Somerset Medical Centre

33 Falmouth Street
Somerset  TAS  7322

Telephone:     03 6435 1421
Facsimile:       03 6435 2773
Email:            [email protected]
Telehealth and PCEHR Assisted Registration available.

 

DOCTORS
Dr Waheed Al Tamimi
Interests: work related injuries, surgical, pre-employment medicals and paediatrics

Dr Thanuja Perera
Interests: women’s health, child health and ophthalmic diseases.

Dr Chiranthi Kariyawasam
Interests:  chronic disease management and general health matters.

Dr Chaminda Ratnayake
Interests: mental health, women’s health and skin checks

 

ALLIED HEALTH
Scott Willis and Stephanie French – Coastal Physiotherapy
Eunice Cowen and Stewart Ogston – Feet SP Podiatry
Diabetes Tasmania – Diabetes Educator
Pathway Nutrition – Dietician
Dr. Glenn Bilsborrow – Clinical Psychologist www.bilsborrow.com.au
Exhale Health – Lung Function

 

STAFF
Practice Manager: Michelle
Office Manager: Christine
Nurses: Jan, Liz, Michelle & Sherron
Reception: Chris, Justine, Madison, Trudy & Shelley
Cleaner: Lizzie

 

OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday    8 am – 6 pm  (by appointment). There are currently no evening walk in clinics.
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays (except Christmas Day): ring surgery for hours

APPOINTMENTS
Please phone (03) 6435 1421 for an appointment.  To ensure your appointment will suit your needs we advise that you make an appointment well in advance. Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred Doctor.  Longer consultations are available, please advise reception staff organising your appointment.  Allowances are made for emergency appointments, please notify reception staff of the situation.

Please advise reception if you require a medical as you may need to see a Nurse prior to the consultation with your doctor.

NURSE APPOINTMENTS
Appointments are required to see nurses for all immunisations, dressings etc. between 9:30am –12pm and 2pm – 4pm, Monday to Friday.  INRs are done from 8:30am and no appointment is necessary.

BLOODS
North West Pathology are available to take blood between 8:30am – 10:30am.

HOME VISITS
Home visits are available for regular patients whose condition prevents them from attending the surgery.  Where possible, patients are advised to come to the surgery, as more facilities are available for diagnosis and/or treatment.  Please discuss with your GP the availability of these appointments.

AFTER-HOURS
The practice provides 24-hour care for patients. Please phone our normal number 6435 1421 for on call details.  To improve our after hours service our surgery is now open from 6pm to 8pm Monday to Friday on a walk in basis and you can see the on call doctor.  These times may vary from time to time to accommodate staff training and GP availability.   We are open on weekends and public holidays (except Christmas Day) and suggest patients call (03) 6435 1421 to check on opening times as these vary depending on the doctor on call.   In case of an emergency please go to hospital or dial 000 for an ambulance.

PRACTICE POLICIES

  • Prescriptions
    All patients are required to give the Doctor 24 hours notice for their repeat prescriptions and a fee of $5 applies.  Prescriptions may be faxed to a nominated Pharmacy but a fee of $5 will be required to be paid prior to sending.  Please note:  Prescriptions ordered on a Friday will not be available until Monday Depending on your doctor and the date of your last appointment, you may be required to make an appointment with the GP to obtain a repeat prescription.    Prescriptions not previously prescribed by a doctor within the practice will require an appointment.    Please advise staff of the name, dosage and strength of the medication when ordering a repeat prescription.  Payments can be made over the telephone by credit card.
  • Reminder system
    We may issue you with reminder notices offering preventative health services appropriate to your care. If you do not wish to be part of this system please let reception know.
  • Results
    Follow up results can be obtained by making an appointment or by phoning our reception staff who will obtain a message from your doctor after reviewing your file.
  • Personal health information
    All patient information and medical records are strictly confidential.
  • Your rights
    Please talk to your doctor if you have a problem. If you wish to discuss the matter outside the surgery contact: The Medical Registration Board, AMA or Health Care Complaints Commission, 99 Bathurst Street, Hobart 7000. Phone (03) 6233 6348 or Regional Free Call 1800 001 170.
  • Telephone calls
    Our Doctors prefer not to take telephone calls whilst consulting. Reception staff will screen calls and if required a message will be passed to the Doctor.

FEES
Please pay at the time of consultation. A standard consultation is $50.00 and the Medicare rebate is currently $37.60.

A gap fee may be offered if you are unable to pay the full amount. Please discuss first with the accounts clerk.

We can electronically claim your Medicare rebate back on the day, through ‘Tyro’. Please ensure you have your current Medicare card & a card linked to either a savings or cheque account to receive the refund.

A full list of fees is available at reception.

 

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