Dr Geoff Cashion – Vasectomist


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.



March 4, 2019 Appointments
Did you know you can book an appointment through the Appointuit App?

Booking an appointment through the Appointuit App is easy.

The Appointuit App allows you to:

  • view real time availability of our doctors and practitioners;
  • book your appointment online at the most convenient time for you;
  • view a calendar of your appointments; and
  • receive automatic email confirmations and reminders of upcoming appointments.

This App can be downloaded on desktop, tablet and mobile and is available for both iPhone and Android.

Simply, download the App now from the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store to get started with making your appointment at Health Hub Doctors.

Follow these helpful how-to videos to learn the steps of downloading the app, logging in, making your first appointment and managing your profile.

Appointuit Registration

This video shows the process of registering for Appointuit as a Current Patient.

For a New Patient select Make an account now > New patient > I agree to the terms and conditions > Search for Health Hub Doctors Morayfield > Fill out your personal information

Making Appointments

This video shows the process of making an appointment through the Appointuit App.

Appointments can be made by selecting:

  • Next available with any Doctor
  • With regular Doctor
  • Select a Doctor of your choice

Select what appointment type you would like to make, the time and date that suits you with the calendar function and select Make Appointment.

Manage Appointments

To cancel your appointment, select the booking tab, click on your appointment and select Cancel.

Appointments can be added to your calendar through the Appointuit App. Go to the bookings tab, click on your appointment and select Add to Calendar.

Password Reset

After one failed attempt of your password, Appointuit will ask if you have forgotten your password. Simply enter your email and Appointuit will send out reset instructions to your email.

Appointuit Profile and Settings

Contact information, password and regular doctor settings can all be easily managed through the Appointuit App profile tab.

Booking An Appointment Online

Appointments can also be made through our website by clicking on the Book Online tab at the top of our website.

 



February 27, 2019 Cosmetic Medicine

Here at Health Hub Doctors, we have a dedicated Cosmetic service that is headed by Dr Matthew Allen.

Dr Matthew Allen provides Cosmetic solutions including injectables, laser and light therapies, acne care, vein treatments, cosmetic mole removal and platelet-rich plasma for facial skin rejuvenation.

About

Dr Matthew Allen has extensive experience in dematoscopy to improve skin cancer detection and provide both surgical and non-surgical management of cancers and sun damaged skin. As a fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, he has clinical training in the diagnosis and management of skin cancers, cosmetic skin concerns, lasers and minor dermatological surgery.

Dr Allen also holds advanced certification in skin cancer, skin histopathology and a Diploma of Dermoscopy. His experience includes advanced skin cancer surgery, facial skin procedures and treatments of varicose veins. His particular interest is the treatment of acne.

He specialises in minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical procedures for facial rejuvenation and restoration, in particular, thread lifting, fat transfer and laser resurfacing.

As well as utilising injectables for fine line reduction, excessive sweating and migraines. He is also an expert in the advanced use of fillers for volume and contour restoration and correction.

Our Cosmetic Solutions

All injectables

  • A comprehensive range of skin injectables for the restoration of facial volume & the reduction of lines.

Laser and light therapies

  • Restore skin tone & colouration
  • Sciton BBL & Laser for the treatment of facial pigmentation, rosacea and veins.

Acne care

  • We can determine which is the best treatment for you and the professional medical care for the treatment of adolescent and adult acne

Vein treatments

  • New dimensions in spider and small varicose vein therapies

Cosmetic mole removal and other noncancer surgery

  • Non-skin cancer surgery for benign moles, ganglion, skin tags and scars with traditional surgical therapies been augmented by laser, radio frequency and photodynamic procedures.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for facial skin rejuvenation, sports medicine in orthopaedics

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy may offer a viable alternative to dermal fillers for facial restoration and also for orthopaedic problems due to cartilage and/or tendon damage from overuse and wear and tear.


February 25, 2019 Specialists

Dr Rebecca Cleary is a Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist that is now providing services at Health Hub Doctors Morayfield.

Dr Rebecca chose to specialise in haematology due to the wide diversity of both acute and chronic presentations, allowing the opportunity to focus on establishing excellent rapport with her patients and their families through the course of their investigation and subsequent treatment. Ensuring that all patients have a thorough understanding of their diagnosis and of treatment plans is a priority in Rebecca’s practice.

Dr Rebecca completed her medical training at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom in 2006 and undertook her first two years of clinical practice in the UK. She then immigrated to Brisbane in 2008 where she has since completed her physician and specialist advanced training in clinical and laboratory haematology at a number of Brisbane hospitals including the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital as well as the Royal Women's Brisbane Hospital. Rebecca has a strong focus on current best practice by keeping up to date with developments in the field of Haematology and participating in professional development and teaching.

She has an interest in the diagnosis and management of both malignant and non-malignant haematological issues including:

  • Diagnostic workup abnormal full blood counts including anaemia and other cytopenias
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Myeloproliferative disorders including polycythemia,
    myelofibrosis and essential thrombocythemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Thrombosis and haemostasis

To make an appointment with Dr Rebecca Cleary, please call Health Hub Doctors reception on 5322 4900.

Dr Rebecca is available for appointments fortnightly on Tuesday's.



February 22, 2019 Specialists

Dr Heng is a dual-trained Medical Oncologist and Palliative Care Physician who will soon be providing services at Health Hub Doctors Morayfield.

With a focus on the most up-to-date treatment, she aims to provide compassionate patient-centred cancer care services to the growing Moreton Bay region.

Dr Heng takes a collaborative approach to patient care, working closely with surgeons, radiation oncologists, general practitioners and other members of the medical community to ensure patients receive comprehensive personalised care and treatment through all stages of their cancer journey.

Dr Heng has a broad range of experience in solid cancers with special clinical interest in lung, breast, gastro-intestinal and gynaecological cancers.

 

Qualifications   

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in Medical Oncology, 2017
  • Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (FAChPM), 2018
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2007

 

Clinical Trials and Research

Dr Heng actively participates in clinical trials, has presented research at both national and international conferences and has had research published in internationally recognised medical journals.

 

Clinical Experience

Dr Heng undertook physician and advanced training in medical oncology and palliative care in major hospitals throughout South East Queensland including the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Gold Coast University Hospital and Mater Hospital Brisbane. Upon completion of her advanced training, she consulted in Gold Coast University Hospital before founding Moreton Bay Cancer Care.

 

Professional Memberships

  • Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA)
  • European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG)
  • Australasian Gastro-intestinal Trials Group (AGITG)
  • Australian and New Zealand Urological and Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Group (ANZUP)

 

 



February 20, 2019 Events

 

Where:

Health Hub Morayfield
19-31 Dickson Road,
Morayfield 4506

When: 

April 6th and 7th

The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation has launched their latest study investigating Mental Health First Aid training for families of ex-service personnel with a mental health condition.

They are seeking family members of ex-service personnel to complete a 12 hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course (across 2 days).

The course will be free and will involve gaining skills in providing initial support to adults experiencing mental health problems or crises. The course will be delivered by an accredited MHFA Instructor at the Health Hub Morayfield.

The workshop will be held over a weekend.

Workshop: April 6th and April 7th

Saturday April 6th 8:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday April 7th 9:00am - 4:30pm

Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided.

Eligibility

To be eligible for participation you are required to be:

  • A family member of ex-service personnel with a mental health condition (including partner, parent, sibling, adult child, in-law or extended family member).
  • Currently residing with or in weekly contact with the relative with a mental health condition.
  • Over 18 years old.

 

If you are interested in participating or would like more information please visit https://survey.websurveycreator.com/s/mentalhealthfirstaid

or contact Veteran Mental Health Initiative Team on 07 3394 7578 or evansjustine@ramsayhealth.com.au



February 18, 2019 Specialists

Dr Kavin Nanda is a Gastroenterologist and therapeutic endoscopist that is now offering services here at Health Hub Doctors Morayfield. He is available for appointments fortnightly on Saturday's.

After graduating with honours from the National University of Ireland, Dr Kavin completed Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training in Dublin, Ireland. He then undertook subspecialty training in inflammatory bowel disease at BIDMC in Boston, USA.

In 2012 he moved to Australia to undertake training in therapeutic endoscopy at the world renowned Westmead Hospital Endoscopy unit in Sydney. He moved to QLD in 2014. He has both a public appointment at two Brisbane tertiary hospitals and practices privately in the city. Dr Kavin is also an associate with the open access endoscopy group Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE).

Dr Kavin was awarded Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from University College, Dublin 2011 and is the author of over 20 publications in the field of inflammatory bowel disease and therapeutic endoscopy.

Dr Kavin Nanda’s areas of interest include:

  • Open access endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colorectal cancer screening, quality measures in colonoscopy
  • Diseases of the pancreas and biliary tree
  • Functional bowel disorders/ coeliac disease

To make an appointment with Dr Kavin Nanda, please call 07 3554 0282


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