Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and makes up about 90% of all cases of diabetes. Up to 500,000 Australians may have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. This National Diabetes Week we want to help raise awareness and encourage people who might be at risk, to get checked. Type 2 diabetes is a serious, progressive and complex condition with serious complications including vision loss, kidney damage, heart attacks, stroke and limb amputation. Many people with type 2 diabetes live with the condition for up to 7 years before it is diagnosed. By the time [...]
Men’s Health Week is an opportunity to reflect on the different health needs of men who, in many measures, have poorer health than women. “Prostate cancer tends to be the focus of men’s health concerns and while this is an important issue it can distract from some other big concerns about men’s health,” said Dr Jeff Hall. Life expectancy for men is four years less than women and studies suggest unhealthy lifestyle practices such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse, poor nutrition and lack of physical exercise are higher in men than women. Men suicide at the rate four times that [...]
Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, can affect any part of the large bowel (colon) or rectum. Most bowel cancers start as benign, non-threatening growths (called polyps) on the wall or lining of the bowel. Some polyps are harmless but other can become cancerous (malignant). Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world with 1 in 13 Australians developing the disease in their lifetime. Almost 90% of bowel cancer cases can be treated successfully when detected early. Downloadable Fact Sheet: Bowel Cancer Awareness Risk Factors The risk of developing bowel cancer rises increases from [...]
Sunday 27 May Bulli Medical Practice is proud to sponsor the Bulli Burn, an annual event that supports Beyond Blue. This year, races will be held on the morning of Sunday 27 May. There are 2, 5 and 10km runs, starting and finishing at the picturesque tip of Sandon Point. The track follows the coastal strip from Bulli to Thirroul boasting exceptional views of the ocean and escarpment. The ‘Burn’ comes from the hill you tackle at the very beginning and again at the finish of the run. Several Bulli Medical Practice staff members participate in the event. We hope to see you there! To [...]
Saturday 19 May World Family Doctor Day acknowledges the central role of general practitioners in the delivery of personal, comprehensive and continuing health for their patients. It’s also a chance to celebrate the progress being made in family medicine and the special contributions of family doctors globally. We are privileged to have such a professional, caring team of general practitioners at Bulli Medical Practice and thank them for their vital work, caring for patients in the northern Illawarra. For more information about our doctors, visit our GP team page or visit HotDocs to book an appointment online.
Saturday 12 May International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. At Bulli Medical Practice we are celebrating the work of our own General Practice Nurses: Rebecca Jeffery, Karen Ruskin, Andrea Whitton, Alexandria Pritchard and Victoria Wright. Our practice nurses play an integral role in patient care and support several of our clinics including Weight Management, Travel Medicine and Skin Cancer. You can now make an appointment online with Karen, Alex, Andrea or Victoria to receive your 2018 Flu Vaccine or phone reception on 4284 4622.
Thursday 24 May we are hosting our annual morning tea to honour patients touched by cancer and their families, and to raise funds for the Cancer Council. Our doctors, nurses and reception staff don their aprons and bake for the event. Bulli Medical Practice matches any donations received, dollar for dollar. The morning tea will be held in our upstairs meeting space from 10am, Thursday 24th May. If you would like to attend or support our Biggest Morning Tea event, please speak with our reception staff or email email@example.com
Friday 4 May is Administrative Professionals Day and we would like to thank our vibrant, hard working administration and reception team, including Katherine Mercer, Feon Ong, Amelia Manks, Rebecca Couchman, Keely Mar, Phillipa McDermid, Tayla Jeffery. Special thanks to Rebecca Jeffery, Clinical Services Manager and Brooke Hutchings, Business Administration Coordinator for their leadership. Also, a big welcome to Amelia Manks and Rebecca Couchman who recently joined the team. Thanks for all the work you do helping our patients and their families, as well as the doctors and nurses at Bulli Medical Practice.
April is Parkinson’s awareness month and 11 April, which marks the birthday of Dr. J Parkinson, is World Parkinson's Day. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition, which is characterised by both motor (movement) and non-motor symptoms. It is estimated to affect approximately 6.3 million people worldwide. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. Parkinson's Disease in Australia In Australia, an estimated 1 in 350 people have the condition, and more than 30 people are diagnosed daily. Parkinson’s is slightly more common in males than females. The most most common age range for diagnosis is 55 - 65 years. While the [...]