Our Autumn newsletter is now available with health information articles on: Parkinson's Disease Baby Colic Influenza Vaccine and more. Bulli Medical Practice Newsletter Autumn 2018 For past newsletters visit: Newsletters Page
Most Australians enjoy one of the highest life expectancies of any country in the world — but this is not true for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can expect to live 10–17 years less than other Australians. Babies born to Aboriginal mothers die at more than twice the rate of other Australian babies, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience higher rates of preventable illness such as heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes. The mortality rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is on par with some of the world’s most impoverished [...]
Rare Disease Day aims to increase awareness about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. 1 in 20 people will live with a rare disease at some point in their life. Despite this, there is no cure for the majority of rare diseases and many go undiagnosed. Rare Disease Day improves knowledge amongst the general public of rare diseases while encouraging researchers and decision makers to address the needs of those living with rare diseases. For more information, visit the Rare Disease Day website.
Ovarian cancer can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are nonspecific and are similar to common symptoms of less serious health problems. Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer report most frequently: Abdominal or pelvic pain. Increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating. Needing to urinate often or urgently. Feeling full after eating a small amount. Bulli Medical Practice encourages any women who have experienced these symptoms multiple times during a 4-week period to make an appointment to see a GP. Ovarian Cancer Australia Ovarian Cancer Australia has a Symptom Diary which can help you to monitor your symptoms. You can then [...]
We are delighted to announce Dr Anna Putnis has returned to Bulli Medical Practice. Anna works Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, as well as some Saturday mornings. To book an appointment visit HotDocs or call reception on 4284 4622. About Dr Anna Putnis Anna initially trained as a general surgeon in London, and worked in a trauma hospital in South Africa. She retrained as a general practitioner in 2010 and worked in London before moving to Australia in 2014. Anna is a very friendly and approachable doctor. She lives locally, with her husband and three sons.
You can now view our Online Summer Newsletter 2018, with information about the new cervical screening test and travel medicine update. For past and current newsletters, you can also visit our Newsletter page.
Wishing all our patients and colleagues a happy and healthy New Year. Did you make a new year's resolution? Some of the most popular changes Australians make include: losing weight; getting fit; reducing stress; reducing alcohol; and quitting smoking. If you did make one of these resolutions, be assured that the GPs and nurses at Bulli Medical Practice are here to help you to achieve your goal. Consider joining our Weight Management Support Clinic. Speak to your GP or ask at reception. And if you plan to travel more in 2018, don't forget our Travel Medicine Clinic to keep you healthy abroad.
Wishing you all a relaxing month in the lead to Christmas, and for the festive season. Changes to our usual hours include: Monday 25th December – closed Tuesday 26th December – closed Wednesday 27th December open from 9am to 5pm Thursday 28th December open from 8am to 5pm Friday 29th December open from 8am to 5pm Saturday 30th December open from 8am to 12 noon. Monday 1st January 2018 – closed Tuesday 2nd January – we return to normal hours. Visit HotDocs to make an appointment, or if you are unable to find an available appointment online, please call our surgery on 4284 4622 and one of our [...]
The theme for this year's World Antibiotic Awareness Week is: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them. This not only ensures you and your family get the best treatment, responsible use of antibiotics will also help reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance. For more information, visit The World Health Organisation.
With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, Skin Cancer Action Week is a time when we remind Australians of the importance of sun protection and early skin cancer detection. More than 2000 people in Australia die from skin cancer each year and the Cancer Council estimates that Australia spends more than $1 billion per year treating skin cancer, with costs increasing substantially over the past few years. Yet most skin cancers can be prevented by the use of good sun protection. So remember to slip on sun-protective clothing, slop on SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant [...]