How to improve your gut health

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 [...]

By |July 5th, 2019|Clinic News|Comments Off on How to improve your gut health

How to manage stress

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 [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Clinic News|Comments Off on How to manage stress

We welcome a new GP to Bluff Road Medical – Dr Jason Lam

                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.

By |April 29th, 2019|Clinic News|Comments Off on We welcome a new GP to Bluff Road Medical – Dr Jason Lam

Looking after your feet

The importance of looking after your feet At Bluff Road Medical Centre, we offer the full suite of podiatry services on-site via the Sandringham Foot Centre (a branch of the Foot Centre Group). The team includes experienced podiatrists who have been looking after feet for more than 35 years collectively. In this article, podiatrist Bianca [...]

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Meningococcal update

Meningococcal update: what you need to know about recent changes The Federal Government recently announced a new national program to vaccinate teenagers aged 14 to 19 against Meningococcal A, C, W and Y. Over the next four years, over one million teenagers will receive free vaccination against these strains of the illness. What is Meningococcal? [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Clinic News|Comments Off on Meningococcal update

What you should know about dementia

Everything you need to know about dementia With Dementia Australia’s annual Memory Walk and Jog coming up, Dr Bill Walker provides an overview of what dementia is. Melbourne’s Memory Walk and Jog will be held on May 5. The event aims to encourage Aussies to ‘get active and beat dementia’. 1) What is dementia? Dementia [...]

By |February 26th, 2019|Clinic News|Comments Off on What you should know about dementia

Mental Health and Well being Talks

Dr Susan Barnett together with her family therapist & counselor colleague Dagmar Marek, are now conducting regular monthly talks at Bluff Road Medical offering clients strategies promoting wellness and better mental health. They will occur on the First Thursday evening of each month and cover a range of mental health topics. For further information please visit or see the attached [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Clinic News|Comments Off on Mental Health and Well being Talks

Altitude Sickness

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 [...]

By |January 30th, 2019|Clinic News|Comments Off on Altitude Sickness

Skin Cancer Checks

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 [...]

By |December 21st, 2018|Clinic News|Comments Off on Skin Cancer Checks

Q and A with our cardiologist

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 [...]

By |November 30th, 2018|Clinic News|Comments Off on Q and A with our cardiologist