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  • Make Me Smile Competition

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    Laughing

    Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

    Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

    Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

    Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

    Laughter burns calories. OK, so it’s no replacement for going to the gym, but one study found that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn about 40 calories—which could be enough to lose three or four pounds over the course of a year.

    Laughter lightens anger’s heavy load. Nothing diffuses anger and conflict faster than a shared laugh. Looking at the funny side can put problems into perspective and enable you to move on from confrontations without holding onto bitterness or resentment.

    Laughter may even help you to live longer. A study in Norway found that people with a strong sense of humour outlived those who don’t laugh as much. The difference was particularly notable for those battling cancer.

    With so many benefits to laughing, we at Queens Park Medical Centre ran a competition in the month of February called: MAKE ME SMILE

    Patients were invited to submit a short joke for the chance to win some movie vouchers to Hoyts.

    Some of the entries were:

    Q: Why was 6 afraid of 7?
    A: Because 7 ate 9 (7 8 9)

    Q: What do you get if you cross a kangaroo with a sheep?
    A: A woolly jumper

    Q: What did Sushi A say to Sushi B?
    A: Wasa B!

    And the winning joke is…
    Q: What did the 1st tonsil say to the 2nd tonsil?
    A: Get dressed up, the doctor is taking us out!

    Thanks to all the patients who participated!

  • Free Hearing Check

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    Hearing

    Your hearing is vital to your wellbeing and everyday living.  So if you are finding it hard to hear, do not delay.

    Queens Park Medical Centre, in partnership with Australian Hearing, is running Free Hearing Checks on the following Tuesdays:

    10 October          2:00pm – 5:00pm
    7 November       2:00pm – 5:00pm
    5 December       2:00pm – 5:00pm

    To check your eligibility and to make an appointment, please call 93568993 or speak to one of our friendly receptionists when you are next in the Medical Centre.

  • Work Experience for St Norbert Students

    Work Experience

    “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”

     Franklin D Roosevelt

    At Queens Park Medical Centre, we contribute to the youth in our community by providing work experience opportunities.  Recently we had 2 students from St Norbert College and all doctors and staff enjoyed showing these two young ladies the workings of a busy medical centre.  We hope they enjoyed and learnt from the experience as well.

  • Well Done Dr John Hanrahan!

    Well Done

    Dr John Hanrahan has recently passed his FRACGP exams and all of us at Queens Park Medical Centre wish him the warmest congratulations.

    If you wish to consult Dr Hanrahan, please either book online or call and speak to one of our friendly receptionists on 93568993.

  • Fruity Fridays

    Fruity Friday

     

    For the month of June 2017 we will be presenting ‘Fruity Fridays’ at Queens Park Medical Centre. This is a community health promotion aimed at raising awareness of healthy eating and lifestyle. Have a free piece of fruit on us as our contribution towards a lighter and healthier Australia!

  • Flu Season

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    Flu Season

    The flu season is upon us once again. Private influenza vaccines have now arrived! So please call or book online for an appointment to see the doctor and ensure that you and your family are protected.

    Government funded influenza vaccines are expected to arrive in mid April.

    You are eligible for government funded vaccines if you meet the following criteria:

    • all people aged 65 years and over
    • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 6 months to 5 years
    • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over
    • pregnant women
    • people aged 6 months and over with medical conditions predisposing to severe influenza, namely:
      • cardiac disease, including cyanotic congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and congestive
        heart failure
      • chronic respiratory conditions, including suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe asthma
      • other chronic illnesses requiring regular medical follow up or hospitalisation in the previous year, including diabetes mellitus, chronic metabolic diseases, chronic renal failure, and haemoglobinopathies
      • chronic neurological conditions that impact on respiratory function, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders *impaired immunity, including HIV, malignancy and chronic steroid use
    • children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy

    Please let us know if you wish to be included on our Government Funded Flu Vaccine list and we can call you to make an appointment when the Government vaccines arrive.

  • Welcome Dr John Hanrahan

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    Welcome

    Queens Park Medical Centre warmly welcomes Dr John Hanrahan to join its medical team. Dr Hanrahan enjoys enjoys all aspects of family medicine, especially chronic disease management and child health. He is available for minor procedures.

    To make an appointment to see Dr Hanrahan please call 93568993 and speak to one of our friendly receptionists or make an online booking.

  • SMS Reminders are Coming!

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    Sms Reminder

    The practice will soon offer an SMS/ Text message facility to all our patients. This will initially be for test reminders and later on looking at for appointment reminders, recalls and medical services we offer.

    If you want to opt out and do not wish to use the facility, kindly inform reception when making your next appointment.

  • Summer Skin Checks

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    Summer Skin Check

    The sun is out which means it’s summertime! Beaches, barbeques, swimming pool, all fun in the sun.  However, as much as we all love being in the sun, that little bit of sun can be detrimental if we’re not careful.

    Over 95% of skin cancers can be treated if found early. Most skin cancers are detected by people themselves or by a family member.

    Skin cancers may not be painful and are more commonly seen rather than felt.” – Cancer Council WA 2015

    Our Health Promotion is designed to raise awareness and reduce incidences of skin cancers through;

    • Patient Education
    • Early Detection – Skin Examination/Screening
    • Early Intervention –Skin Biopsy/Referral

     

    If you have noticed any differences in your skin lately or have any concerns with skin issues that you want to have checked please call 9356 8993 to book an appointment. We will be conducting Skin Check Clinics during the summer months of January and February which will be BULK-BILLED.

  • When was your last hearing test?

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    When Was Your Last Hearing

    Queens Park Medical Centre has partnered with Australian Hearing under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program to provide patients with a free hearing check.

    Healthy hearing checks will be run at the medical centre on:

    8 November 9:30am – 1:00pm

    6 December 9:30am – 1:00pm

    To check your eligibility and make an appointment, please call 93568993 to discuss with one of our friendly receptionists.

  • How Dense Are Your Bones?

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    How Dense Are You Bones

    Osteoporosis Solutions will be visiting Queens Park Medical Centre from

    November 14th —November 17th 2016

    One in two women and one in three men will develop osteoporosis in their lifetime. Bone density testing is the ONLY way to detect and diagnose low bone density

    Patients over 70 years will be BULK BILLED for their scan with a GP referral.

    Ask your Doctor at Queens Park Medical Centre about a Bone Density test.

    To make an appointment please phone 9472 1904

  • Onsite Diabetes Educator

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    Onsire Diabeties Managment

    27 people are diagnosed with diabetes each day and 113,000 people live with diabetes in WA alone. Managing your diabetes is key. Hence, we are pleased to welcome HealthMed Lifestyle Clinic to Queens Park Medical Centre. The clinic is managed by Alison Ilijovski who is a Consultant Pharmacist and Credentialed Diabetes Educator. Please see ‘Diabetes Educator’ under our ‘Specialist Services’ to see how Alison can help you.

  • Goodbye Jane!

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    Goodbye

    Many of you will know our beloved supervisor Mrs. Jane Picot. Jane has been with us for 6 years and has been a wonderful part of our team. We are very sad to say goodbye to Jane who is moving intestate to Tasmania to join her husband there. We wish Jane all the best for her future. She will be much missed by staff and patients alike!

  • We have gone Solar!

    We Have Gone Solar

    If you have been to our surgery recently, you would have noticed over 40 solar panels that now sit on our roof. Solar power is a clean and cost-effective way to generate renewable electricity, and we are glad to be able to do our part for a cleaner and greener environment.

  • Dr Tim Ong – Speaker at Recent RACGP Conference

    Dr Tim Ong

    The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is the professional body for general practitioners (GPs) in Australia. The RACGP is responsible for maintaining standards for quality clinical practice, education and training, and research in Australian general practice. The RACGP has the largest membership of any medical college in Australia, representing both urban and rural GPs.

    Recently, our own Dr Tim Ong was invited to speak at the RACGP (WA Faculty) seminar on ‘The business of general practice: Buying, managing, selling your practice’. He spoke on the following 2 topics:

    Practice Ownership

    Dr Ong shared his experience of buying over an existing medical centre in Queens Park from a retiring doctor; building the practice from a solo practitioner to a 3 doctor practice with several Allied Health practitioners on-site as well; and the continuing development of the medical practice which recently commenced education to medical students and GP Registrars.

    Work-Life Balance

    Work-Life balance is fundamental to our happiness as human beings. Dr Ong shared on how we can better balance life outside and inside work. Life balance includes self-leadership, self-care and maintaining strong social relationships with friends, family and work colleagues. On work balance, he discussed on how to more effectively manage stress at work as well as honing one’s management skills.

    He concluded with a simple but true observation:

    “Life is brief. Take time to have fun. It strengthens relationships and improves communication.”

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We take effort to contribute to the well-being of the community that we operate in. We adapt our practice to suit the changing needs of our patients and the larger community.

Queens Park Medical Centre accepts patients from all our surrounding suburbs including:

Queens Park | Cannington | East Cannington | Beckenham | Welshpool | Wilson | Bentley | Kewdale | Carlisle | Kenwick | Forrestfield | Ferndale | Lynwood | East Victoria Park & Beyond

Everyone leaves feeling better