Benefits of Regular Health Check-Ups

Emphasizing the significance of proactive healthcare, At My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise, we understand the immense value of regular health check-ups in maintaining your well-being. This article delves into the myriad benefits of these check-ups, highlighting why they are a crucial aspect of proactive healthcare. Learn more about our story here.

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The Importance of Regular Health Check-Ups

  1. Early Detection of Health Issues: Regular health assessments can detect potential health issues before they become serious.
  2. Preventive Care: These check-ups are not just about identifying problems; they’re also about preventing them. By monitoring your health regularly, doctors can advise on lifestyle and dietary changes to ward off health issues.
  3. Updated Health Information: Your body changes over time. Regular check-ups ensure that your health records are up-to-date, aiding in better healthcare decisions.
  4. Mental Health Screening: Mental well-being is as important as physical health. Regular visits can help in identifying and managing stress, depression, or other mental health issues.
  5. Building a Relationship with Your Doctor: Consistent visits help in building a rapport with your doctor, making it easier to discuss health concerns openly.

Comprehensive Health Screening

Regular health check-ups often include a variety of tests and screenings. These can range from basic blood tests to more comprehensive screenings like cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. Such screenings are crucial in detecting conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol, which often show no symptoms in their early stages.

For more detailed information on what these screenings entail, the Health Direct website offers a wealth of resources.

Lifestyle Assessment and Advice

A significant part of a health check-up is assessing your lifestyle. This includes understanding your diet, physical activity, alcohol consumption, and smoking habits. Based on this assessment, healthcare professionals at My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise can provide personalized advice on lifestyle modifications for a healthier you. This proactive approach not only helps in preventing diseases but also improves overall quality of life.

Vaccinations and Immunizations

Staying up-to-date with vaccinations is another crucial aspect of regular health check-ups. Vaccinations are not just for children; adults also need them to protect against diseases like influenza, tetanus, and shingles. Our clinic ensures that your immunization schedule is current, offering protection against preventable diseases. For more information on adult vaccination schedules and guidelines. Visit the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS).

Chronic Disease Management

For individuals with chronic conditions like asthma, arthritis, or heart disease, regular check-ups are vital. These appointments allow for ongoing monitoring and management of these conditions, helping to prevent complications and improve quality of life. Our team at My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise is skilled in managing a range of chronic conditions, providing you with the support and care you need.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health is an integral part of your overall wellbeing. Regular health check-ups provide an opportunity to discuss any mental health concerns you may have, whether it’s stress, anxiety, depression, or other issues. Our healthcare professionals are trained to offer support and can guide you to appropriate mental health resources if needed.

Tailored Health Advice for Different Life Stages

Health needs change as you age. What is essential in your 20s may differ significantly from your needs in your 50s and beyond. Regular check-ups at My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise take into account your age, gender, and health history, providing tailored advice suitable for your stage in life.

Building a Health History

Consistent health check-ups create a comprehensive health record over time. This history is invaluable in understanding your health trends and making informed decisions about your healthcare. It also aids healthcare providers in diagnosing conditions more accurately.

Encouraging a Proactive Approach to Health

Regular check-ups encourage a proactive rather than reactive approach to health. They instill a sense of responsibility towards one’s health, leading to better health choices and awareness. This proactive approach is central to the philosophy at My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise.

Access to a Range of Medical Services

At My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise, we offer more than just general check-ups. Our range of services includes specialized care like women’s health, men’s health, and antenatal care. This means that when you come for a regular check-up, you have access to a wide array of medical services under one roof.

Educational Aspect

Regular visits to the doctor can be educational. They provide an opportunity to learn more about your health, medical conditions, and the latest healthcare guidelines. This education is a powerful tool in managing your health.

Peace of Mind

Lastly, regular health check-ups provide peace of mind. Knowing that you are taking active steps to look after your health can be incredibly reassuring. It reduces anxiety about health issues and ensures that you are on the right track.

Personalized Health Education and Awareness

One of the less talked about but equally important benefits of regular health check-ups is the personalized health education you receive. During these visits, our healthcare professionals not only assess your health but also educate you about various health conditions, their risk factors, and preventive measures. This knowledge empowers you to make informed decisions about your health and lifestyle.

Monitoring Health Progress

Regular check-ups provide an excellent opportunity to track the progress of your health goals, whether it’s managing weight, reducing cholesterol levels, or improving fitness. Our team at My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise takes pride in being part of your health journey, celebrating your successes and providing guidance when challenges arise.

Why Choose My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise?

At My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise, we offer a comprehensive range of services, including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Pregnancy & Antenatal Care. Our experienced team ensures personalized care tailored to your individual needs.


Regular health check-ups are a cornerstone of maintaining good health. At My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise, we are committed to providing top-notch healthcare services.  For more insights on the importance of regular health check-ups, you can visit the Health website. Contact us to schedule your next health check-up and embark on a journey towards a healthier, happier life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Regular health check-ups are recommended at least once a year. However, the frequency can vary based on individual health conditions.

It typically includes a physical examination, blood tests, and other necessary screenings based on age and gender.

For detailed guidelines on the recommended frequency of health check-ups based on age and health conditions, you can visit the Better Health Channel, a trusted resource. This website offers comprehensive information on health check-up schedules and other health-related advice.

Absolutely. They play a vital role in monitoring and managing ongoing health conditions like diabetes or heart disease.

Yes, mental health is a crucial component of your overall health and is often included in regular check-ups.

For a deeper dive into various health and wellness topics, we invite you to visit our blog at My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise. Our blog is regularly updated with informative articles, tips, and insights that can help you on your journey to better health.

Yes, some health issues may not present immediate symptoms. Regular check-ups can help in identifying these hidden problems.

You can easily book an appointment through our website.

Podiatrist Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke is a Podiatrist who specialises in the treatment and rehabilitation of pain in the foot, ankle and lower limb. Paul has worked amongst multidisciplinary clinical settings including GP’s, Podiatric Surgeons, Vascular Surgeons & Specialists, Chronic disease specialists and Podiatrists who specialise in Biomechanics and orthoses manufacturing and modifications. Paul is a graduate of the University of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Paul has a reputation for being particularly skilled and precise with a scalpel. His professional clinical interests include but are not limited to:

  • Toe nail surgeries (both PNA/TNA with matrix phenolisation). Toe and nail pathologies (Elongated nails, toe and nail deformity and fungal nail infections).
  • Achilles Tendonopathies (Trained in shockwave therapy). Heel pain (Plantar fasciitis, fat pad atrophy, nerve entrapment, apophysitis and osteochondrosis)
  • Ankle pathologies (Sprains, nerve impingements and tarsal coalitions)
  • Forefoot pathologies (Forefoot deformities/pain, Morton’s neuroma, bursitis, bunions and arthritis). Mid foot pathologies (Osteoarthritis and Tibial Post dysfunction/adult acquired flatfoot deformity)
  • Hip and lower back pain from mal foot alignment and tibial/femoral torsion
  • Paediatrics (Wart debridement, developmental growth milestones, orthotics, general assessments and deformities of the lower limb)
  • Diabetic assessments and education
  • Biomechanics and orthoses manufacturing and modifications (Custom and off the shelf devices and biomechanical assessments).


Paul Clarke forms a great asset to any multidisciplinary clinical team. Renowned for his kind and warm nature, Paul tends to build great rapport with patients and medical professionals alike.

Physiotherapist Patrick Harrington

Patrick Harrington Physiotherapist, B Ex Sc, M Phty Patrick has a strong interest for learning about the human body and educating on the best ways to ensure successful rehabilitation when injured.

Patrick graduated Griffith University with a Bachelor in Exercise Science, followed by a Masters in Physiotherapy degree. With a background in competitive surf-lifesaving and swimming, he has a passion for treating and educating on injuries relating to the musculoskeletal system. Patrick approaches each individual patient by educating and empowering them, in order to achieve the best health outcomes possible.

Patrick’s professional interests include:

Musculoskeletal Injuries: Treating areas including shoulders, neck & lower back, ankles, hips, and wrists, by creating programs containing manual therapy and exercises to benefit each individual patient.

Cardiorespiratory Conditions: Education and use of a variety of breathing techniques, as well as walking programs to obtain the best health outcomes.

Neurological Conditions: Retraining of gait, developing muscle strength, and developing a specific program in order to restore deficits as much as possible.

Dietitian Kailey Henry

Kailey has a passion for food and learning how nutrients interact and influence the health of our bodies.
Kailey graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and has since been sharing her passion and expertise within the community through individual consultations and group education. Kailey takes a holistic and individualized approach to nutrition, with a focus on empowering each individual to make positive, lifelong lifestyle changes through achievable goals.

Kailey’s professional interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Paediatric nutrition and pregnancy/breastfeeding
  • Education & strategies for fussy eaters, faltering growth, meeting key nutrition recommendations for conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Chronic disease management
  • Nutritional management of diabetes, cholesterol health, cardiovascular disease, COPD, renal disease and liver disease.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Minimising abdominal discomfort, improving altered bowel habits, education on food choices for self-management.

Dr Day Hong Ma

Qualifications: Currently registered in the Medical Council of Australia as a Vocational Registered GP and Specialist General Surgeon. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of Adelaide, South Australia MBBS. Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and London Master degree in Skin Cancer Medicine in University of Queensland. Extensive experience in various aspects of General Practice. In the past I have been a Senior Lecturer of the University of Queensland and Assistant Professor of Bond University involving teaching medical students. I was a supervisor for the Royal Australasian College of General Practice, involved in training junior GP. I also trained many Overseas Trained Doctors. At the present time I am a GP with the following special interests : 1. Skin Cancers skin cancer checks with Mol Max and dermoscopy. I was awarded a Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy from the International Dermoscopy Society surgical excisions of complex skin cancers ( sun cancers and melanomas ) non surgical approach to some skin cancers and precancerous lesions such as Photo Dynamic Therapy and cautery and curettage. 2. Cosmetic Medicine This includes micro needling, platelet rich plasma, and injectables such as fillers and neuromuscular modulators. I have completed the training course under the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and Australian Skin Skills Education and Training. Dr Ma also speaks Chinese Mandarin

Dr Greeshma Tummala

I am overseas trained GP and practiced for more than 5 years in India although completed AMC licensing exam here. In India, I have practiced in all aspects of general practice.

My areas of Interest are: Women’s Health, cervical cancer screening, Antenatal Care, Child Immunisations, Chronic Disease Management, Implanon Insertion and Removal, Mental Health, Pregnancy Counselling, Travel Vaccinations, Women’s Health, Medicinal Treatment.

Dr. Tariq Hayat Jamaldini

Qualifications: MBBS, AMC Certified, FRACGP, Fellowship Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Speaks: English, Balochi, Brahui, Hindi, and Urdu

Dr. Tariq Hayat Jamaldini is a highly experienced General Practitioner (GP) / Family Medicine Physician with a distinguished career spanning over 20 years in the field of healthcare. Renowned for his profound knowledge, comprehensive and compassionate approach, Dr. Tariq Jamaldini ensures that every family member, from infants to seniors, receives the individualised care they deserve. With a strong commitment to promoting and maintaining the health and well-being of his patients, Dr. Tariq Hayat Jamaldini has solidified his reputation as a trusted healthcare professional in the community. His medical practice is built on a foundation of integrity, empathy, and a genuine desire to improve the lives of those he treats. Through his dedication to continues learning and clinical excellence, he has expertly diagnosed, treated, and managed a wide range of health conditions, placing him at the forefront of Family Medicine.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Tariq Jamaldini’s diverse expertise encompasses various areas of medicine, making him a well-rounded practitioner capable of addressing a wide range of patient needs. His dedication to improving the health and well-being of his patients continues to be the driving force behind his successful medical career. 

  • General Practice: Tariq Hayat Jamaldini is a trusted General Practitioner (GP) who focuses on providing a wide range of general medical services to patients of all ages. Whether you need preventive care, health assessments, or treatment for common illnesses, you can trust Dr. Jamaldini to deliver compassionate and personalized healthcare with his holistic approach.  
  • Cosmetic Medicine: Dr Tariq Hayat Jamaldini has been actively involved in performing cosmetic procedures since 2009. His interest in cosmetic medicine reflects his belief in the importance of helping patients look and feel their best. His expertise in cosmetic procedures, such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, PRP injections, allows him to provide patients with safe and effective solutions to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence.
  • Skin Cancer: Tariq Jamaldini takes a proactive approach to skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. His comprehensive knowledge of skin cancer, coupled with his skill in performing screenings and providing treatment options, has saved many lives. 
  • Medicinal Prescriber: Tariq Jamaldini is a certified and authorized specialist prescriber for medicinal, helping patients manage chronic pain and various medical conditions with this alternative therapy. His thorough understanding of the medical benefits of ensures that patients receive the best possible care. 
  • Men’s Health: Tariq Jamaldini understands the unique healthcare needs of men and provides specialized services tailored to men’s health concerns. Whether its addressing issues related to prostate health, sexual health, hormonal imbalances, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculations, hair loss or overall wellness, Dr. Jamaldini is here to support men in their healthcare journey.
  • Opioid Dependence Treatment: Dr Tariq Jamaldini has been a licensed opioid prescriber with Queensland Opioid Treatment Program since 2013. During this time, he has successfully treated and stabilized a significant number of patients who were struggling with opioid dependency. If you or a loved one is facing the challenges of opioid addiction, Dr. Jamaldini provides compassionate and evidence-based treatment choices. His steady dedication is focused on assisting individuals in their journey to overcome addiction and reclaim their health and overall well-being.

Dr Tariq Hayat Jamaldini dedication to providing high-quality healthcare, combined with his multifaceted expertise, makes him a respected and valued member of the medical community. His patients appreciate his unwavering commitment to their well-being and the comprehensive care he provides across various medical disciplines.

Book an online appointment or call: 07 55922299

Dr Altaf Latif Ayyaril

General Practitioner, Male, MBBS, AMC, Fellowship Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.Speaks Malayalam, and English  Dr Altaf Latif Ayyaril is a vocationally qualified and experienced General Practitioner from India having completed his Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India in 2002. He started his medical career in various medical facilities in Kerala, India. He moved to Australia in 2007 and commenced working at Alice Springs Hospital, NT. He has since worked in hospitals in Melbourne, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and commenced General Practice in 2016 in Kilcoy QLD followed by North Stradbroke Island and Beaudesert. He was awarded a Fellow of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners in 2021. Dr Altaf has special interests in Chronic Disease Management, Acute Management and Mental health amongst other areas of General Practice. He also performs skin cancer checks and minor skin procedures. Dr Altaf speaks Malayalam in addition to English.  

Areas of interest:

  • General Family Medicine
  • Mens health
  • Chronic disease management
  • Health assessments
  • Mental health
  • Skin cancer Checks
  • Minor surgical procedures.

Dr Paul Fisher

Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Dip RACOG) Dr.Fisher qualified as a Pharmacist before completing a medical degree at The University of Tasmania. After working in hospitals & General Practice in Tasmania & Queensland, He commenced work at My Doctors Clinic (formerly The Day & Night Medical Centre) 20 years ago. He is a Medical Officer in The Air Force Reserve & has worked as a Doctor for the Defence Department over the past 30 years. Paul is interested in all areas of General Practice with a special interest in Mental Health (He is a Doctor for Beyond Blue), Obstetrics (Maternity) & Diabetes.