222016Dec
Swimmers Ear Season

Swimmers Ear Season

It’s officially swimming season, and in a few weeks most kids will spend their days in and out of the pool.  The reason I know this?  Because they will start coming into my office with swimmer’s ear!!  (also because I live with a few specimens). Swimmer’s ear or otitis externa are painful, discharging ears, most…

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82016Dec
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP) What is PRP? Platelet Rich Plasma injections are a new medical treatment that uses cells found within human blood to improve the skin or treat musculosketetal injuries.  Human blood contains a number of different types of cells. The three main types are; red blood cells which carry oxygen in the…

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72016Nov
Doing the “Grey Nomad” trip any time soon?

Doing the “Grey Nomad” trip any time soon?

They say there’s no point getting older if you don’t get smarter too. Here are some tips for the smarter long-term Aussie traveller. • Come and see us a month before you plan to leave (even if you’re not ‘due’ for a check-up). We’ll do a check-up anyway, set you up with any scripts you…

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272016Oct
Shingles vaccine free to 70 to 79 -year-olds

Shingles vaccine free to 70 to 79 -year-olds

Shingles vaccine provided free to 70 to 79 -year-olds The Commonwealth government are providing free Zostavax vaccines for 70 to 79-year-olds from the 1st November. VICTORIA POINT SURGERY will be running bulk billed vaccine clinics to enable patients to get these vaccines quickly, with minimal wait. What is shingles? – Shingles is caused by the…

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102016Oct
Blood tests to replace melanoma biopsies

Blood tests to replace melanoma biopsies

Edwan Cowen University’s Melanoma Research Group are working on a blood test that may reduce the need for invasive biopsies in patients with Melanoma. The researches are investigating a strand of DNA found in the plasma of some Melanoma patients, which is being used to track and monitor treatments. Currently the researchers are still investigating…

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242016Aug
Melanoma Incidence in Queensland

Melanoma Incidence in Queensland

Cancer council Queensland spokeswoman Ms Clift recently told the ABC that Queensland’s melanoma incidence and mortality far exceeded rates in other states. It is not all bad news however in that the rate of skin cancers diagnosed in people under the age of 40 has decreased by more than 30% from 2012 to 2016. Ms…

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252016Apr
Weight Loss Medication

Weight Loss Medication

Did you know there is a new prescription only medication https://www.saxenda.com/ to achieve weight loss .If you would like to discuss this some more and see if it is appropriate for you make an appointment to see Dr Willett  or Dr Sherwin Goh by ringing 32078222 or online fromwww.victoriapointsurgery.com.au.

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