12 February 2018

New Bulk Billing Doctors and Extended Opening Hours!

  We welcome new Doctors to the team of Castle Medical Centre who will continue to provide regular bulk billed GP services. We have famale and Male Doctors available for appointments and walk-ins.     Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm for appointments Open after 6pm for walk ins on demand   Book  your bulk billed Doctors appointment below       Welcome Dr Kanav Malhotra     Dr Kanav Malhotra studied at the University of New South Wales and completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Doctorate of Medicine in 2014.   He has spent his junior years training in various departments...

10 February 2018

Importance of Regular Aged Care GP Assessments

  Your health should always be one of your top priorities. You can enjoy a longer and happier life if you establish good health habits in your younger years.   Reaching the point where your health is considered ‘aged care’ requires taking your health care one step further. It’s at this age where many people become more prone to illnesses and the lifestyle diseases which includes atherosclerosis, different heart diseases, stroke, obesity, diabetes and any diseases associated with smoking and alcohol use. Whilst evidence of these things may have lay dormant for some years, they might start impacting on your...

29 January 2018

Travel Vaccination and Injections: Are They Really Important?

  If you are planning a trip abroad, one thing that you shouldn’t miss is getting the travel vaccinations to ensure a fun and enjoyable holiday, especially if you’re travelling with kids. After all, it’s not every day that you get to visit different countries and take a break from the busy life that you have back home.   Though it’s uncommon to get sick while you’re in a foreign land, it is still important to get yourself protected against infectious diseases that you may be at risk of getting when traveling abroad.   There are many countries that require...

12 January 2018

Dr Tjondro now at Castle Medical Centre

  We wish to welcome our new Doctor to Castle Medical Centre, Dr Johanes Tjondro. Dr Tjondro will be temporarily taking over from Dr Mohamed El-Masry, who unexpectedly ceased his practice at Castle Medical Centre at the end of last year for health reasons.   Dr Tjondro has been providing high level medical care for over 30 years. He has extensive experience as a GP, as well as providing Emergency medicine at various hospitals, across many departments including ICU, Anaesthetics, Paediatrics and general medicine and surgery.   Dr Tjondro is available for appointments and walk ins and will continue to...

18 December 2017


  Unfortunately for health reasons, Dr Mohamed El Masry has ceased his practice at CMC with immediate effect and will not be returning to Castle Medical Centre in the New Year. We wish to thank him for the excellent patient care he has provided during his time at Castle Medical Centre and for setting such a high standard of service.  We aim to continue to offer this level of service to our patients moving forward.     Christmas and New Year’s Opening Hours:   Castle Medical Centre will be CLOSED for GP services from today and for the duration of...

15 November 2017
dietitian nutritions

What is a Dietitian and why do we need them?

  What is a Dietitian? Dietitians are expert in human nutrition. They are licensed to diagnose and treat nutritional disorders. There are registered dietitians (RD) who have fulfilled the academic and professional requirements of dietetics and have undergone internship at a healthcare centre, just as training to be a medical doctor. In Australia, Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APD) gain their qualifications by taking university courses which are accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). At Castle Medical Centre, brilliant dietitians work in collaboration with other members of a medical team to diagnose and treat nutritional disorders in patients suffering from...

13 October 2017
immunisation for children castle medical

Immunisation for Children

  Immunisations are health initiatives which involve developing the body’s immunity to prevent certain diseases.  Immunisation for children are considered a vital part of well-baby healthcare visits in Australia as it serves to prevent serious, sometimes, fatal illnesses such as meningitis, polio, tetanus, measles, influenza, and diphtheria which resulted in a high rate of child death in the past.       How do Immunisations work?   Immunisations are simply vaccines made from the inactivated or killed version of the virus or bacteria causing a specific disease to be prevented. In providing immunisation for children, these vaccines are introduced into...

28 July 2017
stir fry

Healthy Recipe Ideas!

Dietitians Choice Chilli, soy and sesame beef stir fry   Ingredients   500g lean beef, sliced in thin strips 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 zucchini 1 red capsicum 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 1 bunch pak choy 1 large brown onion, sliced thinly Marinade 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 1/4 cup salt reduced soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed       Method   Prepare marinade in a bowl. Add beef strips to marinade, toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Add 1 Tablespoon of oil to wok, heat over medium-high heat. Stir fry beef...

19 July 2017
skin checks ugly skin lesions

What does a cancerous mole look like?

    Cancerous Mole: What do you think looks more serious?     Sometimes the moles and freckles that alarm you are not as serious as the ones that don’t look bad but actually are. That’s why if you notice a change in colour or shape, or the mole becomes itchy, painful or starts to bleed, see a doctor immediately and then leave it up to the professionals to diagnose  if it’s something to worry about like skin cancer or not.   Can you tell what is a cancerous mole from the pictures below?   Option A)     Or Option B)...

07 July 2017
sweet potato and pumpkin soup

This Recipe Will Warm You Up!

  Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Soup   There is nothing like a nice big bowl of soup to warm you from the inside out!   Ingredients 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion 2 teaspoons ground cumin 600g butternut pumpkin 600g sweet potato 1L vegetable stock Spoon of natural yoghurt (optional) Sprinkle of cracked pepper   Method Roughly chop onion Peel, seed and chop pumpkin and sweet potato into small cubes Heat olive oil in a large saucepan on medium heat Cook onion until golden Add cumin, stirring until aromatic Add pumpkin and sweet potato to saucepan, mix with onion Add...