Newsletter January 2020 – Start of Year Update

Newsletter January 2020 – Start of Year Update

Posted on Jan 29, 2020

Happy New Year! The team at Turn The Corner are refreshed from our break and ready for another great year! We have some very exciting plans for the clinic this year and that starts with two new doctors!

We would like to introduce our two new doctors, Dr Ben Wilson and Dr Jerome Crouche. Dr Ben started with us in December of last year and we are very excited to have him back in the clinic this week, while Dr Jerome has appointments from early February.

Dr Ben –

I was born and raised in Melbourne. I attained my Medical Degree from Monash University in 2013 and have worked in various Melbourne Hospitals. I subsequently worked on the South West coast of Victoria developing my skills as General Practitioner. I have a keen interest in Paediatrics, gaining a Diploma of Paediatric Health in 2018. My other medical interest areas include Men’s Health and Sports Medicine. I am also skilled in minor skin procedures and Implanon insertion. Outside of work, I am an overly keen supporter of Carlton Football Club and keep fit cycling and playing golf.

Dr Jerome –

I was born and raised in Sydney and recently relocated to Melbourne with my partner and our beautiful Groodle dog. I completed my undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2012. I commenced my rural GP training in 2015, focussing on my core specialities of Sexual Health and Indigenous medicine, and completing a National Certificate of Reproductive and Sexual Health. My areas of special interest include men’s health, sexual health, paediatrics and indigenous health.

Recently due to the terrible fires across Australia there has been a great deal of smoke haze, below we talk about ways to help manage the health risks associated with this. The smoke haze is most likely to affect those with existing heart or lung conditions, such as asthma, pregnant women, the elderly and young children. We have created a list of ways that you are able to reduce the risk below:

  • Stay Indoors: keeping the doors and windows closed, preferably with air-conditioning.
  • Avoid physical activity outside.
  • Continue to take any respiratory medication that you usually use.
  • Seek medical advice if you continue to feel unwell.

We have an exciting new update in relation to our use of the HotDoc system.  Previously we were using this system to allow clients to book an appointment online, or request repeat scripts and referrals. Moving forward you will now receive reminder messages from HotDoc in relation to Recall appointments.  The reminder message will even include a link that you can follow to book an appointment with us! Please contact us if you have any questions about this new process.