Clinic news

Are you up-to-date with your measles vaccinations?

Are you up-to-date with your measles vaccinations?
Given the recent cases of measles in Victoria, it’s a timely reminder to check your vaccination records to make sure you’re up-to-date. In this article, we explain why you may need a measles booster shot.
What is measles?
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can survive in the environment […]

August 28th, 2019|Clinic news|

Meet Dr Jason Lam

Our sister clinic, Bluff Road Medical Centre, recently welcomed a new doctor to the practice, Dr Jason Lam. In this article, we discover who Jason is and why he is a man of many talents.
How did you end up a GP?
I was originally a professional dancer and artist, before collapsing a lung and needing to […]

July 25th, 2019|Clinic news|

Dr Jane Foley – Our new GP Registrar

We welcome Dr Jane Foley, our new GP Registrar.

She is passionate about all aspects of General Practice with special interests in women’s health. She has a holistic approach to her work with appreciation of the bio-psycho-social nature of patient care. She will be consulting all weekdays.

Click here to know more about Dr Foley.

July 18th, 2019|Clinic news|

How to improve your gut health

How to improve your gut health
The human body contains around 40 trillion bacteria, many of which reside inside the intestines. These bacteria play an important role in your overall health and well being.

Dietary choices can affect the gut flora, or intestinal microbiota, inside your body. In this article, Bayside Family Medical Dietician Sarah Smith offers […]

July 5th, 2019|Clinic news|

How to manage stress

How to manage stress
In today’s busy world, it’s not uncommon for people to feel stressed. If left unchecked, stress can lead to a variety of health concerns, including anxiety and depression.

In this article, Dr Susan Barnett, a GP counsellor at our sister clinic, Bluff Road Medical Centre, shares some practical tips to help keep stress […]

May 22nd, 2019|Clinic news|

Looking after your feet

The importance of looking after your feet
Having issues with your feet? Our sister clinic, Bluff Road Medical Centre, offers the full suite of podiatry services on-site via the Sandringham Foot Centre (a branch of the Foot Centre Group). The team includes experienced podiatrists who have been looking after feet for more than 35 years collectively.

In […]

April 26th, 2019|Clinic news|

Meningococcal update

Meningococcal update: what you need to know about recent changes
The Federal Government recently announced a new national program to vaccinate teenagers aged 14 to 19 against Meningococcal A, C, W and Y. Over the next four years, over one million teenagers will receive free vaccination against these strains of the illness.
What is Meningococcal?
Meningococcal is an […]

April 3rd, 2019|Clinic news|

What you should know about dementia

Everything you need to know about dementia
With Dementia Australia’s annual Memory Walk and Jog coming up, Dr Bill Walker provides an overview of what dementia is. Melbourne’s Memory Walk and Jog will be held on May 5. The event aims to encourage Aussies to ‘get active and beat dementia’.
1) What is dementia?
Dementia is a degeneration […]

February 26th, 2019|Clinic news|

Mental Health and Well being Talks

Dr Susan Barnett together with her family therapist & counselor colleague Dagmar Marek, are now conducting regular monthly talks at Bluff Road Medical offering clients strategies promoting wellness and better mental health. They will occur on the First Thursday evening of each month and cover a range of mental health topics.

For further information please visit or see the attached flier Mental […]

February 25th, 2019|Clinic news|

Altitude Sickness

Tips for travelling in high places
Before travelling overseas, it’s important to get any required vaccinations, organise travel health insurance, and research any health risks specific to your destination. With many of the world’s most incredible holiday spots located at high elevations, these risks may include altitude illness. Read on for advice on how to prevent […]

January 30th, 2019|Clinic news|