If you are travelling to Africa, the Caribbean, Central or South America, you should be aware of the risk of yellow fever virus transmission and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from infection. Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted primarily by mosquitoes. Yellow fever can lead to serious illness and even death. It is called ‘yellow fever’ because in serious cases, the skin turns yellow in colour. This is known as ‘jaundice’. Yellow fever is a quarantinable disease in Australia. If you have travelled through a yellow fever declared country, and you do not have More
Our regular doctors are : Dr Hany Georgeos is the practice principal, full time GP and also an accredited skin cancer doctor through the skin cancer college Australasia. Dr Georgeos is available to see all patients for either General practice or specific skin check up consultations. Dr Ereeny Khozam has special interest in women health, aged care and mental health and is available to see all patients. Dr Inoke Buadromo has long experience in General practice and is also available to see all patients including residential care patients.
If you have symptoms like chronic cough, wheeze, shortness of breath, or if you have been a smoker for a while and concerned about your health or if there is a family history of asthma and allergies then you may benefit from the spirometry. Spirometer is a very useful device, it is used to measure timed expired and inspired volumes, and from these we can calculate how effectively and how quickly the lungs can be emptied and filled. It is usually performed by the practice nurse and interpreted by one of our doctors. These measurements can indicate the condition More
Currently, one in six Australians has some form of hearing loss. With an ageing population, this statistic is predicted to increase to one in four people by 2050. The likelihood of experiencing hearing loss increases as we age; about 60 per cent of people aged over 60 have some form of hearing loss. Because age-related hearing loss occurs gradually, it’s common for people to be unaware their hearing is diminishing. When to get a hearing check Do you have trouble understanding people unless they are facing you? Do friends complain that your TV is too loud? Do you find it hard More
Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and being physically active is the best way to stay healthy and help reduce your risk of disease. To maintain a stable weight, your energy (kilojoule) intake needs to equal the energy you use. If you use more energy than you consume, you will lose weight. On the other hand, if you eat more than you use, you will gain weight. The general advice is : Cut down on high-calorie foods (Fattening foods ) like : fats (e.g. oils, butter, margarine, peanut butter and some nuts) , alcohol , refined carbohydrates (e.g. sugar, cakes, soft More