Services

 

Our Services

 

We provide a comprehensive range of services that will ensure that you and your family are given the best possible advice and health care. Our experienced team of Doctors remain up to date on the latest insights in medical practice and study, and can assure you of the best possible care at your consultation.

 

Our doctors understand that men and women are different, each with specific health issues which can vary with different stages of life. Our staff are sensitive to the difficulty in discussing some health issues.

We provide specialised Men’s Health services including:

  • Men’s Health checks
  • Prostate disorders and Prostate Cancer Testing
  • Testosterone and other hormonal problems
  • Heart Disease Prevention
  • Erection problems
  • Ejaculation problems
  • Skin Checks
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Sexual Health Checks
  • Psychological
  • Hair Loss Treatment

Our women’s health services are designed to give you comfort and peace of mind regarding any women’s health issues, concerns or checks, and are carried out by our team of caring doctors; with the option to book your consultation with a female doctor, if preferred.

  • Women’s Health Check
  • Breast examinations
  • Cervical Screening
  • Pregnancy Planning and Fertility issues
  • Abnormalities of the Menstrual Cycle
  • Menopause
  • Contraception options
  • Sexual Health Checks

We understand that every parent wants the best for their child. It is important that your child has a positive experience at our practice.

We look after all children’s needs from birth, infancy, early childhood and adolescence, each with its own unique challenges.

Some of our specialised children services include:

  • Childhood Immunisation
  • Baby health checks
  • School-base catch up immunisation
  • Childhood travel vaccinations and advice
  • Learning difficulty and Developmental Problems
  • Speech disturbance
  • Psychological
  • Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements

The childhood immunisation service complies with Australian standards, and is fully accredited for the storage of immunisations and vaccinations.

All immunisations, as part of the Government schedule are free of charge.

All immunisations are electronically sent to Australian Immunisation Register at time of consultation.

In addition to the children’s Immunisation Program, we also recommend consulting our doctors before going overseas, for travel advise and vaccinations.

Then there is no out of pocket expense for kids under the age of 16 with Medicare card, consultations are directly bulk billed.

Pregnancy can be an exciting and stressful at times. It is important to be extra careful and have regular visits with your doctor during this time.

With so many things happening during this time and changes happening to a woman’s body it is important to have a supportive general practitioner who is able guide you through this process.

Our doctors offer shared antenatal care.

Our Doctors understand that sexually-related health matters are a very sensitive topic, however you can depend on the professionalism of our doctors and staff and be assured that your privacy is protected at all times. We ensure all of our patients are free to speak openly about personal issues such as sexuality and sex.

Regular screening is advisable for early detection and appropriate management, although there are no set intervals, it is advisable to get tested prior to commencing a new relationship and after having unprotected sex.

Some of our services include:

  • General sexual health exams
  • Pathology testing for sexually transmitted infections and HIV / AIDS
  • Treatment/medication to cure Chlamydia and other types of STIs
  • Preventative vaccination, including Hepatitis B
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Safer sex and general sex education information
  • Referrals for additional services

We strongly advise people to get tested immediately if they suspect that they have contracted an STD or STI - an early detection of any serious sexually transmitted disease can help reduce your suffering, transmitting to others or even save your life.

Our doctors are highly knowledgeable and up to date in providing comprehensive travel medicine and international health advice. Whatever your destination may be, our team can assist you in preparing for your safe and healthy travel and medical services including vaccinations and medication requirements.

We know what vaccinations are relevant for the part of the world you are travelling too and the legal requirements for each country.

Please ensure that you make an appointment with your doctor well in advance, as some vaccinations require completion prior to travel.

Please discuss with reception when you make an appointment.

One in five people at some point suffer from a form of mental illness, whether its anxiety, depression, stress, or other psychiatric illnesses. Everyone goes through highs and lows and experiences different levels of stress through their life, however, when these symptoms persist for a long period of time it is important to discuss these with your doctor.

We are all different, with our own coping mechanisms, hence no two people react the same way to a situation. Therefore, it is important for your doctor to also take an individualised approach, discuss and identify the issue and develop a management plan that is best suited to your needs.

Our doctors take the time and care required to understand the issues before deciding if further care is necessary such as, referral to a psychologist / psychiatrist, addition or adjustment to your medications or order any investigation if they feel physical cause needs to be excluded.

Discuss with reception appropriate time needed for your appointment and an extended appointment may need to be required.

Sporting injuries are a common and unfortunate side effect of keeping an active lifestyle.

Ensuring injuries are well looked after from the start can reduce the long-term effects.

Annual health check-ups are a great way to take stock of your health and identify factors which may be putting you at a higher risk. There is no standard health check, it is different for everyone. However, there are various health checks available based on your medical condition, age and ethnicity. Please discuss with our doctors what is recommended. Generally, basic measures such as Blood Pressure, height / weight, BMI and waist measurements is a good start.

Various Health Assessments and Management Plans are available based on your eligibility and needs. Please discuss with our doctors if you are eligible.

Queensland is known as the Sunshine State, and we thoroughly enjoy our weather most of the year. However, the constant sun exposure puts us at the highest rates of skin cancers in the world.

If you are concerned at any stage about any changes to your skin e.g. moles, sun spots, ulcers we encourage you to make an appointment as soon as possible.

In addition to this, it is a good idea to get regular skin checks. The frequency of these skin checks depends on your age, your sun exposure and predisposing factors, but generally as you get older more regular skin checks are required (usually annual skin checks are adequate)

Early detection is vital, and the majority of skin cancers if detected early can be successfully treated and cured.

Childhood / School based immunisations and / or travel immunisations. Immunisation or Vaccination is an important public health measure which prevents many diseases from causing significant sickness in individuals.

If you have any concerns about vaccinations we encourage you to discuss these with our doctors who are happy to explain in detail the benefits and risks of immunisations.

Emergencies take priority at our medical centre, for acute needs that may have otherwise resulted in an Emergency Department visit. We offer a walk in service (triage first) during work hours to utilize our purpose built treatment room.

Some examples of this may include chest pain, difficulty breathing, repair of lacerations, injured limbs/possible fracture, eye injuries, unwell child/elderly with fever, vomiting, diarrhoea or pain, pregnancy; pain or bleeding and/or psychological distress.

With a dedicated procedure room, our doctors can provide a range of procedures in a safe, sterile environment ranging from hormone implants to skin excisions.

Work related medicals are / or consultations are an important requirement for many occupations. Our doctors are able to assess and complete certificates for you in the same visit.

Work related reports are assessed and completed in timely manner as arranged with Provider.

If a medical examination is required as part of a medical report, please ensure adequate time is allowed. Please discuss with reception, appropriate time required.

Work place injuries are a common occurrence and our doctors are registered with Workcover Qld and other Insurers. We understand the importance of working with employers and rehabilitation specialists to ensure safe return to work plan for the injured worker. Our doctors provide prompt reports when requested and are available to discuss queries over the phone if required.

Home visits are available in Ashgrove and adjoining suburbs when your condition prevents you from attending the clinic, and will be at the discretion of the treating doctor.

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