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Family Practice

Family practice is the medical specialty which provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is the specialty in breadth which integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family practice encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity.

Family Physician

The family physician is a physician who is educated and trained in family practice -- a broadly encompassing medical specialty. Family physicians possess unique attitudes, skills, and knowledge which qualify them to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance and preventive services to each member of the family regardless of sex, age or type of problem, be it biological, behavioral, or social. These specialists, because of their background and interactions with the family, are best qualified to serve as each patient's advocate in all health-related matters, including the appropriate use of consultants, health services, and community.

Immunisation (Children & Travel)

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against certain diseases. The risks of these diseases are far greater than the very small risks of immunisation. Click here to know why,how and where relating to immunising children and the diseases they can now be immunised against. Tables are included showing the schedule for immunising children.Travelling overseas can expose you to many diseases that you are not exposed to at home. Immunisation protects you against a number of diseases is recommended before travelling to certain countries where there is a high risk for that disease. If you have any questions about immunisation, please discuss them with your doctor.

Accupuncture

In reality Acupuncture are practiced medical treatments that are over 5,000 years old. Very basically, Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles, (sometimes in conjunction with electrical stimulus), on the body's surface, in order to influence physiological functioning of the body.

WorkCover services

A Workcover Certificate is issued by your treating medical practitioner.

The Workcover Certificate provides details of your injury, and if appropriate, your capacity to work.

The initial Workcover Certificate must be issued by a general practitioner, and must accompany a Worker's Claim for Compensation.

Work cover

  • Covers reasonable medical treatment and rehabilitation;
  • provides weekly payments of compensation if there is incapacity for work after the injury/illness
  • assists the staff member to return to work as quickly and safely as possible after their injury/illness

Accident and Emergency

An event demanding immediate medical attention. Our doctors understand the patient's feeling of urgency and the cure. In dealing with specific emergency, the doctor adopts a different approach. Instead of taking a history performing a examination in an usual way, our doctors replace this with rapid assessment and immediate management. Sometimes, the diagnoses may be possible on the information available over the telephone. So, always phone the surgery first and you would be advised on the appropriate action.

Minor Surgical Procedures

Minor surgical procedures include excision of typical and irritated naevi, cysts, skin cancers, as well as incision and drainage of abscess. Removal of warts, cryosurgery are also done in the medical centre.

General medical examination

Our internal medicine staff provides comprehensive services for adults, such as diagnosing and treating health problems that require prompt attention, conducting general physical examinations and performing screenings, which may detect health problems early.

Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking at any age improves health and quality of life for you and people near you. Quitting can affect premature death rates in as little as five years. Evidence confirms that even brief counseling by a health professional, particularly a general practitioner, can increase your chances of successfully quitting.

Dietary and nutrition

The health, economic and psychological costs of overweight and obesity are very high. Overweight and obese people experience greater morbidity in addition to other social problems, such as discrimination.

While the treatment of people who are currently overweight and obese should continue, we believe that the current trend of an increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity will be reversed only if urgent steps are taken to prevent people becoming overweight and obese.

Men's health

Typically men don't like to talk about their health and figures prove that men still visit their GP far less than women. Although men are usually physically stronger than women, they're not always healthier - and are more likely to die sooner. Symptoms of prostate problems and treatment.

Skin Clinic

Dr Paul Buckley is a doctor who specializes in skin diseases and he is available on Tuesday evening and Friday mornings.

Sports Clinic

Dr Jason Res runs a sports clinic on Mondays for initial consultations. With Dr Jason regarding sprots medicine please notify the receptionist as a 30 minute initial appointment will be required.

Antenatal Care and Women's Health

We have many practitioners with an interest in women's health, antenatal and postnatal care. Some of our doctors have postgradute qualifications in this area.

Baby Checks

We have practice nurses who are able to carry our your baby's development checks immunizations. This service is enhanced by the presence of your doctor in the clinic should any problems or queries arise during the check.

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