General services

Despite our clinics being split into the GP clinic (Namanga Branch) and Specialist clinic (Masaki Branch), both provide a multitude of general services, such as an efficient pharmacy that aims to provide safe and effective medication use, with Premier Care boasting five different branches of our pharmacy, including one in Arusha. The pharmacy is responsible for a range of care, from dispensing medications to monitoring patient health and progress in order to optimise their response to medicinal therapies.

Other services include the obstetrics and gynaecology service that covers pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period and health of the female reproductive system.

Our soft-tissue ultrasound runs a quick, non-invasive way of determining the characteristics of the mass in order to come to a diagnosis. This is highly beneficial for low-risk pregnancies. We offer walk in services at the Masaki branch between 3:00 – 4:00 PM from Monday to Thursday, and 2:00 – 4:00 PM on Fridays, however these are provided on a first come, first serve basis. Appointments are still offered, particularly for detailed scans such as 12 week NT screenings, 21 weeks detailed anomaly, and echnomammography (breast ultrasound) between 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and 2:00 – 3:00 PM on Mondays to Fridays.

More services provided by Premier Care include orthopaedics, paediatrics, OB/GYN ultrasound, ENT, laboratory, US EMB panel physician exam, clinical haematology and laser – gentle removal.

Licensed psychologist

At Premier Care’s Masaki clinic, Amaechi Nduka-Agwu, a HPCSA (Health Professional Council of South Africa) certified counselling psychologist leads the psychology department, offering a range of psychological services including psychotherapy and psychoeducational assessments.

The psychotherapy sessions, usually lasting 45 to 60 minutes, are solution orientated, looking to recognise strengths and identify resources, creating positive outcomes to the negative issues and problems that made you seek out this service. Psychotherapy is most sought out by those suffering with sadness and low mood, life transitions, low self-esteem, post-natal depression, and many more. No one person is the same nor deals with the same issues, psychotherapy is available for all.

The department also provides psychoeducational (scholastic) assessments that are useful in identifying strengths and areas of concerns that relate to a child’s thinking, feeling and development, including school -potential and – barriers. These assessments often identify specific learning disorders such as dyslexia, attention regulation problems such as ADHD, giftedness and evaluating barriers to learning.

These assessments are not limited to children however, as adults can also receive assessments including cognitive assessments for intellectual ability, working memory and processing speed, ADHD, and mental health consultations and evaluations.

Family medicine and vaccination

Premier Care clinic provides medical care within the Namanga clinic that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult, as well as child, diseases. Some of the services provided under this category include vaccinations, an essential in ensuring children’s health, and adult health. We can see a wide range of urgent and sick visits.

We further provide services that can address more serious concerns. This includes cardiovascular evaluations with the use of the ECG, Cardiac profile, and Echocardiography. As we are constantly looking to expand and improve our services, we are looking into stress ECGs which can investigate hypertension, ischemic heart disease, peripheral arterio-venous problems. Another service within this category is Endocrinology, which focuses on diabetes care, thyroid disorders, and other alterations.

More services include assessing for kidney diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, geriatric evaluation, tropical diseases as well as other infectious diseases, asthma, COPD, and other respiratory problems. If none of these are a concern to you upon your visit, we provide a general medical check-up for you or your children.

A notable member of staff working under this department is Dr Murtaza G. Haiderbhai, a family physician boasting a master’s in medicine degree from the Aga Khan University, East Africa, as well as a certificate in Epidemiology from the University of Washington.