The Importance of Heart Health Check

In the sunny and bustling area of Surfers Paradise, My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise is your go-to place for health and well-being. Here, we focus on something very important for everyone – keeping your heart healthy. Our article, “The Importance of Heart Health Check,” is all about helping you live a healthier and happier life by taking good care of your heart.

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Understanding Heart Health

Heart health is pivotal to our overall well-being. It’s about more than avoiding heart disease; it’s about nurturing a vital organ that keeps us alive and kicking. Here’s why regular heart health checks at My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise are essential:

  1. Early Detection of Heart Issues: Catching heart problems early can be a game-changer. The Heart Foundation emphasises the importance of early detection in managing heart diseases effectively.
  2. Lifestyle Guidance: Our team provides personalised advice on maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle, aligning with resources like Better Health Channel.
  3. Stress Management: Stress is a silent enemy of heart health.

Services at My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise

At My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise, we offer a range of services to keep your heart beating strong:

  • General Practice and Family Medicine: Your first line of defense in heart health.
  • Cosmetic & Rejuvenation Clinic: Believe it or not, looking good contributes to feeling good, heart included!
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy: Innovative treatments that support overall health.

Heart Health: A Community Effort

Heart health isn’t a solo journey. It’s about community, support, and shared knowledge. Engage with organisations like The Heart Research Institute to stay informed and involved.

The Beat Goes On: A Closer Look at Heart Health

The heart, a muscular organ about the size of a fist, is our body’s engine room. It pumps blood throughout the body, supplying oxygen and nutrients to tissues and removing carbon dioxide and other wastes. This relentless workhorse beats approximately 100,000 times a day, a testament to its incredible endurance and efficiency. But like any engine, it requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly.

Risk Factors: What to Watch Out For

Several factors can increase the risk of heart disease. However, many risk factors are lifestyle-related and, therefore, manageable. These include:

  • Smoking: A major cause of cardiovascular disease, as Cancer Council Australia
  • High Blood Pressure: Often symptomless, it’s a silent threat to heart health.
  • Cholesterol Levels: High levels of bad cholesterol can lead to plaque buildup in arteries.
  • Diabetes: This condition significantly increases the risk of heart disease.
  • Obesity: Excess weight strains the heart and can lead to other risk factors like diabetes.
  • Physical Inactivity: A sedentary lifestyle is a key enemy of heart health.

The Power of Prevention

Prevention is better than cure, especially when it comes to heart health. Here are some powerful steps you can take:

  • Regular Exercise: The Australian Heart Foundation recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week.
  • Healthy Diet: A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains can do wonders for your heart.
  • Weight Management: Keeping a healthy weight reduces the strain on your heart.
  • Stress Reduction: Techniques like meditation, yoga, and even simple breathing exercises can help manage stress.
  • Regular Check-Ups: Visiting My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise for regular heart health checks can catch potential issues early.

Innovations in Heart Health Care

The field of cardiology has seen remarkable advancements in recent years. From cutting-edge diagnostic tools to minimally invasive surgical techniques, the options for heart care are more effective and less intrusive than ever. At My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise, we stay abreast of these developments, ensuring our patients receive the best possible care.

The Role of Technology in Heart Health

Technology plays a pivotal role in modern heart care. Wearable devices that monitor heart rate and rhythm are becoming increasingly popular. These gadgets not only help individuals track their fitness levels but can also alert them to potential heart irregularities.

Community and Support: The Heart of the Matter

Heart health is not just a personal journey; it’s a communal one. At My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise, we believe in building a community of care. We encourage our patients to participate in local heart health programs and support groups, fostering an environment of mutual support and encouragement.

Empowering Patients Through Education

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to health. We are committed to educating our patients about heart health. This includes understanding the risks, recognising the symptoms of heart problems, and knowing the steps to take to maintain a healthy heart. Our website and clinic offer resources and information, making heart health education accessible to all.

The Future of Heart Health

Looking ahead, the future of heart health is bright. With ongoing research, evolving technologies, and a growing awareness of the importance of heart health, we are moving towards a world where heart disease is no longer a leading cause of death. At My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise, we are proud to be part of this journey, offering our patients the best in heart health care.

Recognising a Healthy Heart

A healthy heart is often indicated by more than just the absence of symptoms. It involves:

  • Steady, Regular Heartbeat: An even and consistent heartbeat is a sign of a healthy heart.
  • Good Stamina and Energy Levels: Being able to engage in physical activities without undue fatigue suggests strong heart health.
  • Healthy Blood Pressure: Consistently normal blood pressure readings are a good indicator.
  • Clear Arteries: Regular check-ups, including cholesterol tests, can ensure your arteries are clear of blockages.


At My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise, your heart health is our priority. We’re not just a clinic; we’re your partners in the journey towards a healthier heart. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing personalised care and expert advice tailored to your unique health needs. We believe in a proactive approach to heart health, emphasising prevention, early detection, and effective management of heart conditions. Don’t wait for tomorrow; contact us today for your heart health check. Let’s beat heart disease together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Heart disease, mental health issues, prostate and testicular problems, lifestyle-related diseases, and sexual health concerns.

It’s recommended to have a heart health check every two years, especially if you’re over 45 or have a family history of heart disease.

Diet, exercise, and stress management play significant roles in maintaining heart health.

Genetics can influence heart disease risk, but lifestyle factors are also crucial.

A balanced diet, regular exercise, avoiding smoking, and regular health checks are key.

Yes, chronic stress can lead to high blood pressure and other heart-related issues.

Podiatrist Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke is a Podiatrist who specialises in the treatment and rehabilitation of pain in the foot, ankle and lower limb. Paul has worked amongst multidisciplinary clinical settings including GP’s, Podiatric Surgeons, Vascular Surgeons & Specialists, Chronic disease specialists and Podiatrists who specialise in Biomechanics and orthoses manufacturing and modifications. Paul is a graduate of the University of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Paul has a reputation for being particularly skilled and precise with a scalpel. His professional clinical interests include but are not limited to:

  • Toe nail surgeries (both PNA/TNA with matrix phenolisation). Toe and nail pathologies (Elongated nails, toe and nail deformity and fungal nail infections).
  • Achilles Tendonopathies (Trained in shockwave therapy). Heel pain (Plantar fasciitis, fat pad atrophy, nerve entrapment, apophysitis and osteochondrosis)
  • Ankle pathologies (Sprains, nerve impingements and tarsal coalitions)
  • Forefoot pathologies (Forefoot deformities/pain, Morton’s neuroma, bursitis, bunions and arthritis). Mid foot pathologies (Osteoarthritis and Tibial Post dysfunction/adult acquired flatfoot deformity)
  • Hip and lower back pain from mal foot alignment and tibial/femoral torsion
  • Paediatrics (Wart debridement, developmental growth milestones, orthotics, general assessments and deformities of the lower limb)
  • Diabetic assessments and education
  • Biomechanics and orthoses manufacturing and modifications (Custom and off the shelf devices and biomechanical assessments).


Paul Clarke forms a great asset to any multidisciplinary clinical team. Renowned for his kind and warm nature, Paul tends to build great rapport with patients and medical professionals alike.

Physiotherapist Patrick Harrington

Patrick Harrington Physiotherapist, B Ex Sc, M Phty Patrick has a strong interest for learning about the human body and educating on the best ways to ensure successful rehabilitation when injured.

Patrick graduated Griffith University with a Bachelor in Exercise Science, followed by a Masters in Physiotherapy degree. With a background in competitive surf-lifesaving and swimming, he has a passion for treating and educating on injuries relating to the musculoskeletal system. Patrick approaches each individual patient by educating and empowering them, in order to achieve the best health outcomes possible.

Patrick’s professional interests include:

Musculoskeletal Injuries: Treating areas including shoulders, neck & lower back, ankles, hips, and wrists, by creating programs containing manual therapy and exercises to benefit each individual patient.

Cardiorespiratory Conditions: Education and use of a variety of breathing techniques, as well as walking programs to obtain the best health outcomes.

Neurological Conditions: Retraining of gait, developing muscle strength, and developing a specific program in order to restore deficits as much as possible.

Dietitian Kailey Henry

Kailey has a passion for food and learning how nutrients interact and influence the health of our bodies.
Kailey graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and has since been sharing her passion and expertise within the community through individual consultations and group education. Kailey takes a holistic and individualized approach to nutrition, with a focus on empowering each individual to make positive, lifelong lifestyle changes through achievable goals.

Kailey’s professional interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Paediatric nutrition and pregnancy/breastfeeding
  • Education & strategies for fussy eaters, faltering growth, meeting key nutrition recommendations for conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Chronic disease management
  • Nutritional management of diabetes, cholesterol health, cardiovascular disease, COPD, renal disease and liver disease.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Minimising abdominal discomfort, improving altered bowel habits, education on food choices for self-management.

Dr Day Hong Ma

Qualifications: Currently registered in the Medical Council of Australia as a Vocational Registered GP and Specialist General Surgeon. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of Adelaide, South Australia MBBS. Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and London Master degree in Skin Cancer Medicine in University of Queensland. Extensive experience in various aspects of General Practice. In the past I have been a Senior Lecturer of the University of Queensland and Assistant Professor of Bond University involving teaching medical students. I was a supervisor for the Royal Australasian College of General Practice, involved in training junior GP. I also trained many Overseas Trained Doctors. At the present time I am a GP with the following special interests : 1. Skin Cancers skin cancer checks with Mol Max and dermoscopy. I was awarded a Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy from the International Dermoscopy Society surgical excisions of complex skin cancers ( sun cancers and melanomas ) non surgical approach to some skin cancers and precancerous lesions such as Photo Dynamic Therapy and cautery and curettage. 2. Cosmetic Medicine This includes micro needling, platelet rich plasma, and injectables such as fillers and neuromuscular modulators. I have completed the training course under the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and Australian Skin Skills Education and Training. Dr Ma also speaks Chinese Mandarin

Dr Greeshma Tummala

I am overseas trained GP and practiced for more than 5 years in India although completed AMC licensing exam here. In India, I have practiced in all aspects of general practice.

My areas of Interest are: Women’s Health, cervical cancer screening, Antenatal Care, Child Immunisations, Chronic Disease Management, Implanon Insertion and Removal, Mental Health, Pregnancy Counselling, Travel Vaccinations, Women’s Health, Medicinal Treatment.

Dr. Tariq Hayat Jamaldini

Qualifications: MBBS, AMC Certified, FRACGP, Fellowship Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Speaks: English, Balochi, Brahui, Hindi, and Urdu

Dr. Tariq Hayat Jamaldini is a highly experienced General Practitioner (GP) / Family Medicine Physician with a distinguished career spanning over 20 years in the field of healthcare. Renowned for his profound knowledge, comprehensive and compassionate approach, Dr. Tariq Jamaldini ensures that every family member, from infants to seniors, receives the individualised care they deserve. With a strong commitment to promoting and maintaining the health and well-being of his patients, Dr. Tariq Hayat Jamaldini has solidified his reputation as a trusted healthcare professional in the community. His medical practice is built on a foundation of integrity, empathy, and a genuine desire to improve the lives of those he treats. Through his dedication to continues learning and clinical excellence, he has expertly diagnosed, treated, and managed a wide range of health conditions, placing him at the forefront of Family Medicine.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Tariq Jamaldini’s diverse expertise encompasses various areas of medicine, making him a well-rounded practitioner capable of addressing a wide range of patient needs. His dedication to improving the health and well-being of his patients continues to be the driving force behind his successful medical career. 

  • General Practice: Tariq Hayat Jamaldini is a trusted General Practitioner (GP) who focuses on providing a wide range of general medical services to patients of all ages. Whether you need preventive care, health assessments, or treatment for common illnesses, you can trust Dr. Jamaldini to deliver compassionate and personalized healthcare with his holistic approach.  
  • Cosmetic Medicine: Dr Tariq Hayat Jamaldini has been actively involved in performing cosmetic procedures since 2009. His interest in cosmetic medicine reflects his belief in the importance of helping patients look and feel their best. His expertise in cosmetic procedures, such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, PRP injections, allows him to provide patients with safe and effective solutions to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence.
  • Skin Cancer: Tariq Jamaldini takes a proactive approach to skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. His comprehensive knowledge of skin cancer, coupled with his skill in performing screenings and providing treatment options, has saved many lives. 
  • Medicinal Prescriber: Tariq Jamaldini is a certified and authorized specialist prescriber for medicinal, helping patients manage chronic pain and various medical conditions with this alternative therapy. His thorough understanding of the medical benefits of ensures that patients receive the best possible care. 
  • Men’s Health: Tariq Jamaldini understands the unique healthcare needs of men and provides specialized services tailored to men’s health concerns. Whether its addressing issues related to prostate health, sexual health, hormonal imbalances, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculations, hair loss or overall wellness, Dr. Jamaldini is here to support men in their healthcare journey.
  • Opioid Dependence Treatment: Dr Tariq Jamaldini has been a licensed opioid prescriber with Queensland Opioid Treatment Program since 2013. During this time, he has successfully treated and stabilized a significant number of patients who were struggling with opioid dependency. If you or a loved one is facing the challenges of opioid addiction, Dr. Jamaldini provides compassionate and evidence-based treatment choices. His steady dedication is focused on assisting individuals in their journey to overcome addiction and reclaim their health and overall well-being.

Dr Tariq Hayat Jamaldini dedication to providing high-quality healthcare, combined with his multifaceted expertise, makes him a respected and valued member of the medical community. His patients appreciate his unwavering commitment to their well-being and the comprehensive care he provides across various medical disciplines.

Book an online appointment or call: 07 55922299

Dr Altaf Latif Ayyaril

General Practitioner, Male, MBBS, AMC, Fellowship Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.Speaks Malayalam, and English  Dr Altaf Latif Ayyaril is a vocationally qualified and experienced General Practitioner from India having completed his Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India in 2002. He started his medical career in various medical facilities in Kerala, India. He moved to Australia in 2007 and commenced working at Alice Springs Hospital, NT. He has since worked in hospitals in Melbourne, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and commenced General Practice in 2016 in Kilcoy QLD followed by North Stradbroke Island and Beaudesert. He was awarded a Fellow of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners in 2021. Dr Altaf has special interests in Chronic Disease Management, Acute Management and Mental health amongst other areas of General Practice. He also performs skin cancer checks and minor skin procedures. Dr Altaf speaks Malayalam in addition to English.  

Areas of interest:

  • General Family Medicine
  • Mens health
  • Chronic disease management
  • Health assessments
  • Mental health
  • Skin cancer Checks
  • Minor surgical procedures.

Dr Paul Fisher

Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Dip RACOG) Dr.Fisher qualified as a Pharmacist before completing a medical degree at The University of Tasmania. After working in hospitals & General Practice in Tasmania & Queensland, He commenced work at My Doctors Clinic (formerly The Day & Night Medical Centre) 20 years ago. He is a Medical Officer in The Air Force Reserve & has worked as a Doctor for the Defence Department over the past 30 years. Paul is interested in all areas of General Practice with a special interest in Mental Health (He is a Doctor for Beyond Blue), Obstetrics (Maternity) & Diabetes.