We take pride in being part of your healthcare journey. Whether you require routine check ups, specialised treatment, or ongoing support, we are here to support you every step of the way.

We strive to help women achieve a healthier future by providing personalized medical care that caters to their unique needs. As women, our health needs change and evolve over time, and it’s crucial to have a doctor who understands these complexities.

We understand that taking care of your health is not just about you but also impacts your loved ones, work-life balance, and overall well-being.

We offer a wide range of services that includes:

  • Breast health and checks
  • Cervical screen tests
  • Contraception advice
  • Family planning
  • Gynecological treatments
  • Iron deficiency
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy planning and care
  • Weight management

Men’s health encompasses a wide range of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health conditions, sexual health, and chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

Our GPs play a crucial role in men’s health by providing primary care services in areas such as cardiovascular health, sexual health, mental health, and prostate and testicular health. This includes assessing risk factors, providing medication management, offering counseling and treatment, performing exams and screening tests, and referring men to specialists when necessary.

It’s important for men to prioritize their health and seek medical attention when needed.

Children face various health challenges as they grow and develop their immune systems. Even though these challenges are rarely serious, it can be heartbreaking to see your child unwell.

Our GPs have extensive experience in treating children of all ages with special interest in common childhood and adolescent health conditions. As most of our doctors are also parents, they empathize with the challenges of having a sick child.

Our GPs can provide your child with treatment and support for a range of health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral problems
  • Chronic childhood diseases (such as asthma, eczema, and hay fever)
  • Coughs and colds
  • Developmental milestones
  • Immunizations
  • Infant care and nutrition
  • Skin conditions (including acne treatment)
  • Teenage and pubescent health

Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that often require ongoing care and management. Some common examples include diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and arthritis.

GPs provide primary care services to patients with chronic diseases, which include diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of the condition. They also provide advice and support to help patients manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and reduce the risk of complications.

Some specific areas in which GPs play a key role in chronic disease management include:

  • Medication management – Prescribing medications and monitoring their effectiveness and side effects.
  • Lifestyle advice – Providing guidance on healthy living, including diet and exercise, to help patients manage their condition and improve their overall health.
  • Referral to specialists – Refer patients to specialists, such as endocrinologists, cardiologists, or rheumatologists, when necessary.
  • Monitoring and testing – Regularly monitor patients’ conditions and order tests, such as blood glucose or cholesterol tests, to assess their condition and adjust treatment accordingly.
  • Care coordination – Coordinate care with other healthcare professionals involved in the patient’s treatment, such as nurses, dietitians, and physiotherapists.

Overall, GPs play a vital role in the management of chronic diseases, helping patients to improve their health outcomes and reduce the impact of their condition on their quality of life.

It’s normal to face mental health challenges at some point in life. Good mental health is crucial for overall well-being and can be maintained through self-care, stress management, and social connections.

Your GP is a trusted resource when seeking support for mental health concerns. We can assess your eligibility for a Mental Health Care Plan, which provides rebates for counseling sessions.

Our practice offers treatment for anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, personality disorders, relationship issues, stress, and substance abuse. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it requires special attention. The harsh Australian sun, infections, and common conditions like eczema can all have a negative impact on your skin.

Our doctors are trained in general dermatology, including skin cancer checks. We recommend seeing a GP for a skin cancer check at least annually, and immediately if you notice any changes in mole size, shape, colour, or growth. Treatment for skin cancer is based on factors such as the size and location of the lesion, its type, and the patient’s age, health, and preference for treatment methods. To prevent skin cancer, it is advised to adopt sun protection measures, including wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen, seeking shade, and wearing sunglasses that meet Australian Standards.

We also provide treatments for a range of skin conditions, including acne, cryotherapy, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis, fungal infections, hair loss, mole and lesion removal, rashes, rosacea, and skin tags.

Early detection and prevention are crucial in saving lives. Regular check-ups not only aid in identifying underlying medical conditions but also assist in a speedy recovery and maintaining or improving overall health and well-being.

At Rochedale Family Practice, we offer personalized care to enhance your health.

Do you suffer from any of the following conditions?

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Memory loss
  • Parkinson’s disease

Preventative Health Management aims to:

  • Enhance access to high-quality, integrated Allied Health care providers
  • Manage health and well-being
  • Reduce unplanned hospital admissions
  • Improve the quality of life and ability to perform everyday activities.

Your mental, physical, and social health are interconnected with your sexual health, striving for balance while navigating relationships, self-awareness, and lifestyle choices.

However, when this balance is disrupted, it can lead to feelings of inadequacy, embarrassment, and fear. It’s common to feel like you have everything under control, but at times, you may not know where to start.

Our GPs are here to provide guidance on a range of areas, including:

  • Adolescent sexuality and puberty
  • Decreased libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • LGBTQI+ healthcare
  • Painful and dysfunctional sex
  • STI prevention, detection, and treatment

Traveling abroad can provide you with exciting new experiences, but it’s important to be aware of potential health risks that may arise. Your health is ultimately your responsibility, and taking some precautionary steps can prevent illness from ruining your trip.

It’s advisable to schedule a visit with your doctor well in advance of your departure. They can provide advice on how to avoid infectious diseases, such as consuming contaminated food or water, and may recommend medication or vaccination against serious illnesses.

Immunisation is a crucial aspect of travel health, as many diseases can be prevented through vaccination. Speak with your doctor about which vaccines or boosters you may require, such as Hepatitis A, Yellow fever, or Measles, especially if you are visiting countries with high rates of infection.

Injuries can strike at any time, whether it’s from work, sports, or everyday activities, causing ongoing pain, limited mobility, and sleep disturbances. Unfortunately, many individuals who tough it out when injured often extend their recovery time, which can be disheartening when being active is part of their lifestyle.

Our GPs treat patients from all walks of life with various musculoskeletal complaints, such as fractures, frozen shoulders, hamstring strains, neck and back pain, sciatica, soft tissue injuries, sore knees, wrist and ankle sprains. If you require specialised treatment, we will refer you to the appropriate specialist, such as physiotherapists, podiatrists, surgeons, and exercise physiologists, with whom we have established strong relationships.

You may occasionally require a prompt medical procedure that does not require a hospital visit but cannot be ignored. Some examples of such procedures include

  • Removing warts
  • Repairing minor cuts and lacerations
  • Skin cancer excisions
  • Ear wax syringing
  • Suspect mole removal
  • Contraception implants like Implanon.

Our GPs perform minor surgical procedures every day with the use of local anaesthetic. They carry out these procedures in a dedicated treatment room equipped with modern facilities and sterile equipment, with the assistance of our practice nurse.

All of our doctors have undergone training in Australian hospitals and will take the time to thoroughly explain each step of the procedure. They will also outline what to expect after the procedure, any necessary at-home care requirements, and any follow-up appointments that may be needed.