Tips for travelling in high places Before travelling overseas, it’s important to get any required vaccinations, organise travel health insurance, and research any health risks specific to your destination. With many of the world’s most incredible holiday spots located at high elevations, these risks may include altitude illness. Read on for advice on how to [...]
Have you had your skin checked lately? At our medical centre, we offer a comprehensive skin cancer screening service. Our team includes some of the industry’s most highly regarded skin cancer doctors, including both male and female practitioners. We also have state-of-the-art digital imaging to monitor your skin and identify any changes to moles or [...]
Meet our cardiologist, Dr Ian Matthews Dr Ian Matthews has been offering cardiology consulting services at Bluff Road Medical Centre since April. Dr Matthews completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 2008 and is a general cardiologist with a special interest in arrhythmia management, syncope and cardiac device management. In this [...]
Taking steps to stay mentally healthy is as important as looking after one’s physical health. After all, good mental health allows you to cope with life’s challenges, connect with others and lead a full life. Here are 5 simple tips to look after and improve your mental health, courtesy of our Clinical and Health Psychologist, [...]
At Bluff Road Medical Centre, we are lucky enough to have an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and General Practitioner on hand. Dr Anita Bearzatto consults with families experiencing lactation (breastfeeding) problems and other issues related to maternal and child health. In this article, we learn a little more about Dr Anita, the services she [...]
Now that spring has arrived, there’s no better time to re-evaluate your health and wellbeing. Here are our top 5 tips for healthy living this spring. Remember, if you need help making any lifestyle changes, we can assist! Tip #1: Increase your physical activity If you’ve been hibernating during the winter months, it’s time to [...]
We welcome a new GP to Bluff Road Medical - Dr Sara Tarafi. Interests: Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Preventative Health and Weight Management, General Skin & Dermatology conditions, Chronic Disease Management. Consults: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from late August.
For many parents, hearing their child’s first words can be a delight. Children typically begin to say their first words around their first birthday, but the precursors to that begin much earlier as children babble and imitate the sounds and words they hear. For some parents the absence of first words, or delayed speech brings [...]
Bluff Road Medical Centre is delighted to welcome back Dr. Jim McDonald after a brief retirement. Jim recommences consulting on Wednesday 4th of July, he will specialise in male and female health checks. Initially he will work Wednesday and Thursday mornings. To book an appointment phone 9598 6244.
National Diabetes Week runs from July 8 to 14. This year, the theme is, ‘It’s About Time’. The focus is on raising awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a serious condition whereby the body can’t maintain healthy levels of glucose (a key [...]