When your wife, parents, kids, siblings or friends have to watch a loved one suffer from viral infections they’re not always the first to know.
This is where the parlour comes in.
There are a number of parlours across Melbourne, and some of them are quite large.
We’ve got a chat with one of the owners of one of them, Dr Sam Hodge.
He’s the head of the Parlour Social Media Centre in Bondi, which has a large parloured section with a few dozen patients in the waiting room.
Dr Hodge’s job is to get them in touch with their GP and the hospital and get them to come and see the specialist.
“If we’re in an emergency situation, we’ll call the GP and ask them to see the patient, because they might be in the area for a few hours,” he says.
“Sometimes the GP may say they don’t have any staff to come, but they do have a couple of nurses and a few other people that might come to see them if there’s an urgent situation.”
Dr Hodges office is at 1101 Bondi Rd, Bondi.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen “The GP can call up a nurse or they can call in a nurse.
The patients may come with the flu or other respiratory symptoms, but Dr Hoda’s goal is to make sure they get the care they need. “
A lot of them will just come down to our office to see their GP.”
The patients may come with the flu or other respiratory symptoms, but Dr Hoda’s goal is to make sure they get the care they need.
“You’re always concerned for them.
You might be concerned that you’ll see a cold or sore throat or something like that,” he said.
“But the GP can be quite helpful in getting you the best care for your family.”
When they get there Dr Hodiks office is very busy and people sometimes stay for a while.
There’s a large waiting room with a nurse in it, but people can stay for as long as they need to.
DrHodges is a GP in the community.
He is a specialist in acute respiratory illness.
He has worked in the Victorian medical profession for 20 years.
“I started working at Bondi in 1997, and it was quite a busy time,” he tells us.
There were a number companies that had operations, but there wasn’t any real regulation.” “
It was very popular and it wasn’t really regulated.
There were a number companies that had operations, but there wasn’t any real regulation.”
He says that was a problem in Victoria, because the regulations didn’t actually apply to the medical profession.
“In the early 2000s, there were a few states and territories that did have regulations for medical practitioners,” Dr Hods said.
“We’ve been through quite a few of those, but in some cases, it was pretty much a voluntary sector, so it’s a bit more difficult to get regulation in place.”
But now that we’ve got the flu, we need to get it into the system.
We talk to a number people, all of whom have had a cold and sore throat, and they’ve all told us that it’s really not a big deal.
But that’s because they have to go to a specialist.
They’re also worried that if they go back to the parlor, they may miss out on their appointments and they might lose out on treatment.
The Parlours are in a very busy area of the CBD, so the staff are usually working on the weekends, so if they’re running late, they can get a lift home to their office, and then they can go back into the waiting rooms to see if they can catch a cold.
Dr James Hodge is a general practitioner, and the Parlor Social Media is one of his businesses.
He runs a private practice in the CBD called Dr James and Associates.
“We’ve had patients coming in with respiratory symptoms and it’s pretty common that they get pneumonia, but we’ve had cases where it’s influenza, which can be a bit scary,” he told us.
Dr. Hodge says that there are different types of flu, depending on the strain.
“And then there’s the type that causes pneumonia and then there are the types that can cause diarrhoea, and those are all more serious than the cold. “
That is the kind that causes a cold, it’s not an illness of the lungs,” he explained.
The Parlor is in a busy part of Bondi CBD. “
They are all potentially very dangerous, so we’ve actually got to be very careful to make it safe for patients to come into our office.”
The Parlor is in a busy part of Bondi CBD.
Photo : Alex Elinghausen But it’s important to note that not all parlors in the city are as good as Dr James & Associates