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Services

Family Health Check

Tweed Coast Medical offer a comprehensive family health service, including:

  • Women’s and men’s health checks
  • Child examinations and immunisations
  • Prenatal and Antenatal care
  • Incontinence management
  • Menopause management
  • Osteoporosis prevention and treatment
  • Screening and counseling

Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Infusion Therapy

Vitamin and mineral supplement infusions are a powerful immune system booster and can help the body to:

  • Correct nutrient deficiencies
  • Boost and support the immune system
  • Fight Chronic fatigue
  • Increase energy levels and increase athletic performance
  • Support the cardiovascular system
  • Assist in detoxification from toxic metals

Diabetes Assessment and Management

People with diabetes, deal with health problems every single day. If diabetes is poorly controlled or left untreated, it may lead to blindness, kidney disease, blood vessel damage, infection, heart disease, nerve damage, high blood pressure, stroke, limb amputation, and coma.

The doctor and Practice nurse can organise regular check ups with you to ensure your diabetes is correctly controlled.

Skin Cancer Checks & Treatment

At Tweed Coast Medical, you can make an appointment for skin cancer checks. Biopsies and incisions are performed at the practice. Tweed Coast Medical will provide you with a link to dermatologists and plastic surgeons, as required.

For more information, please discuss with your GP.

Be Sun Smart. Prevention is better than cure.

Protect your family and yourself from ultraviolet radiation by doing the following:

  • Slip on sun-protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possible.
  • Slop on sunscreen. Use SPF30+ and reapply every two hours.
  • Slap on a hat that’s broad-brimmed to shade your face, neck and ears.
  • Seek shade.
  • Slide on sunglasses that are wrap-around.
  • Avoid going outside unprotected between 10am and 3pm.
  • Remember that sunbeds and solaria also emit ultraviolet radiation.

For further information, please visit the National Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign Website.

Travel Vaccines

Yellow fever is a viral illness carried by mosquitoes, starting with flu-like symptoms, nausea and vomiting. It can progress to abdominal pains, jaundice (yellowing of the skin) and bleeding.

It is found in South America as well as tropical regions of Africa.

 

Did you know?

A yellow fever vaccination certificate might be required to enter some countries for travellers coming from a country at risk of yellow fever transmission.

Ask your doctor for more advice and make an appointment today.

Childhood Vaccinations

During pregnancy, your immune system is naturally weaker than usual. This means you are more susceptible to certain infections and illnesses which can be harmful to you and your developing baby.

Following some simple precautions will help minimise the risk to you and your baby of developing these health issues.

Immunisation is a simple and effective way to protect yourself and your baby from certain infections. Before becoming pregnant, check that you have protection against diseases that can cause illness in you or your unborn baby.

As well as the routine immunisations such as tetanus and polio, pregnant women should have immunity against measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, whooping cough and influenza.

All women are encouraged to get vaccinated before pregnancy.