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 [...]
June is bowel cancer awareness month, an initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia to raise awareness about the disease. Bowel cancer is the third most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia, affecting 1 in 13 people. The good news is about 90% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated when detected early. In [...]
(For general update about Flu and vaccine information please read our April blog). The RACGP and Australian Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy, are currently advising the Government on the timing of the launch of the Federal and State government higher risk group FREE influenza immunisation program. We now expect this program to be rolled [...]
The flu season is fast-approaching, which is why it’s so important to book in for your flu shot today! In this article, we explain some of the recent changes surrounding the influenza vaccine, following last year’s devastating flu season. In 2017, there were 1100 flu-related deaths in Australia. Having a yearly vaccination is the best [...]
Multiple Birth Awareness Week (March 11 to 18) As a parent, there can be many challenges associated with carrying, delivering and raising two or more children at once. To share some insight, we spoke to Australian Multiple Birth Awareness (AMBA) chairperson and mother to identical twin girls, Ashlee Tenberge. Ms Tenberge shares tips for parents [...]
New General Practitioner - Dr Mary Fonti Bluff Road Medical Centre will be welcoming Dr Mary Fonti to our medical team. She will be consulting on Fridays for skin conditions only.
Specialist Cardiologist - Dr Ian Matthews Bluff Road Medical Centre welcomes Ian to our medical team. He will be consulting fortnightly on a Thursday.
New General Practitioner - Dr Krish Dinesh Bluff Road Medical Centre will be welcoming Krish to our medical team. He will be consulting on Monday and Wednesday evening and Saturdays.