Child & Adolescent Health
Our doctors care for all ages of children from birth onwards. We provide 6 week post-natal checks for mothers and babies.
We work with a number of dedicated Paediatricians who we refer to for complex or chronic conditions.
Adolescents: As children enter their mid to late teens they may wish to consult a GP independently and it is important to discuss this with them.
We provide all childhood vaccinations.
Chronic Disease Management
We work with our patients on prevention of chronic diseases and provide regular checks on cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure and help patients improve these. GPs use the Diabetic risk assessment tool and Australian Cardiovascular Risk Predictor to target those at moderate to high risk and also factor in family history and smoking status.
Our dietician is committed to best practice and the latest nutrition research while also fostering a collaborative approach with clients, recognising that clients are the expert on what works for them. Tim provides dietary advice that is targeted, practical and most importantly, effective.
ECHO and Holter Monitor
Australian Cardiac Diagnostic Service provides ECHO and Holter Monitor tests to our patients at Apollo General Practice. A referral is required from your doctor.
45-49 year old Health Check: This health check is specifically for patients aged between 45 and 49 years who are at risk of developing a chronic disease.
Annual Health Check – 75 years and over: 75+ Annual Health Assessment is for those members of the Practice who are over 75 years.
Apollo General Practice offers a wide range of medicals including:
- Pre-employment Medicals
- Qld Rail Medicals
- Commerical Driving Medicals
- Coal Board Medicals
Apollo General Practice is committed to providing advice specific to men. All our doctors are happy to provide this advice but you can request a male doctors if you feel more comfortable discussing these issues with male GP.
We treat mental health patients in a holistic manner. Sometimes medication can help and other times specialist counselling works as well or better. Your doctor may offer you a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan, this will make it more affordable to see a counsellor. We are fortunate to have an experienced Clinical Psychologist working in the practice, Elsa Germain, and any referral to Elsa from our doctors under a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan to will be bulk billed.
Pathology and X-ray
Pathology and X-ray facilities are conveniently located next door to Apollo General Practice.
Prenatal, Antenatal and Postnatal Care
Planning and starting a new family is an exciting journey but, like anything new, can also be quite daunting. All our doctors have experience and are very happy to offer prenatal, antenatal and post natal care.
Australia has one of the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. Two out of three people who live in Australia will develop some form of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the commonest forms of skin cancer. Melanoma is a much less common form of skin cancer but is potentially more life threatening.
We are pleased to be able to offer skin checks for all our patients.
Apollo General Practice provides a complete up to date travel advice plan for where ever your travels may take you. We provide immunisations and general health and wellbeing advice for a large number of foreign and tropical holiday destinations.
Apollo general practice is licensed and accredited to immunise for Yellow Fever.
Apollo General Practice is committed to providing health advice specific to women. All our doctors are happy to provide this advice but you can request a female doctor if you feel more comfortable discussing these issue with a female GP.
Particular areas cover: Pap smears - Breast examination - Fertility – Pregnancy – Contraception - Sexually transmitted disease – Menopause - Urinary symptoms/incontinence – Osteoporosis - Implanon and Mirena insertion/removal
Our highly experienced GPs recognise the importance of managing the four major areas of diabetes management: blood glucose - lipids - body weight - blood pressure
Our GPs use medications if required, encourage increased exercise levels and provide patient counselling, as do the Practice Nurses.
For your convenience we provide minor surgical procedures at our premises,Liquid nitrogen is available at the surgery to treat skin conditions such as warts and solar or seborrhoeic keratoses and our skilled Practice Nurses have attended courses in wound care and dress wounds and ulcers.