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New Skin Doctor!


February 24, 2020 Skin Cancer

Dr Mignonette Tamayo will be joining the Health Hub Doctors Morayfield team on Monday 2nd March.

Dr Mignonette’s passion and training is on Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery. She loves the challenge of finding the lesion and leaving “her signature” with a minimal or hardly visible scar post excision. Dr Mignonette’s commitment is to deliver quality patient care and evidence-based medicine and surgery. Good patient rapport is essential in every patient encounter.

Dr Mignonette will be performing skin checks, biopsies, simple excisions and cosmetic removal of moles/lesions.

Our Skin Centre will be available from 8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday.

Please note, skin checks will incur a $75 consult fee. Skin Checks will only be bulk-billed for concession card holders and those under 16 years of age.

 



February 14, 2020 Specialists

Over the past two weeks, we have welcomed two new specialists to our Health Hub Doctors Morayfield team.

Dr Akshay Mishra - Cardiologist

Dr Mishra completed his MBBS and MD at the Armed Forces Medical College, India and served in the Indian Army for ten years, two of which were with the Special Forces.

Upon moving to Australia, Dr Mishra initially trained at the Canberra Hospital before moving to Queensland where he trained in Cardiology at the Gold Coast and Prince Charles Hospitals. In 2009, Dr Mishra moved to the US to pursue a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, where he trained extensively in coronary and peripheral procedures with Dr Gary Roubin. Upon his return to Australia, Akshay continued his training in Canberra before moving to Brisbane to join The Prince Charles Hospital as a Staff Specialist. Akshay also joined Heart Care Partners working part time with them at the Mater Private Hospital, where he established a successful and popular practice. Akshay then chose to consolidate his practice on Brisbane’s northside and started his private practice at the Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital in 2014 whilst continuing with his public work with The Prince Charles Hospital. He is also a Senior Lecturer with the School of Medicine, University of Queensland.

Areas of Special Interest/Expertise

  • Primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction.
  • Complex coronary and peripheral interventions and carotid stenting. CTCA imaging and imaging modalities to evaluate coronary and structural heart disease.

Dr Akshay Mishra consults from Purple rooms 46 and 47 on a monthly basis.

See your GP for a referral.

Dr Roshini D'Souza - Renal Physician

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Roshini D’Souza obtained her MBChB from the University of Dundee, Scotland in 2004. She commenced her medical training at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough, UK prior to moving to Australia.

Dr D’Souza completed her basic physician training and the majority of her advanced training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. This provided her with extensive exposure in general nephrology and renal transplantation.

In addition, Dr D’Souza also completed a year of training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with vast experience in vasculitis and management of CKD patients in the community. Dr D’Souza received her FRACP in 2013.

Her special interests are in Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Injury in the ICU setting, Renal anaemia, Bone Mineral complications of Chronic Kidney Disease, Resistant Hypertension, Renal replacement therapy and renal transplantation.

Dr D’Souza is dedicated to providing a renal consulting service within the hospital. She strives to achieve the best outcomes for her patients with a focus on evidence based medicine.

Dr Roshini D'Souza consults fortnightly on Mondays

See your GP for a referral.



January 17, 2020 Community

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by the bushfires currently devastating parts of Australia.

Please donate at the box at reception to help us raise much-needed funds for those impacted by these bushfires. Every cent counts!

All money raised will be donated to The Salvation Army's Disaster Appeal and Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Donations can also be made via the links below:

The Salvation Army
DONATE HERE

The Australian Red Cross
DONATE HERE



December 22, 2019 Health

DAY 1

Routine blood pressure checks are important as they pick up changes to your blood pressure that can increase your risk of heart problems.

Having high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems including heart attack, stroke, heart failure or kidney disease. The symptoms of high blood pressure are often non-existent so it is important to have this checked by your GP.

We have blood pressure machines in each waiting area so you can check your blood pressure while you are waiting for your appointment. Ask your GP for advice on your blood pressure reading.

DAY 2

When was the last time you had a skin check?

Having a regular skin check is important to detect skin cancer early. We encourage everyone to have an annual skin check unless you are a high risk patient. High risk patients include light coloured skin, history of melanomas or skin cancers, family history of skin cancer, older aged groups, high number of moles, previous sun damage, previous use of tanning beds, occupations which require a lot of sun exposure etc.

Routine skin checks should also be paired with using the five forms of sun protection to prevent your risk of skin cancer.

Read more about our skin check services at Health Hub Doctors Morayfield here: https://www.healthhubdoctorsmorayfield.com.au/…/skin-centre/

DAY 3

Regular cholesterol checks are recommended to reduce your risks of heart problems.

Increased cholesterol in the blood makes it harder for blood to flow through the body which can increase your risk of a stroke or heart attack.

Cholesterol is checked by having a blood test. Your GP will discuss your risk factors before referring you for a blood test. Your GP will then discuss your results and the best course of action with you.

High cholesterol can be managed by a change in diet, reduction in foods with saturated fats and regular cholesterol checks.

DAY 4

Cervical screening is the best protection against cervical cancer. This five-yearly test scans for HPV (human papillomavirus) which causes changes in cervical cells that can lead to cervical cancer. If you are between the ages of 25-74, cervical screening should take place two years after your last Pap test.

Book an appointment for your routine cervical screening test by calling us on 5322 4900.

Find out more about the National Cervical Screening Program here http://cervicalscreening.org.au/

DAY 5

There is no simple test to detect prostate cancer however, it is important to recognise changes and symptoms to ensure early detection.

Speak to your GP if you experience any symptoms or if you have a family history of prostate cancer.

Find some common symptoms of prostate cancer here
https://www.cancer.org.au/…/types-of-cancer/prostate-cancer/

DAY 6

Breast cancer is the most common cancer that is diagnosed in Australian women. To ensure early detection of breast cancer, it is recommended that breast cancer screening is part of your health routine.

If you're approaching or over the age of 40 you should start thinking about regular breast cancer screening.
Be proactive and book in for a mammogram at X-Ray & Imaging Morayfield on the ground floor of Health Hub Morayfield.

For more information on breast cancer screening, please visit https://www.cancer.org.au/…/sc…/breast-cancer-screening.html

DAY 7

Heart health checkups are vital to manage your risk factors of heart disease. Your GP will discuss your risk factors with you and refer you to further testing if required.

Your GP may recommend changes to your lifestyle if you have a high risk of heart problems. This includes diet changes, increasing physical activity and reducing alcohol consumption.

Blue Care Live Well Centre, located on Level 1 of Health Hub Morayfield have allied health professionals including dieticians, that can assist you with these changes.

DAY 8

A bone density scan is used to diagnose Osteoporosis. This is a simple scan that measures the density of your bones and ensures that you can manage your bone health appropriately.

Your GP will review your risk factors for osteoporosis before referring you for a test. Visit X-Ray & Imaging Morayfield, located on the ground floor of Health Hub Morayfield, with your referral for a bone density scan.

Learn more about bone density scans here https://www.xrayimaging.com.au/bone-mineral-densitometry

DAY 9

A routine eye check should be apart of your annual health check. Your GP can perform basic vision tests, offer you advice and refer you to an optometrist if they are concerned that you have a vision problem.

Book an appointment with a GP at Health Hub Doctors Morayfield for a basic vision test.

DAY 10

A regular hearing check should become part of your routine health check. Early detection of hearing loss can help treatment be more successful.

Visit ihear Morayfield on the ground floor of Health Hub Morayfield today, to book in for a free hearing check.

DAY 11

Have you had your teeth checked lately?

Routine dental checks are important to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. It is recommended that everyone has a dental check-up every six months to reduce the risk of minor problems becoming dental emergencies.

1300SMILES Morayfield is located inside Health Hub Morayfield. Call them on 5407 0154 to book in for your routine dental check.

DAY 12

Assessing your emotional and mental wellbeing is just as important as assessing your physical health.

A conversation with a GP is a great place to start to discuss your mental health. Our GP’s will assess your mental health in a safe and supportive environment and can refer you to mental health services if required.

Open Minds Mental Health Hub are located on level 1 of Health Hub Morayfield and provide confidential counselling and psychological services for people of all ages, including children.



December 19, 2019 Community











We would like to thank everyone for their generosity in donating gifts to our gift drive in support of The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal.

Your contribution will help make Christmas a little brighter for families in need.

If you haven't donated a gift yet, it is not too late. Head to your local Kmart and place a gift under the Kmart Wishing Tree to support those doing it tough this Christmas.

Find out more about how The Salvation Army are helping families in need this Christmas www.salvationarmy.org.au/christmas



November 27, 2019 Community

We are hosting a gift drive this year to support The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal.

For families in need, Christmas is a challenging, lonely and isolating time. The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal give hope to families in need by collecting food and gifts for Christmas hampers.

By hosting a gift drive, we are bringing hope and joy to families in need during this festive season.

Please donate all gifts to Health Hub Doctors reception.

Gift Giving Guidelines

  • Please consider giving gifts/ gift cards for a range of age groups, including teenagers and parents
  • Please leave gifts unwrapped so parents or guardians can choose which gifts suit their child’s interest and personality (feel free to include wrapping paper or gift bags)
  • Please only donate new items

Gift Suggestions

  • Gift vouchers (eg. movie, sporting store, shopping centre, electronic store, Netflix, iTunes)
  • Outdoor equipment (eg. sporting equipment, bicycles, gym gear)
  • Activities (eg. books, puzzles, stationery)
  • Accessories (eg. jewellery, perfume, aftershave, wallets, handbags)
  • Electronics (speakers, headphones, cameras)

 

See full gift guide here > Gift Suggestion List

Find out more about The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal HERE



November 25, 2019 HealthServices

Health Hub Doctors Morayfield are now providing Q Fever testing and vaccines on Tuesday mornings.

Book your initial consultation with Dr Emma Scott by calling us on 5322 4900.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Q Fever?

Q fever is a severe, acute febrile illness, which is a major problem in Australia and around the world. It is spread from animals to humans and the infection is caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii. Cattle, sheep and goats are the main reservoirs for infection in humans – although bandicoots, kangaroos and dogs also can be infected.

What are the symptoms of Q Fever?

Acute Q fever infection causes a fever and a severe illness with symptoms very similar to influenza infection. Serious cases may be associated with liver, heart, lung problems and meningitis. However, up to 60% of people who get infected with Q fever will have only very mild symptoms and may not even be aware they have had Q-fever. Most people will recover fully within 2 - 6 weeks but 10 - 30% of people may have long term complications such as post Q fever fatigue syndrome which can last for several years after the initial infection.

Who is at risk of Q Fever?

Q fever occurs primarily in workers from the livestock and meat industries and other occupations working closely with animals. However others in the general population may be infected through visits to high-risk areas or through proximity to infected animals or their contaminated products.

How do you test for Q Fever? What is the process of the testing/vaccine?

Testing for suspected Q fever infection is done by a blood test. A blood test and skin test is also needed prior to vaccination in order to make sure it is safe to administer the vaccine. If the vaccine is given to a person who has already had exposure to Q-fever then it can produce a very severe reaction with symptoms similar to acute Q-fever infection.

When you come to the clinic you will have a blood test and a skin test. After 1 week the results will be given and the vaccine administered if it is safe to do so. Your details can be added to the Q-fever register so that employers can see your vaccination status.

How long does the vaccine last? 

The vaccine can only be given once. It gives protection for at least 5 years but once a person has been vaccinated they can never be vaccinated again.

How much does it cost? Any bulk-billing available?

The initial visit for the skin test costs $110 and the follow up appointment costs $70.

The skin test and the blood test are paid for separately and cost approximately $40 (pharmacy fee) and $26 (pathology fee) respectively. If vaccination is recommended then the vaccine costs approximately $140 (pharmacy fee). The cost of Q-fever testing and vaccination is not covered by medicare but if done for the purposes of your employment then these costs may be tax deductible.

Learn more about Q Fever on the Worksafe website



November 20, 2019 HealthServices
Book a skin check at
Health Hub Doctors Morayfield below

Skin Cancer Action Week 2019 is 17th-23rd November. This week is a reminder of using sun protection and the importance of early skin cancer detection.

According to the Cancer Council, more thant 2,000 people die from skin cancer in Australia each year. This year, during National Skin Cancer Action Week, we recognise the importance of the five forms of sun protection: Slip on sun-protective clothing , Slop on sunscreen, Slap on a broad-brimmed hat, Seek shade and Slide on sunglasses.

It is also important to have regular skin checks to ensure early skin cancer detection.

Health Hub Doctors Morayfield offer BULK-BILLED skin checks

The skin cancer clinic at Health Hub Doctors offers one spot checks and complete body skin exams

One Spot Checks - Take the worry out of those new growing spots by booking a five-minute appointment for an expert opinion.

Complete Body Skin Exams - Our Doctors will analyse all of your skin and provide a comprehensive review of your skin cancer risks. These examinations can take between 20 and 40 minutes.

 

How often should you have a skin check?

It is important to have a regular skin check every 12 months unless you are a high-risk patient, in which case you should receive more frequent skin checks. High-risk patients include: light coloured skin, history of melanomas or skin cancers, family history of skin cancer, older aged groups, high number of moles, previous sun damage, previous use of tanning beds, or high sun exposure in occupations such as; tree loppers, roofers, landscapers, tradesmen, etc.

For more information on Skin Cancer Action Week, please visit Cancer Council website

Meet the Health Hub Doctors Skin Cancer Clinic Doctors

Dr Matthew Allen

Dr Allen has extensive experience in dermatoscopy to improve skin cancer detection & provide both surgical & non surgical  management of cancers & sun damaged skin.

As a  fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery he has clinical training in the diagnosis & management of skin cancers, cosmetic skin concerns, lasers & 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 for 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 cosmetic injectables for line reduction, excessive sweating and migraines, he is also an expert in the advanced use of fillers for volume and contour restoration and correction.

Dr Ahmed Elsedfy

Dr Ahmed Elsedfy is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor by The College of Skin Cancer Australasia. Dr Elsedfy is a GP with over 30 years of experience. He has worked in trauma surgery overseas and has obtained a Diploma in Emergency Medicine from The Australian College of Emergency Medicine. Dr Elsedfy is interested in skin surgery, trauma, and all aspects of General Practice.


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