The AstraZeneca vaccine for under 40’s

So the PM dropped a bombshell last night. Anyone under 40 can get the Astra Zeneca vaccine, as long as they understand the risks associated with this. Though this has thrown twitter into turmoil, I wanted to clarify a few things. There has never been a ban on AstraZeneca in the under 60 age group ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) has always suggested that the Pfizer Cominarty vaccine was preferred… Read More

Blood clots and the COVID-19 Vaccine

The vaccine and blood clots – risks and benefits The incidence of blood clots following a dose of the Astra-Zeneca (AZ) vaccine has changed, with the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) stating the preferred vaccine in people under 60 years of age is the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine. This post is not to tell you to get your AZ vaccine or not, but to give some guidance on the risk as… Read More

Telehealth – hopefully here to stay

It took 17 years after the invention of the stethoscope before doctors started to use them more widely. Dr Ignaz Semmelweiss who realised that women in the Vienna Hospital would have a lower chance of death after delivery if people washed their hands, was fired for suggesting other doctors do as he said. Consulting patients over the phone has had a similar history in Australia. Services have existed for some time, but… Read More

E-Scripts – one more step to a paperless workflow

Something changed in the way we help our patients, and it came without much fanfare. But it’s something that GPs, practices and patients should be quite excited about, because it actually can make life a lot easier. For patients with a Health Identifier (or simply, if you have a medicare card) we’re able to deliver your script to you electronically, instead of on paper. The advantages are; less paper waste script token… Read More

Comprehensive list of services provided by the Doctors at GSHealth

The doctors at GSHealth have skills and experience across quite a big range of medical fields. It’s why we’re called general practitioners. Below is a list of our more specialised skills, among what you would regularly expect an experienced doctor to be able to do. If you want to know more, please look through our website or call and have a chat with our friendly admin staff. Dr Kathryn Chae Dr Daniel… Read More

Masks and myths

Read below for all links, references and information on testing centres. Correction: 90 million masks per month are needed by healthcare workers around the world, not per day. Book online for an appointment: https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-cen… Pathology labs that provide COVID-19 testing:– Laverty pathology: https://www.laverty.com.au/siteassets… – Douglas Hanly Moir Pathology: https://www.dhm.com.au/media/Multisit… – Sydpath: https://www.sydpath.com.au/spcontent/… – Medlab: https://medlab.com.au/coronavirus-tes… – Australian Clinical Labs: https://www.clinicallabs.com.au/about… Central and Eastern Sydney PHN Coronavirus information page: https://www.cesphn.org.au/coronavirus CDC: How to… Read More

Ensuring your child is happy and healthy

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” ― Franklin P. Adams You shouldn’t have to worry about your child’s health, so let us reassure you We understand how it feels to be worried about your little one’s health and development. Assessing your child’s developmental milestones along with receiving all their immunisations will ensure they are reaching their full potential, and helps to avoid any future issues… Read More

Flu shots are back

We’ve finally received another order of flu vaccines. If you aren’t eligible for a government funded flu vaccine, we can offer you a private quadrivalent influenza immunisation. It’s likely this will be the last batch made available to us in 2020, as there were a lot more flu shots given this year amongst everything else that has been happening. To get your flu shot: Call 02 9699 8111 to talk with our… Read More

Face to face consults

We’re happy to announce a graduated return to face to face consults! From the 11th of May you’ll be able to book online to see your doctor in person for some types of consultations. – Pregnancy Care – Skin Cancer Checks – Cervical Cancer Screening – Mental Health Consultations These consultations above can be booked via the website or HotDoc. For all other face to face consults please give our reception a… Read More

GP Practice nurse – imagine working in a community you feel you belong to

Imagine working in a community where you make a difference every day Yearning to practice excellent nursing care in the city? Looking for a variety in your clinical work? Want to belong to a team that always looks to improve? Then this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Our team at GS Health has a position available for someone who loves to get to know their patients, perform best practice nursing… Read More