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Our phone number is changing

By Stuckey • August 9th, 2016
Our phone number is changing

Due to changes to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s switchboard, our phone numbers have been changed. All numbers will no longer start with 9346, but will change to 6457. Our main contact number has changed from 9346 2008 to 6457 2008. Our old numbers will cease to be functional from October.

A delicious way to support us

By Stuckey • March 2nd, 2016
A delicious way to support us

We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Subiaco this March! Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100. The group with the most tokens at the end of the month receives the largest donation. Obviously we’d love to receive the $300 donation. Any money that we recieve off donations goes directly into supporting our research programs. Examples of our research include:  Intellectually disabled women, particularly those who don’t live in the community, […]

Reading Food Labels

By Stuckey • February 17th, 2016

Trying to understand food labels can be pretty daunting. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the information you see on packets, jars and cans in the supermarket. Thankfully, there are a few key pieces of information that can help you to quickly make healthy and informed choices. Nutrition content claims – what’s allowed? The first thing to remember is that food manufacturers want you to buy their products. They invest huge amounts of time and money in marketing their brands. A “fat free” product may have no fat, but be packed with sugar to make it more enticing to […]

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 […]

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