2017 Diabetes Walk raises awareness
ABOUT 100 walkers came together in Port Macquarie on November 25 to raise awareness and spread the word about prevention of diabetes.
About 280 people across Australia are diagnosed with diabetes every day.
Among those are children and young adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes the most prevalent.
JDRF One Walk organiser Sonia Downie said raising awareness and fundraising for preventative measures are an important part of ensuring the impacts of diabetes are managed.
Five-year-old Matthew Yarnold of Taree developed type 1 diabetes at the age of three.
Since then, he is subject to 4-6 insulin shots every day and up to 10 finger prick checks.
Mum Donna rallied the troops from Taree with more than 20 members of Matthew’s family and friends walking to support the cause.
Anyone wanting more information on diabetes management can contact JK Healthcare on 6583 7717.
Check all the photos from the day on the link below!
Drs Debra & Adam King opened the Long Flat Outreach Clinic 7 years ago.
The Doctors at the Clinic are able to assist you with the management of all your general medical needs.
The clinic is located at 5019 Oxley Highway, Long Flat within the General Store and opened Wednesdays & Fridays between 9am – 1pm.
Dr Adam King – Wednesday from 9am
Dr Debra King – Friday’s 9am – 1pm
Registered Nurse Fiona Day is available on a Friday for blood tests, wound care, women’s health and immunisations.
Call Long Flat on a Wednesday or Friday on 6587 4446
6584 5244 to make an appointment
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME
The Practice will be closed from 2pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 & re-open on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018 at 8.15am
Please make sure all of your scripts are up to date as not all the Doctors will be available on their usual days over December/January.
The Grange Family Medical Centre wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
October is Breast cancer awareness month.
Cancer councils Pink Ribbon campaign aims to raise awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers, as well as raise funds for prevention programs, support services & vital cancer reasearch.
Everyday in Australia 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer.
If you interested in hosting a Pink Ribbon breakfast,a girls night in or to donate go to the website & follow the links
The Doctors & Staff would like to welcome Dr Rachel Pamplin to our team.
Dr Pamplin originally trained in the U.K. but has been working in Sydney for the last 12 years.
She enjoys all aspects of general practice but particularly women’s health and children.
She is really looking forward to living in Port Macquarie and in her spare time loves swimming, going to the beach and spending time with her family.
Dr Pamplin will be starting with the clinic on Monday, 9th October.
Please contact the clinic on 6584 5244 to make a booking or book online.
Roslyn or as she more affectionately know as Ros, joined the practice in November 2015 as our Practice Nurse, She has worked in General Practice for 13 years & has a wealth of experience & knowledge.
Ros, her husband Marcus relocated from London to Port Macquarie over 10 years ago; they have two children Max & Billy.
As a family they enjoy the outdoors with many camping adventures, bike riding & being very active in sporting clubs in the local area.
Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious viral infection which can cause serious illness in some individuals, for example in the elderly and pregnant women
We have the Fluarix Tetra 2017 vaccine in stock which is the most recent vaccine and covers four strains of influenza
Please give us a call on 6584 5244 to arrange a time for your flu vaccination