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New Lactation & Breastfeeding Support Service

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At Brighton Family and Women’s clinic we are excited to offer a Lactation and Breastfeeding Support Service to existing and new patients. The service is managed by GP Dr Kate Naylor and supported by Registered Midwife/Nurse Sancha O’Donoghue, both experienced, Internationally Certified Lactation Consultants. Together Dr Kate and Sancha will complete a comprehensive assessment of … Continue reading New Lactation & Breastfeeding Support Service

Flu Season 2017

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This years flu season is hitting us hard. The cases of reported influenza are on the increase and we anticipate seeing more over the next couple of weeks. Below is a link to some useful information from a government website. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/flu-influenza Also some information about incubation periods, taken from the website for Influenza Control Guidelines … Continue reading Flu Season 2017

Clinic opening hours for school holidays: 25th Sept until 6th Oct

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Due to doctors being on leave from the 25th of September until October 6th the clinic will be closing from 6pm on all days except Wed 29th September. Wed 29th September we will be open until 8pm. This means that the last appointments, on all other days, will be 5.45pm. We will also be closed … Continue reading Clinic opening hours for school holidays: 25th Sept until 6th Oct

Dr Kate Naylor Joining Our Team

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We would like to introduce Dr Kate Naylor to our team at BFWC. Dr Naylor joined us on 1st July and is currently working Wednesday mornings and some Saturday mornings. You can book appointments with her online or by calling reception on 9592 0744. Dr Kate Naylor is an internationally accredited Lactation Consultant. She has … Continue reading Dr Kate Naylor Joining Our Team

Check Your Risk – Are You At Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

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3 in 5 Victorians are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Are you at risk of type 2 diabetes? Anyone can get it. Check your risk now – it will only take 3 minutes. The symptoms may not be obvious, so it’s important to check your risk. The good news is, once you … Continue reading Check Your Risk – Are You At Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

New Patient Appointment Reminders through HotDoc

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We are pleased to announce that we have implemented a new patient appointment reminder system through HotDoc. All patients that have a mobile number registered with us, will received an SMS confirmation link, 24 hours prior to your appointment. This SMS will have information about your appointment and also a link for you to confirm, … Continue reading New Patient Appointment Reminders through HotDoc

Dr Sophie Morris Re-Joining Our Team

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We are pleased to announce that Dr Sophie Morris is re-joining our team at Brighton Family & Women’s Clinic. Dr Morris will start consulting on Monday 6th February 2017, from 8am. She will be working Monday’s and Wednesday’s at this stage with the view to increasing hours as she is able. Appointments with Dr Sophie … Continue reading Dr Sophie Morris Re-Joining Our Team

My Health Record – An online summary of your health information

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My Health Record is a national secure online summary of your health information. Having a My Health Record means your important health information like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, test or scan reports can be accessed through one system. Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists and hospital staff can see it online from anywhere … Continue reading My Health Record – An online summary of your health information

Asthma Action Plan and Asthma Treatment

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What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic long-term condition that can be managed but never fully cured. Asthma affects the airways of your lungs causing them to narrow and swell, resulting in wheezing and difficulty breathing. During breathing air goes in through your nose or mouth to the upper airways, at which point it reaches … Continue reading Asthma Action Plan and Asthma Treatment

What you need to know about the 2016 Flu Season

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This year’s influenza vaccine will protect against four different strains of the virus, and will be rolled out in April, later than usual. The new vaccine will be provided on the National Immunisation Program. It is an upgrade on last year’s vaccine, which only protected against three strains, and this measure is in response to … Continue reading What you need to know about the 2016 Flu Season