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Flu & COVID vaccinations

  Our annual Flu Vaccination Clinics have now finished for the season. If you still require a Flu/COVID vaccination, please phone the practice to book an appointment with one of our Nurses. Alternatively, patients can also receive these vaccinations at a local pharmacy. There is a $40 charge to see the Nurse for a Flu

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NEVER MISS A BEAT – HEART WEEK 6TH – 12TH MAY

NEVER MISS A BEAT… With Heart Week approaching on the 6th May it provides an opportunity for everyone to start a conversation about heart health and take positive steps to reduce their heart disease risk. This Heart Week, speak to your GP about a Heart Health Check. As part of the check, your doctor will

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Practice Accreditation & Improvement Survey

As part of our three-yearly accreditation process, as well as our commitment to provide our patients with the highest quality medical care, we are currently conducting a Practice Accreditation & Improvement Survey. We aim to use this feedback to better our care and service experience for all our patients. We would be very grateful if

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Dr Pearl Mak speaks about the importance of Pre/Post – Conception care

Preconception and post-conception checks are essential for ensuring a healthy pregnancy and baby. Here’s an overview of what each entails: Preconception Checks: Medical History Review: The healthcare provider will review both partners’ medical histories, including any pre-existing conditions, medications, and previous pregnancies. Genetic Screening: Screening for genetic disorders or hereditary conditions can help identify potential

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March is Endometriosis Awareness month

Endometriosis is a common disease where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body. Nearly 1 million Australian girls, women, and those assigned female at birth* live with endometriosis at some point in their life, with the disease often starting in teenagers. Symptoms are variable and

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Monday 11th March – Public Holiday

Glen Iris Medical Group will be closed Monday 11th March due to the Labour Day 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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February Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

February Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Each year in Australia around 1,815 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In most cases the cancer will be diagnosed at an advanced stage, where it is very difficult to treat. We need progress. Let’s get vocal. Please contact your GP for support or if you experience any symptoms.

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Primary Health Care Nurses Day

Today is Primary Health Care Nurses Day. Primary health care is the cornerstone of our health care system. Primary health care is the first point of contact for individuals and families with the health care system and plays a pivotal role in prevention, early intervention, and ongoing care. It is a day where we show

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Diabetic/Low Carb Weight Management – by Dr Sharon Woolf

In the last two years I have become aware of an amazing fact – that a low carbohydrate approach to diet can reverse up to 50% of type 2 diabetes and 90% of pre-diabetes. Traditionally, type 2 diabetes was thought of as a relentless, progressive disease, requiring more and more medication to control it, and

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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

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After-Hours Doctor Service

Glen Iris Medical Group provides an after-hours service to existing patients of the practice. The after-hours doctor service provides medical care for non-life-threatening illness or injuries that require immediate attention but are not severe enough for an emergency room visit. From 6.00pm – 11.00pm weekdays, after-hours care is provided by our doctors. From 11.00pm –

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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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