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COVID vaccines

31 Aug 2021COVID vaccines

Turn The Corner is participating in the COVID vaccine roll-out. We will be offering the AstraZeneca vaccine until 08 November, and the Pfizer vaccine until mid December. Patients eligible for a vaccine are welcome to book an appointment online. COVID vaccination involves two separate doses administered a few weeks apart. We would encourage you to book […]

Inside the tent, with Dr. Tamsin

26 Aug 2021Inside the tent, with Dr. Tamsin

This is Daisy, my 5-year-old labrador. I think we have all felt like this. Despite lockdowns, I have had the luxury of conversation. I get to talk to so many of you and hear your stories, and I know that so many of you have been struggling. Rather than bombard you with more data about […]

Coping with (yet another) lockdown

20 Jul 2021Coping with (yet another) lockdown

By Frank Donnoli and Josephine Piccolo (our resident TTC Psychologists) Once again, we are facing the predicament of lockdown. There are many conflicting emotions that are brought to the surface including loneliness, anger, frustration, and fear. And then there is that other real issue; where am I going to get my toilet paper and how […]

How e-scripts work

20 Jul 2021How e-scripts work

Doctors at Turn The Corner will ask you if you’d like your prescription provided as an e-script. So, what is it? An electronic prescription, or e-script, is a more secure and environmentally-friendly alternative to a paper prescription. Assuming you are happy to receive an e-script, your doctor will send a token in the form of […]

Solar panel installation at the clinic

30 Jun 2021Solar panel installation at the clinic

Dr. Tamsin, Turn The Corner’s owner and principal, has always been environmentally conscious. She recently made a couple of large purchases consistent with those beliefs. First, she invested in a Nissan Leaf “zero emissions vehicle” (i.e., electric car), providing an alternative to her electric scooter for getting around town. Second, she organised for solar panels […]

The benefits of different types of IUD

30 Jun 2021The benefits of different types of IUD

By Dr. Tamsin Franklin. Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) provide reliable contraception for women of all ages who wish to prevent pregnancy. A device sits inside your uterus, and a small string made of nylon is cut 2 cm from your cervix to allow removal. IUDs can also help manage endometriosis pain and reduce menstrual loss to […]

Dr Tamsin walks 30km in support of Beyond Blue

21 May 2021Dr Tamsin walks 30km in support of Beyond Blue

On 21 May, Dr. Tamsin and 3 friends successfully completed the 30km Melbourne Coastrek 2021 event on the Mornington Peninsula – an epic and wild journey of fun, friends, fitness and fundraising for Beyond Blue. It was a spectacular day for walking, along a mainly coastal route starting and finishing at the Point Nepean Quarantine […]

A day in the life of a pathology nurse

18 May 2021A day in the life of a pathology nurse

by Phung Lam, our 4Cyte pathology collection nurse. When it comes to needles and blood, they are not everyone’s cup of tea. But for a pathology nurse, it’s all in a day’s work. My pathology day starts at 8am. It’s quite an art to find the patient veins and draw blood, but we’re straight into […]

Flu vaccines – 2021

13 Apr 2021Flu vaccines – 2021

Flu vaccines are now available. Existing and new patients of the clinic are now able to book an appointment online. Why do I need an annual flu shot? Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is caused by a highly contagious virus that is spread by contact with fluid from coughs and sneezes. The virus has […]

Please see me for your cold too

22 Mar 2021Please see me for your cold too

by Dr. Alina Yaremenko. One of the core elements I love about being a GP is the ability to care for someone holistically – considering the interactions of physical, psychological, and social factors. When this is done well, a very powerful therapeutic relationship develops. When I started practicing 20 years ago, this would occur quite […]