Iron Infusions at CBD Doctors Melbourne

  • Iron Infusions at CBD Doctors Melbourne

More than one million Australians are diagnosed with an iron deficiency. Those affected by low iron may suffer from lowered immunity, frequent headaches and other related medical issues. CBD Doctors Melbourne offers Iron Infusions as a service to patients of the clinic and to those externally referred, providing quick and effective treatment by our experienced doctors and nursing team.

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About Iron Infusions


  • About Iron Deficiency

    Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia are common conditions treated in general practice. They can be the cause of many symptoms, particularly chronic tiredness.  For sufferers of anxiety these symptoms may worsen if an iron deficiency coincides.

    Apart from using iron supplements for treatment, there is also a need to investigate the cause of iron deficiency. Women are more likely to be iron deficient than men due to regular blood loss through menstruation. Gastrointestinal diseases and chronic blood loss can also contribute to low iron stores.

    Over the course of the last decade, iron infusions have evolved due to the type of iron solution used. There were higher rates of allergic reactions, and as such the procedure was only permitted in hospital day-units under specialist care.  The process involved long waiting lists and required patients to take pre medications. Now the procedure is quick and considered low risk.

  • What we offer

    At CBD Doctors Melbourne we provide infusions for iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia.

    It is a short procedure where we inject iron carboxymaltase intravenously over 30 minutes. We not only provide infusions for our patients, but we are happy to take referrals from other general practitioners and specialists.

    If you are low in iron and can’t tolerate tablets, please talk to your GP who can refer you to our team. They will talk to you about possible causes and provide your latest blood test results.

    Please call us to make an appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions


  • What’s involved with a Pre-Employment Medical?

    The candidate/employee will be provided with a questionnaire, which they will go through in detail with our nurse and doctor. Once this is completed any further identified or required testing will be performed. Certified reporting with all the credentials of our clinic and the consulting practitioner will be provided to the employee or management in a timely manner.

    All records will be kept on file securely and always adhering to minimum privacy and security recommendations adhered to in Australia. We are also able to work in with anyone’s required schedule provided that this is discussed prior to the consultation with our admin staff. In some case the test could be made available while the employee waits.

  • Why are Pre-Employment Medicals necessary?

    Firstly, we all want to be as informed as possible about the health and wellness of our organisation. We want to hire quality staff of high ability, efficiency and minimum overall standard of health. We can all soldier through tough periods and meet deadlines through sickness and adversity, but the health of an organisation is impacted long term if indeed our employees are forced to compromise for periods of time or even regular periods every year.

    Not only do we want to employ healthy people, but we want them to stay healthy and ultimately productive. Lesser sick days, lesser work cover claims and lesser absenteeism will increase productivity by default and protect your organisation. We want them to be met with high OH&S standards and let them know that we want to look after their health.

    Organisational culture is a huge part of this, poor overall mental health is the quiet the productivity killer and if we don’t have our finger on our company pulse on an ongoing basis we can really put undue pressure on everyone. A happy employee that is feeling looked after is an employee that will look after their employer.

    Psychological Assessments, Functional Capacity tests and Executive Health Assessments are all ways to meet best practice standards and give a lift to our organisation.

  • What to expect from your medical assessment?

    Depending on the individual and the role description, we will tailor an assessment for your employee. A questionnaire will be sent to you and this will be gone through in detail with our Practice Nurse and our Doctor to ensure a set of further test is flagged. They will then undergo on the spot and off-site testing within 2-3 hours of their arrival.

    Following up once tests and relevant summaries have arrived to our clinic, we will identify areas which may need addressing or treatment and convey these to your employee with the performance of any follow up testing or examination if something does arise.

    A third session is left as a possibility if there is any further monitoring that has been ordered as a result of the second session. A full report is written up for all interested parties to keep. On request a copy is also sent to the employees General Practitioner to have on file. Our doctors are made available to convey anything queried by their doctor as a measure of courtesy and continuity.

  • What Benefits Do Fitness for Duty Assessments offer?

    Whether it’s to show them you care, minimise your premiums or just learn about your OH&S protocols, a Fit-to-work assessment is a sound plan to any workplace injury. What may seem like a drop in the ocean of expenses is really designed for the benefits of the employee and the employer. It is always advised to double check whether it is absolutely necessary and we are happy to provide you with our recommendations and what it would cost with no obligation.

    Get a Report Filled With Our Findings

    We do not only give advice and treatment, we also provide you with a full written report of our findings. Our specific recommendations are offered, and we will even help you implement them.

     


Request More Information

We understand that every company has there own specific needs. We’d love the opportunity to meet with you and understand your business requirements. If you would like to schedule in a meeting with CBD Doctors Melbourne to discuss how we can help make your employees healthy, safe and productive, then please leave your details below one of our receptionist staff will contact you shortly to book an appointment with you.