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Congratulations on 1 million consults

We celebrated our 1,000,000th consultation.
Thank you for your support and for being a part of this wonderful journey.
We look forward to further improving the health and well-being of all our patients and community with the next 1 million patient care consults!
Dr Ryan Vo & Dr Jonathan Phan

Face to Face Consultations


FACE TO FACE CONSULTATIONS  
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FACE TO FACE CONSULTATIONS

We can now see you in the clinic for Face to Face Consultations. Our doctors and allied health team are dedicated to ensuring all patients receive the best health care especially during this difficult time.

We still must adhere to all NSW health guidelines with a pre-phone consultation and the use of social distancing and personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, gowns and googles.

Patients will need a pre-phone consultation which can be booked online, and the doctor will organise a separate appointment time to attend the clinic. This is to ensure all patients are screened before attending the clinic to ensure patient and staff safety.


Pack yourself a filling lunch fast



With the hustle and bustle of work building up over the week, we feel like there’s less and less time to prepare lunch for work. It comes as no surprise when we grab something convenient from the nearest food outlet.

The downside? These options can come served in large portions with excess added salt, sugar and unhealthy fats instead of the nutrients we need to stay energised and full for the rest of the day. Buying lunch also takes time to line-up, order and wait for our food to be made. This leaves less of our lunch break to sit, chew and enjoy our food, a key experience that starts the process of proper digestion and lets our brain know we are full.

To solve this dilemma, use this four-step guide to pack a filling, healthy and delicious lunch, fast.

STEP1: VEGETABLES

Take advantage of pre-packed salads or microwavable vegetable bags and fill half of your lunch with a good hit of fibre that adds “bulk”. The stretching of our stomachs from fibre signals to our brain we are full, making our meal much more satiating. Certain fibres, like those in asparagus and beetroot, also feed our good gut bacteria. When well-fed, they release appetite-regulating chemicals that can stave-off hunger-pangs and unnecessary snacking too soon after our lunch.

STEP 2: PROTEIN

Next, include a serve of lean protein. This is essential for longer lasting satiety as protein increases the production of hormones which signal long-term fullness to our brain. Aim for a palm-size and look for quick options like canned tuna or salmon, boiled eggs and ready-to-eat lean roasted chicken or falafels. 

STEP 3: LOW GI CARBOHYDRATE

Round out your meal with carbohydrates that have a low Glycaemic Index (GI). This means it is broken down into glucose slowly, providing our brain a sustained stream of fuel to power through the 3pm slump. Make use of high-fibre wholegrain breads and wraps, microwave grain cups and even canned legumes.

STEP 4: HEALTHY FAT

Finish with a dash of healthy fat for flavour (i.e. fun). Ensuring your packed lunch is tasty gives it a fighting chance against highly-palatable takeaway options. Healthy fats are also needed to absorb fat-soluble vitamins, like those found in tomato, capsicum and leafy greens. Sprinkle a handful of nuts for crunch, spread a creamy hummus in your wrap or whisk extra virgin olive oil-based with balsamic vinegar to perfectly coat salad vegetables.

Next time you plan to head to the food court, try these four steps and see how you feel. You might just find the staff kitchen cookies aren’t calling your name come mid-afternoon.



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Acupuncture

The Glebe Medical Centre now offers Acupuncture 

Did you know that acupuncture can be used to manage a range of medical conditions?

Such as stress, muscle and joint pain, insomnia, migraines & Anxiety and depression.

Dr Widmer offers 33 years of clinical experience, and all consults are bulk billed if you have a medicare card or the standard consult fee applies.

Please call the Glebe medical centre on (02) 8070 6888 to arrange an appointment on a Tuesday or Friday.

Measles Alert

The numbers of measles cases continue to increase in NSW. 

What are the symptoms?

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness which begins with a cough, fever, sore red eyes and runny nose. After three to four days a non-itchy red spotty rash will occur on your face and neck before spreading to the rest of the body.

People who are experiencing signs and symptoms of measles should seek medical attention.

What should I do if I think I have measles?

Call ahead to the practice and ask to speak to the nurse. She will triage your symptoms and give you further instructions to limit exposure if you need to come to the doctor. You should not sit in the waiting room without letting anyone know.

How is it spread?

Measles is highly contagious and is spread in the air through coughing or sneezing by someone who is unwell with the disease.

People are at risk of measles if they are exposed to an infectious case and have never had measles or have not received two doses of measles containing vaccine. Two doses of measles containing vaccine provide lifelong protection against infection in 99% of people. Most people born before 1966 are assumed to be immune to measles.

Can I get measles vaccination?

  • If you are between 25 and 53 years of age, you may be eligible for a vaccine booster.
  • Children in Australia are vaccinated at 12 and 18 months years of age.
  • If you have upcoming overseas travel plans, you should talk to your doctor.

For more information, please make an appointment with your GP.

 

2019 Flu Vaccines – In Stock

All 2019 Flu Vaccines are now in stock including Government and Private stock.

You are eligible for the Government Funded Vaccine if you are:

  • Over 65 years of age
  • Pregnant
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander aged 6months – 5 years
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander aged 15 and over
  • Have a relevant chronic medical condition that can lead to complications from the flu

Please contact reception to make an appointment for the vaccine.

Closed Saturday 23 February 2019

We will be closed on Saturday 23rd February for an Annual Staff Event.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our normal hours will resume on Sunday 24th of February where we are open from 9am – 1pm.

If you require urgent medical attention please call 000.

For non-urgent medical attention please call 13 SICK (13 7624).

The nearest Laverty Pathology Collection Centre is in Broadway Medical Centre and is open 9am – 1pm .

Thank you for your understanding.

Long Weekend Opening Hours

GLEBE MEDICAL CENTRE IS OPEN THIS LONG WEEKEND

Our Opening Hours are:

Sat 26 January: 9am – 1pm

Sun 27 January: 9am – 1pm

Mon 28 January: 9am – 1pm

Please note that Public holiday fees will apply on Monday the 28th January. Please refer to our fees guide as an outline of costs.

If you require after-hours medical attention of a non-urgent nature, please contact the National Home Doctor Service on 13 SICK or 13 7425.  
For urgent matters, please contact 000.

Fee Increase

Fee Increase

ATTENTION PATIENTS

As of 14 January 2019 our Private Fees will Increase slightly.

 

Our billing schedule will remain the same as before with around a 2% increase on appointment fees. This is in line with the recommended Australian Medical Association’s recommendation.

For further information, please contact reception on 8070 6888.

Holiday Operating Hours

Christmas/New Year Operating Hours

Christmas Eve (24th Dec)                      8am – 4pm
Christmas Day (25th Dec)                      Closed
Boxing Day (26th Dec)                           9am – 1pm
27th – 30th December                        Normal Operating Hours
New Year’s Eve (31st Dec)                    8am – 4pm
New Year’s Day (1st Jan 2019)             9am – 1pm

We will be returning to regular business hours from Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please call (02) 8070 6888 to make an appointment

For after-hours care please call the National home Doctor Service on 13 SICK (13 74 25).

For Medical Emergencies, please call 000 or visit the Emergency Department at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.