Meet our receptionists: Janet, Tina, Bella, Izzy and Rosie.

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Our front desk receptionists help patients on the phone and in person when they attend for an appointment. As well as welcoming patients with a smile, our support team enhance our patients’ experience of the practice and contribute greatly to their healthcare. They work tirelessly to facilitate our reminder and recall system to ensure patients…
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COVID vaccination rollout is coming – Be informed

We have added a page to our website to provide information on the Coronavirus vaccinations that will be coming soon. Visit https://www.reydonstreet.com.au/coronavirus-covid-vaccination-mt-gravatt/ to read more We will update this as more information becomes available.
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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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Meet Reydon Street’s Practice Manager, Tiffany.

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Practice Manager, Tiffany Tiffany has been with Reydon Street since 2018 and has a wealth of experience in general practice administration and management. As the driving force behind the support team, she helps coordinate the day to day running of Reydon Street Medical Centre and oversees all practice management. Tiffany loves working with the staff…
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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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Good luck and farewell to Dr Neha Pandeya!

Dr Neha Pandeya Women’s GP in Mt Gravatt Sadly, Reydon Street Medical Centre is farewelling Dr Neha Pandeya. Dr Pandeya will be moving to another clinic as part of her continued professional development and training. Dr Pandeya has been a wonderful doctor to have working with us over the past year and we are very…
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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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Meet Dr Brittany Wakefield!

Dr Brittany Wakefield For new or existing patients who may have not seen Dr Wakefield before, she has been at Reydon Street Medical Centre since 2019 and now has more availability for her patients. Her special interests include all things skin, whether its teenage acne or skin cancers and melanoma, Dr Wakefield can help. Dr…
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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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Meet Dr Colbrook!

Dr Paul Colbrook GP and Skin Cancer Doctor in Mt Gravatt Dr Colbrook has been at Reydon Street Medical Centre since 2012. Since then, Dr Paul has been helping patients reach their long-term goals to improve their health and wellbeing. He enjoys a relaxed, non-judgemental, and collaborative approach to communication and patient care. Paul believes…
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Merry Christmas from Reydon Street Medical Centre! We hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

We are closed until the 28th of December, but we will be open again on December 29th from 8:00am – midday. If you need to book an appointment, you can do so day or night, by booking online here: www.reydonstreet.com.au/billing-arrangements/bookings/
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We are here to help old and new patients with COVID-19 testing due to the NSW cluster

If you or your family are affected by the recent COVID-19 cluster in New South Wales we are able to help you arrange coronavirus testing. If you or a loved one have visited an affected area and are required or wish to have a Coronavirus test we can help arrange this through a telephone consultation.…
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Dr Brittany Wakefield will be available for her patients every day from Tuesdays to Fridays in 2021!

Reydon Street Medical Centre is very pleased to have Dr Wakefield available for patient appointments from Tuesday to Fridays. We know our patients will be just as delighted to be able to see her more easily. For our patients who have not yet had the pleasure of meeting Dr Brittany, she enjoys getting to know…
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Decembeard is here!

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Bowel Cancer Australia’s Decembeard fundraiser encourages everyone to get hairy while raising awareness and funds to help beat bowel cancer.   Beards aren’t just for hipsters, grandpas, men that ride motorbikes or people that are too lazy to shave. Anyone can help make real change happen. This December you can be involved by growing a…
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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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It is still the same sun!

Many Australians will remember the original ‘Sid the Seagull’ from Cancer Council’s 1980’s campaign which launched the ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ message.   If you remember Sid the Seagull you are old enough to need regular skin cancer and melanoma checks. Since this message, many things have changed but our sun is still the same. Australia…
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Queensland borders closed to Adelaide from Monday 16th November following the latest COVID-19 cluster outbreak

Our patient’s health and wellbeing are our number one priority, so we ask that you do not come to the practice if you have been in Adelaide in the past seven days. Following the latest COVID-19 cluster outbreak, if you have been in Adelaide since Monday 9th November 2020 or are self-quarantining, we ask that…
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Own Your Tone this summer!

Remember Sid the Seagull from the Cancer Council ? Did you know that more than 2000 people in Australia die from skin cancer each year? However, most skin cancers can be prevented using good sun protection.   Cancer Council Queensland urges all Australians to use the five forms of sun protection to help with prevention.…
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It’s time to grow a Mo!

Globally, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day. This rate of male suicide is alarmingly high. We can’t sit back and accept it. However, this November you can make a difference by part taking in Movember. Time to help a mate. Movember fundraisers are a global community of fired up Mo Bros…
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It all about Men – Movember’s here

Us men can need a air bit of prompting  to do something about our health. Movember is a great way for us to start thinking  about looking after ourselves a bit more. This year it is perhaps more important for us to use Movember as a reminder to touch base with our own, a friend’s or…
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NATIONAL SKIN CANCER ACTION WEEK starts 15 November 2020

Watch Lana’s video about being diagnosed with melanoma. Most melanomas and other skin cancers can be prevented by the use of good sun protection. Every day of the year (winter and summer) we urge you to use the five forms of sun protection: slip on sun-protective clothingslop on SPF30 (SPF 50 is better) broad-spectrum, water-resistant…
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National Skin Cancer week is coming soon

In the meantime please share this post with someone you care about. Reydon Street Medical Centre can help with your next skin cancer check up. If you have no COVID symptoms you can now Book on line with Dr Brittany Wakefield or Dr Paul Colbrook. Follow us on Facebook for more news and updates.
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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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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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3-day lockdown for Greater Brisbane

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We are moving back to telephone consultations as the first point of contact for all patients for the period of the lock down. We can help patients access testing, and many simple problems by telephone without the need for a face to face consultation. After an intial assessment by telephone, we may be able to…
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