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Have you been diagnosed with
Volunteers are needed for a research study of an
investigational medication for arthritis
To be eligible you must:
Not be taking methotrexate (MTX)
Be 18 years or older
Have tender and swollen joints
Be willing to follow a study treatment plan,
routinely scheduled study visits and other study
tests and procedures?
If you are interested in obtaining more information, please contact
the study nurses during office hours at:
442 3248 488 4623 Maria.Harrison@waitematadhb.govt.nz
Our dedicated team at Kate Sheppard Midwifery offer:
Free pregnancy testing and Free consultations, friendly, professional midwifery care
from early pregnancy, throughout until four to six weeks after the birth of your baby.
Private specialist shared care options are available to provide you with extra peace
We are now located at Unit 8D Rosedale Office Park,
331 Rosedale Road, Albany PHONE 489 1437
(Standard midwifery care is free provided you meet the NZ Ministry of Health requirements)
Give your baby the best start in life!
Ł Dr John Chapman-Smith Ł Dr Michael Fisk
Ł Dr Jo Koppens Ł Dr Brian Sloan Ł Dr Nadeem Ahmad
Over 30 years of treating your eye needs here on the Shore
The North Shore's foremost fully equipped Ophthalmic Centre, with
on-site operating theatres for cataract, glaucoma, squint,
tear duct, eyelid and oculoplastic surgery.
Lasers available for treating glaucoma, retinal disease
and secondary cataract.
Consultations available at: 181 Shakespeare Rd, Milford and Coastcare, Red Beach
• Phone (09) 489 6871 for all appointments
Milford Eye Clinic
Affiliated Southern Cross Provider
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• Dermal fillers
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BSc, MSc, MBBCh, FRNZCGP
Physician Trainer in
BOTOX® and Juvederm®
Fellow of the New Zealand
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Ph 477 3775
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injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines and associated "crows feet" around the eyes.
It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/
risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: People with defective neuro-muscular transmission
disorders, presence of infection at the site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects
include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids,
lack of feeling & nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. A charge applies. Allergan
Pharmaceuticals, Auckland. Note: Botox® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses
of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation. TAPS Approval 1017.
Specialist care at Milford Eye Clinic
Dr Michael Fisk, Dr Brian Sloan, Dr Jo Koppens, Dr Nadeem Ahmad, Dr John Chapman-Smith.
Milford Eye Clinic has
been covering almost all
your eye care needs on
the Shore for over 30
years. It has continued to
adapt to meet the eye
care needs of the chang-
ing and expanding popu-
lations of the Hibiscus
Coast and North Shore.
From a solo practice in
1979, Milford Eye Clinic
has grown to five
members - John Chap-
Fisk, Brian Sloan, Jo
Koppens and Dr Nadeem
Eleven years ago, they
opened their new pur-
pose built facilities in
Shakespeare Road, com-
plete with a dedicated
surgical theatre complex.
All of the specialists at
Milford Eye Clinic per-
form cataract surgery,
and remain committed to
balancing safety with
niques. All cataract sur-
gery is performed as a
day-stay, local anaes-
ment includes laser
measurement of the eye
to within a few hundred-
ths of a millimetre, so
that they can choose a
lens implant most likely
to fit you.
Intraocular lenses to
correct astigmatism are
now routinely available.
The latest Alcon Infiniti
3-dimensional Ozil tech-
nology allows even dense
cataracts to be removed
more quickly, and more
Most patients are no
longer dependant on dis-
tance glasses - often
within a few days of sur-
This is a common con-
dition, and all of the
specialists see and treat
patients with glaucoma.
The clinic has an HRT
machine, which uses a
laser to photograph and
analyse the optic nerve,
and makes it easier to
detect any worsening of
Dr Jo Koppens has
particular expertise in
glaucoma care and sur-
Dr Michael Fisk and
Dr Nadeem Ahmad also
specialise in retinal dis-
ease, including diabetic
eye disease, retinal
detachments and excit-
ing new treatments for
Milford Eye Clinic had
the first Topcon 3-D OCT
machine in Australasia --
a machine that images
the retina in incredible
microscopic detail, so
that the specialists can
diagnose and treat dis-
ease more accurately
than ever. Angiography
(dye studies of the blood
vessels at the back of the
eye) and retinal laser is
Dr Brian Sloan has
special interest in plastic
surgery of the eyelids
and tear ducts. Common
problems which can be
treated include watery
eyes, skin cancers and
droopy upper or lower
eyelids. Almost all such
surgery is covered by
Dr John Chapman-
Smith consults at Coas-
tcare for the whole day,
every Thursday. Dr
Koppens is at Coastcare
on alternate Monday
Milford Eye Clinic is at
181 Shakespeare Road.
Appointments for all
locations can be made by
BOATies at risk of diabetes
Some people may call it sugar disease -- but the
200,000 New Zealanders living with diabetes
already know the bitter realities.
The good news is that when it comes to type 2
diabetes -- prevention is a big deal, especially if
you re at increased risk of developing diabetes.
Nineteen New Zealanders are diagnosed with dia-
betes every day and latest data shows that the
people most affected are of working age.
However, children and young adults are now get-
ting type 2 diabetes, principally because they con-
sume too much energy from high-calorie foods that
they can t burn off.
With around 60 percent of us overweight, a BOAT
(Bit Of A Tummy) may not worry us too much.
However, the other bits of the problem should. A
Bit Of a Tummy often goes with a Bit of diabetes.
And, a Bit of a heart attack or a Bit of a stroke can
ruin your life.
If you have a BOAT and especially if you have a LOT
(Lot of Tummy), check your diabetes risk factors at
www.diabetesauckland.org.nz or get checked at
Diabetes Auckland's open day -- 10am to 4pm,
Saturday November 20 at Nesfield House, 62-64
Valley Road, Mt Eden.
Phone 623-2508 for more details. Why not make today
the day you change your ways! You can prevent you
and your BOAT from being wrecked.
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