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ASTHMA

Asthma

Asthma affects people of all ages and can be diagnosed at any stage during our lifetime. The most common symptoms of Asthma are breathlessness, wheezing, tight feelings in the chest and continuous coughing. Book an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss your symptoms and risk factors or your current treatment. You may be eligible for an Annual Asthma Cycle of Care, Asthma Control Test or an Asthma Action Plan. Our nursing team can also assist you in the use of puffers and spacers.

Below we have listed links to informative websites:

National Asthma Council Australia www.nationalasthma.org.au

Queensland Asthma Foundation www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/qld

DIABETES

Diabetes

Diabetes: There are different types of diabetes including Type 1 & Type 2, Gestational Diabetes and Impaired Glucose Tolerance that can affect your body from top to bottom. If you feel you are at risk or already have been diagnosed with Diabetes book an appointment today with one of our doctors to discuss your symptoms and risk factors or your current treatment. You may be eligible for an Annual Diabetes Cycle of Care which is a checklist designed to assist you keep your Diabetes controlled and your health care on track. Our nursing team can also assist you in the use of blood glucose monitors.  For more information there is a Diabetes Annual Cycle of Care – Patient Brochure available to read and print.

Below we have listed links to informative websites:

National Diabetes Services Scheme – www.ndss.com.au
Diabetes Queensland – www.diabetesqld.org.au

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health

Mental Health is more than just mental illness. Poor mental health can prevent you from coping with the stresses of daily life, working productively and enjoying life to its fullest.
Do you feel:

  • Anxious or worried?
  • Depressed or unhappy?
  • Quiet or withdrawn?
  • Guilty or worthless?

Have you noticed changes in your behaviour or feelings, weight or appetite?  Do you have problems sleeping?  You could be suffering from poor mental health.

Book an appointment today with one of our GP’s to discuss this.  You may be eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan Referral which entitles you to Medicare Rebatable Services from a Psychologist.

FACT SHEET for Mental Health available: Mental Health Care

MEN’S HEALTH

Men’s Health

Beachmere Medical Centre provides specialised Men’s Health services.

Our doctors are available to discuss, advise and treat all Men’s health issues including male-pattern baldness, erectile dysfunction, prostate & bowel cancer, & sexual health.  We can organize important preventative screening including prostate examinations.

  • Comprehensive annual male health checks
  • Prostrate disorders
  • Prodtrate Cancer testing
  • Cardiac risk factor analysis
  • Skin checks
  • Testicular Cancer testing
  • Diabetes Management
  • Male Menopause
  • Hormonal problems

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Women’s Health

Here at Beachmere Medical Centre, we provide a full range of Women’s Health Services. Our doctors are available to discuss, advise and treat all women’s health issues including breast health, endometriosis, menopause, cervical and ovarian cancer & sexual health.  We can provide important preventative screening including breast exams and pap smears.

  • Breast Screening
  • Sexual health and testing for STI’s
  • Pregnancy & Contraception
  • Pap smear
  • Fertility issues
  • Cardiac checks
  • Eating disorders
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis and more

CHILDRENS HEALTH

Childrens Health

Childrens Health: Beachmere Medical Centre & staff understand that every parent wants the best for their children, hence, there are no compromises on the quality and considerate care we provide children visiting our practice. It is important that your child has a positive experience at our practice.

Our doctors can address your childrens health issues, including but not limited to:

  • Immunisation Schedules
  • Pre-school checks
  • Childhood obesity management
  • Growth, weight & development checks

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease: A chronic disease is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke.

Our doctors can prepare management plans to coordinate the care and treatment of your illness. You may be eligible for a GP Management Plan (GPMP) or a Team Care Arrangement (TCA) which entitles you to Medicare rebatable services from a large range of Allied Health Services.

A Patient Information Sheet is available to read or download

Chronic Disease Management

  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Cholesterol testing & management
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma and more

For more information please contact us.

TRAVEL HEALTH

Travel Health

Travel Innoculations: Beachmere Medical Centre are happy to offer best possible pre-travel preparation essential to protecting your health while away. Whatever your destination, some vaccines are compulsory, and you will have difficulty crossing borders without correct documentation.

No matter where you are travelling, we recommend that you ensure all childhood vaccinations are up to date – usually within the last ten years.

  • Tetanus
  • Diphteria
  • Measels
  • Polio

We also suggest you consider having the influenza vaccine.

We generally advised that travellers over the age of 65 years and those with chronic medical problems have the Pneumonia vaccine before an overseas trip is undertaken.

Travellers aiming to visit high risk areas may be advised to have vaccines such as:-

  • Meningitis
  • Japenese Encephalitis
  • Tick Bourne Encephalitis
  • Rarely Cholera is also recommended.

ALLERGIES

Allergies

Allergies:  For the optimal management of allergic conditions,the skin prick test is the best process to aid in diagnosing allergies.  This process allows for a rapid result, low cost, good tolerability and offers a clear demonstration to the patient of their allergy.

Your doctor will be in a position to recommend appropriate medication once the skin prick test results have been assessed.

Ante-Natal & Maternity

Are you expecting a new arrival soon? Book an appointment today with one of our doctors. We can help organize health screening for you and your baby as well as organize your maternal care at either a public hospital or a private obstetrician.

There are many aspects of ante-natal care and our doctors can help you through all stages and symptoms of your pregnancy.

HORMONE TESTING

Hormone Testing

Hormone Testing: Dr Araghi specialises in Metaboic and Nutritional Medicine and has been practicing functional/metobolic and nutritional medicine for the last 4 years. Your gut and hormone health has a huge impact on your wellbeing including deficiencies in hormones due to ageing.

Make an appointment to see Dr Araghi.

PRP

PRP

PRP: We use your own blood to heal you.

This PRP therapy treatment reduces the risk of immunological reactions or contamination. PRP obtained from whole blood, consists essentially of platelets and other blood components such as plasma and vitamins and minerals. Platelets are responsible for healing and contain active molecules called growth factors which allow for the natural healing of damaged tissue.
Book an appointment to see Dr Araghi

Preventative Health Care

Preventative Health Care

At Beachmere Medical Centre, we understand the importance of good health. Our Preventative Care Program provides a range of services designed to keep you healthy & happy.

  • Vaccination and Immunisation
  • Wellness and Health Checks
  • Repeat Prescriptions
  • Screening
  • Quit Smoking
  • Weight Checks
  • Cholesterol screening
  • High Blood Pressure and more

Book an appointment for your health check.

Indigenous Health

Indigenous Health

Indigenous Health:  To help ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive primary health care matched to their needs our doctors can assist with early detection, diagnosis and treatment for common conditions.

There are 3 health assessments available to different age groups to assist in physical, psychological and social wellbeing. Health Assessments are available to children under 15 years old, adults aged between 15 and 55 years old and patients aged 55 years and older.

Once a health assessment has been completed, patients are eligible for further support and treatment from practice nurses or allied health services.

The ‘closing the gap’ program is available to patients who identify as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander living with, or at risk of, chronic disease. Once enrolled in the program, eligible patients will benefit from lower or no costs when purchasing PBS medications.

Book an appointment today with one of our doctors to find out how we can assist your healthcare needs.

Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies

Naturopathic & Functional Medicine:   We offer integrative and functional medicine at our Beachmere Clinic. This service was born out of a desire to offer a truly integrative approach in managing common chronic diseases like gut dysbiosis, autoimmunity, insulin resistance (diabetes and weight loss) and cardio-metabolic disease.

Depending on the complexity of the health issues, we recommend a longer initial appointment lasting between 20-40 minutes. For especially complex cases we may require a longer time-frame.

In the integrative clinic, we utilise all conventional medical methods such as history taking, physical examination and conventional blood tests, imaging and specialist reviews. Depending on the health issues being investigated, we also use some additional functional diagnostic modalities through private laboratories. While the latter forms of testing are not commonly requested by medical practitioners in Australia, we consider them useful additional tools to gain further insight into the cause of your medical illness.

The Integrative Clinic is not bulk-billed. Please enquire with our reception staff for fees. Partial Medicare rebates are available with a valid

Skin Checks

Skin/Melanoma Checks

Doctors use a number of tools and techniques to examine skin thoroughly, beyond what the naked eye can see. In addition to self-checking regularly you should have a professional skin check annually.

If you notice something suspicious, it is important to get a professional skin check by a doctor, in addition to having your annual skin check.

For more information on skin health please visit:

Skin checks – www.qld.gov.au/health/staying-healthy/environmental/sun/checks/index.html