2 days ago
We are at a very informative lecture with GenesisCare and Buderim Foundation on melanoma and what do we hear first up?? Queensland is the “melanoma capital of the world”!
Have you have your skin checked recently? It’s time. Too dangerous to wait. ...
Medicrew Medical Centres (Buderim) is feeling grateful.
1 week ago
CAN YOU HELP? ☺️
Looking for some kind and generous souls to donate a gift for a local in need this Christmas. Medicrew is collecting gifts for teens (priority), kids, adults and grandparents on behalf of Sunshine Coast Basket Brigade so they can be added to food baskets just before Christmas. There is no need to wrap the gifts but you're more than welcome to if you'd like to (just need to add a tag with a description so they know who to give it to). You can drop it off at our Buderim or Twin Waters clinic and our lovely receptionists will know what it's for. THANK YOU in advance for helping brighten up someone's Christmas Day! ...
We've had a bit of trouble with our email system over the last few days so if you sent an email and are worried we didn't receive it, kindly resend it or call the clinic. We want to make sure we didn't miss any important emails! Sincere apologies for the inconvenience. It's all fixed now! ...
Have you been diagnosed with cancer? Looking for a GP who provides a holistic, integrative approach to your entire journey? Call the clinic to arrange an appointment with Dr Kasia ("Kar-sha") - long appointments available on Thursday afternoons. ...
Medicrew Medical Centres (Buderim)
2 weeks ago
Be alert for M E A S L E S on the Sunshine Coast. And remember to keep your immunisations up to date - so important!MEASLES ALERT:
Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) is responding to a new notification of measles in a Sunshine Coast resident.
SCHHS Public Health Unit Director, Dr Rosie Muller, said the man was exposed to measles while visiting New Zealand, where there is a current outbreak of measles.
The man was unknowingly infectious while visiting the following locations:
• Peregian Beach Hotel:
Friday, 27 September between 5pm and 6.30pm
• Peregian Springs Shopping Centre:
Sunday, 29 September between 10am-11.30pm.
“We urge anyone who was at these locations during these times to ensure they are protected against measles and to seek medical advice if they develop symptoms,” Dr Muller said.
Dr Muller said measles was highly contagious and could be acquired in public places if infectious people were present.
Measles is spread by tiny droplets through coughing and sneezing.
The initial symptoms are fever, lethargy, runny nose, moist cough and sore and red eyes, followed a few days later by a blotchy red rash. The rash starts on the face then becomes widespread. Symptoms usually start around 10 days after infection but sometimes later.
“Anyone who was at these locations during these times who develops measles-like symptoms in the next one to two weeks should contact their GP for advice,” Dr Muller said.
“It’s very important to call the medical practice first to say you could have measles, so staff can take precautions to avoid spreading the disease to others.
“Everyone should make sure they are vaccinated against measles as we are now seeing more cases in Queensland of people who have acquired measles interstate or overseas who may unknowingly spread the virus in public places.”
“If you are planning overseas travel it is important to ensure that you are protected against measles before travelling.”
You are generally considered to be immune to measles if:
• You were born before 1966
• You have had two documented doses of a measles containing vaccine (such as MMR)
• You have measles immunity proven on blood testing
• You have had laboratory-confirmed measles disease.
Anyone who does not meet the above criteria is encouraged to talk to their GP regarding immunisation. The measles vaccine is provided free for any person born during or since 1966. Infants from the age of six months who are travelling are able to be vaccinated against measles.
“Measles can be very distressing for those affected and can be a severe illness even in otherwise healthy adolescents and young adults,” Dr Muller said.
Further information on measles is available on the Queensland Health website, at: www.health.qld.gov.au/ or by calling your GP or 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). ...
3 weeks ago