Apr 12

Clinic hours this Easter

Our Doctors and staff hope you and your loved ones have a safe and happy Easter break. If you need medical assistance, the following clinics will be open. In the event of an emergency, please dial 000 immediately. Annerley, 548 Ipswich Road, Brisbane. Easter Friday: CLOSED Easter Saturday: No General Practitioner Available  (Psychiatrist only from…

Mar 30

$9.95 Flu Shots!

Offer only available online for a limited time. Here’s your chance to secure your 2017 Flu Vaccination for the low price of only $9.95! Buy your flu vaccine voucher today to lock in this special promotional price, then book your vaccination appointment at your convenience. Many of our other Clinics are also offering bulk billed…

Jan 23

A warm welcome to Walton Bridge Medical Centre

Walton Bridge Medical Centres have been serving the people of The Gap, Ashgrove, Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills and the surrounding suburbs for the last 50 years. We would like to officially welcome the team from Walton Bridge Medical Centres to the SmartClinics Group. Each of the three Walton Bridge Medical Centres will henceforth be known…

Oct 13

Exciting move for Parkwood Medical Centre

The trusted medical team at Parkwood Medical Centre are set to become the newest members of SmartClinics’ family with the entire team joining our Arundel clinic on Tuesday 25th October 2016. Parkwood Doctors, Dr Sukhbir Patheja and Dr Stewart McQuade as well as the clinic’s reception and nursing teams have decided to take the opportunity…

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Important announcement for Parkwood patients

As a previous patient at Parkwood Medical Centre, Dr Sukhbir Patheja and Dr Stewart McQuade would like to inform you that they are relocating to SmartClinics Family Medical Centre Arundel.  They welcome you to join them at this new clinic which is located at 232 Napper Rd (near Arundel Plaza). The clinic has ample parking…

Jul 18

Toowong Medical Centre joins SmartClinics

We’re proud to say that Toowong Medical Centre has recently joined SmartClinics and each of the six Toowong Doctors will remain seeing patients at the practice. Toowong Medical Centre has been a leading medical practice in the western suburbs of Brisbane since 1937. For the past 80 years, the staff have been providing outstanding medical…

Jun 24

SmartClinics now under construction in Northlakes 

SmartClinics newest Family Medical Centre is on track to open its doors this August. Our Mango Hill and Northlakes Doctors will be working from a brand new custom designed clinic in Mango Hill Marketplace – right beside Good Price Pharmacy. Our highly experienced General Practitioners are committed to providing you with personalised healthcare and offer comprehensive…

May 23

Need more shut-eye? You may have a sleeping disorder.

Everyone has a restless night from time to time, and there are a number of reasons why this may occur. Perhaps you’ve consumed the ‘wrong’ food or drinks before bed, maybe you’re managing a big project and your mind is working overtime, or your bed is just not that comfy. Or perhaps there’s something more…

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Up close with Dr Scott Horsburgh, SmartClinics GP Partner

Q: What was your first job? Scott: I worked at Sizzler as a dishboy Q:  Is Cheese Toast one of your favourite foods? Scott: It is pretty good. I am always happy with a simple toasted sandwich, but also love anything spicy Q: So then Sizzler is not your favourite restaurant? Scott: No, at the moment it’s…

Jan 28

Supporting the development of nursing students

We’re proud to have received excellent feedback from the University Industry Placement Officer who advised our students have found the placements very beneficial to their studies. As a result of doing their nursing placement with SmartClinics, Donna (Chermside) and Christina (Taigum) are now employed in RN positions. Congratulations Donna and Christina on your graduation and…

Jan 20

SmartClinics set to open in Mango Hill 

SmartClinics Family Medical Centres will soon be seeing patients in Mango Hill and Northlakes with a brand new custom-designed clinic that is sure to impress. SmartClinics Medical Centre Mango Hill will be located beside Good Price Pharmacy in Mango Hill Marketplace. There is ample parking right in front of the clinic. Our Mango Hill doctors…

Nov 18

Free vaccination recommended for ALL pregnant women

In order to provide maximum protection to every infant, it is recommended by the Queensland Government Department of Health that every pregnant woman in their third trimester of pregnancy be vaccinated against Whooping Cough.  Many women are not aware that they should be vaccinated with every pregnancy. SmartClinics Family Medical Centres are offering the vaccination…

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Hilarious Doctor Jokes!

What did one tonsil say to the other tonsil? Get dressed up, the doctor is taking us out! Why did the cookie go to the hospital? He was feeling really crumbie! Why did the banana go to the doctor? Because it wasn’t peeling well. Why did the pillow go to the doctor? He was feeling…

Nov 2

Planning an end of year holiday?

MANDY, REGISTERED NURSE (ALEXANDRA HILLS) Planning an overseas holiday is exciting! It’s important that you are well prepared before you go to keep your travels safe and healthy. Regardless of your age or travel destination, it’s a good idea to pack a medical kit in your luggage for yourself and any children travelling with you…

Nov 2

Moley, moley, moley!

Author: DR SCOTT HORSBURGH, ANNERLEY Do you have moles and freckles? Most of us do. They usually appear during childhood or in our teen years. The more you have, the higher your risk of skin cancer. It’s a common misconception that only ‘old’ people are at risk of skin cancer. In fact melanoma is actually…

Nov 2

Australia's biggest health challenge

Our country’s ageing population and our changing lifestyle has led to chronic disease becoming so common, that it is now Australia’s biggest health challenge. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia*, which in turn has major impacts on health and welfare services. Unfortunately, most of us know someone who…

Jun 28

Is it safe for pregnant women to have an occasional drink?

As a GP with a special interest in women’s and children’s health, I’m often asked whether light drinking during pregnancy affects the baby’s health. There are a number of things that affect the blood alcohol levels in pregnant women. For instance, how much food they’ve eaten,  their metabolism and weight are all important factors that…

Jun 26

Overcoming anxiety

It’s natural to experience feelings of anxiety throughout your lifetime however the level and frequency of anxiety differs from person to person and thousands of Aussies are diagnosed each year as suffering from an anxiety disorder. Often anxiety is brought on by ‘normal’ life situations like a shortage in cash flow, a trip to the…

Jun 26

Is sitting down shortening your life span?

How many hours in your typical day is spent sitting? Many of us, especially when we’re at work, are glued to a computer screen, or sitting in meetings for hours at a time. That’s on top of the hours we spend sitting in cars, buses or trains getting to and from work, and relaxing in…

Jun 26

4 fantastic tips to help lower cholesterol

Most of us know that high cholesterol is bad for our health. It can lead to a build-up of artery-clogging fat deposits that block blood flow to the heart and brain. These fat deposits can eventually lead to a blockage in your arteries, which can result in a heart attack or stroke. What most of…