Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

From all the team at Crawford Medical Centre.

Doctors accepting new patients are:

  • Dr Brendon Aish

  • Dr David Roberts

  • Dr Janli Stapelberg

  • Dr Jonathan McPherson

  • Dr Russell Eggleton

  • Dr Sarah Heng

Dr Flora Kwon is our GP Registrar for 6 months until June.

Joining Crawford in February is Dr Nigel Tay.

Scheduled to return from maternity leave in June 2018 – Dr Suyin Kuor.

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EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES BOOK YOUR SKIN CHECK TODAY $50 off voucher

Have you had a skin check?

95% of skin cancers can be successfully treated if detected early. Skin Checks are recommended annually.

Did you know New Zealand has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world?

It is that time of the year again for a skin check and Mole mapping is amongst the world’s most trusted melanoma detection programs.

Long term peace of mind is all about monitoring and there is no better technology than Crawford Skin Clinic’s patented Mole Mapping and Moletrac system. 

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Introducing Focus Hearing at Crawford Specialist Centre

Focus Hearing – We Focus on your hearing

Daniel Kim from Focus Hearing is a full member of New Zealand Audiological Society and has gained experience from working at the New Zealand public hospital system at Greenlane Clinical Centre, Starship Children’s Hospital and Manukau Super Clinic. Daniel has a special interest in Tinnitus and hyperacusis.

Focus hearing offers range of services

  • Full Hearing assessment (Adult & Children) – (30 min)

  • Tinnitus consultation/management

  • Free hearing aid trial (4 weeks)

  • Hearing aid check & clean

  • Custom made plugs & moulds

    • Swim plugs | Musicians plugs | Noise plugs

Free hearing screening is also available, however it is recommended to have the full hearing assessment if you have never had your hearing assessed, or you are experiencing tinnitus and any form of ear related issues requiring further thorough investigation. A referral to ENT can be made when required.

A tinnitus consultation is recommended for people who have never had any assessment or consultation for tinnitus. This consultation involves full hearing assessment and provision of information about tinnitus. This will assist you to gain a better understanding of tinnitus and its management.

Focus Hearing is an independent hearing clinic offering an obligation free hearing aid trial up to 4 -6 weeks. Focus Hearing has access to all types of hearing aid funding – from ACC, Government subsidy, WINZ or War Pension funding. Through this free hearing aid consultation, Focus can provide unbiased information and recommendations.

An appointment can be made by a phone call or email – this does not require a referral from doctors.

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Focus Hearing – 09 533 6463 or Daniel@focushearing.co.nz

TESTS RESULTS PROTOCOL FOR OUR PATIENTS

TESTS RESULTS PROTOCOL FOR OUR PATIENTS

  • You can access your Results via the 24/7 ConnectMed Patient Portal.

  • Blood and all test results are reviewed and interpreted by a doctor. A Comment is written in the results Comment Field.

  • You will be contacted by phone ONLY if the result requires a follow up. Normal results are not routinely communicated to you.

  • You may be asked to:

    • come for a further appointment

    • have further blood tests

    • continue to monitor your own progress

  • If we do not contact you and you want to know the results, please phone the clinic on Ph: 09-5380083 and Press 3 for test results between 10.00 am-2.00pm

  • If you continue to be concerned about your health, or your condition does not improve - you retain the right and responsibility to initiate further contact with the practice.

Festive Season Hours

The Crawford Medical Centre Team
Wish You and Your Family
a Happy & Safe Festive Season


Festive Season Hours:
December 23rd -24th - Closed
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day Closed

December 27th – 29th - Open 8.30am-4pm
December 30th-31st - Closed
New Year’s Day – Closed
January 2nd – Closed

January 3rd – Resume normal Hours

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Introducing the Crawford Skin Clinic

 

Summer is here and the Crawford Specialist Centre offers a range of services for those concerned about a specific mole, or those who want either peace of mind for detection of lesions or access to advanced monitoring services.

Two service options are available:

  1. Full body molemap (Appointment time: 60 minutes)
  2. Skin check (Appointment time: 20 minutes)

 

 

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Full body molemap (Appointment time: 60 minutes)

The full body mole mapping option is recommended for:

  1. those with a personal or family history of skin cancer,

  2. a high mole count number or

  3. other factors identified and referred by their doctor.

The full body molemap is done by our melanographer, Gigi Kwok. A head-to-toe check is completed and significant moles are identified and imaged for specialist diagnosis. This monitoring service helps to identify subtle changes to detect malignancies earlier.

A full body skin check is also recommended, for any patients who are having their skin check first time.

Follow up molemap (Appointment time: 30 minutes)

The follow-up mole mapping option is for those who had been for a molemap at Crawford Specialist Centre and are returning for a follow up visit.

This service offers a review of previously identified lesions as well as a head-to-toe check to identify new moles.

  1. Skin check (Appointment time: 20 minutes)

The skin check option is for those who are wanting peace of mind.

The melanographer will perform a thorough head-to-toe skin check and identify lesions of concern for further treatment/consultation with your own doctor.

Liquid nitrogen clinic (Appointment time: 20 minutes)

The liquid nitrogen clinic is for those who are wanting a session of treatment for multiple lesions on their body with liquid nitrogen. Your lesions will be reviewed by our melanographer and the suitability of liquid nitrogen treatment will be determined.

Are you Travelling?

Our doctors and nurses are constantly amazed at the incredible adventures to exotic places East Aucklanders visit. Some of these destinations are remote destinations all over the world – producing unforgettable tales and awesome photos.

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Part of the preparation for adventures to Asia, Africa, South and Central America as well as some Pacific Island destinations should include good travel health advice. Even if you are travelling within New Zealand – you should prepare.

We also advise joining the ConnectMed Patient Portal so that you can access your patient record anywhere in the world 24 hours a day.

It is very useful to have a sound understanding of the destination, the type of holiday you are planning and your underlying health status. A trip to a hotel in Bangkok is completely different to a prolonged backpacking adventure to rural South East Asia for many weeks and requires different types of preparation.

Vaccinations, malaria risk, altitude issues, gastrointestinal issues and a travel health kit should all be considered and documented at a travel health consultation. Some vaccinations require a course of vaccines so it is wise to allow at least six (6) weeks before departure to check what is recommended.

Traveller’s diarrhoea is the most common complaint for remote travellers. Having a good action plan can make a real difference to your trip. Dengue fever is on the increase in many countries. Applying a good insect repellent is the best way to prevent this. The biggest cause of fatalities amongst travellers is motor vehicle accidents, the risk being reduced by good decision making about seat belts, road crossing and using only authorised public transport.

Do consider a travel health consult before your next adventure - it could make for a safer, healthier trip.

Useful websites for you to check are:

For your long term conditions: https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/

To inform your travel plans the following Free sites:

https://www.cdc.gov/travel

www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

Introducing Gina Liu our new acupuncturist at Crawford Specialist Centre.

Gina is a NZ registered Acupuncturist and an ACC provider. Originally from China, Gina has 17 years experience in acupuncture and herbal medicine - both in China & New Zealand.

Acupuncture is a natural way to reduce pain, to increase blood circulation and balance the human body’s energy. Acupuncture can assist the human body’s self-healing processes. Acupuncture treatment including needling, cupping, moxa and acupressure is available.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may treat a number of medical conditions.

Gina is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese.

Gina Liu Bachelor of Chinese Medicine Master of Chinese Medicine & Philosophy

Gina Liu

Bachelor of Chinese Medicine

Master of Chinese Medicine & Philosophy

Crawford Medical Centre Welcomes Dr Janli Stapelberg

Janli trained at UFS in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Janli came to New Zealand in 1994 and specialised in general practice in 2013. Janli has special interests in skin problems, skin cancers, heart and lung problems, asthma, allergies, ear, nose and throat problems and minor surgery. She is passionate about quality of care and prevention. Janli is fluent in English and Afrikaans.

Prior to 2013 Janli worked in hospitals gaining experience in hospital and urgent medicine, pathology and psychiatry.

Janli is working before Christmas at Crawford Medical Centre and returns on the 17th January 2017.

Dr Janli Stapelberg MBChB. FRNZCGP

Dr Janli Stapelberg

MBChB. FRNZCGP

Crawford Medical Centre Welcomes Dr Sarah Heng

Sarah is a graduate of The University of Auckland Medical School. She has a special interest in Paediatrics and has recently completed her Post-graduate Diploma in Paediatrics with Distinction.

Sarah is Malaysian Chinese and grew up in Auckland. She completed high school at Epsom Girls’ Grammar School. In her spare time, Sarah loves travelling around the world with her husband, trying different restaurants, watching tennis and supporting the All Blacks. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Sarah will be working Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Check on ConnectMed.

 

Dr Sarah Heng MBChB

Dr Sarah Heng

MBChB