Clinic News

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 [...]

Q&A with our GP Lactation Consultant

Lactation 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 [...]

Children’s Talking Matters: News on Speech therapy

Children's Speech Therapy 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 [...]

It’s National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week National Diabetes Week usually runs for 1 week in July. For the past 3 years, 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 [...]

It’s Bowel Cancer awareness month

It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Bowel Cancer Awareness 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 [...]

Protect your family against the flu

Protect Your Family Against The Flu Book your Flu Shot 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 [...]

Multiple Birth Awareness Week

Multiple Birth Awareness Week 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 and explains why accessing [...]

Tips For Managing Seasickness

Tips For Managing Seasickness Seasickness Seasickness can ruin sea voyages for sufferers. Although anyone can get seasickness in severe conditions, some 20-30% of the population are more prone, especially migraine sufferers, women and children. Situations that increase susceptibility include changes in boat motion, on-board reading, heavy weather, passenger fatigue and even extreme smells. In this article, [...]

Why You Should Book a Skin Cancer Check-Up Today

Why You Should Book a Skin Cancer Check-Up Today Skin Cancer About 30 Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer every day and two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they’re 70. What’s more, Australia has one of the highest incidence of melanoma in the world and it’s continuing to [...]