Skin Cancer Clinic

The sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better your chance of avoiding surgery or, in the case of a serious melanoma or other skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death.

It is also a good idea to talk to your doctor about your level of risk and for advice on early detection. Become familiar with the look of your skin, so you pick up any changes that might suggest a skin cancer.

LOOK FOR:

  • any crusty, non-healing sores
  • small lumps that are red, pale or pearly in colour
  • new spots, freckles or any moles changing in colour, thickness or shape over a period of weeks to months (especially those dark brown to black, red or blue-black in colour).

If you notice any changes consult your doctor. Your doctor may perform a biopsy (remove a small sample of tissue for examination under a microscope) or refer you to a specialist if he/she suspects a skin cancer.

ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

  • skin examinations
  • mole checking
  • pigmentation changes
  • monitoring of discolouration
  • skin biopsies
  • preventative advice
  • dermatologist referrals

General Surgeon

Hyde & Partners has a visiting General Surgeon on staff for the diagnosis, treatment, and provision of pre-and postoperative care for a variety of conditions (including cancer) that affect the head and neck, digestive tract, breast, abdomen, skin, soft tissues, and endocrine and vascular systems.

Care and services can be provided for both pediatric and adult patients.

ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

  • More information coming soon.

Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse with the experience and expertise to diagnose and treat people of all ages with a variety of acute or chronic health conditions. NPs have completed additional university study at Master’s degree level and are the most senior clinical nurses in our health care system. The title “Nurse Practitioner” can only be used by a person who has been endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

National standards for practice ensure that Nurse Practitioners are capable of providing high quality, patient centred care. They are also capable in clinical research, education and leadership as applied to clinical care and health service development.

Nurse Practitioners work as key members of the healthcare team and collaborate with other nurses and healthcare professionals including your GP, medical and surgical specialists, physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, social workers, and many others.

ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

  • Providing health care in all states and territories in Australia
  • Provide patient rebates through Medicare
  • Prescriptions and access to PBS medicines
  • Referrals for patients to hospitals and specialists
  • Ordering of x-rays and diagnostic tests
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Immunisation

Getting your child’s routine immunisations can be a daunting experience – often more so for the parents than the child.

Our doctors and nurses understand a parent’s anxiety around the immunisation process. Our doctors are trained and experienced at providing immunisations to children, and do their best to make the process as comfortable as possible.

For the added convenience of our patients, our practice nurses are also immunisation accredited providers.

BOOKINGS
Please note that morning bookings are preferred for immunisations.

ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

  • Advice on common side effects
  • Immunisation programs
  • Travel vaccines
  • Occupational vaccines
  • Pregnancy and newborn health
  • Early childhood immunisations
  • Flu clinic

Travel Health

Travel medicine doctors are nationally recognised for their knowledge and experience.

Before travelling overseas it is important to visit your doctor well before you travel – even if you aren’t feeling sick.

Our Doctors can advise you measures you can take to avoid infectious diseases you might be exposed to whilst overseas. This might include avoiding contaminated food or water, contact with animals or insects, risks of sexually transmitted infections, medication to reduce the risk of infection, or vaccination against serious diseases.

Speak with your doctor about any vaccines or boosters you may need.

Some diseases which should be considered include;

Cholera, Hepatitis A & B, Influenza, Measles, Meningococcal, Rabies,Tuberculosis, Typhoid, Varicella (Chickenpox) and Yellow fever

ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

  • Advice on common travel illnesses
  • Scripts for overseas travel
  • Safety while travelling
  • Disease outbreaks
  • Sexual health overseas
  • Food-borne illnesses
  • Transmission of infections through animals or insects

Blood Tests & Pathology

Abbott Pathology is a South Australian based Pathology Laboratory.

They provide high quality, diagnostic Pathology Services to General Practitioners, Medical Specialists, Commercial and Government organisations in South Australia.

Abbott Pathology provides a strong customer service and continues to provide a personalised, friendly, prompt and accurate service dedicated to meeting the needs of Doctors and their patients.

PATHOLOGY SERVICES

  • Blood collections
  • Domiciliary visits
  • 24 Hour Cardiac Monitors
  • Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Non Invasive Pregnancy Test
  • Alcohol & Drug Testing
  • Genetic Testing

Ears Nose & Throat

Otolaryngologists or ENTs treat all things ears, nose and throat. This can range from sinus headaches to swimmer’s ear, or sleep apnea.

Our clinic works with our ENT specialist  who can provide advice over surgical options for restoring middle ear hearing, open blocked airways, and removal of head, neck and throat cancers.

ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

  • Hearing and balance
  • Swallowing and speech
  • Breathing and sleep issues
  • Allergies and sinuses
  • Skin disorders
  • Head and neck cancer

Obstetrician Gynaecologist

Our team includes General Practitioners and Nurses who understand that women have unique needs in terms of health and the way health services are accessed.

Our Nurse, Jayne Tonkin RN, conducts pap smear and Well Women clinics. This service is becoming increasingly popular, giving patients the option of either seeing their doctor or Jayne.

Contact us if you would like to book in for one of the clinics.

ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

  • Pap smears
  • STI testing
  • Pregnancy
  • Fertility and reproductive health
  • Menstrual problems
  • Menopause
  • Urinary issues
  • Pelvic exams

UPDATE: There have been PBS changes from 1 June 2020 regarding opioid prescribing. Please book with your regular GP to discuss how these changes will affect you.

Coronavirus Health Alert

As the threat level of COVID-19 is currently low in South Australia, we’re now offering face-to-face appointments. We are watching the situation in Victoria, ACT, and NSW closely.

We continue to observe social distancing and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.

If you have travelled from Victoria, New South Wales or the ACT, you are required to have a COVID-19 test on arrival and again at day 12 of your quarantine. If you would like help arranging this, please schedule a telehealth consult with a GP.

If you have symptoms of the flu, a cold, or loss of sense of smell or taste, please book a telephone consult with a GP first so that an appropriate safe review can be arranged.

For patients with other conditions who would prefer a telephone or video consult, these appointments will continue to be available for eligible patients (please see below).

The Government has now restricted COVID-19 Medicare GP telehealth items to circumstances where a patient has an existing relationship with a general practice (i.e. the patient has visited a GP in the practice face-to-face in the last 12 months), other than for children aged under 12 months or patients who are homeless.

Please be assured that our clinic is COVID-19 safe, and we remain prepared to transition back to telephone triage of all consults should COVID-19 threat levels increase.