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Midtown Medical Clinic would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our patients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

We will be open during the Christmas and New Year period (excluding public holidays) - Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm, Saturday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

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As you are most likely aware there has been an outbreak of measles in Melbourne with another four cases confirmed during the past week. Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever and can lead to more serious, sometimes fatal complications.  

Measles is rare due to the widespread use of the measles vaccine but there is a risk of the virus being brought in to our...

At Midtown Medical Clinic we are committed to working with you to improve your health and making every effort to prevent illness now and in the future.

One of the ways this can be achieved is by completing a preventative health assessment.

WHAT IS A HEALTH ASSESSMENT?

A Health Assessment is a detailed check-up looking for problems or risk factors that can be identified early and managed in order to...

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Midtown Medical Clinic is pleased to announce that the Shingles vaccine which is provided free under the National Immunisation Program for people aged 70 years and over is now available.

Herpes-zoster (Shingles)...

Midtown Medical Clinic wishes to advise that as from the 1st of July 2016 Medicare will no longer be issuing cheques.  

This means you will need to register your bank account details with Medicare in order to receive your payments.  

You can register your bank account details:

SMS preventative health reminders at Midtown Medical Clinic

At Midtown Medical Clinic we are pleased to advise that preventative health reminders that have traditionally been posted will now be sent securely via SMS to your mobile phone.

On the day your preventative health reminder is due, for example an immunisation, a repeat blood test, a blood pressure check or a pap smear you will receive a...

Midtown Medical Clinic has recently received a national award of accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to quality and safety in General Practice.

Midtown Medical Clinic has received this important recognition from Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), the leading not-for-profit provider of general practice accreditation services within Australia.

AGPAL Chair Dr Richard Choong said acreditation shows...

Photo of young woman contemplating the risk of stroke associated with the oral contraceptive pill

Midtown Medical Clinic has had many queries regarding the recent publicity about a young woman having a stroke associated with oral contraception pill use.  This publicity was distressing but does need to be kept in perspective.

The stroke risk in young women on the pill is low, approximately 4 per 10,000 women using the pill for a year .

This compares to approximately 2 per 10,000 women...

Photographs of a family through the years

Midtown Medical Clinic, like many other General Practices, is delighted with the new campaign highlighting the vital work of GP's.

This week, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners launched 'The good GP never stops learning' campaign.

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Image of antibiotic resistant bacteria

At Midtown Medical Clinic we are well aware of the recent media alerts regarding the emerging global antibiotic resistant bacteria requiring heightened infection control measures.

The Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Finn Romanes said Victorian Hospitals should strictly enforce Australian Guidelines on managing the antibiotic resistant bacteria known as Carbapenem...

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Midtown Medical Clinic fully supports Bowel Cancer Australia in promoting June as Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world.

Bowel cancer (also known as Colorectal Cancer) is the second most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia.

 

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Midtown Medical Clinic is a proud supporter or Men's Health Week 15 - 21st June 2015

Men's health week is a week of events around the world.  The week aims to raise awareness and discussion of men's and boy's health and what can be done to improve male health around the world.

A baby boy born in Australia in 2010 has a life expectancy of 78.0 years while a baby girl born at the same time could expect to live to 82.3 years.  ...

Midtown Medical Clinic is a proud supporter of Red Apple Day - Wednesday the 17th of June.

The highlight of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is Red Apple Day where we are all encouraged to support the vital work of Bowel Cancer Australia through the purchase of a Bowel Cancer Awareness Ribbon, incorporating the apple pin.

The 'apple pin' symbolises the bowel cancer message.

See the...

Whooping cough vaccine now free for pregnant women

Midtown Medical Clinic is pleased to advise that from the 1st of June 2015 the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria has commenced funding the Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccine for the following groups:

  • pregnant women from 28 weeks gestation
  • partners of pregnant women who have not had a...
Definition of osteoporosis with word osteoporosis highlighted

At Midtown Medical Clinic we treat many patients who suffer from Osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting over 1 million Australians.  This disease makes bones become brittle leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bone. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, causing a loss on bone density.

As bones become thinner and less dense, even a...

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