General Practitioners – Australia’s family doctors – are specialists in their own right. A GP is trained to treat the whole person and to care for people of all ages, all walks of life, and with all types of medical issues and concerns. Below is a medical services overview of what our GPs offer at our medical centres.
GPs are concerned about preventative health and are the best placed to advise about how to stay healthy and well. GPs have 10-15 years of formal education and training before they can practise independently as a GP.
Our doctors have completed training in general practice. They have broad knowledge and the skills to treat all the health issues you might have through your life. Because your GP gets to know you, your family and your community, they can provide care that is suitable just for you.
If you have a health issue, the first person you usually go to see is your GP. They will decide whether you need to see another health professional. If needed, they will give you a referral to see a specialist in a certain medical area or refer you to other health professionals. You can’t get a Medicare rebate if you see a specialist without having a referral from your GP first. If you need to see several different health professionals, your GP will coordinate your care.
General medical services
Our GPs provide a broad range of medical services. A services overview is provided below.
- Asthma management
- Child health
- Chronic disease management
- Diabetes risk assessment
- 45-49 year old free health check
- 75 years and older health assessment
- Mental health
- Men’s health
- Minor procedures
- Travel health
- Women’s health
In addition, other services provided by our GPs include:
Allied health services
We also offer allied health services at some of our medical centres including: