Immunisation protects against a range of preventable diseases and infections. Childhood immunisations, catch up immunisations, travel immunisations and occupational health immunisations are amongst the range of immunisations provided.
It is important to be aware of the latest WHO (World Health Organisation) recommendations for travel to any part of the world. Travel medicine has a focus on health promotion and may include travel vaccinations, up to date travel information, malaria prevention, education and awareness of the local culture or region to help prevent accidents and injuries.
Many Australians suffer with depression and anxiety. This impacts the person, their family and loved ones. Mental health issues reduce your enjoyment of life and make you less productive and impair your social interactions.
Some occupations have increased risk of injury or illness, and doctors specialising in occupational medicine aim to ensure that high standards of health and safety at work are maintained. Occupational medicine may include but is not limited to treatment, management and prevention of injuries, return to work planning, pre-employment medicals and WorkCover consultations.
Obesity is defined as an individual with a BMI of 30 or more. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms with height in meters square. A BMI of 26-29 is considered over weight. As you are aware that there are many health related problems linked to obesity just to name some like diabetes, cardiovascular disease etc. Obesity and overweight is not always related to overeating or poor lifestyle, which majority of people think. There are increasing recent evidence that multiple factor play important role. Our doctor is happy to discuss your needs and most importantly identify any underlying factor.
Lung cancer is the 4th leading cause of death among Australians (2015). Smoking not only affects your health but people around you as well. We understand that its not easy to quit smoking. Our GP can recommend different interventions depending on your need. Interventions include oral medication like champix and zyban, nicotine patches, gums and lozenges etc. Hypnotherapy is another option which you can discuss with your GP.
A home medicines review involves you, your doctor and a specially trained pharmacist working together to help you manage
your medicines. The pharmacist will visit you in your home and go through your medicines with you, or your carer. They will
answer any questions and make suggestions to you and your doctor to help you get the best from your medicines.