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  • Exam success

     

    Four of our registrars have passed their Royal College Fellowship exams at the most recent sitting.

    Congratulations to Drs Magda Janiak, Magda Wojtasiak, Jamie Pike and Elsa Gladigau.

    And we are delighted to announce that Elsa Gladigau has been awarded the Gutch medal for achieving the highest overall mark in Victoria. Well done!

     

  • Doctor update

     

    Welcome a couple of new faces, and sadly farewell one or two:

    • Dr Scott Stinson, who has been working one day a week, has decided to move full time to a different practice.  We are sad to see him go, as he had been with Westcare since the very start.
    • Registars, Dr Johnathan Wee and Dr Jamie Pike have finished their placements at Westcare.  Our best wishes for their continuing training, and thanks for their commitment.
    • PGPPP doctor, Lija Svalbe, has returned to Western Health to continue her hospital training.  Perhaps she will return to general practice, and we’d welcome her back.
    • Welcome Dr Annie Taylor, who takes Lija’s place.
    • And welcome back Dr Magda Wojtasiak, who has returned to Westcare after 6 months at another practice.
    • Dr Magda Janiak, has moved on to finish her last placement as a registrar.  She will return to Westcare in early 2015, which is excellent news.

     

  • Online appointments!

    Appointuit Online Booking

     

    You can now book an appointment online, using Appointuit.

    It is easy to register, and there is a smartphone app you can download to help you manage appointments for yourself and family members.

    Please click on the tab to the left side of the website.

     

  • Health assessment, over 75

    Our doctors recommend a health assessment for every over 75 year old once a year. This in-depth assessment is a way of identifying health issues that are potentially preventable or amenable to early treatment to improve health and quality of life.

  • Health assessment, 45-49 year old

    A health assessment is recommended for everyone aged 45-49 who has a specific risk factor for developing a chronic disease. These risk factors include smoking, overweight, high blood pressure or a family history of chronic disease.

  • Minor surgery

    Many of our doctors are skilled at minor surgery. Procedures such as excisions of moles or skin cancers, and resection of ingrown toenails are regularly performed. We can also treat warts, skin tags, lipomas, cysts and boils.

  • Wound management

    Our nursing team provides high quality care for all wounds that require dressings. Please make an appointment with our nursing staff should you require a dressing. You will need to purchase and supply the dressings and bandages, as there is no Medicare or PBS subsidy.

  • Pregnancy

    All of our doctors can help you plan and manage the early stages of pregnancy. We recommend discussing pregnancy with your doctor as far in advance as possible.

  • New patients

    We welcome new patients. Please make a double appointment if you are a new to the medical centre, or if you have not visited for some time.

  • Travel medicine

    It is important to seek the advice of your doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel overseas. We can help make you aware of any medical risks, optimise your own treatment, and administer vaccines or prescribe anti-malarials if necessary.

  • Long appointments

    Our standard appointment time is 12-15 minutes (as recommended by RACGP). If you think you need more time than this, please ask reception to book you a double appointment.

  • GP Management Plans

    The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare items 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 care.

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