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, paediatrics and psychiatric problems.

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

Dr Michael Chalwe
Interests: women’s health, sexual and reproductive health care, antenatal care, health screening, child welfare and diseases as well as preventative paediatric medicine.

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

Dr Festus Anochie

Interests: general medicine, chronic disease management, surgical and mental health

ALLIED HEALTH
Scott Willis – Coastal Physiotherapy
Eunice Cowen, James Green and Bronwyn Baker – Feet SP Podiatry
Diabetes Tasmania – Diabetes Educator
Chicco Chia – Dietician
Mike Martignoles – Tasmanian Hearing – Audiology
Rosalie Nayler- Counselling
Dr. Glenn Bilsborrow – Clinical Psychologist www.bilsborrow.com.au
Dr Debo Gorai – Neurologist
Patrick Salter – Exhale Health – Lung Function

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

OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday    8 am – 6 pm  (by appointment) and 6pm – 8pm (walk in)
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays (except Christmas): ring surgery for hours

APPOINTMENTS
Please phone (03) 6435 1421 for an appointment in advance where possible. Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred Doctor.

Longer consultations are available, please advise reception. Allowances are made for emergencies – please notify reception staff of the situation.

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.  Please discuss with your doctor.

AFTER-HOURS
The practice provides 24-hour care for patients. Please phone our normal number 6435 1421 for on call details. In case of an emergency please go to hospital or dial 000 for an ambulance.

PRACTICE POLICIES

  • Prescriptions
    Require 24 hours notice. A $5 fee applies.
  • 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 $47.05 and the Medicare rebate is currently $37.05.

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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