Canlit Clinic
Kitgum Municipality, Uganda
(Rev. Canlit Memorial Medical Clinic)
Phone / Whatsapp: +256783096734

General medical consultation and treatment

A general consultation allows a team of doctors, nurses and midwives to track the progress of its condition, manage disease or disability, prevent future or potential health issues, improve life and movement, and extend life as much as possible.

Are you feeling a little under-self-cared-for? Many things can get in the way of us taking care of ourselves, including family caregiving responsibilities, work, social commitments, and more. But, ultimately, when we do take care of ourselves and our needs is when we’re best able to show up for all of the other people and responsibilities in our lives.

The general consultation is a meeting between a physician and a patient. Common goals include taking preventive measures to halt the development of various diseases particularly for patients who have risk factors, obtain a diagnosis for symptoms being experienced by the patient, or in the case of an annual checkup, to reassess the patient's risk of various medical conditions.

Spending time taking care of yourself is not selfish. It's critical to good health.
"Spending time taking care of yourself is not selfish. It's critical to good health."

According to the definition from the World Health Organization, self-care is the behaviors you do to take care of your own health, and it can include hygiene, nutrition, leisure activities, sports, exercise, seeking professional healthcare services when needed, and much more.

A patient may see different types of physicians all throughout his life, as he grows older or as certain conditions are being identified. For example, children and young adults are often seen by pediatricians. By the time they reach adulthood, doctors known as internists take over. Internists, on the other hand, can subspecialize in a variety of fields including but not limited to orthopedics (joints and bones), cardiology (heart), neurology (nervous system), and enterology (intestinal tract). Seniors are handled by those who specialize in geriatrics.

Although a general consultation is often sought for medical issues that affect the body, it also deals with the patient's mental health. A meeting with a psychologist and/or psychiatrist is also considered a general consultation.

Who Should Undergo and Expected Results?

There are many reasons why a patient should undergo a general consultation. These include:

Maintenance of a person’s overall well-being

It is especially important that a person enjoys the quality of life regardless of his age and whether he has underlying conditions. A general consultation allows a team of doctors to track the progress of his condition, manage disease or disability, prevent future or potential health issues, improve life and movement, and extend life as much as possible.


Some people, such as company employees, are mandated by rules to see a doctor for a general consultation at least once a year. The results of the exam are then forwarded to the company for storage and monitoring. Many organizations today are using the medical information to create more suitable lifestyle, wellness, or health programs for their employees. A person may also be requested by a private insurance company to undergo a medical exam and consultation to help them correctly determine the best value for insurance and premium.

Meeting the needs of a personp

The medical needs of a person can vary in different phases of his life. When he is young, the challenge is to continue to boost his immune system and identify health issues that can later impact his life. For example, latest studies show that children who are overweight or obese have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease or diabetes earlier than those of the normal weight. When he reaches adolescence, physiological changes such as hair growth, hormones, and mental health issues are being tackled.

Early detection

Although prevention is always better than cure, early detection gives any person a fighting chance even against dreaded diseases like cancer. A regular skin consultation, for instance, can help a dermatologist monitor new growths or changes to the skin such as transformations of moles or presence of lesions.

Recommendation or referral

A medical consultation may also be carried out because of a referral. This means that the primary doctor endorses the patient to another specialist, usually because his scope of training, experience, and expertise is inadequate to meet the needs of the patient based on the initial diagnosis or results of tests. It is expected that with the general consultation:

Patients will be able to establish a close relationship with a core team of health specialists who can help them meet their medical needs in the present or future. Early detection can increase the likelihood of survival and allows medical professionals to easily manage both acute and chronic disease. Doctors will be able to impart preventive measures and other programs that can encourage a more proactive approach to the prevention, treatment, and management of diseases.

Canlit Clinic
(Rev. Canlit Memorial Medical Clinic)
Kitgum Municipality, Uganda
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