Autumn 2019

May 3, 2019

 

 

 

Flu Vaccines now available

 

The Flu vaccine will be available from April 2019, for those patients 65 and over and with certain medical conditions the vaccine is free. For those patients who don’t come under the criteria the cost is $35.00.

 

If you would like protection for the winter, then please contact our reception for an appointment.

 

Look out for Saturday morning clinics!

 

 

Want help to quit smoking?

 

WHEN SMOKERS QUIT

  •  24 Hours Your chance of a heart attack decreases

  •  48 Hours Nerve endings start regrowing and your ability to smell and taste is enhanced

  •  2-12 Weeks Your circulation improves, and lung function increases up to 30%

  •  1-9 Months Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decrease

  •  1 Year Risk of coronary heart disease is dropped to half that of a smoker

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Contact our nurse Nickie and she will be able to help you on your quit journey.

 

Call on 04 595 4207

 

 

Staff changes

 

 

Dr Stewart Reid will be away from the end of March till the end of June 2019. We would like to welcome Dr Natalie Dodd who will be filling in on Friday afternoons from April to the end of May 2019. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Indici

 

 

 

If you haven’t registered for this service please contact the Practice, enjoy the benefits the portal offers, you can book appointments, see test results and order prescriptions CLICK HERE

 

 

Measles outbreak

 

  • Measles is highly contagious – and easily preventable.

  • It affects both children and adults.

  • 2 doses of the measles vaccine provides the most effective protection for yourself, your family and the wider community. After 2 doses of the MMR vaccine, more than 95% of people are protected from measles.

  • In New Zealand, if you were born in 1969 or later, you can get the measles vaccine for free.

  • Vaccination is particularly important if you are planning to travel anywhere overseas – to protect yourself and to help prevent outbreaks in New Zealand.

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    If you suspect you have measles: Ring Mahara Health or the Healthline 0800 611 116, you could infect others in the waiting room if you come in.

     

WHAT TO LOOK FOR:

  • a high fever, runny nose, cough and bilateral sore red eyes, followed by a rash starting around the head and spreading to the body.  

  • No treatment for measles only prevention

 

 

 

 

How to help your doctor

 

  • Write down your symptoms

  • Always discuss what’s important first.

  • Book a double appointment if you have numerous issues to discuss (Charges may apply)

  • Share your family health history

  • Relax

  • Be Honest

  • Bring a support person if you need one.

  • If you need an urgent appointment, please

Ring as early as possible, our phone lines are available from 8.00am

 

 

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