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  • General Practice medical care

    Here at Jewells Medical Centre we strive to provide as full a range of General Practice Services as we can. This includes for example:
    • Comprehensive general medical care for acute and chronic health conditions
    • Preventative health checks for all ages
    • Immunisations
    • Mental health care
    • Child and adolescent health
    • Women’s health checks
    • Men’s health checks
    • Sexual and reproductive health including shared care of pregnancy in consultation with our obstetrician and midwife colleagues.
    • Travel health and travel vaccinations
    • Sports and musculoskeletal medicine. We liaise closely with local physiotherapists and orthopaedic specialists when required.
    • Work injury management under the Workcover scheme.
  • Health Assessments
    We also offer Health Assessments which may be required such as:
    • Insurance medical examinations
    • Pre-employment and industry medicals
    • Driving medicals for private and commercial licensing
    • Recreational including sporting organisations, SCUBA diving
  • Skin Checks
    • We encourage regular thorough skin examinations for the early detection and treatment of sun damage and skin cancer. Please refer to our Skin Checks page for further details.
  • Procedures
    • We provide management of injuries such as wounds, lacerations and fractures. We liaise closely with our hospital and specialist colleagues if required. Our practice nurses have extensive experience and expertise in wound management including emergency treatment and dressings.
    • Operations such as wedge resection of ingrown nails, removal of cysts and other skin lesions.
    • Contraceptive implant (eg. Implanon) insertion. Your doctor can advise you on the full range of options. We can refer you to an appropriate specialist for other procedures such as IUDs.
  • Care Planning
    • Patients with a chronic medical condition or complex care needs can benefit from a “General Practice Management Plan”.  You are provided with a copy to help you better manage your health by understanding the goals and actions planned by your doctor in consultation with you.   The plan is updated regularly.  It enhances communication between your doctor and other health professionals who are part of your health management team such as specialists, allied health and hospital staff.
    • A “Team Care Arrangement” is another part of care planning for patients with a chronic medical condition or complex care needs.  This enables effective communication between your GP and your other treating health professionals, and gives access to up to 5 medicare subsidised allied health services in a 12 month period.  Please discuss with your doctor if you would like further information regarding these initiatives
  • Nursing Services

    Our practice nurses are an integral part of your health care team and strive to provide holistic care for all our patients. They provide amongst other things:
    • Initial assessment when required for acute illnesses.
    • Health education, monitoring and advice for those with ongoing health conditions.
    • Specific nurse-led clinics, including 4 year old health checks, immunisation clinics, and a clinic for our patients with diabetes.
    • Diagnostic and management procedures including wound care, assisting our doctors with surgical procedures, ear syringing, lung testing (spirometry), cardiac testing (ECGs) and collection of blood tests and other pathology when required.
    • A home visit for an annual health assessment is available to those over 75 years of age.  This involves a comprehensive assessment of your overall health and living needs by our nurse Janet, and a follow up appointment with your doctor to discuss the assessment and make arrangements for any needs that have been identified. This service is bulk-billed and enhances your care tremendously.
  • Health Initiatives for specific populations in our community
    • We participate in other health care initiatives such as the “Closing The Gap” program for people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and the Department of Veterans Affairs Co-ordinating Care program. Please enquire with your doctor or our practice manager if you would like more information on these schemes.