Family Medicine

Complete Health care for the family

 

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Our practice provides a range of comprehensive health services including:

  • Management of  Asthma,Allergies, Arthritis, Blood Pressure control, COPD , Diabetes, Eczema , Heart disease etc
  • Men’s and Women’s health
  • Immunisations- childhood and adult
  • Medical, employment and insurance medical
  • ECG,
  • Spirometry (Lung Function test)
  • Quit Smoking consultation and advice
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Health Assesments
  • Care Plans
  • Asthma Action Plans
  • Mental Health Care Plans

 

 

Travel Health & Vaccinations

Our doctors have expert knowledge of health risks for travellers and are always up to date with the latest disease outbreaks.

 

It is important to get advice on travel and travel vaccinations  if you are travelling overseas. You can prevent getting some serious illnesses if you are prepared before you travel.. We have worldwide up to date information about what vaccines are required in different countries and also what other precautions you need to take when travelling overseas.

 

As part of your travel consultation you will be provided with:

  • An individualised risk assessment of your trip, taking into account your itinerary, background health and planned activities during your trip.
  • All recommended vaccinations. We maintain a full stock of all vaccines at our clinic. We are a Government accredited Yellow Fever vaccination centre.
  • Malaria medications as required and advice regarding prevention of other mosquito borne infections such as Dengue Fever and Japanese Encephalitis.
  • Our international travel health guide booklet. You will find this to be an invaluable resource during your trip with advice on the prevention and management of most travel related health issues.
  • An international vaccination book with a record of all vaccinations provided by us.
  • A dedicated medication kit that will enable you to self-treat some of the most common travel ailments including Traveller’s Diarrhoea.

Please book an appointment to discuss your travel at least a month before your travel date as most vaccines need to be done 4 weeks prior to be effective.

 

 

Health Assessment

 

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners recommends the following checks. Please feel free to discuss this with your doctor for more information

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Details                                                        Frequency                        Who

Smoking Discussion Annual Smokers
Weight Check Annual All
Dietary Advice Annual All
Alcohol Advice Annual Drinkers
Physical Activity Advice Annual All
Blood Pressure Check Annual >18 years
Skin Cancer Check Annual >30 years
Diabetes Check Annual >40 years
Cardiovascular Risk Check 2 yearly >45 years
Cholesterol Check 2 yearly >45 years
Cervical Cancer Check (Pap Smear) 2 yearly Women >18 years
Breast Cancer Check 2 yearly Women >50 years
Bowel Cancer Check 2 yearly >50 years
Kidney Disease Check 5 yearly >50 years
Sexual Health Check Annually/New Partner All
Influenza Vaccination Annual >65 years, At Risk†
Pneumonia Vaccination Min of 5 year booster >65 years, At risk‡
     

 

* Minimum frequency, more often for certain at risk groups
** For general population, earlier checks appropriate for certain at risk group

† eg Heart Disease, Lung conditions incl Asthma, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Immune Disorders
‡ Smokers, Heart Disease, Lung Conditions,