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Expert asthma advice at Eleanor Clinic!

Our registered nurse Amy is also a trained asthma educator. We are participating in an asthma project steered by the Royal Children’s Hospital. The aim is to improve the asthma care of our children here in Melbourne’s West.

RN Amy is a wizard in how to use all the different asthma puffers and inhalers. She’s so full of infectious enthusiasm that you may end up sad you didn’t make use of these devices sooner. If you have ongoing asthma issues or hay fever symptoms, now is the right time to speak to us about it and update your asthma management plan. You do have an asthma management plan, right? Right?

Thunderstorm asthma season is on the horizon.

Why do all of this? Simple: If your asthma and hay fever are well controlled you are far less likely to have an asthma attack. Which means you are far less likely to end up in the Emergency Department or admitted to hospital when what you really were looking forward to was a balmy evening by the sea. Best laid plans? Put them in place now.

So, if you and your doctor have decided your asthma is best treated with a preventer, then use it the right way! Which means at least daily – or twice a day, for some. Not sure if you really need your preventer? Your asthma treatment not working for you? Don’t just shrug it off. See your Eleanor Clinic doctor for an asthma check.

And then let us know down the track whether you preferred the evening at the beach over waiting in the Emergency Department. Because we sure do.


You can book online via Hot Doc (top right) or call  03 9318 4666 to book with your regular GP and our friendly nurse.

Free health assessment for patients aged 45-49 at Eleanor Clinic

Perhaps your healthy habits have lapsed while juggling a career and children, or you’d simply like to continue feeling fabulous well into your fourth decade and beyond.

This health assessment is a great government funded initiative which offers patients aged between 45 and 49 the opportunity to have a once-off free health assessment. Statistically, between the ages of 45 and 49, people have a good chance of showing signs of the development of chronic disease. The aim of the health assessment is to assist with the detection and prevention of chronic disease and to enable early intervention strategies to be commenced as appropriate.

Who is eligible?

People aged between 45 and 49 years old who have one or more known risk factors to developing a chronic disease. Some risk factors include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • History of smoking
  • High alcohol consumption
  • Poor diet
  • Extra weight
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Family history of disease

If you believe that you fulfill any of the risk factors above, speak to your GP.

What’s involved in the health assessment?

Our practice nurse will consult with you for 30-45 minutes and take a thorough history, update your medical history, check your blood pressure, BMI and provide information and advice related to your identified risk factors and create a strategy for you to manage your health. Your GP will collaborate with yourself and the practice nurse to develop the strategy and arrange any appropriate tests or referrals if required. Please allow up to 1 hour for your appointment.

What costs are involved?

There is no out of pocket cost for this once-off health assessment. Medicare Australia covers the cost of this initiative.


You can book online via Hot Doc or call  03 9318 4666 to book with your regular GP and our friendly nurse.

Monkeypox vaccination now available at Eleanor Clinic

Monkeypox vaccination now available at Eleanor Clinic.

If you’re in a high risk group, you need the monkeypox vaccine.

But sometimes you don’t have the time to travel to a city vaccination centre. At other times, it’s too difficult. And sometimes you may just plain simply don’t want to go there – whatever the reason. We get that.

That’s why we’ve talked to the Department of Health and have been accredited to provide monkeypox vaccinations to our patients. You need this vaccine, if you’re in one of these groups:

  • All sexually active gay and bisexual men (cis and trans).
  • Their sexual partners
  • Sex workers
  • Health care workers at increased risk

If you’re on the fence about this vaccine make an appointment with your trusted Eleanor Clinic doctor and talk to us. Otherwise: what are you waiting for?

What else do I need to know

  • The monkey pox vaccine is safe. You need two doses a minimum of 28 days apart to get the best protection. It’ll take another 14 days before the vaccine is fully effective.
  • Mostly men who have sex with men are affected, following an international outbreak since 2022.
  • Mpox can be spread
    • from person-to-person
    • by skin-to-skin contact
    • by contact with contaminated surfaces or objects
    • by respiratory droplets
  • Symptoms can include a rash, fever, chills, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat and exhaustion. It can also cause rectal pain or discomfort during urination.

PCOS (Polycystic-ovary syndrome)

Support for patients with PCOS at Eleanor Clinic.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that often leads to heavy periods, weight gain and acne.
It can lead to difficulties in getting pregnant and increase emotional challenges, like anxiety and depression.

There is good evidence that support from health professionals empowers patients to improve their symptoms.
Here at Eleanor Clinic we support you in a non judgemental way, to be empowered towards achieving your health goals. We are focusing on promoting healthy behaviours rather than emphasising weight loss.

Eleanor Clinic is inviting our patients with PCOS for a specific health assessment. Most patients will be eligible for a bulk billed GP management plan. We will discuss your concerns and symptoms, organise relevant tests and make an individual treatment plan with you.

A GP management plan also gives you access to 5 allied health visits, subsidised by medicare.
If getting more support through; eg. an exercise physiologist, dietician or other health professional would be beneficial, we will organise that for you.

If you think you could have PCOS or already have an established diagnosis, please book in for a GP management plan at Eleanor Clinic. You will be seen by our nurse and your doctor, for a comprehensive plan.

More information: https://www.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/1429772/ASK-PCOS-Evidence-based-information-for-women-with-Polycystic-ovary-syndrome.pdf