Though all our Doctors are available to offer advice on a range of issues relevant to women, Dr Effie Parakilas specialises in women's Health including contraception, family planning, menstrual disturbances and sexual health as well as menopause and osteoporosis. We also specialise in preventative women's health and our doctors are highly skilled at performing pap smears and breast checks.
Walk-In-Sexual Health Clinic
Dr Effie Parakilas offers a "Walk-In-Clinic" every Monday from 2pm to 4pm at 182 Sharp Street (next door to the main surgery) No appointment needed - mainly for STI screens,pregnancy tests and contraception needs. Students (high school, TAFE and university) with a valid ID card and concession card holders are bulk-billed.
Our Doctors provide cardiovascular, prostate and sexual health checks. Services also include assistance with smoking cessation and weight management. We also offer the government funded 45-49 year health checks aimed at screening for chronic health conditions.
We are pleased to offer childhood screening services such as newborn checks and the 4-5 Year Old Healthy Kid's check as well as offering all childhood immunisations.
Our Surgery has a commitment to provide preventative health services to our patients. We offer Chronic Disease and GP Managed Care Plans, Health Assessments for over 75's. We also offer Diabetic and Asthma Management.
While all our GP's can perform skin checks and minor surgery, Dr Brian Tugwell has a special interest in skin health and holds a skin check clinic every second Tuesday at 182 Sharp Street.
Our GP's offer advice and administration for most of your travel vaccinations. We recommend consulting with our doctors at least 6-8 weeks prior to your departure in order to fully complete your immunisation program.
Mental healthcare may include, but is not limited to medication management, regular counselling, referral to allied health providers as well as preparation and ongoing of GP mental healthcare plans.