Services

Health Checks

We believe that prevention is better than cure and one of the best ways to follow this proven method of staying healthy is get regular health checks. We offer the following services under our General Health Checks category of services.

  • Mental Health assessments
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Contraception advice
  • General health assessments
  • Childhood developmental checks
  • Nutrition and lifestyle advice
  • Obesity counselling

General Health Checks.

As part of our commitment  to your ongoing healthcare, Upper Coomera Medical Centre offers a bulk billed health check for all eligible  patients between the ages of 45 – 49 years.

Many chronic illnesses such as diabetes and  heart disease can be prevented by early detection and management of risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity, family history and smoking. This health assessment helps to identify and address the risk factors to reduce your risk of developing chronic disease.

During your bulk billed appointment which will take approximately 1hr, our nurse will carry out a comprehensive evaluation including  urinalysis, blood pressure check, glucose & cholesterol levels along with other health and lifestyle factors.

If you would like to know more about any of this information please don’t hesitate to discuss it with your regular GP at your next appointment.

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Women's Health

Our Medical Centres have a reputation as ‘centres of excellence’ in women’s healthcare.

We offer appointments with a range of women’s health professionals. You can see one of our women’s health general practitioners (GPs), psychologists, physiotherapist or dietitian.

Our commitment is to the individual health needs of all women, focusing on careful assessment, education, support and management options that will enable you to be actively involved in making informed choices about your own health care.

One of our highly experienced women’s health GPs can perform your Pap test and breast examination, as well as important cardiovascular health checks such as blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar checks every two years or as needed.

You may like to make an appointment with our women’s health GP, psychologist, physiotherapist and/ or naturopath to discuss:

  • preventive healthcare
  • menopause management
  • hormone therapies
  • contraception
  • menstrual problems
  • mental and emotional health problems such as depression and anxiety
  • pelvic pain
  • pelvic floor problems
  • sexual health
  • natural therapies
  • any other women’s health issue

You don’t need a referral to see our women’s health GP.

 

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Childrens Health & Immunisations

Immunisation is a simple and effective way of protecting children and adults against certain diseases. It not only protects individuals who have the immunisation, but also others in our community, by increasing the level of immunity and minimising the spread of disease. Immunisation uses the body’s natural defence mechanism – the immune response – to build resistance to infectious diseases.

 

Immunisation helps people stay healthy by preventing many serious infections.

 

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Travel and Flu Vaccinations

Influenza (a.k.a The Flu) is the most common vaccine-preventable health risk for travellers. The bottom line recommendation for people travelling is: get vaccinated, take precautions and make sure your travel insurance covers the flu and any antiviral medication you might need.

It is particularly important for high-risk people to get immunised.

The Northern Hemisphere vaccine is not registered in Australia and, therefore, is never available here.

The 2015 Australian vaccine is currently available.  The 2016 Australian vaccine will not be available until late February 2016 at the earliest, but probably not until mid-March.

The 2015 Australian vaccine contains a H3N2 strain, a H1N1 strain and a B strain (Yamagata) which are in the Trivalent Influenza Vaccine (TIV), while an additional B strain (Victoria) is in the Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (QIV).

Because it takes 1-2 weeks to develop immunity after vaccination it may not be wise to await arrival overseas before vaccination.  For people staying any length of time it MAY be possible to receive a booster of local vaccine after arrival.

High risk people who had a vaccination during the 2015 Australian autumn may benefit from a booster vaccination before travel.

Give us a call today for an up-to-date vaccination before you travel.

 

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Minor Surgery / Skin Checks

Our doctors are trained to perform skin/ melanoma checks to assess your skin lesions. Our doctors may recommend treatments, such as cryotherapy or surgery, for suspicious lesions, and these treatments can be performed in our well equipped treatment suites.

Generally, surgical procedures are usually booked for another day when convenient to both patient and Doctor after initial assessment. This is to ensure that we are appropriately prepared to perform these procedures. In some cases surgical procedures will be performed on the same day if the doctor deems this necessary.

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Pre-employment Medicals

Pre-employment medical assessments are an important part of effective recruitment and workforce management. Candidates can have a pre-employment medical conducted at the Upper Coomera Medical Centre.

Pre-employment medicals are undertaken to identify any health issues which may affect a person’s ability to safely perform the job they are being considered for. The assessments can be specifically tailored to the specific job demands the person will face in the workplace.

  • The pre-employment medical is conducted by experienced medical practitioners and will be tailored to the employer’s requirements and can include:
  • detailed occupational and medical history
  • multi-system examination – musculo-skeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory assessments.
  • audiometry
  • spirometry
  • E.C.G
  • visual screening

Following the assessment, a report describes the candidate’s suitability to perform the particular tasks of the job and whether any restrictions or limitations need to apply.

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Driving Medicals

Many factors contribute to safety on the road. Driver health is an important consideration and drivers must meet certain medical standards to ensure that their health status does not increase the risk of a crash in which they or other road users may be killed or injured.

A variety of medical conditions may impair a person’s driving ability. A health professional may be required to assess a person’s fitness to drive based on the relevant medical standards.At our centre we conduct a health check in line with the standards defined.

A variety of medical conditions may impair a person’s driving ability. A health professional may be required to assess a person’s fitness to drive based on the relevant medical standards. Read more at the  Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland

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Chronic Disease Management

The Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients with these conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers.

A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions; however, the CDM items are designed for patients who require a structured approach, including those requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team.

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Workers Compensation

As part of services to you , we have a clear role in the injury management process, which includes:

  • diagnosis, primary care and coordination of medical treatment
  • establishing, in their opinion, whether the diagnosis does/does not correlate with the injury as described by the patient
  • reviewing the injured worker’s medical condition
  • liaising with the employer or employer’s representative to facilitate an injured worker’s maintenance in or return to work
  • referring for workplace rehabilitation assistance where required
  • reporting specified industrial diseases to WorkSafe within 14 days of the first consultation with the injured worker.

Workers Compensation

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance payment to employees if they are injured at work or become sick due to their work.

Workers’ compensation includes payments to employees to cover their:

  • wages while they’re not fit for work
  • medical expenses and rehabilitation.

Employers in each state or territory have to take out workers’ compensation insurance to cover themselves and their employees. More information can be found at the Government Fair Work Ombudsman website.
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