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Have You Met Our New Doctors?

CRVMC would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr Jonathan Ackinclose and Dr Philip Urquhart.  Dr Ackinclose is our latest GP Registrar and brings with him a wealth of experience in the health industry.  Dr Urquhart will be here in Collie until midyear and then moving to our Manjimup practice.  He has extensive experience with paediatrics and surgery.  We wish them well with their stay in Collie.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

Each January, many health and wellness resolutions are made. Big goals are set like losing weight, exercise more, quit smoking, eat healthy and taking better care of your health.  The problem with broad goals is simply that – they are too difficult to achieve.  Setting more specific resolutions have a better chance of success.

Collie River Valley Medical Centre offers a wide range of services that may help you achieve this.  A GP can counsel on a range of health subjects including how to quit smoking, weight loss or be able to advise you of other health professionals that could guide you on achieving your goals.  We also offer a range of preventative health clinics including skin cancer checks, hearing tests, health assessments, diabetes education, asthma monitoring, cancer screening and coordinated management plans.  There are regular allied health visits by an audiologist from ACCB Hearing, counsellors (Integrity Counselling and SJOG Drug and Alcohol Counselling) and exercise physiologists (injury and weight loss).

Set your resolutions, book an appointment (9734 4111) to discuss any health goals with your GP and put the plan into action. Have a very Happy and Healthy 2017!

Holiday Opening Times

Collie River Valley Medical Centre wishes all our patients a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm
Saturday, 8.30am- 12 (noon)
Monday, 26th December 2016
Tuesday, 27th December 2016
Monday, 2nd January 2017
Have a safe and healthy holiday!

Welcome To Our New GP Registrars

Our first semester GP Registrars – Dr Raquel Diego and Dr Vivek Eranki – have now completed their 6 month term at CRVMC.  We welcome 3 new GP Registrars – Dr Lauren Gibson, Dr Harshi (Kanchana) Weerasekera and Dr Alan Bosco.  We wish all the new doctors a great learning experience and hope you enjoy your stay in Collie.

Have You Had Your Flu Shot Yet?

Quadrivalent Flu Vaccinations Have Arrived!
Free through the National Immunisation Program for people aged 65 years and over, all pregnant women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over, children aged between 6 months to 5 years and anyone with a chronic medical condition that places them at an increased complications from the flu (e.g. diabetes, severe asthma, heart conditions, etc).
If you are NOT eligible for a free quadrivalent vaccine, the cost is $22.50 (incl of GST) or $19.75 (for businesses with the Collie Chamber of Commerce). WALK IN and have your shot (no booking needed). Have a healthy winter and get vaccinated smile emoticon