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How often should I get a professional skin check done?

How often should I get a professional skin check done?

Living in Australia, a country with one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, it is important to have regular skin checks by a …

HealthEngine is celebrating 1,000,000 bookings.

HealthEngine is celebrating 1,000,000 bookings.

HealthEngine has reaffirmed its place as Australia’s largest online GP booking system, announcing a major milestone of its one millionth online …

What are the benefits of booking appointments online?

What are the benefits of booking appointments online?

We book flights, hotels and restaurants online and with our recent 1,000,000th booking it’s clear that online health appointments are on the …

What is the GP co-payment and how will it affect the cost of my next doctors visit?

What is the GP co-payment and how will it affect the cost of my next doctors visit?

Since the Australian government announced its proposed budget in 2013, there’s been a lot of discussion around the concept of a GP co-payment and …

Health & Technology Health & The Digital Frontier

HealthEngine is celebrating 1,000,000 bookings.

HealthEngine is celebrating 1,000,000 bookings.

HealthEngine has reaffirmed its place as Australia’s largest online GP booking system, announcing a major milestone of its one millionth online booking. The booking was made at Gap Road Medical Centre in Sunbury, Victoria. As digital technology advances exponentially, the need …

What are the benefits of booking appointments online?

What are the benefits of booking appointments online?

We book flights, hotels and restaurants online and with our recent 1,000,000th booking it’s clear that online health appointments are on the rise. So for those of you that still pick up the phone to make your health appointment you’re missing out on the chance to …

What is the GP co-payment and how will it affect the cost of my next doctors visit?

What is the GP co-payment and how will it affect the cost of my next doctors visit?

Since the Australian government announced its proposed budget in 2013, there’s been a lot of discussion around the concept of a GP co-payment and whether or not it’s a good idea. But what exactly is a GP co-payment and how would it affect the cost of visiting a GP? A GP …

Mums N Bubs Taking Care of Yourself & Your Little One

The Healthy Christmas Tree For The Whole Family

The Healthy Christmas Tree For The Whole Family

Managing your health during the festive season is often challenging for the waist line. Parties, lots of food and often our exercise routine for staying well all take a hit. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Look around for innovative ideas and involve the whole family …

Nurse Naomi on HealthEngine

Nurse Naomi on HealthEngine

We are thrilled to welcome Naomi Cook, a Registered Nurse, Author, Freelance Writer and Mum of Two. She blogs at www.nursenaomi.wordpress.com about all aspects of Health, Wellbeing, Healthcare Policy and Health Ethics. Naomi will be a regular on HealthEngine’s blog with …

Cindy Luken: From Biscuit Queen to Luk Beautifood and HealthEngine App User

Cindy Luken: From Biscuit Queen to Luk Beautifood and HealthEngine App User

Cindy Luken is a happy mother, wife and blogger, ex bikkie baker extraordinaire(!) and founder of lük beautifood, a boutique business making edible natural lipstick with a fresh online destination to inspire women to nourish their beauty to feel.look.be delicious inside and …

The Professional at Work A Healthy Work Life

Meet Dr Mike Cadogan: How A Tragedy Motivated Mike To Create HealthEngine

Meet Dr Mike Cadogan: How A Tragedy Motivated Mike To Create HealthEngine

Ever wondered who thought up the original idea for HealthEngine? Dr Mike Cadogan founded the development of HealthEngine, back in 2006 and he is today widely regarded as #1 medical blogger in Australia. You can read about HealthEngine’s timeline to success since that time …

Meet Debra Cerasa: CEO Multiple Sclerosis Australia

Meet Debra Cerasa: CEO Multiple Sclerosis Australia

My entire career has been in the health sector. I began my nursing career at the Royal Children’s Hospital in the early 70’s as a Registered Nursing Aide. I then went onto finish my general nursing training in Deniliquin, NSW, completing my studies in the early 80’s after …

Are You A Mindful Employer?

Are You A Mindful Employer?

HealthEngine is committed to helping you access your healthcare appointments no matter where you are, 24/7 and today we explore the importance of taking good care of your mental health. We feature SANE’s new Mindful Employer program which has tips for ensuring your …

Generation Next Youthful Enthusiasm

What are the benefits of booking appointments online?

What are the benefits of booking appointments online?

We book flights, hotels and restaurants online and with our recent 1,000,000th booking it’s clear that online health appointments are on the rise. So for those of you that still pick up the phone to make your health appointment you’re missing out on the chance to …

Meet Tavi Gevinson, The Voice of Youth

Meet Tavi Gevinson, The Voice of Youth

She’s been called the voice of her generation. The future of journalism. A style icon. A muse. Oh, and she’s still in high school. HealthEngine caught up with Tavi Gevinson at a bloggers brunch hosted in Sydney on the eve of her Australia visit to find out how teens really …

The Australian Traveller Healthy Globetrotting

HealthEngine App: Every Traveller Must Add It To Their 1st Aid Kit

HealthEngine App: Every Traveller Must Add It To Their 1st Aid Kit

Do you travel for business and pleasure? There’s nothing worse than needing to visit a doctor quickly while on holidays or out of town on business and you don’t know where to find one. The solution to what could potentially turn into a travel nightmare is to use a …

Causes We Support Lending a Helping Hand

HealthEngine Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

HealthEngine Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October and HealthEngine has partnered with the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation to communicate an innovative educational shower tool that explains how to check your breast in 3 easy steps. The 3 Step Breast Check Shower Card …

HealthEngine Supports StreetDoctor, A Mobile Health Service For The Homeless

HealthEngine Supports StreetDoctor, A Mobile Health Service For The Homeless

At HealthEngine we are all about being part of the wider community. Our team are all encouraged to participate in health related issues and advocacy that interests them and to which their expertise adds a valuable contribution to the community. Today we share a blog post about …

HealthEngine Chairman Pat O’Sullivan On Why He Fundraises for Dreams2Live4

HealthEngine Chairman Pat O’Sullivan On Why He Fundraises for Dreams2Live4

We caught up this week with HealthEngine’s new Chairman Pat O’Sullivan to discuss the Charity he fundraises for, Dreams2Live4. Dreams2Live4 is a not for profit that encourages patients of The Prince of Wales Hospital who are living with metastatic cancer to realise their …


Health Practices in Focus Meet The Practitioners

Need A Dentist?  Look For The Pacific Smiles Brand On HealthEngine

Need A Dentist? Look For The Pacific Smiles Brand On HealthEngine

Having recently celebrated its tenth year in business, Pacific Smiles boasts operations across the eastern states of Australia, and continually commits to delivering outstanding patient care.   CEO of Pacific Smiles John Gibbs shares with us the company’s growth, philosophy, …

Dr Michael Finkelstein: Sydney’s Friendliest Dentist

Dr Michael Finkelstein: Sydney’s Friendliest Dentist

We caught up this week with one of the great dentists you can book on HealthEngine, Dr Michael Finkelstein, widely regarded as Sydney’s friendliest dentist. Having known Michael for some 20 years I can vouch for that too. His patients love him and it’s an everyday occurrence …

my FootDr: HealthEngine Podiatry Practice in Focus

my FootDr: HealthEngine Podiatry Practice in Focus

With over 75,000 happy patients, my FootDr says they stand by their claim, We Fix Feet! From humble beginnings, my FootDr™ podiatry centres has established itself as Brisbane’s premier podiatrist, specialising in foot and lower limb care. Founded in 1992 in the leafy …


My Health It’s All About Me

How often should I get a professional skin check done?

How often should I get a professional skin check done?

Living in Australia, a country with one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, it is important to have regular skin checks by a professional. But how often is often enough? And at what age should you start getting checked? While older Australians are at a higher risk …

What is the GP co-payment and how will it affect the cost of my next doctors visit?

What is the GP co-payment and how will it affect the cost of my next doctors visit?

Since the Australian government announced its proposed budget in 2013, there’s been a lot of discussion around the concept of a GP co-payment and whether or not it’s a good idea. But what exactly is a GP co-payment and how would it affect the cost of visiting a GP? A GP …

What is a nurse practitioner? Can I see one instead of a GP?

What is a nurse practitioner? Can I see one instead of a GP?

If you’ve ever heard the title ‘nurse practitioner’, you may have wondered what it means. What’s the difference between a nurse practitioner and a general practitioner? Put simply, nurse practitioners, or ‘NPs’, are nurses that have undergone additional studies so …


Company Background HealthEngine

HealthEngine is celebrating 1,000,000 bookings.

HealthEngine is celebrating 1,000,000 bookings.

HealthEngine has reaffirmed its place as Australia’s largest online GP booking system, announcing a major milestone of its one millionth online booking. The booking was made at Gap Road Medical Centre in Sunbury, Victoria. As digital technology advances exponentially, the need …

Launching the “Michelin Stars” for Health

Launching the “Michelin Stars” for Health

Many of you would be familiar with Michelin Stars in the restaurant industry. This program is about celebrating those restaurants that provide outstanding service and quality to their patrons. We want to do the same in health, celebrate and reward those practices that are …

HealthEngine – A National Marketplace To Find And Book Health Appointments Online

HealthEngine – A National Marketplace To Find And Book Health Appointments Online

HealthEngine is Australia’s leading health marketplace enabling consumers to find and book appointments online. More than 1.5 million appointments have now been published by healthcare

Health Advocacy The Change Agents

What’s the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian?

What’s the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian?

If you’re looking to improve your diet and want to get some professional help, it can be hard to know whether you should see a nutritionist, a dietitian, or your GP. While your GP is always a great first step for any medical or health issues, it’s useful to know the …

Do adults need immunisations?

Do adults need immunisations?

Most of us think of vaccinations as a childhood and teenage experience. However, many vaccines need booster doses throughout adulthood to stay effective and some vaccines not given during childhood may be needed before overseas travel. The whooping cough vaccine is given as a …

When should I go to an emergency department rather than waiting to see a GP?

When should I go to an emergency department rather than waiting to see a GP?

Recently, people have turned to using the emergency department of hospitals as an alternative to attending a GP clinic. As a result, emergency departments (EDs) are becoming overcrowded by people with minor injuries or illnesses. We all know that the ED is intended for use only …