243 Cessnock Road
Abermain NSW 2326

Telephone: (02) 4930 4255
Facsimile:   (02) 4930 4229

Email: [email protected]

2020 Flu Vaccine Update: 18th May .2020-

We also have FREE Flu vaccines for patients that are eligible: over 65 year old, Chronic diseases, Pregnant patients, Children under 5 years old and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.

COVID19 Update:

Patient information http://www.patientinfo.org.au/

Abermain Surgery is committed to keeping our community safe, to do this we are temporarily changing the way we see patients.

All our GPs are following advice given by the Department of Health and is implementing a mixture of Telehealth (Phone Consultations) and Face to face.

Telehealth consultations are bulk billed, therefore ‘free’ to our community.

We are currently limiting exposure to Coronavirus for our patients & staff.

Please be mindful that not all health issues will be able to be managed in a Phone Consultation, if you’re not sure, please phone to speak to one of our staff for advice.

📌What to expect from the doctor during a Phone or Telehealth Consultation:

⭕️The doctor will phone you on the number you’ve provided at the appointment time you booked
⭕️Lots of questions might be asked to thoroughly examine your concerns
⭕️The doctor will ask you to verbally consent to assigning your Medicare benefit to in order to bulk bill the appointment

📌How to prepare for a Phone Consultation:

⭕️Have a pen and paper handy
⭕️Be in a private and safe place to take the call
⭕️Know which pharmacy you would like your scripts sent to.

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Dr Mansel J A ISMAY – Monday to Thursday-
Dr Ismay was trained at the University of NSW obtaining the following degrees: BSc (Med) 1978, MB BS 1980.
Dr Ismay has been in the Abermain area since February 1984. He has a special interest in all aspects of Health including Emergency Medicine, Chronic Disease, Family Medicine & Worker’s Compensation.

Dr Manar AL-AZZAWI- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Dr Al-Azzawi is the first female GP in the practice in many years. She has a diploma in Child Health and a special interest in Women’s Health and Chronic Disease Management. Is is also certified for IUD insertion and removal.

Dr Saif ALKADHI – Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Dr Alkadhi’s special interests are: Skin Cancer, Men’s Health, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics , Chronic Disease Management, Mental Health and Aged Care.

Dr Phillipa LENNOX- Monday to Friday
Dr Lennox is our first GP Registrar in the Surgery. She is interested in all aspects of Medicine. She is a qualified doctor who is training to become a General Practitioner through a period of working and training in a practice. Her term in our Surgery will be 12 months as part of her training.

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SURGERY HOURS
Monday-Friday  8.00am – 5.30pm

Weekends & Public Holidays closed

APPOINTMENTS
Please ring 4930 4255 for an appointment during surgery hours. If you need more time with the doctor or have more than one problem, please advise the receptionist when you make your booking for a long appointment.

Urgent medical problems will always be dealt with promptly. Online appointments can be made through Hotdoc.

HOME VISITS
Are available, but adequate notice is required. Please ring 4930 4255 in the morning, so that house calls can be arranged. Visits are also made to the Nursing Home and Masonic Village.

TELEPHONE CALLS
You can contact your doctor by ringing during surgery hours. Telehealth appointments available are are bulk billed via Medicare claiming. Emergency calls will always be put straight through. There is a phone back policy for longer problems.

AFTER-HOURS- IN AN EMERGENCY PHONE 000 or GO STRAIGHT TO HOSPITAL EMERGENCY
When the surgery is closed, after hours care is provided by 13 CURE phone 132 873 for a home visit to your home that is bulk billed.

Appointment Cancellation Policy

We request that you provide a minimum of 2 hours notice if you cannot attend your appointment.

This provides us with the opportunity to offer your appointment to another patient who may need to see a doctor more urgently.  Please phone reception on 02 49304255 to cancel your appointment.

Doctors reserve the right to charge a ‘Did Not Attend’ fee of $50.00 if you fail to cancel your appointment within the requested time.  Repeated no shows without notice may result in a restriction being placed on your patient record, and you will not be able to make further appointments.

OUR PRACTICE
Our friendly staff, Judy, Kim, Em, Jayde, Jacqi & Char are available to organise your appointments or help in any way. Our practice nurses Dallas, Mick & Tess assists our GPs with procedures, ECGs, Spirometry tests, INRs, Care Plans and Health Assessments.The surgery is located on the main road in Abermain, with parking at the front of the surgery. Our Practice manager can be approached for any formal complaints. Otherwise you can contact the Health Care Complaints Commission, Locked Bag 18, Strawberry Hills 2012 Ph 1800043159.

PRIVACY
All patient information and medical records are strictly confidential in accordance with National Privacy Legislation.

SERVICES AVAILABLE

  • Chronic Disease Management Plans
  • 715 Health Assessments (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders)
  • Over 75 year old Health Assessments
  • Home visits
  • Check-ups / Preventative Health Care
  • Family planning
  • Cervical Screening Tests (Pap test)
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Ante-natal care
  • ECG: heart check
  • Spirometry: lung test
  • Counselling / Mental Health
  • Vaccination: children, travel
  • Skin Cancer Checks
  • Minor surgery: stitching cuts, removing moles, skin cancers
  • Liquid nitrogen freezing therapy for sunspots and warts
  • Insurance Medicals
  • Workers Compensation
  • Third party Claims
  • Well Women’s Health including IUD insertions and removals
  • Iron Infusions
  • Cosmetic Medicine – coming soon

FEES

Bulk Billing Available: Veterans DVA, Pensioner & Health Care Card holders are bulk billed. All children 15 years and under are also bulk billed.

New fees 2020 Private Fees item 23 = $68 Item 36 = $103

TELEHEALTH Consultations- are all Bulk Billed

(Enquiries 4930 4255) Please pay at the time of consultation by cash,  Visa or MasterCard. Medicare rebates can be submitted into your account or claimed through TYRO.

If you have any difficulty paying our fees at any time, please do not hesitate to discuss it with your GP or staff, as your health to us is worth so much more.

Appointment Cancellation Policy

We request that you provide a minimum of 2 hours notice if you cannot attend your appointment.

This provides us with the opportunity to offer your appointment to another patient who may need to see a doctor more urgently.  Please phone reception on 02 49304255 to cancel your appointment.

Doctors reserve the right to charge a ‘Did Not Attend’ fee of $50.00 if you fail to cancel your appointment within the requested time.  Repeated no shows without notice may result in a restriction being placed on your patient record, and you will not be able to make further appointments.

OUR PRACTICE

Is located on the main road of Abermain. There is ample parking at the front of surgery and onsite parking. We have a disabled park. We have a policy to recall patients for follow up appointments following abnormal results. We also have a reminder system in place for routine appointments such as care plans and immunisation.

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Pathology – Laverty Pathology collection available onsite Monday, Wednesday &  Friday 8.00am-12.30pm . Please press the button, take a number and take a seat in back waiting area.

Podiatrist Cameron Bell visits Wednesday by appointment- call 49304255. EPC & D904 referrals are bulk billed.

Dietitian Feast for Health –  Sarah is available Tuesdays by appointment and Telehealth- call 49304255. EPC & D904  referrals are bulk billed.

Exercise Physiologist Insight is available Fridays by appointment- call 0404269018. EPC & D904 referrals are bulk billed.

Central Hunter Sports Medicine – Mick is available for appointments Tuesday for Sports injury assessment, sports taping & dry needling – Private Fees www.centralhuntersportsmedicine.com.au

General Physician Specialist– Dr Sergio Diez Alvarez – we are pleased to be able to provide specialist care to our patients. He is available Thursday afternoons by appointment call  1300 568 606 and valid GP referral.

Clinical Psychologist – Nisha Dhani is our Clinical Psychologist. She is available by appointments for patient’s of the surgery on Fridays.

 

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