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2017 in Review & Happy New Year

December 22, 2017

It's been another big year at Globe Medical! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our patients, staff and community partners for their support in 2017, and to wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy 2018.

Here's a look back at what happened this year.

Specialists join the Globe Medical team

Dr James Hunt (Gastroenterologist) joined the team in December 2017 . His clinical interests include oesophageal & motility disorders, coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and returned traveller medicine.

Dr Rebecca Nelson (Paediatrician) joined us in November 2017. Rebecca received her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Physicians (Paediatrics) in 2015 and has an interest in rural medicine and developmental assessments

Dr Jayath Vidanage (General Practitioner) joined us in February 2017. Dr Jay has special interests in the fields of pain management, mental health, rehabilitation, Counselling CBD and addiction medicine. 

Dr Jessica Smith has gained accreditation in Intra Uterine Device (IUD) insertion, along with Dr Jane Allen. Learn more about long acting reversible contraception (LARCs) in Jess' latest blog.

Expanded Allied Health Service - Physio & Podiatry

Physiotherapy and Podiatry are now available at the clinic!

In October we were delighted to welcome Podiatry First Sports & Performance Physiotherapy Adelaide, who are co-locating with us at 21 Hindmarsh Square.

Find out more at:

Corporate & Occupational Medicine Partnership

We developed a strong relationship with Randstad, a leading recruitment agency. We are conducting pre-employment medical examinations for their clients. Looking forward to continuing and growing this relationship and our presence in the corporate / occupational medicine area in 2018

Busy Flu Season

There were more recorded cases of influenza across Australia in 2017 than the previous five years. However, a recent Australian Influenza Surveillance Report suggested the clinical severity of this year's flu as "low to moderate".

Despite reasonable high vaccinations rates, reports suggest the 2017 flu vaccine wasn't as effective as in previous years due to the vaccine being a mismatch to the strains of flu virus circulating.

Regardless of the match between vaccine and virus, the administration of an influenza vaccine to persons at risk is still the most important measure to prevent influenza illness and its severest complications.

Learn more about the 2017 Flu Vaccine and Flu Vaccinations at Globe Medical.

After Hours Service

We have now partnered with Family Home Doctors as our official medical deputising and after hours service provider.

If you have a medical issue that is not an emergency, but cannot wait until we reopen, contact Family Home Doctors on 1300 695 628. They are available from 6pm – 8am Monday to Friday, from 10am Saturday, all day/ night Sunday and all day/ night public holidays.

Throughout the day and inside our own opening hours please book an appointment with Globe Medical.

Travel Medicine

It was another busy year for travel health and vaccinations.

This year we looked after two schools:

  • Emmaus Christian College – for their student school trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.

  • Loretto College – for their student school trip to India.

Facilitated Supermarket Tours & Cooking Lessons

Throughout 2017 our accredited practising Dietitian Joyce Haddad conducted supermarket tours in Rundle Mall and cooking lessons at Globe Medical.

Attending a class enabled participants to create the most nutritious and interesting meals in your home and improve their confidence in making healthier food choices. 

Another full house for Globe Medical's facilitated cooking class

the NEW Travelshop by Globe Medical

theTravel Shop by Globe Medical is now LIVE. Shop online for travel health products including:

  • Tailored First Aid Kits - for all types of adventures

  • Personal Hygiene - for the winding road

  • Mosquito & Insect Protection - for the whole family

  • Cabin Health - to look after you in the air

  • Water Purification - for clean drinking water

All travel health products are approved by our team of Travel Medicine experts.

Shop online for delivery around Australia: travelshop.globemedical.com.au

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Saturday 23rd Dec: Normal trading 8.30am to 1.30pm
Sunday 24th Dec: Normal trading Closed
Monday 25th Dec: Public Holiday Closed
Tuesday 26th Dec: Public Holiday Closed
Wednesday 27th Dec: Normal trading 8am to 6pm
Thursday 28th Dec: Normal trading 8am to 7.30pm
Friday 29th Dec: Normal trading 9am to 5pm
Saturday 30th Dec: Reduced trading 8.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday 31st Dec: Normal trading Closed
Monday 1st Jan: Public Holiday Closed
Tuesday 2nd Jan: Normal trading 8am to 5pm

In the event of a medical emergency, dial triple zero (“000”) for an ambulance, or make your way to the nearest hospital emergency department. For non-urgent medical care that cannot wait until we reopen, call Family Home Doctors on 1300 695 628.

What's Coming Up in 2018?

University of Adelaide O'Week

Adelaide University Union O’Week is the largest tertiary student event in South Australia attracting more than 15,000 students. Look out for the Globe Medical booth on campus from February 19 - 23. There will be live entertainment, food,activities, and celebrations for new and continuing students and staff.

Pyschology at Globe Medical

Gina Huisy – Psychologist, will be returning from maternity leave around March 2018

the Travel Shop, by Globe Medical - Launch of physical store

the Travel Shop, by Globe Medical will be opening up in Twin Plaza (22 Hindmarsh Square), just below the clinic in early January. Come and check out our new range of travel health products and general travel health advice.

Facilitated Supermarket Tours & Cooking Lessons

Watch this space to register for upcoming Supermarket Tours & Cooking Lessons at Globe Medical.