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.
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.
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.
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.
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.