Doctors at Berwick Medical Centre

Posted on October 23, 2016 by admin
In Medical

Dr. Colin Duncan has  announced  his  intention to retire from general practice December 2016. It is 16 years since he left  rural Euroa to join our semi rural practice.  We wish him well in retirement and his  increasing  responsibilities as a grandfather.

Dr. Vivian D’Souza is  welcomed  to our  practice.  He    has  worked as  a  rural GP and  apart from family medicine has  special interests in children and skin diseases.

Stress and stroke risk

Posted on October 3, 2016 by Dr Wes Jame
In Medical

Meta analysis of 6 prospective studies involving138,000 patients showed patients with a high level of strain in their job were associated with a 22% increase in the  risk of stroke. A high strain job was defined as one with high demand but low control. The effect was more prominent in women and activity or passivity in the job had no impact on outcome.