Family Medicine is comprehensive primary healthcare provided for individuals and families across all ages, genders, diseases and conditions. Care is provided on a continuing basis with an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion. Your family doctor is an important part of helping manage your family’s health and wellbeing.
Women’s healthcare may include but is not limited to regular PAP screening, breast checks, referral for mammography, family planning options, sexual health screening, fertility counselling, management of menopause with HRT and other alternatives. Lifestyle plays an important role in all women’s lives, with healthcare focused on prevention to maintain optimum health.
Men have specific health needs which is mostly ignored by men due to different reasons. Men’s health include but is not limited to prostate screening, erectile/sexual dysfunction, pre mature ejaculation, family planning options, mental health, diabetes and cardiovascular screening, sleep apnoea, testosterone deficiency etc. Lifestyle is important in all men’s lives for optimum health.
Anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat dynamic facial lines or in other words, the lines which appear as a result of facial muscle movement. In contrast, hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are used to treat static facial lines and add volume to enhance the appearance of certain facial features.Please book an appointment with Dr Ali to discuss cosmetic injections.
Immunisation protects against a range of preventable diseases and infections. Childhood immunisations, catch up immunisations, travel immunisations and occupational health immunisations are amongst the range of immunisations provided.
Our doctors are trained to deal with minor trauma/injuries which includes lacerations, fractures and dislocation of fingers/toes, wound management, pulled elbow in children, foreign body removal from eyes, ears and other parts of body.
Both amateur and professional athletes may require treatment by a doctor specialising in sports medicine in order to optimise performance. Sports medicine may include but is not limited to treatment and prevention of injuries, physical fitness, exercise as well as nutrition planning and rehabilitation.
How often and when you need to have a check-up depends on your lifestyle and sexual activity. If you haven’t had a sexual health check in the last year or have any concerns for your sexual health, book an appointment with your regular GP for a private and confidential consultation. Alternatively, if you would prefer to buy a sexually transmitted infection (STI) test online, visit www.smarthealth.me. Fast.
A comprehensive annual health check is recommended for all people aged over 75 to identify any health issues and optimise quality of life. Areas assessed may include but are not limited to lifestyle, mobility, medication, nutrition, exercise, safety in the home, care arrangements and support networks.
Some occupations have increased risk of injury or illness, and doctors specialising in occupational medicine aim to ensure that high standards of health and safety at work are maintained. Occupational medicine may include but is not limited to treatment, management and prevention of injuries, return to work planning, pre-employment medicals and WorkCover consultations.
A chronic disease is one lasting for 3 months or more. Comprehensive and individualised care plan can ensure that all aspects of chronic disease are managed including goals to achieve optimal health. Chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain are amongst the most common conditions that can be supported with the help of a care plan. Some care plan patients are eligible for referral to allied health providers at a subsidised cost.
Our services include care of a pregnant women during their pregnancy and to continue the care after the delivery of the baby. We believe in the philosophy of healthy mother healthy family, so its very important that mother gets full healthy care throughout the pregnancy. We can arrange counselling as per individual mothers need.
If you feel that you have some mental health issues then you should speak to your GP. It is very important to understand that mental health issues are common and most of the time individuals don’t realise when they suffer from anxiety, stress, depression etc. We understand the importance of confidentiality and we make sure that you feel at ease to discuss all the related issues.
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in Australia among males. Studies have shown that identifying the risk factors and modifying lifestyle can dramatically improve our health. In our medical centre our dedicated doctor can thoroughly assess your health which includes examination and arranging blood test
If you are diabetic or asthmatic, or suffer from any chronic medical condition, it is very important that you are assessed thoroughly and managed accordingly. There were 421 deaths in 2015 in Australia caused by asthma only. Our doctors have special interest in chronic disease management.
Obesity is defined as an individual with a BMI of 30 or more. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms with height in meters square. A BMI of 26-29 is considered over weight. As you are aware that there are many health related problems linked to obesity just to name some like diabetes, cardiovascular disease etc. Obesity and overweight is not always related to overeating or poor lifestyle, which majority of people think. There are increasing recent evidence that multiple factor play important role. Our doctor is happy to discuss your needs and most importantly identify any underlying factor.
Lung cancer is the 4th leading cause of death among Australians (2015). Smoking not only affects your health but people around you as well. We understand that its not easy to quit smoking. Our GP can recommend different interventions depending on your need. Interventions include oral medication like champix and zyban, nicotine patches, gums and lozenges etc. Hypnotherapy is another option which you can discuss with your GP.
The Government recommends yearly flu vaccine for individuals, especially people at risk. Adults 65 years and over are eligible for a free flu vaccine. There is a vaccine for Pneumococcal prevention that is also free for adults age 65 and over. Talk to your GP for more details.
If you are concerned about your child’s behaviour then you should seek advise from your GP. There is strong evidence that early intervention in a child’s behaviour has profound positive impact in long run. Dr Ali has a special interest in child development and behaviour. He would spend time to assess your child and identify any behaviour issues. He may then refer to a specialist for further assessment.
Approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, with more than 750,000 people treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers in Australia each year. There are different types of skin cancer. Generally there are 3 types of skin cancer, Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Contraception is the process of taking steps to ensure you do not become pregnant when you have sex. There are many options for doing this. They all have pros and cons. Different methods will be right for different couples, or right for you at different times in your life. Option are combined oral contraceptive (COC) pills, Progestogen-only Pills (POP), Contraceptive Vaginal ring, Barrier Methods like male condom, female condom, diaphragm and caps, Contraceptive injection, contraceptive implant (Implanon), intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD), Intrauterine System (IUS), Natural Methods, Sterilisation, Emergency Contraception
It is important to be aware of the latest WHO (World Health Organisation) recommendations for travel to any part of the world. Travel medicine has a focus on health promotion and may include travel vaccinations, up to date travel information, malaria prevention, education and awareness of the local culture or region to help prevent accidents and injuries.
Iron is one of the minerals in the human body. If you do not have enough iron, your body cannot make hemoglobin, and you may develop anemia. One way of treating anemia is with intravenous iron, which is delivered into the vein through a needle to increase the levels of iron and hemoglobin in the body.