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 Consultations in all aspects of medicine including
Facial Cosmetics, anti-wrinkle, dermal and lip fillers
Family Planning, sexual health, coil and implant insertions
Minor surgery and skin
Book Appointment

Posts tagged “general practitioner”

Life of a Female Tropical Doctor | Whitsundays Rural GP Experience 🌴

In this episode I take you on my journey of working as a GP in rural Australia. For the next two weeks I’ll be working from the tropical paradise of the Whitsundays. I share with you some interesting differences between working in a rural town versus working in a metropolitan city and the type of cases that I’ve been presented with.

WHITSUNDAYS

The 74 Whitsunday Islands lie between the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef, a massive stretch of coral teeming with marine life. Most of the islands are uninhabited. They’re characterised by dense rainforest, hiking trails and white sand beaches. The town of Airlie Beach on the mainland is the region’s central hub.

COMPANION VIDEOS

Listen To Your Heart: https://youtu.be/c96kqgW0aUg

Cervical Screening: https://youtu.be/c26OVcHPr4o

All About Blood Pressure: https://youtu.be/qSyu72UNgYw

Thanks for watching, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora x

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

CREDITS

Wowamusic - blueskypt2

Wowamusic - piratos[beta]

Kalide - Life We Live

Doctor in the Most DANGEROUS Area of London | Peckham GP Experience 🤙

Notorious for its knife crime, gang violence and shootings I put my steel stethoscope on and decided to see what the fuss was all about.

Much to my surprise the patients were all very pleasant and polite and generally consultations were quick and easy.

Some of the most interesting differences I noted between working in London versus Australia was the strong cockney accent and the differing ethnic diversities. It is such an honour to be in a position to be able to reach out to different populations and spread the word of health promotion and disease prevention.

I’m pleased to have worked there, albeit for a short time, and felt no threat to myself. Would I be back? Well only in London would you see a dog strolling in a trolley and have the royal family on your doorstep, so yes, if the opportunity arose I’d definitely make my way back there again.

PECKHAM

Peckham is a district of south London, England, within the London Borough of Southwark. 3.5 miles south-east of Charing Cross. At the 2001 Census the Peckham ward had a population of 14,720

COMPANION VIDEOS

Life As A Rural GP: https://youtu.be/g3zpI-D1k94

Confessions Of A Cosmetic Doctor: https://youtu.be/fz2u-3saAYw

Australian GP Graduation: https://youtu.be/U9d65oHT_VM

Thanks for watching, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

CREDITS

Wowamusic - blueskypt2

beatsbyNeVs - Clear Out

Public Domain - Beautiful Soup

Medical Features of Apple Watch Series 4 | A Doctor’s Perspective

Find out all about the medical features of the Apple Watch Series 4 and how they can help keep you healthy.

COMPANION VIDEOS

Which Stethoscope To Buy: https://youtu.be/MhvwEGBd8Yo

Doctor Plays 2 Point Hospital: https://youtu.be/N1AT7Mfd0x4

WHERE TO BUY

Amazon: http://vtudio.com/a/?a=apple+watch

eBay: http://vtudio.com/a/?e=apple+watch

HEART RATE

On average the heart pumps blood 60-100 times a minute. The Apple watch monitors the heart function and it does this by using a sensor on the back, for this to work accurately, during setup you need to enter in your height, weight, gender and age. It gives you an alert if your heart rate is too high or too low.

Having a high heart rate - over 100 beats a minute can be a sign of an irregular heart rhythm, otherwise known as an arrhythmia, An example of this is Atrial Fibrillation. This is where the heart pumps quickly in a chaotic manor which can then cause small plaques or clots to break off from vessels causing serious medical conditions such as a stroke or other heart conditions. So with this regard the Apple watch certainly is useful, in fact there has been cases reported of people being correctly diagnosed via the watch for Atrial Fibrillation, prompting them to seek medical attention and potentially saving their lives.

But what about a low heart rate? This is a heart rate under 60 beats per minute, this can be normal in some situations, for example an athlete may have a lower resting heart rate. Similarly some medications or illnesses such as an under-active thyroid can also cause a low heart rate. It is important that you discuss your target heart rate with your medical doctor so that you can accurately use your Apple watch.

People who have an abnormally high or low heart rate may also have symptoms, such as fatigue, dizziness, lethargy, shortness or breath or fainting. Again if you do have these symptoms despite having a normal heart rate it is important to discuss this with your medical doctor and remember that the Apple Watch doesn’t check for all types of abnormal heart conditions.

ECG/EKG

You may have seen the ECG/ EKG function (electrocardiogram) on TV shows like Scrubs, House, Casualty or Holby City, where we put stickers onto your chest to have a look at the electrical activity of the heart. It helps us to determine any rhythm defects, whether you’ve had a recent heart attack or any structural problems related to having a murmur.

As doctors, this feature has caused us some concern. We worry that it may cause unnecessary anxiety to patients who are not able to understand their readings. However, anxiety aside, there have been reports where it has already helped save peoples lives, which is amazing.

HEART MURMURS

Unfortunately the Apple watch can’t currently detect heart murmurs so, the best way we can check for a murmur still is by speaking to your doctor for an examination of your heart.

PEDOMETER

We’ve all heard of step counts, step count this, step count that, 10,000 steps. We know that by having an active lifestyle, we’ll be healthier.

However, if you’re doing 10,000 steps a day and you’re eating KFC, Burger King, Bob’s Burgers, you’re probably not on the right track to having a healthy lifestyle.

CALORIE COUNTER

This is quite a nice feature of the Apple watch. It does rely on you having to input the correct data during setup - age, gender, height and weight. It will then calculate the amount of calories that you should be burning per day. It uses your heart rate and step count to let you know if you’re on the right track.

FALLS DETECTION

The Apple Watch has a gyroscope and an accelerator and when a hard fall is detected an alert is sent to your watch. You can then press on the screen to say you’re ok, or if you remain immobile and don’t disable the alert after 60 seconds it will call the emergency services. This is particularly useful for certain groups of people, such as epileptics or the elderly.

BREATHING

You’re probably thinking, Dr Nora, we don’t need an app to tell us to breathe and you’re right, thanks to our amazing human body we are natural breathers. But did you know that at rest you may only use up to roughly 70% of your total lung capacity? So by the app reminding you to take a deep breath you’re opening up lung spaces to deliver more oxygen.

STAND REMINDER

The standing feature reminds us to get up and go for a walk, it is also modifiable for wheelchair users. The idea is to get us moving once an hour for 12 different hours in the day. We know that if we sit for prolonged periods of time we feel sluggish, low energy and it can even lead to blood clots in the legs, so by having this useful reminder it certainly helps our general health.

CONCLUSION

As you can see the Apple watch has a number of medical features, if you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

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Cosmetic Injectables Training | Anatomy, Risks, Techniques and Demonstration

Join me in this refresher course as I walk you through important factors when considering learning anti-wrinkle treatments. Discussing the anatomy of the face, safe injecting techniques, the risks, complications and a demonstration for forehead and frown injections on a real life model.

CHAPTERS

00:22 Introduction

01:52 Frontalis

08:11 Glabellar

12:50 Aftercare

14:39 Treatment Areas

17:25 Before and After

20:12 Forehead Injecting

23:49 Frown Injecting

COMPANION VIDEOS

Recommended Training Course: https://youtu.be/SuTo30fgMbQ

Forehead and Spock Lines: https://youtu.be/uRtManBYm2k

Science Behind Anti-Wrinkle Treatment: https://youtu.be/IP8d3x_rqs8

How Long Do Anti-Wrinkle Last: https://youtu.be/vyOTIaOCCAQ

Thanks for watching and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment in the comments section below or pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora 💉

Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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Which Stethoscope to Buy and Why | A Doctor’s Perspective

They may be a cool fashion statement but stethoscopes have many uses aside from being a physicians right of passage. In today’s episode of Dr Nora, I share with you which stethoscope I used during medical school, GP training and which I use today. I’ll also be going through the pros and cons of the different models as well as sharing with you a few stories from my medical school days.

COMPANION VIDEOS

Learning anti-wrinkle injections: https://youtu.be/UBNzHvO_dFw

Confessions of a Cosmetic Doctor: https://youtu.be/fz2u-3saAYw

Taxes for new GP’s: https://youtu.be/yzBhFEssC6A

Doctor Plays 2 Point Hospital: https://youtu.be/N1AT7Mfd0x4

WHERE TO BUY

Amazon: http://vtudio.com/a/?a=littmann+classic

eBay: http://vtudio.com/a/?e=littmann+classic

Thanks for watching and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment in the comments section below or pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora 💉

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