Pottsville General Practice Agpal(1)

Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) Accredited
Established 2001

Located within
HealthOne Pottsville,
10 B Elizabeth Street,
Pottsville NSW 2489
6676 1744

Dr Julian Chin. Monday to Saturday.
Dr Zekri Palushi. Monday to Friday.
Dr Lewis Rassaby. Monday to Friday.
Dr Elizabeth Keran. 
Tuesdays and Fridays.
Dr Anthony Edwards.
 Mondays and Thursdays.
Dr Emma Coldwell. Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Ms Bianca FOSTER  Practice Nurse

OUR PRACTICE
Practice Manager: Lorraine 
Medical Receptionists: Roslyn , Karen , Jeanette , Margaret , Louise and  Nicholas.

HOURS
Monday – Friday                800am – 530pm
Saturday                          9am – 1pm
Sunday / Public Holidays    Closed

AFTER-HOURS CARE
Doctor To You   1300 303 834
Palm Beach Clinic 07 5532 8666
Tweed Heads Hospital on (07) 55067416.

FEES
Consultation lasting less than 20 mins         $65      ( $27.95  Gap )
Consultation lasting  at least 20 mins           $100    ( $28.30  Gap )
Concession Card holders                          bulk billed
Children under 16 years                            bulk billed

We are a mixed billing practice.
Payment at the time of consultation is required. Payment can be made by EFTPOS.
In order to bulk billed, you need to show us a valid Medicare card and concession card. Otherwise   consultation fees as above apply.

APPOINTMENTS
Are essential to see a Doctor and to obtain repeat prescriptions, sick notes and Specialist Referrals.               Please ring 6676 1744 and specify the Doctor you wish to see. Every effort will be made for you to see the doctor of your choice.

New patients are welcome. To avoid increased waiting room times please arrive early to complete paperwork.

Please see if extended appointments are available  at the time of your booking if you need to discuss multiple problems.

Urgent medical problems will be triaged and dealt with appropriately. All efforts will be made to accommodate your request, but there may be times when this is not possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please remember to notify us if you cannot attend your appointment as a courtesy to others who are on the waiting list.

On site parking, undercover drop off zone outside front entrance , wheelchair access.

HOME VISITS
Non urgent home visits are available for the elderly who are unable to attend on account of chronic mobility problems within a 3km radius with prior arrangements.

PRIVACY POLICY
All patient information and medical records are strictly confidential. Unused and old personal health information is shredded and incinerated. Our receptionists are not permitted to discuss or disclose your results over the phone.

We value your opinion. Please contact front desk with any suggestions.

TELEPHONE CALLS
Are no substitute for a face to face consultation with the doctor. We suggest always making an appointment to see the doctor to discuss any aspect of your health care.

SERVICES AVAILABLE

  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Health assessments and Coordinated Veterans Care Program
  • Access to the individual allied health services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule for those with asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic musculoskeletal conditions and stroke.
  • Free Community Health Services such as Wound Care, Dietician, Physiotherapy, Diabetic Educator
  • Help understanding your medicines with an in-home Pharmacist review
  • Spirometry to assess your asthma
  • Shared Hospital Ante-natal care for your pregnancy
  • ECG
  • Vaccination: children and overseas travel advice (travel vaccines not supplied)
  • Minor surgery: stitching cuts, removing skin cancers
  • Liquid nitrogen ‘freezing’ therapy for sunspots and warts
  • Preventive Medicine  GP and Community Health Clinics
  • Reminder system. Please advise us if you do not wish to be enrolled.

FEES
Medicals, driver licence and fitness reports are privately billed at the time of consultation.