Flu Season

Flu Vaccines 2018

Alert ! Due to nation wide supply shortages, please check availability   HERE  . Availability and timing. It is recommended for most people, that they have their flu vaccine in late April/ May.  Pregnant women should have the vaccine as soon as it becomes available. Recommendations Annual flu vaccination is recommended for: all those at […]

GP Registrar

GP Registrars 2018

East Ringwood Clinic has been selected to be a training post for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program. We are delighted to be involved in training the next generation of GPs. The clinic typically hosts 2 GP registrars per year under the supervision of our well experienced GPs. GP registrars are doctors who are […]

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Thunder Storm Asthma

  Thunderstorm asthma is an uncommon phenomenon where a large number of people, many of whom have never had a previous asthma diagnosis or treatment, experience asthma over a short period of time. It is thought to be triggered by high grass pollen levels and a specific type of thunderstorm.   In Victoria, grass pollen season […]

IUD

Intrauterine devices (IUDs)

IUD insertions and removals are now available at East Ringwood Clinic. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are small devices that are put into the uterus (womb). They are used as contraception (prevent pregnancy) and can also be used as a treatment for painful periods and/or excessive bleeding. Hormonal IUDs (MirenaTM) and non hormonal IUDs (Copper) are available. […]

Zika Virus

Zika Virus

As of Feb 2016, 25 countries have been identified worldwide with active Zika virus transmission, and the disease continues to spread.  Zika virus transmission is through the bite of an infected mosquito, most commonly Aedes aegypti.  Of note, in north Queensland and parts of central Queensland the Aedes vector is known to be present.  Thankfully, […]