FAMILY MEDICINE AND GP SERVICES
We provide the full range of general practitioner and family medicine services and committed to meeting all the health needs for you and your family. These services include:
- Child health/paediatric medicine
- Vaccinations – Children and Adults
- Baby Growth and Development monitoring
- Women's Health-female doctors available
- Men's Health Issues
- Children's Health Check
- Minor Surgery
Including ECG, Holter Monitoring and Spirometry
We provide onsite blood tests and specimen collection, ECG, Holter heart monitoring and Spirometry (Lung function testing)
These services are usually bulk billed with no out of pocket costs.
PATHOLOGY SERVICES :
We have pathology collection services onsite at Netcare Medical centres. Pathology services are provided in collaboration with leading specialisit pathology providers conveniently located within our medical centres. We utilise Australia's leading comprehensive medical laboratory and pathology services providers with a strong commitment to quality and improving patient care.
We are available to assist you at our pathology centres in Moonee Ponds and Thomastown if you have been sent for a pathology test either by your GP or specialist as part of your medical care.
Our doctors liaise closely with the specialist pathologists at Dorovitch to ensure optimal testing and result interpretation. To maintain best practice, we encourage you to book a follow-up appointment to discuss your results as results are not usually given over the phone.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS HEALTH SERVICES
OVERSEAS STUDENTS BULK BILLED
We are providers of choice for international students and understand their special health needs and circumstances.
We provide direct or bulk billing so there is no out of pocket cost for holders of overseas students health cover (OSHC) of Medibank, Bupa, Nib and Alliance etc.
We provide total preventative and ongoing medical care to all students. We understand that University/Tertiary studies can sometimes be very stressful and could impact adversely on one's health if not properly managed. Our doctors have the experience and understand the unique needs of students and understand medical certification requirements for university or tertiary studies.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
Our Doctors can assess your eligibility to access Medicare initiatives that enables you to receive bulk billed allied health care.
The following allied health services currently operate from our centres:
Dietitians & nutritionists.
These are all fully bulk billed with GP provided referral under the GP management/care plan. Our doctors and nurses have expertise in care planning and would assist in providing access to bulk billed allied health services for eligible patients.
Also our doctors are able to provide GP plans with bulk billing referrals for physiotherapists, audiologists, exercise physiologists, osteopaths, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, diabetic educators etc. operating from nearby facilities and accept our bulk billing referrals.
If you require any of these services, please speak to one of our friendly receptionists or doctors.
For more information on our onsite allied health services, please click below.
SKIN CANCER CLINIC
Skin cancer constitutes a huge health problem, studies indicate that over the past three decades, that more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined; each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the lungs, prostate, colon and breast. However, skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.
It is estimated that two in three Australian will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, with Australia having the highest incidence rate of melanoma in the world.
Our skin cancer service is focused on prevention, early detection and achieving best treatment outcomes. We take pride in providing experienced and highly trained Doctors with additional training and qualifications in Skin Cancer medicine and surgery.
WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC
Want to get the best advice and up to date treatments options on weight management, act now, and make an appointment to see our team of doctors, nurses and dieticians.
Our doctors and dietitians work collaboratively to assist and support clients achieve their weight goals, providing assessments and proven tailored and innovative treatment modalities.
ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES
We provide the most modern and reliable testing and management for asthma, allergies and lung conditions caused by smoking.
Allergies are very common and are often neglected cause of ill-health. Many clinical conditions such as hay-fever, asthma, dermatitis or eczema and some food intolerance may be caused by allergies.
Our experienced doctors have special interest and expertise in managing patients with allergies and assess and order the most modern blood testing to identify different types of allergy.
DIABETES PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT
Our Doctors provide assessment and preventative health for diabetes risk, pre-diabetes and diabetes and provide comprehensive diabetic management and monitoring.
PREDIABETES TESTING AND MANAGEMENT
Prediabetes is when the blood sugar is higher than normal but not enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. It is important to diagnose and treat prediabetes because apart from the fact that 50% of cases go on to develop diabetes, recent research has shown that some long-term complication of diabetes such as nerve damage and heart disease start at the Prediabetes stage.
TYPE 2 DIABETES RISK ASSESSMENTS
Do you know if you are at risk of developing diabetes? know your risk factors and get checked now. The earlier you are diagnosed the sooner you can take action to remain well now and in the future.
This check up comprises comprehensive assessments by our nurses and review and commencement of management of identified risk factors, diabetes, diabetic complications or related conditions by our doctors.
Our doctors, nurses and dietitian with special interest in diabetes and significant experience with the Diabetes Australia life program together have special expertise in multidisciplinary care planning, management and support of patients with diabetes.
We provide quality comprehensive womens health care for women at all stages of life from teenage years to menopause and beyond.
We are proud to offer female doctors and GPs with special interests and additional qualifications in womens health/gynaecology.
We provide pap smears check-up, professional contraceptive advice, breast checks/screening and other womens health services including insertion and removal of implanon, mirena check-up and regular well womens health checks.
PREGNANCY AND PRE-PREGNANCY CARE.
Obstetrician lead antenatal care
Pregnancy care is offered to expectant mothers at our medical centres and draws on the expertise and several years of experience of our team of Doctors including GP Obstetricians and Doctors with specialized interest and significant experience in antenatal care and womens health.Our doctors are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for mother and baby. Referrals are not required for this service and full bulk billing is available.
Accreditation for shared antenatal care is with Northern hospital, Mercy Hospital, Sunshine hospital and the Royal Womens Hospital with which we work hand in hand to look after you during your pregnancy.
We offer easy access to discreet and confidential sexual health consultations including checks for sexual infections and consults for sexual dysfunction. (These are all bulk billed with no out of pocket costs to Medicare card holders).
Our medical practitioners have the experience and expertise to provide you with the advice, screening and treatment you may need to maintain and enhance your sexual health, they keep abreast with the most modern and innovative treatment modalities.
It is very important to have regular sexual health checks and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI). Some STI like Chlamydia may not display any symptoms in about half of those who contract it and so they may be unaware of it. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STI in Australia and can cause serious health consequences if left untreated including serious problems to the reproductive system. In addition to screening for a specific STI, we offer the full range of complete screening for STIs.
We also recommend sexual health checks before commencing a new relationship, if you are in a new relationship or may have put yourself at risk or have concerns about your partner. If you have any urinary, genital, lower abdominal/pelvic or menstrual symptoms; please call for a check-up urgently as delay could have serious health consequences.
Travel Vaccines and Travel Health services (Travel Clinic)
Our medical centres provide expert travel clinic services and have accredited yellow fever vaccination centre certification. We advise you on the medical requirements for your travel destination and administer a complete range of vaccinations which are required or recommended for international travel including:
- Adacel™ (diphtheria, tetanus & acellular pertussis) Tetanus/Diphtheria
- Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A/B (Twinrix™)
- Influenza (Flu)
- Japanese B Encephalitis
- Meningococcal Meningitis (quadravalent & conjugate C)
- Pneumococcal - 7 (Prevnar™) and Pneumococcal - 23 (Pneumovax™)
- Shingles (Zostavax™)
- Typhoid (oral or injectable)
- Travellers Diarrhea/Cholera (Dukoral™)
- Tick-borne Encephalitis
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Yellow Fever
Travel Clinic Services
Our experienced expert medical and nursing team can provide you with a personalized travel risk assessment consultation. This consultation process would usually include:
- Your individual risk assessment to determine your travel health risks based on your travel itinerary, duration of travel (short or long-term) and age (child, adult or elderly).
- Evaluation of any underlying health problems (e.g. pregnancy, diabetes, asthma, chronic illness, immunodeficiency) and assessment of your current immunization status.
- Ascertaining location of travel (rural or urban) and style of travel (e.g. business, adventure).
- Anticipated travel activities (e.g. animal contact, fresh water exposure, sexual contact).
- Status of infectious diseases and other health risks at destinations during the proposed time of travel.
- Risk-reduction strategies, including recommended vaccines and behaviour modification to maintain health.
- Advice on strategies for the management of illness while travelling.
- Country specific advice and recommendation and administering of routine, recommended and required vaccines.
- Malaria prophylaxis advice/prescriptions and prescriptions for other medications such as traveller's diarrhea and altitude sickness.
Executive health checks, confidential and private sexual and mental health issues, prostate checks and screening etc.