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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > May 2017 > WHEN SHOULD YOU PAY TO SEE A SPECIALIST?


Your GP is your first port of call for any health concerns, but sometimes you might want a more specialist approach. Here, our experts outline five of the most life-changing private health and wellbeing practices


Many of us are looking to take a more proactive approach to our health – partly as we become increasingly aware of our wellbeing, but also, undeniably, because getting to see a GP is not as simple as it used to be. While any illness should, of course, be discussed with your doctor, they can’t, by definition, be superknowledgeable about every part of the body. So why not spread your bets and make a call to someone who really knows their stuff. Indeed, many of us have what we think of as ‘not-GPworthy niggles’ that could be fixed in a flash should we bypass the surgery to head straight to the specialist. Here are five key specialisms we think it could be well worth paying for.


PODIATRIST Mike O’Neill, spokesperson for the College of Podiatry

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Discover your #healthystressbuster of choice in our May issue of healthy, which features one of our favourite wellbeing warriors, Ella Mills (aka Deliciously Ella). We’ve rounded up 21 ways to conquer stress, including food to keep you calm and an exclusive feature on anxiety – take the quiz to find out how it affects you! Next up, give Easter a ‘bake-over’ with our inspiring recipe pages, featuring spelt hot buns and vegan ‘Snickers’ bars. Plus! We ask: do you need female Viagra? And are you born to be fat? Find out more in the brand new issue of healthy.