Skin Cancer

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.

FLU Vacinnations

Winter is upon us and we are seeing lots of respiratory infections including influenza.
We have FLU vaccines in stock and recommend vaccination to everyone over the age of 6 months.
PLEASE MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Our clinic has been selected by the Australian Government to supply COVID-19 vaccines. If you are eligible, please call us on 8522 3444 between 10:00am and 4:00pm to register your interest. Check your eligibility, or visit www.health.gov.au for more information. If you have further personal questions about eligibility or the COVID-19 vaccination, please book a regular or telephone consult with your usual GP.

Coronavirus Health Alert

The threat level of COVID-19 in South Australia is escalated. For the safety of our patients and staff, we encourage telephone appointments (where possible).

If a face-to-face appointment is required, it will be time-limited, and we request that all patients wear a face mask while in the clinic.

We have a COVID19 triage process and you may be requested to wait outside or in your vehicle.

We will require you to observe social distancing >1.5m and we will limit the number of patients in the waiting room.

If you have symptoms of the flu, a cold, or a loss of sense of smell or taste, then a COVID-19 test is necessary. Please refer to the SA Health website for a list of COVID-19 respiratory clinics and testing centres.

If you are unwell and do not have respiratory symptoms, please ask for a telephone appointment with a GP, where possible a safe review will be arranged.

Please be patient our clinic is determined to be COVID-19 safe.