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We have just launched our patient satisfaction ipad stand. We want you to rate us! This is a great opportunity for you to have your say on your Practice experience each visit and for us to continuously improve. It literally takes seconds, so on your next visit take the time to let us know how we did on the day.

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Exercise Right Week: 23-29 May 2016

When it comes to exercise, there is no such thing as one size fits all. It is important to exercise right for your uniqueness – right professional, right place, right time.

At PVH Medical, our Exercise Physiologist can help.

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) holds a four-year equivalent university degree and specialises in the exercise and movement for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. AEPs provide support for people with:

    • obesity
    • cardiovascular disease
    • diabetes
    • osteoporosis and arthritis
    • mental health conditions
    • cancer and cancer treatment recovery
    • chronic pain and fatigue
    • post-surgical rehabilitation (ACL reconstruction, hip/knee replacement)
    • neuromuscular exercise therapy (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease)
    • pulmonary disease and more

To make an appointment call the Practice on 9304 0500.

For more information – Exercise Right Week

 

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Heart Health Week (1 – 7 May, 2016)

This week is Heart Health Week. Heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australians, but it can mostly be prevented.

Did you know…

  1. As you get older your risk of heart disease increases
  2. Men are at greater risk. Women’s risk increases to that or men after menopause
  3. Your family history plays a role in your risk of heart disease

Aspects that you can control / treat  and reduce the risk of heart diseases include:-

  1. smoking status
  2. diet
  3. exercise
  4. weight
  5. mental & social health
  6. blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar

For more information – Heart Foundation

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World Asthma Day: 3rd May 2016

One in ten people in Australia has asthma. It affects people of all ages.

Asthma is a long-term lung condition. People with asthma have sensitive airways in their lungs which react to triggers, causing a ‘flare-up’. In a flare-up, the muscles around the airway squeeze tight, the airways swell and become narrow and there is more mucus. These things make it harder to breathe.

World Asthma Day is an annual event organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

For more information: Asthma Australia

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Anzac Day 2016

Just a reminder we will be closed on Anzac Day – 25th April.

If you need to see our GPs after the public holiday, don’t wait until Tuesday morning to call the Practice. Book online anytime over the long weekend.

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Melbourne Fitness & Health Expo

If you are bored with your training schedule, want to start a new fitness kick or need valuable training or diet advice come and see our experts here at PVH Medical.

  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Dietitians

Make an appointment by calling 9304 0500.

Dont Forget – the Melbourne Fitness & Health Expo is on Friday 29th April 2016 to Sunday 1st May 2016

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World Immunisation Week 2016

World Immunisation Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunisation saves millions of lives and is widely recognised as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.

This will be the second year of the Close the Immunisation Gap campaign, which celebrates the enormous successes to date in reaching children all over the world with life-saving vaccines while also stressing the challenges we still face.

The 2016 campaign additionally stresses the need for immunisation among adolescents and adults – throughout life and seeks to draw the world’s attention to the critical importance of reaching vulnerable people living in conflict situations or in the wake of emergencies.

For more information – Close the Immunisation Gap 2016

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Flu Vaccinations Now Available – Book Now

The 2016 Flu Vaccinations are now available.

Secure your booking online or call the Practice on 9304 0500.

There are two flu vaccine options: Trivalent (3 strains) & Quadrivalent (4 strains)

You may be eligible for a government sponsored free flu vaccination if you are:-

  • 6 months of age and over with conditions predisposing to severe illness following influenza infection
  • 6 months to 4 years of age inclusive and 15 years of age and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • All pregnant women during any stage of pregnancy
  • 65 years of age and older

OTHERWISE:-

Trivalent = $8.99

Quadrivalent = $14.99

You may be charged a consultation fee at the GPs discretion

 

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Premier’s Active April

Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy.

As a participant you can log your daily activity and chart your progress throughout the month. You can also create teams and join teams, track the progress of team members and discover events that are taking place in your local area.

And if you are looking to start an exercise regime, it’s always a good idea to see your GP for an “all clear” before you commence.

To secure a GP appointment simply book online.

For more information on Active April…
www.activeapril.vic.gov.au

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New Zealand has world’s worst rate for invasive melanomas, overtaking Australia

New Zealand has overtaken Australia as the world leader in invasive melanoma rates, Brisbane researchers have discovered.
A study from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has found the rates of Australia’s invasive melanoma — which had increased since the 1980s — are declining and predicted to keep falling over the next 15 years.

Invasive melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, capable of spreading to other parts of the body.
The study showed New Zealand now had the highest rates of the skin cancer in the world, with the latest figures showing about 50 cases per 100,000 people

Key points:

  • New Zealand now has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world with about 50 cases per 100,000 people
  • Australia’s rates are declining
  • However, the overall number of invasive melanomas diagnosed in Australia is still rising

For more information: http://www.abc.net.au/…/new-zealand-has-worst-rate-…/7283676

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Easter Break Operating Hours

PVH Medical operating hours over the Easter break will be:-

Good Friday: CLOSED

Easter Saturday: 8am – 1pm

Easter Sunday: CLOSED

Easter Monday: CLOSED

If youd like to secure an appointment during the Easter break period, simply book online.

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PVH Medical Sponsors local sporting clubs

PVH Medical is a proud sponsor of the Melbourne University Netball Team – Melbourne University Lightning and the Coburg Districts Football Club – The Mighty Lions for the 2016 season.

This is a great opportunity for us to give back to the local community as well as aligning PVH Medical with staying healthy through sport.

For more information on either club:

Melbourne University Netball Team Melbourne University Lightning

Coburg Districts Football Club – The Mighty Lions

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Pascoe Vale Health is now PVH Medical

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new brand and name.

The Pascoe Vale Health you know isn’t changing…same great GP’s, same great nurses, same great staff.

We continue to be locally owned and operated by GPs that work in the practice.

It’s just a new name and look to better reflect our quality of care, who we are and where we are going.

The changes extend to a new look website and our new online booking system that makes it even easier to secure an appointment on your PC, tablet or smart phone…anytime, anywhere.

We will be launching our rewards program shortly that will link you to the local community.

And there’s more to come.

Welcome to PVH Medical.

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Online booking system

The quickest and easiest way to make a booking with us is online.

Simply click on the ‘Book an Appointment’ button at the top of your screen.

You can also download the Appointuit app on your mobile.

Choose the service you want (e.g. doctor), the type of appointment, your preferred practitioner, and the day and time.

It’s that easy!

If you happen to get stuck, give us a call on 9304 0500 during business hours.

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