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Call Home Visiting Doctor is YOUR LOCAL AFTER-HOURS HOME DOCTOR. It is locally established in Caloundra, locally owned and locally managed, to ensure a quick delivery of health service to our local Sunshine Coast Community. We have approved areas which cover our service, for more information visit our website: www.callhomevisitingdocotor.com.au Call 1800 644 Read more

Type 2 Diabetes - Know Your Risk Level and Protect Your Health


  Most of us don’t give our health much thought until something goes wrong… But with type 2 diabetes, not knowing your risk level can mean that you are heading down a path with dangerous consequences. Just like Little Red Riding Hood skipping through the forest. Type 2 diabetes is often Read more

Diabetes - Protect Yourself and Your Family


 Get the facts and improve your chances of a long, active and healthy life More than 100, 000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year. That’s 280 people a day. And over 85% of these people have type 2 diabetes. If you know you have the condition, you can take Read more

2013 Sunshine Coast Multicultural Excellence Awards


2013 Sunshine Coast Multicultural  Excellence Awards The 2013 MEA awards culminated on Friday 18th October at Arnica Waterfront resturant. It was a fantastic night, big congrats to all nominees and finalists, check out their facebook page for photo's and more. Thanks to the USC PR students and all the Read more

Need an After-hours Doctor?

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Call Home Doctor

Call Home Visiting Doctor is YOUR LOCAL AFTER-HOURS HOME DOCTOR. It is locally established in Caloundra, locally owned and locally managed, to ensure a quick delivery of health service to our local Sunshine Coast Community. We have approved areas which cover our service, for more information visit our website: www.callhomevisitingdocotor.com.au

Call 1800 644 999 for your urgent After-hours health needs when your regular practice is closed. We are here to serve you at the comfort of your home and our service is 100% Bulk Billed for all Medicare and DVA card holders. 

The Call centre is open Monday to Friday from 4pm; Saturdays from noon; Sundays and public holidays 24 hours.

Our Call Home Visiting Doctor service is accredited and so are our Doctors, they are highly trained and experienced in urgent care – Category 4 and 5, which are cases that do not require emergency care. We are here to look after you in the comfort of your home and take the load off our public hospitals, when it is not a life threatening condition.

 

To ensure continuity of your care, an After-hours consultation report, on the reason of your call, diagnosis and the treatment provided, is sent to your regular doctor.   As we understand, pharmacies are closed after-hours, our doctors have selective medication that could help you throughout the night at no cost to you.

 

Call 1800 644 999, YOUR LOCAL AFTER-HOURS HOME DOCTOR for your urgent After-hours health needs.


Type 2 Diabetes – Know Your Risk Level and Protect Your Health

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DiabetesMost of us don’t give our health much thought until something goes wrong…

But with type 2 diabetes, not knowing your risk level can mean that you are heading down a path with dangerous consequences. Just like Little Red Riding Hood skipping through the forest.

Type 2 diabetes is often hard to track. It can start slowly and the signs may not easy to see. It’s possible to have the condition for up to 10 years without knowing it.

That’s why it’s very important to find out your risk level. Then you can take action and enjoy a full life. It’s worth it to avoid the devastating limitations and complications of type 2 diabetes.

So, let’s examine the risk factors here and now…

Genetic and Family Factors

You are more at risk if someone in your family has type 2 diabetes. Indigenous Australians are three times more likely to develop this condition than non-Indigenous Australians.

Asians too are at higher risk than people of European heritage. Currently over 60% of the world’s diabetes population is Asian.

While there is nothing you can change about your genetic makeup, you can take action to manage your daily activities. That brings us to the second group of risk factors…

Lifestyle Factors

You are more at risk if

You get less than 2 ½ hours of exercise a week
Your blood pressure is high
You eat lots of sugary and fatty foods
You are overweight, that is, your Body Mass Index is greater than 25. (Your doctor or nurse can measure this for you.)
Your waist measurement is more than 80cms for women or 94cms for men
Sure, maybe you have a bit of a muffin top. What’s the big deal?

Well, the fat around your abdomen leaks a chemical that stops the cells of your body using glucose correctly. Instead your blood gets overloaded with glucose. This means your cells don’t get the fuel they need to function properly.

Take Action for Your Health

If you have questions or concerns, now is the time to come and see us at CBBS. Our nurse and doctors will give you a thorough risk assessment for type 2 diabetes. It’s totally bulk-billed so it’s free for you.

Call us now on 5438 1488 to book your appointment.

 

Wishing you the best of health,

The Caloundra Bulk Billing Surgery Team

 

References
Diabetes Australia
Diabetes Queensland


Diabetes – Protect Yourself and Your Family

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 Get the facts and improve your chances of a long, active and healthy life

DiabetesMore than 100, 000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year. That’s 280 people a day. And over 85% of these people have type 2 diabetes. If you know you have the condition, you can take steps, get medical advice and start taking control. Right?

Yes, but what if you don’t know?

According to Diabetes Australia, over half a million Australians have type 2 diabetes and don’t even realise. This silent invader can be damaging your health without you even knowing it.

Okay, stay with me. Before you decide this isn’t about YOU or your family, let’s bust a few myths.

MYTH 1 – Diabetes is not serious

The truth is there is no such thing as mild diabetes. This condition can cause you to lose your vision. Your kidneys can stop working. You can develop problems with your heart and blood circulation.

Poor circulation is the cause of amputations and that’s happening, a lot. In fact, Diabetes Queensland reports that ‘around 70 Australians a week are having feet amputated as a result of preventable diabetes-related complications.’

Amputations are to be avoided at all costs, I’m sure you’ll agree. Losing your foot, or lower leg, means that you have to manage this disability as well as your diabetes.

MYTH 2 – Only overweight people get diabetes

The truth is there are many factors that affect whether or not you’ll get type 2 diabetes. Some overweight people do, and some don’t. And, what’s more, being a healthy weight is no insurance. You can still develop type 2 diabetes.

MYTH 3 – Type 2 diabetes is just a disease that old people get

In the past, most people were over 45 when they got their diagnosis.
But the numbers don’t lie… Today more and more children, adolescents and young adults are also developing this lifelong condition.

It’s Time to Take Action

• You can help bust these myths with your friends and family. After all, good health starts with good information.
• This winter, find ways to stay active. Walk with a friend, dance in your lounge room. The secret is to do things that you enjoy so that it’s easier to keep moving.
Come and see us at CBBS. Our nurse and doctors will give you a thorough risk assessment for type 2 diabetes. It’s totally bulk-billed so it’s free for you.

Call us now on 5438 1488 to book your appointment.

 

Wishing you the best of health,
The Caloundra Bulk Billing Surgery Team

References
Diabetes Australia
Diabetes Queensland


2013 Sunshine Coast Multicultural Excellence Awards

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2013 Sunshine Coast Multicultural  Excellence Awards

The 2013 MEA awards culminated on Friday 18th October at Arnica Waterfront resturant. It was a fantastic night, big congrats to all nominees and finalists, check out their facebook page for photo’s and more. Thanks to the USC PR students and all the sponsers.
Congratualtions to all of the finalists and winners of the 2013 Sunshine Coast Multicultural Excellence Awards. “The 2013 Multicultural Excellence Awards, thanks to Quirkle Photopgraphy. Vivianne Dawalibi, the winner of the Economic Award. Vivianne worked in the United Nations for many years, recieving numerous awards for her work. She now lives on the Sunshine Coast and runs the Caloundra Bulk Billing Surgery”

The Sunshine Coast Multicultural Excellence Award (MEAwards) have been created to recognize the outstanding contribution that has been made to the Sunshine Coast by individuals from a multicultural background.

The MEAwards have been developed by The Sunshine Coast Community Cooperative and students studying Public Relations at the University of the Sunshine Coast.2013multicultural award_vivianne_2 2013multicultural award_vivianne_1


Profile: Vivianne Dawalibi – Business Matters Magazine

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Vivianne Dawalibi has a heart of gold and demonstrates clear vision, determination and genuine kindness. Owner and Managing Director of Caloundra Bulk Billing Surgery, Vivianne has many interesting stories to share about her experiences all over the world, supporting and working with the United Nations for 20 years providing solutions and integration services for refugees and engaging in various emergency operations.

Vivianne is of Syrian origin and lived in Sudan, the eldest of three sisters and a brother. Her family was extremely overprotective, with strong Christian values, and sent the girls to a private Catholic school. She was very lucky later in life to fall deeply in love with and marry an Armenian man who was born in Sudan. “Nubar was a good husband; he was a noble man, extremely supportive. He gave me freedom to dream and grow and be who I am today”, shares Vivianne.

In 1980, Vivianne started her career with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan. Her first role was a junior bookkeeper, then she developed herself and climbed the ladder and became an operations officer in charge of various emergency operations in various countries including Armenia, Belarus, Bangladesh and finally in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Kosovo conflict. Read more


Closing the Gap in Queensland

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What is Closing the Gap?

Closing the Gap refers to reducing the gap in inequalities that exist between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.  Under the National Indigenous Reform Agreement the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) committed to achieving six targets for closing the gap in health, education and employment outcomes.

COAG Closing the Gap graphic

The two health-specific targets are:

  • to close the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy within a generation (by 2033); and
  • to halve the gap in mortality rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under five within a decade (2018).

 

 

The health gap in Queensland

The health gap is the difference between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander burden of disease estimates and those for the general population.  In Queensland the life expectancy gap is currently estimated at 10.4 years for males and 8.9 years for females.
The six leading drivers of the health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, which together explain 80% of the health gap:

  • Cardiovascular disease – an estimated 28% of the health gap;
  • Diabetes – an estimated 16% of the health gap;
  • Chronic respiratory disease – an estimated 11% of the health gap;
  • Cancers – an estimated 9% of the health gap;
  • Injuries – an estimated 8% of the health gap; and
  • Mental disorders – an estimated 8% of the health gap.

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Peoples Choice Award

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Calounda Bulk Billing Surgery Wins 2011 Caloundra Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Award

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Calounda Bulk Billing Surgery Wins 2011 Caloundra Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Award