Dr Kavita Kasana

Dr Kavita Kasana has been with Brook Medical Centre since 2021.

Dr Kavita has special interests in chronic management, general practice and women’s health.

Dr Kavita is available 5 days a week for appointments.


Appointments Available

We have been lucky to recruit new doctors to the practice and we now have available appointments each day.

Wait times can be long and a non urgent problem may cause a longer wait time in an emergency situation.

Please call Brook Medical Centre on 65431222 to book an appointment before heading to the E.D for non urgent issues.

Our Emergency Department at Muswellbrook Hospital is for emergencies




Welcome Dr Emenike Muonanu

We welcome Dr Emenike Muonanu to Brook Medical Centre.

Dr Emenike is a GP registrar with the RACGP.

He plans to remain in Muswellbrook for the foreseeable future and has special interests in adult medicine, mental health, and paediatrics.

He is available 5 days per week for appointments.



June – July Newsletter


Gallstones are hard stones made of cholesterol, calcium and bile, which form in the Gallbladder. This is the pouch under the liver, which stores bile. In turn, bile is released into the intestine after meals to help absorb fats.


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As we age, our joints show wear and tear. The cartilage (lining) of the joints is affected most, but bones, ligaments and muscles can also be involved. This is known as degenerative or osteoarthritis. It affects almost everyone over 40. The severity varies. Knees, hips, hands and the spine are the most commonly affected joints. Risk factors include being overweight, positive family history and joint injuries.


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Acne is a skin infection. Under hormonal (mainly testosterone) influence, sebaceous glands in the skin produce excess oil, which can block the pores allowing bacteria to multiply. It is most common in the teenage years but can also affect adults. Males are more prone, and there are genetic tendencies too.


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There are numerous reasons why people may feel dizzy or pass out. A true faint (vaso-vagal episode) is a brief episode of unconsciousness caused by a drop in blood pressure. In turn, this can be due to a change in the blood vessels or the heart rate. When we faint, the blood vessels typically widen, causing the pressure inside them to drop.


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Headaches are one of the commonest symptoms experienced . Virtually everyone  will get a headache at some stage. Some get them often, and others rearely. Whilst there are serious causes, the vast majority are not. The most typical form of a headache is the "tension-type headache" felt as a band around the head. It can last from half an hour to an entire day. Stress can be a factor but not necessarily. Treatment is with simple analgesia. Ensue you drink adequate water.


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My Health Record


The My Health Record is an online summary of your health information. You can control what goes into your My Health Record and who has access to it.

Information in your My Health Record may include: allergies, medical conditions, treatments, and medicine details.


You can phone our office on 65431222 to check on your results, but did you know that you can also access your results yourself on apps such as Healthi and via your my health record?






You can also find Key health information like immunisations, pathology and diagnostic imaging reports, prescription and dispensing information, hospital discharge summaries and more, all in one place.


A My Health Record is also good when you are admitted to a hospital in an emergency – the Doctor treating you can access your most current medications and results and treat you accordingly.


Next time you see your GP, ask him/her to upload your most recent information to your My Health Record.



5th Covid Vaccine

All adults can get a booster if it’s been 6 months or longer since their last COVID-19 booster or confirmed infection (whichever is most recent) for additional protection against severe illness from COVID.

This is recommended for people at higher risk of severe illness, including:

  • everyone 65 years and over
  • everyone 18 years and over with medical comorbidities, disability or complex health needs.

Children and young people aged 5 to 17 years can get a booster dose if:

  • they have a health condition that put them at risk of severe illness, and
  • if it’s been 6 months since their last dose or COVID-19 infection.

Your doctor can help you decide if your child should receive a booster.

Booster doses are not recommended at this time for children and adolescents under 18 years of age who do not have any risk factors for severe COVID-19.

All vaccines are approved for use in Australia and continue to provide very strong protection against serious illness from COVID-19, however, Omicron-specific bivalent vaccines are preferred for boosters.


Atagi Booster Advice Chart

Call 65431222 to book in for your 5th vaccine.


Anzac Day

Brook Medical Centre will be closed Tuesday 25th April for Anzac Day.

In case of emergency please call 000

We will re open Wednesday 26th April at 8:30am.





April – May Newsletter

Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, inflammation of the tendons where they meet the bone at the elbow on the thumb side, is commonly called tennis elbow.


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Coeliac Disease

Coeliac Disease is a condition where there is a
marked immune response to gluten which is found in
wheat, rye and barley.


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Warts are extremely common small eruptions on the
skin caused by the Human papillomavirus (of which
there are at least 70 types).


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Psychedelic Medicine

In a move taking most by surprise, the Therapeutic
Good administration (TGA) has announced that “from
1 July this year, medicines containing the psychedelic
substances psilocybin and MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
can be prescribed by specifically
authorised psychiatrists for the treatment of certain
mental health conditions”.


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Stress Incontinence in Women

Urinary incontinence is the inability to voluntarily stop the flow of urine. It is far
more common in women than men affecting up to 50%, and whilst not age specific,
it is more frequent in later years.


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2023 Flu Vaccinations

Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza virus. There are two main types of human influenza viruses: A and B. There are also many sub-types and strains. Flu can occur throughout the year but is most common in autumn and winter. In most flu seasons there is more than one strain circulating in the community.


Flu clinics will commence on the 12th of April and bookings are now open.


We will have both government supplied and private vaccines for those aged 5-64 who are not eligible for the funded vaccine. Private Vaccines are $15.


Some people are eligible for a free flu vaccine because they are more vulnerable to flu:


  • children from 6 months to under 5 years of age
  • people with serious health conditions (including severe asthma, diabetes, cancer, immune disorders, obesity, kidney, heart, lung or liver disease)
  • pregnant women
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from 6 months of age
  • people who are 65 years of age and over.


Fighting Flu Starts with you – all you need to know about the Flu


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