Dr Jas commenced with us on July 15th.
Dr Jas is a hard working, vibrant, communicative and a compassionate doctor.
Her interests lie in women’s health, preventative medicine, and all aspects of family medicine. She is passionate about providing her patients with outstanding, tailored healthcare.
She is able to speak fluently in English, Malay, Indonesian, Punjabi, and Russian.
Dr. Jas a warm and friendly Melbourne local who took the leap to travel overseas to follow her dream to become a doctor. After her travels, she is glad to be back Home to provide the best healthcare and serve her community.
Diabetes week 12-18 of July
1.7 Million Australians are living with diabetes and further 280 Australians develop diabetes everyday.
Management of Diabetes is very important, and Ballarto Medial Centre is here to assist you. We Offer our patients Diabetes information, do regular Diabetes checks , we can download your Blood sugar levels from your FreeStyle Meter to store in your file. If necessary our Doctors can refer you to Dieticians, Diabetic Educators & Diabetes Australia.
Diabetes Australia are committed to minimising the impact of diabetes in the community, helping all people affected by diabetes and contributing to the search for a cure. Their work covers type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, as well as programs for people at risk.
If you’re interested in supporting National Diabetes week you can find out more information by visiting www.diabetesaustralia.com.au
Sids & Kids are a not-for-profit organisation that was created in 1977 to support families who had experienced the death of a baby from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Over the years their services have been broadened beyond SIDS to support all families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child regardless of the cause.
They have a successful history in delivering a safe sleeping health promotion program for babies that has been largely responsible for an 80% reduction in sudden infant deaths in Australia.
Red Nose Day is the main annual fundraiser for Sids & Kids. By supporting Red Nose Day you are helping to find answers for parents by funding and supporting vital research into stillbirth, SIDS and safe sleeping practices. Through evidence based community education we are working to prevent these deaths and we advocate for and support bereaved families.
Ballarto Medical Centre will be selling Red Nose Day Merchandise in support of Sids & Kids throughout June. Resources including safe sleeping guides are available and on display in the clinic.
For more information about Sids & Kids Red Nose Day visit: www.rednoseday.com.au .
June 15th – 21st is Men’s Health Week.
Men’s Health Week will stimulate a new level of interest in the area of Men’s Health & Wellbeing & encourage the development of more male friendly services.
The initiative also hopes that it will encourage increasing numbers of men and boys to value their health and well being as an important first step in developing more effective ways of taking care of themselves so that they can lead longer, happier lives.
Many men typically do not access medical, allied health or welfare services in a timely way when their health & well being is at risk. In Australian more men are likely to get sick from serious health problems than women, often due to lack of early intervention.
Health Services need to review their way of operating & act accordingly. Ballarto Medical Centre does this by:
We encourage all men and boys to make an appointment for a confidential discussion about their health and lifestyle with one of our caring GP’s.
Together with Men’s Health Week Ballarto Medical Centre believes that by making small adjustment’s to your daily routine, you can find ways to build health giving practices into your everyday life. During Men’s Health Week make it a moment that makes a difference!
June 1st 2015 – Government Funded Pertussis (Whooping cough) Vaccines NOW AVAILABLE.
From 1st June 2015 the Department of Health & Human Services is funding the pertussis vaccine for all pregnant women from 28 weeks gestation.
This provides two-for-one protection with the mother passing on antibodies to the baby in utero.
From 1st June the following groups will become eligible for a FREE vaccine:
Speak to your Doctor or our Nurse for more information.
May 2015 – New Arrival Announcement!
The team at Ballarto Medical Centre are excited to announce that our lovely receptionist Hannah gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Alice in May. Congratulations to Steve, Hannah & Big Brother Thomas on the newest member of your family. Hannah is overjoyed with the arrival of her daughter & plans to re-join the team in late 2015.
Careers @ Ballarto Medical Centre.
Are you interested in a Career at Ballarto Medical Centre??? GP’s, Nurses & Receptionists we’d love to hear from you!
As our clinic continues to grow we seek enthusiastic individuals to join our team. Click our contact us page and submit an enquiry to our Practice Manager, Rachael.
April 2015 – The 2015 Influenza vaccine is now available.
The Australian Government offers protection against Influenza FREE OF CHARGE to persons at risk. These include:
The vaccine is available and in stock at the clinic for purchase by anyone outside this criteria wishing to be vaccinated this season.
Call the clinic for more information or to book an appointment with our nurse or your doctor.