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Queensland is Good to Go… Are you?

There aren’t many benefits of the Coronavirus outbreak, but one of them is that people are getting out and exploring Queensland more than usual. It is amazing how many things there are to learn about this great Country we call home. Over the Ekka weekend Dr Colbrook experienced the Main Range National Park for the…

Next week is Asthma Awareness Week: 1-7 September

The first week of September is Asthma Australia’s Asthma Week to try and raise awareness of this issue. It is also the time several of our patients tell us they get worse due to the westerly winds bringing triggers from inland. Asthma is a common disease in Australia, with over 1 in 10 people being…

We ask all patients who are coming to the practice to bring and wear their own face mask before entering the building.

New Queensland Health restrictions require patients attending GPs in South Brisbane to wear face masks when attending their doctor. Accordingly patients who need a face to face consultation with their Doctor will need to wear face mask for the time being.We ask all patients who are coming to the practice to bring and wear their…

Menopause is all about Hormones and Hearts

Watch Dr Brittany Wakefield’s latest message about the menopause New research from UQ has linked the vasomotor symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes and night sweats to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is one of the most common causes of death in women, but a lot of women consider themselves to…

We are still serving our community and still accepting new patients….but there have been some changes to Medicare you need to know about.

Patients’ ability to access their GP through by telephone and video consultation (telehealth) has been a great success over the last few weeks. At Reydon Street Medical Centre we have embraced this change, and are offering improved access for old and new patients alike. Our patients welcomed the new Medicare rules that allowed this. However,…

Do you want to avoid a nose swab and time off work?

Now that the cold weather has started  we are seeing  a  lot of people with sniffly noses or a touch of their “usual sinus”. One way to avoid a coronavirus nose swab is to maintain social isolation. In this time of worry around COVID, showing up to work, to the shops or to a friend’s…

Migraine – don’t suffer in silence.

Migraine is unmistakable for sufferers often causing a severe pulsating headache  with nausea that may be preceded by warning symptoms called an aura. It often requires suffers to rest in bed and so greatly affects their social and work lives. It affects up to 3  times as many women as men, and up to 1…