General Health Issues
Apart from the 3 Male Doctors we have, there are 7 female Doctors who not only sympathise with any of your female problems, but also fully understand how you’re feeling. In addition to their special interest in Women’s Health they promote an on-going relationship style of health care provision with their patients.
Shared Antenatal Care
Our clinic has an Obstetric trained GP and along with other Doctors we offer antenatal care. We monitor the health and well-being of the mother and baby during pregnancy, even providing CTG’S.
This is a good time to talk with your doctor about other factors that can pose a risk to the baby, such as alcohol, smoking, prescription medicines and recreational drugs. If you are being treated for a medical problem (such as epilepsy, diabetes, acne, asthma, high blood pressure, a heart problem, anxiety, depression or other psychiatric problem) talk to your doctor about the effect that medications and treatment may have on your pregnancy.
Bladder/ Bowel problems
Bowel problems are common. More than 1 million Australians have poor bowel control generally these include
- Poor Bowel Control
- Rectal prolapse
- Chrohns Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Many women in Australia have bladder control problems at some time in their life. Loss of bladder control and leakage can be embarrassing. It can also make personal hygiene difficult and limit your daily activities. There are various causes of poor bladder control and many treatments. For example, women who have had a baby are three times more likely to have poor bladder control and leak than other women.
Many people with bladder control problems feel too embarrassed to talk about their concerns with their doctor. But, your doctor can often help or even cure bladder control problems
Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women. In 2014, it is estimated that 15,270 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer; however it is important to remember that most women survive breast cancer.
Breast cancer in men is rare with the latest statistics recording 113 Australian men diagnosed in 2008.
A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer increases with age, with the average age of first diagnosis in women being 60 years. 75 per cent of new cases of breast cancer develop in women over the age of 50.
The doctors at the clinic are experienced in recommending contraception options including
- Oral Pill
- Intrauterine Device (IUD)
Diabetes occurs when there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. There are two types of diabetes.
Type 1 is caused when the pancreas stops producing insulin.
Type 2 occurs when the pancreas does not produce sufficient insulin and the body does not respond to insulin properly.
Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. It occurs in approximately 1 in 20 pregnant women, and is usually detected during a routine screening test, which is performed at 26-28 weeks of pregnancy.
Discreet Infection screening is a very effective method of firstly identifying and then being able to deal with any infection concern that you might have. There are many common causes of infection, identifying these infections early and treatment of them is essential
Most sexually transmitted diseases can require a particular management plan to properly treat or minimise the infections. In the case of chlamydia, genital herpes a large percentage of those infected don’t even know that they have the infection.