• Aviation
    Medicals

    Dr Brandon Head is a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner offering Class II and IV Medical Examinations to the aviation fraternity.

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  • Executive
    Medicals

    Dr Brandon Head is experienced in conducting executive health & wellness and corporate medical assessments.

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  • Travel
    Medicine

    Dr Brandon Head has a wealth of knowledge and vast experience in travel health education, vaccination and prophylaxis.

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About Dr Head

Dr Brandon Head

Professional Overview of Dr Brandon Head

Dr Head qualified at the University of Witwatersrand in 1989 with an MBBCh and he entered general practice in 1992.

During this time, he practiced as part of a dynamic medical team in a Corporate Wellness Clinic in Johannesburg. Part of his mandate was to develop clinic practice protocols. He conducted comprehensive executive medicals in partnership with the biokineticists at the Corporate Wellness Gym.

His passion for exercise, sport and wellness in medicine, as well as preventative care led him to complete his MSc in Sports Medicine at the University of Pretoria

Dr Head is a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME), currently qualified to perform Class II and IV aviation medical examinations.

He is in the process of qualifying as a Senior DAME and will then offer the full range of aviation medicals (Class I, II, III and IV)

Qualifications Overview

MBBCh - University of the Witwatersrand
MSc (Sports Medicine) - University of Pretoria
Travel Medicine - University of the Witwatersrand
Designated Aviation Medical Examiner - Institute for Aviation Medicine/University of Pretoria

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Class 2 and 4 Aviation MEdical Examinations

Aviation Medical Examinations

Class II Aviation Medical Examination
The Class II medical certificate standard applies to holders of a Recreational Pilot Licence, Private Pilot Licence and a Commercial Pilot (Balloon) Licence, Remote Pilot License/RPL/Drone pilots licence
Validity: 60 months if under and 36 months if over 40 years
Cost: Please contact us for pricing

Class IV Aviation Medical Examination
The Class IV medical certificate standard applies to holders of a Glider, Balloon, Microlight, Gyroplane pilot's licence.
Validity: 24 months if under 40 and 12 months if over 40 years
Cost: Please contact us for pricing

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Executive/Corporate Medical Examinations, Johannesburg

Executive/Corporate Medical Examinations

Dr Brandon Head has a special interest in Executive Health and Wellness and is experienced in conducting comprehensive executive medical assessments - for individual private patients, or on behalf of corporate companies - to aid the prevention and early diagnosis of the most common lifestyle-related ailments such as coronary disorders and diabetes; to reduce health risks, manage illness and help achieve a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

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Travel Medicine/Travel Clinic, Sandton

Travel Medicine

Dr Brandon Head has a wealth of knowledge and vast experience in travel health education, vaccination and prophylaxis.

During your travel health consultation, you will be informed of potential travel health risks, and how to sensibly avoid them, optimising your travel experience. Vaccine recommendations based on your health profile, destination and travel risks will be made. He stocks a full range of travel vaccines including Yellow Fever.

Dr Head is also experienced in the management of all aspects of malaria including preventative measures, chemo-prophylaxis and disease diagnosis and management.

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What does the Aviation medical exam include?

Depending on the individual, medical screenings may include any/all of the following tests and may include off-site tests such as pathology tests or X-rays:

  • All Initial examinations require a Chest X-ray.
  • Height and age to weight analysis
  • Family history questionnaire
  • Full physical examination
  • Health risk and lifestyle assessment and consultation session to identify your approach to nutrition, physical fitness, stress management, smoking cessation. alcohol use and personal safety.
  • Body Fat Analysis
  • Multi-stage treadmill ECG or resting ECG, which demonstrates changes in the heart’s electrical activity, damage such as blocked arteries or irregular heartbeats.
  • Pathology tests i.e. Lipogram, Cholesterol, Uric Acid, Blood Sugar, Mineral Elements – potassium, HIV/Aids test if required, Blood and platelet count, Thyroid function tests. These tests detect indications of anemia, low grade infection, diabetes, thyroid disease, gout, liver and kidney disease and can highlight cardiac or stroke risk factors.
  • Lung Function Test – detects emphysema, bronchitis, asthma and or other pulmonary problems. As we age, our lung capacity tends to decrease and annual tests record lung functioning over time.
  • Hearing tests – most individual tend to underestimate the degree of hearing impairment and delay using hearing aids.
  • Visual Acuity Tests

Additional tests or medical reports may be required following the complete history and examination.

A full written report will be sent to you after your visit. It contains details of your test results and recommendations for your personal well-being, advice on lifestyle to help improve you health and reduce the risk of illness.

Before your Visit

  • Bookings are essential.
  • Allow for at least an hour for your Appointment.
  • Arrive 15 mins early to complete paperwork.
  • Make sure you are well rested.
  • Wear suitable clothing an drunning shoes/trainers if you require an exercise ECG o the treadmill
  • Avoid high sugar meals, caffeine, tobacco and stimulant type medication prior to your examination.
  • Eat a light meal beforehand.
  • Bring your glasses or contact lenses along for eye tests.
  • Bring along a legal identity document and your previous aviation licence (if this is a follow up medical)

Contact

  reception@drbrandonhead.joburg
  010-448-0900
  Postnet Suite 492, Private Bag X26, Sunninghill 2157
  1 Kukuyu rd, Sunninghill, Sandton, 2157
 Monday to Friday 08h30 to 17h00, closed on Public Holidays