World Breast Feeding Week

It is World Breastfeeding Week and a great time to get some of the facts on breastfeeding and remember the amazing “superpowers” of breast milk.  Breastfeeding IS an art form.  Mothers learn from other mothers and pass down these skills to their children. ...

Some Not So Scientific Science for Diabetes by Dr Mark Bennett

There are two common forms of diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes usually occurs in young children unexpectedly when a destruction of the pancreas happens. This is almost always due to the person’s immune system attacking the pancreas cells that make insulin – the islet cells....

We need a new team member! Is it you?

At Middle Ridge Family Practice we pride ourselves on having a happy team environment so we can provide the best care to our patients. We believe that work life balance and having fun at work is an essential part of having a successful practice. We all work very hard...

Do You Have Diabetes?

All of our doctors have a special interest in caring for patients with a chronic disease including diabetes. Common warnings signs of diabetes include: Increased thirst.Increased hunger (especially after eating)Dry mouth.Frequent urination or urine...

Have you had your Flu Immunisation?

Middle Ridge Family practice are now holding Flu Immunisation Clinics. Those eligible for a free flu shot under the National Immunisation Program include people 65 years and over, pregnant women, those who suffer chronic conditions as well as, for the first...