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…
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Did you know this is World Haemochromatosis Week?

Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in Australia. For the 1 in 200 people affected, and the iron overload it can cause serious health problems The most common symptoms of this inherited iron overload disorder are: •  Fatigue, weakness and lethargy•  Joint pains Other symptoms can include: •  Abdominal pain•  Diabetes•  Liver disorders; enlarged…
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Can you help Dr Paul Colbrook from Reydon Street Medical Centre raise funds for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout?

Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This year I am taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need. For one night, I’ll be sleeping outside as part of an eye-opening experience to…
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Don’t put off speaking to your GP. It may make things worse.

There is growing concern in Australia, that patients are not seeking healthcare either for new problems and routine conditions like hypertension and diabetes because they are fearful of going out to visit their GP. The worry is that patients will get sicker before they are seen or they develop problems and their long term health…
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Coughs and sneezes spread diseases – Coronavirus and Influenza hygiene measures

There is a lot in the news about the new Coronavirus. Thankfully, it is yet to make an impact in Australia. However, as we are at the start of our winter, and the inevitable cold and flu season , it is timely to talk about simple steps we can take to reduce the risk of…
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Coronavirus advice updated 27 February 2020

There is a lot of concern in the news and media regards a novel virus originating in Wuhan, China. Patients who pose the greatest risk include: Travel to China in the 14 days before the onset of illness. OR Travel to the following within 14 days before onset of illness: Hong KongIndonesiaIranItalyJapanSingaporeSouth KoreaOR Close contact…
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More choice for patient’s at Reydon Street Medical Centre

We are pleased to offer more choice to patients as we will be joined Dr Neha Pandeya soon. Dr Pandeya grew up locally in Brisabane, and trained at University of Queensland. She has worked in North Queensland before returning home to Brisbane. Being interested in paediatrics, her previous experience includes roles at the Queensland Children’s Hospital…
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Bulk billing for Children now available in Upper Mt Gravatt

The good news for families is that wish to make it easier for you to see us. We have reviewed our fees, and are now able to offer Bulk Billed consultations for children under 16 years old. Please understand this only applies to consultations for children 15 years and under during Monday to Friday. Our…
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Babies can still have their vaccinations when they have a cold or are on antibiotics.

The doctors at Reydon Street Medical Centre get regular questions from parents asking if their baby can still have their vaccinations when they have a cold or are on antibiotics. The human body is an amazing thing and protects us from many infectious challenges on a daily basis. The immune system can cope with a…
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Measles and travel

As the summer approaches our patients are asking about the risk of measles and other travel vaccinations and precautions to take. For those of  us not used to seeing measles, it  is a truly horrible disease which is easily passed from one person to another. Even in previously healthy individuals it can cause serious illness…
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We are pleased to announce we have a new doctor joining us at Reydon Street Medical Centre.

Dr Brittany Wakefield joins Reydon Street Medical Centre View Post “We are pleased to announce we have a new doctor joining us at Reydon Street Medical Centre. Dr Brittany Wakefield is a Queensland trained GP who grew up on the Gold Coast. She has been working in Maleny where is very highly regarded, and the…
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Next Week is Men’s Health Week

Being men we don’t like to talk about it. Make it a priority to book for a men’s health check if you haven’t had one in the last 2 years. Health checks can check for risk factors for: heart diseasestrokedementia diabetes sexual dysfunctioncancers -skin , bowel and prostate A health check is also a good…
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We value your peace of mind and your safety – TeleHealth @ Reydon Street Medical Centre

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To offer  peace of  mind and safety for our patients telephone or video consultations (TELEHEALTH) are our first contact with patients rather than face-to-face consultations. Continuity of care is important to us, and we are in the perfect position to continue to serve our existing and new patients safely through innovative changes  to service delivery…
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ALERT: Influenza Immunsations

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Flu is the leading cause of hospitalisation for kids under five. Vaccination every year is the best protection. Us kids are great at spreading germs. Hand washing, covering coughs and the annual flu vaccine is the best way to stop the spread and don’t forget to keep us home when we’re sick Parents – Keep…
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Vinnies needs more help to support the homeless please

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great uncertainty for people around the world andat home. Many face the prospect of falling into homelessness due to job losses and financialinsecurity. Please help me support the work of @VinniesAU by sponsoring Dr Paul Colbrook’s #CEOSleepoutAU: https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/fundraisers/paulcolbrook/brisbane
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