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June is the month where our registrars rotate to their new practice. We have sadly farewelled Dr Rose Longhurst and now warmly welcome Dr Ashley (Ash) Ellis. Ash is from the Bay of Plenty and has kindly written me a blurb as means of introduction. Ko Tarawera te Maunga, Ko Tarawera te Awa, Ko Te

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Do you suffer from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease) or are interested in learning more about it? TNMC are holding their first Patient Information Evening on Tuesday 16th May 2017. This will be an informal information evening presented by some of our Doctors and nurses and, hopefully a representative from the community support team. Please

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TNMC newsletter April 2017

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Te Ngae Medical would like to wish all our patients and the local community a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. We will be closed for the statutory days only; 26th and 27th December and 2nd and 3rd of January. For the three days between Christmas and New Year we will have our usual

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tnmc-newsletter-december-2016

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Te Ngae Medical Centre in association with the Mokoia Community Association are accepting non-perisable food items for our foodbank. All items collected at the practice will be distributed to local families who may need a little uplift to get through the coming Christmas and New Year period. We would like to thank you in advance

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tnmc-newsletter-october-2016

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Great to have received the news that we have been chosen in the two catergories that we had entered: Deloittes Service Provider and Trustpower Customer Service. Te Ngae Medical Centre has gone through some big changes over the last few years as we continually endeavour to improve our services, we have a passionate team who are always

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Ministry of Health has today announced that the publicly funded influenza programmehas been extended to the 31st August 2016. The eligability criteria for a free influenza vaccine includes; pregnant women, those aged 65 years and over, those aged under 65 with a specified medical condition and children under 5 years who have been hospitilised for

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Lakes DHB Child Health Services are still seeing too many children admitted with Acute Rheumatic Fever. How do we develop Rheumatic fever? Rheumatic fever can develop after a ‘strep throat’ – a throat infection caused by a Group A Streptococcus (GAS) bacteria. Most strep throats get better and don’t lead to rheumatic fever. However, in

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Last month there was a measles outbreak in the Waikato, with students at both Fairfield College and Morrinsville College reported as having contracted the disease. The outbreak now appears to have spread to the South Island after a teenager, who recently visited Hamilton, also contracted the disease. Measles is highly contagious; however it is also

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The influenza vaccines have arrived, so ring the practice and get in quick before the flu season arrives. We will be offering flu clinics on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons for a limited period.

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Green Prescritpion is written advice from your Doctor or nurse to be ACTIVE. If you are interested in getting a Green Prescription, please make an appointment to see one of the nurses or your Doctor and receive the help to get, and keep motivated. Jane from Sport Bay of Plenty is going to be at the

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 Easier claiming with your Member card means no more filling out claim forms or waiting for refunds – we do it all for you. Talk to our admin staff on your next visit.

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Zika virus is a flavivirus, closely related to dengue. Although outbreaks of Zika virus have previously been reported in tropical Africa and Southeast Asia, there have been more recent cases reported in the Pacific Islands. The mosquitoes that are able to transmit Zika virus are not normally found in New Zealand, so you should only

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 All the staff and Doctors at Te Ngae Medical Centre would like to thank their patients for choosing us to be their medical provider in 2015 and we look forward to looking after your health needs in 2016. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, some quality time with family and friends and all the

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This advice was received by TNMC from the Immunistion Advisory Centre in response to the programme that screened on TV3’s 3D about parents who believe the death or ongoing disabilities of their daughters are due to the Gardasil® vaccine.   We understand that when illness strikes it is important to know what the cause is, and

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Christmas is not long away! We will be closed on the statutory days from the 25th December and reopening on the 29th December. Closed again from the 1st January and reopening on the 5th January. If you require any medical treatment while we are closed, please go to Lakes PrimeCare in Tutanekai Street.

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In September we said farewell to Yvonne Chadwick our Business Manager. Yvonne was a major force behind Te Ngae Medical moving into the new premises, something they wouldn’t have achieved without her. Yvonne and her husband Andrew are eventually relocating to Dunedin where they have family, first stop however is an extended trip through France

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From July 1st 2015, all children under 13 are eligable for zero fees general practice visits at Te ngae Medical Centre.  The ‘zero fees’ scheme is part of the Government 2014 Budget and also includes children under 13 being exempt for the standard $5.00 pharmacy charge for each presecription. What does the Scheme Cover? The

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You may well be seeing some new faces in the nursing staff at Te Ngae Medical Centre. Natalie is leaving us for 12 months to have a baby. To fill the big gap that Natalie will be leaving we have Ann and Achla, two lovely nurses who have both fitted in well with the nurse

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Each year, in June and again in December the GP Registrars rotate. Starting with us in June is Dr Sam Whittaker, originally from Auckland Sam, his wife and young son are enjoying the great lifestyle Rotorua has to offer. Sam has been working as a GP rigistrar at Western Heights Medical Centre since December and

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Great news, the influenxa vaccines have arrived. Starting the week of the 13 April we will have two Flu clinics; Thuesday afternoon 1.00 – 5.15pm and Thursday morning 9.00am – 1.00pm. Please ring the rooms for an appointment.

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There have been recent reports of a threat to contaminate infant and other formula products with 1080 (fluoroacetate).  Ministry of Health have advised that New Zealand infant and other formula products are as safe today as they were before this threat was made. Please check the seals on the formula have not been tampered with,

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Influenza Vaccines are arriving later this year   The influenza vaccine for 2015 Southern Hemisphere influenza season includes two new strains based upon recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the strains most likely to spread and cause illness in people this season. Delivery of the funded influenza vaccines will be later in 2015

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      Te Ngae Medical Centre recently achieved Cornerstone accreditation. Cornerstone is general practice accreditation and celebrates a practice wide commitment to meet standards set by the New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

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  Te Ngae Medical would like to introduce Dr Ron Vail who has joined our team of Doctors.  Ron, (another keen mountain biker) is originally from the USA  and has been working in Rotorua as a GP for the last 7 years, he is a welcome addition bringing a new breadth of experience. Ron’s consulting

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We warmly welcome Dr Rosemary Bond who will be joining us in early December, she will here working as our Registrar in the GP training scheme for 6 months until early June 2015.

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We are very sad to announce that Dr Maryke Griessel is leaving the practice, Maryke and her family are moving away from Rotorua. Doctors and staff at TNMC have thoroughly enjoyed having Maryke as part of our team, she will be missed but we wish her all the best in her new endeavours. We do

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Babies born after 19/3/2014 are elligible for a free rotorvirus vaccine. Please call the nurse line for full information.

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Dr Rosalie Evans has been working at Te Ngae medical Centre for the last 6 months as a GP Registrar. Rosalie is staying on at Te Ngae Medical over the summer as our locum Doctor while our regular GP’s have a summer break.

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Be protected this winter. Get your flu vaccine from Te Ngae Medical Centre. Contact us to make a booking with the nurse.

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