Understanding your cholesterol reading

June 21, 2012 9:21 am Your cholesterol reading on your blood test is made up of: good cholesterol (HDL) bad cholesterol (LDL) some other minor lipid particles that are not routinely measured on pathology testing triglycerides LDL – bad cholesterol Vascular risk is mainly concerned with your bad cholesterol (LDL). And for most people, your LDL should be around 3.0… View Article

Why have a V-Scan?

April 20, 2012 1:11 pm A V-Scan helps improve your likelihood of ageing without chronic illness by enabling us to screen your internal organ systems.   We can check your internal organs for heart failure, leaking heart valves and aneurysms (dilatation) of your aorta, as well as checking your abdominal organs for signs of cancer and other diseases before they… View Article

Introducing the V-Scan

April 11, 2012 4:45 pm V-Scan enables us to screen your internal organs Exciting new health assessment technology enables you to know, not just hope, you are healthy inside and out. We are proud to be the first in Australia to offer you the V-Scan. You can watch the video of Dr Cummins demonstrating how the V-Scan works or you… View Article

Better to be a fit fatty or an unfit skinny?

April 11, 2012 7:30 am Why do we do the exercise stress test at Executive Medicine? As many of you know, it is NOT a great test for blocked arteries – a CT angiogram is a better test for this. However we still do the stress test as a measure of fitness to check for arrhythmias and blood pressure response… View Article

Introducing the V-Scan handheld ultrasound

March 1, 2012 8:02 am V-Scan Demonstration Video Hi. I’m John Cummins. The purpose of this video is to demonstrate to you the ultrasound technology that we use here at Executive Medicine. I first found out about this reading in cardiology journals about the power of this little handheld device. Transcript of Introducing the VScan Video What intrigued me as… View Article

Ovarian cancer

February 21, 2012 7:49 am What EVERY woman NEEDS to know Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cause of cancer death in women in Australia. 1 in every 100 women will die from this disease before the age of 85. While not nearly as common as deaths from breast, colon and lung cancer (all of which are potentially preventable… View Article


February 7, 2012 3:11 pm Dr Cummins had the opportunity to take part in the inaugural CEO Cookoff on Monday, February 6th to raise awareness around food security and one of Australia’s major social issues, homelessness. The CEO CookOff is a joint initiative of OzHarvest and Qantas. John mingled among 30 top-notch chefs and 150 CEO’S, including Neil Perry, Bill… View Article