Skin Cancer Clinic
Dr Esther Rasser is trained in the early detection and treatment of all types of skin cancers. A skin check takes 15-30 minutes, depending on your skin type and the number of moles and spots to be looked at. If you require treatment of your mole or spot, most cases can be dealt with at the surgery including skin flap and graft surgery.
Chronic Disease Clinics
If you suffer from a chronic illness your illness can be better managed with a comprehensive, structured GP management plan.
Your GP management plan will be specifically tailored to your health needs and will:
- List the actions you can take to help manage your condition
- Set goals for your treatment
- Set out the services to be provided by your GP
- Be regularly reviewed, ensuring the plan changes along with your needs
As part of your plan referrals can be made to allied health professionals e.g. Dieticians, physiotherapists, podiatrists etc. With these referrals in place, Medicare will give rebates for the services.
Chronic Disease Clinics requires a 45-minute appointment with our Practice Nurse and a standard appointment with your regular doctor.
As we get older, many of us become more vulnerable to illness. The federal government has recognised this and has introduced an annual health check for everyone over the age of 75years.
The aim of the health check is to help find, prevent or lessen the effect of disease and identify any areas where assistance may be required to improve your lifestyle.
It is preferred that the health check be performed in your home with one of our nurses. Alternatively, it can be done in the surgery.
If you would like a 75+ years Health Assessment please contact reception.
Home Medicine Reviews
If you are on multiple medications your GP may organise for your Pharmacist to visit you at home to review all your medications including over the counter medications and aids used (e.g. puffers and spacers). They will provide you with a copy of a proposed plan of action.
45-49 Health check
The federal government has introduced a new health check for everyone aged between 45 and 49 who may be at risk of developing a health complaint, like diabetes or heart problems.
The aim of the health check is to help find, prevent or lessen the effect of the disease – it is better to avoid disease than to treat it. This health check will give us the opportunity to look at your lifestyle and medical/family history to find out if you are at risk.
Available upon request.
4 Year healthy kids checks
At Kurralta Park Surgery, we perform the Pre-School Healthy Kids Check. The Health Check is a comprehensive check up which includes a review of your child’s vision, hearing, development and any other health concerns. Appropriate referrals and follow-ups can be organised and 4-year-old immunisations are also available at this time.
Appointments can be made with Reception. This assessment will be BULK BILLED.
Commercial Drivers Licence
Commercial Drivers Licence Medicals require a long appointment.
Standard Drivers Licence Medicals can be done in a standard appointment with your regular doctor. We have forms at the practice for your convenience.
Pre-employment medicals require a longer appointment. When booking the medical it helps if you can inform the receptionist of any tests required for the medical so they can book adequate time.
Most doctors are happy to perform cryotherapy to assist the removal of warts and lesions. This can be done in a standard appointment.
Removal of Lesions
Doctors remove skin lesions in the practice. Make a standard appointment for a doctor to perform a skin check, the doctor will then arrange appointments for any required procedures.
Doctors may perform punch biopsies on skin lesions so a small sample can be sent to pathology for testing. Once Doctors receive your result they can then recommend the required treatment for your skin lesion.
IUD and Implanon insertion
We have Doctors who will insert and remove Implanon. Removal ‘only’ of Mirena can be done by Doctor Lochert. All GP’s are happy to discuss your contraception requirements with you and reception can then book any procedures you require.
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor
A monitor is available to record blood pressures over a 24hr period. Two appointments are required 24 hours apart. Please contact reception for further information.
Doctors refer patients to pathology for INR testing.
ECG’s are performed at the clinic by nursing staff with review by the doctor.
Spirometry’s (breathing test) are done by our nursing staff. The appointment takes 15 minutes with the nurse and a follow-up appointment with your doctor.
For the additional comfort and convenience of our patients, Kurralta Park Surgery has a Treatment Room on each of its departments, giving access from the waiting areas and doctors’ rooms.
8.00AM - 5.00PM (MON TO FRI)
8.00AM – 12NOON (SAT)
PH: 8293 5294
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