Balwyn Health Care
4 Belmore Road
Telephone: 9859 4188
EMERGENCIES dial 000
• Medical locum 9429 5677, or
• A/Hours clinic Box Hill 9899 9980, or
• Medical at Home 83411888
Dr Stuart ROME (Chiropractor)
B App Sc (Chiropractic)
Dr Mary-Anne LANCASTER (G.P.)
MB BS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Dr Bill SAVVAS (G.P.)
MB BS, (Adel)
Dr John KONDOPOULOS (G.P.)
MB BS, FRACGP
Dr Craig SMITH (G.P.)
MB BS (1st Class Hons), FRACGP
Dr Katherine LOK (G.P.)
MB BS (Hons), FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Dr Jane SHEEDY (G.P.)
BMBS, B Sc, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Dr Vicky COCOTIS (G.P.)
Mr Alex ZANNONI (Counselling, Psychotherapy, Hypnosis)
BA (Hon), BSW, MA (Counselling and Human Services)
Ms Lesley PUGH (Practice Nurse)
Mrs Jane RICHARDSON (Practice Nurse)
Ms Joanne COENEN (Practice Nurse)
The doctors at Balwyn Health Care are independent sole trading practitioners.
Mon-Fri 8.30am – 6.30 pm
Sat 8.30am – 11.30 am (private billing only – no concessions apply)
Consultations are by appointment. Urgent problems are seen as needed.
If you need more time with the doctor, please tell the receptionist when booking.
Emergencies always take priority and will be seen quickly. Simply notify the receptionist and ring ahead if possible.
Sick children will always be squeezed in so please mention you have a sick child, their age and the nature of the illness.
Home hospital and nursing home visits are available for regular patients if required. Please ring before midday.
After-hours locum service is 9429 5677. Eastern suburbs after hours clinic is 9899 9980. Medical at Home 8341 1888.
TELEPHONE AND CERTIFICATE POLICIES
If you phone your doctor during consulting hours, a message will be taken when the doctor is with another patient. Urgent calls may be put straight through.
Prescriptions and certificates are legal documents and can only be supplied after an examination. Certificates can not be back-dated.
This is not a bulk-billing clinic. Payment may be made by cash, cheque, c/card and EFTPOS and Medicare will refund a large percentage of medical fees.
Our fees are displayed in our clinic and on our website. Private billing only on Saturday mornings.
Please note that from the 1/1/17, (as a result of the Federal Government’s 8 year freeze on your Medicare rebates) there will be an out of pocket gap fee of $15 for any previously bulk billed patients who consult the doctors.
We maintain security of personal health information at all times and ensure it is only available to authorised staff.
FOLLOW UP OF RESULTS
In most cases, an appointment with the doctor must be made for results. For results that do not require an appointment, please call our practice nurses between 12.30 – 1.30 and they may be able to provide the information by phoneor will make an appointment if follow up with your GP is required.
Your feedback is valued and appreciated. Please obtain a feedback form from reception or talk to our staff.
Chiropractic is defined as a modern health care service focusing on those health disorders related to the spine and its effect on the muscular and nervous systems. For example, mechanical problems of the spine and its joints can cause low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, some migraines, arm and shoulder pain.
Other seemingly unrelated problems like dizziness, hamstring injuries, calf strain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel symptoms, neuralgias and fibrositic complaints can also be contributed to by spinal problems through referral mechanisms. Even patients suffering with arthritic stiffness and pain respond well to Chiropractic treatment.
No referral is necessary to see a Chiropractor. Chiropractors are fully registered and study five years full time to gain their degree. Chiropractic treatment includes therapies such as gentle joint adjustments, mobilisation, massage, heat/ice, ultrasound ergonomic and exercise instruction.
Chiropractic is covered by WorkCover, TAC, Veterans Affairs and most private health funds. Ask Dr Rome if Chiropractic can help your problem.