Jul 18

Are You Travelling Overseas This Year?

Don’t forget to get your travel vaccinations so that your trip is enjoyable and free of adverse health concerns!  

By getting vaccinated, you are protecting yourself against infectious diseases while you’re traveling. It also helps to ensure that you don’t bring infectious diseases home to your family and friends. 
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list

Did you know that different countries have different vaccination requirements? 

We recommend that you visit your GP to get your vaccination at least 6 to 12 weeks before you leave Australia. You may need several doses of a vaccine to achieve full immunity and your body will also need time to develop full immunity. 

Get medical advice from your GP 

Your personal situation can affect your health risks overseas. You need medical advice tailored to you, even if you’re usually fit and healthy. 
Only your GP can advise what vaccinations and preventative health measures you should take. See your GP to find out what is right for you. 


Introducing our new doctors at Gordon 7 Day Medical Centre  

Dr. Michael Ardern

Michael is a GP registrar in his fourth term of GP training having completed his medical degree at the Australian National University in Canberra. He has worked in Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and Canberra with a prior background of research into malaria at the University of Sydney. 
Professional Interests: He is particularly interested in paediatrics, men’s health and preventative medicine. 
Personal Interests: Michael enjoys jogging, cycling and travelling. 

For bookings with Dr. Ardern click on this Hotdoc link below: 

Dr. Carol Moon

Carol graduated from the University of London in 2008 and completed her GP training in the UK before relocating to Sydney in 2015. She enjoys the diversity that general practice offers and the continuity of care it provides. She is passionate about building strong relationships with her patients and working together to provide individualised care.  
Professional Interests: Carol loves all areas of general practice and has a special interest in women’s health including offering different forms of contraceptive methods. She is able to insert and remove Implanons and IUDs. She also enjoys children’s health, preventative medicine and doing minor procedures. Carol is fluent in Korean.  
Personal Interests: Outside of work, Carol enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young children, eating out, exploring coffee/cafes, travelling and music. 

For bookings with Dr. Moon click on this Hotdoc link below: 

Dr. Ada Ng – Colorectal Surgeon

Dr. Ada Ng studied at the University of New South Wales from 2000 – 2005. She undertook internship and residency at Royal North Shore Hospital. She was then appointed as an Advanced Trainee in General Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. She obtained her FRACS in 2013. She subsequently undertook two years of subspecialty training in Colorectal Surgery with the CSSANZ program. She was appointed as Clinical Fellow at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney in 2014, and at St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne in 2015. 

Dr. Ng specialises in colonoscopy, laparoscopic bowel resection, perianal disease, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders. She also performs general surgical procedures including hernia surgery. 

For bookings with Dr. Ng click on this Hotdoc link below: 

Evan Godbee – Physiotherapist

Evan completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound from the Australian Institute of Healthcare Education. Evan has a clinical focus on musculoskeletal injuries and combines a practical implementation of manual therapy with exercise-based rehabilitation to assist his patients’ injury rehabilitation process. 

Outside of physiotherapy Evan takes part in martial arts training and bodybuilding. 

For bookings with Evan click on this Hotdoc link below: 


References: 
https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/when-to-get-vaccinated/immunisation-for-travel
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/before-you-go/health/vaccinations?#vaccinations
https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ohp-humanbiosecurity
https://healthwaymedical.com/travel-vaccinations-why-is-it-important/
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list

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