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We love feedback

By Stuckey • February 3rd, 2016

We recently have received our first review on Doctoralia for our Dr Nicole Opie. The reviewer gave her five stars and appreciated that “she was very attentive and very through and all follow ups were excellent. Nothing (was) too much trouble” This is our impression of Dr Opie too and it is fantastic to have it confirmed. As a small not for profit, our best advertising is you. Reviews help other patients find us and enjoy our healthcare. We also need your constructive criticism in order to be able to improve. So if you have been to see us, let us know […]

Motivation for the new year

By Stuckey • January 27th, 2016

It’s that time of year again, the festive season is over and everyone’s attention is focused on their goals for the year ahead. New Year’s resolutions are a great way to break out of a rut and motivate yourself to make positive changes in your life. You may have written a two-page list of goals but just remember that changing habits takes work and determination. After all, how many times have we decided to give up chocolate or that daily muffin, only to fall at the first hurdle and then find ourselves on a guilt trip? Rather than jump headfirst […]

2015: Our year in review

By Stuckey • December 22nd, 2015
2015: Our year in review

Our biggest change of the year was our move to C block. We are very happy in our updated new surroundings and hope that you are too.   Clinic News Changes to testosterone treatment affected many men around Australia. Fortunately our set up allowed us to continue to provide top quality care for men receiving testosterone treatment. Our endocrinology clinic and cryobiology (sperm storage) centre was featured in local news. We have had some staff changes over the course of this year. We have welcomed a new women’s health doctor, Sarah Smith to the clinic and endocrinologist Rhonda Maguire has […]

The Keogh Institute has moved

By Stuckey • March 18th, 2015
The Keogh Institute has moved

Over the weekend we have done a large move and are now on the first floor of C block in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. We hope that our patients will appreciate our new, updated facilities as much as we are do. Our new location means that we are now only a short walk from the multistory carpark meaning that patients will no longer be struggling to find parking spots. The most convenient way to get to us now is via Hospital Avenue. C block is two blocks on from the main hospital entrance. It is not possible to reach C […]

Clinical Trial Outcome: Peyronie’s Disease

By Stuckey • February 17th, 2015

Peyronie’s disease is a disorder where scar tissue forms in the soft tissue of the penis. This  plaque most commonly results in curvature or indentation and can also lead to erectile dysfunction, pain and loss of length. In the past, treatments for the condition consisted of either surgery which was unappealing to men or vitamin E treatment which was mostly unsuccessful. In 2011 to 2013, the Keogh Institute under the direction of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals ran a study on Peyronie’s disease.  The study was considered successful with 75% of men with the condition having a clinically meaningful improvement in curvature. The […]

Finding good medical information online

By Stuckey • February 4th, 2015
Finding good medical information online

With the rising cost of healthcare and increasing digital information, it is becoming more common for people to investigate their symptoms online before seeking expert advice. This is particularly common for issues of a sexual nature which people may not want to approach their doctor about. There is ample good information available on the internet, however there is also a lot of misinformation. Use of the wrong information, particularly for self-diagnosis or self-medication can lead to inappropriate treatment of your condition, which can result in serious consequences. Used carefully online information can be a benefit to your health, however you […]

Who to see about PCOS

By Stuckey • January 20th, 2015

A question we often get from women with PCOS is whether there is anyone additional they should be seeing for proper management of their condition. This is a difficult question as it depends of whom they are seeing and what their symptoms are. The most important thing for the care of a woman with PCOS is that they see a doctor who understands both them and their condition. PCOS is a highly variable condition that changes with the same person throughout their life. Symptoms of the condition will become more of an issue as a woman enters various lifestages. For […]

Women with disabilities: Hormones and bone health

By Stuckey • December 3rd, 2014

Women with disabilities, particularly those with intellectual difficulties, have very particular needs  in regards to their hormones and bone strength. Many of these women are distressed by their periods or by the requirement for additional care it requires. To prevent this distress, many women use hormonal treatments to prevent their periods from occurring. Unfortunately, long term use of hormonal treatments can be damaging to bone strength. For most women this is not problematic, however combined with the use of other medications, wheelchair use, an absence of weight bearing exercise and institutionalization can be disastrous for bone strength and result in […]

The outcome of sperm donation

By Stuckey • December 2nd, 2014

Sperm donation is a wonderful gift to give a couple. Sperm donations are only used if the male has insufficient healthy sperm to create a pregnancy. As such it provides a couple with the only possible way for them to have a pregnancy and, aside from adoption, the only way to have a child. Many sperm donors are interested to find out if their donation ever resulted in a pregnancy. Although we know whether the donations resulted in a pregnancy and are often contacted after the baby is born. We often do not hear much more after that. So we […]

Protecting your health after menopause

By Stuckey • October 22nd, 2014

The International Menopause society has put out a report bringing awareness to the fact that the period following the menopause is a vital time to take preventative steps to protect your health. In the decade following the menopause, women become vulnerable to a variety of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cognitive decline (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease) and cancer. Many of these conditions occur simply because of increasing age however some worsen after menopause due the sudden halt of oestrogen production. As such medical consultation along with possible treatment can complement lifestyle changes in protecting your future health.   Common Conditions […]

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