COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. COVID 19 is closely related to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) coronavirus and in the same family as MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) coronavirus.
The virus is most likely spread through:
- close contact with an infectious person
- contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
- touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face.
The best defences against COVID-19 are:
Practice Good Hygiene.
Wash your hand frequently with soap and water
Cover your cough/sneeze and dispose of tissues
Avoid contact with others if you are unwell
Practice Social Distancing
The more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.
- stay at home unless is absolutely necessary
- keep 1.5 metres away from others
- avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses
- use tap and pay instead of cash
For more information on current Guidelines Click Here
Understanding diabetes, how serious it is, and how you can manage it, is critically important.
Diabetes requires day-to-day knowledge of your nutrition, exercise, monitoring, and medication. That is why diabetes education is the cornerstone of managing your diabetes.
Janet Lagstrom is our Diabetes Educator. She is here to provide you with the individual knowledge you need to manage your diabetes.
Janet will help you become more aware of what it takes to treat your diabetes. And this gives you the power make the necessary changes to improve your lifestyle and to control your Diabetes.
Diabetes education is an ongoing process. If you have diabetes, then we recommend you undergo a formal annual review (check-up) here at the medical centre. Simply ask your doctor for more information.
At the end of the day, diabetes education gives you the power to control your diabetes, so it doesn’t end up controlling you.
Janet works with both Type I and Type II diabetes. Please make an appointment with your GP if you would like an appointment with Janet, by clicking the link below.
Dietitan - Corowa
‘I know what I have to do, I just have to do it’ – have you ever uttered those words when thinking about eating better and leading a healthier lifestyle?
If so, you have come to the right place.
Daniel Thomson, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Director of Barefoot Lifestyle: Nutrition Fitness Lifestyle, can help you find your healthiest you.
Whether you are looking to feel better, more energetic, find your healthiest weight, improve your blood test results, or improve your gut health, Daniel can help you both in the short term and also in the longer term by helping you self manage your nutritional health and lifestyle, for years to come.
So what you are waiting for? Book in at reception by calling 02 6030 5500 or book online today.
Mental health can significantly affect how you feel, think, behave, and interact with other people and about one in five Australians will experience a mental health challenge at some stage of their life.
There are many different types of mental health conditions, however, with the right support, things can improve.
Jenny Downing is a mental health clinician who works out of Corowa once a week.
Please see your GP for a referral to access this free service.
To book an appointment with your GP please click the button below or call our friendly reception team on (02) 6033 5500.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing symptoms you think may be a sign of mental illness, you should contact your general practitioner (GP). A referral to a qualified mental health clinician can begin the work towards getting specialised care.
When something goes wrong with your feet your whole body can then suffer the consequences. And those consequences are sometimes debilitating.
Podiatrists treat a range of conditions including nail and skin conditions, diabetic complications and children’s walking problems. The also conduct surgery to the toenails, foot and ankle if required.
Riverina Podiatry Group has podiatrists on site at the Corowa Medical Centre daily. Their team of podiatrists have been treating foot and ankle pain in the district for 30 years.
Whatever foot problems you may be experiencing, a podiatrist will diagnose your condition and provide a personalised treatment plan.
If you have a chronic disease or complex care needs, you may be able to access bulk-billed podiatry visits. Ask your GP for more information about this.
Aged care facilities are also visited and home visits are available on request. Bulking billing is available with appropriate Medicare or DVA
Appointments can be made for all areas on (02) 6021 7411.