Helensvale Medical Centre

The Different Types Of Doctors That You Should Be Visiting Through The Year (Even Without An Emergency!)

There are only two kinds of people – those that enjoy taking care of their health and go for regular checkups to their doctors and those that would rather pretend they are avoiding a problem by not visiting the doctor.

Several medical centres in Hope Island have spoken up about how many of the patients that are confronted with a serious illness could’ve prevented reaching such a stage by getting regular checkups before.

Can Supplements Help in Boosting Your Immune System? Here is All You Need To Know!

With the COVID-19 pandemic taking its toll on millions of people around the world, we are all doing our best to cope with these hard times together, as a global community. It is well known that social distancing and proper hygiene are two of the most crucial measures that can help you to reduce the chances of catching or spreading the virus.

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An Exclusive COVID-19 Checklist For Medical Clinics

Setting up a medical centre in Gold Coast comes with its own set of challenges. Especially considering the current global pandemic that has caused a turmoil in the health sector, it has become even more crucial to pay attention to the finest details of setting up a clinic. COVID-19 has left a lot of people staring at an uncertain future.

What Is The Difference Between A Dietitian & A Nutritionist

What Is The Difference Between A Dietitian & A Nutritionist

If you’re looking for advice regarding your diet, it is quite common to go and consult, either a dietitian or a nutritionist.

The reason to get fit could vary from having a medical condition like obesity, diabetes or joint pain; or it could be simply for wanting a healthier lifestyle.

Even though both dietitians and nutritionists follow different sets of philosophies,

Understanding The Importance Of A Healthcare Hospital: Pros And Cons

Although hospitals are known to be the center of specialist doctors and healthcare services, there’s always constant debate about whether a hospital should focus on primary health care services as well. For example, several medical centers in Hope Island speak about how the introduction of general health care services allowed them to see profitable results concerning both patients and profits for the facility.

Elite Sculpt Now Available

Elite Sculpt Body Contouring is Here

We would like to welcome Elite Sculpt to the Medicross Elite Med Family Medical Centre at Westfield Coomera on the Gold Coast.

Elite Sculpt offers safe and effective body shaping and contouring solutions. Many people struggle to get rid of stubborn body fat and this revolutionary pain-free non-surgical fat reduction treatment is an effective weigh-loss solution.

Dr Luze Jewaskiewitz

Meet Dr Luze Jewaskiewitz

Meet our specialist in Hormone Therapy.

Dr Luze’ Jewaskiewitz

MBChB, BSc.Med.Sc.Honours, FRACGP

Bio-Identical Hormone Treatment and Anti-Ageing Medicine, Cosmetic Medicine, Women’s Health

Dr Luze’ Jewaskiewitz has graduated as a General Practitioner in 1998 in South- Africa and has immigrated to Australia in December 2004.  She has finished a BSc.Med.Sc.Honours degree with the University of Stellenbosch with her focus on reproductive biology. 

How happy is your melon?

The modern mystery of ‘inner peace’ haunts our frenetic world more intensely than ever before. What is it? How do we get it? How much does it cost?
As we battle a constant barrage of emails, texts, phone calls, social media alerts – oh, … …read more

Banana trifle recipe

Serves: 4-8
370 ml skim milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch (cornflour)
Pinch salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg yolk
½ teaspoon natural vanilla essence
Trifle layers
1 banana, thinly … …read more

Dr. Zoe Fletcher (Commonwealth Games 2018)

Medicross would like to congratulate Dr. Zoe Fletcher from Medicross Helensvale. She is appointed as a treating doctor at the Oxenford precinct during the Commonwealth Games. This will involve seeing athletes, officials and members of the public for any type of medical care.

Medicross Medical Award Winners 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Medicross Medical award winners.  From left to right, Melanie Weatherhead (All Round Excellence Award), Robyn Smyth (Rising Star Award), Rosana Davey (Rising Star Award), Alana Hofman (Rising Star Award), Elisha Harris (Outstanding Performance Award), Heather Sloan (Outstanding Performance Award) and Mario du Plessis (Practice Manager of the Year Award).

5 fun and playful workout ideas (that still get results)

Childhood: a time of grazed knees, cheap milk, guilt-free ice cream, and showbags with quality toys. Exercise wasn’t something you did but something that just happened as you went about your day. So if your grownup exercise routine is feeling like a chore you’d rather avoid, it might be time to resurrect some of your favourite childhood activities.

7 Essential Winter Skin Care Tips

The winter chill can wreak havoc on your skin’s moisture levels. But there are things you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling its best throughout the colder months.

1. Keep carrying that water bottle
Your thirst response isn’t as active in winter, so despite the fact that you lose a significant amount of fluid when you breathe cold air,

Easy ways to recharge your morning routine

Being an early riser has been touted as the key to success and productivity for centuries. In the words of Aristotle, “It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” Similarly, Benjamin Franklin said, “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
But have we been overselling the influence of early mornings? 

3 ways to travel through New Zealand

New Zealand is home to spectacular scenery and diverse wildlife, and attracts millions of tourists per year looking to experience its pristine nature.
Here are three of the best ways to experience it all.
1. By road
Self-driving tours of New Zealand are extremely popular. You can drive yourself in a rental …read more

The ultimate cheese tour of New Zealand

Hit the trail and see why New Zealand’s artisan cheese industry is blooming, as a new generation of cheesemakers returns to age-old ways to craft the tastiest cheeses.
Beyond the green pastures, New Zealand’s best little cheesemakers will put temptation in your way as you travel the highways and byways …read more

Living thoughtfully: Matt and Lentil

A practical guide to traditional skills in the modern world lies at the heart of Matt and Lentil’s beautiful first book, Grown and Gathered. An ode to thoughtful living, it captures the joy that comes from the simple things – growing summer tomatoes, trading flowers from the garden, preserving …read more

The playful community

No longer confined to childhood, play-based projects have taken to the streets on a global scale, changing the way communities connect.
In Melbourne’s Federation Square, two adult strangers laugh as they bounce on a giant illuminated see-saw. In Adelaide, a young family explores a local park in a ‘geocaching’ session, …read more

The community garden

Community gardens have long provided this space, but many of them do so much more.
“When you think of a community garden you often imagine vegie plots or food, but there’s much more going on here,” says Secret Garden coordinator Marianne Farrar.
It’s just after 9am, and …read more

parkrun around the world

Do you love traveling but hate missing your regular Saturday morning jog? Are you hesitant to go running on holidays because you’re worried about getting lost? Let parkrun be your travel guide, running buddy and personal trainer all in one.
Originating in the UK over a decade ago, parkrun is …read more

Chilli jam chicken stir fry recipe

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
2 tablespoons AYAM™ Thai Chilli Jam Paste
500 g boneless chicken, cut into strips
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 red capsicum, deseeded and sliced
1 tablespoon AYAM™ Light Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
½ cup roasted cashew nuts
½ cup Thai basil leaves
Steamed rice to …read more

Malaysian beef rendang curry recipe

Serves: 6
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hr 10 minutes
1 jar AYAM Malaysian Rendang Curry Paste 185 g
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
270 ml can AYAM Coconut Milk
700 g rump steak, diced into 2 cm pieces
Toasted shredded coconuts, to garnish
Steamed rice to serve
1. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat.
2. …read more