Our team of experienced General Practitioners combine their medical knowledge with an understanding of our patients’ individual circumstances to provide the best possible outcome. Our doctors and allied health professionals are supported by our clinic staff who are friendly and always happy to assist in any way to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone.
Services we provide include:
- Sports Injuries – promt assessment and treatment
- Home Visits – when needed
- ECG Heart Assessments
- On-Site Warfarin Monitoring (INR’s)
- Minor Operative Procedures – such as repairing lacerations with stiches, making plasters for fractures, repairing ingrown toenails
- Blood Pressure monitoring
- TAC and Work Cover assessments and claims
At Airport Medical we try to address the health needs of women in a supportive, understanding and comprehensive manner. It is recommended that every female over the age of 18 attends their GP at least once every 2 years. It is also recommended that one 20 to 30 minute consultation is made in order for several examinations and discussions to be made.
Important preventative health checks we recommend include:
This test involves taking a small sample of cells from the cervix to be tested for cell changes. While a little uncomfortable, the Pap Test is quick and simple, and allows for the detection of cell changes which can then be treated. Women are generally screened from the ages of 18 through to 70. This test aims to prevent cervical cancer.
Once women turn 50 years of age mammogram screening is arranged. However it is also recommended that women develop an awareness of their own breasts in order to identify any changes or new lumps. Your doctor can also perform a breast examination if you have any new changes that concern you.
Our Women’s Health services include:
- Pregnancy Testing
- Shared Pregnancy Care with hospitals
- Gynaecological Examinations and management of problems such as menstrual problems, endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- A comprehensive Family Planning service including insertion and removal of Implanon, Mirena and Multiload, as well as discussion about other options such as the contraceptive pill.
- Menopause Management
Our doctors have many years of experience treating the youngest members of our community. We endeavour to approach children in a friendly manner to earn their trust and respect. Our broad range of services aimed at children include:
- Newborn Assessments at approximately 6 weeks of age
- Childhood Immunisations
- Developmental Assessments
- Adolescent Health
- Common paediatric conditions such as asthma, allergies, eczema, sports injuries etc.
See your doctor for regular medical check-ups to help you stay healthy and to pick up early warning signs of disease or illness. Cardiovascular (heart) disease, diabetes and some cancers can often be picked up in their early stages, when treatment may be more successful. Men are at higher risk of illnesses such as heart attacks so it is imperative that they build a strong relationship with their doctor and seek help in a proactive manner.
When you have a health check, your doctor will talk to you about your medical history, your family’s history of disease and your lifestyle. Your diet, weight, how much you exercise and whether or not you smoke will also be discussed.
If you have high-risk factors, such as a family history of a disease, it may be more likely that you will develop a particular disease. Regular check-ups may help your doctor pick up early warning signs. For example, high blood pressure may be an early warning sign of cardiovascular disease.
General practice incorporates a broad range of conditions. Our doctors will work in partnership with you to attain the best short term and long term health outcomes possible. We try to achieve this through:
- Chronic health management – Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Arthritis, Epilepsy, Depression etc.
- Screening for Early Detection Of Illness
- Care of the Elderly (incl. nursing home visits)
- Driver’s License Medicals (incl. Commercial Licenses)
- Promotion of Healthy Lifestyle
- Weight Reduction
- Sexual Health
Insurance and Pre-Employment Medical Examinations
We understand many residents of Tullamarine and surrounding suburbs work at the airport so we have become an accredited medical centre for airport employees requiring initial and ongoing comprehensive medical checks.
Our specialised equipment includes an Audiology room to check your hearing, an ECG machine to check your heart, spirometry machine to check your lung function as well as on-site pathology to do any necessary blood tests without delay. We also have equipment that allows us to do a drug and alcohol check if your work place requires us to do so.
If you work in other industries such as truck driving, please talk to our GPs about how we can tailor your health assessment according to the requirements of your work place.
Travel is feature in our modern globalised world. Whether travel is for business, pleasure or family reunions, no one wants to fall ill when overseas. Worse still no one wants to deal with hospital bills.
Our doctors are trained to advise you on travel health such as precautions you can take to stay safe, things to look out for as well as any vaccines you may require. Your needs will vary according to where you plan to travel and what activities you like to do when there.
We have vaccines in our clinic so your travel health needs are comprehensively met under one roof.
Mental health incorporates a broad range of issues that can be improved with support and counselling such as:
- Depression, Anxiety and Stress Management
- Marital, Family and Relationship Counselling
- Bereavement Counselling
Clinical Psychology aims to understand, prevent and relieve psychologically based distress or dysfunction and provide strategies to improve subjective and behavioural wellbeing and personal development. Through a good assessment and specialised counselling many patients benefit from this service and improve their coping skills.
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY
A psychologist can assist with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, social skills, anger, intellectual and learning disabilities, self-esteem, trauma, abuse, separated families, ASD, ADHD, OCD and more.
A range of methods are utilised in Child and Adolescent Psychology depending on the developmental age of the patient to achieve the best outcomes. These include evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, structured and unstructured Play Therapy as well as Acceptance and Commitment therapeutic approaches. Other therapies include Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.
All session are aimed to be child-friendly and fun while utilising a holistic approach to involve the child’s school, family and other professionals when necessary.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
At Airport Health we are very fortunate to have allied health practitioners work as part of our team to provide holistic health care to our patients. They include:
- Pathology collection