Our doctors care for all ages of children from birth onwards. We provide 6 week post-natal checks for mothers and babies. We provide all childhood vaccinations.
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.
MUM & BUB
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 postnatal care.
Health Checks are important at different stages of life. We have specific health checks for 45-49 year olds who are at risk of developing a chronic disease and an annual Health Check for 75 years and over.
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 psychologist. We are fortunate to have an experienced Clinical Psychologist working in the practice, Dr Elsa Germain.
Our GPs work with our patients on prevention and management of a range of chronic diseases. This includes support and treatment for Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.
GPs continue to be a diabetic patient’s primary source of care; they are responsible for coordinating diabetes education and management, instigating a course of treatment and review to incorporate any developments and lifestyle changes, and provide referrals to appropriate specialists or other health professionals.
Helga from Australian Cardiac Diagnostic Services provides ECHO and Holter Monitor tests for our patients at Apollo General Practice. A referral is required from your doctor.
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 and skin cancer surgery if necessary.
All our doctors are happy to provide advice relating to Men’s Health but you can request a male doctor if you feel more comfortable discussing these issues with male GP. Issues can include STD advice, erectile dysfunction and prostate checks.
All our doctors are happy to provide advice specifically related to Women’s Health but you can request a female doctor if you feel more comfortable discussing these issue with a female GP. Particular areas we offer: Pap smears – Breast examination – Fertility – Pregnancy – Contraception including Implanon and Mirena IUD – STD advice – Medical Termination of Pregnancy – Menopause.
For your convenience we provide minor surgical procedures at our premises for any suspicious skin lesions. Liquid nitrogen is also available to treat skin conditions such as warts and solar or seborrhoeic keratoses.
We provide a complete up to date travel advice plan for where ever your travels may take you. We provide immunisations and general health and 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 offers a wide range of medicals including:
– Pre-employment Medicals
– Qld Rail Medicals
– Commerical Driving Medicals
– Boxing Medicals
– Cadet Medicals
If you are anaemic or have trouble tolerating iron supplements, you could benefit from an iron infusion. An iron infusion delivers iron directly into the bloodstream through a vein. Iron is an essential mineral assisting the body to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. There are risks and benefits to having an iron infusion, and your doctor can explain these to you at a consultation.
COSMETIC ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS
Anti-wrinkle injections help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. They work by relaxing the muscles that cause lines, and can be used to treat a variety of areas such as:
• Frown lines – between the eyebrows
• Crow’s feet – the corner of the eyes
• Forehead lines – horizontal lines between the brows & hairline
We use Dysport for Anti-Wrinkle injections. Dysport, like Botox, is a form of botulinum toxin injected into the skin to temporarily relax the muscles.
Anti-wrinkle injections, depending on the dose and location, last a duration of 3-4 months.
Cost varies depending on the area being treated and how much product is needed. Cost is $6.60 per unit (including GST).
A FREE cosmetic assessment appointment is undertaken first to understand your goals and the best option to achieve those goals. If anti-wrinkle injections are decided to be the best option, the doctor will advise you of the cost and how many units is required for your treatment.
A second appointment will be booked for your treatment at a time and date convenient to you. All costs are payable on the day of treatment. Medicare does not offer a rebate for cosmetic procedures.
You can book a FREE cosmetic assessment with Dr Leticia Figueiredo online or phone our receptionists for more information.
Dr Dmytro Nechyporenko offers the option of Medical Termination of Pregnancy for those patients who meet the eligibility criteria. Medical termination of Pregnancy is suitable for women whose pregnancy is less than 9 weeks (63 days) gestation. Medical Termination uses medication rather than surgery to terminate the pregnancy. If you are considering a Medical Termination, please book an initial consultation.
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 and Rebecca provides dietary advice that is targeted, practical and most importantly, effective.
Privacy and Personal Information
Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff. We use this information you provide to manage your personal health care. We generally disclose selected information to various other health services involved in supporting your health care management (e.g. pathology).
If you have any questions about how we handle your personal health information or need to arrange access to your records, please contact the practice.