Our health care clinic has been in operation for 80 years, and some of our patients have been coming here since they were children. We pride ourselves on providing balanced medical care that looks at all aspects of a patient's wellbeing, including their mood, mental health, social connection as well as their physical health. As many of our patients are older, we've become specialists in geriatric care and help patients to stay at home as long as possible. We find that happy and connected seniors tend to be healthy. Our blog is all about holistic care for older patients in a health care clinic.
2 September 2016
Melanoma skin cancer is one of the top three types of cancer in Australia with reports estimating that two out of three Australian residents are at risk of developing the condition by the age of 70. Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare indicates that 13,283 cases of melanoma skin cancer were detected in 2016. The good news is that early detection can easily be treated at a skin cancer clinic.
1 September 2016
Babies can't talk and don't understand language, so how can you tell if they can't hear? There are some subtle signs of hearing loss in infants, but you have to pay close attention to spot them. Use these tips to assess your baby's hearing and learn what to do if he or she can't hear well. Know What Normal Hearing Development Looks Like Babies that can hear normally show strong reactions to sounds, such as looking toward the source.
23 August 2016
Dyslexia is often under-diagnosed and frequently misunderstood, but it can have a big impact on the lives of the people who have it. There's evidence to suggest that people with dyslexia are better at identifying patterns and other visual information than non-dyslexics, are often more persistent and better at creative thinking, and develop minds that work in unusually effective ways. Nothing is without drawbacks, however, and the struggles people with dyslexia have with the written word and memorising verbal information can have a profound effect on their experience of education and their lives as a whole.
22 August 2016
Recently the media has been reporting extensively on the parking fees paid by patients who visit hospitals. In many cases, these fees cost more than medicine, and people with chronic illnesses may end up spending $100 a week or more on parking fees. The Cancer Council and the Australian Medical Association have called for changes to be made, but those are still in the works. If you need to see a doctor and don't want to face exorbitant parking fees, there are a few things you can do.
12 August 2016
Having prostate surgery can be a scary prospect for a man, especially in response to cancer cells found around this gland. There can also be much disinformation about the surgery that a man might find, and make him even more nervous about the procedure. While only your doctor can tell you what to expect personally when it comes to your own health, note a few commonly asked questions and then discuss these with your surgeon as necessary.