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
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.
All baby and childhood vaccinations are available free at the
practice and are bulk billed and recorded on a Federal
Government register for reminders.
All adults over 65 and those with chronic illnesses should have
influenza (flu) and consider Pneumovax (Pneumonia) vaccines.
Every adult from the age 50 should have a tetanus
and diphtheria booster (ADT).
Hepatitis A and B
vaccinations are available at cost to anyone at risk.
(Plumbers, Health workers, Educators, etc).
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 immunisations.
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 performed.
& Adolescent Health
doctors have post graduate Diplomas in Child Health and also
have special interests in the health of adolescents.
Measuring and maintaining of children's heights and weights and
comparison with percentile charts are available.
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
aim to be a youth friendly surgery and committed to caring for
our future generation.
Health & Antenatal Care
planning and contraceptive advice (oral contraception,
insertion of Implanon) are available.
& osteoporosis advice and hormonal replacement therapy (by
pill, patch or implant) are provided.
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.
The Cervical Screening Test is recommended to all women aged
25-74 and repeated every five years if result is normal.
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
Domestic violence and sexual assaults will be
given priority, please inform our practice nurse to the
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
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 see you.
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
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 to 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 Cervical Screening Test or contraceptive