Corryong Medical Centre

"Together- Strengthening the health of our community"

Corryong Medical Centre


Office Hours 8:30am to 5:00pm Mon-Fri.
Ph 02 6076 3290 Fx 02 60762029

Overview

Three general practitioners provide full medical services at our newly renovated, fully accredited practice (AGPAL) rooms. Co-located to  hospital, the general practitioners also provide on call services through the Urgent Care Centre.

Medical Staff


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 & remote medicine, emergency medicine, chronic disease management and minor surgery.

Dr Nick Mason MBBS (HONS) BMEDSCI, FRACGP, DRANZCOG (ADV)
Graduated from University of Melbourne 2005. Particular interest include rural and remote general practice, obstetrics and minor surgery.

Dr Hannah Mason MBBS, BMEDSCI,MPH,DRANZCOG
Particular interest include women's and children 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, Accredited Nurse Immuniser, Credentialled Pap Test Provider Practice Nurse/ District Nurse 

Joanne Beirs

Lynette Sutcliffe (relief)
RN Div 1, Practice Nurse, District Nurse

Denise Johnston
RN, Credentialled Diabetes Educator

Adminstrative Staff

Practice Manager: Kim Beer

Reception Staff:
Taila Briggs
Michele Bryant
Carolyn Galbraith
Brenda Noonan
Grace Thompson

After Hours

After Hours emergency care is available through the Urgent Care Centre of UMHCS located on Kiel St, Corryong by phoning 0260763200. This is a 24/7 service.

Fees

Corryong Medical Centre is a mix billing practice with consultation fees beginning at $67. Full eftpos/ medicare services are available for prompt rebate claiming.

Pension, concession & healthcare card holders will be bulkbilled along with DVA gold card holders.

International visitors or patients with outdated Medicare details, will be required to pay for all services.

Availability of Doctors by Phone & Home Visits

Our doctors are happy to discuss some medical matters over the phone during operating hours, but this is not a replacement for a face to face consultation. It is not always convenient, to speak with the doctor immediately. You may be asked to phone back at a more convenient time, or you may speak to a practice nurse.

Home visits may be arranged in some circumstances by phoning the Practice Nurse, who will consult with your doctor and a mutually agreed appointment will be arranged.

If you are severely unwell you should attend Urgent Care Centre for immediate attention and assessment.

Results

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

Infection Control

All syringes, needles and most instruments used in this practice are disposable, single use items i.e. used once only then appropriately disposed of.

Immunisations

All staff adhere to the Victorian Immunisation guidelines, and all immunisation will be conducted by appointment only. Please contact reception to arrange a suitable appointment time.

Appointment Times

Appointment times may be booked for all services by phone or in person from 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Friday. When making appointments please:

  • State full name of the person to be seen
  • Where possible, plan appointment ahead of time
  • ASsess the time you feel may be necessary for your needs. Medical checks, insurance examinations, complex medical problems all require additional time
  • If you are unsure if you require a "double appointment" please ask our helpful reception staff.

Urgent medical problems will be dealt promptly on presentation to medical centre, or when deemed necessary you may be directed to Urgent Care Centre. We endeavour to see each client at the allocated appointment time, although unavoidable delays may occur due to the doctors commitment to the hospital emergency section when necessary.

Referrals

The doctors at the medical centre will refer, when appropriate, to other health care providers. If you like a referral to a particular specialist it is best discussed with your GP by way of appointment.

GP & Nursing staff may refer patients to UMHCS Allied Health Services which include: Diabetes Educator, Counsellors, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Home & Community Care Services, Social Work & Financial Support Services.

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 Royal Women's GP Services

• Emilia Barrow-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 fully computerised and is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times.

Corryong Medical Centre is a fully accredited practice with AGPAL in accordance with RACGP Standards.