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Doctors Services

GPs have a vast range of knowledge and individual interest including men’s, women’s and children’s health in addition to chronic disease management and preventative care. The GPs are also equipped to deal with Work, Health and Safety issues including pre-employment checks, work based injuries and return to work programs to get you back to a happy and healthy life.

Services

  • Family medicine
  • Women’s health
  • Men’s health clinics
  • Children’s health checks
  • Acute disease management
  • Chronic disease management and care plans
  • Mental health management and care plans
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health management and care plans
  • Antenatal management with GP shared care
  • Specialist referrals
  • Workers Compensation medical management
  • Travel advice
  • Vaccinations
  • Pre-employment Medicals
  • Fitness to drive assessments
  • Minor surgical procedures – suturing of lacerations, removal of cysts
  • Skin Checks
  • Asthma management
  • Diabetes management

Women's Health

  • Pap smears
  • Gynaecological examinations
  • Cervical Cancer screening and immunisation
  • Breast examinations and Breast Cancer screening
  • Breast lumps
  • Premenstrual dysphoria disorder
  • Fertility problems
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Family planning and contraception
  • Implanon insertion and removal
  • Depot contraception
  • Antenatal care including GP shared care
  • Post-natal checks
  • Lactation and breast feeding advice
  • Menopause management
  • Incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Sexual Health and STD testing
  • Hormonal abnormalities

Men's Health

Despite statistical evidence that clearly shows men have a higher mortality rate than women, men still show a greater reluctance to seek medical advice.
Men have a tendency to deny feeling unwell or shrug it off with that well-worn phrase ‘I’ll be alright’.

The fact is that it may often not be alright. Like women, men too have specific health needs that require care and attention.

The Men’s Health Clinic makes it easier for men to talk about, and understand their own health needs. Our doctors can help guide you towards a healthier lifestyle and teach you how to avoid health problems that typically affect men such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart conditions
  • Weight management
  • Prostate concerns
  • Urinary problems
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Lack of general physical fitness

The Men’s Health Clinic allows men of all ages to take control of their health with the support, guidance and understanding of our specialists who have both the time and expertise to cater for your individual needs.

If any problems exist our doctors can help you with advice, treatment and/or a second opinion.

You don’t need a referral to attend and the Men’s Health Clinic fees are eligible for a rebate from Medicare

Childrens Health

  • One week old baby check
  • Immunisation – scheduled & catch up
  • Healthy eating
  • Breast feeding
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Asthma management
  • Skin conditions,
  • Weight management
  • Mental health
  • Behavioural issues
  • Growth and development
  • Minor trauma

Preventative Health

  • Weight Management
  • Lifestyle change management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Drug & alcohol problems
  • Medication review

Health Assesments

The assessment of a patient’s health and physical, psychological and social function & consideration of whether preventative health care or education should be offered to the patient, to improve that patient’s health and physical, psychological or social function.

  • Type 2 diabetes risk assessment 40-49 yr old
  • 45-49 yr old health assessment
  • 75 years and over health assessment
  • Permanent residents of an aged care facility assessment
  • People with an intellectual disability health assessment
  • Refugees and other humanitarian entrants health assessment
  • Former defence personnel health assessment
  • Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander health assessment (child & adult)
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Diabetes Cycle of Care
  • Asthma Cycle of Care
  • GP Management Plan
  • Team Care Arrangements
  • Multidisciplinary care plan
  • Multidisciplinary care plan for residents of an aged care facility
  • Review of GP management plan and team care arrangements
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Cholesterol monitoring
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • INR monitoring
  • Heart health
  • Pain management

Nurses Services

Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles.

Health Assessments

Our practice nurses along with your regular GP are able to conduct health assessments for the following:

  • 45-49yr Assessment
  • Over 75yr Assessment
  • ATSI Assessment

Health assessments are generally made up of the following elements:

  • Information collection, including taking a patient history and undertaking or arranging examinations
  • Investigations as required
  • Making an overall assessment of the patient
  • Recommending appropriate interventions
  • Providing advice and information to the patient;
  • Keeping a record of the health assessment, and offering the patient a written report about the health assessment, with recommendations about matters covered by the health assessment

A health assessment will take between 45-60 minutes.

Chronic Condition Management

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

Eye Syringing

One of the most frequent ways to remove wax in general practice is by ear irrigation, or syringing as it is commonly known. This procedure cannot be carried out if the person has had any ear surgery, recent infections or a perforation of the ear drum. It is also not advisable to carry out the procedure if the patient has any dizziness problems or very troublesome tinnitus.

During this procedure, the person sits in a chair and the ear is rinsed with warm water from an electronic irrigator. The wax and water is collected in a basin or cup-shaped device which the patient holds under their ear.

Pap Smears

Having a Pap smear every two years offers the best chance of preventing cervical cancer.

The Pap smear is a quick and simple test used to check for changes to the cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer. A doctor or nurse takes a sample of cells from the surface of the cervix and smears them on to a glass slide. The slide is sent to a laboratory for analysis and the results are usually available within 2 weeks.

Most Pap smear results are normal. A small number show changes in the cells of the cervix, mostly minor infections that usually clear up naturally or are easily treated. In a very small number of cases the abnormality persists and if left untreated, may develop into cervical cancer. When detected early, changes to the cells of the cervix can be treated.

The Pap smear is currently the best test available for the prevention of most cases of cervical cancer. All women between the ages of 18 and 70 should have a Pap smear every two years. Women should start having Pap smears between 18 and 20 years of age or one to two years after becoming sexually active.

Childhood Immunisations

Our practice nurses are available to do childhood immunisations as per the NSW Immunisation Schedule.

They are also available to speak to if your child needs to arrange catch-up vaccinations.

For more information on the NSW Immunisations please go to http://www.immunise.health.gov.au

The current NSW Immunisation Schedule is:

Travel Vaccines

Many diseases which are a risk to travellers can be prevented by immunisation. You should talk to your doctor about any vaccines or boosters you may need. Some diseases that should be considered are:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Rabies
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Yellow fever
  • Cholera
  • Measles

Some countries still suffer high rates of infection from diseases that are rare in Australia due to our routine childhood vaccination.

If you were born overseas, and you are returning to visit friends and family, you should still check with your doctor if you need any immunisations.

Your immunity to some diseases may have changed or diminished with time.

Immunisations which are now routine in childhood in Australia should also be considered if travelling to areas where these diseases remain common.

Depending on your age and previous medical history, you may not be protected against diseases such measles or polio.

It is important to schedule a visit to your doctor at least 6-8 weeks before you travel to allow time to complete any vaccination schedule you undertake.

Wound Care

Our Practice Nurses are available to assist with the management of any wounds.

This includes:

  • Post Op wound management
  • Infected Cuts
  • Skin Tears
  • Emergency wound management

Allied Health Services

Allied Health is a term used to describe the broad range of health professionals who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. Allied health professionals aim to prevent, diagnose and treat a range of conditions and illnesses and often work within a multidisciplinary health team to provide the best patient outcomes.

Audiology

Audiology is the study of hearing disorders, including evaluation of hearing function and rehabilitation of patients with hearing impairments.

Chiropractory

Chiropractic is a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are believed to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs.

Dietitian

Dietitians aim to assist in a person’s journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. They provide expert nutrition advice for people of all ages and prescribe dietary treatments for many conditions such as diabetes, food allergies, cancers, gastro-intestinal diseases, and overweight and obesity.

Exercise Physiology

An exercise physiologist is an Allied Health professional who specialises in the benefits of exercise to help patients get fitter for all around good health, or to treat patients with a medical condition through exercise.

They are much more than an ordinary personal trainer at the gym. Exercise physiologists study at university and have a wide range of knowledge about the human body and the benefit that exercise has on it, both mentally and physically.

Exercise physiologists are knowledgeable about the effects that exercise has on the musculoskeletal system, as well as on the cardiovascular and endocrine systems.

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.

This therapy is a unique holistic (whole body) approach to health care. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and wellbeing.

Conditions that can be treated are:

  • Aches in the head
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Heel/ foot pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Postural problems.

Clinical Pharmacy Reviews

A Home Medicines Review (HMR) is a comprehensive clinical review of a patient’s medicines in their home by an accredited pharmacist on referral from the patient’s general practitioner (GP).

The patient may choose to be referred to their usual community pharmacy or an accredited pharmacist who meets the patient’s needs.

The service involves cooperation between the GP, pharmacist, other health professionals and their patient.

A HMR service improves the patient’s and health professionals’ knowledge and understanding about medicines, facilitates cooperative working relationships between members of the health care team in the interests of patient health and wellbeing and provides medication information to the patient and other health care providers involved in the patient’s care.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or life-changing events.

Physiotherapy can help recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility. A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals and treatment outcomes.

Podiatry

Podiatry is the treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine and perform treatments and surgeries on the foot and ankle.

Treatments range from non-invasive shoe inserts and orthotics and preventative diabetic foot care to surgical procedures. These can include:

  • General Foot care including removal of corns, calluses and treating nail conditions
  • Treatment of foot, knee and leg pain including heel, arch, forefoot pain and knee and leg problems
  • Assessment of body biomechanics and posture in children and adults
  • Diabetes foot management, arthritic related problems, work and sporting injuries.
  • Fabrication of custom Orthotics and Insoles
  • Foot wear advice

Psychology

Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mind and behaviour. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain how we think, act and feel.

As large part of psychology is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues.

In addition to mental health, psychology can be applied to a variety of issues that impact health and daily life including performance enhancement, self-help, ergonomics, motivation and productivity.

Pathology Services

Pathology is the science of the causes and effects of diseases, especially the branch of medicine that deals with the laboratory examination of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

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Monday8:30am—5:30pm
Tuesday8:30am—7:00pm
Wednesday8:30am—5:30pm
Thursday8:30am—5:30pm
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Address: 16 Ferguson Road, Springwood, NSW 2777

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