Watching your baby learn how to communicate is one of the most rewarding experiences of being a new parent. In this article, we share some suggestions for parents wanting to help develop their little one’s communication skills, based on recommendations by Speech Pathology Australia. Read on to discover the indictors of when to seek help. [...]
As the sun almost sets on 2019, it’s time to reflect on the year that was. It’s been a big year for us at Bluff Road Medical Centre and a big year in medicine generally. In 2019, there’s been much more awareness surrounding health and wellness, which is great to see. Mental health made headlines [...]
Top tips for a healthy summer diet Food is how we celebrate and show love. It’s often part of our culture and there’s rarely a social occasion where food isn’t involved. However, throughout the festive season, it’s easy to overdo the calories, thereby putting on unwanted kilos and not feeling our best. In this article, [...]
Shining a light on adolescent mental health Adolescence can be a challenging time, particularly for those faced with mental health concerns. According to Beyond Blue, evidence suggests half of all mental health conditions emerge by the age of 14, and three-quarters by the age of 24. In this article, Bluff Road Medical Centre Clinical Psychologist [...]
Are you up-to-date with your measles vaccinations? Given the recent cases of measles in Victoria, it’s a timely reminder to check your vaccination records to make sure you’re up-to-date. In this article, we explain why you may need a measles booster shot. What is measles? Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can survive [...]
Bluff Road Medical Centre recently welcomed a new doctor to our practice, Dr Jason Lam. Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, and we are so excited to have him on board. Please read on to find out more about Jason and his incredible talents. How did you end up a [...]
We welcome Dr Peter Cheng, our new GP Registrar. He loves all facets of Family Medicine with special interests in Chronic Disease management, Children's health and Skin Cancer. He will be consulting all weekdays from August. Click here to know more about Dr Cheng.
How to improve your gut health The human body contains around 40 trillion bacteria, many of which reside inside the intestines. These bacteria play an important role in your overall health and well being. Dietary choices can affect the gut flora, or intestinal microbiota, inside your body. In this article, Dietician Sarah Smith offers some [...]
How to manage stress In today’s busy world, it’s not uncommon for people to feel stressed. If left unchecked, stress can lead to a variety of health concerns, including anxiety and depression. In this article, Dr Susan Barnett, a GP counsellor at Bluff Road Medical Centre, shares some practical tips to help keep stress levels [...]
We welcome a new GP to Bluff Road Medical - Dr Jason Lam. Interests: Sports & Dance Medicine, Dermatology & Skin cancer medicine, Minimally scarring surgery, Hand Injury. Consults: Wednesday & Fridays from April 2019.