Family Medicine

Your family doctor is an important part of helping manage your family’s health and wellbeing.

Family medicine encompasses all ages, genders, diseases and conditions, and care is provided with an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion.

Our highly skilled Doctors are available to care for you and your family providing continuing and comprehensive health care.

Immunisations

Immunisation protects against a range of preventable diseases and infections. Childhood immunisations, catch up immunisations, travel immunisations and occupational health immunisations are amongst the range of immunisations provided Coastal Health Medical Centre.

We offer up-to-date advice on immunisations and vaccinations, and are here to help protect you, your family and business from flu and other diseases.

Patients eligible for free government vaccines will be bulk billed. Patients who are not eligible will be bulk billed for the doctor’s visit and a private charge for the vaccine will be payable on the day.

Travel Vaccinations

If you are travelling overseas it’s important to have the right vaccinations and health advice before you travel.
Exposure to infectious diseases, some of which are vaccine preventable, is one of the many health hazards of international travel. If you are travelling overseas, book an appointment with your doctor to check the latest requirements for vaccinations.

Flu Shot

Getting a Flu Shot early in the year and before the height of flu season, can result in a drastically reduced risk of becoming infected and spreading the virus to others.
2017 flu shots will be available from mid-April.

Chronic Disease Management

A comprehensive and individualised care plan can ensure that all aspects of chronic disease are managed including goals to achieve optimal health. Chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain are amongst the most common conditions that can be supported with the help of a care plan. Some care plan patients are eligible for referral to allied health providers at a subsidised cost.

We can help provide an organised approach and plan of action to help you identify care needs, set out the services you may need and the actions to help manage your condition.

Skin Cancer Checks

Our practice provides bulk-billed skin cancer checks and treatment. We are able to offer a full range of treatment options in fully equipped and professional facilities. Skin cancer checks are quick and play an important part in preventing and reducing the impact of skin cancer.

We can provide a full skin examination using a high magnification dermatoscope to assess any spots or lesions found on your skin and discuss possible solutions and skin care strategies.

Dietitian

Kate can provide tailored advice and support in areas such as nutritional management, heart health, digestive health, iron deficiency, vegetarian diets, women’s health, weight management, children’s nutrition, general healthy eating.

We can help to improve your health, body image and lifestyle, offering a range of nutrition solutions that are specific to you & your family’s routine, behaviours, food preferences & lifestyle.

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Physiotherapy

Steven can provide a full range of physiotherapy services designed to improve musculoskeletal health and mobility. He enjoys working with people of all ages, treating a wide variety of conditions including sporting injuries, workers compensation, chronic conditions and aged care. Steven believes in the importance of working one-on-one with his clients to achieve the best outcome for them.

Minor Sugery

We offer a wide range of minor surgical procedures including suturing of lacerations, excisions of skin cysts and early cancers, skin biopsies, cryotherapy for sunspots and warts, and insertion of contraceptive implants

Work Injury

Some occupations have increased risk of injury or illness, and doctors specialising in occupational medicine aim to ensure that high standards of health and safety at work are maintained. Occupational medicine may include but is not limited to treatment, management and prevention of injuries, return to work planning, pre-employment medicals and WorkCover consultations.

We help with approved or related medical Work Cover treatments to support you to optimise your recovery, clinical intervention and management.

Ear Micro-suctioning

Do you feel that your ears are blocked, or have you experienced a loss in hearing? Perhaps you have a history of wax build up or suffer from tinnitus.

Blocked ears can make you feel irritated and dull your hearing. Hard ear wax can easily become embedded in the ear, causing pain, loss of hearing, balance upset and whistling hearing aids.

Coastal Health Medical offer Ear Micro-suctioning – this is a gentle treatment that clears and removes built up wax and debris from the ear canal.

Women’s Health Clinic

Our female doctor is experienced in offering a wide range of professional, confidential advice and services for women including pap smears, breast checks, menopause, contraception, IVF, sexual and mental health.

Women’s healthcare may include but is not limited to regular PAP screening, breast checks, referral for mammography, family planning options, fertility counselling and management of menopause. Lifestyle plays an important role in all women’s lives, with healthcare focused on prevention to maintain optimum health.

Mens Health

We are experienced in providing professional advice to men for various issues including cardiovascular disease, weight management, smoking and alcohol-related difficulties and other chronic health conditions.

Men’s healthcare may include but is not limited to prostate screening, family planning options, screening pathology tests and sexual health. Lifestyle plays an important role in all men’s lives and with healthcare focused on prevention to maintain optimum health.

After Hours

If you require medical care outside of our opening hours we advise you to dial 000.