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Care to Share video series

Creating a healthier community.

Your health and the health of your family are the most important things in the world. But there's a lot of misinformation out there, and getting healthcare ​support you can really trust isn’t always easy. That’s why Buderim Private Hospital created ​CARE to ​SHARE  - a video series aimed at providing simple information, inspiration and support from our passionate team of ​healthcare professionals.

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Endometriosis: Don’t put up with period pain

Extreme period pain is not normal and should not interfere with a woman’s everyday life.

In this video, Gynaecologist Dr Beverley Powell explains what endometriosis is, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how keeping a diary can help when you see your doctor.

Dr Beverly Powell


How a screening colonoscopy could save your life

Bowel cancer is very common in Australia but it can be picked up early, which means better outcomes for patients.

In this video, Gastroenterologist Dr Melissa White explains the role of screening colonoscopy in the detection of precancerous lesions, as well as its use as both a diagnostic and therapeutic tool.

Care to Share Colonoscopy


Anorexia: Know the signs

Early intervention is key to overcoming eating disorders, such as anorexia, and the good news is that treatment can be very effective.

In this video, Psychiatrist Dr Fionnuala Dunne explains what symptoms and behaviours to look out for and what may trigger anorexia.

Care to Share Dr Fionnuala Dunne


One-on-one care from the heart

Buderim Private Hospital is celebrating its 40th year of caring for the Sunshine Coast community, as the world celebrates the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In this video, Buderim Private Hospital General Manager Karen Clark shares what makes our nurses and midwives so special, and how we have remained committed to partnering with our patients and providing high-quality, compassionate care, since our beginnings as a small community hospital 40 years ago.

Buderim Private Hospital - Care to Share 40th anniversary


Who’s afraid of a mammogram?

Regular mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection, but if you’ve never had one, you may be a little apprehensive.

In this video, Dr Colleen O’Sullivan, Director of the Breast Clinic, takes some of the mystery out of mammograms. She provides reassuring guidance that covers what they are, what to expect when you get one, and why it’s important for women over 40 to have them regularly.

Dr Colleen O'Sullivan


​Opioids: understand the risks and how to get help

Opioids can be an effective temporary treatment for acute pain however in some circumstances sustained use can be problematic.

In this video, Dr Khaldoon Alsaee, Pain Specialist and Psychiatrist discusses the risks surrounding the use of opioids, including addiction, and explains other ways to relieve pain and how to get help.

Opioids Dr Khaldoon Alsaee


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Hip replacements don’t have to be a pain

Did you know that in more than 90 per cent of cases, patients undergoing hip replacement surgery experience complete pain relief following their procedure?

In this video, Dr Bernard Tamba-Lebbie, Orthopaedic Surgeon, discusses when it’s time to think about hip replacement surgery, what the recovery process is like and how to take first steps toward a pain-free life.

Hearts aflutter: what to know about atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular heartbeat caused by an abnormal electrical signal in part of the heart. Some patients may not even know they have AF, while others may experience symptoms and complications.

In this video, Dr Kit Wong, Cardiologist, explains how AF develops and what symptoms to look out for. He also discusses common treatment options and where to start if you’re seeking a diagnosis.

Will a C-section scar me for life?

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about Caesarean births which can sometimes causes expectant mothers to become confused or concerned about the procedure.

In this video, Dr George Bogiatzis, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, explains the procedure, the circumstances when it might be necessary and what the recovery process is like to help you make an informed decision about your birth.

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How your mobile can alert you to a melanoma

Almost everyone seems to own a mobile phone, but did you know that you can use its camera to help alert you to the presence of a melanoma?

In this video, Dr Justin D’Arcy, General Surgeon, explains how to use your mobile to monitor changes in the appearance of your skin, what signs and symptoms to look out for and how the treatments for melanoma have advanced.


Help, I have a baby. What do I do now?

The first days and weeks after having a baby are inevitably a special and memorable time for parents but it can also prove to be a confusing and overwhelming time, too.

Dr Anthony Morosini, Paediatrician, explains what a newborn experiences in their first days of life and shares some expert tips and strategies about crying, sleep and when to introduce a routine.

What to expect when you go to emergency

Visiting an Emergency Centre can be an overwhelming experience so familiarising yourself with the setting beforehand can help you better cope with an emergency situation.

In this video, Dr Jessica Mills, Emergency Specialist, explains what happens when you arrive, what kind of questions you may be asked, and provides expert insight and tips to help ease any anxiety you may feel when visiting the Emergency Centre.


Be prepared: What to do in a medical emergency

In an emergency situation, it is extremely common for people to feel confused and panic. You may not understand when to call for an ambulance and what information could help emergency doctors to save your life.

Dr Michael Natale, Medical Director of the Buderim Emergency Centre, explains what signs and symptoms to look out for in a medical emergency and some simple things you can do to be prepared.


How rehabilitation can turn a setback into a comeback

If you have had an accident, surgery or suffered a stroke, you may find your mobility has been affected to the point where your quality of life has diminished.

Rehabilitation Specialist, Dr David Eckerman, explains who can benefit from rehabilitation and how it’s possible to turn a setback into a comeback and regain your mobility and independence.


How your brain causes you pain

Our body’s response to persistent pain is complex – our brain is influenced by our perception of danger and this can have a dramatic effect on us physically and emotionally.

Pain Specialist, Dr Paul Frank, explains what can cause persistent pain and how understanding more about why things hurt can actually help treat pain.

Spinal surgery is not as scary as you think

Spinal surgery has had a reputation as being very painful, with a prolonged recovery time, but modern techniques mean that is no longer the case.

Spinal Surgeon Dr Stephen Byrne explains the advantages of modern surgical procedures, the recovery process and who might benefit.

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Helping to make the best of breast cancer

With almost 500 Sunshine Coast women diagnosed with breast cancer each year, some of our very own friends, family and neighbours are fighting the battle of their lives and are suffering physically, financially and emotionally.

Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program Coordinator, Lisa Daldy, explains the services we offer to help local families struggling with a breast cancer diagnosis, how people can access the program and how you can provide support.

Bosom Buddies – Mythbusting the causes of breast cancer

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about the causes of breast cancer but there are a few things you don’t need to worry about.

Breast surgeon, Dr Lisa Creighton, puts your mind at ease about bras and deodorant, and offers some important health tips for busy women.

Do you trust robots with your health?

The benefits of robots in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer are proven. Minimally invasive techniques lead to patients recovering with less pain and bleeding.

Urologist Dr Tim Nathan explains the nuts and bolts of robotic surgery for prostate cancer here.

Are tonsils holding your child back?

In most cases getting sick is a normal part of childhood but for some children, chronic tonsil issues such as recurring infections can make their lives miserable.

And if your child snores or is a restless sleeper they may have obstructive tonsils, which can lead to problems down the track.

Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist Dr Adam Blond explains what symptoms to look out for and the potential benefits of surgery.

The raw facts about sushi and pregnancy

Answers to the burning questions that all pregnant women want to know. Am I allowed coffee or alcohol during pregnancy? Do I really have to avoid certain foods? What else do I need to know to have a healthy pregnancy?

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr James Orford, has the answers for you in our latest video.

The beat goes on – exercising after a heart attack

The thought of exercising after a heart attack can seem a little daunting but there’s a raft of reasons why cardiologists recommend it as a way of assisting with recovery and preventing a recurrence.

Our Exercise Physiologist gives some easy tips to get back on your feet through a cardiac rehabilitation program.

This video could save your life

We’ve all heard about someone clutching their left arm when having a heart attack or stroke, but is that fact or fiction?

Cardiologist, Steven Kypraios, reveals the truth about heart attacks and how to prevent them in the first place.

Fun-knee bone

There’s nothing fun-knee about arthritis. Not only are the symptoms uncomfortable but the condition itself can be extremely debilitating.

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr George Parker, explains that arthritis isn’t simply part of getting older and how you can benefit from early intervention.

Hands, shoulders, knees and toes

There’s a lot involved in planning for an orthopaedic procedure such as a knee or hip replacement. 

Hear from Dr Steve Lawrie, our Chairman of Orthopaedics about things to consider before your surgery and how we can support you.

You’re so vein

For some of us, spider or varicose veins are just a part of getting older. But can you prevent them? And does crossing your legs or not matter?

Vascular surgeon, Dr Karl Schulze, tells us some practical ways to avoid developing them in the first place.

The A to DDD of breast care

Top tips on how, when and where we should be looking after our ‘breast’ friend.

​Dr Emma Secomb, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon, reassures us that while we should know our own body, we don’t have to be the expert and go it alone.

Take the pressure down

High blood pressure, or the ‘silent killer,’ affects around 50% of the population.

Cardiologist, Dr Alana Harris tells us how you can get your heart healthy. Watch the video now.

The truth about bacon for brekky

Bacon for breakfast is generally considered an indulgent treat. But is this brekky classic really that bad for you?

Dr Ian Baxter; Bariatric, Laproscopic and General Surgeon, explains.

Mummy, daddy, how are babies made?

Want to know when your best baby making days are? Are you already TTC (trying to conceive) and need some reminders on how to maximise your chances?

Waste no more time trying in vain, watch our Obstetrician, Dr Kelvin Larwood.

Maintenance for men - prostate cancer and men's health

Heard a lot about prostate cancer but still not clear on what's what?

​Get the facts from our Urologist, Dr Tony Gianduzzo.

How is clinical depression different from feeling sad?

We’ve all had tough days. And we know being sad is bound to happen. But when does sadness cross the line and become clinical depression?

Psychiatrist, Dr Dhushan Illisenghe, explains.


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