Preventative Health Care


Experienced and friendly physicians in Sydney CBD deliver our preventative treatment and support.

our Difference

Providing preventative health care for 20+ years for 1000s of clients.

Our goal at Executive Medicine is for you to live a long and healthy life with your families, undisturbed by disease or illness.

We care about your health and the health of your family. That’s why we focus on the early detection and prevention of illnesses through our preventative health care service, so you can continue to thrive in your personal and professional life.

With a range of tests specifically designed for your needs as you age, our health assessments evaluate your current state of health and any health risks and provide you with an actionable plan to maintain and improve your health and well-being.

OUR preventative health care Service

Our preventative health care service begins with a comprehensive health assessment, complete with suitable testing procedures delivered in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, regardless of your age, current health status, or medical history.

All our health assessments incorporate blood and urine testing and a physical examination.

Our detailed assessments are perfectly suited to all individuals, but especially individuals with a more complex medical history and who may have more risk factors associated with their health.

The biggest risk factor for illness is age, so the older you are, the more time you will need to have a thorough assessment to meet your needs fully.

Our full health assessments take approximately two hours at our practice, which is conveniently located in the Grace Hotel, 77 York Street.

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Dr John Cummins, Founder of Executive Medicine


Here are a few kind words from recent clients of Executive Medicine.

“I had a complete checkup with Executive Medicine and a really fantastic experience with Tim Reus and Dr. John Cummins. They analyze and try to understand all your health concerns and explain everything clearly, showing different possibilities and solutions for what you need most. They take in account your diet, exercise habits, lifestyle, and more and put all that together with your exams to evaluate your condition and point what you need to work to get better results with your health. Strongly recommend Executive Medicine team.”

Dan Takayoshi – Sept. 2023

“Executive Medicine and Dr John Cummins provides a service that should be one that all have available to them. Having an annual check allows for a wholistic and proactive approach to your health and well-being, including early detection of any health issues. The care the team provides is fantastic. Highly recommended.”

Daniel Davis – Nov. 2023

“My organization has used Executive Medicine for our executive fitness assessments, and they were amazing. Truly professional and great communication. We will continue to utilize their services for years to come. I cannot recommend them high enough for health assessments.”

Blair Moses – Dec. 2023

You can verify and read more of our client’s generous reviews on our Google Business page located here.


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At Executive Medicine, we believe preventative health care, also known as preventive medicine or prophylaxis, is the measures taken to prevent illness and diseases rather than treating them once they have occurred.

We focus on maintaining health and well-being to reduce the risk of illness and disease. We do this by focusing on three key areas: regular health check ups, encouraging better lifestyle choices and coaching on things like diet, stress and sleep.

Key Takeaways

  • Preventative health is crucial for reducing the risk of chronic diseases and enhancing quality of life, focusing on risk factors like obesity, smoking, and poor nutrition. It includes strategies such as comprehensive weight management and regular exercise.
  • Sydney’s robust preventative health initiatives encompass community-based programs, government-supported immunizations, and early detection screenings to address and manage health risks at a population level.
  • Choosing the right healthcare provider for preventative care involves evaluating expertise, qualifications, and the range of services offered, including regular health check-ups, health screenings, immunizations, and lifestyle coaching.

Understanding Preventative Health

More often than not, the path to better health is paved with the decisions we make every day. These decisions, small as they may seem, can act as critical risk factors, shaping our health outcomes in the long run. Adopting a proactive approach towards health indeed paves the way for improved well-being.

Weight management, for instance, is a fundamental aspect of preventative health and wellness. It’s not about temporary diets or quick fixes but about cultivating a healthy lifestyle that stands the test of time. A well-rounded weight management strategy includes a comprehensive range of interventions, from dietary advice and regular exercise to stress management, aimed at sustaining healthy habits and preventing chronic conditions.

The role of preventative medicine

Medicine holds a central role within the domain of preventative health. It’s not just about treating diseases but preventing them before they occur. Preventative medicine upholds health by proactively preventing illnesses, reducing disease burden, and implementing preventive measures such as vaccination and health promotion.

The profound impact of preventative medicine on enhancing the quality of life is undeniable. Reducing the incidence of chronic diseases and disabilities enhances mental well-being and exerts a significant influence on conditions such as diabetes and cancer. This leads to better health outcomes in the long run, improving the quality of life for individuals and easing the burden on the healthcare system. Medical research is crucial in advancing our understanding and application of preventative medicine.

Key Risk Factors and Chronic Conditions

Unfortunately, Australia has a high occurrence of chronic conditions and poor health, such as:

  • obesity
  • dementia
  • diabetes
  • stroke

These conditions contribute to nearly 90% of deaths in the country, with about 40% of them being preventable.

Lifestyle factors such as smoking, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and harmful use of alcohol are significant contributors to these chronic conditions. For instance, unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are significant contributors to diabetes, while obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Recognizing these risk factors is the first step towards prevention and better health.

Addressing lifestyle risks

Confronting lifestyle risks forms an essential component of preventative health. The primary lifestyle risk factors linked to chronic disease encompass:

  • Lack of physical activity
  • Poor nutrition
  • Tobacco use
  • Excessive alcohol use

Adopting a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, including heart disease. Here are some key habits to consider:

  • Regular physical activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Avoiding tobacco
  • Limiting alcohol consumption

Adopting these healthier habits and making appropriate lifestyle changes can enhance quality of life whilst decreasing the cost of healthcare.

Embracing Health Assessments

Health assessments form an indispensable element of our preventative health strategy. They provide a proactive way to manage individual health by identifying potential risks and creating personalized prevention plans.

As an integral part of health assessments, screenings provide us with essential health metrics that aid in quantifying progress and managing risk factors as you age. The goal of our health assessment and coaching is to help you achieve optimal health.

Types of health assessments

There are a variety of health assessments available to accommodate individual needs; however, at Executive Medicine, we keep it simple and have a comprehensive health assessment that covers all bases. You may hear of initial, focused, time-lapsed, and emergency assessments.

A general health check-up, for instance, includes a discussion of medical history, family history of disease, and lifestyle factors such as diet, weight, physical activity, alcohol use, and smoking. On the other hand, an executive health assessment provides a thorough and all-encompassing health screening tailored for high-level executives, including a consultation with a Medical Practitioner and assessments related to physical activity.

Embracing Health Assessments

Sydney leads in preventative health, with a multitude of initiatives targeting the enhancement of overall health and wellbeing. These initiatives include early detection programs like cancer screening and newborn bloodspot testing, along with immunization programs aimed at preventing vaccine-preventable diseases.

Community-based preventative health programs in Sydney offer a range of services, including:

  • Prevention
  • Early intervention
  • Clinical care coordination
  • Maintenance
  • Rehabilitative support services

They also provide free online resources on diabetes management and prevention.

Government-supported programs

Government-backed programs have a pivotal role in Sydney’s preventative health endeavours. These programs focus on research, funding, and implementing strategies to address risk factors and promote prevention.

The government supports various preventative health programs in Sydney, including:

  • Immunisation programs
  • Early detection programs such as cancer screening
  • Programs that promote healthy lifestyles and exercise for individuals with chronic and mental health conditions.

Community-based efforts

Community-led actions are equally fundamental to Sydney’s preventative health initiatives. These efforts involve collaborations with local organizations, healthcare providers, and educational institutions. Community-based health initiatives in Sydney offer a comprehensive range of health services and programs that address the needs of individuals across their entire lifecycles.

Key organizations that focus on community-based preventative health efforts in Sydney include:

  • The Prevention Research Collaboration
  • Local community health services
  • Funded non-governmental organizations (NGOs), particularly in the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

These organizations significantly contribute to preventative health by providing a range of services that encompass prevention, early intervention, assessment, treatment, maintenance, and continuing care.

Choosing the Right Healthcare Provider

Here are a few words of advice on selecting an appropriate healthcare provider, which is vital to successful preventative care. Healthcare providers offering preventative health services should possess:

  • Education and training in delivering patient-centered care
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice
  • Familiarity with the guidelines for preventive healthcare.

The efficacy of preventative care is significantly influenced by the services rendered by a healthcare provider. Services should focus on illness prevention and early detection of certain diseases to ensure effective preventative care.

Evaluating expertise and qualifications

Appraising a provider’s expertise and qualifications assures their ability to deliver top-notch preventative care. In Sydney, confirming a healthcare provider’s registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and gathering patient feedback through evaluations, reviews, and suggestions is advisable.

Continuous support also plays a crucial role in the success of preventative healthcare. It facilitates ongoing detection programs, provides access to primary care, and fosters effective patient engagement, all of which are essential for early detection and maintaining health.


What is preventative health?

Preventative health aims to identify and address potential health issues before they become serious, promoting overall wellness. It involves proactive measures to maintain health and well-being.

What are the key risk factors for chronic conditions?

The key risk factors for chronic conditions include smoking, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and harmful use of alcohol. These factors significantly contribute to the development of chronic illnesses.

What is the importance of health assessments in preventative health?

Health assessments are important in preventative health as they allow for proactively identifying potential risks and creating personalised prevention plans.


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