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Free Hearing Test in Merrylands


Free Hearing Test In Merrylands

What is a hearing test?

Hearing tests check a person’s ability to hear the loudness and pitch of sounds. The results are charted on a graph (audiogram) to help pinpoint the severity and causes of hearing problems. Tests include pure tone audiometry, using an audiometer, and speech discrimination tests. It is a quick test that can be easily completed at Woodville Road Medical and Dental Centre in Merrylands.

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How is a hearing test conducted and how is it recorded:

The vibration of air molecules makes up a sound wave. Gentle vibrations make a soft sound, while large vibrations create a loud noise. The loudness of sound is measured in decibels (dB). A sound’s pitch or frequency is its number of vibrations per second. This is measured in hertz (Hz).


Slow vibrations make a low-frequency sound (such as a foghorn), while rapid vibrations make a high-frequency sound (such as a whistle). Hearing tests check a person’s ability to hear sounds of different loudness and pitch. These tests are usually conducted by hearing specialists called audiologists.

Signs you may need a hearing test:

  • Ringing sensation in the ears (tinnitus)
  • People complain that you talk too loudly
  • You often have to ask people to repeat what they say
  • You fint it hard to hear conversations, especially if there is background noise
  • Others complain that you watch television with the volume turned too high
  • General Diagnostics

Types of hearing loss:

Hearing tests can distinguish the type of hearing loss, including:

  • Conductive – a sound blockage in the middle or outer ear (or both), usually caused by middle ear infections or by a wax build-up in the ear canal
  • Sensorineural – the cochlea or cochlear nerve is damaged
  • Mixed – hearing loss is caused by a combination of conductive and sensor neural problems.

Hearing loss can also be described as:

  • Congenital – when the hearing loss occurs before or just after birth. Exposure to certain diseases in utero or soon after birth can harm the hearing mechanism of the baby
  • Acquired – when the loss happens later (for example, due to disease or trauma).

The severity of hearing loss

Hearing loss is measured in decibels (dB). Conversational speech is around 65 dB. The degrees of hearing loss include:

  • Mild (21 – 45 dB) – soft sounds may be difficult to distinguish
  • Moderate (46 – 60 dB) – conversational speech is hard to hear, especially if there is background noise (such as a television or radio)
  • Moderately severe (61 – 75 dB) – it is challenging to hear ordinary speech
  • Severe (76 – 90 dB) – conversational speech cannot be heard
  • Profound (91 dB) – almost all sounds are inaudible. Most people with profound hearing loss benefit from a hearing aid.

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Hearing test in Merrylands for babies and children:

Some babies are at increased risk of hearing problems. Risk factors include premature birth, low birth weight, and jaundice. The type of hearing tests used depends on the age of the child, but can include:

  • Objective tests – such as otoacoustic emission testing, auditory brainstem response testing, electrocochleography, and tympanometry do not require a response from the listener. These tests provide the most accurate indication of hearing ability in most babies aged under six months
  • Behavioral observation audiometry (BOA) – for babies under seven months of age. BOA consists of making noises, such as shaking a rattle nearby and then observing the baby’s response.
  • Visual reinforcement orientation – the baby is taught to move their head towards sound by pairing it with an interesting visual stimulus, such as a puppet. The baby will turn its head at the sound so that it can see the puppet. Their response to different sounds can then be measured. The ears can be tested individually if the baby will tolerate headphones
  • Lay audiometry – older children are taught to respond to sounds by playing a game, such as dropping marble when they hear the sound

How to book a hearing test in Merrylands?

You can book an appointment with our doctors to discuss further regarding the hearing test either online via Hotdoc or you can call the practice on 02 9681 5880 to book a hearing test in Merrylands or if you have any other inquiry.

Anti-Wrinkle Injection In Merrylands

Anti-Wrinkle Injection In Merrylands

What is Anti-Wrinkle Injection?

Anti-Wrinkle Injection are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They’re also used to treat conditions such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder and lazy eye. Anti-Wrinkle Injection remove visible signs of aging, reduces excessive sweating and enables you to look younger.

Anti-Wrinkle Injection are not only a great way to smooth out facial wrinkles, but it is also a simple way to prevent certain types of wrinkles from forming or deepening as well. It can also stop armpit sweating for months.

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How long is the procedure of Anti-Wrinkle Injection in Merrylands?

Anti-Wrinkle Injection do not take long, it is a small procedure that does not require anesthesia. The doctor uses a small needle to inject Anti-Wrinkle Injection into the area which only causes minor discomfort. It does take between one to two weeks to see the full result and it is highly recommended to avoid alcohol for at least one week before the procedure. It is also best to avoid any sort of rubbing in the injected area for 24 hours to prevent the Anti-Wrinkle Injection from spreading to another area. The effect may usually last three months or longer depending on your skin as each person it will be different. In order to maintain the effect, you’ll need regular follow-up injections or otherwise advised by the doctor.

There are possible side effects of Anti-Wrinkle Injection that may include:

  • Pain, swelling or bruising in the injected area
  • Headache and/or flu-like symptoms
  • Crooked smile or drooling
  • Eye dryness or excessive tearing
  • Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows

Anti-Wrinkle Injection must only be used under a doctor’s care. It is crucial that the Anti-Wrinkle Injection are placed precisely in order to avoid any side effects. Anti-Wrinkle Injection can be dangerous if it’s administered incorrectly. A skilled and properly certified doctor can advise you on the procedure and help determine if it best suits your needs and health.

What age should you get Anti-Wrinkle Injection in our Merrylands Clinic?

A facial is a set of skin care treatments for your face with the goal of exfoliating your skin, removing impurities, and dead skin. It improves your skin’s elasticity, tightens facial contours, and softens skin texture as well as it can reduce wrinkles and fine lines on your face.

How long does Anti-Wrinkle Injection last?

In general, Anti-Wrinkle Injection lasts 3-4 months. There will certainly be patients in which it lasts longer, in that 4-6 month range, or shorter, in that 2-month range. It is also common for first-timers to notice that it may not last as long initially but may last longer after the second treatment.

How to book for Anti-Wrinkle Injection in Merrylands?

All you need to do to book an appointment or for any other questions, concerns or enquiries, call us on 02 9681 5880 or you can book online through our website or via HotDoc.

Implanon in Merrylands

Implanon in Merrylands

What is implanon?

A contraceptive implant is an implantable medical device used for the purpose of birth control. It is an extremely effective method of contraception (99.95%).

The implant works by preventing the ovaries from releasing an egg each month. It also thickens the fluid around the cervix (opening to the uterus/womb). This helps to prevent the sperm from entering. Local anesthetic: a medicine used to numb a part of your body for a short while

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How does an implanon work?

An area on the inner arm above the elbow is first numbed with local anesthetic. Then the doctor or nurse puts the implant under the skin. After the implant is inserted, a band aid or dressing is put on which should stay on for 3-5 days. The arm is bandaged to reduce bruising and this should be left on for 24 hours

How long does Implanon take to start working?

It’s immediately effective if inserted during the first 5 days of your menstrual cycle, which starts with the first day of bleeding. The implant is effective after 7 days if it is inserted at any other time in the menstrual cycle. Other contraceptive measures such as condoms should be used for these 7 days. If changing from the Pill or another method of contraception, discuss the best time for insertion with your doctor.

How long does Implanon last?

It is effective as a contraceptive for 3 years. The implant should be taken out and replaced with a new implant every 3 years. It can be removed earlier than 3 years if it is no longer wanted.

What are the benefits of getting an implanon?

  • It is highly effective.
  • It lasts a long time (up to three years).
  • It is reversible and the return to fertility is rapid.
  • It does not need you to remember to take a pill every day.
  • It is a cost-effective method of contraception.
  • It may reduce painful periods, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and acne in some people.

Many people have no other side effects. Some may experience the following problems:

  • Acne may develop, improve or get worse.
  • Weight gain can occur over time and is often thought to be caused by the implant, but has not been directly proven.
  • Headaches, breast pain and mood changes can occur and may go away after the initial few weeks.
  • Bruising and mild soreness at the site of insertion or removal can last up to 2 weeks. A small scar remains..

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Who should not use an implanon?

People who are pregnant, people with breast cancer, people with unexplained vaginal bleeding, people with severe liver disease or using medication that affects the liver, should not use the implant.

How to book implanon appointment in Merrylands?

To book an appointment, you can either book online through HotDoc or you can call 02 9681 5880 to book or if you have any questions.

Reasons to get an Iron Infusion today!

February 8, 2022

Reasons to get an Iron Infusion today!

An iron infusion may be given if a person’s blood counts are so low that taking iron supplements or increasing their daily intake of iron-containing foods would be ineffective or too slow in increasing their iron levels.

Iron is one of the minerals in the human body. It is one of the components of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that helps blood carry oxygen throughout the body.

If you do not have enough iron, your body cannot make hemoglobin, and you may develop anemia. This is known as iron-deficiency anemia, the most common type of anemia.

Factors that can lower your body’s supply of iron include:

  • Blood loss (caused by ulcers, some cancers, and other conditions; and, in women, during monthly periods)
  • diet that doesn’t have enough iron in it
  • Taking medications that interfere with the ability of the body to absorb iron
  • An increase in the body’s need for iron (for instance, in women during pregnancy)

    What are the symptoms of anemia?

    There are several symptoms that may occur in all types of anemia. They are:

    If you are experiencing one of the following symptoms, please see our doctors so we can help you identify and solve the issue.

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How is iron deficiency treated through Iron Infusions?

There are several ways to replace and restore iron stores in the body:

  1. Oral iron in the form of tablets or liquid
  2. Intravenous (IV) infusion.
  3. Intramuscular iron (injection into the muscle). This is painful, causes skin staining, and should be avoided.

The use of oral iron is the most common way of replacing iron and is often suitable and effective.

Oral iron is not a suitable option for everyone. The intravenous method can be considered in certain circumstances such as:

  • Difficulty taking oral iron due to side effects
  • Unable to absorb oral iron
  • Ongoing blood loss exceeding the ability to restore iron levels with oral iron
  • When there is a need to replace iron stores quickly, for example, late in pregnancy or before major surgery to avoid a need for blood transfusions
  • Individuals with chronic kidney disease receiving EPO hormonal treatment

Iron infusion is a treatment where iron is given through a vein and directly enters the bloodstream. It is also called intravenous (IV) iron. A needle or cannula is placed in the arm or the back of the hand, which is then connected to a drip with iron mixed in with a saline solution.

There are different IV iron preparations available; the most commonly used these days is Ferric Carboxymaltose. This is the most recent addition of IV iron, and the main advantage is the significantly shorter duration of infusion of no more than 15 minutes. It is also associated with a lower risk of having an allergic reaction.

Where is an iron infusion administered?

An iron infusion is carried out in a medical facility where trained health professionals can effectively manage side effects if any were to occur during or after the infusion.

No overnight hospitalization stay is necessary with iron infusions. The infusion itself takes around 15 minutes, and after the treatment, there is a period of observation before the patient is discharged.

If you need multiple treatments and there was no reaction during the first infusion, subsequent treatments may be able to be given at your home by a trained nurse, if this service is available.

How do I get started with Iron Infusions at Woodville Rd Medical and Dental?

Step 1: Make a consultation with our GP’s so they can verify that an infusion is necessary. They will require a recent blood test that they can do for you a few days before the Iron Infusion.

Step 2: Make a booking with our Nurse who will do the administration of the Iron infusion.
Note: Iron infusions carry a $200 fee outside the cost of medications (non-rebatable)

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How to prepare for an iron infusion

Your doctor will give you specific instructions for preparing for your first iron infusion treatment. Before getting an Iron infusion you will need to undergo a blood test by the administering GP, so they can review the results and see if it is necessary. Once approved there are a few basic things you can do to prepare on the day of your infusion include:

  • eat your breakfast and lunch, as there is no need to fast for an iron infusion
  • take your regular medications
  • be prepared to have a small IV drip put in your arm or hand
  • know how to call for help during your infusion in case you have an adverse reaction

You may feel nervous about your iron infusion. You can help reduce any anxieties by talking about the procedure with your doctor first. They can recommend ways to help you stay comfortable and relaxed during the procedure.

How long after my iron infusion will I start to feel better?

Your iron levels will be restored directly right after the infusion, however, it can take up to two weeks before you start to notice a difference and feel better

5 Ways Doctors & Weight Loss Medication is used to reduce Fat at our Weight Loss Clinic


November 18, 2021

5 Ways Doctors & Weight Loss Medication is used to reduce Fat at our Weight Loss Clinic

Weight loss can be a difficult process, with so many factors that all need addressing at the same time. It is important to have a proper management plan before starting on this fat loss journey so you don’t stop halfway without reaching your goal. It is also important that the plan you make for your fat loss journey is based on fact, not fiction. There are many myths and stories about what works for fat loss but at the end of the day, science reigns true. At our Fat loss Clinic in Merrylands, you talk to expert doctors who have seen and treated stubborn fat that does not seem to go away. Through a variety of techniques and prescription medication (Weight Loss Medication), our doctors have gotten effective results.

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What is Fat Loss Management and why is prescribed Weight Loss Medication by a doctor important?

Weight loss is a complex issue and each patient is different. Each patient might have different genetics, metabolism, dietary requirements, exercise requirements, medication, and state of health, which makes each Weight Loss Management important. Incorrect management of weight loss can lead to wasted effort and disappointing results. It is important to lay a good management plan for good results.

A good weight loss management plan designed by our doctors at our Weight Loss Clinic takes into consideration all the factors that influence weight gain and weight loss. One of these major players is Weight Loss Medication. Weight loss medication is prescription only and is an adjunct to conventional means of weight loss. Weight loss medication that we prescribe has shown in studies results of a 15% to 18% weight loss in adults who were overweight or obese. This is a massive change and patients definitely see the benefit.

Many weight loss techniques and programs try to avoid the adjunct of weight loss pills and in some cases, it is a warranted reason. Most times that weight loss pills are not recommended, which is when the weight loss pill is over-the-counter supplements and without the direction of a weight loss management plan created by a doctor. Weight loss medication prescribed by a doctor is very different from supplements bought over the counter. Prescribed Weight Loss Medication has been clinically tested and has proven results.

With our expert doctors, we are able to create a safe and simple weight loss management plan that is a solution to a complex and multi-faceted problem. If you would like to get started on a weight loss journey, book a Bulk billed consultation with Dr. Thayaparan in our bulk-billed Weight loss clinic in Merrylands. Dr. Thayaparan is one of our doctors who is a very experienced practitioner in the treatment of weight loss management and prescription weight loss medications. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Thayaparan, please click “Book Now”.

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Why do I need to do a Weight Loss Doctor at a Weight Loss Clinic?

5 Reasons to see a weight loss doctor at our weight loss clinic?

  1. Prescription Weight Loss Medication.
    There are many myths about weight loss supplements, but that is not what we are talking about. We are talking about prescription medication specifically designed to help you lose weight. Getting your hands on these will require a bulk billed health assessment (Nothing out of pocket with a medicare card) and a prescription from our doctors. These prescription weight loss pills have been tested and have shown to give effective results in combination with normal conventional methods. It is important you discuss this properly with your GP to understand how effective the weight loss pills that are prescribed will be and how they play into the weight loss management plan.
  2. Referrals.
    Doctors are able to refer patients to required services such as Physiotherapy, Dietitian, and Exercise Physiologists – which can all be bulk billed (Nothing out of pocket with a medicare card). These services help you to manage and maintain your weight loss management plan. Doctors also have the ability to refer you to more extreme weight loss techniques such as surgery for gastric banding, tummy tucks, liposuction, and bariatric surgery. These services help achieve rapid weight loss and can only be achieved by an experienced GP involved in the weight loss programs.
  3. Testing
    Testing and assessing your health is super important to measure how much progress you have made. A weight scale, although gives some information is a poor indicator of changes in health. It usually does not take into account body composition changes, additional muscle mass, and many other factors that really determine your progress. Not being able to track progress can be problematic as you lose motivation on your weight loss journey even if you might be making progress. Doctors in our weight loss clinic have the ability to blood test for specific markers that are involved in weight loss (lipids, fat molecules, cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and many more). Doctors can also refer you to places for Fat scans (DEXA scans) which enable you to understand body composition if required.
  4. Road Map
    Creating and maintaining a road map for weight loss management is very important for the overall weight loss journey. Not having a weight loss journey usually means that halfway motivation is lost or we end up going down the wrong pathway. Our weight loss doctors are experts in creating weight loss management plans that have pathways that are easy to stick to. They use a combination of medications, surgery, and conventional methods to produce exceptional results. It is important to have this plan so you are confident that you are on the right pathway.
  5. Keep you on track
    Weight loss is like a see-saw, where the net calories in must be lower than the net calories out. This equation is modified by prescription medications and surgery but is important to remember during weight loss.  If you are ever confused and fraught with emotions our non-judgemental doctors are able to motivate and keep you on track.

Do I need to see a doctor for prescription medications at a Weight Loss Clinic?

At Woodville Rd Medical and Dental, our Weight Loss sessions and consultations are bulk billed with our doctors. If you have a Medicare card, there is nothing out of pocket for assessing and helping your mental state. Make an appointment with our Doctors and GP’s if you notice any changes to your weight and health that worry you. Start today and make a change that will lead to better health and lifestyle.

More information can be found at the Department of Health

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5 Reasons to get Mental Health Help

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November 15, 2021

5 Reasons to get Mental Health Help

Mental health is a complex issue and serious issue with a wide range of complications and it is important to seek Mental Health Help when necessary. It’s important to make sure that mental health is treated fast and with the appropriate treatment. Effective treatments can range from basic counselling, psychology sessions/mental health therapy and medications. Dr Jonathan Choi is an excellent doctor who has vast experience in providing mental health help and successfully treating anxiety and depression. Mental health is an ongoing issue, and treatment times vary from patient to patient. It is important to understand that patients seek mental health help early on and prevent the situation from getting worse.

Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression have strong links and can lead to issues that become more adverse and negative in nature when left untreated. Early intervention through mental health therapy sessions is very effective and important in guiding patients in the right way to achieve a happier mental state.

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What is Mental health Therapy and why is it important to be done?

Mental Health Help is a non-judgmental therapy session, where our lovely doctors talk and discuss what you are feeling. They listen to what you are experiencing but also importantly what you would like to be feeling when things are better. With their vast knowledge of mental health, they prescribe and get involved in mental health exercises that help your mind feel more clear and less heavy. Mental health sessions are regular sessions that are bulk billed for your benefit. The doctor will usually define the frequency depending on your needs and also the mental health exercises they prescribe. That being said you are ALWAYS welcome to come in for more sessions if you are not feeling okay. If you would like to book a Bulk Billed consultation for mental health help, click “Book Now”

During Mental Health sessions, the doctors will usually ask questions to determine what your main issue is. Most mental health diseases are linked, and treatment of one usually means treatment of all of them. Our Mental health help sessions diagnose depression, anxiety and stress disorders that impact day to day lives. These disorders can be extreme and can cause a breakdown in the quality of life.

With our expert doctors, we are able to safely diagnose and treat depression, anxiety and stress disorders in our bulk billed skin mental health clinic in Merrylands. Dr Jonathan Choi is one of our doctors who is an excellent listener and a very experienced practitioner in the treatment of mental health. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Jonathan Choi, please click “Book Now”.

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Why do I need to do a Mental Health Therapy?

When should I get Mental Health Help?

  1. If you ever experience thoughts, emotions or behaviours that are out of control, especially when they are affecting your relationships, your work or your sense of well-being. Never feel embarrassed to ask for help at times when you are upset or depressed. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. Everyone needs help at some point, and once you do, things start to get better.
  2. If you ever struggle to deal with life’s painful challenges – such as a major illness, the loss of a loved one, divorce or job problems. These issues may be your own, but could also include those of others you care about. Talking about these issues is normal and you are encouraged to do so. Life is difficult sometimes, but having someone to be a shoulder to rest on, makes it much easier.
  3. If you ever abuse alcohol or drugs which interferes with your health, your emotions, your relationships, your job or your ability to fulfil your daily responsibilities. Escape mechanisms like alcohol abuse or drugs are short term solutions, with long term problems. When you talk to your doctor they will give you options that involve the situation getting better, not worse.
  4. If you are ever confused, fraught with emotions and need the perspectives of a caring yet unbiased person to help sort among difficult choices. This can range from simple basic decisions in life to more complex and emotionally challenging decisions. We are always here to help and advise on what is in your best interest.
  5. If you ever feel that life is no longer worth living, that you are hopeless and have reached the end of the line, and you would rather die than feel the pain of the present. In the midst of such distress, you are not prepared to make life-or-death decisions. Ask for help.
    Many people experience this feeling. It is normal but important to address. We are here to help and talk to you about why and how we can make things better!

Do I need to see a doctor for Mental Health Therapy?

At Woodville Rd Medical and Dental, our Mental Health Help sessions and consultations are bulk billed with our doctors. If you have a Medicare card, there is nothing out of pocket for assessing and helping your mental state. Make an appointment with our Doctors and GP’s if you notice any changes to your mental health that worry you. Early detection and treatment of anxiety and depression do lead to quicker and better results.

More information can be found at MentalHealth.gov 

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Top 3 Reasons to Get a Skin Check Today at a Skin Cancer Clinic!

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November 11, 2021

Top 3 Reasons to Get a Skin Check Today at a Skin Cancer Clinic!

  1. Prevention

    Skin care is all about protection. When you come in for your bulk-billed skin check at our Skin Cancer Clinic, we will introduce proper prevention strategies to reduce your chances of getting skin cancer. Some of these include:
    – Reducing UV exposure (Hats, sunscreen…the basic stuff)
    – Using a reliable sunscreen (SPF 50+)
    – Avoiding tanning beds (Direct UV radiation)
    – Monthly self-checks (Where to check and how)
    – Regular skin checks (Our doctors will do the precise checks)
    At our Bulk Billed Skin cancer clinic, we make sure that we are you understand how and why skin cancer checks are important.

  2. Early Detection in hidden areas

    Early detection is key to minimizing cancers and their impact on a patient’s life. When the cancer is found early, especially when pre-cancerous, the cancer has not moved and is quite small. As a result, the removal is quicker, efficient, and less traumatic. Recovery time is also greatly reduced. On the contrary, when cancer is left long term undetected, this can lead to death or long doses of chemotherapy/radiation therapy which negatively impact the quality of life. During your bulk-billed consultation, the doctor will assess different parts of your body that you may have trouble visualizing or feeling. This allows us to check areas and assess places that have not been seen regularly.

  3. Better Treatment

    When cancers or unusual growths are found early, there is a much higher rate of curability. While melanoma is a much more serious type of skin cancer due to its aggressive growth, this type of cancer can also be cured if found early.

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What is a Skin Check and why is it important to be done at a Skin cancer clinic?

A Skin Check or Skin Exam is where the doctor will look at your skin for any abnormalities. They will identify any pre-cancerous areas or cancerous areas, whilst providing advice on maintaining better skin. The doctor will examine your skin under magnification and will also complete a full exam. Usually, the doctor will find moles, scarring, or other abnormalities and treat them using cryotherapy or surgery. At our skin cancer clinic, we make sure that you are well informed about the quality and nature of any abnormal signs with thorough investigations. Early detection is very important when dealing with pre-cancerous and cancerous cells, where survival rates change dramatically. In our Skin cancer clinic in Merrylands, we not only look at the disease of cancer and pre-cancer but also the cosmetic side when considering removal of any type of cancer. Not only is it important to remove the cancers but it is important that the scar tissue is minimal. Experience is key when proceeding with skin cancer removal and as such, Dr Daniel Isacson is an excellent doctor and was a Swedish plastic surgeon who has much experience in cosmetic reconfiguration. If you would like to book a Bulk Billed consultation for a skin check, click “Book Now”

What can be done in a Skin Check at a Skin cancer clinic?

Our skin cancer clinic will be able to detect and investigate moles, melanoma, carcinoma, skin cancers, cysts, abscesses, acne, scarring, and burns.

With our expert doctors, we are able to safely diagnose and remove melanomas, carcinoma, and skin cancers inside our bulk billed skin cancer clinic in Merrylands. Our surgeon who is also inside our bulk billed skin cancer clinic is able to remove any abscesses and moles that may exist. Both the detection of cancers and removal is bulk billed when done in our skin cancer clinic. Our team is full of experts and can even treat cancers of the face with expert precision. Furthermore or experts are able to repair any surgical work done with flawless repair and minimal scar tissue.

Dr. Daniel Isacson is one of our doctors who was a Swedish Plastic Surgeon who is an expert in skin cancer removal and is an integral part of our skin cancer clinic. He is renowned for removing cancers of the face with minimal scar tissue and excellent result. Dr. Daniel Isacson is also an expert in cosmetics and regularly performs lip fillers, botox, scar removals, cancer removals, mole removal, melanoma removals, and cosmetic re-configurations.

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Why do I need to do a Skin Check at a skin cancer clinic?

Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases that targets patients over the age of 30. The good news is that 99 percent of all cases are curable if they are diagnosed and treated early enough. But in order to stop skin cancer, we have to spot it on time. Early detection saves lives, and skin checks should be done every 3 months, especially if you spend time in the sun.

Do I need Skin cancer surgery?

There are multitudes of ways of treating skin cancers, melanomas and carcinomas. Each treatment is situational based on each individual patient’s circumstances. As such, it is very important to come in for a bulk billed consultation, so that you understand your options in a pressure-free environment. There is nothing out of pocket during the consultation if you have a medicare card, and will allow the doctor to do a thorough skin check. If something is found, the doctor will explain the options and benefits of each procedure or if a procedure is even required.

Do I need to see a doctor for a Skin Check at a Skin cancer clinic?

At Woodville Rd Medical and Dental, our Skin checks and consultations are bulk billed. If you have a Medicare card, there is nothing out of pocket for assessing whether your skin has any cancers, pre-cancerous cells, moles or scarring that may be pathological, cysts or abscesses that need treating, or any other skin condition. Make an appointment with our Doctors and GP’s if you notice any changes to your skin that worry you. Not all skin changes are caused by skin cancer. Your doctor will investigate your skin changes to determine a cause. Its important to have early detection as it give the best chance of nipping the issue in the bud. If you are interested in getting a bulk billed assessment of your moles, growths, or other skin issues, please click “Book Now”

More information can be found at Cancer Council

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Ear Wax removal In Merrylands


April 29, 2021

Ear Wax removal In Merrylands

Are you looking for Ear wax removal in Merrylands as an alternative to traditional Earbuds? If you suffer from the common issue of ear wax buildup then you may need your ear wax removed properly and safely by a medical professional. Fortunately Woodville Road Medical Centre now provides Ear wax removal in our Merrylands Clinic. Our Appointments for this service are currently bulk billed for a short time only to promote good health.

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How Does Ear wax removal work?

Ear wax removal is a quick and easy procedure, and it is suitable and safe for the majority of people. Our Ear wax removal uses tried and tested Ear Irrigation, wherein warm liquids are used to soften and remove ear wax lodged in your ear canals. This process flushes the wax out of the ear and leaves the ear debris free.

Ear Wax Cleaning at our Merrylands Clinic

Here are the primary features and benefits of the Ear wax removal process done by the GPs at Woodville Road Medical Centre:

  • Our ear irrigation service is covered under a Medicare consult, so you won’t incur any additional expenses from the procedure.
  • The procedure may be completed under a microscope to ensure that wax removal is done with safety and precision.
  • The procedure can help to uncover various potential infections or ear problems, which may be lying deeper in the ear
  • We have a specialist team to handle all parts of the procedure, certainly certified to handle the ear wax removal process.
  • We believe in the quality of service delivered with utmost safety. This is to ensure that above all else, you can have a safe and comfortable experience.

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Here at Woodville Rd Medical and Dental centre, we like to make things easy for you!

👉 Book an online appointment with our Doctors.

👉 Turn up at your appointment 15 minutes early to fill a New Patient Form.

👉 Doctors will run through some pre-screening questions before getting started with the wax removal process. If you have any questions or concerns, please let the doctor know inadvance so we can best help you.

Merrylands Bulk Billed Varicose Vein Removal

Varicose vein bulk billed removal
Varicose vein bulk billed removal

April 13, 2021

Merrylands Bulk Billed Varicose Vein Removal

5 Reasons to get Varicose veins removed!

  1. Aesthetics
    Varicose veins can look quite disfiguring, and they only get worse as time goes by. It’s a sad truth, but by leaving varicose veins unattended, the swollen vein gets worse and is harder to repair. Your options for solving varicose veins are sclerotherapy or surgery. Sclerotherapy is relatively non-invasive and can be just as effective compared to surgery in the majority of circumstances. If you are concerned about your varicose veins, read below on our process (bulk billed) on how to get rid of them!
  2. Constant pain, throbbing, and tenderness in the legs
    This needs no explaining. Once it gets to this stage, it is quite debilitating. It takes more energy for your body to circulate the same amount of blood. There is of course the risks of blood clots and these can lead to dire consequences such as strokes and heart attacks. Prevent is better than cure. If you think you have varicose veins, or are concerned about long-standing veins, please make a consult with our surgeon, who will assess and let you know the best course of action. We have bulk-billed these consults for your benefit.
  3. Skin sores and ulcers
    Skin sores and ulcers occur as certain parts of the body take more pressure and have repeated friction. These areas are usually when the varicose veins have started to bulge and they take more pressure than other areas. This ulceration and soreness brings about more swelling and makes the varicose vein bulge more.
  4. Blood clots
    As the vein gets rubbed against, it is quite fragile. Bleeding can occur internally as blood clots and can cause bruising or floating blood clots in the body.
  5. Bleeding from the veins
    As mentioned previously, veins are fragile. Veins are usually wrapped inside the body and well protected. When they come to the surface, any small trauma can cause the vein to pop and this can be quite dangerous. Bleeding out is rare, but it can be quite traumatic to deal with. It is best to dissolve these veins before that cause havoc in your life. If you would like to get more information on varicose vein removal, please discuss with our bulked billed surgeon. The process is listed below.

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What is really going on in a varicose vein?

Come to our Merrylands Clinic for surgical varicose vein removal. Varicose veins are enlarged blood vessels that form beneath the skin surface. The one-way valves in the veins that would normally channel the blood back to the heart do not function properly, causing blood to ‘pool’ in the veins. These veins can become large, painful & unattractive and can cause symptoms such as tired, heavy, aching, burning, itching or cramping legs.

Depending on the severity of your varicose veins they may be suitable for injection therapy. This procedure can be done in my rooms. No preparation is required. We will advise you on your first consultation whether your veins are suitable. If your veins are suitable you will need to purchase a pair of gradient compression stockings before the procedure being carried out. There are several brands available (Venosan, Jobst etc) and most large chemist shops carry a range.

Our varicose vein removals are performed by our talented surgical consultant, Doctor Paramalingam Lingathas.


 Book an appointment with one of our GP’s to obtain a referral. This appointment is Bulk Billed for your convenience

👉 When you’ve obtained your referral, book an appointment with our surgeon, Doctor Paramalingam Lingathas. Dr Lingathas is available 5 days a week. This consultation is also bulk billed.

👉 Come in on Treatment day! The surgeon’s fee is bulk billed.

Please note: Any procedure incurs a $150 facility fee to cover the costs of any medication, sutures, or materials used as medicare does not reimburse our clinic for those items. Doctors and surgeons fees are Bulk billed if Medicare covers those procedures. Ask our surgeon as your FREE consultation about which procedures are covered 🙂

If you do not have medicare the cost is $250 per session (An additional $100 to cover the Surgeons’ Fee that would normally be bulk billed).

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Book an appointment with a GP, and get a referral

Book an appointment with a GP, and get a referral

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A tiny needle is used to inject a sclerosing solution directly into the unwanted vein. The solution acts on the inner lining of the vein, causing it to shrink so that no more blood can flow through the unwanted vein. Within weeks, the unused vein is absorbed by the body & eventually becomes barely noticeable or invisible. Following injection the leg is placed in a gradient compression stocking which helps the lining of the collapsed vein stick together. As these stockings are quite hot to wear most patients have their treatments in the cooler months of the year. Patients are advised to walk following the procedure, which forces the blood to flow through other healthy blood vessels nearby. A vein may need to be injected more than once, depending on its size. In any one treatment session, a number of veins can be injected. Several sessions may be needed for any vein region, depending on the type and number of veins being treated.

Merrylands Ear, Nose, and Throat Expert

January 19, 2021

Merrylands Ear, Nose, and Throat Expert

Do you need to see an experienced ENT doctor in the Merrylands area? The ear, nose and throat are vital parts of the body and chronic conditions affecting their normal functioning can cause significant problems to daily life.

With the rise in ENT disorders, a closer and specialised look at some of the common ENT issues is paramount when treating recurring issues. Allergies and hayfeversinusitisnosebleeds, and snoring, among many others, are prevalent ENT issues. If you suffer from any of these and live in the Merrylands, Guildford or Granville area, book an appointment with your local ENT expert.

Weight loss can be a difficult process, with so many factors that all need addressing at the same time. It is important to have a proper management plan before starting on this fat loss journey so you don’t stop halfway without reaching your goal. It is also important that the plan you make for your fat loss journey is based on fact, not fiction. There are many myths and stories about what works for fat loss but at the end of the day, science reigns true. At our Fat loss Clinic in Merrylands, you talk to expert doctors who have seen and treated stubborn fat that does not seem to go away. Through a variety of techniques and prescription medication (Weight Loss Medication), our doctors have gotten effective results.

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Common Reasons to see your Merrylands ENT Doctor

Allergies and Hayfever:

An allergy is the response of the human immune system to external substances, or allergens. They are contacted by touching, inhaling, eating, or injecting them into our bodies.

While Allergies are of two forms, namely indoor and outdoor allergies, they also occur either around the year or in specific seasons. There are various types of allergies. Grass and weed pollen, pets, dust mites, cockroaches, and mold spores are all common allergy triggers. Hayfever, an allergy triggered majorly by pollen, is found among 10-30% of the world’s population.

Symptoms of Allergies

  • Sneezing
  • A runny or blocked nose
  • Nasal pain
  • Itching of the ear, nose, and throat
  • Postnatal drips
  • Headache

Prevention and Treatment

In general, allergies do not have a cure but could be managed. Further, the best prevention of allergies is avoiding allergens or allergy triggers. Various treatments are available, and seeing a GP or ENT doctor is recommended.


Sinusitis is also a common ENT issue that occurs due to the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. Hence, sinusitis affects effective breathing and also makes the nose stuffy. Most times, sinusitis could either be chronic or acute. While acute sinusitis occurs for a short while (1-4 weeks) and is generally associated with cold, chronic occurs for a longer time, for instance, three months and above. Its causes include allergies, viruses, bacteria, and fungi.


  • Nasal inflammation
  • Postnasal drainage
  • Nasal congestion
  • Insensitivity to smell and taste
  • Fatigue
  • Pains
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Cough amidst many others.

Treatment and Preventive Measures:

Preventive measures include avoiding smoking, managing or avoiding allergens, maintaining proper hygiene, staying in a moist environment, and keeping a distance from individuals with respiratory challenges.

Medications are available, such as nasal irrigation using saline nasal sprays. Resting adequately, inhaling steam and using decongestant tablets are also options, and in extreme cases you may require surgery. See a GP or specialist to recommend the treatment most suitable to your condition.


Approximately 45% of adults snore, and of these, about 25% will do this often. Snoring can become disturbing to partners or other people sleeping close to a snorer. These sounds are the result of a blockage of air passage through the nose or mouth. A sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea is often connected to snoring most times. Apart from blockage of the nose and throat, snoring could also result from the use of drugs and alcohol, sleeping on your back, lack of adequate sleeping time, or being overweight.

Remedies and treatments

  • Have a sleeping schedule and stick to it
  • Always sleep sideways
  • Elevate the head of your bed a bit
  • Open your airways with decongestants(with doctor permission)
  • Change lifestyle
  • Wearing plastic in your mouth to keep your airway open


A nosebleed is the blood loss from tissues found inside the nose. Though the sight of this blood loss might be frightening, however, this is often a minor issue. There are instances where it can be a chronic issue that requires a doctor or ENT specialist. Anterior and posterior nosebleed are the common forms of nosebleed. While the anterior type is common among children and starts from the front of the nose, the other is common among adults and begins deep inside the nose. Its causes range from nose picking, allergic reaction, repeated sneezing, cold air, irritation of chemicals, fixed external item in the nose, cold air, infection in the upper part of the respiratory system, nose injury, and many others.

Prevention and Treatments

  • Avoid nose-picking
  • Blow your nose gently
  • Protect your nose during harmful activities
  • Follow nasal decongestants instructions.