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Playford's healthy priority

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Playford's healthy priority
Published 23 November 2016
A local medical practitioner is enjoying contributing to the #SmartHealth of the Playford community.

A local medical practitioner is enjoying contributing to the #SmartHealth of the Playford community. Dr Seema Jain (left) at her surgery. Health continues to be a growth industry across the City of Playford, with concern for the wellness of the community an ongoing area of focus.

With the announcement of ACH Group’s specialist-health precinct project at Elizabeth Vale, health development in the north is set for massive growth.

However, the City of Playford is keen for further growth in this field across the local community.

“We are a facilitator and we are looking at helping to introduce new health services for the benefit of the community,” City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said.

“We are aware of some areas in health that we need to grow in our area, including mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder among our local veteran community.

“We welcome any investors or health service providers to speak to us about potential plans for the Playford community.”

Among the health experts already practising in the Playford community is Dr Seema Jain, who operates the Elizabeth Grove Surgery.

A 10-year veteran in the Playford community, Dr Jain took over the practice from long-time local medico Dr John Gardner, who, along with his wife Astrid, cared for the local population for over 40 years.

Dr Jain said working in the northern suburbs has been a positive experience.

“I love my job and talking to people and changing their lives and that was my whole reason for coming out north,” Dr Jain said.

The centre now features two practising GPs, a registrar, a practice nurse, as well as visiting physiotherapists, a dietician, podiatrist, mental health clinician and two receptionists.

Dr Jain has a particular interest in drug and alcohol addiction and is offering the public free support to fight these problems through a meditation program.

For further information about the meditation program, you can contact Dr Jain at the Elizabeth Grove Surgery (8255 2133).

*This article first appeared in North Is Up, which you can read in full here.