Posts Categorized: Doctors Notes

Allied Health Professionals

Currimundi Family Doctors  is inviting interest from Allied Health professionals to partner with us in providing quality care for our patients. If you are a friendly Allied Health Professional who wants to work with an excellent team, we would love to have a chat. Located in custom built facilities at Currimundi Court in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, this mixed billing practice offers a second to none working location. Currimundi Family Doctors is a privately owned and operated medical centre that offers great flexibility and autonomy for its staff. Although we are a new setup, we are led by… Read more »

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and is an annual initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 77 Australians every week. Bowel cancer is the third most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia affecting both men and women almost equally and is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer. Bowel Cancer Awareness Month has a positive message – saving lives through early detection – as bowel cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early. Bowel Cancer Australia encourages all Australians from age 50,… Read more »

Doctors Opportunities

Currimundi Family Doctors  currently has a vacant Doctor Position. If you are a friendly GP who wants to be a part of a excellent team, we would love to have a chat. Located in custom built facilities at Currimundi Court in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, this mixed billing practice offers a second to none working location. Currimundi Family Doctors is a privately owned and operated medical centre that offers great flexibility and autonomy for its staff. Although we are a new setup, we are led by the team behind such successful practices as Coastal Family Health, Golden Beach… Read more »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and provides an opportunity for our community to focus on breast cancer and how it may affect those of us touched in some way by the disease. WHAT IS BREAST CANCER? Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Australia and the second most common cancer to cause death in women, after lung cancer. Over 15,050 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. The risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer by age 85 is 1 in 8 for women. BREAST CANCER SYMPTOMS The symptoms can include: new lumps or… Read more »

September Dementia Awareness Month 2016

  Dementia is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday tasks. It comes in many forms, greatly impacting individuals and their loved ones. September is Dementia Awareness Month, an initiative of Alzheimer’s Australia. The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘You are not alone’. It encourages Australians to become aware of issues surrounding dementia, have a better understanding of what it is like for a person to live with dementia and create more supportive communities for people with dementia. According to Alzheimer’s Australia, more than 353,800 Australians are living with dementia. An estimated 1.2… Read more »

Are you at risk of Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a common disease in Australia with 1.2 million people estimated to have osteoporosis and further 6.3 million with low bone density. 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 of bone thickness (bone density or mass). As bones become thinner and less dense, even a minor bump or fall can cause a serious fracture. A ‘fracture’ is a complete or… Read more »

National Diabetes Week 10-16 July 2016

93,000 Queenslanders have type 2 diabetes and don’t know it. More than 200,000 Queenslanders are living with diabetes – and more than 2000 are school aged children.  Check your risk this National Diabetes Week. National Diabetes Week 2016 kicks off on 10 July and runs until 16 July. Diabetes Queensland is a charity and membership organisation providing education, advice, ongoing support and advocacy to Queenslanders living with diabetes, and those at risk.  This National Diabetes Week, Diabetes Queensland aim to raise awareness around this serious, progressive and complex condition with serious complications. Many Australians are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. While… Read more »

Government Funded Flu Vaccines

Eligible groups for free government supplied seasonal influenza vaccine: – people aged 65 years and older –pregnant women, at any time during their pregnancy –Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months to under five years and 15 years and older -any person over six months of age with a condition predisposing them to severe influenza illness requiring regular medical follow-up or hospitalisation, including children aged six months to 10 years undergoing long-term aspirin therapy people with: –cardiac disease –chronic respiratory conditions –immunocompromising conditions –diabetes and other metabolic disorders –chronic neurological conditions –renal disease –haematological disorders –Down syndrome and fall… Read more »