottoressa Frontino ha un’elevata competenza nella prevenzione e nella cura delle patologie ginecologiche e ostetriche, offrendo presso il nostro Centro i seguenti servizi:

  • Diagnosi e cura delle anomalie del ciclo mestruali e del dolore pelvico, fibromi uterini, endometriosi.
  • Ginecologia dell’Adolescenza. Contraccezione.
  • PAP test, Ecografia ginecologica, transvaginale, Sonoisterografia, Sonosalpingografia (HyCoSy).
  • Valutazione della fertilità femminile e di coppia.
  • Salute sessuale e prevenzione e cura delle infezioni genitali.
  • Salute in perimenopausa e in menopausa.
  • Ecografie in gravidanza, Ecografia morfologica precoce, Ecografia morfologica, Ecografia della crescita fetale.
  • Harmony Test, Translucenza nucale, Ultrascreen.

La dottoressa Frontino inizierà a ricevere le sue pazienti dal 22 settembre presso the Italian Medical Centre (Bond Street station, Central/Jubilee line), nel cuore di Londra.

Per informazioni o per prenotazioni, vi invitiamo a contattarci ed approfittare della promozione di lancio riguardante la giornata del 22 settembre:

Prima visita ginecologica a £150, invece di £180.

Visita ginecologica + Ecografia pelvica a £240, invece di £280.

Per prenotazioni:   info@theitalianmedicalcentre.com

We Have A New Gynaecologist: Dr. Giada Frontino

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We are proud to introduce our new Women’s Healthcare service at the Italian Medical Centre. Dr. Giada Frontino, MD has done extensive clinical research in Italy at the leading Obstetrics and Gynaecology University hospital in Milan (Clinica Mangiagalli). She has published widely-cited papers regarding endometriosis, uterine fibroids and congenital female genital anomalies in international peer-reviewed journals.

Dr.Frontino has a holistic approach and uses clear and genuinely empathetic communication, which is centered on the patient-doctor relationship.

Dr. Frontino provides high-quality care with her expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological and obstetric disorders, and is available to her patients with the following services:

  • Antenatal Care
  • Harmony Test, Nuchal Translucency, Early Fetal Anomaly scans (15-20wks), Fetal growth scans
  • Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Menstrual Disorders and Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis, and Uterine fibroids
  • Sexual health and STD screening and treatment, Contraception counseling
  • Pelvic transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasound
  • Cervical smear and HPV test
  • Fertility assessment, Sonohysterography, HyCoSy
  • Perimenopausal and menopausal health

Dr. Frontino is available starting from September 22nd, 2017 at the Italian Medical Centre (Bond Street station, Central/Jubilee line).

For more information and for bookings,  please contact us to take advantage of the following promotional offer valid only on 22nd September:

First consultation £150 instead of £180

First consultation + Pelvic ultrasound £240 instead of £280.

For bookings, please contact us at info@theitalianmedicalcentre.com or click here

Mental Health Awareness Week

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Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of talking about mental health more openly. The message of this year’s campaign focused on “surviving or thriving”, and how we can cultivate mental good health rather than asking why so many people today are living with mental health problems.

It is said that by the year 2030, the leading cause of illness around the world will be depression (mentalhealth.org). At The Italian Medical Centre, we are proud of our commitment to talking about mental health and understanding how our mental health and wellbeing can affect our physical wellness, or feed into other issues. As an Integrated Medicine Clinic, most of our services and consultations seek to understand more about you as a unique being, looking at all of the factors that can affect our health and wellbeing, rather than just one area.

If you have been struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, addictions or an eating disorder, we can help you in a safe and nurturing environment. Whether it’s your first step to finding help, or you’re looking to understand your mental health issues from a different perspective, we can provide a variety of tailor-made services to support you, from GP consultations to counseling, psychotherapy, and homeopathy. You can find out more about our services here.

Remember, you are not alone. So often, the first step towards getting help or working towards cultivating stronger wellbeing can be just reaching out to a trusted person or loved one and telling them how you feel. It’s amazing what the power of talking can do for us, and even more so when you realise that someone understands.

If you have more urgent concerns and need emotional support, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day through a free and entirely confidential support line. There are also charities dedicated to supporting, and raising awareness of, those with mental health issues such as Mind.

World Homeopathy Awareness Week 2017

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World Homeopathy Awareness Week took place in April and you may have seen us raising awareness of the complementary medicine across Facebook. Despite homeopathy being a term more commonly known today, there are still many misconceptions over just what the treatment involves.

Homeopathy is based on the idea that “like cures like”; that a substance taken in small amounts can cure the symptoms it causes. However, it also stems from the holistic principle that everything is connected, and seeks to understand more about you as an individual and unique being. This means looking at your health and lifestyle in general, but also your feelings and emotional state to be able to prescribe you with a personal treatment.

Used for treating a wide range of conditions such as allergies, mental health conditions and high blood pressure, homeopathy remedies are bespoke to your needs, unlike so many traditional forms of medicine. 

As with all of our services, homeopathy at The Italian Medical Centre is practised as an integrated treatment that can also be combined with traditional medicine.

Paola Meli is a professional homeopath with an in-depth knowledge of emotional states and phobias. She uses homeopathy to treat a wide range of conditions including chronic headaches, menopause symptoms, emotional imbalances, depression and anxiety.

Dr Federica Boecklin is an Integrated Medicine Specialist, with a special interest in combining homeopathic treatments with gentle acupressure and acupuncture to treat painful chronic conditions, digestive complaints and chronic headaches. 

If you feel unsure about how homeopathy can help you, book in for a consultation with one of our experts today. You will come away understanding more about your emotional states and lifestyle, leaving you empowered to take control of your condition.

Contact us on 0203 7949108 to make an appointment with one of our specialist doctors or therapists.

Our New Dermatologist: Dr Davide Altamura

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We are pleased to announce that Dr Davide Altamura, Consultant Dermatologist and member of the British Association of Dermatologists, will also be joining The Italian Medical Centre team. Davide’s primary professional interests cover skin cancers and the management of mole mapping, as well as skin and aesthetic surgery.

Davide received advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, and his work covers the full range of acute and chronic skin conditions in patients from paediatrics through to adulthood. Through his advanced training and experience, Davide has published several internationally recognised scientific articles on these topics.

Following his postgraduate master’s degree in dermato-surgery, Davide obtained his European Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training. This included focus on Venereology, extending his professional expertise in the areas of male genital disorders.

If you would like to speak to a professional for advice about a skin condition, or book a consultation, call us to make an appointment with Dr Altamura on 020 37949108.

Anna Maria Tino: Our new clinical psychologist

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We are thrilled to welcome Anna Maria Tino as a new specialist to our team at The Italian Medical Centre. Anna Maria joins us as a licensed clinical psychologist and has held a private practice for over 16 years.

With a strong focus on understanding the impact of life experiences on an individual’s behaviour and mood, Anna Maria believes in a collaborative approach to treatment and will work with you to identify the obstacles that may be preventing you from achieving your goals, affecting self-esteem or even your personal relationships. Anna Maria believes in focusing on strengths-based support and will provide her psychological services in a warm and supportive environment to truly empower her clients.

Anna Maria’s psychological services cover a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, relationship counselling and sex therapy. Her previous work overseeing rehabilitation projects for autistic children and adolescents, and working with minors at risk in Turin, allow her to offer psychological help for issues related to developmental age such as anorexia, bulimia, drug and alcohol abuse and antisocial behaviour.

If you are interested in finding out how Anna Maria can help you, contact The Italian Medical Centre today on 020 37949108 or visit our website

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Every Hour Matters: How much sleep does your child really need?

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Sleep is an essential part of our lives and we all know that it is crucial that our children get a good nights sleep.  Without it, our children’s behaviour is impaired and a bad night’s sleep can create monsters out of our little angels!

According to The Sleep Foundation, it is difficult to tell when your child is getting an insufficient amount of sleep as drowsy children do not necessarily slow down the way adults do. When tired, children will often display hyperactive behaviour and resist bedtime. This can lead to a very negative pattern of behaviour for the entire family with stressed parents and upset infants.

If you believe your child isn’t sleeping enough then speaking to a paediatrician should be your first step. It’s important to rule out any form of sleep disorder or medical condition and they will be able to advise on tips for a better night sleep. There are many steps you can take to improve the sleeping habits of your child, for example setting aside a time before bed to wind down properly and limiting the use of technology.

Dr Augusto Palombi, The Italian Medical Centre’s Paediatrician recommends that a good bed routine is important whatever the age. He has provided some essential tips that will help us get the best night sleep:

– Try to go to sleep at the same time every night, a good routine is crucial.

– For babies, they should have a bath and be changed into comfortable night clothes. A lullaby and a cuddle also helps!

– Avoid using screens for at least 1 hour before going to bed.

– Avoid any form of caffeine for the last 3/4 hours before settling down to sleep.

– Reading a book or listening to the radio relaxes the mind and can also help us to get a restful night sleep.

– Ensure the bedroom is kept cool (18/19 celsius). Keep the room dark and calm, better to not keep any technology in the room that has flashing lights as this can interfere with sleep.

– CDs with hypnotic music are also worth a try as they can help relax the mind.

The sleep foundation have put together the following guidelines indicating how much sleep your child requires to be fully rested:

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At The Italian Medical Centre, we offer a variety of services for young children and adolescents, from paediatric care to psychological support and medical advice to help your children and ensure they get the best care and support. To contact us and view Dr Augusto Palombi’s profile follow this link: http://theitalianmedicalcentre.com/our-doctors/dr-augusto-palombi/

Nutritional Tips For Winter

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Most people should be able to get all the vitamins and minerals they require from a healthy, balanced diet. With some nutritional planning, you can help boost the immune system through good food and exercise and reduce the chances of getting the horrid winter ills.  Therefore we have gathered some healthy food tips to include in your winter diet!

 

▪Limit the sugar in your diet,  as the weather gets colder its easy to indulge in comfort food but its important to limit our intake of sugary foods, ensure you are still eating plenty of fruit, avoiding the sugary ones like grapes or mango, and vegetables including pulses— at least 5-8 portions a day.

▪Include food items containing protein such as meat, fish, eggs and beans giving your body the energy it needs before and after winter exercise. Protein foods and good fats, such as omega-3 from salmon and sardines, have a low GI and help to stabilise blood-sugar levels, which in turn will help control those sugar cravings.

▪Stock up on food containing vitamin C – It is important to help support your immune all year long but particularly in the winter! Fruit like lemons and berries high in Vitamin C and may also help contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Avoid drinking juices from concentrate as they are high in sugar levels.

▪We often forget to keep our water intake up during winter, however it is extremely important to drink plenty of water all year round for good health – Ensure you are still drinking at least 2 litres a day.

For information on our nutritionist Claudia Gravaghi click here: http://theitalianmedicalcentre.com/our-doctors/claudia-gravaghi/

Alternatively call The Italian Medical Centre on: 0203 794 9108

Are You Familiar With The Bowen Technique?

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Are you familiar with Bowen?

The Bowen technique is a holistic therapy that releases the body’s energy to heal itself using gentle rolling movements over the surface of the skin, using thumbs and forefingers. The Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, applying only a very light pressure. No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used. Rather than ‘making’ the body change, Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise and make the necessary changes. Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, allowing it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.

Bowen seek to help with a wide range of conditions including sport injuries, digestive issues, anxiety and stress. Bowen can be of assistance in many cases of emotional stress, where relaxation is a prime factor in easing pain and anxiety. In fact, many clients become so relaxed that they fall asleep during the session. It can also aid during seasonal changes, as some the procedures assist respiratory issues such as simple colds and coughs. Bowen strengthens the immune system and makes our body more resistant to viral conditions. 

The therapy is suitable for all ages and issues, from a baby with colic to an elderly person with arthritis, and there are no known contra-indications. Clients are advised not to have other hands-on therapies while receiving Bowen, as this can confuse the body’s response and inhibit the healing process.

The first step to take when considering Bowen therapy is to book an initial consultation with one of our therapists. This will give us an opportunity to find out about your medical history and which problems you would like to get treated for.

Find out more about our Bowen Therapy specialist here: http://theitalianmedicalcentre.com/our-doctors/paolameli/

Or call us on: +44 (0) 203 794 9108

Are You Boosting Your Children’s Natural Immunity This Winter?

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Winter is fast approaching, alongside this comes a variety of colds and winter bugs that spread around schools like wildfire. Avoiding a cold during the Winter is almost impossible, however, we have some top tips that will help you keep your children’s immunity up this Winter.

Wash hands – Ensure your children wash their hands regularly with antibacterial soap, it sounds simple but it is one of the most effective ways to prevent cold and flu bugs – especially in a school environment where germs are high.

Eating the right diet – Immune boosting foods such as ginger, garlic, spinach are all full of vital immune-boosting vitamins, nutrients and minerals. Keeping the body well nourished is important so when viruses do strike the immune system has fuel to work efficiently.

Vitamin C – There is evidence that Vitamin C helps make cold symptoms less severe and may shorten the duration of a cold. Foods that contain a high level of vitamin C that you can incorporate into your child’s packed lunches are dark leafy greens, kiwifruit, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes and papayas.

Keep sugar to a minimum –  Sugar has been known to decrease the immune response, so if your children are consuming lots of sugar on a regular basis this could lower their immune system making them more vulnerable to flu’s and viruses.

Plenty of sleep – Getting at least 8 hours of sleep is vital, sleep is the way our bodies repair and heal. So, during cold and flu season it is immensely important your child is gaining the sleep they need. Diffusing essential oils like lavender and chamomile before bed is the ideal way for you and your children to unwind and relax in preparation for a deep sleep.

Anxiety and stress levels can be high when you’re looking after a poorly child, however try to remember that most illnesses pass in a week or so and remember it will all ultimately help strengthen your child’s immune system – The Italian Medical Centre offer a variety of services for young children and adolescents, from paediatric care to psychological support including paediatric nutrition, allergies and general medicine. If you would like to speak to us about how we could help you, please contact us today.