Feb 23

COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ’s

Pfizer vaccine has arrived in Australia. Phase 1a roll-out commenced on 22 February 2021, with vaccines offered to quarantine and border workers, frontline healthcare workers and aged care and disability care residents & workers. Many patients are asking their Doctor questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines, so we have compiled a list of the most FREQUENTLY…

Feb 1

Ovarian Cancer – do you have the symptoms?

Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer in Australia, and yet it is one of least talked about. Many women don’t know the risks or warning signs. During the month of February, we are proudly wearing the teal ribbon and sharing our insights for a better understanding of ovarian cancer, and to show our…

Feb 1

About COVID-19 Vaccines in Australia

The coronavirus has affected our lives dramatically over the last twelve months, here in Australia and globally. The availability of a vaccine that can protect us against coronavirus infection and enable us to enjoy a normal life again, including travel has been welcomed by our community. At Smart Clinics we support the vaccine, we believe…

Dec 16

SmartClinics & Better Medical Shift Gears

Queensland-based SmartClinics, and Adelaide’s Better Medical have combined this week to become the fifth-largest general practice platform in the country, encompassing 64 clinics and 450 doctors. The combination was made possible with private equity firm Livingbridge joining existing majority shareholder Genesis Capital to become a significant shareholder in the combined business. Livingbridge’s experience in the…

Dec 11

A Proud Partnership with BetterHealth+

SmartClinics Family Medical Centres is thrilled to announce a new partnership with one of Australia’s leading allied health organisations, BetterHealth+. This collaboration will support our General Practitioners around the nation by providing their patients with better access to a broad range of allied healthcare services within the same clinic location. This is excellent news for…

Nov 25

2020: Brisbane Doctors open on Christmas Holidays

Looking for Doctors open on Christmas Holidays, Sundays or after hours in Brisbane? It can be difficult to find Medical Centres that are open on Christmas holidays. Luckily, many of our Family Medical Centres across Queensland & Tasmania remain open over the festive season including Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Some clinics…

Nov 2

Can’t grow a Mo’? Got no mo-ney?

Here are 5 other ways you can support Movember this November… Every November, Movember fundraisers around the world aim make a difference in men’s lives – targeting mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Some grow a moustache, some walk or run to raise money. But how can you show your support…

Sep 9

Help for patients with depression

GP & Nurse-led support for patients with anxiety, depression or mental health conditions If you are concerned about your own mental health and emotional well-being, or that of a family member, a great first step is visiting a GP who has a special interest and experience in this area. They will help guide you through…

womens health Aug 25

Women’s Health Doctors in Alexandra Hills

If you are looking for a GP who is highly skilled in women’s health, there amazing Women’s Health Doctors in the Alexandra Hills at SmartClinics Family Medical Clinics who can help you in our discreet and welcoming practice location. Our female health doctors at SmartClinics Alexandra Hill are very patient and understanding GPs, and will…

diabetes Jul 16

5 common misconceptions about people who have diabetes.

You probably know someone who has diabetes but there are many common myths about this disease, so we want to make sure you have the facts! Here are the top 5 myths about diabetes and those living with the disease… did you believe any were true?

bowel cancer Jun 25

How to check for early signs of bowel cancer?

Checking your poo while in the loo could save your life. Changes in your toilet habits can be early signs of bowel cancer. Poo checks may not be something that you do on a daily basis- or want to do- but here at SmartClinics we highly recommend you make them a part of your weekly…

womans health Jun 25

Mirena and Implanon in Mango Hill and Northlakes

Dr Elizabeth Ayoola has been helping women of all ages in general practice for over 8 years and is passionate about all aspects of family medicine. While Dr Elizabeth sees patients of all ages, she specialises in women’s reproductive health including birth control, including Mirena and Implanon insertion and removal. Dr Elizbeth sees patients at…

Jun 4

Doctors warn patients not to skip appointments

Social distancing restrictions have finally eased! Here’s why you should make your first trip a visit to the GP. While you’ve probably got some BBQ’s to attend and awesome places that you want to visit after being in isolation, Australia’s Doctors want to see you as a priority.  Not because they are worried you may…

May 13

News for Ferny Hills patients

15 September 2020 Dear Patients, It appears that some patients missed the news that we have moved to the Gap. It was a difficult decision to close our Ferny Hills medical centre location back in June 2020, but we are only a short drive away! Your Ferny Hills Doctors would like to continue to see…

Apr 30

Is it still ok to visit your doctor during coronavirus?

Everything is operating a little differently right now. Businesses are closed or implementing new policies to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. At SmartClinics, we have put in place a number of changes to help improve our patients’ safety and ensure that we do our part to ensure Australia can combat this health crisis…

Apr 15

Where can I get a bulk billed Telehealth Appointment?

BULK BILLED TELEHEALTH CALLS FOR ALL MEDICARE CARD HOLDERS IPSWICH CAIRNS: Woree, Smithfield BRISBANE: Deception Bay Mango Hill The Doctors at the above clinics can talk to you over the phone and help you with a wide variety of general health concerns – and it will be BULK BILLED if you have a current Medicare Card. If…

Apr 7

Doctors open Easter 2020

Need a GP over the Easter long weekend? Many SmartClinics Doctors are working over the Easter break in case you need medical assistance. Some medical centres will be OPEN for face-to-face appointments in the clinic with your GP while other Doctors will be offering Telehealth consultations so you can talk to them over the phone. To…

Mar 30

Telehealth appointments – everything you need to know

Speak with a GP in the comfort of your home. A Telehealth appointment is just like a standard GP appointment, but conducted over the phone. Your GP will go through the normal procedures of asking about your symptoms (if you have any) and assessing potential diagnoses. If a script is required, it’ll be faxed, emailed or…

coronavirus vaccine development Mar 10

Coronavirus Vaccine – How far away is it?

WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS? Call our Tele Health Coronavirus hotline on 1300 411 748 for a Telehealth call with a GP about any health concern. If you live in the South Brisbane area, you may be referred to our Alexandra Hills Respiratory Clinic for a COVID-19 Assessment. Coronavirus Vaccine – How far away is it? The new…

Mar 10

The Interesting History of the Flu Vaccine

The history of the flu virus The flu is a fascinating subject. Most Australians are exposed in one way or another. Whether you yourself have had the flu or you’ve seen a family member go through it, you are likely aware of its effects and the illness it can cause the vulnerable, such as children…