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SUNSET CHRISTMAS PARTY & AWARDS!

On Saturday we traveled over to Waiheke Island, to the fabulous Tantalus Estate to celebrate our end of year Christmas Party. We had a fabulous time and the weather was stunning. We had a fun filled day with games, awards and a four course meal!

As nominated by the team, the awards and winners are below. CONGRATULATIONS to you all!!

*AWARDS*

Above & Beyond Award- Dr Medha Kadam

Leadership Award- Dr Medha Kadam

Clinical collaboration & Teamwork Award- Nurse Liz

Most cheerful staff member Award- Dr Medha Kadam

Customer Service Award- Joint equal, Receptionists, Eoibhlin & Kirsten

Practice commitment & Team player Award- Dr Medha Kadam

 

We are looking forward to what 2018 has to bring :)

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OUR CHRISTMAS HOURS

It is fair to say that 2017 has flown by! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Below are our Christmas hours, if you are needing to seek medical attention during the times we are not open, please go to Shorecare Smales Farm. Shorecare is located at 74 Taharoto Road, Ground Floor Sovereign House,Smales Farm.

 

Monday 25th December- Closed

Tuesday 26th December- Closed

Wednesday 27th December- 9am-12 pm

Thursday 28th December-9am-12 pm

Friday 29th December-8am-11am

Saturday 30th December-Closed

Monday 1st January-Closed

Tuesday 2nd January-Closed

Wednesday 3rd January- Resume normal working hours. 8:30am-6pm

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DR SEJAL SHAH AWARD FOR GP CLINICAL CONTRIBUTION FOR 2017!

Congratulations to our wonderful Dr Shah for taking out the award for GP Clinical Contribution for 2017 at our PHO Awards dinner on the 14th November! We are extremely proud of her. Sej is our GP registrar teacher at our practice, she takes on a large responsibility of looking after our registrars. She is an excellent team player and is always willing to help the practice when in need of extra GP cover at short notice, at the same time as juggling her 1 year old son! Nothing is ever a bother for Sej and we are very lucky to have her as a part of our team. 

 

Well done!

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SKIN CHECKS

Sun damage is the leading cause of cancer in New Zealand. Don`t underestimate the damage the sun can cause. 

Dr Patti Piper has completed a Diploma in Dermoscopy and is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor through the Skin Cancer College Australasia. Dr Piper provides full body skin checks to both registered and casual patients and mole removal surgery.

Here are the facts about sun damage:

  • The SUN is the cause of 99% of non-melanoma skin cancer and up to 70% of melanoma skin cancer.
  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in NZ.
  • The SUN is the cause of premature aging of our skin
  • The SUN damages unprotected skin throughout the entire day, regardless if weather, every day of the year and even while driving.
  • These are the reasons why we should apply a good sunscreen to exposed skin every single dar before 

 

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COSMETIC MEDICINE BY DR PIPER

Dr Piper has an appearance medicine clinic Aesthetica. Aesthetica offers the latest non-surgical and surgical aesthetic treatments in a safe, friendly and stunning environment. 

Aesthetica is accredited by the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic medicine (NZSCM). NZSCM is affiliated with the Royal New Zealand College of General practitioners. Dr Piper has been awarded the Diploma of Cosmetic Medicine by NZSCM (New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine) and received the Dr Ralph Saxe Outstanding Trainee Award for her year.

Dr Piper offers a variety of treatments;

  • Botox/Dysport/Xeomin
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermal Needling
  • Mole Removal ( Dr Piper is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor through the Skin Cancer College of Australasia (SCCA).
  • Customised Medical Skincare

Why choose an NZSCM Doctor?

The field of cosmetic medicine is rapidly expanding internationally as the demand for safe, effective and affordable cosmetic procedures increases. In general, techniques are becoming more complex requiring a greater level of skill by the practitioner. Furthermore some of the products available now are not well tested for either safety or effectiveness.

By choosing a cosmetic medicine physician who is a member of NZSCM the consumer can be confident that they are in safe and competent hands. NZSCM only endorses products that have been clinically proven to be safe, effective and fully registered by a regulatory body such as Medsafe, TGA or FDA.

All doctors belonging to NZSCM have achieved a Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine, ensuring they have reached the highest level of competence in this field.This training is the only training offered within New Zealand to doctors within this field of medicine.

It is not possible to just "join" NZSCM. The training is post graduate so a doctor must firstly have fully qualified, be a fellow of the RNZCGP and may then apply to NZSCM to undertake the 2-year Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine. The diploma course involves training workshops, lectures, and written and practical examinations. Once a doctor passes the training programme they become Member of NZSCM - MNZSCM.

A Member is assessed every 3 years to ensure that they are continually practicing within the standards and guidelines of NZSCM and maintain their accreditation. Each year  doctors have to prove that they are involved in continual medical education by submitting a return of their activity in this area of medical practice.

For more information regarding Aesthetica, and to learn more about the services Dr Piper has to offer check out the website Aesthetica

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EASY CLAIMING WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD

Electronic claiming on the spot.

Easy electronic claiming with no claim forms. With Easy-claim your claim for eligible healthcare services can be processed immediately in most circumstances. If your claim is approved, the amount you are entitled to will be paid directly by Southern Cross.

How does it work?

Simply present your Member card at the counter and if your plan covers the treatment or prescription and the treatment or prescription qualifies, Southern Cross will reimburse us directly. Easy! 

For more information about Southern Cross Easy-Claim visit their website. https://my.southerncross.co.nz/society/for-members/claims/easy-claim.aspx

 

 

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FEETNESS PODIATRY AT SUNSET DOCTORS

FEETNESS PODIATRY – WORKING HARD TO GET YOU BACK ON YOUR FEET – PAIN FREE

Feetness Podiatry is a clinic providing you with over 25 years experience specialising in Podiatry services and treatments to help treat your foot care problems. Giving you an immense choice of conventional and alternative treatments individually tailored to your foot symptoms.

We are a husband and wife team providing excellent customer service and care. 

By having an early diagnosis and treatment of your foot condition we will be able to take care of your symptoms sooner. As well as treating any problems with the lower limb we believe in preventative therapy from toddlers to the elderly and getting to the root cause of the problem which is crucial for prevention of future issues. We also provide support, advice and treatment for Diabetic patients where early diagnosis and treatment is paramount.

The services that we provide at Feetness involve the use of Orthotics (foot inserts to align your feet and body), Biomechanics (the analysis of how you walk and run), Acupuncture and Podiatry to name but a few. We also offer natural foot treatments and products to alleviate your pain.

About Ramesh

Ramesh was qualified in 1983 in Manchester and commenced his career by  working in the NHS, specifically working with diabetic patients in hospitals. He also specialised in biomechanics and trained to work in a hospital’s theatres, administering local anaesthetics and assisting surgeons during foot surgery.

In 1984, he became interested in sports medicine after participating as a paramedic team at the London Marathon.

He became interested in complementary medicine in 1986 and undertook further training to gain more knowledge in this field. He attended courses at the Royal Great Ormond Street Homeopathic Hospital in London. He realised that conventional treatments were not always suitable for all patients, for example if Cortisone injections were not suitable then homeopathic could be an option.

Ramesh says…

“It is really good to offer the patients a choice of treatments which can be tailored to their individual needs”

After over 29 years of practising in the NHS, Ramesh wanted to give his patients a better quality of care and more options, so he left the NHS and with the help of his wife Sue (who deals with customer care and communications), he decided to focus on his 3 specialist private clinics in the East Midlands offering treatments from routine podiatry to full Biomechanics assessments andInjection therapy.  Together they focus on providing excellent customer care and are always happy to answer any questions and concerns to reassure there patients.

After over 3 years of successfully running the clinics in the U.K, both Ramesh and Sue have now emigrated to New Zealand to continue with the services they love to provide.

Ramesh says…

“I am always ready to get down on my hands and knees to treat those unhappy feet!”

 

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