Author: Dr. Carmel O’Toole

  • Summer News 2017

    Summer News 2017

    Dr Diana Hookham Retired   Dr Diana retired on the 26th August 2016 after 20 years working with her close colleague and friend, Dr Carmel O’Toole and being a founding member of BHWC She will be greatly missed by all her patients, staff and colleagues. She is enjoying her retirement so far!!

  • Well Woman Check

    A Well Woman Check is a top-to-toe check of how you are going. It is usually the sort of check up that refers to women in the reproductive phase of their life and beyond. It includes the following elements: we record your height, weight and blood pressure. We do a breast exam (and we can […]

  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

    Do you know what Hypertension is? A lot of people think it means you are very tense, but that’s not it at all. Hypertension is what we diagnose when two levels of pressure in your vascular system (blood circulation system) are higher than they should be. The first figure is called Systolic and we like […]

  • Pelvic Floor Exercises

    These days everyone seems to be talking about pelvic floor exercises, but what one earth does this mean? Everyone, both men and women, have pelvic floor muscles, which essentially sit in a horizontal position (when you’re standing) between your thighs. The pelvic floor muscles form a ‘figure of eight’ shape and they encircle the anus […]

  • Travel Vaccinations

    Travel Vaccinations

    Have you got a holiday planned for Spring or Summer? If so, we can help you prepare for that holiday so that it is not spoilt by preventable illness. We have a variety of travel vaccines for every traveller and we can tailor the information exactly to your trip and your itinerary. We have a travel […]

  • Menopause Management

    Menopause Management

    Dr Carmel O’Toole has been doing an update in menopause management at the Jean Hailes Medical Centre in Clayton. As part of this, she recently travelled to New Zealand for the Australasian Menopause Society’s annual conference. She has come back from this conference full of enthusiasm and new ideas, which she will be sharing with […]