Preventative Health

Health checks

We recommend routine health checks. In particular, comprehensive health assessments are advised for the following age-groups:

  • Babies 6 weeks old
  • 4 years old
  • 45-49 years old
  • Over 75 years old annual checks

Preventive healthcare is an integral part of general practice and finds its way into most of our consultation.  It includes everything from infant immunisations to assessing your heart risk to reducing the risk of falls in older people. Preventive healthcare includes the prevention of illness, the early detection of specific disease, and the promotion and maintenance of health. Preventive care is based on a partnership between the Ellen Health team and you …. our patient … and is designed to help you reach your goals of maintaining or improving your health. Preventive activities are different for each gender and stage of life. For new patients to Ellen Health, your first experience of preventive health will be with our practice nurses who will collect information about your general health, family medical history, height and weight and blood pressure. 

Prevention is the key to your future health. It is estimated that 80% of premature heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes and 40% of cancer could be prevented through interventions that lead to healthy diet, regular physical activity and avoidance of tobacco products. 

Determining whether a preventive activity is beneficial, harmful or otherwise requires ongoing attention to evidence and research. 

This is particularly the case in the area of cancer screening where there is considerable debate about balancing harms and benefits, and avoiding over-diagnosis and over-treatment. 

Our Team

Dr. Jemma Dalrymple
Jemma grew up in Perth and graduated from the University of Western Australia, but lived and worked in Sydney for 12 yea...
Dr. Jemma Dalrymple
Dr. Marcus Middleton
Dr Middleton graduated from the University of WA in 1980. After internship and residency at Fremantle Hospital, spent a ...
Dr. Marcus Middleton
Dr. Helen Moonen
Since moving to Fremantle in 2003, Helen worked as an Emergency registrar in Fremantle Hospital and more recently, Rehab...
Dr. Helen Moonen
Dr. Sandy Braiuka
Dr Sandy Braiuka has enjoyed careers in many aspects of health care for over 30 years, including as a teacher, researche...
Dr. Sandy Braiuka
Dr Ashley Wallin
Ashley grew up in Melbourne and first moved to Perth in 2005 when completing flight training. In 2011 he returned to Per...
Dr Ashley Wallin
Dr. Michelle Musca
About Michelle was born and raised in Perth, and completed her medical degree at the University of Western Australia in ...
Dr. Michelle Musca
Dr. Courtney Taylor
With degrees from both UWA and Notre Dame University, Courtney is a local WA Doctor who has trained throughout regional,...
Dr. Courtney Taylor
Dr. Elizabeth Jaskolski
She is proud to call herself a Freo local after moving to the port city in 2013.  “My husband and I love the beach li...
Dr. Elizabeth Jaskolski
Jille Burns
In 2011 Ellen Health were delighted to be one of the first practices in WA to welcome an independent nurse practitioner ...
Jille Burns