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Welcoming Dr Valeria Qu to Victoria Avenue Medical Practice – New Female GP

Dr Valerie Qu

Dr Qu graduated medicine from the University of New South Wales and did her general practice training in Sydney. She obtained a Diploma of Child Health through the University of Sydney in 2013 and has been working as a GP since 2015.

Special interests – She has an interest in all aspects of women’s health, including antenatal shared care, contraception, cervical screening and wellbeing. She also enjoys children’s health and preventative medicine.

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New Female GP

We are pleased to announce that Dr Valerie Qu joined our team on 1st March 2021.

Dr Qu graduated medicine from the University of New South Wales and did her general practice training in Sydney. She obtained a diploma of child health through the University of Sydney in 2013 and has been working as a GP since 2015.

Special interests – She has an interest in all aspects of women’s health, including antenatal shared care, contraception, cervical screening and wellbeing. She also enjoys children’s health and preventative medicine.

Personal interests – When not working, she enjoys snowboarding, playing badminton and spending time with her dog.

Skin Cancer Services

Skin Cancer Services are available at our practice. Please book an appointment with our friendly receptionist specifying skin checks if you require any of the below services:

> Full Body Skin Check

> Skin Biopsy

> Skin Excisions

> General Skin Care

Measles Alert!!

Measles Alert!

The numbers of measles cases continue to increase in NSW.

What are the symptoms?

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness which begins with a cough, fever, sore red eyes and runny nose. After three to four days a non-itchy red spotty rash will occur on your face and neck before spreading to the rest of the body.

People who are experiencing signs and symptoms of measles should seek medical attention.

What should I do if I think I have measles?

Call ahead to the practice and ask to speak to the nurse. She will triage your symptoms and give you further instructions to limit exposure if you need to come to the doctor. You should not sit in the waiting room without letting anyone know.

How is it spread?

Measles is highly contagious and is spread in the air through coughing or sneezing by someone who is unwell with the disease.

People are at risk of measles if they are exposed to an infectious case and have never had measles or have not received two doses of measles containing vaccine. Two doses of measles containing vaccine provide lifelong protection against infection in 99% of people. Most people born before 1966 are assumed to be immune to measles.

Can I get measles vaccination?

  • If you are between 25 and 53 years of age, you may be eligible for a vaccine booster.
  • Children in Australia are vaccinated at 12 and 18 months years of age.
  • If you have upcoming overseas travel plans, you should talk to your doctor.

For more information, please make an appointment with your GP.