Our doctors provide expert advice on all health aspects of overseas travel. Vaccines required for overseas travel are kept on site and all patients are issued with a vaccination booklet as a record of their immunisation status.
Scuba Diving Medicals
Dr Brown and Dr Loizou are both qualified Scuba Diving Medical Examiners. Should you require a medical prior to commencing a diving course please mention this to our receptionists. Dive Medicals are not covered by Medicare and therefore cannot be bulk billed.
Medical examinations required by your Insurance or Superannuation Fund can be performed through consultations with one of our doctors. As these generally require a longer appointment please notify our receptionists when phoning for an appointment.
Having a “well-man” check is an appropriate and responsible decision. The risk of many serious illnesses can be greatly reduced by changes in your life style. Heart disease risk can be greatly lowered and many cancers can be prevented.
Shared Pregnancy Care
Shared Care is sharing your pregnancy care between the hospital and your family doctor. It is recommended that several months before you plan to become pregnant you see your GP to discuss such issues as rubella immunity, folic acid intake and your options for antenatal care. If you are already pregnant see your GP as soon as possible.
The hormone-releasing IUD (Mirena®)
The only hormone-releasing intrauterine device (IUD) available in Australia is called Mirena®. It is a small plastic device in the shape of a ‘T’ with a hormone called levonorgestrel in its stem. It is placed inside the uterus (womb) to prevent pregnancy. The IUD has a fine nylon string attached to it. When the IUD is in place, the string comes out through the cervix (the neck of the uterus) into the top end of the vagina. If you feel high up inside your vagina with your finger, you can check that the string is there and know the IUD is still in place. The string also makes it easy for a doctor to remove the IUD. The hormone-releasing IUD can stay in place for up to five
The hormone makes the mucus in the cervix thicker so that sperm cannot get into the uterus. Most women who want a reliable, long term contraceptive can use it. Dr Sharron Phillipson has been trained to insert the device.
We offer the services of our doctors to attend your workplace for influenza vaccination clinics prior to the onset of Winter. This greatly reduces staff absenteeism through contracting the ‘flu.
Company funded Annual Health Checks are also a popular preventative health measure taken up by a number of corporate bodies in the North Sydney area.