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Christmas and New Year holiday season office open days

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Latest Posts, General

Because of the Christmas and New Year holiday season our office will only be open on Friday 28th December and Monday 31st December. Normal opening days will resume on Wednesday 2nd January. I (Dr Gary Sykes) am working during the entire Christmas and New Year holiday season. I can be contacted directly by current patients […]

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New ultrasound machine

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GE Voluson P8 Ultrasound Machine

On Friday I took ownership of a new GE Voluson P8 ultrasound machine. Besides all the features of my previous GE ultrasound machine there is greater clarity in photos and now I can export to your USB 3D video clips of your baby moving and sound video clips of your baby’s heart beating. Patients will […]

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Choosing public can be very costly

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Latest Posts, Costs: How much will it cost to have a baby?
Choosing to be a Public or Private Patient

It is that time of year when health funds are about to increase their premiums. This year’s increase thankfully is quite modest. It is the least increase in nearly two decades. The average private health insurance premium will increase by 3.95% from 1st April 2018. There is a lot in the media about which health […]

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Choosing your baby’s name

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Choosing a Baby Name

I was chatting with a patient and her husband about whether they had thought of a name for their soon to be born baby. This lead to the husband telling me of a friend who knew of a child with the first name ‘Abcde’. The parents of Abcde obviously thought this was a fun idea […]

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What is an obstetrician’s role during a pregnancy and birth?

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Uncategorized, Latest Posts, Obstetrics
obstetrician

I was recently asked the question: “What is an obstetrician’s role during pregnancy and childbirth?” Before answering that question, I should mention what an obstetrician is. This topic is covered in my website article ‘What is an obstetrician?’ An obstetrician is a specialist medical doctor. An obstetrician is a doctor who has had successfully undertaken, […]

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Checklist for when deciding to have a baby

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Checklist

I am asked from time to time: “How can I prepare to have a baby?” So, I have put this checklist together which covers the points that are relevant before you start trying. Health fund. Make sure you have appropriate health fund cover that covers you for confinement in private hospital. Usually there is a waiting […]

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Why you should not quit your health fund

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Health and Lifestyle Balance

At this time of year, there is a lot of media attention given to private health insurance and premiums going up. While the media ads are trying to encourage you to join /change to a fund the ads and media attention can have the opposite impact and some people will decide to quit having private […]

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Testimonials are not permitted on medical websites

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Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

I wish to thank so many of you who have given me such wonderful feedback about the care I have provided for you and your unborn baby during your pregnancy. It warms my heart and gives me such great joy. I do my very best to provide the best medical care I can possibly give […]

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Experience is so important when there is a ‘struck by a flock of geese’ crisis.

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Latest Posts, Obstetrics
Sully Movie Poster

Last weekend my wife and I saw the movie ‘Sully’. It is a great movie to see. I recommend it. It is based on the true story of Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who on January 15th, 2009 successfully makes an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River after the US Airways commercial passenger plane he […]

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What is an obstetrician?

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Latest Posts, Obstetrics
RANZCOG Logo

I am asked from time to time: What is an obstetrician? What is the difference between an obstetrician and a gynaecologist? What is the difference between an obstetrician and a midwife? What is an obstetrician? An obstetrician is a specialist medical doctor. An obstetrician has had specialist doctor training in the management of women during […]

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