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General Practice Medicine

General Practitioners (GP) play a central role in the delivery of health care to the local community.

They provide person-centred, continuing, comprehensive and coordinated whole person health care to you and your family.

ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

  • Your GP is most likely the first point of contact in matters of personal health
  • Coordinate your care and referrals to other specialists
  • Cares for you with a whole person approach and in the context of your work, family and community
  • Care for you of all ages, both sexes, children and adults across all disease categories
  • Care for you over a period of your lifetime
  • Provides advice and education on healthcare
  • Performs legal processes such as certification of documents or provision of reports in relation to motor transport or work accidents.

Dietitian

Eating well is key to feeling your best, both now and in the long term. What we eat and drink plays a major role in how our bodies work. We need the right nourishment to fuel us and provide energy to get through each day.

Dietitians help you to understand the relationship between food and your health and are there to help provide expert nutrition and diet advice no matter what your age or current health.

ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

  • Food allergies
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Overweight or underweight
  • Cancer
  • Dietary counselling

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 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 clinical team understand a parent’s anxiety around the immunisation process. The doctors practising at our clinic are trained and experienced in providing immunisations to children and do their best to make the process as comfortable as possible.

For the added convenience of 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.

Doctors with experience in providing travel medicine can advise you on 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

Australian Clinical Labs is a Australian based Pathology Laboratory.

Australian Clinical Labs provides 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 an ENT specialist who can provide advice on surgical options for restoring middle ear hearing, opening 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

Women’s Health Clinics

Patients are supported by General Practitioners and Nurses who understand that women have unique needs in terms of health and the way health services are accessed.

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

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.

Moderna COVID-19 Boosters are now available

Was your last COVID-19 vaccination longer than six months ago? It might be time to get a booster dose, especially if you are 75 years or older.

Adults aged 65 to 74 years or 18 to 64 years with severe immunocompromise should also discuss with their doctor whether they should consider a booster.

You can check the current ATAGI recommendations at https://www.health.gov.au/news/atagi-update-on-the-covid-19-vaccination-program

To book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment or consult with your doctor, please book via our website or call our practice on 8522 3444.

Extra Medicare benefits with MyMedicare

Extra Medicare benefits are now available to eligible patients who have registered with the Australian Government’s MyMedicare. To register or learn more about how MyMedicare can benefit you, click here.

When registering online, if you cannot find our clinic in the list of medical centres that are registered with MyMedicare, please check back later in the month, as we may still be going through the set-up process in the system.

Parking Information

Our clinic is now located at 1 Light Square, Gawler. Information about car parking can be found here.

Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.