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27 September 2018

Medical Fitness to Drive

Medical Fitness to Drive

When you apply for or renew your driver's licence, you are asked to declare whether you are taking medication, or have a medical condition, that affects your ability to driveBased on this information you may need to undergo a medical examination to confirm your fitness to hold a driver's licence.All…

27 September 2018

Investigations and results

Investigations and results

Generally blood tests, xrays and scans are only a part of your health assessment. Usually the doctor will need to discuss any abnormal results and sometimes order more tests even if all results are normal. Your doctor will need to assess if you are improving or if your symptoms are getting worse.We…

20 September 2018

Urine drug screen - should I pee before?

Urine drug screen - should I pee before?

An hour or two before the test, you should fill your bladder with adequate fluids. If you over hydrate your sample will become too dilute and and the test will need to be repeated.

20 September 2018

Can I obtain my results over the phone?

Can I obtain my results over the phone?

When your medical practitioner is sending you for diagnostic testing the expectation is that you will return for results.Your doctor may have results which mean you require further medical treatment, prescriptions ect.Or they may receive results which warrant further investigation.Your results may indicate…

31 August 2018

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Yellow Fever Vaccination   If you need a Yellow Fever Vaccination, in Darwin, call Territory Medical Group on 08 8948 4333.Our doctors have formal qualifications in travel medicine and expertise in Yellow Fever Vaccine. We are affiliated with Travel Medical Alliance / Dr Deb’s Travel Clinics Australia…

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04 January 2019

Meningococcal

Meningococcal

Territorians are urged to take advantage of the free meningococcal ACWY vaccine available to all children and young adults aged 1-19 years in the NT.Meningococcal disease generally has a rapid onset. Invasive meningococcal disease causes death in 10% of cases.Which means it can quickly disable or kill…

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