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June 12, 2024
June 12, 2024

Recent Studies on Microplastics Reveal Bottled Drinking Water and Cardiovascular Health May be Affected

Recent studies have brought to light disturbing evidence about the pervasive presence of microplastics in our environment and their potential impacts on human health. Two critical findings underscore the gravity of this issue: microplastics in bottled water and their presence in human carotid plaques, which are linked to cardiovascular events.

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May 24, 2024

Healthy Aging Tips for 2024

As we journey through life, our bodies undergo changes, and we may find ourselves facing various health concerns as we grow older. Things like occasional trips and stumbles become more common and we may need more regular visits to the doctor and more medicines to keep our health in check. While aging is inevitable, there are proactive steps, lifestyle adjustments, and healthy habits we can adopt to help slow down the aging process, mitigate the risk of injuries and illnesses, maintain our independence, and ultimately enhance our overall quality of life.

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May 8, 2024

Telehealth for Seniors

Are you senior or elderly or do you look after an aging family member? Would you like to consult with an online doctor via telehealth from the comfort of your own home? Telehealth and online doctor consultations give patients the opportunity to connect with healthcare providers remotely, from the comfort of their own homes or any location across Australia. This benefits individuals of all ages, including seniors and their carers.Seniors and the elderly often face unique challenges when it comes to accessing healthcare.Mobility issues, transportation constraints, and chronic health conditions can make traditional doctor visits difficult. Telehealth offers a solution by providing convenient access to medical care through online video consultations.

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April 26, 2024

Private Medical’s Healthy Lifestyle Consultations

Private Medical’s healthy lifestyle online consultations can help tackle a range of common health conditions and improve your well being and lifestyle. Our experienced online GPs can assist you and your family members with the following healthy lifestyle appointments

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March 27, 2024

Medicated Weight Loss Consultations

We are pleased to introduce a new telehealth service for new and existing Private Medical patients who are seeking medical assistance to achieve lasting weight loss results.The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare revealed in 2020 that 67% of Australians over the age of 18 are either overweight or obese. The latest National Health Survey (NHS) 2022 found that almost two thirds (65.8%) of adults were overweight or obese. Two major contributors to obesity in our modern societies are poor diet/nutrition and reductions or lack of physical activity. However, there are many other complex genetic, physiological, hormonal,developmental, behavioral, economic,and environmental influences on an individual’s body weight.

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March 12, 2024

The Benefits of Getting More Sleep

There are so many benefits to getting more sleep that it is hard to know where to begin! Recently in the Australian news, there have been calls to attention at the level of sleep deprivation present in our society. Australian Sleep Statistics from the Sleep Society reveal that around 40% of Australians are struggling to sleep for 7-9 hours a day, while 59.4% have problematic symptoms at least 3-4 times per week - including trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, waking too early, and not being able to get back to sleep.

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February 28, 2024

Exercise Tips for Busy Lives

Sometimes the week can seem so jam-packed that finding the time to exercise is exhausting. Fitting exercise into a busy schedule is a challenge, but we all know how important daily exercise is to our overall health and well-being. In this article, we look at the fundamentals of daily exercise and present practical suggestions to easily incorporate exercise into your busy life.

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February 26, 2024

Back to School snacks and lunches: 3 ideas for healthy eating

It is that time of year again! As we return to school and work after the summer holiday, the quest for the ideal lunchbox snack returns. Parents and caregivers will be readjusting to the back-to-school routine and may find themselves a little out-of-practice with their daily lunchbox creations. With our modern lives, busy schedules, fussy eating children, and lunchbox limitations, preparing daily lunches is no easy task – it requires us to juggle our time and resources and make good food choices, often balancing between healthy eating, and more convenient and affordable options.

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January 31, 2024
January 29, 2024

6 Practical and accessible ways to nurture your wellbeing this year

The New Year is often a time to reevaluate your overall health and take steps to exercise and eat right. We can reset our routines, find a better balance, and nurture our well-being.

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February 16, 2024
January 10, 2024

Medical Care During the School Holidays: The Role of Online Doctors and After Hours Telehealth

During school holidays, families often find themselves grappling with unexpected medical concerns that can disrupt the seasonal cheer.Fortunately, the availability of online doctors and after hours online doctors are revolutionising the way we address medical issues during these busy holiday periods.In the past, accessing medical care after regular clinic hours or during school holidays posed a significant challenge. However, with the development of telehealth and online doctor services, individuals and families can now connect with healthcare professionals from the comfort of their homes or any Australia-wide location.

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February 16, 2024

Online Doctor Services for Individuals and Families on Holiday

As the summer months and school holidays approach, many of us look forward to a slower pace of life and enjoying the warm weather to relax and unwind. Perhaps we will go on holiday, take a trip to the beach, go camping, or visit friends and family. If you are going on holiday this summer, you maybe looking forward to using less technology and spending more time outdoors. However, it is comforting to know that we can take our devices and the internet just about anywhere we go, and this gives us access to many online services and online resources that we often need while away on holiday.

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February 16, 2024

Need a Doctor While on Holiday? Online Doctor Services for Travelers

Are you traveling around Australia this summer? Or are you a tourist visiting Australia for a holiday? If you need to see a doctor during your trip, have you considered a telehealth doctor appointment? With an online doctor telehealth appointment, you can see a qualified Australian registered online doctor about your non-emergency medical needs. To attend your telehealth doctor appointment while traveling or visiting Australia, you need a smartphone, tablet or computer with a camera and microphone and internet connection.Travellers can consult with their online doctor from any Australia-wide location including the comfort of their hotel room, a remote beach, or a mountainside retreat.

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February 16, 2024

Navigating Telehealth Services: Online Doctor Consultations,Online Prescriptions, Online Medical Certificates, and Online Referrals

In recent years, telehealth has been embraced as a convenient and accessible mode of health care delivery, aligning seamlessly with the demands of our fast-paced and digitally interconnected lives. We can now take advantage of online doctor consultations and services,making it easier than ever to receive online prescriptions, online medical certificates, and online referrals, from the comfort of your own home, or any Australia-wide location.

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February 16, 2024

Telehealth for Wellbeing: Exploring Online Mental Health Consultations and Online Referrals

The internet has revolutionised many aspects of our lives, and health care is no exception. In recent years, there has been a significant shift towards online mental health consultations and online referrals. A mental health telehealth appointment provides a convenient and accessible way for individuals or their family members to seek help for their mental health concerns. In this article, we will explore the world of online mental health consultations, the benefits they offer, and the process of online referrals.

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October 24, 2023
October 24, 2023

Telehealth Essentials for Individuals and Families

Need an online doctor? Do you have children or any dependents? In this article, we explore how online doctor telehealth services work for individuals and families, so you can understand what services are right for you and your situation.

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October 11, 2023

Cultivating Wellness: How Gardening Nurtures Your Body and Soul

In our bustling, technology-driven world, the simple act of tending to a garden can provide a profound respite for our overall health. Gardening, often seen as a leisurely hobby, offers an array of benefits that extend far beyond the beauty of blooming flowers and tasty harvests. In this article, we explore the numerous ways gardening positively impacts your physical and mental well-being.

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September 21, 2023
September 12, 2023

Empowering Your Health: The Rise of After Hour GP Telehealth Services

Thanks to the arrival of telehealth technologies, the concept of visiting an after hours GP after regular office hours has undergone a transformative shift. Individuals and families can now connect with an experienced after hours GP online whenever they need assistance – even during those crucial after-hours moments.

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September 26, 2023
September 26, 2023

How Telehealth is Revolutionising Access to After Hours Doctors

In the fast-paced world we live in, health concerns do not always respect regular office hours. Whether it is a sudden fever, a minor injury, or just a nagging question about your health, the need for medical advice can strike at any time. That is where an after hours appointment and the convenience of telehealth come to the rescue – they are transforming the healthcare landscape by making quality medical care accessible online when you need it the most.

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August 11, 2023

Telehealth For People With Disabilities

Telehealth is the use of telecommunications technology to deliver healthcare services at a distance. Private Medical uses video conferencing technology to connect patients with qualified GPs. Private Medical’s online GP telehealth consultations have many benefits for people with disabilities, or who are managing chronic conditions.

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July 26, 2023

Online Mental Health Support from Private Medical

At Private Medical, we know mental health support can feel overwhelming. Thanks to our telehealth appointments, getting help when you’re feeling down or anxious has never been easier. Over 17% of Australians suffer anxiety disorders, and 14% of Australian children and young people also experience mood-related difficulties, At Private Medical, we know asking for time off can leave you nervous about stigma or negative presumptions. Utilising telehealth services from the comfort of your home can be the best step to begin your wellness journey without worrying about other opinions.

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September 14, 2023

How to Book a Telehealth Appointment: The Full Process

Booking your first telehealth GP appointment can seem daunting, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the process.However, once you’ve experienced its convenience, you'll find yourself questioning how you ever managed without it. Follow our step-by-step guide to secure your appointment slot and revolutionise your healthcare.

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June 23, 2023

From Diagnosis to Follow-Up: Making Online Healthcare Simple

However, once you’ve experienced its convenience, you'll find yourself questioning how you ever managed without it. Follow our step-by-step guide to secure your appointment slot and revolutionise your healthcare.

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June 8, 2023

Finding the Perfect Online Doctor Appointment with Private Medical

Arranging an appointment with a doctor canbe a frustrating and time-consuming process, especially when dealing with pressing health issues. Fortunately, Private Medical offers a smooth online experience that can cut the hassle out of your healthcare.If you need medical advice, a medical certificate, prescription, pathology test or a referral to a specialist consultant,you can use our services to easily access online GPs to meet your needs. This article will walk you through arranging a consultation with an online doctor, so you can book an appointment and commence your tailored healthcare journey.

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May 30, 2023

5 Reasons Why Online Medical Appointments Are Here to Stay

During the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual telehealth appointments became widely used to help patients access healthcare while patients remained socially isolated. Many people were introduced to the convenience and efficiency of telehealth GP services and were in no rush to turn back. Online doctor appointments facilitate a new, accessible form of healthcare that resonates with the modern way of the world. While it can not treat all medical conditions,we predict that online GP services are here to stay - here are five reasons why.

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May 15, 2023

Managing Chronic Illness Appointments with Telehealth

Telehealth is a way to access flexible chronic care appointments from your home, helping alleviate some of the hardships you may face. We can support you with treatment, check-ups, and personalised strategies to minimise the impact that chronic conditions impacton your day-to-day life.Use this article to learn more about telehealth appointments and how they can help manage your chronic illness.

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April 26, 2023

How to Manage Your Health and Wellness with Telehealth

Health and wellness contribute to a high quality of life, but maintaining them can be challenging, especially if you already have a lot on your plate.With our simple and efficient telehealth appointments, you can access medical, health, and wellness care when and whereit suits you best.Whether you’re seeking nutritional adviceor a diagnosis for your symptoms, take control of your welfare with the supportof our General Health and Wellness checkups.

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April 26, 2023

Patient's Guide to Private Medical Telehealth Services

Private Medical is an online, private healthcare provider that uses telehealth services to communicate, diagnose and treat patients across Australia. To get the most out of your telehealth consultation, we recommend all patients read through this guide before makingor joining their appointment. Doing so will mean you get the most out of your consultation.Use this article to guide you through the process, and feel free to refer back to it as and when needed.

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April 8, 2023

How Much Does a GP Telehealth Consult Cost?

In the digital era, telehealth is fast becoming the most convenient way to obtain medical consultations. As a result, more people can access quality healthcare services without physically travelling to a medical facility. In this article, you will find out everything you need to know about the cost of your telehealth consultation with one of our experienced Private Medical general practitioners.

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April 8, 2023

How PrivateMedical.net is Improving Access to Quality Healthcare in Australia

At Private Medical, we are committed to providing quality GP appointments and doctor telehealth consultations from the comfort of your home or any Australia-wide location.

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April 8, 2023

The Benefits Of Telehealth

Telehealth is the place where technology and healthcare meet, and it’s revolutionising how medical consultations take place. Curious to know more about the benefits of telehealth? Here, we will take you through the advantages of telehealth and provide you with more information about us and what we do.

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March 21, 2023
February 16, 2023

It is still possible to speak a GP the same day that you need them

Accessibility is an increasingly common issue for Australian’s when trying to make an appointment to speak with a doctor.

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March 21, 2023
February 10, 2023

Am I eligible for the COVID19 Antiviral medication?

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for antiviral treatments. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild and can be managed at home, however some people who are at higher risk may need specific antiviral treatments prescribed by a healthcare provider.

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March 16, 2023

New Year, New You! How To Improve Your Health & Wellness in 2023

New Year, New You! How We Can Help You Improve Your Health In 2023.

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March 21, 2023

Sun Safety and Routine Skin Checks via Telehealth

Sun Safety and Routine Skin Checks via Telehealth

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March 21, 2023

Telehealth GP Doctor’s Appointments are Easy

Telehealth Online Doctor's Appointments Are Easy

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March 21, 2023

Got COVID while on holiday? An Online Doctor can help

COVID-19 Online Treatment & Advice For Holiday Travellers

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April 19, 2024
November 23, 2022

How An Online Doctor Appointment Works

There is officially a new way to have a consultation with a GP.

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March 16, 2023
November 7, 2022

Have a sick child and don’t know where to turn?

Telehealth could be the answer.

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March 16, 2023
September 14, 2022

Telehealth In Australia And How It May Be A Solution For You

In March 2020, fifty six ‘temporary’ Medicare Benefits Schedule Telehealth item numbers were introduced for Australian general practitioners (GPs) in response to COVID-19.

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March 21, 2023
September 14, 2022

How To Avoid A Long Wait Time In Australia’s EDs & GP Clinics

It has been hard to ignore the recent stories in the media surrounding the long wait times for patients to see doctors in medical clinics and hospitals alike, and the impact that has been made on ambulances being unable to get to patients given the influx of calls to 000. 

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March 16, 2023
September 14, 2022

The Mental Health Crisis in Australia – How Telehealth Can Help

As Australians struggle to afford basic goods and keep up with their bills, new data from Suicide Prevention Australia has found the state of the economy is currently the number one driver of mental health distress throughout the country. 

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