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The best sports for your health

Everyone knows the importance of keeping fit but finding the best sports for your health can be tricky.
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The cost of not visiting your GP

Not visiting your GP regularly, even when you feel in peak condition, is taking your life into your own hands.
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The full impact of disease in Australia

The disease impact or ‘burden of disease’ in Australia is a method of quantifying the difference between a population’s ideal health and its actual health.
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Important: AHA Clinics cost update from 1 July 2024

AHA Clinics has updated its fee structure (effective 1 July 2024) to counter rapidly rising healthcare costs. 
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How cost of living impacts health

The rising cost of living is hitting Australians from every angle and health is one of the biggest casualties.
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The truth about weight loss and how to do it

When it comes to weight loss, nearly everyone has a plan, an idea or a story.
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Common health myths that might surprise you

Health myths, old wives’ tales, call them what you want.
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“Should I switch to a different doctor?”

Considering changing your GP is a bit like pondering changing jobs.
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Opportunities for MRCGP qualified GPs: Live the Australian dream by the beach!

Make your Australian dream a reality. Transform your lifestyle and career as a General Practitioner down under.
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Now Hiring: FRACGP qualified GPs for our beachside medical practice (incredible benefits!)

NEW benefits: Opportunities available for FRACGP qualified General Practitioners seeking a lifestyle and career upgrade in Adelaide.
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Are ‘winter blues’ a thing?

The ‘winter blues’ are a real phenomenon.
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What to do about constant tiredness and fatigue

Constant feelings of tiredness and fatigue should not be ignored.
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How a GP can help you through your pregnancy

Your GP is likely to be the first health professional you visit during your pregnancy.
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Working as a GP: What patients don’t know

Most people appreciate that working as a GP requires years of study, but that is just one small part of establishing yourself and maintaining a career in medicine.
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GP patients to count the cost of new payroll tax in SA

A new South Australian government payroll tax is set to further drive up the cost of healthcare, with everyday patients to pay the price.
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Seaford named as colds and flu hot spot in 2024

Seaford is predicted to be among South Australia’s colds and flu hot spots this winter.
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How to handle bad news about your health

You do not get a dress rehearsal the first time you are given surprising, concerning, scary or bad news about your health.
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The best questions to ask your GP

Many doctors are great communicators but it is handy to know the best questions to ask your GP when you are with them.
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How to detect sickness early

The ability to detect sickness early could save your life.
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How to strengthen your immune system

As the weather cools, there is no better time to start thinking about how to strengthen your immune system.
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Fastest ‘health hacks’ that deliver bang for buck on your body

Regular visits to your GP to maintain your health are of paramount importance but there are ‘health hacks’ which can recharge and rejuvenate your system, fast.
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Benefits of lifting weights for older people

Lifting weights, also known as resistance training or strength training, has numerous benefits for people as they age.
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The unexpected ways a GP can help you

GPs have a number of hidden talents, skills and experiences that many of their patients may not be aware of.
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What you need to know about living in Seaford

There’s so much to learn about living in Seaford, a small suburb that lies 32 kms south of the Adelaide CBD.
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Important: Co-payments update from AHA Clinics

General Practitioners at AHA Clinics has updated the cost of co-payments for standard consults from 4 March 2024 to help offset the increasing cost of health care in Australia.
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Can wearable health technology help my GP?

Wearable health technology refers to any health monitoring devices worn on the body that measure and record health data.
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How to build your healthcare team

In every walk of life, the most successful teams are those all working towards the same goal and a healthcare team is no different.
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How to manage arthritis

Dealing with arthritis is something more than 3.7 million Australians face every day, including many people from Seaford and Adelaide’s southern suburbs.
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The impact of stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety have never been more prevalent than they are today for South Australians.
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Seaford health guide for new residents

Moving to a new city or suburb can be exhilarating and Seaford is a pocket of Adelaide that has so much to offer.
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How to do a comprehensive health check-up

An annual health check-up with your GP should become ingrained into your psyche.
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The risks of drinking alcohol to excess (and how to avoid them)

’Tis the season when the risks of drinking alcohol to excess are greatest.
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How to set health goals for 2024

Setting health goals for the new year is an admirable undertaking. However, many ill-conceived resolutions have been abandoned by January 2.
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AHA clinics holiday hours 2023/24

AHA Clinics will have appointments available every day except Christmas Day over the summer holiday period 2023/24.
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Unrealistic expectations: What you shouldn’t demand from your doctor

Doctors play a key role in your life but some people may have unrealistic expectations.
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How to self-assess your health

Being able to self-assess your health is a critical part of your health maintenance.
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The most common summer health risks in South Australia

We all know that winter brings a swag of ills and chills but the summer health risks in South Australia, especially Seaford, can prove just as challenging for your health.
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The most important immunisations for Australian children

Immunisations help control vaccine-preventable diseases in Australia.
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How to manage a work-related injury in South Australia

Work-related injury and illness continues to occur at significant levels in Australia .
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Why regular check-ups with your doctor matter more than you think

Regular check-ups with your doctor might just save your life.
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Breaking down stigma that stops South Australians from seeking medical help

There should never be a stigma attached to seeking medical help, whatever the reason.
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The impact of stress on your health

Stress over long periods of time is not sustainable and a major health risk.
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Australian government introduces MyMedicare

MyMedicare is a new initiative from the Australian government, designed to improve the continuity of primary healthcare for all Australians.
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How to look after your respiratory system

You should never take that breath of fresh air for granted, writes Dr Jaspal Singh.
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Men’s health: How to invest in your wellbeing

The issue of men’s health in Australia has grown remarkably in visibility from humble beginnings in Castlemaine in 1995, writes Dr Adrian Leung.
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How to find the right doctor

Finding the right doctor is one of the most important decisions you can make.
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When do kids need a check-up with their doctor?

Everyone needs a regular check-up with their doctor.
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Signs it’s time for a doctor’s appointment

Sometimes, your body gives you warning signs you simply must not ignore.
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How regular health checks can improve your quality of life

“Good health” is a popular toast and there is arguably no more valuable commodity.
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Dr Singh’s top tips for managing chronic disease

Managing chronic disease requires working closely with your GP as well as a range or other healthcare professionals to achieve the best possible results, says Dr Jaspal Singh.
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What is holistic care and why is it important?

The word “holistic” is derived from the Greek word “holos” meaning whole, says AHA’s Dr Adrian Leung.
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The role of early detection in managing chronic disease

The early detection of chronic disease plays a pivotal role in improved outcomes for patients.
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Demystifying a visit to the doctor

A visit to the doctor is the first response most people should make when confronted by an unknown medical issue or one that cannot be resolved with pharmacy medication.
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How to recover from illness fast

There’s a lot to love about winter but the onset of the cold and flu season isn’t among them.
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“Is it tonsillitis?”

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils and a common ailment, particularly among Adelaide children up to 14 years of age.
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Leadership tips for doctors

By their very design, doctors are leaders.
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How doctors can find the right culture fit

As a doctor, finding a practice with the right culture fit cuts both ways.
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How to prevent cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia and indeed the world.
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Is it asthma? Common warning signs

Asthma affects 2.7 million Australians – that’s an incredible 10.7 per cent or nearly one in nine people.
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Tips for healthy medication management

The older we get, the more our bathroom cabinet seems to bulge with medications – jars upon jars of them.
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Winter health tips for South Australians

Winter is coming: And that means another flu season is almost upon us.
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How doctors can work more efficiently and effectively

Streamlining workloads to enable doctors to operate more efficiently and effectively is an enormous challenge.
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Why UK doctors are unhappy (and what Australia can learn)

No calling has faced a sterner examination in recent years than the medical profession.
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When should I get a health checkup?

A regular health checkup is vitally important to undertake throughout your life.
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Signs of heart health risks

There are many different indicators that you could be having a heart attack or that your heart health needs urgent investigation.
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What is it like working as a GP in Australia?

Australia is one of the world’s most desirable countries in which to live and work. It can also be very financially rewarding, making it a popular choice for many overseas
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10 relocation tips for doctors

Moving across the world for a job can be one of the most exciting things in a doctor’s career. But it can also be one of the most stressful!
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An anxious wait: The dangers of delaying seeking help for anxiety

Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that significantly and negatively impacts a sufferer’s quality of life.
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How technology can help your health

We live in an amazing world where advancements in technology have put so much information at our fingertips.
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UK doctors: ‘Should I move to Australia?’

Many doctors in the UK and Ireland are tired of being overworked, underpaid and under appreciated. Many are not just asking themselves whether they should move to Australia – they
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Success tips for doctors

Defining success is highly subjective – not just for doctors but for anyone.
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Medical students in training at AHA Clinics

AHA Clinics has partnered with Flinders University to equip more young doctors. Find out what it means for patients and the community.
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Doctors in training: What to look for in a mentor

Mentorship is one of the cornerstones of all successful medical practices and their teams – that’s both having a mentor and being one.
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Why Australia is ideal for British doctors seeking a sea change

British doctors are leaving their homeland in droves with as many as 25% seeking better pay, better conditions and a better lifestyle in sun-kissed Australia.
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Breast cancer warning signs: What to look for

An estimated 20,600 Australians were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2022.
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Common work-related health issues in Australia

Work-related health issues cost the Australian economy a staggering $28.6 billion every year according to a detailed study by Deloitte commissioned by Safe Work Australia.
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The mental health impact on GPs and medical professionals

While one pandemic has been playing out, a quieter epidemic has also been bubbling away.
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How doctors can set career goals for 2023 and beyond

It’s been a tough few years in the medical fraternity but there is now cause for optimism that brighter days are ahead.
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Losing weight the healthy way

Everyone’s heard of those crazy diets promising to shed the kilos in extra quick time. Many of them don’t work or are bordering on downright dangerous to your health.
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10 top tips to achieve your health goals in 2023

New Year’s Resolutions are so yesterday.
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Keys to a great doctor-patient relationship

There is no other relationship quite like that between a doctor and patient.
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What do doctors need to thrive at work?

Doctors have been challenged like no other profession through the pandemic years.
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How to stay healthy while growing older

Ingrid Bergman once said: “Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath but the view is much better!”
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Pregnancy: What you need to know about antenatal care

There are few more anticipated and exciting times in our lives than hearing and sharing the news of a pregnancy.
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How doctors can find the passion for General Practice again

There are many reasons GPs might have fallen out of love with their job in recent times.
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Top tips for men’s health maintenance

Let’s be honest, men aren’t great at looking after their own bodies.
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Top career growth tips for General Practitioners

Whether you’re just starting out on your journey as a GP or you are an established doctor at a successful practice, there is always room for career growth.
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Tips for healthier and happier teenagers

Being a teenager has always been challenging and it sure isn’t getting any easier.
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AHA billing update

AHA has updated its billing policy to better reflect the extensive services offered at AHA Seaford Road and AHA Seaford Meadows. 
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Top healthy habits every day

You’ll need more than just an apple a day to keep the doctor away.
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The most common health conditions in Australia

Regular check-ups with your GP are the best way to maintain your health and ensure early detection of illness.
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How doctors benefit from a great team

Traditionally, being a doctor has been a bit like being a tennis player – it’s pretty much a solo sport.
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How doctors can become tech savvy

The digital age moves so rapidly that becoming a tech savvy doctor and keeping up with the latest apps and software can seem like a full-time job.
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Signs and symptoms of diabetes

Diabetes is known as the silent killer for good reason.
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When do you need to go to the doctor?

Knowing when to visit a GP is an important aspect of the role everyone plays in their own health management.
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Top professional development tips for GPs

Personal growth and professional development are opportunities all doctors should be thinking about, regardless of how far along the path they have travelled as a medical professional.
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What doctors should look for when moving to a new city

Moving to a new city can be one of the biggest adventures of your life. But while the anticipation and the initial move may be exhilarating, it can also be
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How junior doctors can be effective and impactful

Completing medical school is an outstanding achievement. But as a doctor, it’s just the very beginning of your learning curve.
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Efficiency and productivity tips for doctors

Managing your time effectively is a key skill in any profession. But for doctors, who are often burdened with so many additional hours writing up medical documents and associated paperwork,
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How to develop an effective diabetes routine

Managing type 1 diabetes is a full-time job. Every day tends to be different.
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Top tips for a healthy pregnancy

Pregnancy should be one of the happiest times of your life.
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How to safeguard your mental health

The spotlight on mental health has never been greater.
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What doctors look for in a new job

The job market was already changing across many industries when COVID struck in 2020.
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How foreign doctors can get medical registration in Australia

Are you an International Medical Graduate (IMG) or doctor seeking registration to practice medicine in Australia?
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Why Seaford is a great place to live and work

Everyone talks about and wants work-life balance but for most it is a pipedream. But in Seaford, South Australia, the dream can be a reality.
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How doctors can find work-life balance

More like a mirage than an oasis, work-life balance is something most doctors crave but many of us find tantalisingly out of reach.
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How to check your skin for skin cancer

Slip, Slop, Slap. It’s a message that has been ingrained into the psyche of Australians since the awareness campaign was first launched in the 1980s. But there’s another message relating
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Top tips to manage diabetes

Diabetes is known as the silent killer for a reason.
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How to get over colds, flus and viruses fast

After more than two years of vigilance and trepidation, it’s only natural for us all to be a little COVID fatigued. But that doesn’t mean your humble garden variety colds,
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The ‘soft skills’ doctors need to be successful

Doctors can be the brightest, most dedicated and accomplished in their chosen field. But without soft skills, they are likely to never realise their full potential.
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Top tips to manage pain

Pain is your body’s alarm system warning you something is wrong. How should you respond?
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What doctors need to thrive at work

Working as a doctor is one of the most noble of professions. But to simply work is to merely exist. To thrive benefits not just the doctor but their patients.
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How doctors can manage wellbeing

Managing your wellbeing is important for any professional, but especially General Practitioners. That has never been more the case than in the wake of the Covid pandemic which has tested
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Why medical practice culture is key for doctors

A great culture is one of the key platforms for any business and absolutely imperative for a medical practice. Bad vibes quickly reverberate through the walls of a clinic into
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Seaford Meadows Clinic gets the thumbs up from patients

Seaford Meadows Day and Night Clinic has achieved a fantastic result from an industry survey with 92% of patient respondents giving the busy practice a positive rating. It’s an incredible
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Seaford Road Clinic achieves 95% patient satisfaction

Seaford Road Day and Night Clinic has proven to be highly rated by its Seaford community of patients. An incredible 95% of patient respondents at the busy clinic have given
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AHA Clinics is introducing changes to co-payments. Here’s why.

Independent practitioners (doctors) working with AHA Clinics introduced changes to co-payments for standard consults from 4 April 2022* to help offset the increasing cost of health care in Australia. Since
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What makes a great General Practitioner?

Are you looking for a great doctor in Adelaide’s southern suburbs? Here’s what to look for in your General Practitioner. Qualifications It sounds obvious, but your doctor should have all
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Top tips to strengthen your immune system

Prevention is always better than the cure. One of the most important things you can do to avoid illness and maximise quality of life is to keep your immune system
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These 10 Healthy Tips can help you become more active in your healthcare.

This summary has been produced by the Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Healthcare, which has been set up by Commonwealth, State and Territory governments to improve the safety of healthcare
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