Health assessments can be beneficial at any stage in life to assess physical, mental, sexual health and overall wellbeing. Book a comprehensive health assessment today, and start on the path to optimum quality of life.
If you have undergone tests, you will most likely require a follow-up consultation so the doctor can discuss the results with you. This helps ensure you understand the results and allows the doctor to provide clear instructions if there is a change in the course of your treatment. In the interest of privacy, test results can only be given to the client themselves.
If you are planning to travel overseas, talk to one of our doctors today for the most up-to-date information about the vaccinations and medications relevant to your travel destination. Some vaccinations have to be given within strict timeframes prior to travel, so see us today and ensure your maximum protection.
You may sometimes need a doctor’s letter to support having specific medications on your person while you travel. We can assist you with this. Our travel consultation provides you with all the information you need to prepare for your journey, so you can have the confidence and peace of mind to enjoy your travel.
Immunisation protects children and adults from a number of harmful and potential deadly diseases. Immunisation is available for diseases such as whooping cough, tetanus, measles, mumps, polio, hepatitis B, rubella, diphtheria and haemophilus influenzae.
An ECG is a medical test that can detect abnormal heart rhythms and conditions such as heart attacks, damaged or inflamed heart muscle, enlarged hearts, and congenital abnormalities. During an ECG, small sensor pads are attached to the chest, arms and legs. These pads detect and transmit the heart’s electrical activity, and records this on a monitor screen or piece of paper for the doctor to assess. An ECG is a quick, painless, non-invasive procedure.
A Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable device that measures and records your heart's activity (ECG) continuously for 24 to 48 hours or longer depending on the type of monitoring used. The device is the size of a small camera. It has wires with silver dollar-sized electrodes that attach to your skin.
At different stages of life, women have particular health needs. At Biloela Medical Centre we understand there is no one quite like you, with your unique requirements. We offer a choice of female doctors and male doctors to keep you informed and provide the best care whether you’re starting menstruation, planning a family, going through menopause, or facing illness.
Pap Smear Clinic
All women between the ages of 25+ should have a Pap test every 5 years even if they have had the cervical cancer vaccine. A CST test is a quick and simple way to check for changes to the cells in the cervix (90% of women who have cervical cancer either haven’t had a CST test or not had a regular Pap test).
Pre-employment medicals, CMWHA medicals andinsurance medicals
In today’s work culture, the use of employment medicals is more common than ever before. Some employers require a full medical prior to commencing work, to assess your capacity to perform the inherent requirements of the job. Employers will often have their own pro-forma checklist.
The team at Biloela Medical Centre carry out medicals for pre-employment and can provide medicals required for insurance purposes. We also provide medicals for sporting qualifications. If you need a medical for your particular situation, talk with one of our doctors today.
Sexual and reproductive health
It can sometimes be awkward or worrying to discuss sexual and reproductive health. Our doctors and nurses listen to your needs and treat you with the utmost respect, privacy and confidentiality. At Biloela Medical Centre we aim to be informative and to put your mind at rest. Whether you’re planning a family, seeking advice on fertility, contraception, impotence, libido or sexually transmitted diseases, talk to one of our doctors today.
Minor procedures can be done onsite at Biloela Medical Centre, avoiding the hassle of waiting in emergency rooms or hospitals. Examples of such minor ops are removal of skin tags, warts, and moles, suturing of superficial lacerations, and small cyst and tumour removal. Please contact our reception desk to enquire about cost and appointment length.
Chronic disease management
Chronic disease management plans are used in the care of chronic and often complex medical conditions including asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and musculoskeletal conditions. Our doctors and staff have a strong focus on early detection and prevention, and work with you to plan and coordinate care to ensure optimal health and wellbeing.
Smoking – We are committed to preventative medicine and health promotion, and can assist you with a variety of quit-smoking strategies. We acknowledge the journey to smoke-free living is different for everyone, so talk to our doctors to devise the best plan to support a successful outcome for you.
Blood pressure – People can have high blood pressure without knowing about it. If high blood pressure remains undetected over time, it can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Reducing blood pressure can reduce these risks, and treatment does not always require medication. All adults should have their blood pressure checked annually – or more frequently if you have a history of high blood pressure.
Diabetes is a common disorder which often goes undetected while causing damage to your vision and vital organs. Ask your doctor about diabetes risks and testing – especially if there is a history of diabetes in your family.
Comprehensive skin checks
As much as we love our sun-kissed lifestyle, living under the Australian sun can damage our skin. The most effective way to limit the risk of skin cancer is through prevention, early detection and regular check-ups. Our doctors are experienced in a wide variety of skin disorders and can advise you on the best possible care of your skin.
We also sell the Allmedic skin repair and protection products which have been doctor designed, developed and recommended.
Dr Tan is accredited with the Australian Skin Cancer Society and treats sun damaged skin with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). This is a unique way to treat sun damaged, blemished and aged skin on all areas of the body. PDT is a non-invasive light technology used to treat a range of skin conditions in a fast and affordable way.
Cryosurgery is a procedure where extreme cold is applied to destroy diseased or damaged tissues and cells. Cryosurgery can be done on the skin or within the body to treat cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions.
At Biloela Medical Centre we understand both woman and men have questions and can experience a lot of emotion around family planning. This includes contraception, fertility, sexually transmitted diseases, miscarriage, termination, sexual function, and the impact other diseases can have on sexual health, impotence, libido and pregnancy. Our doctors understand, we listen and we care, and we’re highly skilled to guide you through this stage in life.
Procedures available on site include:
• Mirena insertion and removal
• Implanon insertion and removal
Antenatal (prenatal) health &baby health
When you are pregnant it is important to take good care of your own health and see your doctor regularly so you can ensure the best health for you and your developing baby. A healthy pregnancy sets your baby up for a healthier life, and helps you adapt to the demands on your body and to maintain optimum health and wellbeing – physically and mentally.
When your baby arrives, our doctors and staff assess and monitor your baby’s progress and milestones, as well as support you as you adjust to motherhood.