Latest News

Welcome to the Latest News from GPCare Medical Centre.

GPCare Kenilworth Now Open

GPCare has opened a second location at 7A Elizabeth St Kenilworth. The Kenilworth community had been without a doctor for almost 2 years when Dr Siobhan MacDonald decided that she would provide this much needed service for the community. Siobhan continues to practice at GPCare Maroochydore 2 days per week.

Contact details for Kenilworth Surgery

Phone: 5472 3914   Fax: 5472 3916

Shingles Vaccine

Did you know that… 
Shingles is a vaccine-preventable disease? 

One in three people will develop shingles in their lifetime.

Shingles (or herpes-zoster) is a painful blistering rash which occurs when the dormant chickenpox virus is re-activated. It causes inflammation of the nerves and sometimes pain in the affected area can be severe and prolonged.

The first symptoms of shingles can resemble flu-like symptoms including fever and headache. A burning sensation often appears on the affected region before the appearance of a rash.

Immunisation against Shingles is achieved by a dose of the Zostavax® vaccine which can be given to adults 50 years and over. The Shingles vaccine is provided free for people aged 70-80 years.

Please phone for an appointment if you wish to have the vaccination or for more information ask to speak to the Practice Nurse.

Planning a Holiday?

If you are lucky enough to be planning an overseas trip don’t forget to book an appointment to discuss your vaccination needs. Whether travelling overseas or locally, it is a good idea to come and see your doctor to make sure that you have all the necessary prescriptions to cover your time away.

New Doctor

GPCare welcomes Dr Natalie Fonda. Natalie has recently joined the GPCare Team and will be available on Wednesdays and Fridays before joining us full time in the New Year.

 

Flu season is here-NOT TOO LATE FOR VACCINATION

Flu season is upon us but it is not too late to have your Flu Vaccine if you haven’t already done so.

Private Fluvax available.

Government vaccine available for qualifying patients.

Please phone  to make an appointment to have your annual Fluvax.

4 year old health checks

 

This involves a short visit with one of our Practice Nurses followed by a consultation with your Doctor. The 4 year old vaccinations are done during this visit. Please advise reception when booking that it is for a ‘4 year old check’ and vaccination.

Skin Checks

Just because Summer is over it doesn’t mean you should stop looking after your skin and being “Sunsmart”.

It is also a great time to schedule a Skin Check with one of the Doctors at GPCare Medical Centre.

Skin Checks are Bulk Billed. Should you need a procedure following your skin check there may be an out of pocket expense, however, your Doctor will discuss this with you.

Smoking Cessation

With the recent increase in the cost of cigarettes there has never been a better time to see your Doctor about ‘quitting’. The doctors at GPCare Medical Centre can advise you on the best way to stop smoking for good and where appropriate, prescribe medication to assist you with this important step to improve your health.

GPCare Medical Centre – Working with you for a healthy future.