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Take care!

Importance of self care

Well, it’s that crazy time of year. Lots of social events and a big lead up to the New Year. It can also be a tough time of year for many other reasons. So, take a moment or two and think about yourself and how you can fit in some self care for yourself. We at Eleanor Clinic encourage and support it……you don’t need to make an appointment for this but maybe just a little reminder from our team!

To make sure, our team members have time to rest and re energise, we are all taking some holidays.

Our team is now big enough, to cover for our members on holidays so that we will stay open during the summer Holiday.

Take care!

Are you considering starting a family?

By Dr. Sarah Metcalfe

It’s well worth dropping in with us before you stop contraception.

At Eleanor Clinic our experienced female GPs can help maximise your chances of a healthy pregnancy by:

  • assessing your general health and fitness for pregnancy through a medical history and examination
  • considering the potential impact of any medications you or your partner may be taking
  • discussing lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, alcohol consumption and smoking that may affect your chances of conception or a healthy pregnancy
  • discussing strategies for monitoring your cycle and maximising chances of conception
  • advising commencement of both folate and iodine supplements before trying to conceive
  • discussing available genetic carrier screening tests for common heriditary conditions
  • guiding you through available options for antenatal care in Victoria
  • performing blood tests to check your immunity to infection that can have negative consequences if contracted during a pregnancy and advising of booster vaccination if required

Sounds too technical? So let us worry about that side of it so you can focus on the joyous side. We here at Eleanor Clinic are an experienced team to help you through all the question of prenatal conception and pregnancy care.

Looking forward to see you here at Eleanor Clinic!

Hay fever (yes, it’s that time of year again…)

By Dr. Eunice Sales

With the warmer spring weather, trees showing green growth and flowers in bloom, have you been a little down with a runny nose that just won’t stop?

You might be suffering from hayfever or allergic rhinitis! It’s a common condition and affects about 1 in 5 people.

Apart from a runny, itchy or congested nose, you can also have sneezing and itchy/watery eyes.

Symptoms can occur in occur in spring or summer due to pollen or also all year round due to other triggers such as dust mites or animal hair. Sometimes these symptoms can lead to other problems like difficulty with sleep, headaches and difficulty with concentrating at work and school.

Treatments you can try before seeing your doctor include salt water nasal sprays, corticosteroid nasal sprays and non-sedating antihistamines.

If you’ve tried all of these and still struggle with symptoms, it might be time to see your local GP. We’re more than happy to discuss your symptoms and other treatments with you.

Eleanor Clinic is a fully accredited medical practice!

Not even a year old and Eleanor Clinic already passed the strict requirements as an independent accredited medical centre!

This means we have been assessed by the standard of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and have passed. Accreditation shows patients that we are serious about providing high quality care.

Di doesn’t like us to say this, but this is due to the absolutely fantastic work of our practice manager and nurse Di DiBlasi. Thank you so much Di for all your hard work!

We are so lucky to have you as part of the Eleanor Clinic Team!