Clinic News

Japanese Encephalitis – Warning for travellers

Travellers to countries in South East Asia, including Bali and Thailand are being encouraged to vaccinate themselves against Japanese Encephalitis in light of a recent spike in reported infections. Japanese encephalitis is a rare viral illness spread by mosquitoes...

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Reminder – Thunderstorm Asthma

    Although it does not happen every year, the events that unfolded in 2016 were a powerful reminder that it is best to be over prepared than under prepared. So what should we do to prepare ourselves? If you have known asthma ensure you have an asthma...

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Unsettled or Crying Babies – Colic

  By Dr Lisa Prichard Crying is a normal part of your baby’s development. We sometimes use the term ‘colic’ which suggests there is an illness causing your baby’s crying. We now understand that prolonged episodic crying in young babies is common and usually normal....

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Whats on in Spring?

September is World Prostate Health Awareness Month Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia, affecting one in seven men. There are around 20,000 new diagnoses and sadly, close to 3500 deaths annually. All men over 50 years (or over 40...

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Global Physical Activity Survey

It has been well established that participation in regular physical activity has a multitude of health benefits. It can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, dementia and certain types of cancer. It can also improve emotional,...

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Dr Sharon Woolf’s retirement from the partnership

We had a lovely dinner to celebrate Dr Sharon Woolf's retirement from the partnership of Glen Iris Medical Group recently. Sharon started the practice in 1981 as a solo GP and has left the partnership with a healthy and vibrant practice of 12 Doctors, 3 nurses and 12...

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The Turmeric Trend

Move over acai bowls and matcha lattes… there is a new ‘super’ ingredient in town and if you believe the marketing, it would seem just about anything can be fixed with turmeric! Turmeric is a widely available spice that comes from the Turmeric plant, part of the...

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Fee Increase

Dear Patients, Due to the increasing costs of running a General Practice and the continued freeze on Medicare rebates, we are increasing our fees effective 1st September, 2018.  This decision has not been taken lightly and fee increases have been kept to a minimum....

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

      by Dr Jenny Alexander Having unprotected sex can put you at risk of sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. Among those at high risk of STIs are young people, men who have sex with men, and middle-aged people who have started dating again after separation or...

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An Introduction to the NDIS

  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to provide reasonable and necessary support for all Australians aged 65 years and under who have permanent and significant disabilities. It has been rolling out progressively across Australia since 2016. Once...

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Mindfulness Meditation

There are many tools and practices that can be used to help people with cope with stress, anxiety, depression and grief. Mindfulness is one of these techniques and it has been used extensively in psychological practice for many decades. Mindfulness is about learning...

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