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…

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

14th May 2020 Dear Patients, Unfortunately, after much careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to close our Ferny Hills location.  Our Doctors will continue to consult at our practices located in The Gap. From 15 June 2020, all Ferny Hills Doctors will be consulting from either: SmartClinics Walton Bridge Clinic, 976 Waterworks Road,…

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 MEDICARE CARD HOLDERS IPSWICH CAIRNS: Woree, Smithfield BRISBANE: Brisbane City, Deception Bay, Clayfield, 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…

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

What is a Telehealth appointment? 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 posted to you or your…

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…

Oct 10

SmartClinics Strathpine has moved

Hi Strathpine patients SmartClinics Strathpine has now permanently closed but our Doctors are only short drive away! Dr Alexander, Dr Collins and Dr Malczewski are now seeing patients at SmartClinics Carseldine. Dr Mills is now consulting from SmartClinics Rothwell. SmartClinics Carseldine & Rothwell both have: Fresh & modern waiting and treatment rooms Weekend appointments available…

Sep 27

Doctors Open on Queen’s Birthday Holiday

Queen’s Birthday Weekend Opening Hours – 7 October, 2019 A number of SmartClinics Doctors will be working on Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday, October 7th. To book an appointment call the surgery on the number listed below or book online by clicking on the location name then tap the pink booking button. Chermside –…

Sep 13

Your Local Women’s Doctors in Ferny Grove

WOMEN’S HEALTH APPOINTMENTS IN FERNY GROVE Book Now at SmartClinics Ferny Grove or Ph: (07) 3351 5111 If you need a warm and friendly GP who is discreet and private, visit SmartClinics Ferny Grove. Here are some of the health services that the Ferny Grove doctors offer to female patients: Contraceptives and Family Planning Understanding…

Aug 8

2019 EKKA Doctor Appointments

Brisbane EKKA public holidays are 12th & 14th August If you need to see a Doctor in Brisbane on these dates above, visit the clinics below. MONDAY 12th AUGUST OPEN CLINICS: Alderley, Annerley, Carindale, Carseldine, Chermside, Clayfield, Corinda, Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills, Brisbane City (George St), Ipswich, Lutwyche, Pullenvale, Taigum, The Gap, Toowong, Windsor, West…

5 common misconceptions about flu Jun 11

5 Misconceptions about the Flu

When you spend enough time working around doctors and their patients, you hear a lot of very interesting bits and pieces about common illnesses like the flu. A lot of people believe things that they’ve heard, or carry oral traditions passed down from their parents, or simply misunderstand something that is otherwise factual. We spoke…