5th AVE NEWS – Summer 2018

It’s the end of an era, as Dr John Gemming retires at the end of 2018 after 40 years at Fifth Avenue Family Practice! In this newsletter read all about John’s career and future plans. Also in this edition, find out about how Community Services Card changes may affect you – more patients will qualify for low-cost visits. Take note of our Christmas hours, and find out how one of our patients lost 66+kg!

5th AVE NEWS – Spring 2018

If spring socialising is on your calendar, you might like to read our latest newsletter for tips on moderate drinking, to help you get the new season off to a healthy start. We also announce Dr John Gemming’s retirement after 40 years with the practice, remind you about the chickenpox vaccine and seek your feedback on how we’re doing.

5th AVE NEWS – Winter 2018

In our latest newsletter, we introduce you to our new GP, Alison James. Also in this edition, find out more about EFUDIX, which is an effective treatment for pre-cancerous skin lesions.

We also take a look at 5210, our new initiative aimed at helping parents support their child’s wellbeing, and offer tips on getting the best out of your appointment.

5th AVE NEWS – Autumn 2018

Congratulations to Julia Perry, who has recently qualified at the highest level of the nursing profession, to become a nurse practitioner. Find out more in the latest issue of our newsletter.

Also in this edition, we offer a reminder to book in for your annual ‘flu jab’, and look at why whooping cough is a concern in the community. We also introduce you to our new practice manager, and talk about what to be mindful of when using ‘Dr Google’.

5th AVE NEWS – Summer 2017

The Fifth Avenue Family Practice team wishes you a happy and safe Christmas and holiday season. Check out our newsletter to get tips on how to have a healthier 2018, keep to those New Year’s resolutions, and avoid summer food poisoning. Find out how to donate to our Christmas foodbank appeal, and get the latest info on staff changes and our holiday opening hours.

5th AVE NEWS – Spring 2017

The Fifth Avenue Family Practice team is excited to announce we are now offering the option of phone consultations with our GPs. Find out more in the latest issue of our newsletter.

Also in this edition, we tackle the issues of insomnia, childhood eczema, and arthritis.

5th AVE NEWS – July 2017

Did you know we offer a Weight Management Clinic for patients whose weight is affecting their health or lifestyle? Find out more in the latest issue of our newsletter.

Also in this edition, we take a look at the role of antibiotics, men’s health in the senior years, and immunisation.

We also introduce you to our two new GPs, Dr Anita Page and Dr Cayley Ingham.

5th AVE NEWS – June 2017

Wouldn’t it be great to see your medical results, order your prescriptions and interact with your GP from the comfort of your home? Well, now you can, thanks to the portal Manage My Health. Find out more in our latest newsletter.

We also continue our series on men’s health, looking at why it’s time to get serious in your 40s and 50s. Take note of our tips to stay healthy this winter, and find out more about our no-scalpel vasectomies.

5th AVE NEWS – APRIL 2017

GP John Gemming has been caring for patients at Fifth Avenue Family Practice since 1978. This continuity of care means that some of our patients have had just two GPs in the last 66 years! In our newsletter this month, read John’s story about how GP services have changed for the better over the years.

We also look at our travel health advice services, offer advice on tackling childhood obesity , and look at men’s health in the 30s and 40s.

5th AVE NEWS – MARCH 2017

Nobody likes being laid up in bed feeling miserable, but the reality is that one in four New Zealanders are infected with influenza each year. In our newsletter this month, we bust the myths about the flu vaccination, and outline its benefits.

Dr Diana Ford tells us about her women’s health clinic, we explain the cardiovascular risk assessment system (CVRA), and profile Dr Kiran Singh and Dr Kerry Thomas, who are both taking on new patients.