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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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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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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…
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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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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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