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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...

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At Midtown Medical Clinic we still have flu vaccines in stock but we are encouraging patients to attend as soon as possible as supplies are running low across the nation.

Please phone us on 9650 4284...

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...

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...

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...

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.  ...

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