Meet our new doctors
We are pleased to introduce four new doctors to our practice and one returning doctor.
Welcome to Dr Salim Ahammed, Dr Sukitha Mahanama, Dr Geith Yonis, Dr Ahmed Elkafrawi and Dr Hany Eldebeiky.
It is a delight to welcome back Dr Geith Yonis, who worked with us previously in 2017. Dr Geith has recently completed advanced training in skin cancer and is looking forward to providing skin checks to the local community.
Our Clinic is now using Safescript
In recent years, more Victorians have died from overdoses involving prescription medicines than from illicit drugs or the road toll.
Prescription medicines can provide relief from the pain of an accident, surgery or the symptoms of anxiety, sleep disorders and more.
But some medicines can be addictive and potentially harmful if taken beyond your medical need.
The Victorian Government is taking action by introducing Safescript.
SafeScript is computer software that provides doctors and pharmacists involved in your care with a comprehensive history of the high-risk medicines you have been prescribed.
This will help our doctors make safer decisions and provide better care. They will be able to identify where you may be receiving medicines in potentially harmful quantities or combinations.
The system will not prevent you from obtaining medicines that you need to manage medical conditions.
For more information visit: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/drugs-and-poisons/safescript
This National Diabetes Week ‘it’s about time’ we all took the time
Life is busy. Work, family, friends, chores, a social life. The days fill up quickly. Sometimes we’re so busy running around after everyone else, we don’t take the time to think about our health.
For many Australians, putting themselves at the bottom of their ‘to do list’ puts their health at risk. This could include being diagnosed with diabetes too late. This is true for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Not making time for yourself, or time to learn the early warning signs, can put you at risk of major life-threatening health problems. Both types of diabetes are more common than you think.
Take the time. You’re important, your family is important and it’s really important, we don’t waste any more time. It’s about time.
Did you know diabetes…
- Is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults?
- Is a leading cause of kidney failure?
- Is the leading cause of preventable limb amputations?
- Increase a person’s risk of heart attacks and stroke by up to four times?
It’s about time you made ‘me time’, took time out and put you first. There is no time to lose. The earlier type 2 diabetes is detected, the more lives will be saved.
Flu season is here
DON’T FORGET YOUR FLU SHOT
Protect yourself against the flu this winter and get their flu shot.
The flu isn’t like the common cold, it can hit quickly and last for a few weeks, meaning time off work or school and staying away from family and friends. Seymour Medical Clinic wants to help ensure all Victorians know what steps they can take to help prevent getting and spreading the flu.
For vulnerable Victorians, like children, the elderly and people with chronic diseases or a weakened immune system, the flu can have serious and devastating outcomes. That’s why our message is simple – you never forget the flu, so don’t forget your flu shot.
Everyone should get their annual flu shot anytime from mid-April onwards to be protected for the peak flu season, which is generally June to September. However, it’s never too late to be vaccinated as the flu can spread all year round.
The flu shot is now available at Seymour Medical Clinic.
Some of our most vulnerable Victorians will be protected with a free flu shot.
All Victorians over 65, children aged six months to under five years, pregnant women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and anyone with a chronic condition or weakened immune system are all eligible for a free flu vaccine.
There are some other easy steps everyone can take to prevent getting and spreading the flu, such as coughing or sneezing into your elbow and washing your hands thoroughly. If you’re sick, stay away from work and other places where you’ll spread the flu.
If you’ve got the flu, speak to your doctor or pharmacist, or phone Nurse-On-Call. For more information visit www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/flu
New Travel App
NEW Travel App from The Travel Clinic.
Check it out and give us your feedback.
The App Store and Google Play. Search – Travel Clinic – Vaccine App
Seymour Medical Clinic showcases local artists
Seymour Medical Clinic is pleased to showcase the work of several prize winning artists.
Read more about the Seymour and District Art Society’s Art Beyond the Divide here.
Seymour Medical Clinic joins the Compass trial for women
WELCOME TO COMPASS
Compass is a clinical trial comparing 2.5 -yearly Pap test screening with 5- yearly Human Papillomavirus (HPV) screening. It is the first large scale clinical trial internationally to assess these screening tests in an HPV vaccinated population. It is being carried out in the state of Victoria by VCS in collaboration with Cancer Council NSW. Click here to read more….
Positive Parenting Telephone Service
The program is available to parents in the Hume Region, with children aged 2 to 10. The program runs for 6-10 weeks and is a self-directed program in which clients are supported through a weekly telephone consultation with a parent educator and a self-help workbook.
Call 1800 880 660 for further information on check the internet.
Art lifts spirits at Seymour Medical Clinic
Local artists are part of the healing process for patients at Seymour Medical Clinic. While you are waiting you are invited to enjoy viewing the work of people who have generously provided their art to enhance the atmosphere of our Clinic.
Some pieces are for sale and if you would like to make a purchase please speak to our receptionists. The displays changes 3-4 time each year. At reception you can also pick up a printed bio of the artists whose works are currently on display. Hover on the image for more information…