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…

brisbane health clinics Nov 2

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…

Apr 17

2015 Flu Vaccination quick Q&A’s

Commonly known as ‘the flu’, influenza is a highly contagious disease that can be debilitating and affect the whole body. It is not the same as a common cold. Our doctors urge you to take the flu seriously by getting vaccinated. It’s quick, affordable and may be life-saving! Who should get a flu shot? Pretty…

Mar 15

Important Pap smear information that all women should know…

Why should I have a Pap smear? Pap smears have been one of the major success stories of cancer prevention; it is very effective at reducing the number of cervical cancers diagnosed and deaths from the disease. A Pap smear can detect changes in the cells of the cervix. Sometimes these changes may lead to…

Nov 17

A fresh new look for SmartClinics Windsor

Staying true to the unique SmartClinics brand, SmartClinics Windsor Medical Centre will make a statement with bright colours, new textures and fresh furnishings as well as an enticing kids play area. Gone are the days of waiting 40 minutes to see a GP while reading four year old magazines in a tiny waiting room. Patients…

Healthcare that fits around a busy lifestyle Oct 10

SmartClinics helps to improve access to GPs across Brisbane

More Brisbane residents can now access quality healthcare and experience a new and improved relationship with their GP, as SmartClinics expands from one to seven clinics in the Brisbane area. SmartClinics has been providing quality healthcare in Chermside since 2011, and is well known by local Westfield shoppers for it’s eye-catching, modern look that sets…