Corryong Medical Centre

“This practice is committed to providing comprehensive medical care to all individuals and families in our community.”

Corryong Medical Centre

Incorporating the Khancoban Medical Centre
Office Hours 8:45am to 5:00pm Mon-Fri.
Ph 02 6076 3290 Fx 02 60762029

Overview

Four general practitioners provide medical services along with on call services through the Urgent Care Centre at the hospial.

Registered Nurses provide general practice nursing services including health assessments, screening information and asthma education. The Practice Nurses are also women's health and immunisation credentialed.

Medical Staff


Dr Richard Barkas MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM, DRANZCOG
Graduated from the University of Sydney. He has been a rural GP for many years, and
has particular experience in obstetrics, anaesthetics and surgery.

Dr Paul Dodds MBBS (HONS) (MON), FACRRM, DRANZCOG
Graduated from Monash University in 1986.  Has worked extensively throughout rural and remote Australia. Interests in rural and remote medicine, emergency medicine, chronic disease management and minor surgery.

Dr Nick Mason MBBS (HONS) BMEDSCI, FRACGP, DRANZCOG (ADV)

Graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2005.  Particular interests include rural and remote general practice, obstetrics and minor surgery.

Dr Hannah Mason MBBS, BMEDSCI,MPH,DRANZCOG

Graduated from the University of Melbourne 2005.  Particular interests include women’s and children’s health, rural and remote general practice, public health.

Nursing Staff

Elise Wilson
RN Div 1, Accredited Nurse Immuniser, Credentialed Pap Test Provider, Practice Nurse, District Nurse

Lorraine Carkeek
RN Div 1, Midwife, Accredited Nurse Immuniser, Credentialed Pap Test Provider, Practice Nurse, District Nurse

Elizabeth Norman

RN Div 1- Accredited Nurse Immuniser, Credentialed Women’s Health Nurse

Lynette Sutcliffe (relief)

RN Div 1, Practice Nurse, District Nurse

Denise Johnston
RN, Credentialled Diabetes Educator

Adminstrative Staff

Practice Manager: Kim Beer


Reception Staff:

Carolyn Galbraith
Kym Freischmidt

Grace Thompson

 

Khancoban

The clinic is located in the Khancoban shopping centre and is open between 9:30am and 11:30am on   Wednesday once a month. Dates are advertised in the Khancoban Echo. Appointments should be booked in advance through the Corryong Medical Centre (02) 60763290.  Appointments may also be available on the morning of the clinic by phoning (02) 6076 9280.

 

After Hours

After hours emergency care is available through the Urgent Care Centre of UMHC&S located at Kiell Street Corryong, by phoning  (02) 6076 3200.  This service is available 24 hours a day

Fees and Accounts

This practice routinely bulk bills, therefore your DVA, Medicare, Pension cards and also Healthcare cards will be required with all consultations. International visitors or patients with No Medicare services will be required to pay for services.

If you require an insurance or employment medical examination, you may be required to pay the full consultation fee.

 

Availability of Doctors by Phone

The doctors are happy to discuss some medical matters over the phone during normal surgery hours, but this is not a replacement for face to face consultations. It is not always convenient, however, for the doctor to talk to you straight away. You may be asked to phone back at a more convenient time, or speak to the practice nurse.

Home Visits

Home visits may be arranged in some circumstances, by telephoning the Practice Manager or Practice Nurse, who will consult with your doctor and a mutually agreeable appointment time will be arranged . In general if you are severely unwell you should attend   Upper Murray Health Urgent Care Centre, rather than arrange a home visit.


Results

All x-ray, pathology, ultrasound and pap-smear results can be discussed with your Doctor/Practice Nurse.

 

Infection Control

All syringes, needles and most instruments used in this practice are disposable, (single use only) i.e. used once and then disposed of appropriately. Any re-useable equipment used is washed in the disinfector and transported in a dedicated container to Wodonga Regional Health Service, who is compliant with standard 4187. Yearly audits are performed for standard 4187 through the Hume Regional Infection Control Group.

Immunisations

The staff adhere to the Victorian immunisation guidelines, please contact the clinic to organise an appointment.

 

Appointment Times

Appointments may be booked by phone or in person from 8:45am- 5:00pm. Monday to Friday.

When making appointments please:

• State the full name of the person to be seen

• Where possible, plan the appointment ahead of time

Assess the time you may think necessary for the appointment as full medical checks, insurance examinations, complex medical problems all require extra time so a double appointment should be booked. If you are unsure about needing a long appointment please ask our receptionist.

Urgent medical problems will be dealt with promptly at the Medical Centre or, when deemed necessary, at UMH&CS Urgent Care Centre. We endeavour to see each person on time but sometimes there are unavoidable delays as the doctors also attend hospital patients and emergencies as necessary.

X-Ray/Ultrasound appointments are to be made via the reception staff at the clinic.

 

Referrals

The doctors at this surgery will refer, when appropriate, to another health care provider. If you desire to see a particular specialist it is best to discuss this with your doctor by making an appointment

Doctors and clinic staff can also refer you to the other service providers such as Diabetes and Asthma Educators, Counsellors, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Home and Community Care Service or District Nurse all of which are available at UMHCS, Corryong.

Other Services

The following specialists visit Corryong and can be seen in our clinic:

• Mr Warren Hall, General Surgeon

• Dr Andrew Rechtman, Paediatrician

• Female GP- Royal Flying Doctor Service

• Emilia Barrow-BSW- MAASW- Mental Health Clinician

District Nursing

District Nurses provide home based services five days a week, including general health assessments, treatments, post-operative care, medication information and support, dressing aids, wound care, pain management, continence advice and aids.

Please phone Medical Centre reception 02 60763290 for more information.

Records & Security

Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain the security of personal health information at all times.