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Boggabri’s Dr Nishad Gamage – Winner of the inaugural Eric Fisher Award!

Boggabri's Dr Nishad Gamage - Winner of the inaugural Eric Fisher Award!

We are very proud to announce Nishad Gamage of Boggabri as the 2018 winner of the Eric Fisher award. This award has been established by the RACGP to acknowledge a new Fellow who is committed to the wellbeing and self-care of themselves and their colleagues and acknowledges

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World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis affects over 1.2 million people in Australia, with a further 6.3 million estimated to be living with low bone density.  What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a common disease which causes bones to become brittle.  Brittle bones lead to a higher risk of breaks than normal. Osteoporosis is

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Introducing Ochre’s Huon Intern – Samantha Gibson-Smith

Introducing Ochre's Huon Intern - Samantha Gibson-Smith

Samantha Gibson-Smith Tasmanian born and bred Samantha Gibson-Smith fancied the idea of studying medicine ever since she was young, but it wasn’t until a close family member fell ill that she knew she “wanted to do something challenging”. Completing her Bachelor of Medicine at the University of

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Aussie GP advocates a ‘lifestyle medicine’ approach to combating mental illness

With mental health issues now the most common reason for patient visits, [1] one Australian GP is advocating for a ‘lifestyle medicine’ approach to help people who are suffering from these conditions. Dr Sam Manger, President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) and a local GP

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Ochre Health’s guide to managing asthma this spring

Ochre Health’s guide to managing asthma this spring

  As the warmth of spring sets in, Ochre Health warns asthmatics and hay fever sufferers to be on high alert, as the unseasonably dry weather across large areas of rural and regional Australia may trigger an attack. What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease

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Ochre Health grants lifesaving donation to St Helens Bowls Club

Ochre Health grants lifesaving donation to St Helens Bowls Club

  Photo: Jane Picket, President of the St Helens Bowls Club, and Nicole Richards, Practice Manager of Ochre Medical Centre St Helens, pictured with St Helens newest defibrillator A new defibrillator for public access in St Helens will be installed at the St Helens Bowls Club this

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Last call for ROMPs program

Last call for ROMPs program

 

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Heart Health Info Session – Bruce

Heart Health Info Session - Bruce

  Join us at Ochre Medical Centre Bruce for a Heart Health Information session. The team at Bruce have partnered with the Heart Foundation ACT to provide you with a two hour information session which will include: Dr Chris talks heart health checks and GP management plans

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Introducing Ochre’s Huon Intern – Zoe Dodge

Introducing Ochre's Huon Intern - Zoe Dodge

Zoe Dodge Originating from Hobart, Huon Valley based medical intern Zoe Dodge’s twin passions for science and caring for people were key drivers in her decision to pursue a career in medicine. Following college, Zoe initially commenced a Medical Research/Biotechnology degree at the University of Tasmania, completing

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Ochre Health’s guide to identifying type 1 diabetes

Ochre Health’s guide to identifying type 1 diabetes

Every year, more than 600 Australians end up in hospital emergency rooms very sick, before they find out that they have type 1 diabetes.[1] Diabetes is a serious complex condition that can affect the entire body and requires daily self-care. When someone has diabetes, their body can’t

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