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We’re very excited to introduce our newest team member, Jessica Kostos (aka the Mama Physio), a physiotherapist specialising in pelvic floor health for women. Jess has lived in inner city Melbourne for most of her life and is looking forward to providing the local community with her services.
A bit about Jess
Jess graduated with honours from University of Melbourne in 2012 and has since completed post graduate qualifications in pelvic floor physiotherapy, which is her passion.
She has gained invaluable experience working in both the public and private sectors throughout Australia and the UK, where she was recently working for the Australian […]
Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, has for most of our lives been seen as a temporary inconvenience that comes around every winter. Like an unpopular relative visiting for a brief period, we put up with it, knowing it will eventually leave and things will go back to normal.
Pandemics, though, have a way of altering our perceptions, at least for a certain amount of time. While COVID-19 isn’t the same as seasonal influenza, it’s safe to assume it will have an impact on how we view all highly communicable diseases.
So, what exactly is influenza?
Influenza is a highly contagious virus, […]
It’s now possible for all patients of Yarra Medical with a valid Medicare card to receive bulk-billed telehealth phone consults, thanks to new measures introduced by the Australian Government. It’s another step in the battle with COVID-19 and will help everyone stay at home and keep isolated.
If you are feeling feverish or short of breath, or have a cough or sore throat, we encourage you to book a phone consult with one of our GPs today. The same goes if you have been overseas in the past 14 days, or if you suspect you’ve come into contact with Coronavirus.
Online Ergonomic Assessments via Telehealth, Zoom or Facetime for those Working From Home!
Are you feeling stiff and achy from working at home over the last few weeks? While our resident Osteopath, Ramsay, is still open to treat and help rehabilitate those postural issues, he is also now offering his experience as an Ergonomic Risk Assessor to those working from home.
Get expert advice without leaving your home
There are many ways our lives have been […]
If you’re worried about the amount of hair your losing and want to have a chat about possible hair loss treatment, don’t hesitate to book in online with one of our experienced GPs at our Yarra Medical clinics. You’ll find us at two convenient, inner city Melbourne locations.
Losing hair at any age can be depressing, especially in these times of Tinder, Instagram and any other social media platform that exists only to reflect the most fanciful version of ourselves. The first sign of female or male pattern baldness can be a blow to our self-esteem, and […]
Iron deficiency is a common problem in Australia, and the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. Usually, it’s treated with iron supplements but, occasionally, an iron infusion is called for. Fortunately, iron infusions are available at Yarra Medical in Melbourne, located in Richmond and Abbotsford. They take around an hour, and you’ll be safe to drive home afterwards. You can easily make an online booking for a consultation with one of our experienced GPs.
How It Works
An initial appointment is required with your GP, around 10 to 15 minutes, to assess your suitability for an iron […]
Is that getting bigger?
Was that there before?
We’ve lived with our bodies our entire lives, so you would think we’d be pretty familiar with them. Unfortunately, though, questions like those above are pretty common. The fact is, we just aren’t good at self-diagnosing. And some spots are in a place too difficult for us to get a good look at.
Read on for some interesting advice and facts on skin cancer and skin checks and, please, if you’re concerned about something on your skin, or you simply haven’t had a doctor look you over in a while, book in now with Yarra […]
IUDs, or intrauterine devices, are one of the most reliable methods of contraception available. In fact, they are the most effective reversible contraception on the market. Plus, you don’t have to worry about remembering to take the pill or using a condom.
IUDs aren’t, however, a popular form of contraception. Some doctors are hesitant to discuss them with their patients, especially young women, because they think they will be uninterested or unwilling to give them a go. But they are a convenient, effective form of birth control you should consider.
Here are six things you may not know about IUDs:
There are two […]
Many people find their sexual health an awkward thing to talk about and are hesitant to seek advice from healthcare professionals. This is normal and totally understandable, although it is important to stay informed on sexual health and STIs (sexually transmitted infections) both for your overall wellbeing and that of your sexual partner/s.
At Yarra Medical, we want you to feel relaxed about coming in and having a chat with one of our GPs about any of your concerns at our sexual health clinics, located at Richmond and Abbotsford. All our GPs are properly trained in treating STIs and can offer […]
Osteopathy is now available at Yarra Medical Richmond!
Introducing Yarra Medical Richmond’s resident Osteopath, Dr Ramsay Willmott (Osteo).
After completing 5 years of full-time university study in Osteopathy, Ramsay has been working as an Osteopath in the inner-north since 2011.
His passion for Osteopathy and his community spirit drove him to provide Osteopathy to his local community in Richmond!
Ramsay can often be seen running at Citizen’s Park or along the Yarra Trail, or catching up with friends over a latte at Thousand Blessings.
What do Osteopaths do?
After taking a detailed history of your presenting complaint, Osteopaths generally perform a thorough physical examination including relevant […]
One of the most exhilarating and ground-breaking topics in health right now is gut health, in particular the focus has been on the bacteria that live in our digestive tract, also known as our gut microbiome, which helps us break down the food we eat and absorb its nutrients.