Improvements We Have Made!

We’d like to extend a big thank you to all of our patients that recently took part in our Patient Feedback Survey.
We love getting your feedback and have been able to take some of your suggestions on board to make some improvements to our clinic!

Some of our improvements are:

–  We’ve added a new protocol for our receptionists to call you up if your doctor is running more than half an hour behind.
– Text message reminders now sent for all appointments with our Chronic Disease and Diabetic Education Nurses.
– Online booking now available through both Hot Doc and Health Engine.

Don’t forget, you can always leave feedback during your visit to the practice by asking reception for a Suggestion/Complaints form.

Welcome Dr Martin Newbury!


We are so excited to welcome Dr Martin Newbury to our team at Mooroolbark Medical Centre, all the way from the UK!

Dr Newbury has over 17 years of experience, initially training in Emergency Medicine and more recently General Practice, having obtained post-graduate diplomas in both. He focusses on a holistic approach to patient care, and has interests in musculo-skeletal medicine (including joint injections), mental health, minor surgical procedures and skin conditions.

When not at work Dr Newbury is a sports tragic, especially for tennis and cycling, and can often be found chasing after his young daughter around parks and shopping malls.

Dr Newbury will be available for consultations Monday – Thursday at Mooroolbark Medical Centre- make sure you come say hi!

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!