a 37 Elizabeth St, Kalamunda 6076 p (08)9293 4455 f (08)9257 1183

a 11 Salix Way, Forrestfield 6058 p (08)9293 4455 f (08)9453 3443

Flu vaccines for all ages now available, please book online via HOTDOC to avoid long waits on the phone.

Please note that due to an EXTREME increase of call demands you will experience long waits when contacting our practices by phone.

Your patience is greatly appreciated whilst our staff do their best to get to your call in a timely manner.

If your call is in relation to either a flu or Covid vaccination booking please book online. Extra sessions have now been opened.

You are able to contact us via email on [email protected] for non-urgent matters.

Click here for Forrestfield HotDoc booking.

Click here for Kalamunda HotDoc booking.

As per the previous ATAGI statement on 2 April, please note that it has been recommended that all community members under 50 receive the Pfizer vaccine rather than the Astra Zeneca, please see following information.

Any patients currently booked in for their first dose of Astra Zeneca will be cancelled and receive an SMS. If you still wish to proceed you will need to book in with your regular GP and discuss the options and risks.

What is this side effect that everyone is talking about associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine?
 
There is evidence of a likely link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and an extremely rare blood clotting syndrome (thrombosis with thrombocytopenia).

The recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is that use of Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer) is preferred over AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in adults under 50 years old who have not already had a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Is the AstraZeneca vaccine safe?

Yes. The individual benefit-to-risk balance of vaccination with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine varies with age. This balance is based on factors including the increased risk of complications from COVID-19 with increasing age and the potential lower risk of this very rare, but serious, adverse event with increasing age. ATAGI has recommended the AstraZeneca vaccine remains safe to be given to people aged 50 years and over.

I have had my first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, what do I do now?

If you have had your first vaccine dose without this side effect or other serious adverse effects, you should receive your second dose as planned.

What if I am worried about side effects?

If you have recently had your first vaccine dose and are experiencing any side effects that you are worried about, I can book an appointment for you to see your doctor.

I’m booked in for my first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, what do I do?

If you are an adult aged under 50 years, you should only receive a first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine where the benefit of receiving the vaccine clearly outweighs the risk in your individual circumstance. You may wish to discuss your individual benefit-to-risk balance with your doctor.

Generally, if you have not already received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, then the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is preferred in adults aged under 50 years.

Information about how to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available on the Department of Health website shortly.

If you would like to talk about this with your doctor, I can make an appointment for you now.

If you are 50 years of age or older, you can still receive your AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 VACCINATION SESSION BOOKINGS NOW OPEN AT BOTH CENTRES

Please book online via HOTDOC or call practice – long delays may be expected on phones due to high volume of incoming calls, your patience is appreciated.  To reduce delays please book online.

All documentation must be lodged with Mead Medical PRIOR to your booked appointment.

Lodge your completed forms by emailing to [email protected] or handing in to reception.

  • Consent form
  • Proof of eligibility of Chronic disease if not a regular patient of Mead Medical

Forms are available on our website or at reception.  Immunisations can not be carried out without completed documentation.

Kalamunda

  • Thursday 1st April: 6pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 10th April: 3pm – 5pm
  • Sunday 11th April: 3pm – 5pm

Forrestfield

  • Saturday 17th April: 1pm -3pm
  • Saturday 24th April: 1pm -3pm

Please refer to HOTDOC for further sessions post these dates.

Mead Medical would like to advise that we have been nominated as a community vaccination practice.

This means that any community members who fall under the Phase 1b as follows will be able to attend our practice for your immunisation program. It will be very important to ensure that you stick with the same practice for both of your immunisations as the second dose will be held in quarantine for you which will be 12 weeks post your first dose. A reminder will be sent for your 2nd jab via SMS.

You will need to check your eligibility for this first phase by clicking on the following link:

https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

  • Elderly adults aged 70 years and over
  • Other health care workers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 55 years
  • Adults with an underlying medical condition, including those with a disability
  • Critical and high-risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing

VACCINES ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE IN PRACTICE. We will notify all current patients via SMS when the vaccine is available as well as on our website and Facebook page for community members.

As a fully accredited General Practice, Mead Medical has been delivering exceptional and quality patient care to the Hills area, a 30-minute drive from the Perth CBD. Their clinical services are provided by a team of 25 independent contracts, all of whom are experienced and some of which specialise in different fields, including but not limited to Aged Care, Palliative care, Skin Care, Women’s Health, Obstetrician & Gynaecology and Anaesthetics. Mead Medical was honoured with the prestigious national award of the RACGP General Practice of the Year 2013/14 (National).

Michelle Johnston, Finance Manager at Mead Medical Group, uses Cubiko every day to help their practice understand their crucial business performance, save time in reporting and provide insights to their doctors.

We used to guess what was going on. Our practice management system reporting was not consolidated. We had to go to so many different places to find the information, which took a lot of time.

~ Michelle Johnston, Finance Manager at Mead Medical

THE OPPORTUNITY

Before using Cubiko, Mead Medical had “lots of spreadsheets”, says Michelle Johnston, the Finance Manager.  After navigating the practice through the Covid period it became very apparent how crucial real time data was for the Executive Team when needing to make quick and decisive business decisions, especially in an environment that was unknown and sometimes changing daily.  The practice had the data but found it difficult to get insights promptly as doctors and staff would move across their practices which made it complex to monitor cost and consolidate data.  It would have been a full-time job to get live data.  They did have insights into their medical practice’s financial and business performance, but because it was time-consuming to gather it was only done as part of the end of month reporting.

COVID-19 impacted the practice significantly as well as multiple Doctors commencing maternity leave, doctors relocating due to the change of DPA boundaries and the passing of one of our Directors, the practice group saw six full-time equivalent contractors leave within a short period of time. Being no longer able to recruit IMGs and being located in outer Metro has resulted In Mead Medical with very few options for recruitment.

Mead Medical wanted a Practice Intelligence Platform that could:

  • Help the practice group attract and retain doctors
  • Save time in reporting across the group
  • Provide financial and business insights into the practices
  • Forecast future billings

THE SOLUTION

Michelle believed “there has to be something out there that automates the data collection and provides insights”. Cubiko provides Mead Medical with dashboards of their consolidated data across their multisite group. Significantly reducing the time required to report on their practice’s business performance and providing forecasting metrics so they can plan for the future.

To read more about our data-driven decisions with Cubiko, click here. 

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr Hla Shwe to the Mead Medical team. 

Dr Shwe grew up in Myanmar, Burma. He completed his Batchelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 2004 in Myanmar, and achieved the (FRACGP) in Australia. He has completed additional studies with a Diploma in Child Health (DCH). Hla enjoys all areas of General Practice. He has a particular interest in Paediatrics, Geriatric medicine, Palliative care, Weight Loss, Family Medicine, Family planning, Women’s Health (Including Implanon insertion), Men’s health, Aboriginal health, Cardiology, Diabetes management, Immunology, Allergies, Asthma, Arthritis, Dermatology, Smoking Cessation, Workers compensation and Ear, Nose & throat (ENT) medicine. Hla is a member of Member of the Royal Australian college of General Practitioners (RACGP). Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, running and playing tennis.

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Sophie Norman has joined the Mead Medical team. 

Sophie studied Medicine at the University of Western Australia graduating in 2016. Since graduating, Sophie has spent time working at a number of hospitals in Perth including Fiona Stanley Hospital, Rockingham Hospital and Perth Childrens Hospital. She has decided to pursue a career in general practice after gaining experience in a broad variety of specialties.

Sophie enjoys caring for people of all ages with interests in women and childrens health and geriatric medicine.

Mead Medical are sad to be saying farewell to some of our wonderful doctors. 

To our outgoing registrars Drs Vitale and Dr Dubrawski, who we hope to see back some time in the future. 

To Dr Danielle Vlahov and Dr Smailes who have both commenced their maternity leave.

To Dr Elaine Lee and Dr Sandy Braiuka who have move to alternate locations.

They will all be missed at Mead Medical. 

 

Our beloved Dr Bill Babe will be laid to rest as per the following notice.

We offer our sincere condolences to Dr Babe’s family, friends and colleagues, his loss will be felt deeply by all.

Mead Medical will at close at 2pm for his service on the 18th November, all patients and staff are invited to attend and celebrate his life.

FUNERAL NOTICE

A funeral service to honour and celebrate the life of the late Most Worshipful Brother, Dr William (Bill) Gordon Babe, Past Grand Master – The Grand Lodge of Western Australia and Hacketts Gully; will be conducted in Stirk Park, Elizabeth Street, Kalamunda, commencing at 2.30pm Wednesday 18.11.2020.

Family request formal dress to be worn please.

It is with a very heavy heart, we report that we lost our beloved Director Dr William Babe overnight.

Bill was part of the heart and soul of Mead Medical and will be deeply missed by all. 

FLU VACCINES FOR ALL AGES NOW AVAILABLE

Flu vaccines for all ages now available, please book online via HOTDOC to

IMPORTANT COVID VACCINATION UPDATE

As per the previous ATAGI statement on 2 April, please note that it has

COVID-19 VACCINATION SESSION BOOKINGS

COVID-19 VACCINATION SESSION BOOKINGS NOW OPEN AT BOTH CENTRES Please

FLU VACCINES FOR ALL AGES NOW AVAILABLE

Flu vaccines for all ages now available, please book online via HOTDOC to avoid long waits on the phone.

Please note that due to an EXTREME increase of call demands you will experience long waits when contacting our practices by phone.

Your patience is greatly appreciated whilst our staff do their best to get to your call in a timely manner.

If your call is in relation to either a flu or Covid vaccination booking please book online. Extra sessions have now been opened.

You are able to contact us via email on [email protected] for non-urgent matters.

Click here for Forrestfield HotDoc booking.

Click here for Kalamunda HotDoc booking.

IMPORTANT COVID VACCINATION UPDATE

As per the previous ATAGI statement on 2 April, please note that it has been recommended that all community members under 50 receive the Pfizer vaccine rather than the Astra Zeneca, please see following information.

Any patients currently booked in for their first dose of Astra Zeneca will be cancelled and receive an SMS. If you still wish to proceed you will need to book in with your regular GP and discuss the options and risks.

What is this side effect that everyone is talking about associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine?
 
There is evidence of a likely link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and an extremely rare blood clotting syndrome (thrombosis with thrombocytopenia).

The recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is that use of Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer) is preferred over AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in adults under 50 years old who have not already had a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Is the AstraZeneca vaccine safe?

Yes. The individual benefit-to-risk balance of vaccination with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine varies with age. This balance is based on factors including the increased risk of complications from COVID-19 with increasing age and the potential lower risk of this very rare, but serious, adverse event with increasing age. ATAGI has recommended the AstraZeneca vaccine remains safe to be given to people aged 50 years and over.

I have had my first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, what do I do now?

If you have had your first vaccine dose without this side effect or other serious adverse effects, you should receive your second dose as planned.

What if I am worried about side effects?

If you have recently had your first vaccine dose and are experiencing any side effects that you are worried about, I can book an appointment for you to see your doctor.

I’m booked in for my first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, what do I do?

If you are an adult aged under 50 years, you should only receive a first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine where the benefit of receiving the vaccine clearly outweighs the risk in your individual circumstance. You may wish to discuss your individual benefit-to-risk balance with your doctor.

Generally, if you have not already received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, then the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is preferred in adults aged under 50 years.

Information about how to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available on the Department of Health website shortly.

If you would like to talk about this with your doctor, I can make an appointment for you now.

If you are 50 years of age or older, you can still receive your AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 VACCINATION SESSION BOOKINGS

COVID-19 VACCINATION SESSION BOOKINGS NOW OPEN AT BOTH CENTRES

Please book online via HOTDOC or call practice – long delays may be expected on phones due to high volume of incoming calls, your patience is appreciated.  To reduce delays please book online.

All documentation must be lodged with Mead Medical PRIOR to your booked appointment.

Lodge your completed forms by emailing to [email protected] or handing in to reception.

  • Consent form
  • Proof of eligibility of Chronic disease if not a regular patient of Mead Medical

Forms are available on our website or at reception.  Immunisations can not be carried out without completed documentation.

Kalamunda

  • Thursday 1st April: 6pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 10th April: 3pm – 5pm
  • Sunday 11th April: 3pm – 5pm

Forrestfield

  • Saturday 17th April: 1pm -3pm
  • Saturday 24th April: 1pm -3pm

Please refer to HOTDOC for further sessions post these dates.

VACCINATION CLINIC – COVID-19

Mead Medical would like to advise that we have been nominated as a community vaccination practice.

This means that any community members who fall under the Phase 1b as follows will be able to attend our practice for your immunisation program. It will be very important to ensure that you stick with the same practice for both of your immunisations as the second dose will be held in quarantine for you which will be 12 weeks post your first dose. A reminder will be sent for your 2nd jab via SMS.

You will need to check your eligibility for this first phase by clicking on the following link:

https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

  • Elderly adults aged 70 years and over
  • Other health care workers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 55 years
  • Adults with an underlying medical condition, including those with a disability
  • Critical and high-risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing

VACCINES ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE IN PRACTICE. We will notify all current patients via SMS when the vaccine is available as well as on our website and Facebook page for community members.

Mead Medical makes data-driven decisions with Cubiko

As a fully accredited General Practice, Mead Medical has been delivering exceptional and quality patient care to the Hills area, a 30-minute drive from the Perth CBD. Their clinical services are provided by a team of 25 independent contracts, all of whom are experienced and some of which specialise in different fields, including but not limited to Aged Care, Palliative care, Skin Care, Women’s Health, Obstetrician & Gynaecology and Anaesthetics. Mead Medical was honoured with the prestigious national award of the RACGP General Practice of the Year 2013/14 (National).

Michelle Johnston, Finance Manager at Mead Medical Group, uses Cubiko every day to help their practice understand their crucial business performance, save time in reporting and provide insights to their doctors.

We used to guess what was going on. Our practice management system reporting was not consolidated. We had to go to so many different places to find the information, which took a lot of time.

~ Michelle Johnston, Finance Manager at Mead Medical

THE OPPORTUNITY

Before using Cubiko, Mead Medical had “lots of spreadsheets”, says Michelle Johnston, the Finance Manager.  After navigating the practice through the Covid period it became very apparent how crucial real time data was for the Executive Team when needing to make quick and decisive business decisions, especially in an environment that was unknown and sometimes changing daily.  The practice had the data but found it difficult to get insights promptly as doctors and staff would move across their practices which made it complex to monitor cost and consolidate data.  It would have been a full-time job to get live data.  They did have insights into their medical practice’s financial and business performance, but because it was time-consuming to gather it was only done as part of the end of month reporting.

COVID-19 impacted the practice significantly as well as multiple Doctors commencing maternity leave, doctors relocating due to the change of DPA boundaries and the passing of one of our Directors, the practice group saw six full-time equivalent contractors leave within a short period of time. Being no longer able to recruit IMGs and being located in outer Metro has resulted In Mead Medical with very few options for recruitment.

Mead Medical wanted a Practice Intelligence Platform that could:

  • Help the practice group attract and retain doctors
  • Save time in reporting across the group
  • Provide financial and business insights into the practices
  • Forecast future billings

THE SOLUTION

Michelle believed “there has to be something out there that automates the data collection and provides insights”. Cubiko provides Mead Medical with dashboards of their consolidated data across their multisite group. Significantly reducing the time required to report on their practice’s business performance and providing forecasting metrics so they can plan for the future.

To read more about our data-driven decisions with Cubiko, click here. 

Welcome Dr Hla Shwe

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr Hla Shwe to the Mead Medical team. 

Dr Shwe grew up in Myanmar, Burma. He completed his Batchelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 2004 in Myanmar, and achieved the (FRACGP) in Australia. He has completed additional studies with a Diploma in Child Health (DCH). Hla enjoys all areas of General Practice. He has a particular interest in Paediatrics, Geriatric medicine, Palliative care, Weight Loss, Family Medicine, Family planning, Women’s Health (Including Implanon insertion), Men’s health, Aboriginal health, Cardiology, Diabetes management, Immunology, Allergies, Asthma, Arthritis, Dermatology, Smoking Cessation, Workers compensation and Ear, Nose & throat (ENT) medicine. Hla is a member of Member of the Royal Australian college of General Practitioners (RACGP). Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, running and playing tennis.

Welcome Dr Sophie Norman

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Sophie Norman has joined the Mead Medical team. 

Sophie studied Medicine at the University of Western Australia graduating in 2016. Since graduating, Sophie has spent time working at a number of hospitals in Perth including Fiona Stanley Hospital, Rockingham Hospital and Perth Childrens Hospital. She has decided to pursue a career in general practice after gaining experience in a broad variety of specialties.

Sophie enjoys caring for people of all ages with interests in women and childrens health and geriatric medicine.

Farewell

Mead Medical are sad to be saying farewell to some of our wonderful doctors. 

To our outgoing registrars Drs Vitale and Dr Dubrawski, who we hope to see back some time in the future. 

To Dr Danielle Vlahov and Dr Smailes who have both commenced their maternity leave.

To Dr Elaine Lee and Dr Sandy Braiuka who have move to alternate locations.

They will all be missed at Mead Medical. 

 

Funeral Notice – Dr Bill Babe

Our beloved Dr Bill Babe will be laid to rest as per the following notice.

We offer our sincere condolences to Dr Babe’s family, friends and colleagues, his loss will be felt deeply by all.

Mead Medical will at close at 2pm for his service on the 18th November, all patients and staff are invited to attend and celebrate his life.

FUNERAL NOTICE

A funeral service to honour and celebrate the life of the late Most Worshipful Brother, Dr William (Bill) Gordon Babe, Past Grand Master – The Grand Lodge of Western Australia and Hacketts Gully; will be conducted in Stirk Park, Elizabeth Street, Kalamunda, commencing at 2.30pm Wednesday 18.11.2020.

Family request formal dress to be worn please.

Sad News

It is with a very heavy heart, we report that we lost our beloved Director Dr William Babe overnight.

Bill was part of the heart and soul of Mead Medical and will be deeply missed by all. 

Latest News

FLU VACCINES FOR ALL AGES NOW AVAILABLE

Flu vaccines for all ages now available, please book online via HOTDOC to avoid long

IMPORTANT COVID VACCINATION UPDATE

As per the previous ATAGI statement on 2 April, please note that it has been recommended

COVID-19 VACCINATION SESSION BOOKINGS

COVID-19 VACCINATION SESSION BOOKINGS NOW OPEN AT BOTH CENTRES Please book online via

VACCINATION CLINIC – COVID-19

Mead Medical would like to advise that we have been nominated as a community vaccination

Mead Medical makes data-driven decisions with Cubiko

As a fully accredited General Practice, Mead Medical has been delivering exceptional and