It’s time to get informed about iron

Fed up with feeling tired? Can’t keep up with your kids? Do people always say you look pale? You could have iron deficiency anaemia. A visit to your family GP is the first step towards arranging testing, working out the cause, and arranging appropriate treatments. We now offers intravenous (IV) iron infusions to help patients…
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Do you have a ongoing condition and want to stay healthy as long as possible? If you do, read on… If not, please share this with a loved one or friend who does.

Proactive management of chronic, ongoing conditions has never been more important. We published a recent post to remind patients to ensure they attend to routine cancer checks, like breast, mammography, skin and melanoma and colorectal cancer. Today, we are reminding people to keep on track with paying attention to all aspects of their health. We…
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Time to see you GP and get a health check

Jenny Morrison the Prime Minister’s wife has sent a message to all Australians, and women in particular not to put off seeing their GP. At Reydon Street, we are aware that patients are putting off routine preventative care like skin checks and breast screening. We have also noticed a decline in patients attending to routine…
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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…
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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…
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How we are keeping our patients and community safe – Changes you need to know about.

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It has been over 6 months now since the Coronavirus arrived in Australia and flipped our lives upside down. From having to practice social distancing and getting used to life with restrictions on activities, to continually washing our hands or wearing masks, or the fear of loved ones or friends getting sick, the Coronavirus is…
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Don’t leave it too late to find out if you at risk of hip and spine fractures without knowing it.

What is Bone health all about? calcium builds strong bones Osteoporosis affects around 1.2 million Australians, with a further 6 million suffering from low bone density. These people are at risk of a fracture. Most people don’t know they are at risk until a break occurs and so it is frequently called ‘the silent disease’.…
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Do you need more motivation to get out a do a bit of exercise? Can you help someone who needs a Guide Dog?

Blindness and poor vision can affect every age group from children and teenagers to the elderly. The number of people expected to need help from Guide Dogs Australia is expected to increase as the population ages. Guide Dogs Australia needs your help, and is running a campaign called PAWGUST. . During PAWGUST you commit to…
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Don’t forget – You can still get access to Medicare funded Allied Health care during COVID-19

With all the news  focusing on the number of Coronavirus cases it is easy to forget the other impacts of this current outbreak. Recently it has been noticeable that almost everyone’s blood glucose and cholesterol levels have  gone up as much as 10%.  Patients are also noticing a few  COVID kilos have gone on the…
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Update on Coronavirus testing for our patients in South Brisbane.

We congratulate our Reydon Street patients for putting the community first and coming forward for testing even with minor respiratory symptom. We understand the inconvenience this has caused  for some of you. The good news is  so far  we have had a lucky escape in South Brisbane, with only very limited  community transmission after the …
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Did you know you can have a consultation with your GP by telephone and video (TELEHEALTH)?

Since April our patients have valued the support our GPs have been giving them by telephone and video consultations. The recent outbreak of Coronavirus cases in South Brisbane / Logan means these are even more helpful for  our patients. We  are able to manage many patient concerns  using telehealth and reduce the risk of spreading…
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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,…
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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 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…
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