April 13, 2017

April No Falls

April No Falls is an international campaign, which aims to educate and raise awareness of falls prevention and help those at risk of falling to stay on their feet. Falling is not a normal part of ageing and can be prevented. Join us at Panaceum Medical and University Medical Practice to collect information and resources on how to prevent falls and look after yourself if you do fall. Here is an important message from the Panaceum Group’s Accredited Exercise Physiologist – Shelley Fennell. As people start to get older they tend to become less active which can result in weak […]
March 10, 2017

Flu Vaccinations – Recommend delay until May

Influenza Vaccinations 2017 – Recommendation for patients to delay until May As you would have seen across our own town and through the media – some brands of influenza vaccines are due for release in the coming days. This would usually be seen as a great news story and promotion of immunisation against the flu is greatly important. But, did you know: The working power of the flu vaccine wanes or reduces slowly over time and can be dramatically reduced after about 3-4 months. In the Midwest over the last 5 years our peak flu season hits around September. Having […]
February 15, 2017

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Ovarian Cancer February is ovarian cancer awareness month to help raise awareness of signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is most common in women over 50. Each year 1550 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and over 1200 women will lose their battle with this disease. 1 in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer before the age of 85. With no early detection tests it is important for women to know and understand the signs, symptoms and risks. Risk Factors Age – being over 50 and through menopause Genetics and Family history – are responsible for 15% of […]
January 23, 2017

Pharmacy Returns to Panaceum

Pharmacy Returns to Panaceum Medical We are very happy to announce that we once again have a pharmacy at Panaceum Medical. Optimal Pharmacy Plus have now opened at Panaceum Medical, 233 Lester Ave. Optimal (previously Jim Berry Pharmacy on Marine Tce) is excited to be working alongside us at the Panaceum and delivering a much needed, and very missed, service to all our patients and the community. The pharmacy will be open to coincide with practice opening hours so you can access your medical and pharmaceutical needs at the one site. Please head into the new pharmacy and say hello to Grant, Alex […]
January 19, 2017


UNIVERSITY MEDICAL PRACTICE REMINDER SENT IN ERROR If you have received an email today 19/01/2017 requesting to make an appointment at University Medical Practice, please disregard this reminder. This is a system error and is being recalled. If your Dr has a reminder for you to book an appointment to review your healthcare, this will be sent after the 24/01/2017.
January 5, 2017

Skin Cancer Prevention

      BEING SUN SMART IS EASY It’s the time of the year that we all enjoy being outside. Whether it be swimming, playing sport, riding a bike, gardening, having a BBQ, a picnic, walking to the shop, or even that mundane job of hanging out the washing, where our skin suffers from the harsh UV (ultra violet) rays. So it’s that time of year for a reminder to us all to SLIP SLOP SLAP SLIDE and SEEK To prevent UV damage and reduce your risk of skin cancer, be sun smart this summer by: SLIP on protective clothing […]