The Bonnells Bay Surgery would like to welcome Dr Migie Lee who starts 6th August, 2018.
- Welcome Dr Migie Lee
- Welcome to Dr Adam Moody
- Government funded influenza vaccinations
- Bonnells Bay Surgery has its own electrocardiograph
- Shingles Vaccination for 70-79 year old patients
- Mirena Intrauterine Device
- Immunisation News
- Recent Education Activities
- Have you seen the new '000' Website?
- How do I organise a Referral to a Specialist?
The Government funded influenza vaccinations are due to arrive from mid to late April, 2018.
The Bonnells Bay Surgery has its own electrocardiograph and can provide patients with an immediate electrocardiogram (ECG) which is a medical test that detects cardiac (heart) abnormalities by measuring the electrical activity generated by the heart as it contracts.
A doctor may recommend an ECG for people who may be at risk of heart disease because there is a family history of heart disease, or because they smoke, are overweight, or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure. An ECG may also be required for some employment or leisure activity medical examinations.
They may also recommend an ECG if a person is experiencing symptoms such as:- chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, or fast or irregular heartbeats (palpitations). ECG's are often performed to monitor the health of people who have been diagnosed with heart problems, to help assess artificial cardiac pacemakers or to monitor the effects of certain medications on the heart.
Zoster Vaccine (Shingles)
This vaccine will be available FREE to all 70 years olds commencing November, 2016. A short term catch up program will run for those aged between 71 and 79 years. Please talk to one of our practice nurses for more information.
Dr Eileen Youn presented a talk at the practice on the 13th of October on aspects of ischaemic heart disease in Indigenous populations. At the same lunch time meeting, Dr Angela Lewis presented a talk on Indigenous eye disease. Both talks were repeated at a meeting Friday 14th October at Valley to Coast General Practice training in Newcastle. These talks will be posted on the site in the next week or so.
On the 23rd of October Dr Van Rooy and Dr Peterson will be attending a Geriatric Assessment meeting in Melbourne. It is hoped that keeping our geriatric skills up to date will be helpful to the many older patients in the area who rely on the practice.
www.triplezero.gov.au is a fantastic resource with up to date information on how to stay focused, stay relevant and stay on the line in an Emergency situation.
With great fact sheet downloads, other emergency numbers and information about the emergency call service, it helps provide community education about this important medical service.
If you need to see a specialised service regarding your illness, we will arrange a referral for you. It's best to make the appointment early. You can always cancel an appointment you don’t need, but you can’t go to an appointment you didn’t make.Test results relating to the referral will be either:
a) Sent directly to the specialist;
b) Picked up by the patient from the surgery prior to the appointment with the specialist;
c) Sent to the patients home to take to the specialist.
Generally speaking, we don’t send results through the public hospital system (Mater Hospital Oncology excepted) as they tend to get lost. An exception is if the doctor in the specific public hospital clinic has a direct named unique fax number.