I am an Australian trained GP in Canberra. I have 35 years General practice experience and have been in Canberra for the past 17 years. My qualifications are MBBS (UNSW); DRANZCOG (Diploma of Obstetrics & Gynaecology); FACRRM (Fellowship of Rural Medicine); I am a VRGP ( fully unrestricted vocationally registered GP).
CORONA VIRUS CHANGE OF PRACTICE: IF YOU ARE UNWELL WITH ANY RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS (COUGH, SORE THROAT, FEVER, SHORT OF BREATH ESPECIALLY) PHONE AND BOOK A “PHONE CONSULTATION” FIRST. DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE.
PATIENTS OVER 70 AND PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PHONE CONSULTATIONS.
MANY MATTERS CAN EASILY BE DEALT WITH VIA A PHONE CONSULTATION / TELEHEALTH IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO ATTEND THE PRACTICE IN PERSON IF REQUESTED.
PRIVATE INFLUENZA VACCINES AVAILABLE NOW $ 25 – BOOK WITH NURSE.
INFLUENZA VACCINES UNDER FREE government program….COMING SHORTLY AIM 2ND WEEK APRIL (ESP. > 65 HIGH POTENCY QUADRIVALENT INFLUENZA VACCINE “FLUAD”). WE WILL ARRANGE VACCINE PROGRAM SESSIONS AS SOON AS AVAILABLE.
I have a broad interest in General Practice – I can assist with a broad range of general health issues, family medicine (including men’s health, women’s health & shared antenatal care), diabetes checks and annual reviews, chronic disease care planning, paediatrics, excisions of small lumps & skin lesions, cryotherapy, vaccinations – both childhood immunisations (bulk billed) and adult or travel vaccinations privately billed long consult (most in stock in clinic including yellow fever). The standard private consultation fee for a booked 15 minute appointment is just $85. I am happy to do NEW work injuries as well as work health including pre-employment medicals (need to book longer appointment depending on medical requirements) and walk in injuries requiring suturing or urgent care & management.
ACWY vaccination program – FREE MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE FOR 16-19 YEAR OLDS.
E-Health is now working and I can upload your health summary to each patients “my health record”. I can also access the Australian Immunisation Register for you if required.
Whooping cough vaccine (Brand – Boosterix/Adacel; content = killed inactive vaccine against whooping cough/pertussis, tetanus & diptheria) in pregnancy (> 20 weeks/third trimester now available) free. Others $45 (Grandparents/carers/husbands/partners – immediate service $45) Open normal business hours on usual days over holiday breaks .
Those aged 70 are eligible for the free Shingles vaccine (catch-up program free for those 70 to 79 yrs for the next yr)
The Practice here http://www.ochrehealth.com.au/practices/bruce/ is staffed by a friendly and the most amazingly professional team of skilled Nurses and receptionists working together with a great team of GP’s. GP consultations require an appointment and fees apply for services however bulk-billing may be available for concession card holders or particular hardship – please ask reception for a fee for your specific requirement. Walk-in appointments & triage of urgent care can be accommodated. ONLINE APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE. https://healthengine.com.au/ search postcode 2617 ochre health bruce
There Specialised doctors are onsite eg Sports Physicians Dr Stephan Praet & Dr Wilson Lo; as well as Dr Sue Guirguis (skin cancer surgery / cosmetic surgery)
I can provide an extensive number of services on-site in conjunction with our very experienced health team. These include basic check-up services easily available such as blood pressure checks, blood sugar check and INR testing as well as more complex check-ups such as ECG (heart tracing), Pap smears, cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen), screening audiology (hearing tests), instant urine drug screens, alcohol breath testing, plastering, spirometry (lung testing) and asthma plans.
Appointments easily available in Bruce Ph 02 6180 8500 OR ONLINE through healthengine 7 am – 7.30 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am-5 pm Saturday !
If unavailable, you may contact CALMS (Canberra After Hours Locum Medical Service) on 1300 422 567 for an alternative arrangement. CALMS in an accredited deputising medical service run by Canberra GPs (including your doctor) to provide quality AH cover all over Canberra.
TRAVEL VACCINES AVAILABLE NOW – BOOK A LONG APPOINTMENT
PRIVATE INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE NOW 2020 Private cost $25.
FAQ ……Am I eligible for the free flu vaccine?
Under the Federal Government’s National Immunisation Program Influenza Vaccine will be free for people aged 65 (high potency FUAD vaccine) and over AND 6 months to 5 years – the demographic identified as most in need of greater protection. Additionally, pregnant women, people with chronic diseases, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be eligible for free vaccines.
Is the flu vaccine safe if I’m pregnant?
For pregnant woman, an equally important question to ask is how late into your pregnancy can you receive the flu vaccination. According to Dr Harrison, it is safe at any stage of pregnancy for both mother and her unborn baby to have the vaccine and, when it becomes available this month, he strongly recommends pregnant women are vaccinated. “It is highly important pregnant women are aware of how serious influenza infection is during pregnancy – its effects are not to be underestimated,” says Dr Harrison. “Not only does influenza have the potential to cause an overwhelming infection in pregnant women but, the very state of being pregnant can make women at very high risk.”
Can children have a flu vaccine?
In addition to the free flu vaccines available under the National Immunisation Program are providing free flu jabs for children aged six months to less than five years old.  As young children, especially those under three years of age, are more likely to get severe flu infections that require hospitalisation than older children, Dr Harrison says it is vital all children over six months to under 5 years are vaccinated this season.
Whether you fit the category of a high-risk age group or not, if you’re worried about being affected by influenza this year, visit www.ochrehealth.com.au to book online and organise a flu shot in April 2019.
I am an accredited GP Supervisor willing to take GP Registrars GPT2 and above. We have a great team of experienced GP Supervisors and staff for educational support and mentoring.
ALSO NEW PROGRAM GOVT FUNDED BASIC CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS UNDER 20 YEARS AGE ..IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD HAS MISSED ANY OR NOT HAD ANY BOOK NOW ..BOOK A LONG APPT TO CHECK YOUR CHILD’S STATUS OR YOUR OWN STATUS.
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