Safflower Chinese medicine clinic is pleased to now have a GP working alongside their Chinese Medicine practitioners. Dr Carol Head started in August and is loving working on Phillip island. Carol has been a GP for over thirty years and worked in a variety of practices both in Melbourne and rural Victoria, including in San Remo. Carol is excited to join Safflower Clinic because it gives her the opportunity to spend longer with patients and take a much more holistic approach than in conventional general practice.

New patients can enjoy a relaxed first appointment with plenty of time to discuss their issues. Follow up appointments can also be longer when necessary so patients won’t feel rushed.

Carol treats a wide range of issues using both conventional and complementary therapies and is especially interested in laser acupuncture which is a form of acupuncture where low energy laser is used instead of needles. It is useful to treat all sorts of ailments including musculoskeletal problems, pain, arthritis, depression and anxiety.

Carol has an interest in chronic health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue and irritable bowel as well as a mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. She is happy to see patients with any general practice issues, but Safflower clinic is not equipped for emergencies or trauma.

Carol is happy to bulkbill pension and HCC holders. Private patients will pay between $75-170 depending upon the length of consultation, with Medicare rebates available. More details are available on the Safflower website and appointments can be booked online – www.safflowerclinic.com.au or ring 59567011.

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