Iron Infusions Coming to Mooroolbark Medical Centre

What is an Iron Deficiency?

Iron Deficiency Anemia occurs when your body does not have enough to produce hemoglobin- the part of red blood cells that gives blood its red color and enables the red blood cells to carry oxygenated blood throughout your body.

Some symptoms of Iron Deficiency Anemia include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Pale skin
  • Chest pain, fast heartbeat or shortness of breath
  • Headache, dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Inflammation or soreness of your tongue
  • Brittle nails
  • Unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice, dirt or starch

What is an Iron Infusion?
An Iron Infusion is the procedure in which iron is delivered to your body intravenously.
At Mooroolbark Medical Centre, we offer an Intravenous Iron Infusion that can be completed in 60 minutes or less!
To find out more or to book in, please contact us on: (03) 8803 5700

Resources: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/symptoms-causes/dxc-20266514

Dietitian, Matisse, Joins Our Team!

This year we welcome Accredited Dietitian, Matisse Chambers, to our team!

Matisse understands the benefits of a healthy diet and the scientific research behind using food as medicine to improve health and well being and to prevent and manage disease. She is incredibly passionate about sharing this knowledge as practical, easy to understand nutrition advice and inspiring others to eat food in ways that supports health and happiness. She believes that all foods can be part of a healthy diet and that we don’t just eat for nutrition, but also for pleasure. Her approach is holistic and client-centred, taking into consideration all aspects of your lifestyle, the importance of mindset and self-awareness, and tailoring advice to your goals in achievable bite-size pieces – pun intended!

Matisse is available for consultation every Wednesday from our Diabetes Hub upstairs.

 

Welcome Dr Eva!

Mooroolbark Medical Centre is very excited to welcome Dr Eva Hafidz to our team!

Dr Eva will join us on Wednesday September 14th and will be consulting on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

We are very happy to have her join us and are looking forward to having her!

Welcome Dr Eva!

Macnee Family Fundraiser

We are very excited at Mooroolbark Medical Centre to be the proud sponsor of a table at the Macnee Family Fundraiser, which is being held this Friday evening at St. Bernadette’s Primary School.

A huge trivia night has been planned with lots of games and prizes- and most importantly, all proceeds will go towards 12 year old Riley Macnee’s cancer treatment.

We wish all the trivia teams the best of luck and, of course, send our well wishes to Riley.