An apple a day keeps the doctor away, otherwise call

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Eating well and keeping fit are certainly ways to maintain good health, but of course there will always be times when you and your family need a trip to the GP. I'm passionate about quality health care, and just this month Zali too went in for her immunisations. 

No-one likes to be there when the GP/Nurse is giving their baby a needle, but like Dr Ross Walker says in this guest post below, immunising our kids is a no-brainer. Luckily is a great way to now find quality health care when you need it. Now don't be concerned if you can't find who or what you are looking for on Sign up as a patient now and let them know which providers you would like to nominate to be available to book online. They need our help to give us this convenience so let's all get behind them.

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    One of the most important preventative health measures you can offer your child is immunisation. Since the introduction of regular immunisations for a variety of childhood diseases, we have seen a marked reduction in all manner of lethal and debilitating diseases.

    Unfortunately there has been a very disturbing trend over the past decade – some fringe groups have been supporting and advocating anti-immunisation, suggesting that immunisations  may cause more harm than good. There is absolutely no basis for this and it is vital that as a parent you maintain your child’s immunisation schedule.

    These days finding a doctor and booking your family’s healthcare appointments couldn’t be easier. With the recent proliferation of mobile healthcare apps aimed at simplifying everyday activities and improving productivity, you can now virtually peer into the appointment book of your local GP, as well as other healthcare providers such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists – you can easily find and book an appointment that best suits you and your family without having to physically call each practice.

    The mobile app can be downloaded for free. There is no cost to the consumer. If users can’t find what they need, they can nominate their preferred practitioner through the app to help get them on board.

    The best thing about the app is that you can use it anywhere, 24/7 – after the kids are asleep or in the middle the night while you’re mentally going through your to-do list. And if you don’t have a smartphone, you can do it online at

    The recent Australian Healthcare Access Study shows that 51 per cent of Australians delay treatment if they can’t get an appointment at a time that suits them. Failing to follow your family’s medical appointments because you can’t get a time that suits you is no longer an acceptable excuse. Although immunisation rates for children are quite high in Australia at 92 per cent, one in 12 Australian babies is not fully immunised – a rate which scientists believe may allow diseases like measles, diphtheria and whooping cough to regain foothold. is an excellent method to book your family’s healthcare appointments so that you can ensure you are following your child’s immunisation schedule and maintaining vital good health which is every child’s birth right.

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    Dr Ross Walker

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