During the scorching summer months it is important to be aware of heatstroke. This condition is life threatening and if you are over 75 years or have a chronic disease you are more susceptible. Symptoms include rapid pulse, shallow fast breathing, slurred speech, confusion, dizziness, dry red skin, headache, vomiting or nausea and increased thirst. As this condition is classified as a medical emergency call an ambulance immediately if someone is experiencing these types of symptoms. Heatstroke prevention is key so throughout the hotter days ensure that you and your loved ones drink plenty of water & keep cool. It is also essential to take care of those in the community who are more vulnerable.
Dr Poonia is in the midst of studying for a very important examination in February of 2020. For the next three months he is reducing his consulting days to Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. We wish him the best of luck with his studies.
National Skin Cancer Action Week November 17th to 23rd 2019, acts as a timely reminder of the risks of exposure to UV radiation & the need for sun protection. Shockingly two out of three people will be effected by skin cancer in their life time. It is important to know that early skin cancer detection is key and 95% of skin cancers can be successfully treated if detected early. With summer well on its way it is time to get checked out and book your skin cancer check today.
This month we are promoting National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, November the 11th to 17th. Early detection screening is the key to reducing the risk of cervical cancer and only takes five minutes. Ladies, if you are unsure if you are up to date with your cervical screening tests, please make an appointment today.
We want to ensure that all of our patients are living their healthiest lives. Our ‘Healthy You’ program aims to improve your overall physical & mental heath. During your birthday month book in for your FREE health check by calling the clinic on 8558 0111. To promote our new program we are holding a morning tea where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the ways in which we can support your journey to a healthier you.
WHERE: Southern Fleurieu Family Practice
WHEN: 10.00am – 11.30am, 12th of November 2019
PLACES ARE LIMITED!
Please RSVP by the 8th of November 2019 by calling the clinic on 8558 0111.
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month serves as a timely reminder about the simple steps that you can take to proactively reduce your risk.
Please refer to the October newsletter for further information.
During this year’s National Asthma Week 1st – 7th of September 2019, it is important to spread awareness about this chronic condition. If you feel that you or someone you know suffers from asthma it is essential to speak to your doctor.
FOR GOOD CONTROL OF ASTHMA, YOU NEED;
– Medication to to taken at the right time and in the right way.
– A personalised ‘Asthma Management Plan’ developed by your doctor. Action plans should be
checked and updated by your doctor yearly.
– Regular visits to your GP for check-ups and to learn more about living with asthma.
We are thrilled to announce that Dr Angeline Khoo is joining our team of specialist doctors. Dr Khoo is a specialist geriatrician who will provide expert care to our elderly patients. Please click her to view more information.
During Healthy Bones Action Week 19th–23rd of August 2019, it is important to raise awareness about bone health. Osteoporosis is a major clinical problem in older women and men. It is a debilitating condition but can be treated if diagnosed early. Several of our GP’s specialise in osteoporosis and osteopenia management. Make an appointment to discuss your bone health today.
As South Australia continues to experience one of the worst flu seasons on record, call our friendly reception staff on 8558 0111 to book in for your flu vaccination.
Please welcome Doctor KC Hor to our team. Whilst born in Malaysia “KC” has studied medicine in the USA, New Zealand and Australia. With past rural GP experience in Ardrossan and special interests in skin cancer medicine and elderly care KC is well equipped to manage your medical care. KC will commence consulting in July 2019.