Dr Zara Quail MBChB (UCT)

Dr Q’s Healthcare Consulting Services

Dr Zara Quail offers the following services:

General Practitioner Locum

  • Qualified medical doctor who is registered with the medical councils in Ireland, South Africa and the United Kingdom and has worked in all 3 healthcare systems. She is available for clinical general practitioner locum cover.
  • Personal clinical interests are in the prevention and management of chronic non-communicable diseases through the application of lifestyle and functional medicine approaches to each individual.

Clinical Editor, Writer, Researcher and Advisor

  • Extensive experience in clinical editing for online and mobile clinical decision support systems, health promotion and preventive health programmes.
  • Clinical editing, research and advisory work for international medical publishing companies, mHealth (mobile health) and eHealth (electronic health) organisations.
  • Writing for online and print healthcare publications.

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General practitioner consultation

General practitioner consultations are for general primary healthcare concerns (like infections, skin conditions, aches and pains) that require medication or treatment. One to two issues can usually be dealt with in 15 minutes, but more complex issues or more than two issues usually require more time. It is best to let us know when booking your appointment if you have more than 2 or complex concerns. Please do inform me of all your concerns at the beginning of the consultation so we can consider them comprehensively.

Full Health Assessment Woman

The Full Health Assessment for a Woman is suitable for women who are 40 years old or more or for those under the age of 40 who have current illnesses or conditions. It is a 90 minute appointment and the cost is R1200 (which excludes blood or radiology tests).

Before the appointment:

  • Health assessment questionnaire (sent via e-mail for completion and return before the appointment)

At the appointment:

  • Health consultation
  • General physical examination including blood pressure, body composition, heart, lungs, abdomen, nervous system, skin
  • Breast examination
  • Urine dipstick test
  • Pap smear and pelvic examination (optional)
  • Blood tests drawn (Blood tests requested will depend on the clients health profile, but will generally include cholesterol and glucose. Additional relevant tests will be discussed with you. The cost of blood tests is separate from the consultation and will be billed to you or your medical aid by the laboratory)
  • Referral for mammogram.

After the appointment:

  • Full health report sent to you including results of any tests done and a personalised health plan.
  • Offer of a follow-up consultation.
  • Referral arrangements if required.

Full Health Assessment Man

The Full Health Assessment for a Man is suitable for men who are 40 years old or more, or for those under the age of 40 who have current illnesses or conditions. It is a 90 minute appointment and the cost is R1200 (which excludes blood or radiology tests).

Before the appointment:

  • Health assessment questionnaire (sent via e-mail for completion and return before the appointment).

At the appointment:

  • Health consultation
  • General physical examination including blood pressure, body composition, heart, lungs, abdomen, nervous system, skin
  • Testicular and prostate examination (optional)
  • Urine dipstick test
  • Blood tests drawn (Blood tests requested will depend on the clients health profile, but will generally include cholesterol, glucose, PSA. Additional relevant tests will be discussed with you. The cost of blood tests is separate from the consultation and will be billed to you or your medical aid by the laboratory).

After the appointment:

  • Full health report sent to you including results of any tests done and a personalised health plan.
  • Offer of a follow-up consultation.
  • Referral arrangements if required.

Well Man Health Assessment

The Well Man Health Assessment is suitable for men who are less than 40 years old who have no significant previous or current illnesses or conditions. It is a 45 minute appointment and the cost is R700 (which excludes blood or radiology tests).

Before the appointment:

  • Health assessment questionnaire (sent via e-mail for completion and return before the appointment).

At the appointment:

  • Health consultation
  • General physical examination including blood pressure, body composition, heart, lungs, abdome
  • Testicular examination (optional)
  • Urine dipstick test
  • Blood tests drawn (Blood tests requested will depend on the clients health profile, but will generally include cholesterol and glucose. Additional relevant tests will be discussed with you. The cost of blood tests is separate from the consultation and will be billed to you or your medical aid by the laboratory).

After the appointment:

  • Full health report sent to you including results of any tests done and a personalised health plan.
  • Offer of a follow-up consultation.
  • Referral arrangements if required.

Well Woman Health Assessment

The Well Woman Health Assessment is suitable for women who are less than 40 years old who have no significant previous or current illnesses or conditions. It is a 45 minute appointment and the cost is R700 (which excludes blood or radiology tests.)

Before the appointment:

  • Health assessment questionnaire (sent via e-mail for completion and return before the appointment).

At the appointment:

  • Health consultation
  • General physical examination including blood pressure, body composition, heart, lungs, abdomen
  • Breast examination
  • Urine dipstick test
  • Pap smear and pelvic examination (optional)
  • Blood tests drawn (Blood tests requested will depend on the clients health profile, but will generally include cholesterol and glucose. Additional relevant tests will be discussed with you. The cost of blood tests is separate from the consultation and will be billed to you or your medical aid by the laboratory).

After the appointment:

  • Full health report including results of any tests done and a personalised health plan.
  • Offer of a follow-up consultation.
  • Referral arrangements if required.