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National Stroke Week 2022 (8-14 August)

Strokes are Australia's second single greatest killer, with over 60,000 strokes occurring each year.

A stroke is always a medical emergency. πŸš‘
The longer a stroke remains untreated, the greater the chance of stroke-related brain damage.

Think F.A.S.T. and act FAST! ⚑️

How do you know if someone is having a stroke? Think… F.A.S.T and use the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions:
😰 Face - Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
πŸ’ͺ Arms - Can they lift both arms?
πŸ’¬ Speech - Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
⏰ Time - Is critical.

Act FAST. If you see any of these signs call 000 straight away. πŸ†˜

For more information, visit www.strokefoundation.or#whitehorsemedicalm#healthcarel#generalpractitioneri#NationalStrokeWeekokeweek
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National Stroke Week 2022 (8-14 August)

Strokes are Australias second single greatest killer, with over 60,000 strokes occurring each year.

A stroke is always a medical emergency. πŸš‘ 
The longer a stroke remains untreated, the greater the chance of stroke-related brain damage. 

Think F.A.S.T. and act FAST! ⚑️ 

How do you know if someone is having a stroke? Think… F.A.S.T and use the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions:
😰 Face - Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
πŸ’ͺ Arms - Can they lift both arms?
πŸ’¬ Speech - Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
⏰ Time - Is critical. 

Act FAST. If you see any of these signs call 000 straight away.  πŸ†˜

For more information, visit www.strokefoundation.org.au.

#whitehorsemedical #healthcare #generalpractitioner #nationalstrokeweek

Whitehorse Medical Centre warmly welcomes Dr David Sapuppo to the team from Monday August 8th for the next 6 months.

Dr David Sapuppo graduated from The University of Melbourne Medical School in 2017. He spent the next 5 years broadening his skills at Northern Health, Peninsula Health, and Goulburn Valley Health. During this time he worked in teams specialising in Neurology, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, and Orthogeriatrics.

David’s passion for preventative medicine and the management of chronic disease drew him to pursue general practice. He enjoys building lasting partnerships with his patients and helping them to positively engage with their health.

Much of David’s work in hospital was spent treating elderly members of the community. However, with the birth of his daughter in 2022, his love of child and adolescent health was reinvigorated and he is currently enrolled in the Sydney Child Health Program. He provides care for individuals and families of all ages.

When not at work (or spending time with his new child), David is out hiking around Victoria, or playing in community basketball leagues. He would love to talk sport all day if tim#generalpractitionerp#whitehorsemedicalh#healthcare #healthcare
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Whitehorse Medical Centre warmly welcomes Dr David Sapuppo to the team from Monday August 8th for the next 6 months.

Dr David Sapuppo graduated from The University of Melbourne Medical School in 2017. He spent the next 5 years broadening his skills at Northern Health, Peninsula Health, and Goulburn Valley Health. During this time he worked in teams specialising in Neurology, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, and Orthogeriatrics.

David’s passion for preventative medicine and the management of chronic disease drew him to pursue general practice. He enjoys building lasting partnerships with his patients and helping them to positively engage with their health.

Much of David’s work in hospital was spent treating elderly members of the community. However, with the birth of his daughter in 2022, his love of child and adolescent health was reinvigorated and he is currently enrolled in the Sydney Child Health Program. He provides care for individuals and families of all ages.

When not at work (or spending time with his new child), David is out hiking around Victoria, or playing in community basketball leagues. He would love to talk sport all day if time allowed.

#generalpractitioner #whitehorsemedical #healthcare

πŸ”” COVID-19 Vaccines now available daily πŸ””

We are now offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Moderna, Pfizer or Paediatric Pfizer on a daily basis.

Book online via www.whitehorsemedical.com.au πŸ‘πŸΌ

Check your eligibility at www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/who-can-get-vaccinated πŸ’‰

#generalpractitioner #whitehorsemedical #healthcare
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πŸ”” COVID-19 Vaccines now available daily πŸ””

We are now offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Moderna, Pfizer or Paediatric Pfizer on a daily basis.

Book online via www.whitehorsemedical.com.au πŸ‘πŸΌ

Check your eligibility at www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/who-can-get-vaccinated πŸ’‰

#generalpractitioner #whitehorsemedical #healthcare

World Breastfeeding Week

This week we take a look at the benefits breastfeeding can bring to you and your baby. 🍼

πŸ”Έ Human breastmilk provides the perfect nutrition to match your baby’s needs for growth and development
πŸ”Ή Breastmilk gives your baby protection against infection
πŸ”Έ Breastfeeding, like any other learned skill, takes time, patience and practice
πŸ”Ή You can still fall pregnant even if you are breastfeeding
πŸ”Έ If you think you have mastitis, see your doctor

Some women feel disappointed and wonder what could’ve happened if they are unable to or finish breastfeeding before they would have liked. Other women choose not to breastfeed. Regardless of your choices or where you are in your breastfeeding journey, help is always available. πŸ’•

Where to get help
πŸ”Έ Your GP doctor
πŸ”Ή Australian Breastfeeding Association Breastfeeding Helpline Tel. 1800 686 268
πŸ”Έ Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) Tel. (02) 9431 8621
πŸ”Ή Maternal and Child Health Line (24 hours) Tel#whitehorsemedicalh#healthcare #generalpractitionerp#breastfeedingr#WorldBreastfeedingWeekt#WBW2022eek #wbw2022
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World Breastfeeding Week 

This week we take a look at the benefits breastfeeding can bring to you and your baby. 🍼

πŸ”Έ Human breastmilk provides the perfect nutrition to match your baby’s needs for growth and development
πŸ”Ή Breastmilk gives your baby protection against infection
πŸ”Έ Breastfeeding, like any other learned skill, takes time, patience and practice
πŸ”Ή You can still fall pregnant even if you are breastfeeding
πŸ”Έ If you think you have mastitis, see your doctor

Some women feel disappointed and wonder what could’ve happened if they are unable to or finish breastfeeding before they would have liked. Other women choose not to breastfeed. Regardless of your choices or where you are in your breastfeeding journey, help is always available. πŸ’•

Where to get help 
πŸ”Έ Your GP doctor
πŸ”Ή Australian Breastfeeding Association Breastfeeding Helpline Tel. 1800 686 268
πŸ”Έ Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) Tel. (02) 9431 8621
πŸ”Ή Maternal and Child Health Line (24 hours) Tel. 13 22 29

#whitehorsemedical #healthcare #generalpractitioner #breastfeeding #worldbreastfeedingweek #wbw2022

πŸ“£ Changes to cervical cancer screening

Did you know ‘pap smears’ can be replaced by do-it-yourself cervical cancer tests? 😊

The self-collection option is available as part of the NCSP to all people with a cervix who are aged between 25–74 and who have ever been sexually active.

Dr Julie Wang talks us through how you can access a self-test and take your own sample.

For more information, visit www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/national-cervical-screening-program/getting-a-cervical...#cervicalscreening##cancerprevention #generalpractitionere#whitehorsemedical##healthcareedical #healthcare
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Welcoming Dr Diana Yannas 😊

Whitehorse Medical Centre is delighted to welcome Dr Yannas to the team! Dr Yannas will joining us shortly and will be taking bookings online and via reception.

Dr Yannas loves the continuity of care general practice provides. She believes in quality comprehensive care and offers this in partnership with her patients to help them achieve their best health outcomes.

Dr Yannas has a thorough and a friendly approach and enjoys looking after complex and challenging medical conditions. While enjoying the care for all patients, her special interests are preventative medicine, children and adolescent health, and women’s health.

Dr Yannas enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves being involved in her church commun#whitehorsemedicale#healthcaret#generalpractitionertioner
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Welcoming Dr Diana Yannas 😊

Whitehorse Medical Centre is delighted to welcome Dr Yannas to the team! Dr Yannas will joining us shortly and will be taking bookings online and via reception.

Dr Yannas loves the continuity of care general practice provides. She believes in quality comprehensive care and offers this in partnership with her patients to help them achieve their best health outcomes. 

Dr Yannas has a thorough and a friendly approach and enjoys looking after complex and challenging medical conditions. While enjoying the care for all patients, her special interests are preventative medicine, children and adolescent health, and women’s health.

Dr Yannas enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves being involved in her church community.

#whitehorsemedical #healthcare #generalpractitioner

Self-care πŸ’–

It's international self-care day today! 😌 Take five minutes to check in on your own wellbeing. Do you have a self-care routine? How are you feeling?

Self-care is often neglected in our busy lives, but it is what we need to maintain our wellbeing and mental health. 🌿

Good mental health and wellbeing allows us to live our lives in a positive and meaningful way and cope with life’s changes and challenges. πŸ’­

Do you brush your teeth twice a day? 🦷 That's dental preventive care! So why not take a bit of time each day to look after our physical and mental health so we can keep on top of things during stressful times#whitehorsemedicale#healthcaret#generalpractitionert#selfcarel#InternationalSelfCareDaya#mentalhealthh#wellbeinglbeing
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Self-care πŸ’–

Its international self-care day today! 😌 Take five minutes to check in on your own wellbeing. Do you have a self-care routine? How are you feeling?

Self-care is often neglected in our busy lives, but it is  what we need to maintain our wellbeing and mental health. 🌿 

Good mental health and wellbeing allows us to live our lives in a positive and meaningful way and cope with life’s changes and challenges. πŸ’­

Do you brush your teeth twice a day? 🦷 Thats dental preventive care! So why not take a bit of time each day to look after our physical and mental health so we can keep on top of things during stressful times. πŸ‘πŸΌ

#whitehorsemedical #healthcare #generalpractitioner #selfcare #internationalselfcareday #mentalhealth #wellbeing

β›‘ Safe use of medications matter!

It has been a very busy winter with plenty of cold and flu presentations at WMC. 😷

A reminder to check instructions and labels before taking any medication to ensure you are keeping yourself and your family safe. πŸ’Š

#healthcare #whitehorsemedical #generalpractitioner #medicationsafety⚠️Parents urged to read antihistamine label carefully⚠️

With the arrival of winter and flu season in Australia, children are more likely to suffer cough, cold and flu symptoms.

Parents and carers are reminded to carefully read the label of any over-the-counter medicines, and not use oral sedating antihistamines (first generation) to treat cough, cold or flu symptoms in children under 6 years. These medicines should not be given to children under 2 years of age for any reason.

There is little if any evidence that these products are effective in treating cough, cold and flu symptoms, and they can cause serious harm or even death in young children.

First-generation antihistamines include products containing the following active ingredients:

β€’ alimemazine (trimeprazine)
β€’ brompheniramine
β€’ chlorphenamine
β€’ dexchlorpheniramine
β€’ diphenydramine
β€’ doxylamine
β€’ pheniramine
β€’ promethazine
β€’ triprolidine.

See our website for more information: www.tga.gov.au/alert/first-generation-antihistamines-winter-warning
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β›‘ Safe use of medications matter!

It has been a very busy winter with plenty of cold and flu presentations at WMC. 😷

A reminder to check instructions and labels before taking any medication to ensure you are keeping yourself and your family safe. πŸ’Š

#healthcare #whitehorsemedical #generalpractitioner #MedicationSafety

You asked and we listened! πŸ‘‚

We welcome your feedback and suggestions for ongoing improvement. πŸ—³

#whitehorsemedical #generalpractitioner #healthcare
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You asked and we listened! πŸ‘‚

We welcome your feedback and suggestions for ongoing improvement. πŸ—³

#whitehorsemedical #generalpractitioner #healthcare
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