Our doctors are trained to manage minor emergencies eg skin wounds
& foreign bodies, fractures & dislocations, sports injuries,
shortness of breath (e.g asthma attacks), bleeding during pregnancy,
mini strokes (TIAs). If it requires hospital care we will start
treatment and arrange transfer.
Medicine & Skin Checks
Regular medical checkups are recommended. This should be done annually
for people over forty years. They include checking of blood pressure
and cholesterol to prevent heart diseases and strokes, and annual
skin checks for skin cancers. An executive health check might also
involve an ECG and respiratory function test, urine testing and
blood sugar measurement. Other important areas include Smoking,
Nutrition, Alcohol and Physical Activity and weight lost management.
Childhood Vaccinations: All baby and childhood
vaccinations are available free at the practice and are bulk billed
and recorded on a Federal Government register for reminders.
Adult Vaccinations: All adults over 65 and those
with chronic illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis, diabetes or heart
disease should have an annual influenza (flu) vaccination and a
Every adult at age 50 should have a tetanus and diphtheria booster
Hepatitis A and B vaccinations are available at cost to anyone at
risk. (Plumbers, Health workers, Educators, etc).
When Planning an overseas trip it is important to gain accurate
information with regard to immunisations needed for countries being
visited, together with preventive advice. Please make an appointment
with a doctor to discuss your individual requirements as early as
possible (at least 4weeks) in your travel preparations. This is
to ensure sufficient time is allowed to receive all the necessary
The following procedures are performed on site - surgical removal
of moles, lumps and bumps, wedge resection of ingrown toe nails,
suturing lacerations, removing foreign bodies in eyes or skin, treatment
of skin cancers, and treatment of warts and papillomas with liquid
nitrogen. All surgical equipment is single use only. Cardiographs
(ECG), and respiratory (lung) function tests (spirometry) are also
& Adolescent Health
Our doctors have post graduate Diplomas in Child Health and also
have special interests in the health of adolescents.
Growth: Measuring and maintaining of children's
heights and weights and comparison with percentile charts are available.
Asthma: Management of acute and chronic asthma
with measurement of respiratory function (spirometry) is performed.
Ventolin pumps are available for acute asthma. Asthma education
is also readily available.
aim to be a youth friendly surgery and committed to caring for our
Health & Antenatal Care
Family planning and contraceptive advice (oral contraception, insertion
of Implanon) are available.
& osteoporosis advice and hormonal replacement therapy (by pill,
patch or implant) are provided.
Breast examinations are provided and breast self examination is
taught. It is recommended that all women have an annual breast examination
by one of the doctors, and examine their own breasts every month.
All women over 50 should have a mammogram every two years which
can be arranged by your doctor.
Pap smears are performed and it is recommended that all women aged
20-70 have a cervical pap smear every two years.
Shared-Care Obstetrics means that our doctors work closely with
hospital antenatal clinics or specialist obstetricians to care for
your pregnancy until 36weeks. All blood tests, ultrasounds, first
trimester screening can be organized with our doctors for your convenience.
Please inform our reception staff. Our doctors have previous experience
in Obstetrics and have delivered babies in teaching hospital such
as King Edwards and Joondalup Hospital.
Domestic violence and sexual assaults will be given priority, please
inform our practice nurse to the urgency.
“Call it the M-factor, call it maleness, call it what you like
– but from infancy onwards, in every age group, males are more likely
to die then females” Dr Andrew Pattison – author of “M-factor”
average life expectancy for males is 76 years and females 81 years.
Why? Because men have a significantly greater incidence of medical
conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, accidental death, suicide,
obesity, alcoholism, HIV and hypertension.
Please always inform reception staff when attending for any work
related or insurance medical examinations so longer time can be
allocated. You will need to come in 10min early to fill in the paper
works then you will see our practice nurse before a doctor will
Dr Minh has a special interest in looking after patients who have
incurable cancers and require symptoms control (such as pain, nausea,
vomiting, lack of appetite, constipation etc) he has experience
working for the Cottage Hospice and Sir Charles Gardiner Palliative
Care Unit and Murdoch Hospice.
Dr Son has a special interest in looking after patient with depression,
anxiety, post-natal depression, suicidal risk and provides counselling
for those in need. Please inform reception staff if you require
counselling. Initial consultation usually requires 45-60min.
Infertility can be a very distressing and emotional problem for
the couple. Normal fertility is defined as “achieving a pregnancy
within 2 years of regular sexual intercourse and applies to about
90% of couples. About 50% of normal couples, having unprotected
intercourse at least twice a week, will probably achieve pregnancy
in 6 months, 80% in 1 year and 90% in 2 years. In assessing a couple
with “sub-fertility” it always involves both partners.
dysfunctions and sexually transmitted infections are common but
often patients are too embarrassed seek help. Feel free to raise
any of these issues with your doctor during a routine visit. Sometimes
our doctors will throw in a few screening questions when you come
in for pap-smear or contraceptive pills.