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Dr Shepherd is now working most Saturdays!

Dr Karen Shepherd Women’s GP and Mental Health in Mt Gravatt Reydon Street Medical Centre is very pleased to announce Dr Karen Shepherd will now be available most Saturday mornings for patient appointments. We know our patients will be delighted to be able to see Dr Shepherd more easily. For our patients who have not…
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Watch this video of three young women relating their experiences dealing with endometriosis and adenomyosis

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Endometriosis and adenomyosis are reproductive conditions which can affect women of any age. Despite them affecting an estimated 1 in 10 women, the conditions frequently take many years to be identified and treated. This leads to difficulties obtaining treatment and a variety of other issues, such as the financial costs of treatment; having to put…
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Looking to set some goals for 2021? Set an open goal.

It’s that time of year when many of us are setting goals for the year ahead. ABC recently reported the most common New Year’s resolution set by 59% of people is to exercise more. However, research suggests the way people typically set goals in exercise often do not work.  To improve the chances of success,…
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Did you know that heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Australia? So, it is important that you do everything you can to stay on top of your heart health.

With a new year here, it is time to continue with or create new healthy habits to keep your heart and body health. Here are 5 tips you can follow to help keep your heart healthy. 1. Stay Active Exercising daily can reduce your risk of heart disease. Going for a run or walk or…
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Meet Dr Kortlucke!

Dr Annette Kortlucke Women’s Health and Migraine in Mt Gravatt Dr Annette Kortlucke has been at Reydon Street Medical Centre since the beginning. Dr Kortlucke enjoys developing long term, trusting relationships with her patients over time. With a wealth of experience, Dr Kortlucke has undertaken additional training in women’s health, palliative care, and mental health.…
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Meet Dr Karen Shepherd!

Dr Karen Shepherd Women’s GP and Mental Health Dr Shepherd has been at Reydon Street Medical Centre since 2014 and has developed long-term and trusting relationships with her patients. Dr Shepherd enjoys all area of General Practice but has a special interest in gut health, women’s health, and mental health.   Dr Shepherd will be…
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Kick start 2021 by prioritising your health!

Staying healthy is important for all of us however, it requires regular attention to reinforce our good behaviours. Start by setting some health goals you hope to achieve in 2021 and implement small changes to make these happen. Getting 30 minutes of exercise most days is the minimum recommended time. Good habits can be hard…
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The Pap test has changed: More accurate. Less often.

Every year around 800 Australian women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Yet, Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.     Your best protection against cervical cancer is routine screenings. The Pap test was replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test (CST) every five years. The latest medical and scientific evidence shows that…
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