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Welcome Dr Simon Garlick

18 November 2015

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New Medical Student Holly Tate

04 Feb 2015

New 5th year medical student in training at Eastmed Doctors Holly Tate... >>MORE



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New influenza vaccine for 2015

27 January 2015

The influenza vaccine for 2015 contains two new strains... >>MORE



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Christmas New Year 2015 Opening Hours

24 November 2014

Eastmed Doctors are closed on the statuatary holidays only.

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Easter 2014 Opening Hours

13 APRIL 2014

Eastmed Doctors are closed on the Saturday after Easter Friday.

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Introducing Dr Anna Proverbs

10 APRIL 2014

Eastmed Doctors are pleased to introduce Dr Anna Proverbs.

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FLU VACCINE 2014

28 FEBRUARY 2014

Flu Vaccines are available from Tuesday 11 March 2014

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MEASLES OUTBREAK IN AUCKLAND

19 FEBRUARY 2014

There has been 41 confirmed cases in Auckland so far this year.

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FLU VACCINE

07March 2013

Flu Vaccine has arrived.

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Medical Student - Jin Kim

04 March 2013 - 15 March 2013

My name is Jin Kim and I am a 5th year medical student studying at the University at Auckland.

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Nurse Sandra Hughes

13 Feb 2013

We are pleased to introduce you to Nurse Sandra Hughes who brings a wealth of experience and replaces Nurse Prue...

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Dr Fiona Lienert

18 October 2012

We welcome back Dr Fiona Lienert who may be a familiar face to many of you...

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Medical Student - Jeffrey Setiadarma

10 September 2012 - 05 October 2012

My name is Jeffrey Setiadarma and I am a 5th year medical student studying at the University at Auckland.

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Meningitis Alert Auckland September 2012

06 September 2012

There has been 5 cases of meningitis in the last 7 days - please be alert

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H3N2 Influenza Flu Epidemic 2012 New Zealand

22 July 2012

There has been an epidemic of H3N2 strain of influenza at Christchurch. 60 people have been hospitalised and 12 are critically ill. It is predicted this will move up north quickly and is going to be worse than the swine flu epidemic.

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Whooping Cough Outbreak Auckland Region

07 June 2012

Since 1 January 2012 there have been 322 cases of pertussis notified and over 1,500 contacts requiring follow up. Of concern, two recent cases have been health care workers attached to maternity services. >>MORE



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Nurse Tara Gelb

17 May 2012

Please welcome Nurse Tara Gelb who is commencing at Eastmed Doctors working 2 days a week. >>more



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Easter 2012 Opening Hours

Day

Practice Open

Friday 06 April 2012

Closed

Saturday 07 April 2012

Closed

Sunday 08 April 2012

Closed

Monday 09 April 20121

Closed

Tuesday 10 April 2012

8.00am - 6.00pm



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Nurse Kay Williams

31 March 2012

Nurse Williams has retired end of March 2012.



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Diabetes Test HbA1c Reporting Change

9 July 2011

Diabetes Test HbA1c Reporting Change

There is a reporting change of HbA1c from the 3 August 2011. This change is to standardise this for all the labs in the world. It is worthwhile to go through the below numbers and familiarise with the the new equivalent numbers.

HbA1c % (old units)

New units [mmol/mol]

6.0

42

6.5

48

7.0

53

7.5

59

8.0

64

9.0

75

10.0

86

The equivalent of the current HbA1c target of 7.0 % is a new HbA1c target of 53 mmol/mol.



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Warfarin substitute Dabigatran - Pradaxa

9 July 2011

What is Dabigatran / Pradaxa?

Dabigatran (Pradaxa) is a blood thinner similar to Warfarin licensed to be used in New Zealand since the 1 July 2011.

Is Dabigatran (Pradaxa) right for you?

  • If you have Atrial Fibrillation and has been advised to go on warfarin, but you are not on it
  • If you are already on Warfarin for your Atrial Fibrillation but having trouble managing the blood tests for INR or not achieving adequate blood INR control or if you wish to change for convenience.
  • Short term treatment preventing clots after major orthopaedic surgery like total knee or hip joint replacement.

When is Dabigatran (Pradaxa) NOT right for you and you should stay on the Warfarin?

  • If you have mechanical heart valve replacement.
  • Long term treatment for deep venous thrombosis (DVT - leg blood clots) and pulmonary embolism (PE - lung blood clots)
  • If you kidneys are not working very well


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JULY / AUGUST 2011

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9TH BIRTHDAY

We celebrated our 9th birthday on the 1st of July. Thank you for your support over the years . We strive to provide the best health service to our patients.

FIND US ON FACEBOOK:

We are on Facebook and if you use Facebook, please ‘like us’ so you can get the news-feeds delivered automatically onto your wall.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eastmed-Doctors/228494043845059

ARE YOU ON WARFARIN?

Dabigatran (Pradaxa) is a new warfarin substitute. Find out whether it is suitable for you?

http://www.eastmed.co.nz/warfarin-replacement-dabigatran-pradaxa.php

CHAMPIX STORY ON NZ HERALD:

If you are on Champix you may have read a recent article on Champix in the NZ Herald. Find out the issues surrounding it. We recom- mend that you to stay on it if you are not experiencing side effects and are successfully quitting smoking.

http://www.eastmed.co.nz/champix-recent-update.php

MEASLES OUTBREAK IN AUCKLAND:

There have been about 40 cases of measles in Auckland. If you have young children please check if they need any additional immunisation and other protective steps you can take to prevent measles. The 4 year old MMR can be given early, ask your nurse.

http://www.eastmed.co.nz/measles-update-auckland-29-june-2011.php

PRACTICE FEE REVIEWED:

Our practice fee has been reviewed and updated.

http://www.eastmed.co.nz/practicefees.php

CAR PARKS AT EASTMED:

Eastmed complex has well over 70 car parks. Please note if you’re a a Grace Joel Rest Home Visitor park your car on allocated rest home car parks. Time restrictions will soon apply for car parks and will be policed more. Sorry for the inconvenience of not able to find a car park during busy hours.

Please give plenty of time to arrive so you are not in a rush to find a park and can park on site or on the side roads. Walking to the clinic, taking a bus or asking your friend or family to transport you are some of the ways to avoid bringing your car.

UPDATE YOUR DETAILS:

We are going to use text messages to reach you. Please update your details.

https://www.eastmeddoctors.co.nz/update-mobile-email.php

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May/June 2011

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  1. Funded Flu Jab expires July 2011
  2. Measles outbreak
  3. Update your mobile phones
  4. Glaucoma test update
  5. Asthma
  6. Spirometry lung test update
  7. Uncollected Prescriptions

Mar/Apr 2011

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  1. Dr. Maged Isaac starts 21 March 2011
  2. Flu Clinic
  3. Renewing Prescriptions
  4. Website Services

Jan/Feb 2011

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  1. Introducing Dr. Maged Isaac
  2. Dr. Fiona Lienert has resigned
  3. Catherine, New Reception Staff
  4. Osteoporosis Treatment
  5. Saving Paper - doing our part
  6. Updated Car Park information
  7. Flu Jabs Vaccination

Nov/Dec 2010

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  1. Introducing Dr. Rohini Anandaraja
  2. U22 Programme
  3. Complaints Process
  4. Repeat Prescription
  5. Melanoma Mole Checks - Dermoscopy
  6. Holiday Hours

Sep/Oct 2010

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  1. GST Rise
  2. Heather Moffat
  3. Acc Surcharges
  4. Glaucoma Screening
  5. Spirometry Lung Tests
  6. Melanoma Mole Checks - Dermoscopy

Aug 2010

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  1. Flu Update
  2. Consultation Fee Rise
  3. Appointment Times
  4. Nurse BP Charges
  5. Chest Pain

July 2010

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  1. Flu Vaccine Update
  2. Calcium Supplements
  3. Are you a smoker?
  4. Fasting blood tests
  5. Child consent
  6. Fred Strange

June 2010

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  1. 8th Birthday Eastmed Doctors
  2. Travel Information
  3. Flu Jabs
  4. Car Park
  5. Prescription renewal via website

May 2010

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  1. New Website Eastmed Doctors
  2. Flu Jabs
  3. Repeat Prescriptions
  4. ACC Surcharges
  5. Helpful tip