Posts By: Dr Stephen Windley

Childhood Immunisations

There are a lot of myths,old wives tales and talk about these vaccinations. Before you decide for or against them, please inform yourself about the pros and cons of vaccinating your children. There has been a decline in vaccine-preventable diseases over time, but theses diseases are on the increase due to children not being vaccinated and also from visitors from overseas where vaccinations are not readily available. We have had a measles outbreak over the last 12 months in Queensland because of overseas visitors. Measles is one of the most severe and highly infectious diseases of childhood. It remains a… Read more »

MY HEALTH RECORD

The federal government has launched My Health Record which aims for more effective and more efficient health care for all Australians.  Healthcare Plus Medical Centre is registered to assist with any queries, registration, as well as to upload your shared health summary to My Health Records.  A three month opt-out period will be held from 16 July 2018 to 15 October 2018 for individuals who do not want to have a My Health Record, a link for which is supplied below. www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/for-you-your-family/opt-out-my-health-record

What is Coordinated Veterans Care?

The team at Healthcare Plus Medical Centre are committed to providing the best level of care for our patients. With this in mind we would like to offer all our eligible veterans to become a participant in our Coordinated Veterans care Program What is the Coordinated Veterans Care (CVC) Program and how do I benefit from the program? The CVC program will help you and your Doctor improve the management of your health, especially with regard to preventative care, chronic disease management and care planning. The CVC planning involves a detailed look at your physical, psychological and social needs to devise… Read more »

Fever and what it means

Introduction Fever is frightening to parents and this can sometimes be due to misinformation. Old fashioned ideas that fever can cause brain damage or will trigger convulsions results in frantic attempts to control fever. A fever is a sign that something is wrong. A useful analogy is a warning light in a car indicating something is not right. Treating a fever is like treating the warning light without finding out why the light is on. So understanding fever will help allay some of these anxieties. What Causes Fever? Fever is the body’s sign that it is fighting infection. The fever… Read more »