Cold and Flu FAQs

Are you or your child sick with cold and flu symptoms and not sure what to do and when to see the doctor? Our doctors have compiled a list of commonly asked cold and flu questions to help you understand when to see a doctor and when to rest at home. Can I have a […]

Cervical Screening Test (previously called pap smear test)

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and routine cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer. What is cervical screening? Cervical Screening is a simple test that looks for the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) – a common infection that causes most cervical cancers. Almost all cervical cancers are caused by HPV, […]

Are you planning a big trip?

You’ve planned, you’ve saved, you’ve packed. Have you given your health a thought? Many travelers can’t wait for the freedom of the road and to leave their stress or worries behind. However, none of us are getting any younger, so it’s worth putting some thought and preparation into looking after your health before you set […]

Our Fees

At Pear Tree Family Practice we believe quality of care is important.  To address complex or multiple matters you may require a longer appointment.  It is important to the doctors at Pear Tree Family Practice that you have the time to discuss your concerns and health care.  A gap fee facilitates this. As private General […]

Why should we exercise?

Did you know that despite knowing exercise is good for us, half of all Australian adults aren’t moving enough. Exercise should not be about losing weight or getting it over with like a chore. We want to celebrate movement and what our bodies can do! We want to highlight some of the fantastic physical, mental […]

Do you know if you’re at risk of heart disease?

Did you know that there is no one cause for heart disease. However, there are several risk factors that can increase your chance of developing it. The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop heart disease. Preventing heart disease starts with knowing your risk factors and making positive and sustainable […]

Its Flu Season! Do I need a Flu Vaccination?

It’s Flu Season! Influenza, also known as the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by a group of viruses. Influenza infection usually has different symptoms and causes a more severe illness than most other common viral respiratory infections and may be a life-threatening infection in certain people. Don’t confuse the flu with the common cold. […]

Endometriosis

Endometriosis can affect women and girls, transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse people assigned female at birth, regardless of their age, background and lifestyle. Current research suggests that up to 1 in 7 women may have endometriosis. Ok, so what is endometriosis? The condition occurs when the cells similar-to those found in the lining of the uterus […]

Kidney Health

Most people have two kidneys about the size of a fist on either side of your spine under the lower ribs. Did you know your kidneys are just as important as your heart and lungs? So, what do my kidneys do? Kidneys are amazing organs that do many important tasks; Make urine Remove wastes and […]

How can I protect my child from COVID-19

Help you child to get used to wearing a face mask Encourage and practice good hand hygiene As with wearing facemasks, also be a role model and show how you do it correctly and be positive and enthusiastic about it. Children are more likely to have good hand hygiene if they see you leading by […]