Specialist services and doctors in Blackburn | Sheehans Medical Centre Blackburn

Surgery

Dr Joanne Chionh is a highly regarded specialist endocrine and breast surgeon.  An expert in the field of thyroid, parathyroid and breast cancer surgery, she also performs a wide range of general surgical procedures.  Dr Chionh has a loverly personality, and great, caring, compassionate bed manners.  She can perform operations locally, at Epworth Eastern and Bellbird Private Hospitals.

 

 

Physiotherapy.     

Theresa Tan is a physiotherapist with genuine interest in care of her patients' wellfare.  She is expert in assessing and treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions.  Techniques used include soft tissue massage, muscle stretching and strengthening, heat, TENS, ultrasound, joint mobilisation, posture correction, supportive taping, straping and bracing.  In addition to treatment of acute injuries, she provides treatment for chronic arthritic conditions, gait and balance disorders, and specialist services including chest physiotherapy and continence work.

 

 

Acupuncture

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Julie Tsung is an experienced and well regarded GP acupuncturist.   Through the use of laser and / or needles, acupuncture is a time-proven traditional therapy, which is well tolerated and effective in the treatment of many medical conditions including migraine, nasal allergy, musculoskeletal disorders, and chronic pain syndromes.  It is particularly effective for musculoskeletal pain (eg. shoulder pain) and neuropathic pain (eg. pain associated with shingles).  Acupuncture performed by Dr Tsung is covered mostly by Medicare, with only small out of pocket costs in most instances.  Please inquire at reception for further details.

 

 

Dietetics

 

Ms Anhly Bui has many years of experience in assessing patient diets and providing realistic and personalised nutrition advice. Medical nutrition therapy can be used to manage and treat a wide range of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, cancer, obesity, food allergies and intolerance, physical or mental disability. Anhly is accredited through Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and undertakes ongoing professional development. A consultation would generally include a diet and lifestyle assessment and nutritional education and counselling. Progress is monitored at regular follow-up consultations as required.


 

Podiatry

 

Alison Shaw is a highly experienced podiatrist.  Her work include foot assessment and monitoring in chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease.  She is an expert in the treatment of many foot conditions including corns and calluses, blisters, ulcers, bunyons and pressure areas; as well as nail conditions such as onychomycosis, fungal infection and ingrown toenails. 

Pathology

Australian Clinical Laboratory performs pathology collection and testing 6 days a week.  Their opening hours are:

Monday to Friday:    8:30am to 4:30pm

Saturday:               9am to 12pm

All tests are bulk-billed.

Tests  performed include general blood and urine tests, ECG, and 24hour holter monitor.

 

 

Heart Imaging   

Australian Cardiac Diagnostic Services performs echocardiography on Saturday every 4 weeks.

The service is bulk-billed for all patients with referrals.