General Practitioner Services
At Barry Road and Fordgate Medical Centres we offer a full range of General Practice medical services and can treat most non-hospital medical conditions. We provide medical care for your whole family from new born babies to the elderly and in general there are almost no medical conditions that we can’t help you manage. We like to identify problems early so we recommend annual health checks. An annual health check involves spending time with our nurse and then meeting with your GP. This typically assesses cardiac risk factors, lung function, fasting pathology, diet, depression, weight and pre-diabetes factors amongst others.
Should you require a referral to a specialist, you can be assured that our doctors have an experienced knowledge of the best of all medical services in our surrounding areas and will refer you to the most appropriate person for your health needs.
Additionally we have a treatment room with two registered nurses which enables us to perform a wide range of minor surgical operations.
You may not realise it, but if you have a chronic disease, you can access various Allied Health Services through Medicare with substantial rebates or no out of pocket costs to you at all.
Even if you're not under a Chronic Disease Management plan – you can still access our Allied Health Professionals for their usual fee.
The Allied Health services available for consultation are;
- Diabetic Educator
- Mental Health Practitioner
Just speak with your doctor about these services and a referral can be made if needed.
Women’s Health Checks
We offer comprehensive women's health checks anytime. We recommend a check-up once a year. Medicare funds fully comprehensive health checks if you are aged 75 years plus) and between the ages of 45-49 as a one off.
GP's can do gynaecological checks and pap smears. GP's can do insertions of contraception such as Implanon (3 year contraceptive device implanted under the skin of your arm). They can also advise on menopausal management and give hormone replacement advice.
Men’s Health Checks
We offer comprehensive men's health checks anytime and we recommend a check-up annually. Medicare funds fully comprehensive health checks if you are aged 75 years plus and between the ages of 45-49 as a one off.
Tests a GP health check may include are:
- Comprehensive cardiovascular assessment (assessing heart disease risk)
- Lung function assessment
- Bowel Cancer screening
- Prostate Cancer screening
- Skin Cancer screening
- Comprehensive eye examination
- Mental health assessment
- Impotence management
Children’s Health Checks
Our practice can give immunisations and provide developmental checks for children.
Minor operations can be performed onsite. These include the removal of skin cancers, toenail resections (ingrown toenails) and dealing with lumps and bumps.
Chronic Disease Management Plans
If you suffer from a chronic condition (a condition that persists for more than six months), we can help you manage this.
Some conditions that we can manage are:
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Arthritis - Rheumatoid/Osteo
Under a Chronic Disease Management Plan, you can access five allied health services per calendar year through Medicare with substantial rebates and sometimes no out-of-pocket costs to you at all.
This includes chiropractic, dietetics, diabetes education, podiatry, psychology and more.
We can refer you directly to internal Allied Health Professionals right here at one of our practices. These services will be bulk billed through Medicare's Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) scheme.
We work with 4Cyte Pathology, a leading pathology practice providing fast and accurate results. This service is available onsite.
Our doctors can refer you to a Mental Health Practitioner or other service to help you with bereavement.
Full Health Check Ups and Preventative Health
Skin Cancer Screening, Skin Checks and Treatment for Sunspots and Skin Cancers
Mental Health Care Plans and Stress Management
Weight Problems, Diet and Exercise Advice
Influenza Vaccination Clinics
Implanon Insertion and Removal
Chronic Disease Management Care Plans
Driving Licence Assessments
Child Health & Pregnancy
Antenatal Care & Pregnancy
Workcover & Occupational Health
Driver’s Medicals for Commercial Vehicles (TAXI)
Corporate Vaccination Programs
Travel Medicine Clinic & Vaccinations
Yellow Fever Vaccinations
Treatment Room Services
ECG’s & Spirometry
Liquid Nitrogen Freezing for Warts & Sun Spots
On Site Pathology - 4Cyte Collection Centre
Forms of Payment Accepted
We only accept CASH payment which is due at the time of consultation
Repeat Prescriptions & Referrals
The Policy of the Practice is that all repeat prescriptions or specialist referrals require and assessment with your doctor.
Prescription medication and referrals will generally require an appointment for review of the condition being treated as well as an opportunity to deal with other health issues. Medical Care is best provided in person. At an appointment, elements of the history, including medications, can be updated to ensure accurate information is relayed to the specialist and current medical details are up to date.
An appointment is necessary for ALL repeat prescriptions & referrals to enable your doctor to monitor appropriate treatment and ensure regular ongoing assessment.
NO REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS/MEDICAL CERTIFICATES OR REFERRALS WILL BE GIVEN WITHOUT CONSULTATION WITH ONE OF OUR DOCTORS.
After Hours Services
After the surgery is closed, our patients can contact National Home Doctor Service on 13 SICK (13 7425) or homedoctor.com.au. Your doctor will receive notification of this visit for your continuation of care.