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About Us: FAQ

OUR SERVICES

At Richlands Medical Centre, our healthcare team is here to support you in all aspect of your health. See below for more information on some of the services we offer. 

 

Antenatal Care

One of the first steps when you find out you're pregnant is to book in with your GP. From here, your GP will send you for routine antenatal tests (blood tests, scans), talk about your medical history, discuss your pregnancy care options and discuss any changes to your current lifestyle that you might want to make.  

Click on the heading to be taken to the QLD Government website to learn more. 

Asthma management: 

Our GPs aim to work with you to manage your asthma and ensure you can live an active life. Together we can establish what causes your symptoms, learn to avoid triggers and use medications effectively. It can be beneficial to see your doctor for regular checkups to manage your asthma effectively. An Asthma Action Plan can be a great addition to assist in monitoring and managing your asthma. 

Click on the heading to be taken to National Asthma Council Australia. 

Cardiac Management:

There are many different ways of managing and treating cardiovascular disease while working with your GP.  These include managing your blood pressure, cholesterol, your diet, being active and also managing other related health conditions you may have. 

Click on the heading to be taken to the Heart Foundation page. 

Chronic Disease Management:

If you have a chronic medical condition (a condition that has been, or is likely to be present for six months or longer), your doctor may recommend a General Practice Management Plan.  With this plan, your GP, and sometimes a team of health care professionals can help to manage your condition

Click on the heading to be taken to the Aus Govt Department of Health fact sheet on Chronic Disease Managment. 

Children's Health:

Our doctors are well-equipped to help support and manage your child's health from newborn to adolescence. We offer  immunisations as per the National Immunisation Schedule, developmental and milestone monitoring and general age-related checks and measurements

Click on the heading to be taken to the Raising Children website to learn more. 

Diabetes Management:

Our team at RMC are here to support you in managing your diabetes, whether that be type 1, type 2 or gestational.   We can help with monitoring your general health relating to your diabetes,  helping you understand the disease, assist in setting goals and action plans for self-management and refer you to other healthcare providers where necessary.

Click on the heading to be taken to the Diabetes Australia webpage. 

Family Planning:

We are here to support your in your fertility journey, right through pregnancy and birth. 

Health Assessments: 

Your GP may recommend a health assessment as a tool to help us to establish whether there are any underlying health conditions that could be prevented or managed, to improve your quality of life and overall health.

You may be eligible for a health assessment if: 

  • Are aged 45-49 years and at risk of developing a chronic disease

  • Are aged 40-49 years and at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes

  • Are aged 75 years or older

  • Are living in a residential aged care facility

  • Have an intellectual disability

  • Are a refugee or humanitarian entrant

  • Are from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background and are aged 15 or over.  

Immunisations:

RMC offers all of the vaccines on the Immunisation Schedule Queensland, which are funded for all eligible adults and children in Queensland. These include childhood immuisations, school-based catch up immunisations and adult vaccinations. We also offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. 

Click on the heading to be taken to the QLD Health Immunisation webpage. 

Men's Health: 

Men have specific health needs that require attention at various points throughout their lifetime. Some of the areas our GP's can support you with include; 

  • Heart health

  • Prostate checks

  • Bowel cancer screening

  • Fertility and contraception

  • Bladder conditions 

Click on the heading to be taken to the QLD Government Men's Health webpage. 

Mental Health Care:

Your GP is the first point of contact for help with any mental health concerns you may have. They can provide care and support for your concerns, and help you access a range of commissioned mental health and suicide prevention services. They can also work with you to create a personalised mental health care plan. 

Click on the heading to be taken to the QLD Government Mental Health Pathways webpage

Minor Skin Procedures:

Our GP's offer minor surgical procedures (please discuss with your GP prior to booking). Most procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic for your comfort.Some of the procedures available:

  • Biopsies

  • Removal of moles and skin lesions

  • Removal of cysts and tumours

  • Wound suturing / laceration repairs

  • Treatment of simple fractures

  • Cryotherapy of skin cancers and warts

Pre-Employment Medicals

A pre-employment medical assessment screens individuals for factors that may limit their ability to safely perform their job and avoid injury. This service will incur a fee which will need to be paid upfront by yourself or your employer. 

 

Preventative Health:

Preventive healthcare consists of measures taken for disease prevention, as opposed to disease treatment. Our healthcare team is dedicated to providing comprehensive preventive health services tailored to your unique needs. Caring for your body by having a health diet, staying active, avoiding things like smoking and alcohol and keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent many diseases and keep you healthy and well.

Click on the heading to be taken to the Aus Government Preventative Healthcare webpage. 

Skin Checks:

A skin cancer check assesses your skin cancer risk and indicates any current skin problems of concern. We recommend you see your GP for a skin cancer check at least annually. Remember to check your skin regularly. See your doctor if you notice a freckly, mole or lump that is NEW or CHANGING in size, shape or colour, or a sore that does not heal over 4-6 weeks.

Click on the heading to be taken to the Cancer Council QLD webpage. 

Travel Advice: 

It's best to book in to see your doctor at least 8 weeks prior to travel. Your doctor can advise you on vaccinations, medicines, and lifestyle measures to take. This will help make you trip safe, enjoyable and productive.

Click on the heading to be taken to the Smart Traveller webpage. 

Womens Health:

Some of our doctors have a special interest in women’s health. Some of the areas our GP's can support you with include:

  • Breast checks

  • Cervical screening test (which has replaced Pap smear)

  • Fertility and pregnancy care and advice

  • Chronic disease management

  • Contraception advice

  • Family planning

  • Incontinence

  • Menopause management

  • Menstrual disorders

  • Sexual health screening

Click on the heading to be taken to the QLD Govt Womens Health webpage. 

WorkCover: 

Your GP can help to facilitate your return to work after injury. The workers’ compensation and injury management scheme relies on health providers, employers and insurers working together to achieve the best outcome for the injured worker.

Click on the heading to be taken to the WorkSafe QLD webpage. 

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