Regional Services To Expand
It’s an exciting time for the region with health services expanding and Parkes Diagnostic Imaging (PDI) continues to
lead the way in industry development, announcing they have plans to expand this year. Offering quality service and fast reporting times, PDI is on par, if not well ahead of their city based counterparts. PDI hope to soon announce some exciting news on expanding their services, further showing their commitment to providing the Parkes and surrounding communities with all their imaging needs. “We are very excited to be adding to our state of the art equipment and are proud to be able to offer one day turn around service,” Ms Hill explains. “That means that if a general practitioner orders X-Rays, CT or an ultrasound scan, we can organise an appointment with their patient that day, complete the scan and deliver a report back to the doctor- all within 24 hours. Regional patients are getting the same, if not speedier treatment than those in the city.”
PDI’s dedicated team of experienced professionals live locally and care deeply for the welfare of the regional community, offering a fast and thorough examination using state of the art equipment, and a boutique service respected by the medical community in regional NSW. If you’d like to meet the team give come and say hello at 1/344 Clarinda Street.
Treat Your Feet…
Patrick Raftery, a podiatrist based in Orange, visits Parkes regularly and his next visit is scheduled for the 14th April. By phoning his Orange office on 63621453 you can make an appointment to see him for a large number of troublesome foot complaints such as ingrown toe nails, painful corns, callouses, thick nails and diabetic advice and
He also offers a biomechanical assessment of your gait (walking pattern) to help reduce the symptoms of heel pain, sore ankles, walking pain or foot pain in general. Patrick also assesses children and sports people with various complaints and makes orthotics to resolve a variety of problems. By phoning the Orange office on 63621453
he’ll be happy to answer your enquiries and questions or make an appointment.
If you are experiencing sudden pain with a tooth and want the best advice on offer, give Dr. Khazima Riaz a call at Richardson’s Dental Surgery in Church Street, Parkes. Dr Riaz took over the practice in February 2016, after working with the previous owner for 2 years.
She is excited to be taking on this new challenge and offers emergency care on the same day to save you the pain of having to wait, tooth whitening and cosmetic surgery amongst other services, as well as bulk billing for child patients under the Dental Benefit Scheme.
Simply The Breast
They go by many names; boobs, bust, orbs of greatness, pillows and mammary glands if you want to get technical but when it comes to breasts it’s best to keep it simple and be as familiar with your own as you can be. On average 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives and 9 out of 10 women who develop the disease have no family history. As the majority of breast cancers are diagnosed in women with no family history and the key risk factors for breast cancer are being female and growing older, it’s absolutely vital that all women aged 50-74 receive their regular two-yearly mammogram which is free.
However, all ladies over 40 are welcome to attend mammograms through BreastScreen NSW. No matter your age,
if you notice anything unusual or different about your breasts, get them checked as soon as possible for your peace of mind if nothing else.
A mammogram takes around twenty minutes, time well spent when it comes to looking after your health. BreastScreen NSW has appointments available every week in Orange and are located at the front of the Orange Health Service on Forest Road. Remember that cancer is mostly a random event that can happen to anyone, reinforcing the importance of screening for ALL women. Screening can find cancers before they are felt or noticed and you have a much better chance of survival when found early.
Please call 13 20 50 today to make an appointment for a FREE screening mammogram, it’s worth it!