Meet our new doctor

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 [...]

How to improve your gut health

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 tips to enhance your [...]

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 [...]

Looking after your feet

Podiatry 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 David explains why it’s important to [...]

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? [...]

What you should know about dementia

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 aims to encourage Aussies to ‘get active and beat dementia’. 1) What is dementia? Dementia is a degeneration of the brain cell tissue. It’s thought to be caused by a protein [...]

Altitude Sickness

Tips for managing altitude sickness 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 prevent [...]

Skin Checks

Getting a skin check At Bluff Road 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 lesions. In [...]

Q and A with our Cardiologist

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 article, we [...]

5 Tips to improve your mental health

5 Tips to Improve Mental Health 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 [...]