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Level 1, North Lakes Specialist Medical Centre 6 North Lakes Drive, NORTH LAKES QLD 4509 Tel: 07 3204 4433 Fax: 07 3204 6600 Practice Hours: Monday-Friday – 7am - 7pm Saturday & Sunday - 8am - 12 noon

Our Location


Our Services


  • General Practice consultations & advice
  • Womens Health & Mens Health
  • Child Health/Immunisations
  • Mental Health Services
  • Insurance & pre-employment medicals
  • Minor surgery
  • Skin checks
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • 75+ Yearly Health checks
  • 45-49 years of age Health Assessments  (one off)
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders peoples health – Closing the gap
  • Commercial drivers licences & medicals
  • WorkCover
  • Veterans Affairs medicals & Post discharge ADF assessments
  • Travel Health
  • Acupuncture
  • Cosmetic Injections
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dietitian  

All instruments are autoclaved on the premises to meet the Royal Australian Practitioners’ Accreditation Standards.
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Appointments

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Appointments can be made by calling the practice during opening hours or by using the BOOK APPOINTMENTS button on the home page website. If you require a longer appointment or anything requiring our nurses (immunisations, dressings, medicals etc) Please call our reception staff for an appointment, as the nurse may not be available at the time. When possible, appointments should be made with your regular Doctor as this will improve your ongoing care by providing continuity. If your Doctor is not available, our Staff will organise for you to see an alternative Doctor. Certain examinations such as insurance & industrial medicals, complex medical problems and minor operations can take longer than the standard appointment. When booking your appointment please tell the receptionist if you think that your appointment may take longer. Emergency cases will be given priority. Please call 000 for an Ambulance if you have chest pain, difficulty breathing, suspect you are having a stroke or uncontrolled bleeding. Cancellations If you want to cancel an appointment please let us know as soon as possible. A fee may apply if you don’t attend the appointment without timely cancellation. After Hours North Lakes Doctors provides a professional after hours service via National Home Doctor Service, this service is accredited. Home Visits are bulk billed and medical phone advice is provided. Call our our number 3204 4433 after hours and you will be connected to the after hours service. Home Visits Home visits can be arranged when you are too ill to come to the centre, if you are a regular patient of our practice. In nearly every case it is preferable to see patients within the centre where the benefits of the equipment, ancillary services and nursing staff can assist you. Please ask our reception staff concerning our fees for home visits. Results Our policy is that your results are best discussed in consultation with your Doctor. We find that even normal results can require explanation. Further investigation may be required if the problem has not resolved. Please make an appointment to see your Doctor after having the tests performed. The pathology staff can inform you how long your test results will take, so you can book an appropriate appointment time. When the results of tests are reviewed and a serious abnormality is found, we will attempt to contact you immediately. Please ensure that we have your current contact phone numbers and address. Telephone Consultations Telephone consultations do not promote good patient care and present legal and medical record difficulties. Callers ringing with medical enquiries will be asked to make an appointment to see a doctor. The exception to this policy would be where the Doctor in this centre has seen you recently and is satisfied that he is sufficiently up-to-date with your condition to give advice over the phone.

Our Team


Dr Peter Gibling

General Practitioner & Partner

Dr Gibling has over 15 years of General Practice experience and is one of the longest serving GPs in North Lakes. He enjoys all aspects of general practice especially preventative health, asthma and diabetes.

Dr Andre Nadler

General Practitioner & Partner (Speaks Afrikaans & German)

Dr Nadler has extensive experience in general medicine with a particular interest in family health, injuries and minor surgical procedures.

Dr Punya Wijesundara

General Practitioner & Partner (Speaks Sinhalese & Russian).

Dr Wijesundara provides services in general health, travel health, childrens and womens health issues.

Dr Wendy McKay

General Practitioner & Partner

Dr McKay is a long serving General Practitioner in the local community, providing ongoing life long health care. Interests include women's and children's health

Dr Boyd Williams

General Practitioner

Dr Williams is a well known General Practitioner in the area who is empathetic to patients needs across all aspects of health care.

Dr Thusitha Amarakoon

General Practitioner (Speaks Sinhalese & can understand Arabic and Tamil)

Dr Amarakoon is experienced in all aspects of general practice with special interests in paediatric care, mental health, chronic disease management and cosmetics. Dr Amarakoon also offers botox treatments and fillers through his cosmetic clinic. Please see link for further information: www.rejuvface.com.au

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Dr Bryan Cebuliak

General Practitioner

Dr Cebuliak has a special interest in skin checks.

Dr Rae Gibling

General Practitioner

Dr Gibling has a passion for children and womens health and takes a holistic approach in her practice.

Dr Kaing Mon

General Practitioner

Dr Mon has completed an Australian Medical Acupuncture Course and Diploma in Child Health. She also has interests in womens and childrens health, western medical acupuncture, preventative health, chronic disease and mental health

John Brown

Chronic Disease Nurse (Registered Nurse)

John provides chronic disease management and health assessments and has a special interest in diabetes, aged care and mens health. Care plans can be arranged after an initial assessment with your Doctor.

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Julie Tyndall

Speech Therapist

Julie provides services for our children who are experiencing speech difficulties and attends our practice every Friday.

Liz Lovering

Dietitian

Liz provides advise regarding nutrition issues and has a special interest in Chronic Disease and Obesity. Liz attends our practice every second Friday.

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Our Fees


Our practice is a mixed billing practice.
We Bulk Bill:
  • children under 16
  • Commonwealth Concession card holders
  • Healthcare card holders

Your current Medicare Card and Concession Card (Pension or Healthcare Card) has to be presented at reception upon arrival for your consultation.

Extra costs might be for special consultations or procedures.

From 1 November 2017 the following fees apply:
Private fees:
Standard consultation                         $68
After Hours  standard consultation  $80 (Before 8am Monday-Friday, all day Sunday & public holidays)
Higher fees apply for longer consultations.
Script fee                                                $25

Please ask our receptionists about our other fees and services.
We have EFTPOS facilities and accept  major credit cards and cash.
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Resources


Aged Care

Aged Care

This website will allow you to find services in the home or seek an Aged Care Assessment for permanent placement in an aged care facility

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Asthma

Asthma

Find the latest information on asthma Speak to your GP about an Asthma Action Plan and Care Plan

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Check your risk factors and find more information about diabetes

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Diet

Diet

Dietary advice is available from our visiting Dietitian. Further website information will be added as it comes to light

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Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

The Heart Foundation of Australia provides information on heart issues

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Women's Health

Women's Health

Information on women's health issues in Australia

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Men's health

Men's health

Information on men's health issues in Australia

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Respiratory

Respiratory

Links to the Lung Foundation Australia for further information

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Emotional Health

Emotional Health

Selected organsiations that can provide assistance in times of emotional stress/depression

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Legal

Legal

An Advanced Health Directive makes your wishes known to health professionals and family about what you want to happen if a mjor event should occur Enduring Power of Attorney allows you to nominate who you want to act on your behalf for Health, Accommodation & Financial matters when you no longer have the capicity to make these decisions.

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Driver's Licence

Driver's Licence

Obtain a copy of the driver's licence medical form and under the safe driver's licence over 75 test

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My Health record

My Health record

Register for this government program to ensure emergency care can be provided

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Immunisation


Our practice provides a range of services to our patients including immunisations.
Childhood vaccinations are available in accordance with Queensland Health guidelines -  National Immunisation Schedule

Influenza Vaccine:   
 - Government funded vaccines available to patient who are: 
  • over 65 years
  • have a Chronic Disease
  • are children aged between 6 months and 5 years
- Usually becomes available end of March or April each year.

- Private vaccine available for purchase for all other patients (limted stock).

This Surgery also carries other vaccines such as ADT (Dipetheria Tetanus), pnuemovax 65+ year olds  (pneumonia), Zostavax 70+ year old (shingles) and all other catch up vaccines.

All other vaccines, can be prescribed by your GP.
If you are travelling overseas, you should discuss with your GP the appropriate vaccines. These will need to be purchased from the pharmacy. Some vaccinations may require a schedule of up to three separate injections over a period of time so it is important that you plan ahead.

Immunisation Immunisation

Care Plans & Health Assessments


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General Practice Management Plans (Care Plans) 
To qualify for a care plan, your Doctor needs to determine if you have a chronic disease (e.g. diabetes, asthma, heart disease).  Your Doctor will then ask our practice nurse to complete a care plan in consultation with you.  Your GP then will meet with you and sign the necessary paper work to meet Medicare requirements.  The Plan identifies your health problems and needs, the goals you want to achieve and health care providers who can help you achieive your goals.  A Plan can be prepared every one to two years and should be reviewed at least 6 monthly. In some circumstances it may be reviewed every 3 months if your health condition warrants this.   The Plan may also enable Team Care Arrangements (TCA) Medicare funding. To qualify for TCA, Medicare requires that 3 health professionals are involved in your care. Your GP is one and the other two may involve a specialist and an allied health professional or two allied health professionals. As an example for diabetes, the team may consist of your GP, Diabetic Educator, Dieitian, Exercise Physiologist and Podiatrist.     Medicare provides that a total 5 referrals can be made to allied health professionals per calendar year (Medicare counts the 5 vists when your allied health profesional makes a claim).  At the completion of the Plan, you will be offered a copy to take to your allied health appointments.
The health care professional must be registered with Medicare before a rebate is payable. Please note that individual health professionals may charge a gap fee. You are advised to check with the health care professional before making an appointment.

Health Assessments
Medicare provides comprehenaive health assessments for the following:
  1. Once only health assessment for people between the ages of 45-49
  2. Yearly health assessment for people 75 years plus
  3. Australian Defence Force Personnel who have left the forces within the last 12 months (once only)
  4. Yearly for people who identify as Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander origin
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have had a health assessment can access 5 health care professionals per calendar year. If they also have a chronic disease they can access an additional 5 per calendar year under GPMP and TCA.

MEDICATIONS:
In some instances, patients who are on multiple medications can be offered a Home Medication review conducted by a Community Pharmacist. This will involve a Community Pharmacist visiting you at home and discussing the medications you take including supplementary medications. A report is provided to your GP who will then review your medications with you. The result may be reduced number of medications and/or alternative medications with better results. Medicare pays for this service.

If you have further questions, please discuss with our Practice Nurse or visit Medicare Australia website.    

Other Information



Reminder System
Our practice is committed to preventive health care. We may issue you with a reminder notice from time to time offering you preventive health services appropriate to your care and situation. This can also be as part of the national or state reminder registers.  If you do not wish to be part of this system please let us know at reception.
We have a SMS system in place that texts your mobile phone the night before to remind you of an apppointment the next day. Please inform reception if you prefer to receive your reminder via sms and/or email. Please make sure to keep your contact details up to date and inform reception about any changes.

Management of your health information
Your medical records are confidential.  It is the policy of this practice to maintain security and confidentiality of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff. We do require your consent to transfer information. Please see our Privacy Policy. Our practice does not give out or use our email system for transfer of patient information due to security issues. Other health professionals can transfer information to us through Medical Objects (secure document transfer system) to ensure your confidentiality.

My Health Record
The Federal Government has introduced My Health Record which allows your GP to upload important health information about you to a secure website. Information such as allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, test or scan reports are stored in a secure environment. If you are visiting another town in Australia and have a medical emergency, any doctor can download your health summary and commence treatment immediately. This is especially important if you are unconscious or cannot remember what medications you are taking. Talk to our staff on your next visit and registration can be arranged

Zero Tolerance of Unacceptable Behaviour
For safety & consideration of our staff and patients, we will not tolerate any behaviour that is threatening, abusive, violent or aggressive. Any person conducting themselves in this way will be asked to leave immediately.

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valued Feedback



If you are happy with the service provided, we would be most grateful to hear from you.

If you are unhappy with the service then we feel it is even more important to hear from you, so we can take steps to try and rectify the problem.  We feel that problems are best dealt within the practice and would encourage you to speak to your Doctor or Practice Manager who can be contacted via reception.

We take your concerns and complaints seriously.

Our suggestion & feedback box is located at reception.

However, you may prefer to contact the Office of Health Ombudsman (OHO):
PO Box 13281 George Street
Brisbane Qld 4003
Phone 133 646 (133 OHO)

Our practice has current accreditation with the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited.

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