Welcome Mary-Anne Chamoun from Prosper Nutrition

Welcome Mary-Anne Chamoun from Prosper Nutrition

Please welcome our wonderful dietitian and nutritionist Mary-Anne Chamoun to Team Rosedale.

Mary-Anne will be joining our practice on Friday 6th August 2021, and will see patients on alternate Fridays.

Mary-Anne graduated from the University of Sydney in 2007. She has a particular interest in managing diabetes, heart disease, malnutrition and conditions of the gastrointestinal system. Mary-Anne is also trained in the use of a low FODMAP diet for IBS by Monash University.

She also consults at Norwest Private Hospital in the area of weight loss surgery and understands the frustrations of weight gain experienced by individuals with insulin resistance and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Being a mother of three young children, she acknowledges the demands of family life and how this can impact on food choices. Her approach is to implement simple and practical advice to create healthier habits that will last a lifetime.

Mary-Anne will be accepting bookings via HotDoc shortly, watch this space.

Best wishes,

Team Rosedale

#dietitian #nutritionist #teamrosedale #yourbesthealthstartshere #careoutsidethebox

Healthy Ageing at Rosedale Medical Practice

Healthy Ageing at Rosedale Medical Practice

We had the pleasure of welcoming Primary Care Nurse Consultant Jane Bollen and GP Dr Chris Bollen to teach at our practice yesterday.

Jane and Dr Chris have a special interest in the care of older people, and taught us about healthy ageing, with a specific focus on identifying, preventing and managing frailty in our day to day practice.

Jane previously worked at Allenby Gardens Family Practice in Adelaide running a nurse led (team-based care) “Healthy Ageing Clinic”.

We learnt many valuable lessons that will form part of our quality improvement initiatives as a practice, and that will help us in achieving our objective of “keeping older Australians independent and safe in their own homes”.

#collaboration #teambasedcare #careoutsidethebox #templateofthefuture #pcmh #transforminghealthcare

Doctor’s Wellness – A Litte Kindness for Care Givers

Doctor’s Wellness – A Litte Kindness for Care Givers

Doctor’s wellness contributes to patient wellness.

I recently posted this on LinkedIn and it sparked many interesting conversations, unearthing a topic that many health professionals consider taboo.

Health professionals truly, deeply care about their patients. I have had the good fortune of many of my patients asking about my well being, my family, whether I’ve eaten enough, slept enough.

My patients really care about me and I feel very privileged that they do. But not every day is easy, and it can be easy to feel quite overwhelmed. I am sharing this as I feel it is a message that really needs to get out there.

I’d also love for you to click through to the LinkedIn link. The comments from my community of friends and colleagues on LinkedIn are a must read.

I also really hope you will share your thoughts – they are an important part of the conversation.

Let’s not forget the care giver

This may be a one off visit for you,

But it’s every day of my life for me.

The look on your face and the tone of your voice can change my entire view of the world.

Remember, I too have feelings and need affection.

I am here because I want to help you, help me stay confident.

I may look like I’m tired, but I value this conversation.

I’m used to being undervalued, underpaid and under appreciated. Keep that in mind.

My family want me to come home. Nothing personal.

I may not speak your language, but I care enough to listen.

I am here every single day, your kindness helps me to enjoy what I do.

Your health professionals need your affection.

In our efforts to provide patient-centred care, let’s not forget the care givers.

#itgoesbothways #helpuslovewhatwedo #doctorswellness #wetryourbest #joyinwork

Crediting Dr Samuel Ibrahim for originally sharing the photo below, thank you!!

Click here to view LinkedIn post.

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