Doctors in Newport near Williamstown

By: Westgate Health Co-op (Bulk Billing Doctors Newport)  01-Oct-2011
Keywords: Medical Centre, Aged Care, Medical Clinic

General Practice

We offer doctors that specialise in General Practice and offer speciality areas in this field. We have doctors that  specialise in Aged Care & Obstetric Shared Care, Paediatrics, travel medicine, skin Cancers and Family Medicine.


Immunisation


Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against certain disease. Immunisation clinics are held for flu & swine flu vaccines. Travelling oversease can expose you to many diseases that you are not exposed to at home. Immunisation protects you against a number of diseases is recommended before travelling to certain countries where there is a high risk for that disease.


If you have any questions about immunisation, please discuss them with your doctor.


Pathology

The surgery offers blood collection by our nurses for surgery patients. Our patients are usually bulk billed for pathology/xrays but some companies do charge for selected items. If you are concerned about possible costs, please ring the number on the request form and discuss any costs with the pathology/radiology company.


Physiotherapy


Conditions that physiotherapy may assist in managing included: 
Low back pain, Neck pain, Knee pain, Shoulder pain, Headache, Sports injuries. Our Physiotherapist does Care Plans referred by doctors and works from our Newport surgery. For further information please contact reception on 9391 2222.


ECG

If your doctor asks you to have an ECG you will need to contact the nurse to make an appointment. If it is urgent your doctor will get you to wait and get the nurse to take one immediately.


Results
If you are calling for results please call daily between 2 – 3pm and notify reception that you wish to speak to the nurse regarding results.


Wound dressings
If you are to attend for regular wound dressings you will need to book an appointment with the nurse. The nurse will get a doctor review at each visit. It might not always be your doctor but we try to make sure that your doctor is regularly reviewing dressings. If your doctor is away for the day this may lead to another doctor treating you on that day.


Minor Surgical Procedures


A General Surgeon attends our Newport site on Thursday mornings referrals do not need to come from only doctors at the Co-op. The surgeon does minor procedures and consultations. For an appointment please contact our Newport site on 9391 2222 for an appointment or further information.


Test or procedure Results


Your doctor will advise when they expect the results to arrive at the practice. Call your doctor to find out your results and ask what they mean for your care. You may be put through to a nurse who will advise you if your doctor is not available.

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