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…

May 23

Is it time you booked a prostate exam?

Prostate checks are a part of life for most adult men. It’s a necessary step to ensure that you stay on top of your health and become aware of any abnormalities before they evolve into serious problems. For many men, it can be a nervous time. General Practitioner, Dr Sir-Kit Leong, from SmartClinics Clayfield in…

Apr 12

Medical Centres Open This Easter

Need to see a GP over the Easter long weekend? Many SmartClinics Doctors are working over the Easter break in case you need medical assistance. Click on the location below to find out opening times, clinic phone numbers, address details and appointment information. Medical Centres open on Good Friday, 19th April Annerley Chermside – open til 11pm…

Mar 20

Looking for an Endocrinologist in Brisbane?

Patients often find themselves waiting weeks or months to see an endocrinologist in Brisbane. It’s a busy market with limited specialists available, and this can cause needless stress and medical difficulties. SmartClinics is proud to be offering in-house endocrinology services through the SmartClinics family. Dr Dragan Banovic is a GP with a special interest and…

nervous about getting the snip Mar 18

Getting a Vasectomy in Brisbane? Read our FAQs

Getting a vasectomy is a big decision, so it’s important that you have all the facts. We’ve thrown together a quick list of the questions our doctors commonly receive, but remember – this isn’t medical advice. If you’re looking to get a vasectomy in Brisbane, it’s important that you book a consultation with your GP…

Feb 18

Relocation of Fairfield Waters clinic

Dear Patients, Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the recent floods. SmartClinics Fairfield Waters Medical Centre is currently closed and undergoing extensive renovation due to flood damage. So we can continue to provide you and your family with medical care, we are opening a temporary medical centre in Hyde Park. GP appointments with your current…

Feb 13

Getting a Vasectomy in Cairns? Here is all you need to know.

VASECTOMY APPOINTMENTS WITH DR D’HOTMAN & DR GOLDSTEIN Book Now at SmartClinics Woree or Ph: (07) 4033 2525 Dr D’Hotman Dr Robert D’Hotman earned his stripes in Rhodesia in 1979. With some time in the air force (specialising in aviation medicine), an 18-year stint in South Africa and a very broad range of surgical experience under…

Feb 1

Bulk Billed Skin Checks at Strathpine

STAY SAFE IN YOUR SKIN! By the age of 70, 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer. We’re on a mission to make sure that all Australians get checked out for skin cancer this summer. Our experienced skin doctors at SmartClinics Strathpine will make sure your skin is safe and…

Dec 17

What to do if you think your child has a behavioural disorder

AUTHOR: Dr Kyi Kyi Mon – SmartClinics Lutwyche It’s natural to be concerned about changing behaviour in your children. As our children grow, their personalities begin to emerge, they experiment with emotions and emotional responses, and they may begin to exhibit some characteristics that can be disturbing to worried parents. Some behavioural disorders in children…

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS AND DISEASES Dec 4

IUD Contraception & Birth Control Specialists – Townsville & Brisbane

For many women, a common method of birth control is IUD. The hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small contraceptive device that is put into the uterus (womb) to prevent pregnancy. It’s important to understand how this method works before deciding whether it’s right for you. We’ll also help you know where to get it done in…

Nov 29

Vein Treatment & Removal in Brisbane

Is it time to treat your varicose veins? Common questions answered by Dr Wall – SmartClinics George Street (Brisbane city) What’s the best way to avoid Varicose or Spider veins from becoming worse? The reason for the appearance of varicose veins are multifactorial and include injury to veins from trauma, pregnancy and heritage. The jury…

Nov 28

Top 10+1 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Author: Dr Sir-Kit Leong graduated from the University of Aberdeen in the UK in 2005. He spent his general practice training years in Toowoomba, prior to moving back to Brisbane in 2013. Today, Dr Leong consults full-time at Clayfield. View his profile here.    The holidays are an exciting time of year. We all get together,…

Nov 19

Q&A with a Cosmetic Physician

Considering cosmetic treatment in Brisbane? Cosmetic Services are becoming more and more popular in everyday society.  It can be a really good way to boost self-esteem, which is often connected to a person’s appearance. Feeling good about yourself also relates to your general health and wellness, so the benefits are more than cosmetic. If you’re…

Aug 15

Mixing different medication – the do’s and don’ts.

Be Medicinewise Week 20-26 August 2018 Author: Dr Sir-Kit Leong, SmartClinics Clayfield Each year more than 230,000 Australians are hospitalised with problems caused by their medicine. Whether it’s your own medication or someone you love or care for, it’s important to make sure you understand what each medication is for, how to take them correctly and be mindful…

Jul 25

Hepatitis remains highly undiagnosed in Australia

Author: Dr Jeffrey Wang MBBS, FRACGP, HBV S100 Prescriber 28 July is the world Hepatitis day It is a timely reminder that worldwide viral hepatitis is responsible for 1.3 million deaths each year. It is such a burden on health resource that the World Health Organisation has aimed to eliminate Hepatitis B and C by 2030….

Jul 20

My Health Record – what you need to know…

What is it? My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. You can control what goes into it and who is allowed to access it. You can choose to share your health information with your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers. Why is it so important? It means that if you need to attend Hospital or…

Jun 25

Response to Health Engine reports in media

You may have read some media reports today focusing on the sharing of patient information by Health Engine. In reported instances, any data that has been shared with 3rd parties by Health Engine during the appointment booking was unbeknownst to SmartClinics. We are taking the necessary action to investigate the truths and severity of the…

Jun 11

Men’s Health Advice by Dr Walsh

AUTHOR: Dr Ian Walsh Men’s health week runs this year from the 11th to the 17thth of June.  We need to collectively take a moment to focus on this important area of health, irrespective of our gender.   For the men out there, it’s an opportunity to reflect upon your own state of health, both…

May 31

Dr Kelly is Retiring from General Practice

“After a long and happy career in general practice, I will be retiring on the 15th June 2018. I’m leaving you in the trusted hands of the experienced Doctors at SmartClinics Clayfield who can tend to the medical needs of you and your family.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, my patients, for your support over…

May 30

Considering Lip Filler?

Many SmartClinics GPs are highly skilled in a range of safe and proven cosmetic services. Read below for some common questions and answers about lip filler injections for plumper-looking lips…. Q: How long does lip filler last? A:  Generally lip filler lasts 4 – 6 months. Many of my patients only require 2 filler injections…