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At Midtown Medical Clinic we understand the importance of having someone to contact in urgent situations should we be unable to reach you.  We may also need to contact someone if you become unwell when at our practice.

Many of you have been patients of our practice for many years and it may be that your next of kin and emergency contact details have changed in that time.

For that reason when you next attend, we will ask you to...

picture of influenza virus

At Midtown Medical Clinic we have flu vaccines in stock and even though it's officially Spring, it's not too late to have your flu shot. August and September are peak flu times so make sure you're protected!

Our flu vaccination clinic has closed but if you wish to attend to receive the flu vaccine only you can book an appointment with...

A My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information.  It brings together health information from you, your healthcare providers and Medicare.  Your healthcare providers can add clinical documents to your health record including:

  • An overview of your health uploaded by your doctor, called a Shared Health Summary.  This is a useful reference for other doctors or other healthcare providers that you visit
  • ...

Thank you to the more than 750 of you who recently completed our post appointment survey.

We always love to hear your feedback and at least once very three years we conduct a comprehensive survey to find out exactly what you think of our service.

Our goal is to keep improving and you are in the best position to tell us how.

We also love to hear if we're doing well, and we make sure our staff hear about it!

We are...

On the 12th of March 2018 changes to medical decision making laws take effect. 

Under the new laws, Victorians are able to create an advance care directive, giving them the opportunity to express their values, beliefs and preferences about their health care and medical treatment.

Advance care planning helps people close to you know what is important to you about the level of healthcare and quality of life you would want if, for...

There is certainly more research telling us that happiness plays such a vital role in maximising heart health.

Cardiologist, Dr Monique Watts was recently interviewed by Libby Gorr on ABC Radio Melbourne.

Listen to this fascinating interview here.

 

As from the 1st of February 2018 medicines that contain low dose condeine are no longer available without a prescription.

The medicines affected include codeine-containing combination analgaesics sich as Panadeine, Nurofen Plus and Mersyndol and codeine-containing cough, cold and flu products such as Codral and Demazin.

Codeine is an opioid...

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...

Photo of vaccine and needle

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...

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...

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...

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...

Two glasses with Whisky and ice.

At Midtown Medical Clinic we are aware that research evidence suggests that the most effecitve policies for reducing alcohol consumption and related harms are those focused on restricting its availability and accessibility; however, such strategies are often not implemented or enforced for political and economic reasons.  

Undertaking screening and brief intervention are effective ways of addressing problematic alcohol consumption...

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