HEALTH NEWS - OCT 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our clinic newsletter where you will find information about topical health issues, upcoming events, recipes and suggestions to improve your health and well being.

In this edition:

  • My Health Record

  • Hay Fever

  • Ear Drops

  • Welcome Dr Preeti Gadgil

  • Healthy Recipe for Tuna and Avocado Salad

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As always, we welcome your feedback, so please let us know what you think!

Private Fee Increases - Effective 1st September 2018

Due to the continually rising costs of running the clinic, we will need to increase our private fees from the 1st of September 2018.

We are a mixed billing clinic, so the 80% of patients that we bulk-bill will not be impacted by this private fee increase.

This is the first time we have increased our private fees in our 4 years of operation and held off making these increases for as long as we could.

The two most common private fees are a Standard (#23) and Long (#36) consultation and these will increase by $5 and $11 respectively.

To find out more or to ask about a specific item number, please contact our Reception.  

Health News - April 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our clinic newsletter where you will find information about topical health issues, upcoming events, recipes and suggestions to improve your health and well being.

In this edition:

  • Flu Season Again

  • Measles

  • Kitchen Gardens

  • Cholesterol

  • Healthy Recipes for Shepherd's Pie and Vegetarian Burritos


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As always, we welcome your feedback, so please let us know what you think!

Health News - December 2017 & Holiday Opening Hours

Welcome to the latest edition of our clinic newsletter where you will find information about topical health issues, upcoming events, recipes and suggestions to improve your health and well being.

In this edition:

  • Thunderstorm Asthma
  • Know The Effects of Heat
  • Sun Protection
  • Festive Season Survival Tips
  • Healthy Recipes for Grilled Chicken & Peach Salad and Banana Fluff


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As always, we welcome your feedback, so please let us know what you think!


Holiday Opening Hours

Outside of the main public holidays, the clinic will be open over the Christmas and New Year period. Trading hours on the days we are open will remain the same.

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We will be closed on the following public holidays:

  • Monday 25th December
  • Tuesday 26th December
  • Monday 1st January

Hello Sunshine!

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The sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage also causes sunburn, tanning, premature ageing and eye damage. 
Skin cancer kills nearly 2,000 Australians each year – more than the national road toll – and two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.
The good news is you can cut your risk of skin cancer by using good sun protection. It's never too late for prevention, whether you're six months or 60 years old.

 

Think UV not heat

UV radiation isn’t like the sun’s light or heat, which we can see and feel. That means we usually don’t notice the damage until it’s too late. The UV level can be as high on a cold or cloudy day as it is when it is a scorching hot day. 
The free SunSmart app tells you when sun protection is recommended for your location and shows current UV levels. During the day's sun protection times, use all five SunSmart steps for the best level of protection.

  1. Slip on sun-protective clothing.
  2. Slop on SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outdoors and re-apply every two hours. 
  3. Slap on a broad-brimmed hat that protects your face, head, neck and ears.
  4. Seek shade.
  5. Slide on sunglasses.

 

Checking for skin cancer

Most skin cancer can be successfully treated if it is found early. But without treatment, skin cancer can be deadly.
Get to know your skin and what looks normal for you to help you find changes earlier. Check all of your skin, not just sun-exposed areas. If you notice anything unusual, including any change in shape, colour or size of a spot, or a new spot, visit your doctor as soon as possible.
Checking your skin regularly is also important if you have naturally dark skin. Although your risk of melanoma is lower, it is more likely to be found at a later, more dangerous stage than a person with lighter skin. 


More information

For more information and tips, visit the SunSmart website. Alternatively, book a visit with one of our GP's to discuss any more immediate concerns.

Health News - July 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of our clinic newsletter where you will find information about topical health issues, upcoming events, recipes and suggestions to improve your health and well being.

In this edition:

  • Colds and Flu
  • Breast Feeding
  • 45-49 Year Old Health Checks
  • Can you have too many antioxidants?
  • Ovarian Cancer - BEAT
  • Recipe for Mini Cheesecakes


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As always, we welcome your feedback, so please let us know what you think!

Health News - April 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of our clinic newsletter where you will find information about topical health issues, upcoming events, recipes and suggestions to improve your health and well being.

In this edition:

  • New staff members - a female GP and Registered Nurse
  • Flu shot info
  • My Health Record (online) explained
  • Understanding food labelling
  • Recipe for Beef Hotpot


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As always, we welcome your feedback, so please let us know what you think!

$10 out of pocket fee for all weekend bulk-billed appointments

What is changing?

Due to the rising costs of providing weekend services, it is necessary to charge an out of pocket fee to maintain the level of care our clinic provides.

Beginning on Saturday 4th March 2017, all weekend bulk-billed appointments will incur a $10 out of pocket fee.

 

Who will be affected?

The new $10 out of pocket fee will only apply to appointments on the weekend for patients who are normally bulk-billed. There are no changes to the full-fee paying patients as they already pay an out of pocket fee.

 

How is this fee paid?

This fee plus the rebate amount is payable in full on the day of your consultation.

For patients with a bank account registered with Medicare, we can submit an electronic claim on your behalf. The Medicare Benefit amount will then be repaid into your nominated bank account usually by the next business day. 


For more information, please call Medicare on 132 011 or ask at reception for a copy of the Medicare Bank Account Details Collection form.

This form is also available on the Department of Human Services website via this link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/forms/ms013


 

Health News - December 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of our clinic newsletter where you will find information about our Christmas Hours, topical health issues, upcoming events, recipes and suggestions to improve your health and well being.

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As always, we welcome your feedback, so please let us know what you think!

Health News - September 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of our clinic newsletter where you will find information about topical health issues, upcoming events, recipes and suggestions to improve your health and well being.

Please click on the link here to view the PDF newsletter.

As always, we welcome your feedback, so please let us know what you think!