General Services

We aim to provide a comprehensive service and feel we have the responsibility to develop an appropriate plan for any medical problem you present to us. Many of our doctors have special interests and advanced training in a number of fields.

See our online brochures for details of some of the special services we offer.

Many of our patients are unaware of our skills and training.  Even if we can’t help you, we probably know who can – that is one of the great benefits of having a good GP – their networks and contacts!

 

Chronic Disease Management – Enhanced Primary Care:

To assist people with chronic illness and others who need a range of services General Practice Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements can be planned and written by your GP ensure a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to your care

Patients with “Care Plans” may also be entitled to discounts by Allied Health Professionals – this can save you a lot of money

Chronic diseases are increasingly common and all our GPs are very well educated in their management. Some illnesses that entitle you to a Care Plan that our practice is particularly interested in are: Arthritis, Diabetes, Cancer Management, Heart Disease, Stroke, Asthma and Kidney Disease. All doctors bulk bill these Care Plan appointments

In catering for the over 75 year olds, preventive yearly health care assessments are available and recommended for all

 

Flu vaccinations:

These tests are carried out on the premises to give our patients taking Warfarin instant results

 

INR tests:

These tests are carried out on the premises to give our patients taking Warfarin instant results

 

Medicals:

Insurance and driving medical examinations
Management of work-related injuries and illnesses
Pre-employment medical examinations and workers’ compensation management
Diving medical examinations
Special work-related medicals: Spray painters and pesticide workers

 

Mental Health Services:

We do a lot of mental health work. We treat mental health patients in a holistic manner and do not always prescribe medications for them. Sometimes drugs help eg. severe depression. Other times specialist counselling works as well or better eg. generalised anxiety. Your doctor may offer you a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan, this will make it cheaper to see a counsellor. We are indeed fortunate to have experienced excellent counsellors and psychologists working in the practice – Katherine Pacey and Ron Farrell, and we liaise closely with them about many patients

 

Our Preventive Medical Services:

Blood pressure and cholesterol
Weight reduction and healthy eating advice
Help with stopping smoking, drug and alcohol advice
Fitness and exercise counselling
Bowel cancer screening

 

Services for Men:

Early detection of prostate cancer and testicular cancer
The 45-49 year old health checks for men, these include full check-ups with advice regarding illness prevention and healthy living

 

Services for Children:

Childhood immunisation
Healthy Kids Check – “Get Set 4 Life” These appointments are bulk billed
Growth and development monitoring

 

Services for Women:

Well Women’s Clinic – includes Pap smear & breast check with our qualified Practice Nurse. These appointments are bulk billed
Family planning including cap fitting and “morning after” contraception
Long acting contraception injections / Implanon Implants / IUD insertion
Pregnancy testing and pregnancy care including pre pregnancy counselling
Hormone replacement and osteoporosis prevention
Early detection of breast cancer