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Sleep for Health

Sleep for Health

Sleep plays a vital part of the foundation for good health and wellbeing throughout your life. Your ability to function and feel well while you are awake depends on whether you are getting enough total sleep (7-8 hours a night), enough of each type of sleep and the...
Q Fever – Treatable and Preventable

Q Fever – Treatable and Preventable

There are some great things about living in rural and remote Australia, but Q Fever isn’t one of them. Q Fever is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Coxiella Burnetii which is spread from animals to humans. The disease has a wide range of severity, which...
The role of sugary drinks on our health

The role of sugary drinks on our health

Over the years, I have met a significant number of people where sugary drinks are a staple of their overall diet. Now, I don’t myself deny that at times, for example on a hot Tamworth summer’s day, a can of Coca Cola makes for a very refreshing drink. But...
Why social distancing is still important

Why social distancing is still important

While there is relief, excitement, and nervousness around restrictions for COVID-19 easing, it is important to remember a few things to keep ourselves and our communities well. The virus is still present in Australia and cases are expected to rise at some stage.  ...
Should I have a regular GP?

Should I have a regular GP?

I hate getting sick. Aches, pains, fevers and not being able to do anything. I also have small children, and the idea that daddy needs to have some time to rest just does not cut it with them. So, whenever I am unwell, I just want to get better as quickly as possible....
Getting the most out of your appointment

Getting the most out of your appointment

Have you ever walked out at the end of a doctor’s visit only to realise you forgot to ask a question, or forgot part of what the doctor talked to you about? Planning ahead can help you get the most out of your visit to the practice, and here are some tips to help you....