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Pfizer Vaccine Information

Pfizer Vaccine Information

As of Wednesday 25 August, every Victorian will be eligible to access a COVID-19 vaccine. The significant change is that all Victorians ages 18 to 59 are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine (those aged 60 and over will continue to receive AstraZeneca).At PHP, we have appointments available now for the Pfizer vaccine. This vaccine is available for 12-59 year...

RU OK Day 2021

RU OK Day 2021

Another twelve months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve come to RU OK Day again. đź’›RU OK Day is an incredibly important initiative, reminding us all to check in and stay connected with our friends, loved ones, and broader community, to find time to authentically ask if they’re okay, and - most importantly - thoughtfully listen to their answer. This year’s campaign...

Hayfever? Allergies? ...or COVID?

Hayfever? Allergies? ...or COVID?

One week into Spring and we're already starting to see glimpses of warmer weather, brighter skies, longer days, and fresh blooms and leaves. Unfortunately, the latter also means we’re beginning to see an increase in pollen and irritants.Many people are regular hayfever, allergy, and asthma sufferers, but unfortunately there is a significant overlap in symptoms between these conditions and COVID-19....

Practical things to support your mental health during lockdown

Practical things to support your mental health during lockdown

As we approach September of 2021 with lockdowns still a very real part of our reality, many of us are struggling with the various impacts of lockdown fatigue. The ABC published an article yesterday that shares practical steps and things you can do to help your mental health during lockdown. It specifically addresses the fight, flight, and freeze stages that we...

EXCITING NEWS FOR PHP

EXCITING NEWS FOR PHP

Next month, Monday 9 August, Premier Health Partners will be opening in a new location. Just down the road from our current location, our new clinic is part of the City of Melbourne’s newest walkway (8 Wominjeka Walk - between Rosslyn and Dudley Streets just south of Spencer Street).We are excited to invite you to our new clinic; a purpose-built medical...

Merry Christmas from the team at PHP

Merry Christmas from the team at PHP

On behalf of the entire team at Premier Health Partners, we wish you and your families a happy, safe, and healthy holiday period. This year, more than ever, we are incredibly grateful for our loyal community and we thank you for your support throughout 2020. We look forward to a fresh start and a new year in 2021.We will still be...

An opinion from the front line

An opinion from the front line

September is that happy time that I get to renew my registration with the authorities. I forward them a princely sum, and they forward me a (digital) certificate to say that I am duly registered and fit to practice medicine…hmmm…some may disagree. Every year there is a questionnaire asking me if I have completed the obligatory continuing professional development (indeed…I have...

Best wishes from the team at PHP

Best wishes from the team at PHP

Stage 4 restrictions, and this year in general, have a different impact on every one of us, and we all need different things to make sure we get through feeling sane and well. We checked in with each member of the PHP team and asked for a little insight into their worlds; some sent through advice, jokes, life updates, or anecdotes. We’ve...

A lockdown-themed rant from Dr Alan

A lockdown-themed rant from Dr Alan

While I can see how easy it would be to resort to self-medication with a fine (or less than fine) red or white, to ease the creeping anxiety we are all experiencing in these extraordinary times, I am pleased to see our intrepid leaders leaping to the fore with a program extolling the virtues of moderation, or even...abstinence! And it...

Laughter really is the best medicine...

Laughter really is the best medicine...

There is no denying that this has been a year filled with challenges, trauma, stress, and uncertainty, and that the omnipresence of social media hasn’t always been the most helpful thing…however, in the spirit of gratitude, we can all be grateful for the many, varied, creative memes and jokes that have come out of the chaos that has been 2020. It’s...