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Renewing your prescription?

As your health will change over time, and appropriate medical care is given, our doctors need to see you for a consultation at least every 6 months that a prescription renewal is required. Medical recommendations also change over time. Please book an appointment so that we can assess your health, monitor the appropriateness of your medication and how much of the medication you should be taking, and incorporate our knowledge of the latest medical recommendations.

Needing a referral letter?

Referral letters are an important form of communication between GPs, specialists, and allied health providers. It is necessary for us to see you when you require a referral letter so that we can not only ensure that the referral is appropriate, but also so that our referral letters will contain correct and up-to-date information to facilitate the best care for you when you see your specialist or allied health provider.

Asthma Education

Our experienced GPs recognise the importance of diagnosing and managing asthma.

Almost 2 million Australians suffer asthma, with asthma affecting 1 in 4 primary school children, 1 in 7 teenagers and 1 in 10 adults.

Asthma, and other atopic allergic disorders, such as rhinitis, are increasing worldwide and Australia has the third highest prevalence of current wheeze in 13-14 year olds.

Our experienced GPs recognise the importance of diagnosing and managing asthma. Our GPs use peak flow meters and refer patients for spirometry. They perform regular reviews and provide asthma management plans and preventive and reliever medications as appropriate. They also refer those with severe disease to Respiratory or Allergy Specialists.

Baby and Child Health

Loxley House Family Practice is a family friendly medical centre and all our doctors have a special interest in Child health.
Areas of childhood health include:

  • Childhood immunisations
  • Baby checks
  • Neonatal care
  • Rashes and skin conditions
  • Asthma
  • Middle ear infections and grommets
  • Tonsillitis and Ear, Nose, Throat review
  • Eczema
  • Anaphylaxis and Allergy management
  • 4 year old Healthy Kids Check
  • Development and Behavioural problems

Our doctors care for all ages of children from birth onwards. We provide 6 week post natal checks for mothers and babies and encourage you to bring in your baby’s Blue book (Health & Development Book) to keep us updated on growth patterns and to record immunisations.

We provide all childhood vaccinations.

4 year old health check

The 4 year old health check is a time for a general check and is associated with the 4 year old vaccinations. There is a specific Medicare item number for this and it is a bulk-billed service.

Counselling

Occasionally we need assistance coping with everyday life. The GP’s at Loxley House Family Practice are available to help individuals to clarify their concerns, explore options and possibilities and adopt more effective coping strategies to help improve the quality of their everyday lives.

Diabetes Education

The Centre for Social and Economic Modelling predicts that Type 2 Diabetes in Australia will double over the next 40 years and that 1 in 7 will have it by 2050. It projects that the prevalence of complications experienced by an expected 1.6 million Australians known to have diabetes will include 270,000 heart bypass operations, more than 250,000 strokes and 750,000 kidney complications.

Loxley House Family Practice’s highly experienced GPs recognise the importance of managing the four major areas of diabetes management:

  1. blood glucose
  2. lipids
  3. body weight
  4. blood pressure

Our GPs use medications if required, encourage increased exercise levels and provide patient counselling, as do the Practice Nurses.

GPs refer to Dieticians, Diabetic Educators, Diabetes Australia and Endocrinologists who specialise in diabetes. These practitioners work together with patients to optimise diabetic control and provide copies of results for ongoing comparison and motivation.

Employment Medicals

At Loxley House Family Practice all Pre-employment Medicals are conducted by a qualified medical practitioner with post graduate qualifications in general practice and experience with WorkCover and occupational health issues.

At Loxley House we can provide both Audiometry and Spirometry, ECG’s and Alcohol Breath Tests according to a Companies specific needs.

Dr Jonathan Corbett-Jones is an authorised health provider for Rail Safety Medicals.

Family Medicine

At Loxley House Family Practice, we are a family oriented practice.

The concept of family medicine includes addressing the social & psychological background of the family, and maintaining a flow of communication when illness or injury arises in a family. We are aware and we acknowledge the different health needs as a person moves from childhood, to adolescence, to adult life and then to the latter years of their life.

Women's Health

Loxley House Family Practice offers a comprehensive women’s health service, including:

  • Breast examination
  • Pap smear – Bookings available with our GP’s or our Practice Nurse
  • Prenatal and Antenatal care
  • Incontinence management
  • Comprehensive menopause management
  • Osteoporosis prevention and treatment
  • Sexual health – including contraception, sexual transmitted infection screening and counselling

Health Checks

Loxley House Family Practice supports patients who are looking to change unhealthy aspects of their life to achieve optimum health.

  • Cease Smoking
  • Improve nutritional balance
  • Manage weight
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Make changes to alcohol and drug use
  • Achieve physical fitness.

 

Health checks can save your life.

You don’t have to feel sick to be sick. Many preventable serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, cancers and osteoporosis can be missed until they are well advanced. On the other hand, addressing your risks or detecting disease early means that you are much more likely to be cured.

At our practice, health checks are available for men and women of all ages.

Bulk-billed health checks are available for the following groups:

  • People aged 45 to 49 years
  • People aged 75 years and older
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Residents of residential aged care facilities (Comprehensive Medical Assessment)
  • People with an intellectual disability

Men's Health

Men’s health check ups include:

  • heart and lung checks
  • prostate/testicular checks
  • sexual health checks
  • skin checks

Medicals

Do you need a form completed?

For completion of forms by your doctor, including:

  • Roads & Maritime Services medical reviews
  • Insurance medicals
  • Centrelink certificates
  • Disability Parking Application
  • and any other medical forms

 

an appointment is required in order to ensure that your form will be completed correctly and within the required time period.

Pain Management

Specialised assistance for Pain Management.

Skin Checks

It is important to remember to have your skin checked regularly for moles, sun spots, or solar keratosis.

If you are due for a full skin check, or if you have noticed a change in the appearance of freckles or sunspots, please contact reception to make an appointment with one of our GPs who specialise in skin checks.

Travel Vaccinations

Before you travel check that you have the appropriate travel vaccinations. We offer a full range of travel vaccinations, and are accredited to administer the yellow fever vaccine.

When you to see your doctor?

All travellers should visit their doctor at least 4-6 weeks before travel, if they feel vaccinations may be required.

Please ensure that you make an appointment with your doctor well in advance as some vaccinations are required to be given over a specific time frame (e.g. 3 or 6 months) and completed within a certain timeframe before departure.

Do you know what vaccine you need?

Please inform reception staff when making an appointment if you know you need a specific vaccination. Please note that additional costs may apply for vaccinations and immunisations.

See the Australian Health Department’s hints for travellers here for more information.

Purpose of immunisation

  • To protect against potential diseases for at-risk travellers
  • To protect countries from importation of disease, for example the yellow fever virus. This is the basis for country immunisation requirements.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for all travellers to areas of poor or uncertain hygiene, including all developing countries. The risk of infection is high.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is the most contagious common blood-borne virus. Immunisation is recommended for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults, long term travellers to regions of high prevalence, and short term travellers who may be at risk. The World Health Organisation recommends the vaccine be considered for virtually all travellers to highly endemic regions.

Malaria

See your doctor to discuss malaria protection. Risk exists in most tropical areas.

Rabies

All travellers, whether previously immunised or not, should obtain prompt wound care and immunisation after bites, scratches or licks from mammals which break the skin, or occur on wounds or involve the mouth, eyes or other moist body surfaces.

Routine Immunisation

All travellers should be up-to-date with routinely recommended immunisations. For children and adolescents, this includes diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type b, polio, measles/mumps/rubella, meningococcal C, varicella and pneumococcal vaccines. For older adults and those with chronic illnesses, this includes influenza and pneumococcal vaccines. All travellers should be immune to diphtheria, tetanus, measles and polio.

Tuberculosis

Vaccination is generally recommended for children aged < 5 years who will be living in developing countries for more than 3 months. There is less evidence of the benefit of vaccination in older children, although consideration should be given to children aged less than 16 years who may be living for long periods in high-risk countries.

Typhoid Fever

Vaccination is recommended for all travellers to areas of poor or uncertain hygiene, including all developing countries for more than brief periods.

Before you travel check that you have the appropriate travel vaccinations. We offer a full range of travel vaccinations, and are accredited to administer the yellow fever vaccine.

When you to see your doctor?

All travellers should visit their doctor at least 4-6 weeks before travel, if they feel vaccinations may be required.

Please ensure that you make an appointment with your doctor well in advance as some vaccinations are required to be given over a specific time frame (e.g. 3 or 6 months) and completed within a certain timeframe before departure.

Do you know what vaccine you need?

Please inform reception staff when making an appointment if you know you need a specific vaccination. Please note that additional costs may apply for vaccinations and immunisations.

See the Australian Health Department’s hints for travellers here for more information.

Purpose of immunisation

  • To protect against potential diseases for at-risk travellers
  • To protect countries from importation of disease, for example the yellow fever virus. This is the basis for country immunisation requirements.