Are You Eligible For A Free Flu Vaccine?


April 8, 2019 Health

Government vaccines are now available at Health Hub Doctors Morayfield.

Who is entitled to receive a free flu vaccine?

  • All children aged 6 months up to 5 years of age
  • Adults aged 65 years and over
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are aged 6 months and over
  • Pregnant women during any trimester
  • People aged six months and over with medical conditions that can lead to complications from influenza such as people who:
    • have heart disease; or
    • have lung disease or asthma; or
    • have another chronic illness, including diabetes and renal failure; or
    • have a chronic neurological condition, including multiple sclerosis and seizure disorders; or
    • have an immune compromising condition, including HIV infection; or are aged five to 10 years and are receiving long-term aspirin therapy, or are pregnant

If you meet any of the above criteria, please speak with one of our GP's about vaccination under the National Immunisation Program.

For more FAQ's about our Flu Clinic, click below.



April 2, 2019 Services
Minor Accident and Illness Logo

Our Minor Accident & Illness Centre delivers convenient and accessible health care where and when you need it. We offer a fast and affordable alternative to the emergency department for non-life threatening conditions. Our urgent care doctors are highly skilled in minor procedures in our on-site state of the art treatment rooms.

 

Open 7 Days, No Appointment Needed

 

One Stop Treatment:

Our specialised staff manage many injuries and illnesses including:

  • Burns
  • Lacerations/ Cuts/ Abrasions
  • Minor Fractures (broken bones) & Dislocations
  • Eye/ Ear injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains & strains

On Site Integrated Services:

  • X-rays
  • Plastering/ casting facilities
  • Wound Suturing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Fracture management
  • Sports Injury and Rehab Clinics
  • Consultant Specialists



March 29, 2019 Uncategorized

Our Mum and Bub Hub will be open on Monday 1st April

Our Midwives work closely with doctors who share our philosophy of the importance of midwifery care.

Pregnancy – Antenatal care

The Mum and bub hub offer a unique, collaborative, continuity of care model of pregnancy and post birth care for Mother and baby.

Known as the shared care model of antenatal care, this includes both your Doctor and our onsite Midwifery team.

Antenatal / pregnancy care includes:

  • Personalised, collaborative care with G.P. & Midwife
  • Appointments Medicare bulk billed
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Referrals for ultrasounds & blood test all performed within the Hub.
  • Regular routine pregnancy appointments with our midwives.
  • Pregnancy Immunisations; Pertussis, tetanus and Flu vaccine.
  • Guidance and support
  • Preparing for breastfeeding
  • Referral to other health professionals as required
  • Referrals/ collaboration with your birthing hospital, Caboolture hospital, Redcliffe hospital and The Sunshine Coast University hospital.

Postnatal Care

The care you receive after the birth of your baby is as important to us as your antenatal / Pregnancy care.

To support this transition, we can continue to bulk bill all your appointments with the midwives, including breastfeeding consultations up until 6 weeks of age.

Postnatal care includes:

  • 7 day check up for both mother and baby
  • Contraceptives
  • Weight checks
  • Feeding support
  • Immunisations
  • Referrals to other health professionals as required

 

Breastfeeding / Lactation support

The mum and bub hub, has its very own lactation dedicated rooms with consultants and midwives, providing bulk billed appointments up until 6 weeks of age.

Lactation services are for:

  • Support
  • Sore/ cracked nipples
  • Attachment concerns
  • Milk supply
  • Mastitis
  • Baby weight concerns for the breastfed baby.
  • Unsettled, reflux, colicky babies.
  • Expressing concerns.


March 27, 2019 Services

Philips Sleepeasy provide clinically trained staff and professionally coordinated care to best support your journey on therapy. This therapy is targeted to assist in providing better sleep and breathing.

 

Philips Sleepeasy at Health Hub Doctors

What’s Involved?

Philips Sleepeasy Consultants personalise therapies to suit you, allowing you to integrate care and therapy into your everyday life. This personalised approach makes the transition to therapy much easier for patients. Philips Sleepeasy Consultants help to provide the best quality care for their patients by working together with the physician to achieve your health goals.

Home-Based Sleep Studies are undertaken to determine whether a patient has Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and requires a trial of CPAP treatment that assists in providing better sleep and breathing.

What’s the Cost to you?

The sleep study is bulk-billed for current Medicare card holders who show a high probability for OSA. A charge may be applicable for a Sleep Physician review if a patient is considered complex.

 

Our Sleepeasy Team

Emily Marshall (far right)
Sleepeasy Clinical Specialist

Emily is a qualified Respiratory/Sleep Physiologist originally from the UK. With 12 years of experience in this field, she clinically supports the Sleepeasy Consultants in 34 sites across Australia.

Chleo Van Wyk (middle)
Sleepeasy Consultant 

Chleo has a passion for health, quality of life and the importance of sleep. She has been working in Sleepeasy for 3 years and has a great knowledge in Sleep and Respiratory Therapy. Outside of work Chleo is a World Class Powerlifter.

Scott Forster (second from the right)
Sleepeasy Consultant

Scott has recently joined the Sleepeasy team in QLD. Originally from Canada he is qualified Respiratory Therapist with 9 years’ experience in this field. We are excited to have him on our team.

Shabrina Ali (second from the left)
Sleepeasy Consultant

Shabrina has worked in hospital based setting as a Respiratory/Sleep scientist performing diagnostic sleep studies and Respiratory function tests. She brings with her knowledge and experience within the Respiratory/Sleep industry.

Colleen Dellios (far left)
Hospital Account Manager – Clinical Sales

Colleen is a Sleep Scientist and has been with Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care for 7 years.

 

Philips Sleepeasy are in the Pink Room 64 of Health Hub Doctors Morayfield and are open Monday and Tuesday from 9:30am-6:00pm.



March 25, 2019 Specialists

Here at Health Hub Doctors, our musculoskeletal specialist Dr Scott Masters is here to assist you with the management of spinal, shoulder, hip and knee pain.

 

Dr Scott Masters graduated from the University of Queensland and has post-graduate qualifications in musculoskeletal and sports medicine. He has a strong interest in the management of spinal pain, shoulder, hip and knee pain. He is also interested in work injuries and optimising return to work.

Dr Masters utilises an interdisciplinary and holistic approach. This includes a variety of injection techniques to assist pain management.

He is committed to educating patients about their health conditions so that they have a full understanding of the nature of their symptoms and management options. He is passionate about improving the management of spinal and musculoskeletal conditions by travelling to present research, educate professionals and keep up to date with management trends.

 

Dr Scott Masters is available for appointments at Health Hub Doctors fortnightly on Fridays.

To book an appointment with Dr Scott Masters or for more information, please call Health Hub Doctors reception on 5322 4900.



March 22, 2019 Specialists

Dr Sonia Anwar is an Australian trained Obstetrician and Gynaecologist that will be soon providing services at Health Hub Doctors Morayfield.

Dr Anwar is pleased to provide gynaecology services for women in all areas with special interest in endometriosis, infertility and management of pelvic organ prolapse.

Her expertise includes:

  • General Gynaecology
  • Abnormal periods
  • Contraception/IUD insertion
  • Menopause
  • Endometriosis
  • Cervical screening and Colposcopy
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Hysteroscopic surgery

Dr Anwar is a highly skilled and competent physician, offering over 8 years of experience in all aspects of women’s health. She underwent early medical education at a premier Institute in Pakistan. After arriving in Australia in 2008 she has worked at multiple tertiary institutes in Sydney and Newcastle which gave her a wide scope of experience and knowledge. Dr Anwar completed her specialist qualification with the Royal Australian College of the Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Queensland. She underwent training at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Bundaberg Base Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital. She is currently working as a specialist at Redcliffe Hospital. Dr Anwar has special interest in reproductive health and completed a Post Graduate degree in Reproductive Medicine from UNSW.

Sonia is passionate about women’s health. She believes in good communication and to provide best possible evidence base care for her patients.  As a woman she understands their needs, privacy and expectations. She is experienced, knowledgeable and very capable with wide scope of experience working with women of diverse cultural backgrounds. She can fluently speak Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. Outside of work Sonia love spending time with her young family, gardening and long walks.



March 18, 2019 Specialists

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Dr Geoff Cashion is a Vasectomist that will soon be providing services at Health Hub Doctors.

Dr Cashion specialises in performing No Scalpel vasectomies at multiple locations across Queensland and NSW.

Dr Cashion was born in Brisbane and grew up in Rockhampton. After graduating in medicine from the University of Queensland in 2002 he spent many years working in emergency medicine and general practice. He completed training in No Scalpel vasectomy under Dr Doug Stien in Florida and Dr Justin Lowe (Lead Vasectomist Marie Stopes Australia.) Dr Cashion is a fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM), and is actively involved in teaching general practice registrars in his role as a General Practice Supervisor with James Cook University.

Dr Geoff Cashion will be available for appointments fortnightly from Wednesday 3rd April.



March 14, 2019 Health

Today marks the start of Coeliac Awareness Week which is from 13th-20th March 2019.

Coeliac Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of Coeliac disease to those in dietary and medical professions as well as the general public. During this week, Coeliac Australia holds a number of events and programs to achieve this.

What is Coeliac Disease?

Coeliac Disease is a condition that affects the small intestine where the immune system reacts abnormally to gluten. This reaction to gluten causes inflammation and damage to the small bowel. Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. The damage of the small bowel means that nutrients from food are not properly absorbed into the body.

What are the symptoms of Coeliac Disease?

The symptoms of Coeliac disease can vary from person to person and include:

  • gastrointestinal symptoms
  • fatigue
  • iron deficiency
  • weight loss or weight gain
  • bone and joint pains
  • easy bruising of the skin
  • irritability or altered mental alertness
  • skin rashes

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is advised that you consult with your GP.

Diagnosis of Coeliac Disease

Diagnosis is essential for Coeliac Disease as it is a complex medical condition that has lifelong implications.

Coeliac Australia recommends the following tests on how to get diagnosed with Coeliac Disease.

1. Gluten Challenge: A normal diet must occur for the six weeks prior to a diagnosis. This involves consuming a minimum equivalent of four slices of bread for adults and two slices of bread for children per day. By undertaking this test, test results will be more reliable compared to someone who has commenced a gluten free diet prior to diagnosis.

2. Blood Tests : A blood test will be undertaken to screen for coeliac disease. The diagnosis of coeliac disease should not be made with a blood test alone.

3. A small bowel biopsy: A small bowel biopsy is essential to confirm a Coeliac disease diagnosis. This procedure demonstrates the changes to the bowel which can be difficult to observe with the naked eye.

If the diagnosis of coeliac disease is ruled out after these tests, then other causes of these symptoms will be investigated by your doctor.

Living With Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease can be controlled by adhering to a strict gluten-free diet.

Visit www.coeliac.org.au/living-with-coeliac-disease/ for more information on living with Coeliac disease.

 

If you or someone you know thinks they may have Coeliac disease, it is recommended that they see their GP.

Book an appointment at Health Hub Doctors online via www.healthhubdoctorsmorayfield.com.au/book-online or call 5322 4900

For more information on Coeliac Disease, please visit www.coeliac.org.au



March 7, 2019 Health

Health Hub Doctors Morayfield will be running a Flu Clinic from Wednesday 13th March and providing private flu vaccines for patients for $12.

Appointments for the Flu Shot can be made online through our website, through the Appointuit App, in person at reception or by calling 07 5322 4900.

From April there will be free government vaccines available for qualifying patients.

Below are some frequently asked questions about our Flu Clinic to assist you.

What's Involved?

Appointments can be booked:

  • online through our website
  • through the Appointuit app
  • in person at reception
  • by calling 07 5322 4900.

After booking your appointment, please enter through the main reception and inform one of our friendly receptionists you’ve arrived for your flu vaccine. If it’s your first time at our Practice, it’s advised you arrive at least 10 minutes ahead of your appointment time to complete our new patient form. Once this is completed, please ask one of our receptionists to point you in the direction of our height, weight, and blood pressure machines which we ask you to use to help our doctors help you.

Your doctor will ask you about your vaccination history and allergies, and then transfer you to one of our nurses who will confirm your allergies again. This nurse will complete your vaccination form for you to hand to reception. The out-of-pocket cost will be $12. You must wait 15 minutes after the vaccination before leaving.

What is the Flu?

Influenza (or the flu) is a highly contagious, acute viral infection that spreads easily from person to person. The flu can spread from person to person by:

  • Droplets spreading from an infected person when they cough, sneeze or talk,
  • Touching surfaces contaminated by infected droplets (including hands, remote controls, phones, keyboards and door handles) and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

Signs and Symptoms:

Symptoms usually appear 1 to 3 days after becoming infected.

The symptoms of flu can include:

  • fever
  • sore throat
  • dry cough
  • headache
  • muscle and joint pain
  • tiredness or extreme exhaustion

In the elderly, fever may be absent and the only signs and symptoms of flu may be:

  • confusion
  • shortness of breath
  • worsening of a chronic condition

Why Vaccinate?

Annual vaccination is the best way to reduce the risk of getting the flu and its complications. Vaccination is encouraged to protect family/friends with lowered immunity (babies, grandparents etc). The period where the flu is at its peak of circulation is around June to September, but it is never too late to vaccinate as it can potentially circulate all year round.

The vaccine does not contain live flu viruses and cannot cause flu. However, some people may experience mild flu-like symptoms for up to 48 hours as their immune system responds to the vaccine.

Are there side effects of the flu vaccine?

There are some very mild and short term common side effects associated with flu vaccination, normally lasting no more than 48 hours. These side effects may be more noticeable in children under five years of age. Side effects include:

  • Drowsiness or tiredness
  • Muscle aches
  • Localised pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site
  • Occasionally, an injection-site lump (nodule) that may last many weeks but needs no treatment
  • Low-grade temperature (fever)

Very rarely do more serious side effects can occur. These tend to be allergic (anaphylactic) reactions to components in the vaccine.

If you are concerned that your side effects are persisting for too long, or they increase in severity, or become concerning to you, please book an appointment or walk in and see one of our GP’s or, if required, call 000.

When is flu vaccination not appropriate?

For some patients, vaccination may not be appropriate. People who this might apply to include;

  • Patients who currently have an illness resulting in a fever greater than or equal to 38.5oC
  • People with a lowered immunity caused by either a medical condition or medical treatment.
  • People who have had a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis following a previous dose of the vaccine in question, or to a component of the vaccine.
  • Patient with a history of Guillian Barré syndrome
  • Patient with a bleeding disorder

Please discuss this with one of our GP’s if you are unsure as to whether the flu vaccine is appropriate for you.



March 4, 2019 Specialists

Dr Padmini Menon is a Medical Oncologist that will be providing services at Health Hub Doctors Morayfield from Friday 8th March.

Dr Menon will be available for consultations fortnightly on Fridays.

Dr Menon was born and raised in India. She undertook her tertiary studies at the University of Calicut, obtaining a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery. After completing three years of Basic Physician Training in hospitals throughout Victoria and Queensland, she was selected into the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP); after successful completion of the RACP Fellowship examination in Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine. She underwent five years of supervised training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Gold Coast University Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, the Redcliffe Hospital, and the Tweed Heads Hospital.

Throughout her career Dr Menon has been actively involved in the training of medical students and medical trainees. In 2015 she was made Associate Lecturer at Griffith University, in recognition of her involvement in medical education and research. In 2016 she was awarded Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. She maintains an active involvement in research and has presented her work at several local and international conferences. She also participates in GP education forums.

Dr Menon manages all tumour streams, however has a special interest in gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and head and neck cancers. She also has completed her training in Palliative Medicine and provides holistic
cancer care to her patients.

To book a consultation with Dr Padmini Menon, call 07 3859 0690.


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