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 are 3 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,…

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…

coronavirus health alert Mar 5

Coronavirus Health Alert: Information from SmartClinics

3 March 2020 As more cases of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) are confirmed around the world, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to take some basic precautions to maintain hygiene levels and ensure that we do all that we can as individuals to help halt the spread of the virus. Who are the…

flu vs coronavirus difference Feb 25

What is the difference between coronavirus and the flu?

WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS? You may qualify for a BULK BILLED TELEPHONE CALL with a GP. To find out if you qualify, complete our online form or call our Tele Health Coronavirus hotline on 1300 411 748. Incidences of the new coronavirus from out of China are spreading around the world, with China updating numbers of those…

2020 Flu Shots - price and release Jan 30

2020 Flu Shot – New Strains and where to get yours

Private Flu shots are only $14.95 and your vaccination appointment will be bulk billed if it’s during standard business hours for Medicare Card holders. CLICK HERE for an updated list of SmartClinics Medical Centres that have flu vaccines in stock today. ***Please note: We have extra safety measures in place to help keep you protected…

coronavirus australia facts Jan 29

Coronavirus – Everything you need to know

Coronavirus has been splashed across front pages, social media and news websites for the last week. This new Wuhan virus is big news and growing exponentially. There’s nothing better than a potential pandemic to sell some newspapers. So what is it all about and should we really be at panic stations? Just how widespread is…

Doctors Open over Christmas Nov 25

Doctors open over Christmas Holidays 2019

Looking for Doctors open on Christmas Holidays, Sundays or after hours? It can be difficult to find Doctors 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 even offer late night and…

Oct 22

How to be asthma-safe in pollen season

Spring is a beautiful time of year, yet it brings with it a grave threat: pollen. For many of us, pollen is a trigger for asthma symptoms. There is a fine line between hay fever and asthma for many people, and pollen can tip that balance from inconvenient towards potentially deadly. Allergic reactions are an…