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24/12 closed

25/12 closed

26/12 closed

27/12 – Dr Sofia Ambreen is working from 9am – 1 pm

28/12 – Dr Sofia Ambreen is working from 9am – 1 pm

29/12 – Dr Sofia Ambreen is working from 9am – 1 pm

Practice will be closed from 30th of Dec and will reopen on the 8th of January 2024.

From 1 November 2023, Shingrix®, a new recombinant zoster vaccine will replace ‘Zostavax®’ on the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
Shingrix® is a non-live vaccine and is highly effective in the prevention of herpes zoster and its complications, including post-herpetic neuralgia, in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised people. Shingrix® is funded as a 2-dose course for eligible people.

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At Terrey Hills Family Surgery we are excited to inform you that we are participating in the new MyMedicare program We would like to invite you all to enrol, who consider us to be your Family GP. This free and voluntary Government initiative will ensure that you get benefits that include greater continuity of care, better health outcomes, priority to urgent appointments with your usual GP and longer Telehealth consultations. Please follow this link for more info: MyMedicare | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

You can register with us using your Medicare online account or Express Plus Medicare mobile app

Alternatively, you can download the registration form , complete it and send it to us via Email Reception@terreyhillsfs.com. Call our reception team if you have any questions.

You can change or withdraw at any time 🙂

From 1st September 2023, the practice fee for standard Telephone consultation (TH) will change to $95 with a Medicare Rebate of $41.10.

Telephone consult for Script ONLY, is $28.00 with a Medicare Rebate of $18.85.

We will continue to bulk bill children under 16 years of age who are Medicare card holders, Pensioner and Concession Card holders and DVA patients.

All fees are to be paid at the end of each consultation. We accept cash, Eftpos, MasterCard, and Visa.

The surgery has Medicare online, this means you can pay for your consultation and then claim immediately at the surgery for the rebate to be deposited into your nominated bank account that is held by Medicare.

We offer comprehensive skin checks, with early skin cancer detection, prevention, and management strategies to our patients.

Skin cancer is  preventable and in fact, 95% of skin cancers are treatable if they are detected early. Don’t wait. Book an appointment today!

Our skin cancer accredited GP, Dr Sofia Ambreen is able to quickly and efficiently perform skin check for you during your consultation. Our friendly reception team will help you book your procedure in if biopsy or excisions are planned after your consultation.

 

Lymphoedema is a chronic condition characterized by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid, leading to swelling and discomfort in affected body parts. Managing lymphoedema requires a comprehensive approach, and one key component is the use of compression stockings. These specialized garments apply controlled pressure to the affected area, aiding in fluid drainage and reducing swelling. When it comes to compression stockings, two common types are circular knit and flat knit compression. In this article, we will explore the importance of wearing compression stockings for lymphoedema and delve into the differences between circular knit and flat knit compression.

Importance of Wearing Compression Stockings for Lymphoedema:

  1. Enhanced Lymphatic Function: Compression stockings exert pressure on the affected limb, promoting the movement of lymphatic fluid and reducing the risk of fluid build-up. By facilitating lymphatic drainage, compression stockings help manage the swelling associated with lymphoedema.

  2. Reduction in Symptoms: Compression garments alleviate discomfort, heaviness, and pain caused by lymphoedema. They provide support to the affected area, helping individuals regain mobility and enhancing their quality of life.

  3. Prevention of Complications: Lymphoedema can lead to various complications, such as skin infections and cellulitis. Compression stockings play a crucial role in preventing these complications by maintaining proper fluid flow and reducing the risk of infection.

  4. Long-Term Management: Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that requires ongoing management. Compression stockings provide consistent support, aiding in long-term management and minimizing the progression of the condition.

Circular Knit Compression Stockings: Circular knit compression stockings are made using a seamless, circular knitting technique. This method produces stockings that have consistent compression throughout the garment. Circular knit stockings are typically softer, more elastic, and easier to put on and take off. They are suitable for individuals with mild to moderate lymphoedema and are available in a variety of styles and compression levels.

Flat Knit Compression Stockings: Flat knit compression stockings are manufactured using a flat knitting technique, creating a garment with varying compression levels at different points. This design allows for customized pressure distribution to meet specific needs. Flat knit stockings offer higher compression and are typically recommended for individuals with moderate to severe lymphoedema or those requiring higher levels of compression. They provide a precise fit, targeted compression, and excellent durability.

Conclusion: Wearing compression stockings is essential for individuals with lymphoedema as part of their comprehensive management plan. These garments assist in lymphatic fluid drainage, alleviate symptoms, prevent complications, and facilitate long-term control of the condition. Whether circular knit or flat knit, compression stockings offer therapeutic benefits tailored to the severity of lymphoedema. Consultation with a Lymphoedema therapist can help determine the most suitable type of compression stocking based on individual needs, ensuring optimal comfort and effectiveness in managing lymphoedema.

 Please contact Martina for a consultation to get the right product for you!