Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell or are injured. Our aim is to help you to prevent illness and maintain optimal health.
Test Results: Due to the number of test results received, we are unable to notify you of all your results. However, patients will be notified with all abnormal or significantly normal test results within an acceptable time frame. You are also welcome to call and speak to our practice nurse to check whether your results have been received and what they are.
Adult Heath Checks: If you would like a general health check please make an appointment with one of our doctors. Normally this will involve blood pressure, weight, body mass index (BMI), blood tests, skin check, cardiovascular risk assessment, and general well-being.
Breast cancer checks: We encourage all women from the age of 40 years to have an annual breast examination by one of our doctors or nurses and we can refer you to have routine mammograms.
Cervical Smears: Research indicates that all sexually active females between the ages of 20 and 70 should have a cervical smear test. These can be done by all of our doctors. If you have had an abnormal smear result or any symptoms of concern you must have your cervical smear done by one of the doctors.
Contraception, Family Planning Advice and Sexual Health Checks:
Disabled Access: There is an off-street car park for disabled people with an access ramp at the rear entrance to the building. We also have a toilet for disabled people and we are able to offer any assistance that is required.
Ear Syringing: Removal of excessive ear wax is available from our practice nurses.
Immunization: Our nurses are trained immunization providers. We offer advice on full range of immunizations for children, travel, influenza and tetanus.
Liquid Nitrogen: Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions.
Specific Medical Examinations: We are happy to conduct medical examinations and reports required by immigration, insurance companies, employers, diving certification, driving licenses, etc. Please advise us about the type of medical that you need when you make your appointment so we can allow enough time.
Mental Well-Being: It is part of our role to support people with low mood, psychological issues and psychiatric diagnoses. It is helpful if you book a longer appointment to discuss these issues, especially for a new presentation.
Minor accident care: We can assist you with treatment for minor injuries.
Minor Surgery: Minor surgery provides fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Please make an appointment with your doctor to see whether this is an option or we may refer you to an appropriate specialist.
Nurse Clinics: Nurse appointments are available from 8:00am to 5:00pm, including lunchtimes, for your convenience. Our nurses have been trained for specialist roles including:
Pregnancy Care: In New Zealand pregnancy care is mainly done by midwives and specialist obstetricians. We are funded to see you free of charge in the first 13 weeks of your pregnancy. We can arrange testing, discuss options for care and we are very experienced in early pregnancy complications.
Normally we will meet you and your baby at about 6 weeks after the birth for a baby check and immunisations. This is an important visit in supporting you and giving us the opportunity to start a relationship with your child. Mothers are encouraged to make an appointment at the same time, to discuss contraception and any concerns they may have.
Smoking Cessation: Our doctors and nurses can advise and provide support for smoking cessation. We are able to offer practical strategies as well as subsidized medications and nicotine replacement.
Travel Medicine: We can give you advice prior to your travel and are able to give most travel vaccinations.