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Activity and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Relay for Life. Activity to honour others. Exercise to remember, to mark, to say I am doing something for others who cannot, who have not, who will not in the future be able to. 

This is our focus at Pioneer Health this month. In addition to getting together a team of at least 18 doctors, nurses and office staff to run or walk around Centennial Oval we are fundraising for the Cancer Council culminating in a Concert the weekend before the Relay for Life on 22nd March. Apart from the organisation involved in getting people registered, motivated and physically ready, it reminds us of how lucky we are to be able to participate in physical activity and enjoy all the health benefits that flow from it: positive mental health, strong bones, good cardiovascular health.  Just this last weekend, Pioneer Health entered three teams in the Albany Classic Triathlon, taking out 2nd in both male and female events. A fabulous event, blessed by beautiful weather, it was a great advert for getting involved in exercise. The range of entrants was very wide - there were National Triathletes and local athletes in their 60’s, who may not be able to run the 100 metre dash in under 12 seconds anymore, but can still show stamina and strength to do an Olympic distance Triathlon in under 3 hours. 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Dr Russell Young
“Doc Why Am I So Tired All The Time?”

This is a question I am asked regularly by patients. The answer to the question, unfortunately, is often not straightforward. This is because tiredness, or “fatigue” as doctors prefer to refer to it, is a symptom rather than a diagnosis. Unusually severe and prolonged fatigue is usually caused by an underlying medical or psychological problem. For this reason, I tell my patients, that regrettably I do not have an “energy pill” to treat their fatigue. The best way to address the patient’s fatigue is to find the underlying cause for their fatigue and treat that underlying cause. The fatigue should improve or resolve with treatment of the underlying cause.  Patients presenting with fatigue can be challenge for doctors. This is because fatigue is the single most nonspecific symptom in medicine. Pretty much any psychological or medical condition can cause fatigue. This can make fatigue a “diagnostic challenge” for doctors. For some patien ...

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Dr David Tadj
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Flu Vaccinations 2015 - Monday, March 30, 2015

Flu Vaccines are in! Here's what you need to know!

For private patients, the Flu Vaccine is $20.

Some patients may be eligible for a government funded flu vaccination if you fall under any of the following criteria:-
• 6 months to 5 years old
• people aged 65 years and older
• pregnant women, at any time during their pregnancy
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months to under five years and 15 years and older
• any person over six months of age with a condition predisposing them to severe influenza illness requiring regular medical follow-up or hospitalisation, including children aged six months to 10 years undergoing long-term aspirin therapy
People with:
• cardiac disease
• chronic respiratory conditions
• immunocompromising conditions
• diabetes and other metabolic disorders
• chronic neurological conditions
• renal disease
• haematological disorders
• Down syndrome and fall under one of the above categories
• obesity defined as a body mass index (BMI) = 40 kg/m2 and fall under one of the above categories
• chronic liver disease and fall under one of the above categories
• residents of aged care facilities and long-term residential care facilities and fall under one of the above categories.

Our clinics will be run by one doctor, with an appointment only being 5 minutes long. Please ring us on 98 422 822 to book now!


Free Pap Smear Clinic - Monday, March 16, 2015

Pioneer Health is offering FREE Pap Smear Clinics every Friday morning from 8 am to 12 pm. 
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If you can't get an appointment soon enough with your usual doctor. 

  • You can ask a receptionist to email your doctor to see if they can fit you in sooner than their next available routine appointment. 
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