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Eastmed Doctors Newsletter

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