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Skin Cancer Screening
The most effective management for skin cancer is early detection & treatment.
Joondalup Drive Medical Centre has several GP’s specialising in skin cancer screening. Appointments are available during the week and also on Saturdays.
Skin Cancer Check appointments include:
- Full medical skin check using our latest HD Mole Scanner
- Preventative care and skin care education
- Follow up biopsy appointments available (if needed)
- No referral required
- Appointments available with a female GP
Please phone our reception staff to book an appointment as we have designated times for skin check appointments. Current fee for a skin check is $105 with a Medicare rebate of $72.80.
Doctors at the practice can perform minor surgical procedures under local anaesthetic in our well-equipped treatment room. Surgical procedures include lesion and mole excisions, repair of lacerations, wedge toenail resections, Mirena and Implanon insertions and removal. A small non-claimable theatre fee for dressings is charged to cover the expenses for the quality dressings used. There is also a small gap for certain procedures, please speak to our reception staff for further information on prices.
Iron infusion is a procedure in which iron is delivered to your body intravenously, meaning into a vein through a needle. This method of delivering medication or supplementation is also known as an intravenous (IV) infusion.
Iron infusions are usually prescribed by doctors to treat iron deficiency anaemia. Iron deficiency anaemia is typically treated with dietary changes and iron supplements that you take in pill form. In some cases, though, doctors may recommend iron infusions instead.
You may require an IV infusion if you:
- can’t take iron by mouth
- can’t absorb iron adequately through the gut
- can’t absorb enough iron due to blood loss
- need to increase iron levels fast to avoid medical complications or a blood transfusion
For convenience we offer iron infusions within the Medical Centre. Our Iron Infusion Clinic is held on Thursdays and Fridays each week. The fee for the infusion is $150 payable on the day. For further information please speak to you GP.
Patients who have a current Medicare card and fall into the following categories are eligible for a health assessment at no charge, completely bulk-billed to Medicare:
– 45 to 49 year old health assessment
– Over 75 years of age health assessment
Joondalup Drive Medical Centre are yellow fever accredited and several of our GP’s have specialised Travel Medicine training. For your convenience we also stock many travel vaccinations at the practice, please speak to our reception staff for fee’s and please specify if your appointment is regarding travel.
Workers’ Compensation & Motor Vehicle Accidents
Our GP’s have an exceptional reputation for the management of injuries sustained at work or due to motor vehicle accidents. Our practice understands the needs of the workers’ compensation industry and can provide same day appointments, with emergency treatment available. Our doctors routinely liaise with the employer from the first consultation through to the final.
Please see our ‘Occupational Health’ page for detailed information on our occupational health services.
Before undertaking a SCUBA diving course in Australia, you will be required to present a valid Australian Standard 4005.1 Recreational SCUBA Diving Medical Certificate. At Joondalup Drive Medical Centre we have been carrying out diving medicals for close to 20 years. The medical involves a review of your medical history, lung function test, audiometry (hearing test), urine test, a physical exam and in some cases an ECG (heart tracing).
Female doctor’s available who specialise in womens health including: antenatal care, papsmear and breast checks, insertion and removal of Implanon and Mirena’s.
Sexually Transmitted Infections are very common. Unfortunately many STI’s can be asymptomatic and when left untreated can cause serious health problems. However, if treated early, these serious outcomes can usually be avoided. All consultations at Joondalup Drive Medical Centre are completely confidential – this means we do not disclose anything discussed at your consultation.
Our nurses are all trained in childhood immunisations and do there best to make the process as easy and pain free as possible for the children.