Apr 13

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?

Influenza, also known as the flu, is a disease that can be really serious, causing hospitalisation and sometimes death. With so much information in the media on COVID-19 and its related vaccines, we need to remember that getting your influenza vaccine annually is still incredibly important. Every year the World Health Organization estimates the number…

Mar 17

SmartClinics Windsor Update

Dear SmartClinics Windsor Patients, Following days of rain, our area was further drenched by a ‘rain bomb’ that sat stationary over South East Queensland on 27th February. Unfortunately, SmartClinics Windsor was severely impacted as stormwater from under sieged drains flowed through our clinic to an unimaginable height of 1.5m! The water subsided, leaving a trail of…

Dec 22

Telehealth Appointments At SmartClinics

The efficiency and effectiveness of Telehealth Appointments have risen to the forefront of medical practices with the recent need for contact-free medical consultations for both doctors and patients. At SmartClinics, we’ve found Telehealth Appointments to suit our patient’s busy schedules and still care for your health by ensuring you receive medical advice, certification or referrals…

Dec 16

2021: 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…

Dec 12

Medical Certificates From Your Doctor

Beyond just providing medical advice and treatments, our doctors can provide you with the documentation to assure you gain appropriate sick leave, carer’s leave or support for illnesses.  Whether it’s short term illnesses like the flu to more severe cases of chronic illness or mental illness, medical certificates can help you take medical time off…

CBD Nov 25

Medicinal Cannabis

Cannabis treatment from a medical perspective.   WHAT IS MEDICINAL CANNABIS? Medicinal cannabis is a treatment derived from cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.   WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS? Depending on the strain of medicinal cannabis, each will contain different ratios of the cannabinoids THC and CBD.  CBD is not psychoactive and has been used in…

skin check Nov 14

Learn About The Types of Skin Cancer

When it comes to skin cancer there are multiple types that can develop and with ranging levels of severity. These cancers can develop on the skin over areas of the body and with differing rates and appearances. While the main types of skin cancers are a result of sun exposure, skin cancers can emerge beneath…

skin check Nov 5

Brisbane Skin Cancer Clinic

Did you know that Queenslanders have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world? This is because the majority of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun of which the Sunshine state gets plenty! The hard truth is that on average, 2 in 3 Australians will have skin cancer during their lifetime….

Aug 23

COVID-19 Updates & Vaccinations

If you are unwell, please go directly to a COVID testing facility or your local emergency department. Please click here to find your nearest Respiratory clinic. Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine? Some SmartClinics Medical Centres below will be offering COVID-19 vaccines, while others will not. Please read the list below to see how…

Jul 7

2021 EKKA Holiday Doctor Appointments

Due to the current South East Queensland lockdown and worsening local COVID-19 outbreak, the 2021 Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) has been cancelled in the best interests of public health.  It is the second year in a row that the Ekka has been cancelled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.   This means that Ekka public holiday…

Jun 8

Closure of Alexandra Hills Clinic

Dear Patients of SmartClinics Alexandra Hills, We regret to inform you that SmartClinics Alexandra Hills Medical Centre has permanently closed. The COVID-testing facility at Alexandra Hills has also permanently CLOSED. Please click here to find your nearest Respiratory clinic. If you would like to continue your care with Dr Eugenia Haller for a standard GP…

Mar 29

We now have a new Holter Test available at SmartClinics Mango Hill

A Holter monitor is a monitor you can wear on your waistband with electrodes that attach to your skin to help doctors monitor your heart beat for 24 to 48 hours. It allows us to keep a closer eye on what your heart is doing over a longer period than an ECG for example. Have…

Mar 12

Medical Centres Open Easter 2021

Need to see a Brisbane GP over the Easter long weekend?   Some Brisbane SmartClinics Doctors will be working over the Easter break in case you need medical assistance. Click on the location link below to find the address details and appointment information if you want to make a booking. New patients are welcome to…

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…