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My Health for Life September Programs

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My health for life is a Queensland integrated risk assessment and behaviour modification program that aims to assist participants to reduce their risk of developing chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Based in the community and delivered by local healthcare practitioners, this initiative will identify those at high risk of developing chronic conditions and offer them a tailored, but flexible, healthy lifestyle program.

For further information, visit www.myhealthforlife.com.au or phone 13 RISK (7475)

There are a number of upcoming My health for life programs throughout September in the NQ region.

Upcoming programs Cairns

Provider: Mountain View Medical Centre (Westcourt)
Start date: Friday 27 September 2019
Time: 9am–11am

View upcoming programs across Cairns, Townsville, and Mackay.

Download the upcoming events flyer here.

HotDoc Information Privacy

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Are you seeking clarification on how HotDoc manages the information provided to us?

With the recent news about the ACCC taking legal action against another online booking provider, due to alleged misuse of patient information and altering of reviews.

We wanted to reassure all of our customers that HotDoc does not and will never sell patient information to third parties.

Due to the amount of press coverage, many patients are understandably concerned and seeking more information from practices on how their booking provider handles their information.

Everything we do is underpinned by our vision: To improve the healthcare experience for everyone in Australia.

Please read our Patient Privacy Statement which can be found online or in-app that has a more detailed breakdown on how we do and do not use patient information.

Please read our Public Statement and feel confident that your information and privacy has been maintained by HotDoc when making appointments.

We welcome Dr Bernard to Edmonton Family Medical Centre

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Edmonton Family Medical Centre would like to introduce  Dr Johannes “Bernard” Haasbroek.

Dr Bernard started with us in May and has years of experience in General practice.

His interests  include Women’s health ( obstetrics and contraception) and Men’s health offering Vasectomy surgery

He also performs neonatal Circumcisions.

We welcome Dr Bernard to Edmonton Family Medical Centre.

New Online Bookings Provider

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Save Time, Book Online

Edmonton Family Medical Centre have switched our online bookings system to a new provider, HotDoc, to provide easier appointment bookings for our patients.

You’ll find the system works a bit differently to our previous online booking system, but hopefully after using it once you’ll agree it is quite easy to use. If you have any questions, please reach out of one of our friendly reception staff on: Edmonton Family Medical Centre : (07) 4055 4556.

You can book in an appointment by clicking on this button:

Or simply download the HotDoc app:

Thank you for your patience during this transition.

Transitioning from Pap Smears to Cervical Screening

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The renewed National Cervical Screening Program

From 1 December 2017, cervical screening will change in Australia. The Pap Smear/ Pap Test will be replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test every five years.

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. The new Cervical Screening Test is anticipated to protect up to 30% more women.

The test is a quick and simple procedure to check the health of your cervix. It looks and feels the same as the Pap test, but tests for the human papillomavirus (known as HPV).

Your first Cervical Screening Test is due two years after your last Pap test. After that, you will only need to have the test every five years if your results are normal.

Regular cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer.

Eligible Age Group: The new age group to be tested will be 25 to 74 year olds. In the past the program covered 18 to 69 year olds.

If you are due for testing, contact your healthcare provider to book an appointment. For more information about the National Cervical Screening Program call 13 15 56.

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Saying Goodbye to Dr Richard Wong

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To friends of Edmonton family medical centre,
I will be finishing up working in rural and regional Australia, with the bulk of it here in Cairns, at the end of this year and
will rebasing myself back in the capital cities from March 2017. You will be looked after by the other number of doctors
here, with at least one new one starting up next year, and the staff and nurses will assist you with that.

It has been a valuable experience working in areas of need the last four years or so where there’s been fewer doctors and
obtaining more hands-on experience. I would firstly and foremost like to thank the GP principal Dr Anthony Kresevic who
has been very generous and accommodating. I have enjoyed working with Dr Shaku Shanmugam all my time here as well
as the other doctors, the vital team of nurses led by senior nurse Sylvia as well as the very helpful front desk staff with the
very capable and experienced practice manager Debbie.

I’m here til Christmas and then will be working and helping out in outback Australia over summer as well as a volunteer
trip to PNG before starting my new job/s where I still hope to periodically venture out on short-term trips.

I am grateful for many of you entrusting your care to me – some of you have been through very testing times in your health
and lives, and I hope that I have been of assistance to you with God’s help,

regards,

Dr Richard Wong