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After-Hours Doctor Service

Glen Iris Medical Group provides an after-hours service to existing patients of the practice. An after-hours doctor service provides medical care and assistance outside regular business hours when most doctors clinics are closed. After-hours doctors provide medical care for non-life threatening illness and injuries that require immediate attention but are not severe enough for an

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New Covid-19 Vaccine XBB.1.5 – available after Mid December

Covid Vaccine XBB.1.5  should be available Mid December 2023. Most Omicron sub variants currently circulating in Australia are sub-lineages of XBB.1, hence the release of this new vaccine. Patients will be eligible for this new XBB.1.5 Covid 19 vaccine if you haven’t had a vaccine or been Covid Positive for =/>6 months. We will keep

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Dr Min Teo talks about Men’s Health #Movember

Movember is not only about growing moustaches but also about starting conversations and promoting a proactive approach to men’s health. It encourages men to be more open about their health concerns, seek medical advice when needed, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It has gained widespread recognition and participation, making it a global movement to address

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We welcome Dr Vivien Gu

We are pleased to announce that we have a new GP, Dr Vivien Gu, starting at Glen Iris Medical Group on Tuesday 14th November. Dr Vivien Gu graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2009. She has also completed a Diploma in Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Vivien completed her FRACGP in 2016. She has

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Melbourne Cup – Tuesday 7th November

Glen Iris Medical Group will be closed Tuesday 7th November for the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. If you require urgent medical treatment please call the locum on 9509 7633 or visit your local hospital. Stay well

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Thunderstorm Asthma

THUNDERSTORM ASTHMA Thunderstorm asthma is a rare but potentially life-threatening phenomenon that occurs when certain weather conditions combine with high levels of allergens to trigger severe asthma symptoms in susceptible individuals. Here’s how thunderstorm asthma typically occurs: Weather Conditions: Thunderstorm asthma events are more likely to happen on hot, windy days before a thunderstorm. These

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National Nutrition Week 15th – 21st October 2023

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR FOOD CHOICES CAN AFFECT THE WAY YOU FEEL? ENERGY SLUMPS, FEELING LOW AND DIFFICULTY SLEEPING CAN ALL BE THE RESULT OF POOR FOOD CHOICES.   Our health is precious and we want to enable every Australian to protect and nurture their body and mind. Vegetables are at the very centre of

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Shingrix Program Update

From November 1st 2023, older Australians will have access to the newest Shingles vaccine ‘Shingrix’ thanks to the Australian Government! It will now be part of the National Immunisation Program, providing free Shingrix vaccines for: Everyone aged 65 years and over, First Nations people aged 50 years and over, Immunocompromised people aged 18 years and

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What is MyMedicare? MyMedicare is a voluntary patient registration system that aims to formalise the relationship between patients, their general practice, general practitioner (GP) and primary care teams. When you register in MyMedicare, it will notify your general practice that you have chosen them as your regular care team. Additional funding will be available from

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Fee Increase

Dear Patients, We wish to advise that from the 1st of November 2023 there will be a small fee increase at Glen Iris Medical Group. While we have tried very hard to maintain our current fee structure, significantly increased costs over the last 12 months can no longer be absorbed. Appointment type Fee Medicare Rebate

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Women’s Health Week 4th – 8th September 2023

Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week will be held from 4 to 8 September 2023. This year’s program will feature new resources and information on hormones, PCOS, menopause, cervical screening self-collection, heart health, persistent pelvic pain and nutrition. Event registrations are open so sign up today to keep up to date with all the details. Regular health

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Asthma Week 1st – 7th September 2023

ASTHMA IS A LIFELONG CONDITION OF THE AIRWAYS About one in nine people in Australia have asthma, one of the highest rates in the world. Asthma is a serious condition that leads to the deaths of almost 400 Australians each year. But, in many cases, asthma is also a manageable condition and people can live

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National Stroke Week 7-13 August 2023

National Stroke Week 7-13 August 2023 Who is at risk? Stroke can happen to anyone of any age. Men are at greater risk of stroke and as they get older their risk increases. In saying that, stroke is preventable for many. Some of the causes within our control include high blood pressure, being overweight, smoking,

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Entering middle age presents a whole host of new health challenges for many people. Having a good grasp of your current state of health and a relationship with a GP who is familiar with your medical history can help you navigate middle age and the future more easily. The health assessment is for a patient

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Farewell Dr Matthew Thuy

We wish to advise that Dr Mathew Thuy is no longer consulting at Glen Iris Medical Group as he has decided to pursue other opportunities. His last day with us was the 11th June 2023.

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Men’s Health Week

International Men’s Health Week is celebrated every year around the world in the middle of June.
This year Men’s Health Week will take place from 12th – 18th June 2023.

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Kidney Health

This year Kidney Health Australia are continuing their efforts to reach and engage the 1.8 million Australians who are unaware they live with kidney disease.

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