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- The Village Mall, Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Infinity Clinic in Jumeirah Dubai
Infinity Clinic in Jumeirah Dubai – Infinity Clinic was established in 2007. We are a group medical practice comprised of Specialists in Paediatrics, Allergy and Immunology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Family Medicine, Dietetics and Nutrition, and Sports Physiotherapy. Infinity strives to build relationships with patients by exceeding expectations and earning trust through developing a supportive and respectful environment. Hence our outstanding reputation. Infinity Clinic is for those who value unsurpassed Western medical expertise within the UAE, combined with the comfort and reassurance of international standards of service and care.
Infinity Clinic is committed to provide innovative health care in line with the highest standards of western medicine that contribute to a happy healthy community. Our aim is to provide culturally sensitive and appropriate service to Dubai residents and surrounding regions. We seek to partner with patients and the community to develop and provide health education and promotion.
Infinity Clinic provides a patient focused service. We strive to achieve international standards of health care and practice management. Our medical practitioners go out of their way to ensure they have the resources to answer questions with the latest evidence based medical knowledge. Our staff strive to give you the treatment and/or service to complement our medical resources. The administration of our practice is at the leading edge of practice management. Your medical records are completely electronic and our collaborating radiology and laboratory services communicate with us electronically to ensure rapid delivery of results whilst ensuring patient confidentiality. The system at the heart of the practice management package allows us to continuously track our efficiency to ensure that our patients are seen in an unhurried, timely manner by compassionate health care professionals.
Family Physicians deliver a large range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services for both adults and children. In addition to the diagnosing and treating of illness, they also provide preventive care, including health-risk assessments, routine check-ups, immunization (including travel advice) and screening tests. The modern focus of Family Medicine is health promotion, this is achieved by the early detection of disease or risk factors and provision of personalized counselling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Family physicians also manage chronic illness often coordinating care provided by other subspecialists. The Family Physician (General Practitioner) should remain at the centre of the care of all patients, maintaining a holistic view of both patient and family.
Gynaecology and Obstetrics
The specialty of Gynaecology and Obstetrics deals with all aspects of a woman’s reproductive and sexual health. In the young woman, the gynaecologist plays an important role in the management of issues relating to reproduction; these may range from the investigation and treatment of infertility to the assistance with and supervision of childbirth. In the more mature woman, the focus shifts slightly to include screening and treatment of gynaecologic malignancy as well as the management of menopause.
Paediatrics is the medical specialty that deals with the healthcare of young people or children. Its scope extends from birth (including babies born prematurely) to age 16 to 18 years. In the early years, the focus is on developmental assessment, safe and comprehensive immunization and the management of acute illness. Paediatricians have a unique opportunity to promote healthy lifestyles that will ultimately affect adult health. Paediatricians may also work with obstetric and midwifery teams to counsel parents on the potential or anticipated problems with an unborn child.
Why do children need different doctors than adults?
Children cannot be considered to be small adults. There are many anatomical, physiological, immunological, psychological and developmental differences between adults and children. Many diseases present themselves differently or have a different course in children and some diseases occur exclusively in children. Consideration must be given to the variable degree to which children can communicate symptoms.
Screening Guidelines for Women of all ages
With today’s busy lifestyles, finding time to visit the doctor can often be difficult but it is important not to forget about our health.
Health checks don’t take long. However, they have proved to be highly effective and in many cases early screening has literally saved lives. More and more women recognize the importance of an annual health check to pick up indications of any problems at the earliest opportunity. Whether it’s as a routine check or because you have some worries, Well Woman Screening is there to give you peace of mind. It can help you and your doctor identify health problems early, when treatment may be most successful.
At Infinity we recommend the following screening:
Examining your breasts regularly allows you to be aware of what feels normal and what doesn’t. Any unusual breast symptoms or change in breast tissue such as swelling, dimpling, nipple discharge, persistent pain, redness, unusual masses or any other variation in how breasts look and feel should be reported immediately to your doctor. Mammograms and breast exams are the most reliable methods for finding breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.
During a clinical breast exam, the doctor should visually examine as well as carefully feel your breasts for anything abnormal, such as swelling, dimpling, nipple discharge, persistent pain, redness, unusual masses and any other variation in how breasts look and feel.
Beginning at age 40, have a mammogram once every one to two years. A mammogram produces images of the inner breast tissue of each breast on film, using a very low dose of radiation produced by a machine specifically designed for mammograms. Mammogram can help identify cysts, calcifications and tumors within the breast. It is currently the most effective way to detect early breast cancer.
Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear Test
Starting at 18 or at the onset of sexual activity and continue annually. After three or more consecutive satisfactory normal annual exams, the Pap test may be performed less frequently at the discretion of your health care professional. During a pelvic exam, your doctor looks at your pelvic area, internally and externally, for anything abnormal. The Pap smear test is a simple, quick procedure during which your doctor uses a small swab to gently scrape the inside of your cervix to obtain cells for the Pap smear. The cells are prepared on a slide and sent to a laboratory where they will be inspected for signs of cancerous and pre-cancerous changes.
Colon Cancer Screening
Begin at age 50 and continue once a year. If you have a family history of colon cancer or polyps (small growths in the colon that are a risk factor colon cancer) you should begin having regular screenings at a younger age; ask your doctor for guidance. A simple test called a fecal occult blood, which checks for blood in your stool (a symptom of colon cancer) is typically used every year to screen for abnormalities that may be colon cancer. Additionally, adults over age 50 should have a flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years, a procedure that uses a thin flexible lighted tube to examine the rectum and lower colon. A colonoscopy may be recommended every 10 years as an alternative.
Blood Cholesterol Screening
Testing for blood cholesterol should begin at age 20 and be repeated every five years or at a frequency recommended by your doctor. This screening determines if you have high blood cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease. A fasting lipoprotein profile is the most accurate type of cholesterol screening; it measures HDL and LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Blood Pressure Check
Women age 21 and older should have their blood pressure checked. This simple screening checks for high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease.
Bone Mineral Density Exam / Bone Mass Measurement
Bone density screenings assess your bone mass, or density, and help to identify low bone density, which can lead to fractures and osteoporosis. Bone Mineral Density test is recommended for all women 40 years old or older who have sustained a fracture, and for all women beyond 65 years of age. The test is also recommended for women who are at increased risk due to certain medications, and for patients with diseases or nutritional conditions that are known to be associated with bone loss.
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Screening
Because some STDs do not cause symptoms, it’s important to be tested for STDs, if you are sexually active — even if you don’t have symptoms. Sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, and HIV can be diagnosed by STD screenings. These screening tests are often performed during your annual gynaecologic exam.
Asthma is a chronic long-term lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing, a whistling sound when you breathe, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood.
To understand asthma, it helps to know how the airways work. The airways are tubes that carry air into and out of your lungs. People suffering from asthma have inflamed airways. The inflammation makes the airways swollen and very sensitive. The airways tend to react strongly to certain inhaled substances exercise or cold air.
When the airways react, the muscles around them tighten. This narrows the airways, causing less air to flow into the lungs. The swelling also can worsen, making the airways even narrower. Cells in the airways might make more mucus than usual. Mucus is a sticky, thick liquid that can further narrow the airways. This chain reaction can result in asthma symptoms. Symptoms can happen each time the airways are inflamed.
Sometimes asthma symptoms are mild and go away on their own or after minimal treatment with asthma medicine. Other times, symptoms continue to get worse. When symptoms get more intense and/or more symptoms occur, you’re having an asthma attack. Asthma attacks also are called flareups or exacerbations.
Treating symptoms when you first notice them is important. This will help prevent the symptoms from worsening and causing a severe asthma attack. Severe asthma attacks may require emergency care, and they can lead to death.
Asthma has no cure. Even when you feel fine, you still have the disease and it can flare up at any time. However, with today’s knowledge and treatments, most people who have asthma are able to be completely controlled so that they can live a normal life, this includes participation in sports and other physical activities. If you have asthma, you can take an active role in managing the disease. For successful, thorough, and ongoing treatment, build strong partnerships with your doctor and other health care providers.
Dietetics and Nutrition
Dietitians are health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level. They work with both healthy and sick people. Dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease by educating and giving practical advice to clients, patients, and carers to enable them to make more appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
It is recommended that you see a dietitian if you have any of the following:
• You suffer from digestive problems, including ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
• You have been diagnosed with a medical condition, such as diabetes, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, coeliac disease, etc.
• Your child has any specialised nutritional requirements, such as failure to thrive, cerebral palsy, etc.
• You want advice on breastfeeding and complementary feeding
• You want to maximise your chances to become pregnant
• You think you may have an allergy or intolerance to a certain food
• You have oral, enteral or parenteral nutrition requirements
• You are wanting or needing to lose weight in a safe and sensible way
• You need to gain weight following a spell of ill-health or as a result of a medical condition
• You are considering weight loss surgery
• You want to improve your athletic performance, as well as general fitness levels
• You struggle with ADD or ADHD
• You have been diagnosed with Gout
• You suffer from disordered eating such as bulimia, anorexia, BED
• You want to find healthier alternatives
At Infinity Clinic your consultation will include a full diet history, which will enable the dietitian to develop a care plan (may include a meal plan, depending on the requirements) to suit your needs.
Allergies are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide. The symptoms range from making you miserable to putting you at risk for life-threatening reactions.
An allergic reaction begins in the immune system. Your immune system protects you from invading organisms that can cause illness. If you have an allergy, your immune system mistakes an otherwise harmless substance as an invader. This substance is called an allergen. The immune system overreacts to the allergen by producing Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. These antibodies travel to cells that release histamine and other chemicals, causing an allergic reaction.
An allergic reaction typically triggers symptoms in the nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears, lining of the stomach or on the skin. For some people, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma. In the most serious cases, a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis can occur.
A number of different allergens are responsible for allergic reactions. The most common include:
• Insect Stings
• Animal dander
If you have allergy symptoms, an allergist / immunologist, often referred to as an allergist, can help with a diagnosis. An allergist has advanced training and experience to properly diagnose your condition and prescribe an allergy treatment and management plan to help you feel better and live better.
Sports injuries rehabilitation is a service for individuals with sports-related injuries or for those who may be experiencing degeneration and/or muscle atrophy to the knees, shoulder, spine, hip and foot.
Infinity’s sports physiotherapist will develop a therapeutic plan to improve overall performance, strength and conditioning, balance and coordination, posture and mechanics, to help decrease the incidence of repetitive injuries and allow athletes to remain active and competitive. Components of this program may include evaluation, examination and assessment of injury.
Over-use or repetitive micro trauma injuries such as shoulder and knee pain are common amongst athletes.
At Infinity Clinic we have in place an injury prevention screening protocol and a program to assess and maximize a athletes ‘core’ stability. This screening program will assist in injury management and prevention, as well as maximizing your potential.
The screening process involves analysis of the particular areas of the body specific to your sport. These results are compared to a database of ideal values and an individualized exercise program is devised and prescribed to the patient.
• The program has been developed with our Sports Physiotherapist as well as specialist coaches. The program aims to reduce the incidence of a range of acute and soft tissue conditions seen commonly in athletes.
• All of this leads to the athlete being able to train harder and longer thus optimizing their potential while reducing injury occurrence!
• Screenings take place within our clinic.
Health Insurance companies may cover the cost as part of your Physiotherapy treatment if your injury is sports related.
Immunology and Allergy is the specialisation that focuses on treating conditions caused by various abnormalities of the immune system. On one hand, over activity of the various parts of the immune system leads to allergy and auto immunity. In these situations, a range of illnesses varying from mild hayfever to life threatening allergic reactions result from an improperly regulated immune response.
An allergist / immunologist (commonly referred to as an allergist) is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders including primary immunodeficiency disorders. These conditions range from the very common to the very rare, spanning all ages and encompassing various organ systems.
When part of the immune system is either absent or not functioning properly. When the cause of this deficiency is hereditary or genetic, it is called a primary immunodeficiency disease (PIDD). There are more than 150 different kinds of disorders known as PIDD. The immune system is composed of white blood cells. These cells are made in the bone marrow and travel through the bloodstream and lymph nodes. They protect and defend against attacks by “foreign” invaders such as fungi, bacteria and viruses.
In the most common PIDDs, different forms of these cells are missing. This creates a pattern of repeated infections, severe infections and/or infections that are unusually hard to cure. These infections may attack the skin, respiratory system, the ears, the brain or spinal cord, or the urinary and gastrointestinal tracts. In some instances, PIDD are associated with disorders in other organ systems. For example, heart defects are present in some PIDDs. Other PIDDs alter facial features, some stunt normal growth and still others are connected to autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythemetosis.
Primary Immunodeficiency Disease Symptoms & Diagnosis
Most serious PIDDs become apparent in infancy. In milder forms, it often takes a pattern of recurrent infections before PIDD is suspected. In some cases, a PIDD is not diagnosed until individuals reach their 20s and 30s.
Important signs that may indicate a PIDD include:
• Recurrent, unusual or difficult to treat infections
• Poor growth or loss of weight
• Recurrent pneumonia, ear infections or sinusitis
• Multiple courses of antibiotics or IV antibiotics necessary to clear infections
• Recurrent deep abscesses of the organs or skin
• A family history of PIDD
• Swollen lymph glands or an enlarged spleen
• Auto-immune disease
Some immunodeficiency disorders are not primary (hereditary or genetic). A secondary immune deficiency disease occurs when the immune system is compromised due to an environmental factor. Examples of these external causes include HIV, chemotherapy, severe burns or malnutrition.
The Village Mall, Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, UAE
P.O. Box 215428
Phone: 04 343 6684
Fax: 04 343 6687