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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic medical condition in which levels of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood become too high. Over time this can lead to complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, amputations and …

by Dr Georgia Page

”T” is for Throat!

This is the third and final article in a series of three, covering conditions involving the Ears, Nose and Throat. This one is for the letter T, throat. The throat is the front part of the neck, and starts at …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

“N” is for Nose!

In the second of my three articles on Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) issues affecting children, I will tackle ‘N’… which stands for Nose! GPs see many issues affecting the nasal passages, ranging from snuffly babies, to allergic rhinitis, to …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

”Can You Please Bulk Bill Me?”

We are a privately billing practice, but we are often asked to bulk bill.

Often, we will try to comply, we are human and we do care, but it places incredible strain on the surgery.

When doctors bulkbill, patients often …

Travel Vaccinations in Seniors

Travelling is an exciting time and it has become easier and more popular than ever before. If retirement is on the cards this means more time to travel and explore the world. However, its not so exciting if you get …

by Dr Georgia Page

‘E’ is for Ear – Otitis Media

Middle ear infections are a very common reason for kids to come and see their doctor and are a leading cause of hearing loss, particularly in developing countries. This is the first of three articles on Ear Nose and Throat …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

BEDWETTING IN CHILDREN

Bedwetting is a common problem in school age children and a frequent cause of worry and stress  for families.  The good new is that most children grow out of it over time.

The fancy word for wetting the bed at …

by Dr Georgia Page

Medication Check Up!

About 2/5 of Australians, aged over 50  and 2/3 of Australians aged over 75 years old, take five or more medications every day. Older Australians taking five or more medications are twice as likely to report a side effect or …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

Does My Child Have Autism?

Developmental and behavioural problems are common in young children. In the majority of cases behavioural difficulties are temporary and normal development is achieved. But how do we know if a young child’s behaviour is within normal limits or when could …

Vaccination for the over 65s

The focus on vaccination is often on children but what about our over 65 population? Older people suffer higher rates of serious illness and death from infectious diseases such an influenza, pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster. This is because as …

by Dr Georgia Page

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