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Changes to patient access to low dose codeine

Codeine to be only available on prescription As of 1st February 2018 any medicines containing codeine will only be available on prescription, where previously low dose codeine preparations (<30mg) were available over-the-counter at a pharmacy. It has come in a number of painkilling preparations such as combination with paracetamol (panadeine) or ibuprofen (nurofen plus). Codeine…

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Christmas Period Opening Hours

Merry Christmas to all our patients & their families!!!   We will be closing for the main public holidays but otherwise it will be normal business here at EMC Thursday 21st December – 8.30am – 6pm Friday 22nd December – 8.30am – 6pm Saturday 23rd December – 8.30am- 12.30pm Sunday 24th December – CLOSED Monday…

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Thunderstorm Asthma, Be prepared

Attention all asthmatics – be aware this month of the potential for thunderstorm asthma.     On 21st November 2016 a thunderstorm in Victoria sparked an unprecedented rise in asthma attacks, a handful of which were sadly fatal. Some non-asthmatics were even affected. This ‘thunderstorm asthma’ phenomenon, is concerning combination of a rare type of…

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Allied Health Update. New Podiatrists & Dietitian

We are very excited to welcome dietitian Loren Chambers as well as podiatrists Tim Mulholland and Tanya Contis to Emerald Medical Centre. They join other allied health providers in the form of Psychologists, Counsellor, Audiologist, Physiotherapists, Orthotist & Diabetes Nurse Specialist who already regularly visit our premises. We believe their high quality care will assist…

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Dr. Murphy article from 1981

Dr Murphy, the founder of Emerald Medical Centre was devoted to Emerald and practised medicine up to the day he died. Here’s an article from The Trader published in 1981 after he died. It is an engaging story about this important figure in Emerald’s history.

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Towards a Patient Centred Medical Home!

Over the past year, everyone passing the first roundabout on the main road will have seen that Emerald has a large new building. Five years in the planning and over 18 months in the execution, the extensive redevelopment and refurbishment of the Emerald Medical Centre is finally due to be complete in early March 2017!…

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Almost there! Renovation update

We are excited to announce that we are almost at completion with the building. Your new “Medical Home” is rapidly taking shape and we expect the lift to be functional in the next week or so.  

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Renovations in progress!

Things are moving quickly on our renovations! Here’s a photo we snapped of the latest developments.

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My Health Record

My Health Record is the new name of the national digital health record system. Having a My Health Record means your important health information like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, test or scan reports can be digitally stored in one place.   For further information or to register please see myhealthrecord.gov.au

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Asthma and Action Plans

An essential part of a GP’s work is controlling long term (chronic) medical conditions. Asthma is a common chronic respiratory condition that can cause a big impact on a person’s wellbeing, and can at times be life threatening. Many asthmatics are resigned to being regularly inconvenienced by poor lung function and frequent emergency visits to…

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