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

Mirena Insertion and Removal Specialists – Townsville & Brisbane

For many women, a common method of birth control is the Mirena. 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 Townsville and Brisbane, as not all Doctors can offer this service… What is a Mirena? Mirena is an…

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…

May 25

Kidney Health with Dr Sir-Kit Leong

When you see your GP and request a health check/ ‘check up’, have you ever wondered what it entails? As part of an adult health check, your GP would usually look at your kidneys – we call it in medical terms: renal function. I would like to share some thoughts of why kidney health is…

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2018 Supercharged Flu Vaccines

About this year’s ‘Superflu’ vaccines You may have recently heard about this year’s release of stronger flu vaccines in the News.   The media has referred to them as “turbo vaccines” or “supercharged vaccines” but what does that really mean? Dr Ian Walsh from SmartClinics Clayfield (pictured left) answers your questions below… What is an enhanced…

Nov 15

Antibiotic resistance – are you at risk?

The World Health Organization has warned that antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to human health today. Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change to protect themselves from an antibiotic. When this happens, antibiotics that previously would have killed the bacteria, or stopped them from multiplying, no longer work. Australia has one of the…

Oct 26

SmartClinics acquires Medplus clinics

SmartClinics Family Medical Centres is pleased to announce the acquisition of Medplus Medical Centres.  The Medplus Group is well respected in the provision of general healthcare services and their General Practitioners have a solid reputation within the health industry. The Medplus Medical & Skin Centres located in South East Queensland will undergo rebranding at Rothwell,…

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Early warning signs of Dementia – do you know someone at risk?

Early warning signs of Dementia. AUTHOR: Dr Sir-Kit Leong In my years  of general practice, I have witnessed how dementia affects not only the patient, but also their family members and friends. It can be heartbreaking to see your loved one go through this debilitating disease so recognising the early warning signs is important. With…

Cairns Doctors Aug 29

Caring & Experienced Cairns Doctors

Looking for a highly qualified and trusted Doctor in Cairns? Woree Family Medical Centre and Smithfield Family Medical Centre have recently joined the SmartClinics Group. With nine highly experienced General Practitioners now working across these two convenient locations, you’ll be sure to find the right Doctor who matches your individual health requirements and preferences. No…

Aug 24

Had enough children? Consider vasectomy.

Dr Matthew Valentine is an experienced Vasectomy Doctor who sees patients at SmartClinics The Gap & Ferny Hills Medical Centres. Q Firstly, I didn’t realise that some GPs could perform this procedure, so how experienced are you at vasectomies?  Dr Valentine: I have performed several thousand vasectomies in Brisbane since 2008.  I was originally trained in…

Aug 23

Breakthrough in long term peanut tolerance

A recent study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne has found that long lasting tolerance to peanuts can be achieved. The study monitored a group of children over a period of 18 months, who were given a course of immunotherapy and probiotics for their peanut allergy. The goal was to desensitize these children…