Berwick Medical Centre closed permanently

Posted on March 3, 2020 by admin
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Berwick Medical Centre closed permanently 28 February 2020 Correspondence should be addressed to Berwick Medical Centre, PO Box 196, Berwick 3806 Transfer of medical records to a nominated doctor or practice should be requested in writing, signed and dated individually; and accompanied by $10 cheque for secure postage and handling.

Berwick Medical Centre will be CLOSING PERMANENTLY 28/2/2020.

Posted on February 8, 2020 by admin
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Normal consulting  hours will be  maintained  until Friday 28 February 2020. The surgery will be  open for a nostalgic  last look Saturday 29 February 2020  9-12 am. Dr Cathy Robinson has  relocated to Beaconsfield  Drs. Stephen Moody and Agnes  Brosz will be at Berwick Healthcare Dr Lesley  Dean is retiring  Dr Wes Jame will be consulting to  his long  standing regular patients on a limited basis They  will be  advised of his availability. The practice  does  not  support  My Health Record but  encourages  you to have  a current  health summary  to facilitate health care in emergencies or when attending another...read more

General Practice is changing.

Posted on January 3, 2020 by admin
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 General Practice in Australia - some interesting facts One  third of GP’s are aged 55 + yo , 13% are 65 or older. And 15% of GP’s plan to retire  within the next 5 years and 32% within 10 years . Only 21% of general practices are owned by  GP’s and 21% of these plan to retire within 5 years... There  has been no increase in  registrars training  for  general practice  in the past 2 years. 90% of Australians see a GP once a year and 86% a  twice a year or more.  . An average GP’s workload is 73%...read more

Free Exercise Programs

Posted on December 6, 2019 by admin
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Heart Foundation Walking   - a  network with over  55,000 walkers exercising sola  or as a group – search Walk Finder  online to locate a local group and details for registration  Registration  allows you to maintain an online profile , record  your  exercise , recognize exercise milestones provides certification ,  incentives and discounts as well as  giving  a timetable  location of  walks. Active in Parks - search the name on line  for  a guide  to  a variety of outdoor activities sports , exercise  , tours social activities including dog parks , farmers markets  meditation  and meditation for  all adult  ages including...read more

Vaccination safety

Posted on November 2, 2019 by admin
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In Australia all vaccines are safety tested firstly on animals, then in  3  human phase trials . Phase 1 healthy human adult volunteers to establish they cause no harm Phase 2 on a larger  group of hundreds  to establish that  adequate immunity is  generated. Phase 3 on thousands to ascertain effective  community immunity is established without  late side effects The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration  monitors  the process as it does  for  all medical  devices and medication.