Phone 03 5754 3400
Caring for the Upper Kiewa Community since 1956
03 5754 3400
0830 - 5.30 Mon-Fri
10 - 12 Saturday
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OUR 2017 MEDICAL INTERN
Our Medical Intern for 2017 is Dr Joel Lawrence. Dr Joel is with us for a 20 week period, will be involved in all aspects of patient care and is available for appointments from mid June 2017. We know that you will make Dr Joel feel welcome both in the practice and the community. Welcome Joel.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
We are very pleased to announce that our Allied Health Services – Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, Podiatrist and Mental Health Counsellors have been funded for another 12 months. We retain the services of Chelsea Hillenaar (Dietitian), Alison Hescock (Diabetes Educator), Kelly Creamer (Podiatrist), Neil Hodge and Russell Maher (Mental Health Counsellors). We are very lucky to have these services available locally and at no cost to the patient. We encourage patients to discuss how to access these services with their doctor.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that we bulk bill all young people who live in the area and are still at school? We need their medicare number and if they are a minor, the medicare number, name and date of birth of a parent. We can then transmit the account directly to Medicare so there is no out of pocket expence.
Did you know that you don't have to wait until the practice is open to organise an appointment at the practice? You can organise and receive confirmation of your appointment online through our webpage.
Did you know that we bulk bill all vaccinations regardless of your age or what vaccination you are having? We transmit the account directly to Medicare so there is no out of pocket expense.
NEW DOCTORS FOR WINTER
We have been very lucky to obtain the services of two very qualified doctors that will be helping us out over winter. Dr Ken Koh will be working with us through July and Dr Dave Emonson will be here for 3 weeks in August and a couple of weeks in September. We will also have Dr Ewa Lisik returning to work with us every Friday through July and August.
AUSTRALIAN HEARING SERVICES
Australian Hearing will be visiting the practice in August 2017, so if you would like your hearing checked please let the doctor know and a referral can be organised. It only takes 15 minutes, measures what sounds you can and can't hear and is free for all pensioners and veterans. If you have thought about your hearing and haven't done anything about it, a hearing check is all it takes to give you peace of mind.
NO SMOKING ZONE
We would like to inform all our patients that smoking is not permitted in the practice, outside the front door or in the car parking area. We have a total smoke free environment and we hope our patients understand and comply with our protocol.
SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND SPORTING CLUBS
As part of their commitment to the community the partners of the practice, Dr Mark Zagorski and Dr Jeff Robinson are frequently asked to support other programs, community activities and local sporting clubs. This is the list of donations so far this financial year:
· Mount Beauty Power Cricket Club
· Dederang Cricket Club
· Dederang Mount Beauty Football and Netball Club
· Neighbourhood Centre
· Christmas Party for Kids
· Alpine Health – Bike 3 times Falls Creek
· Farmers Federation
· KVSSP & MBMC young athlete and performing sponsorship
Over 75 Years Health Assessment
Are you over 75 and have not been invited to have a free Health Assessment? Our lovely nurses would love to see you to complete this assessment. This is also a health promotion initiative which may help identify any health issues before they become a problem for you. Please discuss having a health assessment with your doctor or with one of our nursing staff.
Shingles Vaccine Free For 70-79 Year Olds
The shingles vaccine is provided free of charge to people aged 70 to 79 years, subject to vaccine supply. We have organized several “shingles vaccination clinics” over the past few months. If you have not been contacted and would like to have this vaccination please ask our receptionist when the next vaccination clinic will be held. The risk of Shingles increases as a person gets older so we hope that if you fit into the age group that you take advantage of the free vaccine.
MOUNT BEAUTY MEDICAL CENTRE ACCREDITATION
During 2017 we will be going through the process of achieving accreditation of Mount Beauty Medical Centre (this occurs every 3 years). The accreditation process involves passing a complex set of standards set by the Royal Australian College of General Practice and takes around 9 months to complete. The accreditation process includes providing relevant staff training, updating protocols and policies and strict adherence in areas such as sterilisation, infection control and patient privacy. We also are required to do a patient survey which allows our patients to comment on specific aspects of our practice including staff efficiency, services provided and general comments on how we treat our patients. We hope that you will be willing to offer your suggestions and ratings when requested.
HAVE YOU MADE YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE YET?
Don't forget that it is really easy to check out what appointments are available over the coming months by logging into our website www.mbmc.com.au and clicking on the “click here to make an appointment online”. It is very easy and only takes a couple of minutes. Once you have registered (you only need to register once) you will be able to make your own appointment.