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BOWEL CANCER SCREENING

Aug 19, 2019

GET SCREENED
 
In Australia, medical guidelines recommend over 50-year-olds get screened for bowel cancer every two years.
 
The faecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a screening test for colon cancer. It tests for hidden blood in the stool, which can be an early sign of cancer. FIT only detects human blood from the lower intestines
It is free through the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
A negative faecal occult blood test means no blood was detected in the stool at the time of the test. For the FIT, a positive result indicates abnormal bleeding in the lower digestive tract. While this bleeding could be caused by colon cancer, other possible causes include ulcers, polyps or haemorrhoids
For anyone with a relative who has been diagnosed with bowel cancer at age 55 or older, you should be screened every two years from the age of 45.

JEANS FOR GENES DAY

Aug 02, 2019

Jeans for Genes Day! The Surgery at Jerra donned the denim to raise money for research into children’s genetic diseases.

Did you know there are more than 6000 different genetic diseases?

While often inherited, many genetic diseases happen ‘out of the blue’ due to chance occurrences, so they can affect anyone. Most are poorly understood and have no specific treatments or cures.

Often called disorders, syndromes and other terms, genetic diseases can be confusing, but put simply—they are conditions caused, at least in part, by changes in our DNA. Random errors that occur naturally, or exposure to radiation and harmful environmental substances like asbestos, can cause changes in our DNA.

While not all genetic diseases are life-threatening, they can still have a profoundly negative impact on the lives of affected children and families.

Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon

Jul 23, 2019

Renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Paul Miniter has joined The Surgery at Jerra as a visiting specialist. Associate Professor Miniter will be doing consultations once a fortnight.

He specialises in lower limb issues, generally matters that affect bones, joints and muscles and the way in which injury or other causes can lead to personal discomfort or loss of function.

Bookings can be made through Avalon Orthopaedics on 1300 901 805.

For more information about Dr Miniter, go to our Allied Health section.

SIP THIS..

Jul 05, 2019

SIP ON THIS..

Almost half of the softdrinks we drink contain more sugar in one can than an adult should consume in one day.

Research published in the British Medical Journal shows ginger beer is the worst offender with more than six teaspoons of the white stuff.

RED-FACED DRINKING

Jul 05, 2019

WHY DOES MY FACE GO RED AFTER DRINKING ALCOHOL?
 
Facial flushing is a symptom of high alcohol sensitivity, which means that the body is less tolerant of alcohol.
 
All alcoholic drinks contain a substance called ethanol.
 
After having a drink, the body begins to break down the ethanol to make it easier to flush out of the body. However, if a person is sensitive to alcohol or has a lot to drink, their body may not be able to manage all of those toxins.
 
The flush happens because the blood vessels in the face dilate in response to these toxins. In some people, this can happen after very little alcohol.
 
While the red flush itself is not acutely dangerous, people who get it are at higher risk of high blood pressure and other health problems.
 
Taking antihistamines can help reduce the redness but it does not fix the underlying cause.
 
Source: Medical News Today

INTRODUCING OUR NEW PRACTICE MANAGER!

Mar 09, 2019

The Surgery at Jerra is proud to announce Jason Lee as our new practice manager as we enter into a new era at our family-friendly practice.

Jason started out in the banking sector before clocking up five years in management at a very busy general practice in the Bega Valley.

You will find Jason very knowledgeable, personable and professional.. with a big focus on patient care.

TSAJ owners, David and Kylie Yates, are committed to continually improving the quality and service at the practice.

Jason Lee is a big part of making that happen. So welcome to the TSAJ family, Jason.

THANKS FOR WAITING..

Feb 01, 2019

 

After two weeks of phones dropping in and out, and no internet or faxes, we seem to be back on track. Knock on wood!

While the technical fault is still there, we have called in the IT big wigs to give us a stable back up until the real problem is fixed.

It’s been a very crazy and frustrating couple of weeks on reception! We thank you for your understanding.

OUR PHONES ARE PLAYING UP!

Jan 23, 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are experiencing problems with our phone lines and internet.

Calls are being diverted but we only have one incoming line at the moment.

If you need to make an appointment, you can go online at hotdoc.com.au and type in The Surgery at Jerra.

We apologise for any inconvenience. Hopefully, the technicians will fix it all up soon.

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY TO US!

Sep 12, 2018

Dr David Yates and his wife Kylie set up the surgery as a family-friendly practice in 2008. Dr Yates was a solo GP for some time as we slowly built up the practice’s reputation.

Now, we have nine GPs and four practice nurses. We’d like to thank our patients for their ongoing confidence in our medical services. We pride ourselves on the quality of care patients receive, not only from medical staff but from our friendly and efficient administrative staff.

In 2005, we underwent a major expansion, taking over the adjoining suite. We now have seven consultation rooms and two treatment rooms. We also offer a selection of allied health services and Laverty Pathology is available on site.

David and Kylie are proud to say The Surgery at Jerra is locally owned and operated.

Thank you for helping make us what we are today.

BE A HERO, TAKE ZERO

Sep 12, 2018

Did you know that 31% of Aussie women say they would be less likely to drink alcohol during their pregnancy if their partner or spouse also stopped drinking?

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is associated with a range of adverse consequences including miscarriage, still or premature birth, low birth weights and Fetal Alchohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD).

That’s why the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia’s alcohol guidelines state that their is no safe time, safe level or safe kind of alchohol consumption during pregnancy.

Pregnant Pause encourages Australians to go alcohol free during their pregnancy or the pregnancy of their partner, loved one or friend.

Go to pregnantpause.com.au for more information.

If you need advise about your pregnancy, you can make an appointment with one of our GPs.