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Casey Cardinia Business Awards Finalist

Casey Cardinia Business Awards Finalist

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HealthMint Medical Centre in Cranbourne North has been nominated as a finalist for the the 2019 Casey-Cardinia Business Awards!

The awards is an annual partnership between the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire Council to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of businesses and organisations in the local area.

We are in the running for the Health, Education and Well-being award, as well as in the running for the coveted Casey Cardinia Business of the Year Award!

In the four years since opening, HealthMint Medical Centre have been re-imagining the GP clinic and have succeeded in creating a space where our patients feel heard, relaxed, respected, and confident that their health is in good hands.

The famous 5 minute wait time has been splashed across the media this year and it has been a real game changer when it comes to setting the clinic apart. With the aid of state of the art technology to save time, being efficient has allowed for more time available with the clinic’s doctors, nurses, and allied health specialists.

HealthMint believes in delivering a high quality service while keeping prices affordable, and healthcare accessible to all. A proactive and preventative approach of healthcare is constantly at the forefront of the medical centre’s model, and with initiatives like free Health Check Ups for new patients and the availability of health check-lists during appointments, niche services like Iron Infusions, skin checks, and bulk billed Quick Consults, the health and wellbeing of the patients are always the priority.

The winners of the Casey Cardinia Business Awards Finalist will be announced at a Gala Dinner on Friday 18th October at the Cranbourne Racing Centre.

With excitement in the air, several of our team members will be in attendance on the night with fingers and toes crossed!

HealthMint wishes all the finalists good-luck and cannot wait to celebrate with the other local business on the night.

You can see a complete list of the wonderful finalists here:

https://caseycardinia.com.au/business-awards/2019-finalists

 

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Call (03) 5611 3365 to speak to a friendly patient concierge

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Beating Breast Cancer – How to Be Breast Aware

By | Cancer, Chronic Disease, Clinic News, Women's Health

 

 

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among Australian women (and men can also get breast cancer). Early detection ensures the best rate of survival, so it’s important to be aware and check your breasts regularly. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a great reminder to be proactive about your breasts.

Here are four important ways you can stay aware of your breast health.

1. Know your risk factors

Your risk factors determine how likely or unlikely it is that you will get breast cancer, but even people assessed as very low risk can be diagnosed with this cancer. Some factors can’t be changed. Being a woman, getting older, and having relatives with this cancer makes it more likely that you could get breast cancer.

If you have these risk factors, focus on increased awareness and reducing the risks you can control. There are simple steps that even people with a low risk of breast cancer should take. These include limiting alcohol, eating healthy foods and maintaining a healthy body weight through exercise. If it an option for you, breastfeeding for more than 12 months in total has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer. No matter how low your risk, it still pays to check yourself regularly.

2. Have mammograms (where appropriate)

While many people think of mammograms as the best way to detect breast cancer, that isn’t true for everyone. Mammograms are not very effective in women younger than 40, and women who are older than 70 need to discuss their options with their doctor.

Breasts gradually become less dense as women get older, which makes the early signs of breast cancer easier to see. The ideal age group for mammograms is from 50 – 70. In Australia, women aged 40 and older are offered a free mammogram every 2 years. Your doctor can help you decide if mammograms are right for you.

3. Check yourself

The most important thing you can do to catch breast cancer early is to become familiar with the shape and feel of your breasts. There are many techniques available, but as long as you visually and physically inspect your breasts you should be able to notice changes.

Some things you might look out for are lumps or lumpiness (especially only on one side), a change to the nipple including discharge, crusting, redness or if your nipple inverts, skin changes (for example, becoming red or dimpling), a pain that doesn’t go away, or a change to your breasts’ size or shape.

4. Talk to your doctor

Nine out of ten breast changes are normal and not due to breast cancer, but you should check with your doctor to be sure. Remember that early detection has a large impact on survival rates. 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer survive five or more years beyond diagnosis, and the survival rates in Australia are continuing to improve. See your GP if you have any concerns or notice any changes to your breasts, and make sure you and your loved ones stay breast aware.

Click here to make an appointment with a GP to discuss breast cancer or a breast check.

HealthMint Medical Centre’s vision for the future of healthcare

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HealthMint Medical Centre’s Vision for the Future of Healthcare


It has been such a busy 2 months for us, but we are starting to find our feet and would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your ongoing support through this exciting time.

In saying that, our team would like to welcome our readers to HealthMint Medical Centre!

We will be updating this blog as often as we can with important news, health issues, updates around the clinic and anything else we feel should be mentioned. If you have any suggestions, feedback or would like us to include something in particular, please get in contact with us via our Contact Us page or Facebook. We’d love to hear from you.

So what is HealthMint, and what is our vision?
For the past year, Co-Founders Dr Paul Tescher and Chantelle Brott have been working hard to piece together every little aspect of this space to really present you with the complete image of HealthMint, and who we aim to be. We really couldn’t be any prouder of how it has all come together. Our vision for HealthMint is founded on the principle that healthcare can and should be better.

We believe that affordable high quality healthcare should be accessible to everyone. We believe in asking questions, listening to what you have to say and really providing a service to you that everyone should expect and receive when visiting their local GP.

We wanted to create an atmosphere where you feel relaxed upon entering. We all know how run down we can feel from illness, injuries and the stress of every day life. We have used calming, neutral colours, while also adding plants and beautiful art pieces to our architecturally designed centre to really maximise the comfort of your visit.

Our relaxing interior is teamed up with the latest technology to ensure your family’s health and wellbeing is always up to date. We offer online appointment bookings and an iPad check-in bar upon arrival. These work together to make your visit just that little bit easier, and mean you won’t need to wait in a long queue! If you prefer traditional methods, we also have lovely reception staff on hand to assist you with anything you may need.

The iPad check in bar at HealthMint Medical Centre - bringing efficiency to healthcare

Our beautiful check in bar – we have the latest in medical technology allowing you to register your arrival at our clinic, and enter your patient information straight onto our database. Our wonderful receptionists will walk you through how to use it on your first go, and for the tech shy amongst us, we also offer traditional check in and registration methods 🙂

 

All these elements were carefully thought through, to provide you with a comfortable, relaxing and peaceful visit while our doctors focus on empowering you with knowledge of your health issues.

We are so grateful to all the families who have visited us so far, and love hearing feedback of your experience here. If we haven’t met you yet, we are looking forward to seeing you in the near future!

We think you will really enjoy the space and experience we have created for you, and this is only just the beginning.

Check out our mobile app!

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Check out our mobile app!

HealthMint Medical Centre is proud to announce our beautiful new mobile app!

 

With this app you can now book appointments on the go, check yourself in when you arrive, and view all of our information and latest news. We are introducing this feature to provide you with more convenience and make our services more accessible. We hope you love it!

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