Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile, so that they break easily – even as a result of a minor fall, a bump, a sneeze, or a sudden movement. Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and a major cause of pain and long-term disability. Signs Back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra. Loss of height over time. A stooped posture. A bone fracture that occurs much more easily than expected. Risk Factors Females are at higher [...]
Today is R U OK? Day. If you have noticed someone seems out of sorts, agitated or withdrawn then it's time to start a conversation with them. R U OK? can help you with tips on how to ask, listen, encourage and check-in with your friend, family member or colleague. If the conversation becomes too big for you to manage alone, or if the person is at risk - please contact your GP or other health professional as soon as you can.
The two biggest barriers that prevent women from maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’. Women’s Health Week is the time of the year for women to put themselves first and start making positive changes that can last a lifetime. Women's Health Week is an initiative of Jean Hailes, a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the knowledge of women's health throughout the various stages of their lives. During Women's Health Week you can sign up to receive free health tips, recipes, videos, podcasts and more, aimed at inspiring you to live a healthier life. [...]
We are pleased to announce that Dr Nathan Beckman is returning to Bulli Medical Practice after his adventure travelling around Australia. Dr Beckman returns Wednesday 5th September and is available for appointments on Wednesday and Friday mornings and Thursday afternoons. To book an appointment, visit HotDoc. To read more about Dr Beckman, visit his profile.
We are delighted to announce that a new practice nurse has joined our team. Sofia Fairbrother comes to us with extensive primary health care experience, including community nursing, general practice nursing, travel medicine and immunisation certification. Sofia has recently returned to Australia after working as a practice nurse in Sweden. In Sweden, nurse-led clinics are a routine part of GP service offerings so we plan to incorporate her knowledge and expertise here at Bulli. Sofia lives locally with her family and enjoys being active in her spare time. Next time you are in the practice, please say 'Hi' to Sofia!
Bulli Medical Practice is supporting Daffodil Day to help the Cancer Council fund vital research. This year the event celebrates 32 years of turning Australia yellow, with Cancer Council aiming to raise more than $4 million for cancer research. For more information, visit: The Cancer Council
Andrea Whitton, registered nurse at Bulli Medical Practice, celebrated her last day of work today. Andrea has been with the practice for over 8 years and has developed important nursing initiatives in aged care and chronic disease management. She has been an integral member of the nursing team and well-liked by staff and patients for her consistently professional and caring manner. Andrea is looking forward to travelling, perfecting her golf swing and spending time with family and friends. Thank you, Andrea, for all your work at Bulli Medical Practice, and best wishes for a rich and rewarding retirement.
Welcome to our new General Practice Registrar, Dr Cameron Warren. Cameron completed his medical education at Wollongong University graduating with distinction in 2013. He went on to complete his hospital training in the Illawarra, spending time at Wollongong Hospital, Shoalhaven Hospital, and Milton Ulladulla Hospital. He has also completed extra training in Emergency Medicine at Coffs Harbour Base Hospital. Cameron takes special interest in chronic disease management, preventive health, mental health, dermatology and minor surgery/procedures. In addition to his GP work, Cameron plays an active role in training medical students at the University of Wollongong as a clinical academic. Outside [...]
Join Bulli Medical Practice in supporting genetic research by wearing your favourite jeans and donating money or purchasing some merchandise. Every dollar raised on the day helps scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures, to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. For more information, visit www.jeansforgenes.org.au
DonateLife week creates awareness about organ and tissue donations. It also encourages Australians to register their donation decision and to discuss their donation decisions with their loved ones. Did you know only one in three Australians have joined the Australian Organ Donor Register, even though 81% believe registration of donation decisions is important? Registration is important! 9 in 10 families agree to a donation proceeding when the deceased is a registered organ donor. This drops to just 52% where the deceased was not registered and the family had no prior knowledge. Today, more than 1,400 Australians are on wait lists for [...]