Health Care

Maori Health

The Maori concept of health is much wider than that of the physical wellbeing; it embraces other dimensions of a person’s existence. The Maori model, Whare Tapa Wha, has an integrated view of health based on four cornerstones, which equally represent the four walls of a house, symbolic of structure and support for Maori health: Te Taha Wairua (The Spiritual Dimension), Te Taha Hinengaro (The Mental Dimension), Te Taha Whanau (The Family Dimension), Te Taha Tinana (The Physical Dimension).

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Diabetes

Living and coping with diabetes can be difficult and it is not always easy to face the daily challenges of having a long term condition. However having diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t lead a full and active life.

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Skin Care/ Moles

Unfortunately, Australia and New Zealand still lead the world in melanoma incidence, and this is one area we don’t want to outdo the Aussies in! We do skin cancer surgery just about every day and have experienced doctors with a high level of expertise in determining which skin spots might be sinister. You don’t need a Mole Map or see a specialist to have these checks and we offer our enrolled patients minor surgery at very economical fees. This may even be covered by your medical insurance.

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Immunisation

Immunisation is a way of preventing infectious diseases. Vaccinations are offered to babies, children and adults to protect against serious and preventable diseases.

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Travel Vaccines

At Family Doctors we have a special interest in travel medicine with just about all the doctors having had some Third World experience. We also subscribe to an international travel health advisory which gives us up to date information about travel risks and diseases.

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the density and quality of bones are reduced, making them weak, brittle and more likely to fracture. There are usually no symptoms of osteoporosis until a bone breaks. Treatment and prevention focuses on lifestyle changes and medications to boost bone density.

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ADHD

At Family Doctors we can give you a sympathetic consultation, lots of helpful advice about how to manage difficult kids, where you can go to get help and good balanced information about medication. You don’t have to do this on your own.

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