PRACTICE SERVICES

COUNSELLING

All doctors are willing to make extended appointments for counselling a broad range of relationship, family and mental health issues.


IMMUNISATION

Childhood and adult immunisations against all common infectious diseases are available. Stocks of vaccines including Hepatitis A & B are kept on the premises. If you have not had a tetanus booster in the last ten years please inform your doctor.


SKIN CANCER CHECKS

Drs Whitburn, Uhlenbruch and Neil have undertaken additional training in dermoscopy (a specialised skin examination under magnification) and are available to provide skin cancer surveillance and biopsy and removal of skin lesions where appropriate.


WOMEN'S AND CHILD HEALTH

Drs Whitburn, Uhlenbruch and Neil can provide shared antenatal care with several public maternity hospitals. Dr Whitburn has also had further training in breastfeeding and vulval medicine. Dr Lorraine Baker has a special interest in children's health including developmental paediatrics and has years of experience in maternal and child health.


FAMILY PLANNING

Dr Sara Whitburn has special expertise in family planning and sexual health including Implanon and Intra-uterine device (Mirena and copper) insertion and removal which can be provided on-site by appointment. Dr Jennifer Neil is also experienced in Implanon insertion and removal.


TRAVEL MEDICINE

In October 2015 Belmore Road Medical Centre became accredited Yellow Fever vaccination clinic. This now allows us to offer our patients a full travel medical service .

Preparing for travel overseas is more than being appropriately immunised however - so if you are planning a trip please allow at least 8 weeks before your departure and book an appointment - alerting our receptionists to the nature of the consultation so that sufficient time is allowed. Two of our nurses - Andrea Packard and Zoe Zhang - are trained in immunisation and can offer preliminary advice by telephone and perform vaccinations.

Our doctors prefer to give advice specific to individual patients based on their medical history and medications - so an appointment with the doctor will always be needed as well.

We keep several vaccinations in stock - but sometimes a prescription will be required. If so we will arrange immunisation for a subsequent date.

HOME VISITS

Home visits are available for regular patients whose condition prevents them from attending the surgery. These can be arranged in advance with Drs Corrigan and Baker. Please call our practice for further details.


AGED CARE

Belmore Road Medical Centre provides support for older patients both living at home and in care. Please contact the surgery for available doctors.


PREVENTIVE HEALTH

This practice offers annual health assessments to patients aged 75 years and over. All doctors encourage regular monitoring of risk factors including blood pressure, weight, cholesterol levels and diabetes risk in accordance with evidence based recommendations.


ONSITE PATHOLOGY

St Vincent's Pathology is available on site Mon-Fri 8.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm. No appointment is necessary.


RESULTS

Patients can call reception to obtain results of pathology tests. Please call after 11:30am to allow the results to arrive and be checked by your doctor. Receptionists can only divulge limited information. A follow up appointment is sometimes necessary.