Book Your Appointments Online

Here at Pakenham Family Health we strive to provide our patients with the best possible customer service and we are always looking at ways of improving our care. This is why we have introduced an online booking option, available to all of our existing, as well as new patients.

By simply clicking on ‘Book an Appointment’ button on the top of our web page, you will be able to see up to date appointments availability. You will also be able to choose your preferred doctor. The whole process will take less than a minute and you will need your mobile phone on hand for the confirmation code.

This service will allow our patients to book appointments after hours, when our Continue Reading…

Antibiotics Use and Misuse

With the cold and flu season in full swing it is important to remember that antibiotics are not, unfortunately, the magic cure for all ailments. Antibiotics cannot fight viral infections that cause colds, flu, most sore throats and bronchitis, as well as many sinus and ear infections.

Antibiotics are important drugs, and since their invention they have played a significant role in treating bacterial infections, preventing the spread of disease and minimizing serious complications of disease.

“I try to encourage my patients to use antibiotics sparingly”, says Dr Vera Nikolic, “even though many patients may think antibiotics can help their ailment, often there are no indicators for me to prescribe them.”

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics have contributed to a Continue Reading…

THE FLU SHOTS ARE IN FOR 2015

With the summer behind us and the colder weather starting to bite, it is again that time of the year when flu is rearing its ugly head. We have received our supply of flu shots for 2015, so please ring us to make an appointment with our friendly nurses in order to receive one.

It is recommended that everyone receives the flu shot every year, as the viruses circulating in the community continually change and immunity from the vaccine does not last a long time. It is especially important that people at risk be vaccinated each year.

Commonly referred to as the flu, influenza is caused by a virus and mainly spreads from person to person through the air by … Continue Reading…

Happy Holidays

We are proud to announce that this past year saw our patient base expand to over 17,000. We will continue to offer high level of service, together with expert medical advice to our valued patients and members of our ever expanding, diverse community in the New Year.

In 2014 we had some wonderful new members join our team; Nikolina and Lauren at the reception, while Danielle and Jade joined our nursing team. All of them have settled in nicely and have already become valuable staff members here at Pakenham Family Health.

We would like to thank them, as well as every other team members for all their hard work and dedication to excellence. We are looking forward to working with … Continue Reading…

Happy Holidays!

2013 was yet another extraordinary year at Pakenham Family Health, with our patient base surpassing 13,000 people. Our team now includes 7 Doctors, 3 Nurses, 2 Psychologists, a Dietician and a fantastic administration team, providing our patients with comprehensive care 7 days a week.

We now provide the highest number of available appointments and consultations out of all medical centres in Pakenham and are working hard on increasing our capacity further. 2014 will see an opening of or second medical centre (in Officer) and we look forward to seeing many familiar faces, as well as new ones at our brand new premises.

We would like to thank all of our staff for their hard work and dedication throughout the busy … Continue Reading…

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