|In this issue...
and 5th year med student
- No Dr Ric is not retiring!
- Flu vaccines here now
- Doctor News
- New carpets
- Apologies for phone outage
- Dr Ric advises about preparing for winter with turmeric and garlic
shares her knowledge and experience of Yoga as a healthful practice
A warm welcome to the Millhouse Community and other readers.
Is it the last days of the summer sun? This Easter has been warm and sunny, and swimming is still enjoyable in the Hauraki Gulf. Time to soak up the sun's rays and replenish vitamin D before the cold, wind and rains of winter bring seasonal colds and flu illnesses.
FLU vaccination is available now. Make an appointment to see the practice nurse. We will send reminders to those over 65 years and others at greater risk because of chronic disease.
Remember Dr Daniel Quistorff, our 'new doctor' who aims to become a skilled integrative physician, combining the best of technological medicine with mind-body interventions and nutritional therapies. He also has an interest in BOTOX appearance medicine and will be offering this therapy at an evening clinic in the near future.
Dr Therese Khella is available for consultations each morning from 8.15-8.30am daily and is in attendance all day Tuesday and Thursday. Dr Therese is a skilled family practitioner who has a special focus on women's and children's health, and is fluent in English and Arabic.
Dr Therese and Dr Aileen both perform Jadelle & Mirena IUCD insertion for those women seeking long-term hormonal contraception.
Dr Ric's hours
With Dr Dan's arrival, I have changed my hours of work, because we do not have sufficient consulting rooms available for us both to practice each day. NO, I am not retiring as some have rumoured, and I am as busy as ever. However I am sharing the Saturday morning clinic with Dr Dan.
New carpet and phone outage
Thanks for being patient with us on the weekend we replaced the carpet at 128 Millhouse. Yes, there was a problem with the phone for a few days after I inadvertently removed the old telephone systems, not realising the new one had still been routed through one of them. Our apologies. Shortly after Easter we plan to carpet-tile 130 Millhouse so there may be a few days of disruption when that occurs.
The practice nurses have asked when leaving a phone message if you could speak slowly and clearly, as sometimes they have trouble deciphering the communication.
In the rest of this newsletter Dr Ric offers some advice about preparing for the coming of winter, and one of our visiting medical students explains the health benefits of yoga. Our participation in training of Auckland University medical students also enlarges our knowledge base.
Read the full newsletter here....
Yours in good health,
Dr Richard Coleman