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    Full medical check-up

    Need to bring my father for a full medical check-up in KL. Any recommendation and cost? My father has a history of hypertension and he's on medication now. Private or govt or semi-govt also can, so long the cost is reasonable and the doctor is good.

    Thanks!

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    For your Dad, if he is an ex-civil service man, go GH is good, very small fees charged even if he opts for the max like ECG, echogram, stress test etc... our GH facilities not too bad vis-a-vis private.
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    unfortunately he's not....i was thinking selayang hospital...near to their place..ok?

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    go to penang GH..it's a good hospital. saves you and yr dad travelling the long distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coleslaw
    go to penang GH..it's a good hospital. saves you and yr dad travelling the long distance.
    If your Dad is Penang-based, yes, I agree with coleslaw that Penang GH is best - it is one of the best hospitals around...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ade
    Need to bring my father for a full medical check-up in KL. Any recommendation and cost? My father has a history of hypertension and he's on medication now. Private or govt or semi-govt also can, so long the cost is reasonable and the doctor is good.

    Thanks!
    If your dad is a regular donor or donate blood min. 3 times he's entitle for free medicine for a 1-3 years,but must donate to PDN(pusat Darah Negara),Check it out.I think Penang is nearer maybe cheaper.My son got a dislocate arm and admit to SJMC ( Sime darby Medical Centre) cost RM3000 for a nite stay with a deposit of RM8000!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ade
    Need to bring my father for a full medical check-up in KL. Any recommendation and cost? My father has a history of hypertension and he's on medication now. Private or govt or semi-govt also can, so long the cost is reasonable and the doctor is good.

    Thanks!
    Your location says you are in Penang so all of us are wondering why your father need to do the medical check up in KL.

    The basic medical checkup at BP Lab or even Pathlab starts at RM 140.00 and it can go up to RM 3,000. Once a while they do throw in a promotion that cost only RM 99.00. I do mine annually and just did one last week at BP Lab. They have branches throughout the country. Since we are talking about medical check up, I don't think there is any difference between two organisations be it government and private or between 2 private companies as all of them are using hitech equipment to do the analysis using your blood and urine samples or body tissues.

    I have done one health check at University Malaya Medical Centre that cost me RM 72.50 that took me 4 hours (waiting time) whereas I did the same test at BP Lab at a cost of RM 99 and they just took less than 20 minutes!! Went back again 3 days later to collect the results and was attended by a doctor who was there to interprete the results and provide me with medical advices for free.

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    Some time "problems" cannot be picked up by blood test.... have to go to hospital to do a "all" test. Did mine in Pantai Medical Center... dunno how much... company pays for it...Executive health screening.

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    I believe Sentinel mentioned govt hospitals with regards their state-of-the-art facilities. Medical checkup may not simply be a range of blood tests but could include ECG, stress tests and others. Hence his recommendation is certainly valuable, especially if the private hospital's bill may give the patient a heart-attack.

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterQ
    ...did the same test at BP Lab at a cost of RM 99 and they just took less than 20 minutes!! Went back again 3 days later to collect the results and was attended by a doctor who was there to interprete the results and provide me with medical advices for free.
    Do enlighten me ... do private laboratories employ DOCTORs? I would suggest all customers verify if the person giving the diagnosis from a lab is a qualified doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ade
    Need to bring my father for a full medical check-up in KL. Any recommendation and cost? My father has a history of hypertension and he's on medication now. Private or govt or semi-govt also can, so long the cost is reasonable and the doctor is good.

    Thanks!
    Well, Govt Hospitals are CURATIVE in their approach. In palin language your father will have to be referred to a Govt Hosp from a Klinik Kesihatan, KK, (pending the discretion of the attending Dr at the KK).

    At the Govt Hospital they will only do relevant lab investigations.
    Govt Hospitals DO NOT offer medical checkups with the full range of lab investigations.
    Lab investigations are done ONLY on a premise that it is needed to diagnose or manage a disease entity.
    In other words I cannot go to a Hospital and say " Here I am do a medical check up one me and run all the lab investigations". Some how the public have been made to understand that Govt hospitals are a one stop center. Sadly the answer is NO. If one wants one can go to a KK, take a number, wait for ones turn patiently and asked for a physical checkup and some baseline lab results ie Renal function, Urine examination, Blood Sugar profile and Liver function test it is possible (pls ask the KK the date they do Medical checkups).

    My advice is, take your father to go a Pathology lab and ask directly or at least choose the full range of lab results that you need (its cheaper) and later go to a Dr for consultation and interpretation of the results.

    Need another option, bring him down to KL and call up IJN, fix an appt for him to do a full executive package. They are not to bad. Cheers !!

    BTW medical checkups as you all know are tax extempted !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sukdershan

    BTW medical checkups as you all know are tax extempted !!
    There is a limit to this (I think RM 500)

    On another note; there is no "complete medical check-up" that can absolutely exclude all disease in a person. Just as you can't bring a car to a workshop and ask them to check every part of the car, you can't bring a body to a hospital or doctor to have everything checked.

    Most hospitals will have different packages for various age groups, sex and BUDGET. However a "clean bill of health" does not guarantee that you do not have any illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang
    I believe Sentinel mentioned govt hospitals with regards their state-of-the-art facilities. Medical checkup may not simply be a range of blood tests but could include ECG, stress tests and others. Hence his recommendation is certainly valuable, especially if the private hospital's bill may give the patient a heart-attack.


    Ade mentioned FULL medical test and to my own experience this should include, apart from the normal blood tests (including INR) should include ECG, Stress Tests, Echogram, X-Rays etc.

    It can cost something like RM3,500 (SJMC Executive Package) or RM125 at the Penang GH, your choice... same machines, same tests, same results... same specialists to interprete the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fRaNkY
    Some time "problems" cannot be picked up by blood test.... have to go to hospital to do a "all" test. Did mine in Pantai Medical Center... dunno how much... company pays for it...Executive health screening.
    Thats what Pathlab does. Besides diabetes and cancer and cholestrol, blood doesn't show much.

    The ECG, Stress Test, Echogram and full X-Ray will show the others especially the cardiac-related ailments...
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    wao...thanks for the tons of advice guys...

    I'm based in Penang...but my father is in KL..hence i was asking selayang hospital. But i guess we can't just walk in per Sukdershan advice.

    Sukdershan,
    What's your experience on the executive package? How much was it?

    Sentinel,
    Penang GH for RM125? That cheap? Need reference from a KK as well? I do agree that Penang GH is very well equipped.

    I guess in KL, its either Pathlab or get chopped by SJMC...*sigh..

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    Just go to Room 001 on the left of the main entrance, pay RM1 as an outpatient and ask the doctor to set you up for a full medical... it is RM1 + RM125 = RM126... 2 Durians of the Musang variety!

    If he is above 55 and a retired civil service, free, only the RM1 registration!
    "I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party"

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