Below is information on the different treatments, examinations and operations we perform at the general practice.
(24 HOURS) BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT
The practice has a 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor. With this meter the blood pressure can be measured for 24 hours, so day and night. This is the most reliable method for measuring the blood pressure.
The blood pressure changes during the day. For example, blood pressure rises during physical exercise and strong emotions and often drops when you get up (to) quickly.
The 24-hour blood pressure measurement gives a complete picture of your blood pressure during the day, at night and during your daily activities and is therefore more reliable than a single measurement at the practice.
The ambulatory blood pressure monitor consists of a cuff and a small measuring device. The cuff is attached to the upper arm and connected to the measuring device. The measuring device is worn on a belt. The blood pressure is measured automatic: cuff inflates and deflates itself.
Dr Verstappen determines how often blood pressure is measured. For most people during the day 2 to 3 times per hour and at night 2 times per hour.
The blood pressure monitor automatically stores the blood pressure values and the data wll be downloaded at the practice .
Finally Dr Verstappen will discusse the results of the investigation during a new appointment.
BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING
This test is particularly important to determine whether you have diabetes.
If a more detailed analysis is required, you will be referred for a blood test to the laboratory.
Dr Verstappen carry's out chirurische interventions including:
suturing or bonding of (small) wounds
removal of birthmarks
removal of warts
removal of lipoma's
removal of sebaceous gland cysts
(partial) removal of an ingrown toenail
COGNITIVE FUNCTION TESTS
Verstappen doctor can do a cognitive function test on request.
This is a screening test for the exclusion of, among other dementias.
When you suffer from certain orthopedic problems, such as, bursitis of the shoulder, or a tennis elbow, the selected treatment can be an a injection with anti-inflammatories. Doctor Verstappen specializes in providing this kind of "orthopedic" injections.
DOPPLER (VASCULAR RESEARCH)
The purpose of the Doppler examination is to examine the blood flow in the vessels, arteries or veins.
This research is done by people who get hurt while walking in their legs.
This condition is also called "claudication" in the vernacular.
In a vascular study examines the (battle) veins in your arms and / or legs.
With the help of sound waves listening to the blood flow and the blood pressure is measured in both legs and arms.
ECG (ELECTROCARDIOGRAM) AT REST AND DURING EXERCISE
A resting electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart using electrodes placed on the skin while you at rest and provides information about heart rhythm disorders, possible damage to the heart or a possible thickening of the heart muscle.
Exercise EKG is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart during exercise (cycle test) and provides information about heart rhythm disorders and possible lack of oxygen to the heart muscle during exercise.
During an exercise EKG, it is also possible to measure the blood pressure during exercise.
In acute, life-threatening situations when immediate medical care is needed, call 112 and ask for an ambulance.
For first aid during the day in case of accidents, injuries, bruises or a suspected fracture you can always come to the practice without an appointment.
The annual flu vaccination takes place in October and November.
The flu vaccination reduces the chance of getting the "real" flu.
Influenza can have serious consequences.for people with specific medical conditions (such as diabetes, cardiac and pulmonary diseases) and for people aged 60 and older.
If you belong to this group, you will receive an annual invitation for the annual flu vaccination.
Almost all common laboratory investigations (blood, urine and stool tests) can be done in practice.
There is no need to make an appointment for laboratory investigations.You can just walk to the laboratory in practice.
The laboratory is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 9:30 AM.
PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING
A lung function test (spirometry) will be performed to determine how the state of the patency of the airway and the functioning of the lungs. Thereby measuring how much air you up, you breathe in and out and how fast this is happening.
Most of the research is done because of complaints of breathlessness, cough and / or a history of long-term smoking.
can be seen on the lung function if you have lung disorder, how bad it is and what medications with you probably work.
Are you getting a lung function test for the first time? It is important that you use no medicines for research in the four hours that dilate the airways.
If the ear is blocked by earwax then ear syringing is the best solution.
Usually, the assistant of doctor Verstappen will do this.
The treatment takes only a few seconds and does not hurt. You will only feel warm water flow past your eardrum.
Ear syringing will almost always succeed in one treatment.
PREVENTIVE MEDICAL EXAMINATION
Preventive physical examination is aimed at mapping out the health status of a person and has a number of goals; health monitoring, measurement of cardiovascular fitness, disease prevention and counseling.
The preventive physical examination is important in order to detect health risk factors in an early stage, but also to prevent them.
Particular emphasis of the examination is on pulmonary and cardiovascular disease.
In addition, a physical exercise test can be done.
During the subsequent discussion of the findings doctor Verstappen will pay attention to the relationship between the abnormal findings and risk factors, eating and living habits.
The periodic medical examination may consist of the following components:
body surface area
Ishihara Test (test color)
Maximum exercise test (measurement condition) with ECG monitoring.
Pulmonary function testing (flow-volume spirometry)
General internal and orthopedic examination
Specific orthopedic examination focused on the sport and on any possible complaints
On indication additional diagnostic testing
On indication preventive and nutritional advice
IUD PLACING AND / OR REMOVING
An IUD is a very reliable method of contraception.
After removing an IUD, you can be quickly fertile again.
Doctor Verstappen can insert and / or remove the IUD for you
Doktor Verstappen is the founder of the Sportmedical Center The Hague.
He has been team physician of the men’s Dutch National Hockeyteam for many years and is currently active as deputy chief physician and GP of the Dutch Olympic Team.
Through close cooperation with topspecialists in the field of sport, health and exercise, the practice is the designated place for all your sportmedical questions and problems.
Doctor Verstappen works closely with a number of renowned hospitals and top-specialists, which means we are able to refer patients promptly if required.
The following sportmedical services are available:
- Diagnosis and treatment of sportsinjuries
- Sportmedical tests
- Cardiovascular screening
- Exercise testing (including electrocardiogram)
You can practice a Pap smear. Every woman from 30 to 60 years will receive every five years an invitation to make a smear.
A Pap test can detect early cervical cancer.
Three to five weeks after the smear has been made, you will receive at home a letter with the results of the investigation.
Usually, the smear in order and the normal cervical cells. Pap need be repeated only after five years.
If any abnormalities are found, you will be called first Verstappen by a doctor.
If you suspect that you have a urinary tract infection (cystitis), you can have your urine examined by the assistant.
WOUND CARE, BANDAGING AND REMOVE SUTURES
Doctor Verstappen is specialized in wound care (such as cuts, abrasions, burns and chronic wounds).
Chronic wounds (open leg) are covered with special dressing materials (such as hydrocolloid dressing) and then bandaged to reduce the swelling
Doctor Verstappen can use liquid nitrogen (freezing) to treat warts and other benign skin laesions.
The frozen wart dies and is replaced by new healthy skin.
This treatment can be somewhat painful and sometimes a blister occurs under the skin.
The number of treatment sessions varies per patient