“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 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


Not sleeping well? You’re not alone! So, get your pyjamas on, make yourself a hot chocolate, snuggle in and have a look at this article!

Up to 40% of older adults experience common (and normal) sleep issues. These include light …


Asthma is a common lung condition in which the airways become narrow making it hard to breath leading to wheeze, cough and shortness of breath.  Approximately 1 in 10 children have asthma and it is one of the most common …

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