Hot Doc’s Patient Privacy Statement


August 16, 2019 Uncategorized

We would like to reassure Health Hub Doctors Morayfield patients with the below statement from Hot Doc.

 

In light of recent ACCC press release regarding legal proceedings against another online booking provider, we would like to take a moment to reassure all patients and practices that HotDoc is not part of these legal proceedings and has never sold or shared patients information to third parties for advertising purposes.

Our purpose is to enable the best possible healthcare experience for everyone in Australia and part of that is ensuring patients privacy and security is managed with the highest regard.

For more information, you can find our transparent Patient Privacy Statement here - https://www.hotdoc.com.au/practices/blog/hotdocs-patient-privacy-statement/

 



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.


January 30, 2019 Uncategorized

Dr Matthew Allen is a physician at Health Hub Doctors Morayfield who specialises in urgent care, skin and cosmetic medicine.

Each week, we aim to bring you news, updates and information about what is happening here at Health Hub Doctors Morayfield.

This week, Dr Allen talks about the rise of low iron treatments as people are eating less meat in their diets.

 

At Health Hub Doctors Morayfield, we are seeing increasing numbers of patients for iron infusions as many find that oral iron supplements fail to help.

As the amount of red meat Aussies eat declines, treatments including iron infusions and hospitalisations for iron deficiency anaemia are on the rise. For hospital-level anaemia, there's often another underlying condition, but a lack of iron-rich foods such as red meat, seafood or leafy greens is one of the biggest risks of low iron. Data from the most recent OECD and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Agricultural Outlook shows in the 10 years to 2017, the average Australian annual red meat consumption dropped 22 kilograms. Lamb and mutton consumption have also dropped by 15.3 kilograms.

An increase in vegetarianism - whether due to soaring meat prices or environmental concerns - could also be at work. Iron in animal products, such as red meat, is generally absorbed easier than plant-based iron, with two to three servings of red meat a week the recommended amount. Vegetarians can be healthy though with a well thought out diet.

Anaemia is more common in women of child-bearing age but changing lifestyles could also be contributing to an increase in anaemia. Some cultures, particularly South Asian women - a fast-growing population in Australia -  are prone to low iron, possible due to the difference in cultural diets.

Symptoms of low iron are subtle at first, so people often take too long to get checked by a health professional. Commonly, people believe low iron is a symptom that is a part of life where people think "I'll sleep in a bit more, maybe have nap or some time to myself and I won’t feel so tired." Yet, it only gets worse over time and reaching for the coffee won’t help as caffeine inhibits the absorption of iron.

Typically with low iron patients will find that they will be out of breath quickly and will become tired quickly. Patients with low iron are essentially starving their body of oxygen.

If in doubt we encourage our patients to see their family doctor. To book an appointment at Health Hub Doctors Morayfield, please call reception on 5322 4900 or visit the Book Online tab at the top of the page.

 


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