Articles2021-02-15T06:04:33+00:00

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Each year in Australia, 1,550 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer according to the Australian Government’s Cancer Australia research findings. The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be vague and similar to other conditions so it is important that women are aware of their own bodies. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer and a Pap smear does not detect ovarian cancer – it screens for cervical cancer. If you experience: Abdominal bloating or increased abdominal size Abdominal or pelvic pain Appetite loss Urinary changes [...]

February 1st, 2024|

The warning signs midlife men should not ignore

The latest statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (November 2023) state that the life expectancy of Australian males is 81.2 years and for females is 85.3 years. This is a slight decrease from the period 2019 – 2021. It is also commonly reported that men would rather ignore their health symptoms than see their GP. So, what are the symptoms that men in middle age should see their GP about? Chest pain Blood in urine Shortness of breath Erectile dysfunction Fatigue Dizziness Excessive thirst [...]

February 1st, 2024|

King Charles lll and Men’s Health Checks

As has been reported in the media recently, King Charles will be undergoing ‘corrective surgery for an enlarged prostate’ shortly. The prostate is a gland that sits in the pelvis of males, just below the bladder, and plays a role in semen production. About 1 in 2 people aged over 50 years will have some prostate enlargement. This may result in the following symptoms: difficulty urinating frequency of urination waking at night to urinate  If you have any of these symptoms, it is recommended that [...]

January 23rd, 2024|

Chronic Traumatic Dementia or CTE?

January 31st 2024 is CTE Awareness Day. CTE is a type of dementia in which many repeated injuries to a person’s head can lead to a loss of neurons and their connections over time. It is thought that brain vibration, inflammation, or a person’s genetic profile may play a role in the development of CTE dementia. Athletes in contact or collision sports such as all codes of football, equestrian, boxing, wrestling, basketball and ice-hockey may be at risk of both concussion and repeated head trauma. [...]

January 15th, 2024|

Book your skin cancer check now!

Every year, in Australia: skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers the majority of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun the incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world, two to three times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK. The sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better your chance of avoiding surgery or, in the case of a serious melanoma or other skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even [...]

January 15th, 2024|

We’re Here to Take Care of Your Family’s Entire Health Care Needs!

Nestled in the tranquil beauty of the Adelaide Hills, Stirling Central Health Clinic proudly stands as your all-encompassing solution for family health care. Our commitment extends from women's and men's health services to essential paediatric care, including immunisations. Discover how Stirling Central Health Clinic is dedicated to meeting the diverse health needs of your entire family.   Specialised Women's Health Stirling Central Health Clinic prioritises women's health with personalised care, offering routine check-ups and gynaecological examinations. Our experienced team is dedicated to supporting women through [...]

December 14th, 2023|

Patient Survey Feedback

Every three years as part of the Royal Australian of College of General Practitioners Accreditation requirements, our Clinic conducts a patient practice improvement survey. This is organised through an external company called CFEP. In September, 211 patients of the Stirling Central Health Clinic completed the survey. Questions in the survey asked about a range of topics including our provision of clinical care, satisfaction with your consultation, making appointments, after hours care, treatment in the practice, privacy and so on. Overall, 97% of all patient ratings [...]

November 1st, 2023|

5 Questions to Ask to Help Find a Doctor That’s Right for You!

So you're on the hunt for a doctor, huh? It’s a bit like dating, isn’t it? You need someone you can trust, who gets you, and, importantly, who knows their stuff. But with a sea of white coats and an avalanche of online reviews, where do you even start? Don’t sweat it.  You'll be armed with five dynamite questions when you've sipped your coffee and read through this piece. Trust us, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill queries; they’re designed to dive deep, ensuring you land a [...]

October 26th, 2023|

Changes to Shingles Vaccination from 1st November 2023

(Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, National Immunisation program). From 1 November 2023, the shingles vaccine Shingrix® will replace Zostavax® on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) for eligible people. A 2-dose course of Shingrix® will be available free for: • people aged 65 years and over • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over • immunocompromised people aged 18 years and over with the following medical conditions: o haemopoietic stem cell transplant o solid organ transplant o haematological malignancy [...]

October 13th, 2023|

Patient Survey

Recently, a random selection of our patients was selected to complete an anonymous survey on the services provided by our GPs, Practice Nurses, Administrative staff and the clinic generally. An independent company was engaged to develop the survey, collate the data and will shortly be providing a report to the management team. The results will provide the clinic with information on what we do well and where we may need to improve. Once we have received the report, we will make the recommendations public on [...]

October 3rd, 2023|

Meet Dr Richard Newman, FRACP, MBBS Adelaide – Consultant Physician

Dr Newman trained in Adelaide after graduating in 1986, completing his fellowship qualifications in Internal Medicine in 1994 and in Intensive Care Medicine in 2000. Having practiced in the public and private sectors he now consults at Stirling Central Health Clinic and 344 South Terrace Adelaide. His main interest is diagnostic medicine and management of the complex patient with multiple problems. For more information, click here.

October 3rd, 2023|

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October 2023

Did you know that more than 1,800 South Australian women are diagnosed with breast and gynaecological cancer each year. That equates to almost 5 South Australian women diagnosed with breast and gynaecological cancer every day. By their 85th birthday, one in seven Australian women will develop breast cancer. Girls Night In is a chance to get your friends together, host an evening and help South Australian women impacted by breast cancer. For more information, click here. If you have any concerns about your health as [...]

October 3rd, 2023|

Find Your Adelaide Hills Family Doctor at Stirling Medical!

Have you ever found yourself reminiscing about those golden days when the family doctor knew your history by heart, greeted you with a genuine smile, and cared for you as if you were family? It's not only about finding a doctor. It's about reconnecting with a sense of community and care often lost in today's fast-paced world. While the modern world often feels rushed, pockets of warmth and genuine care await discovery. One such gem is Stirling Medical. A feeling of familiarity and community envelops [...]

September 21st, 2023|

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – September 2023

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. New international research providing evidence of the effectiveness of MRIs in detecting prostate cancer could change the way the way the disease is screened for and help save the lives of more than 3500 Australians every year. A new study from University College London researchers, published in BMJ Oncology, found that more than half of participants who had "serious prostate cancer" recorded a "low" PSA reading. The findings also suggest MRI could be more reliable than the PSA test [...]

September 5th, 2023|

Dementia Action Week – 18th – 24th September 2023

Dementia is the second leading cause of death of Australians, and the leading cause of death of Australian women. The focus of Dementia Action Week is to reduce the stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with dementia and their families/carers. As you age, changes may occur in your brain that might affect your memory and thinking. This is normal. You may forget names, appointments, directions or lose things. But if you are concerned, make an appointment to see your GP by booking here or phone [...]

September 5th, 2023|

Looking for an Adelaide Hills Medical Centre You Can Rely On? Look No Further Than Stirling Medical!

It would be best if you did not take any chances with your health or those you care about. That is why you need to choose a trustworthy Adelaide Hills medical centre. You do not want to risk the consequences of visiting an unreliable medical centre.  With Stirling Central Health Clinic, you can rest assured that you and your family are in good hands. We offer a comprehensive medical centre in Adelaide Hills.  Over the years, we have been the medical centre of choice for [...]

August 17th, 2023|

Cancer rates rising in people under 50 years

Cancer rates rising in people under 50 years  Globally since the 1990s rates of certain cancers have increased markedly in younger people, prompting researchers to label early-onset cancer as “an emerging global epidemic”. A review of cancer registry data, published last year, found the incidence of 14 cancers – including colorectal, oesophageal, endometrial, gall bladder, kidney and thyroid – in under-50s had increased significantly in the past three decades in Australia, New Zealand, US, England and Wales, Canada and South Korea. Scientists hypothesise that the rise [...]

August 4th, 2023|

National Stroke Week: 7th – 13th August 2023

Strokes are Australia's second single greatest killer, with over 60,000 strokes occurring each year. National Stroke Week encourages the community to get involved, raise money and support the national campaign. For more information click here. How do you know if someone is having a stroke – think FAST: The Stroke Foundation recommends the F.A.S.T. test as an easy way to remember the most common signs of stroke. Using the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions: Face - Check their face. Has their mouth drooped? Arms - [...]

August 4th, 2023|

Why Seeing a Doctor You Are Comfortable With Is So Important!

At some point in our lives, we've all faced the daunting task of finding a doctor. Whether it's for an annual check-up, managing a chronic condition, or seeking medical advice, finding a doctor can be an overwhelming experience.  Not only do you want to find a doctor with expertise and experience, but it's also essential to find one you feel comfortable with. Stirling Clinic understands that finding the right doctor can make or break your medical experience. In this blog post, we'll explore why seeing [...]

July 13th, 2023|

COVID Boosters Available at Doctor Led Clinic in Stirling

All adults can get a booster if it’s been 6 months or longer since their last COVID-19 booster or confirmed infection (whichever is most recent) for additional protection against severe illness from COVID. This is particularly recommended for people at higher risk of severe illness, including: everyone 65 years and over everyone 18 years and over with medical comorbidities, disability or complex health needs. Children and young people aged 5 to 17 years can get a booster dose if: they have a health condition that [...]

July 10th, 2023|

Donate Life Week from 23rd – 30th July 2023

While the majority of Australians support organ and tissue donation, only around one in three (36%) are registered to be a donor. Can you donate 1 minute to register as a donor? Organ, eye and tissue donation saves lives, restores health and improves the quality of life for thousands of Australians each year. Right now, there are 1,800 Australians waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and thousands more whose lives could be transformed through organ or tissue donation. To find out more, click here.

July 10th, 2023|

Here’s What to Look for in an Adelaide Hills Medical Centre!

When looking for a medical centre, it's important to remember that numerous options are available to meet your healthcare needs. Whether you're seeking routine check-ups, specialised care, or a reliable healthcare provider, dedicated medical centres cater to a wide range of services. This article will share tips to help you find the perfect Adelaide Hills medical centre! Location  Imagine you wake up with a mysterious itch that won't quit, or maybe you twist your ankle trying to conquer the lofty Mount Lofty. Having an Adelaide [...]

June 15th, 2023|

Millions of Australians are Overdue for COVID Boosters – are you one of them?

Doctors and staff at Stirling Central Health Clinic are encouraging patients who have not had their 5th Booster for COVID-19 as yet to book into the clinics now! Click here for a Pfizer Booster and here for a Moderna Booster now! This is because the latest statistics show that only 38.1% of people in Australia over the age of 65 years have had a COVID-19 booster. This percentage decreases in younger age groups too. The virus remains prevalent in our society evidenced by the fact [...]

June 6th, 2023|

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,354 people a year) - but it's one of the most treatable types of cancer when detected early. While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn't discriminate, affecting people of all ages.   300 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this week (15,610 people a year). For more information, click here. If you have any concerns about your bowel health, book an appointment [...]

June 6th, 2023|

Find an Adelaide Hills GP That Cares About Your Health and Well-Being at Stirling Medical

A GP is not just a doctor you visit now and then. The general practitioner (GP) you choose will significantly impact your family's health. Therefore, you must select your Adelaide Hills GP and medical centre carefully.  At Stirling Central Health Clinic, we are your reliable medical centre in Adelaide Hills. We proudly take care of all the health needs of our local community. We have 10 full-time GPs on staff, so we're sure we can help you discover the best doctor for you and your [...]

May 18th, 2023|

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