At General Practice Cremorne, we have a comprehensive suite of services that enables you to build a team of healthcare professionals all dedicated to improving your well-being.
Our doctors are experienced in all aspects of general practice, many of which you are most likely familiar with. However, we also offer additional services (both on-site and through referrals) that can support you to actively manage your health.
Our services don’t stop at business hours. If you need after-hour care, contact us at (02) 8969 5000 and you will be automatically directed to a GP who can help. For emergencies, contact 000.
For appointments, you can now book online at hotdoc.com.au.
Dr John Procter is specially trained and qualified in medical acupuncture, which can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. With a lot of evidence now to back it up, it’s great that we can offer you this treatment by one of our doctors.
Scared of needles? John is also trained in laser acupuncture which is needle-free. If your doctor thinks you might benefit, he or she can refer you to John for a consultation.
No doubt about it, none of us are getting any younger. If you are of a certain age, or are helping to look after people who are, such as your parents, then you will know that this stage of life brings its own special health issues. Our doctors are very experienced at looking after older people and are dedicated to helping them maintain their independence for as long as possible.
Indeed, a good GP is vital to help an older person do this. We can help with a range of conditions that affect older people such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and stroke, mobility problems and falls, hearing and vision problems, and many more.
We can help co-ordinate local services that help someone stay in their own home for as long as possible, or transition someone to assisted care. We can also continue care on into local nursing homes.
We can do in-house hearing tests, saving you time.
Hearing problems can happen at any age and can be treatable if detected early.
Your child is not like a little adult. He or she has special health needs, and our doctors are experienced in dealing with children.
Indeed many of our doctors have had special post-graduate training in children’s health. From newborns to teenagers, we have your child’s health and well-being as our top priority. We can help you and your baby with advice on breast feeding, settling & sleep, health and development checks, immunisations, childhood illnesses and more.
We can also diagnose and manage childhood asthma, diabetes, obesity and behavioural problems. From coughs and colds to ear infections, fevers and gastro, we can help.
All our doctors are experienced in diagnosing and managing a range of chronic diseases.
Indeed, if you suffer from a chronic disease then a good GP is crucial to helping you live well with your condition. Things like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, thyroid conditions, blood disorders, emphysema, dementia, migraines, chronic bowel conditions, cancer, kidney or liver problems, just to name a few.
Not many GPs offer this service any more, but we know how frightening it can be if you are too sick to come and see us, but not sick enough to call an ambulance.
We offer this service to all our current patients – unfortunately due to OHS concerns we can’t provide home visits to someone we don’t know. We also do nursing home visits.
All our doctors are passionate about helping you to be as healthy as possible.
We are able to offer you help with all sorts of lifestyle advice, tailored just for you, on a range of things like quitting smoking, healthy eating and drinking, weight loss, stress management and relaxation, good sleep practices and exercise, to name a few.
Our doctors are experienced in dealing with a range of mental and psychological problems, from stress and relationship problems right through to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.
We can help with post-natal depression, developmental or behavioural problems in children or adolescents and have access to a range of allied and specialist health professionals to help manage these conditions when needed. And don’t forget, with a referral from your GP, you can claim a rebate from Medicare for visits to a psychologist.
Often overlooked, we are passionate about men’s health at General Practice Cremorne.
With doctors specialising in men’s health, we can cover all the bases – from prostate screening to sexual health, heart checks, bowel cancer checks and general health checks.
Some of our doctors have a special interest in doing minor surgery such as skin biopsies, simple mole or skin cancer removals and suturing of lacerations (bad cuts in the skin) to name a few.
You can now book appointments online at hotdoc.com.au.
Soon you will be also be able to repeat prescriptions or referrals that don’t require a visit, and get test results online.
This service is currently being rolled out on a safe secure website, and will save you time and money.
If your doctor thinks you need a blood test, then we have Douglas Hanly Moir Pathology on-site with experienced blood collectors. Usually no appointment is necessary, so you can go straight from your doctor to have the test done, unless you need to be fasting.
This service is available Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm, and Saturday mornings from 8.30am to 11.30am.
Doctors and nurses have always worked well as a team, but up until recently this only happened in our hospitals. Now, qualified nurses are an important part of our practice, helping us to provide comprehensive care in areas of chronic disease management (like asthma and diabetes), immunisations, wound dressings and phone advice.
Our nurses can also help our receptionists decide if your case is urgent and needs to be seen right away.
Prevention really is better than cure, and here at General Practice Cremorne we are passionate about helping you stay healthy or detect conditions in their early stages when they may be treatable or, better yet, curable. Just some of the conditions we can help prevent or detect early are cervical cancer, breast cancer, bowel cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety disorders, depression and many more.
Even children can have conditions that are preventable or treatable in their early stages, things like growth problems, developmental problems, previously undetected eye or hearing problems, even asthma, diabetes and obesity.
And lets not forget all the infectious diseases that immunisation can prevent, even in adults. Things like influenza, pneumonia, chicken pox, whooping cough, meningitis and many more. So don’t delay it, come and have that check up you’ve been putting off. It could save your life.
No, you don’t need to go to a skin cancer clinic – they are staffed by GPs with the same training as us (that’s why you don’t need a referral).
Our GPs are all trained in skin cancer recognition and some of us have a special interest in minor surgery including biopsies and simple removals. If we can’t do it, for example if the lesion is too big, then we can refer you to a specialist.
If you grew up in Australia, then you are at risk of skin cancer and should have your skin checked by a doctor once a year. You should also be checking yourself 4 times a year (in front of the mirror) and seeing us if you find anything new or suspicious.
So you’ll never forget an appointment, we can SMS you the day before to remind you.
Just as you don’t need a skin cancer clinic for a skin check, you also don’t need to go to a special travel health clinic for all your travel needs. Travel health clinics are staffed by GPs with the same training as us.
We are an Accredited Travel Vaccination Centre and can give you all the immunisations you might need, including Yellow Fever. We have access to all the latest outbreak information for your destination.
If you are going to a developing country, don’t assume you don’t need advice just because you are staying in a five star resort.
Did you know that up to 80% of travellers to some of these countries get traveller’s diarrhoea? Do you know how to reduce your chances of getting a mosquito-borne disease? We can help with advice on how to minimise these and other risks.
You may have a great travel agent, but unless they also have a medical degree, they are not qualified to tell you that you don’t need any vaccinations. Even if you don’t, there are a lot of other tips we can give you to ensure you have a trouble-free holiday.
So grab your itinerary and come and see us well before you go (6-8 weeks before is ideal).
With many female doctors in the practice, we have all your women’s health issues covered. From contraception, period problems, sexual health, preventative checks like pap smears and breast checks right through to pregnancy planning, infertility, antenatal care, breastfeeding help and then onto menopause advice and management.
And the number one killer of women? Heart disease – much of which is preventable with regular checks of blood pressure, cholesterol and quitting smoking. We can help with that too.
If your doctor thinks you need an X-ray or other radiology test (e.g. a CT scan) then this can be arranged at Sydney Radiology which is located over the road from our practice.
We have a good working relationship (but not a financial one) with the radiologist so can usually have urgent tests done straight away.