x

Latest News

Blog Feed

  • Preconception health is important because it focuses on your..Jun 19 2019

  • Gynaecologists deal with different diseases associated with ..Jun 12 2019

  • Home healthcare services are provided from the comfort and s..May 17 2019

  • Severe back pain can be agonizing and can hinder mobility at..Apr 08 2019

About Us

x

When choosing healthcare for you and your family, nothing is more important than being able to trust the medical advice and service you are given and knowing you are receiving the highest standard of care.

Our mission is to care for our patients as we would wish to be cared for ourselves.

Our family of physicians and staff have been providing quality healthcare to the Dubai community since 1976. Over the years we have grown into a group of 5 clinics and a laboratory with a team of multi-cultural, highly qualified medical professionals with extensive international experience. We are very proud to announce that our laboratory has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission International (JCI). Having our own laboratory helps us control and deliver the highest quality in the shortest time possible. 

Our comfortable and modern clinics, with their family-oriented atmosphere, which are situated in every major neighbourhood in Dubai, perform a vital role in caring for the community, supporting individuals, families, local corporations and multinationals in their healthcare needs.

We look forward to welcoming you to our clinics. 

  • doctor on call service dubai
  • Image-post-website-Aviation-Medicals-Dubai-GMCClinics-GCAA-EASA-CASA-Initial-Renewal
  • Dr. Noman Lakhani General Practitioner Green Community GMCClinics
  • Dr. Suhail Memon highly recommended Internal medicine doctor
  • GMCClinics-Dubai-Aviation-Medicine
  • GMCClinics-Dubai-Family-Medicine
  • GMCClinics-Dubai-Dental-Treatment

Blogs

GMCClinics Pap Smear Gynaecology

Pap Smear: A little Awkward, but a must

Oct 29 2017 By

A pap smear is a simple test for women to detect the prevalence of Cervical cancer. It is also used to detect the HPV virus, some strands of which are known to cause cervical cancer.

It is a quick and relatively simple procedure and causes only a mild and brief discomfort for women during the process. A pap smear or pap test will involve collecting cells from the walls of your cervix which will then be examined for the presence of abnormal cells. The cost of a pap smear test depends on certain factors which will be elaborated later in this article.

Are you at risk?

Women from the ages of 21 and above are advised to get a pap smear test once every few years. If you have a weakened immune system from chemotherapy, you may be more likely to carry the HPV virus and be susceptible to developing cervical cancer. While sexually active women are at a higher risk of catching an HPV, those who are not are still advised to get themselves a pap smear test to make sure they are under no risk.

What happens at a pap smear test?

Women who attend a pap smear test will have to make sure they notify their doctors if they are menstruating as it may affect the results of the test. You may even want to reschedule the test as it could distort the results. It is also advisable to avoid certain activities before the test which your doctor will be able to advise you of. Once at the test, the doctor will collect a few sample cells from the walls of your cervix and send these for examination. These tests are highly accurate and are known to drastically reduce cervical cancer and mortality rates.

Understanding Cervical Cancer

Early stages of cervical cancer are generally free of symptoms and it could lay dormant for years if not for life. However, if and when there is a vaginal mass or bleeding, you may want to have your doctor check you for cervical cancer immediately. HPV infections are one of the biggest risk factors for cervical cancer. However, not all causes are known or yet discovered. Smoking is also a culprit of cervical cancer. Both passive and active smoking increases the risk of cervical cancer.

The Cost of a pap smear test

The cost of a pap smear test is generally covered by your insurance but if it is not, here are a few factors that could affect the cost of a pap smear test. Your age, whether or not you have any pre-existing conditions and if you are looking for any additional tests to be conducted. These are factors that could affect the cost of a pap smear.

If you or someone you know would like to get a pap smear test done, perhaps you should check into a GMCClinic. With several years of experience, top-of-the-line facilities and highly trained staff, you can be sure you are in capable and caring hands. The clinic is also holding a promotional winter offer that includes a GP consultation and pap smear test all for a very reasonable price across all its branches.

 

 

<< Back to blogs

Latest NEWS

  • Tecom Open Day June_28_2019

    TECOM OPEN DAY JUNE 28

    Jun 16 2019

    On 28th of June, GMCClinics Tecom branch will be opening their doors and invite you and your family to visit our clinic. Come and meet our medical pra..

    Read More
  • GMCClinics Eid Timings 2019

    Eid Timings 2019

    May 29 2019

    On the auspicious occasion of Eid Al Fitr, all GMCClinics and laboratory branch will be open as per the following timings:..

    Read More
  • Summer Special Offer Green Community Dental Promotion

    Summer Special Offer (GCC Dental Promotion)

    May 14 2019

    Teeth Whitening and Teeth Cleaning (Ultrasonic Scaling) offer available in GMCClinics Green Community and save AED 1500 this Summer! Offer available until August 31, 2019 only...

    Read More

Our Blog

Health Conditions and Planning a Pregnancy

Preconception health is important because it focuses on your health before getting pregnant. Being h...

Read more

Testimonials

I want to thanks Colin Pow for the wonderful treatment he gave my mother Claudine to enable her to enjoy her..

Fiona Smith

View all