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 [...]
Obesity is a disease of energy regulation that requires ongoing management just like any other chronic illness. The Bulli Medical Practice Weight Management Program includes: An initial 12-week program tailored to your goals Weekly visits with the practice nurse Monthly reviews with your doctor Referral to allied health partners Education topics include: Exercise and food diaries Diet and meal planning Eating out Reading food labels Healthy snacks Recipe adaptation Ongoing maintenance tailored to your individual circumstances. We are currently recruiting patients to participate in our Weight Management Program. The program structure includes: A pre-program visit: Where we discuss the program [...]
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 [...]