Comprehensive services and doctors in Blackburn | Sheehans Medical Centre Blackburn

 

Our services include:

  • Everything, really........
  • Management of acute health issues (eg. acute infections and injuries)
  • Management of chronic health issues (eg. diabetes and asthma)
  • Multidisciplinary care planning for complex chronic diseases.
  • Preventative health assessment, checks and advice (including blood pressure and cholesterol checks, diabetes check, pap smears, prostate check, weight and nutritional advice, smoking cessation)
  • Vaccinations (including childhood vaccines, flu vaccines and travel vaccines)
  • Women's health (including contraceptive advice / pregnancy testing)
  • Implanon insertion and removal (Dr Dora Hui and Dr Aveline Loh)
  • Men's health
  • Kids' health
  • Elderly health
  • Medication management and reviews
  • Mental health consultations
  • Skin cancer check-ups and removals (Dr Charles Tsang and Dr Gavin Chau has special interest in this)
  • Occupational health, including pre-employment examinations, insurance medicals, workplace injuries and Workcover.
  • Acupuncture (needle and/or laser - Dr Julie Tsung)
  • Physiotherapy (Theresa Tan)
  • Podiatry (Alison Shaw)
  • Dietetics (Anhly Bui)
  • Pathology (Australian Clinical Laboratory)
  • Cardiopulmonary testing (ECG / spirometry)
  • Cardiac Imaging (Australian Cardiac Diagnostic Service)

 

Childhood immunization, travel and other vaccinations

 

Consistent with our focus on preventative health, we strongly recommend appropriate vaccinations at different stages of your life.

 

We provide a wide range of vaccination services, including childhood vaccines, vaccines for new parents and expectant mothers, whooping cough and tetanus boosters, vaccination against influenza, pneumonia and meningitis, and a range of travel vaccines. 

 

Influenza vaccines are provided free for all patients over 65 years of age, as well as those with chronic illness such as asthma and heart disease.  The flu vaccine is required yearly.

 

All female patients contemplating pregnancy should have their rubella, whooping cough and chickenpox vaccination status checked.  All new or expectant parents are encouraged to have the whooping cough and influenza vaccines to protect your baby from these deadly diseases. 

 

For overseas travel, please consult your doctor about necessary vaccines at least one month (preferably 6 months) before departure.  Most travel vaccines are available here at the clinic. 

 

A variety of other vaccinations may be appropriate depending on your age and gender.  Please consult your doctor for further advice.

 

 

Cervical, breast cancer, and bowel cancer screening

 

Sheehans Medical Centre recommends that all women between age 25 to 70 years old, who have ever been sexually active, to have cervical screening at least every 5 years.

 

All women should examine their own breasts for lumps.  Ask you doctor for a demonstration.  We also recommend yearly breast examination by your doctor and if you are over 40, 2 yearly mammogram.

 

Bowel cancer screening should commence with 2 yearly faecal occult blood test from the age of 50, or earlier if there is family history.

 

 

Blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes check

 

Diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol can produce no symptoms.   Yet, if left undetected, these conditions can wreak havoc to your health.  Please check your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose regularly with your doctor.  

 

 

Health assessment, medication review and chronic disease management plans

 

If you are 75 years or older, you would benefit from an annual preventative health assessment. This assessment is completely paid for by medicare and there is no out of pocket cost.   It is comprehensive, with substantial time devoted to identifying your health issues and needs.   We highly recommend it.  Please enquire and make your booking at reception.

 

If you have a complex list of medications, ask your doctor if you would benefit from a home medicine review. 

 

Finally, if you suffer from one or more chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart condition or asthma, you may benefit from a health management plan for care planning and coordination.  Please ask your doctor for more details.   

 

 

Allied health and complementary medicine

 

The comprehensive healthcare we offer include specialist allied health services.  Currently we offer a highly experienced team of podiatrist (Ms Alison Shaw), physiotherapist (Ms Theresa Tan) and acupuncturist (Dr Julie Tsung).  Please ask your doctor or reception to find out more about these services and if they will benefit you.

 

 

Pathology and special tests

 

Pathology collection and testing is available on site 6 days a week.

Monday to Friday:   8:30am to 4:30pm

Saturday:                9am to 12pm

All tests are bulk-billed.

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

 

Echocardiography is performed on site on Saturday every 4 weeks.

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