Medicare Safety Nets for families and couples

Medicare Safety Nets for families and couples

9 May 2024Medicare Safety Nets for families and couples

You might be familiar with the Medicare Safety Net. It’s a scheme providing higher Medicare benefits if you reach a certain healthcare spend threshold within a calendar year. This can be valuable if you have a chronic condition that requires frequent treatment, for example. This scheme has another, less well-understood, component. If you’re part of […]

25 Apr 2024Is it menopause?

By Dr. Michelle Wellington, Member of the Australasian Menopause Society. Many people are aware that the average age of menopause in Australia is 51. What most don’t know is that this is the average age of the last period, but not the time when your menopausal symptoms start! In fact our transition to menopause can […]

Flu vaccines for winter 2024

16 Apr 2024Flu vaccines for winter 2024

Flu vaccines are now available at our Northcote and Brunswick clinics for existing patients of Turn The Corner. You will need to book online (rather than by phone) as there are simple consents to complete as part of the process. Why do I need an annual flu shot? Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is […]

Everyone feels welcome

30 Mar 2024Everyone feels welcome

Ever been to Hollywood Road in Hong Kong? Or Commercial Drive in Vancouver? Or perhaps Guatemala Street in Buenos Aires? According to Time Out magazine in 2024, these are some of the coolest streets in the world. But not THE coolest. In 2024, that accolade went to our very own High Street, traversing Northcote, Thornbury […]

Discover a World of Health Knowledge in Our Waiting Room Library

10 Mar 2024Discover a World of Health Knowledge in Our Waiting Room Library

Have a look at our books in the waiting room.  Our little library has a diverse range of medical books covering a variety of topics. We are building the collection and trying to source books which fulfil needs that you have expressed to our team of doctors during your consults over the years. Flick Through […]

End-of-year closure 2023

20 Nov 2023End-of-year closure 2023

We’re going to close the clinic from 23 December 2023 and reopen on 02 January 2024 to enable the team to take a well-earned break. To make sure we are able to have all repeat requests taken care of, please ensure that you have ordered your repeat script or referral by 20 December. During the […]

Meningococcal B vaccinations

5 Nov 2023Meningococcal B vaccinations

Meningococcal disease is a rare but serious and life-threatening infection caused by a bacterium known as Neisseria Meningitidis. There are 13 different strains which can cause disease with A, B, C, W and Y being the most predominant. The disease is spread easily through everyday behaviours such as coughing, sneezing, kissing and living in close […]

Thunderstorm asthma

5 Nov 2023Thunderstorm asthma

The world’s largest and most catastrophic epidemic thunderstorm asthma event occurred in Victoria 7 years ago, on a day of extremely high airborne grass pollen concentrations. It resulted in thousands of emergency department presentations, and hundreds of hospital admissions. There were 35 intensive care admissions, and ultimately thunderstorm asthma contributed to 10 deaths. People with […]

Mental Health and Medication

4 Oct 2023Mental Health and Medication

By Dr. Tamsin Franklin, TTC’s founder and principal doctor. I have always worked from the perspective of helping people to achieve health. This includes mental health as well as physical health, as they are part of the whole being that is you. So far, so trite. A fortnight ago, I saw Rebecca (not her real […]

Travel vaccines

4 Oct 2023Travel vaccines

Should you be contemplating an international trip over the coming months, don’t forget to make sure your travel vaccines are up to date. We offer travel vaccinations for diseases like hepatitis A and hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies, and yellow fever. These vaccinations represent a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases […]