Health is Wealth. That’s one of the values that I am trying to teach my kids. Be healthy, stay healthy and focus on improving your health. Every day, I tell them to drink water because it can boost their immune system and that PREVENTION is always, always better than cure. We’re slowly getting there, with kids, consistency is the key. MyHealth Clinic Executive Check Up
Even here in my blog, one of the topics that I write passionately is anything related to Health (and Science in general). I love sharing information, specially if it concerns health. I have no medical background but as I have mentioned, pag usapang health, I am very serious about that.
I’m very proud to announce that I was chosen as one of MyHealth Clinic’s Ambassador. I am really glad that My Health saw how I use this blog to advocate health and wellness for the whole family. And I am very thankful that they offered me this partnership. As part of that partnership, I am to undergo and expereince MyHealth Clinic’s Executive Check Up. To which I agreed, because you know me, I don’t post anything that I haven’t tried.
MyHealth Clinic Executive Check Up Experience
This is my first time to have an executive check up so I really have no idea what to expect. A day before my check up, I was advised to go fasting for 8 hours. I was scheduled for MyHealth Clinic’s PRIME Check Executive Check-Up Package (minus the hotel) and it includes ultrasound and blood tests that needs fasting.
Am I excited for my MyHealth Clinic Executive Check Up? Syempre naman! Not just because this is my first time but syempre I want to know ang lagay lagay ng mga organs ko. I want to know where I am on the “Health” scale.
My schedule was 10 AM and I am OK with it since I usually sleep and eat late. First impression:MyHealth Clinic serves a lot of people but the atmosphere inside the clinic is not busy. Mukhang mababait and very accommodating ang mga staff.
My first stop was at the Nurse Station where my vitals were taken (color blindness test, BP, heart rate, height, and weight). I was also given the details of my check up and a breakfast voucher from Dome Cafe (woohoo!!).
I was escorted to the executive lounge (which is the holding area for patients undergoing executive check up) to wait for the next step. The room was not that big but comfortable enough and coffee is free (at may TV).
Blood extraction was next for the following tests:
- CBC (Complete Blood Count)
- Blood Uric Acid (BUA)
- Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
- Lipid Profile
- Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS)
- SGPT (serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase)
- TSH (for thyroid)
- Hepatitis B Screening (HbsAg)
- FT4 (ECLA) (for thyroid)
- HBA1C (to check diabetes)
I never really liked needles and I have very low pain tolerance, mabuti na lang the nurse who took my blood, magaan ang kamay nya. I never even felt the needle on my skin. I was given two cups for stool and urine specimen.
Here comes whole abdomen ultrasound (on an empty stomach) and after this, makaka breakfast na ako! Pero this was also the part na medyo tumagal. Judging from the photos on my phone, this procedure took 45 minutes. BAKIT MATAGAL? The whole abdomen ultrasound checks on all the organs located at that part of the body. Eto eto ang mga na check during the ultrasound:
- Gall Bladder
- Urinary Bladder
Napagatal yata lalo because of my layers and layers of fatsss! OA sa dami haha
The breakfast voucher from Dome Cafe is around 300-400 Pesos worth of breakfast (I forgot the exact) but it does not include coffee (sana pala nagbaon ako from the lounge hehe). How was the taste? Well, the 10 hour fasting was worth it. Ang sarap ng tapa, feels like I’m in Tagaytay.
Chest xray comes next and then thyroid ultrasound. Breast ultrasound comes next but I opted to have it another day because I am not comfortable exposing my breast to a male doctor. And I learned that it is OK to say no to that. If you are not comfortable, it’s OK, hindi siya nakakahiya.
Say hello to Nurse Maine! Joke lang! But she really looks like Maine Mendoza di ba? Medyo kaboses din and very light kausap.. which made the 2D Echo with Doppler and 12 Lead Electrocardiogram exam a lot better. Kabado nga ako sa heart ko di ba? The results, I still have to wait but judging from the sound coming from the doppler, my heart seems OK (SANA NGA!).
Almost done!! This is 2nd to the last from the list (except for the breast ultrasound which I have to come back the next day). Nag ready ako for this test, naka pang takbo outfit talaga ako. So if you’re planning to get MyHealth Clinic Executive Check Up, that’s one thing you need to remember: wear comfortable clothes and wear running/sports shoes.
Nasubukan ko na ito before eh (Clium days) and I do not like this test. Not because I do not like running but because I have to remove my bra. May mga wires wires na ikakabit sa katawan eh. For a 38D person, it’s super challenging to run without bra 🙁 But Nurse “Maine” was very attentive to details like that, she made me wore a support for my breast. Huhuhu sobrang touch ako!
Last check up for the day is the physical exam plus papsmear. Hindi na ako nag pa papsmear since I just had my papsmear a few weeks ago. I was out of the clinic by 4 PM.
I was able to come back for the breast ultrasound 3 days later. Busy ang lola nyo eh and also since ultrasound lang naman, nag antay din ako ng kasabay na event para hindi sayang ang paglabas ko.
The breast ultrasound took less than 30 minutes lang and according to the Doctor who did it, both my breast is OK. Now, I just have to wait for the results of my PRIME Check Executive Check-Up. The result will take 5-10 days because all the tests will be consolidated and will be read medically as a whole. I will keep you posted! At sana ok lahat!
MyHealth Clinic’s PRIME Check Executive Check-Up Package and Price
When you check MyHealth’s website, the price of the PRIME Check Executive Check-Up Package is 20,000 PhP. The price comes with an overnight stay at one of MyHealth’s premium hotel partners. If you want to avail the package without the hotel accommodation, please check which MyHealth Clinic and email MyHealth Clinic at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the complete list of tests included in MyHealth Clinic’s PRIME Check Executive Check-Up Package:
- Laboratory (CBC, Urinalysis, Fecalysis, Creatinine, Lipid Profile, Blood Uric Acid (BUA), Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Fasting Blood Sugar, SGPT, Hepatitis B Screening (HbsAg), FT4 (ECLA), TSH, HBA1C)
- Chest X-Ray
- Whole Abdomen Ultrasound (Liver, Pancreas, Spleen, Gall Bladder, Kidneys, Urinary Bladder)
- Breast Ultrasound
- Thyroid Ultrasound
- Treadmill Stress Test, 2D Echo with Doppler, 12 Lead Electrocardiogram
- Complete Physical Examination
The package also comes with breakfast voucher, free stay at the executive lounge, and 1 specialist consultation coupon.