2024 Influenza vaccines now available at The Cottage Surgery

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2024 Influenza vaccines are available from April – please call 9948 3768 to arrange an appointment with your doctor or at one of the vaccination clinics Eligibility for influenza vaccines funded by the National Immunisation Program (NIP) * Annual influenza vaccination is...

COVID booster recommendations

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ATAGI recommends a dose of COVID-19 vaccine for adults aged ≥75 years every 6 months. ATAGI recommends the following groups receive a dose of COVID-19 vaccine every 12 months, and can consider a dose every 6 months, based on a risk-benefit assessment: • Adults aged 65—74 years •...

MyMedicare

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The doctors have registered with MyMedicare, you can too! The Cottage Surgery has joined the MyMedicare program, which means that patients whose GPs work from the Cottage Surgery can register with their GP and enjoy the benefits of this new voluntary scheme. MyMedicare is a...

2024 Influenza vaccines available from April

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2024 Influenza vaccines are available from April – please call 9948 3768 to arrange an appointment with your doctor or nurse Eligibility for influenza vaccines funded by the National Immunisation Program (NIP) * Annual influenza vaccination is recommended and funded for all...

After Hours Service

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The doctors at The Cottage Surgery can provide 24 hour medical care. The surgery is open 8am-6pm on Mondays to Fridays and 8am-12pm on Saturday mornings. After hours, the doctors have a locum service which can provide doctor house calls to you at home on 13 74 25

Chronic Disease Clinics

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Chronic Disease Clinics   The doctors at The Cottage Surgery run chronic disease clinics for their patients in the areas of : Diabetes Heart Disease COPD/Emphysema The clinics utilise the skills of our experienced registered nurses as well as the patients regular GP to improve...

Everyday Exercise

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Sydney’s Northern Beaches offers fantastic opportunities for exercise. Exercise can come from everyday activities such as housework, gardening and walking to the shops. Taking the stairs, stretching, dancing, playing with children and walking everywhere all build fitness...

Alzheimer’s Disease Explained

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Alzheimer’s Disease shows itself as worsening memory, thinking things through and behavior.  Early on this common form of dementia appears to be an exaggeration of what everyone experiences at time – losing things, difficulty finding the right word, slowness to...

Perinatal Depression in Men

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Postnatal depression in women is becoming more recognised. Although the problem often starts in pregnancy, it can takes months to be recognised after birth, when it affects the mother’s ability to care for her newborn.  What is poorly recognised is  that around 1 in 8 men...

Gambling Addiction

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Legend has it that Aussies will bet on two flies climbing up a wall!  Many people (70% of us) enjoy a lotto flutter, a punt on the Melbourne Cup or even the occasional night at a casino and do so responsibly.  Sadly for some people, gambling is a destructive problem affecting...
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