Individual delivery of men’s health may include family planning, health screening, sexual health, bowel, skin cancer and prostate screening. Lifestyle plays an important role in all men’s health, with care focused on health promotion and illness prevention.
We offer women’s comprehensive health assessments including Cervical Screening Tests (Pap Smears), breast checks, contraceptive advice and management of menopause. Lifestyle plays an important role in all women’s lives, with care focused on health promotion and illness prevention. We also offer shared care antenatal services in conjunction with the major public maternity hospitals in Melbourne. We have GPs who are trained in the insertion and removal of Mirena IUD and Implanon contraceptive devices. Both of these procedures require an initial assessment and a longer appointment; please inform our Reception staff when you call.
We offer complete medical care for all children from birth to adulthood. If you child is unwell, we encourage you to call our Reception staff to book an urgent appointment. We will always be able to see a sick child.
Our GPs perform 6-week-old checks for babies and we offer a comprehensive immunisation service with the support of our Nursing staff, including an Accredited Immunisation Nurse. All immunisation encounters are sent electronically to the Australian Immunisation Register. We offer all immunisations in the National Immunisation Program, as well as other recommended private vaccinations. Annual influenza vaccination is also recommended for all children from the age of 6 months, administered during our annual influenza clinics. Please inform our Reception staff if you are requiring any childhood immunisations.
Our GPs provide medical assessment and treatment for our patients with chronic health issues. Our Nurses coordinate our General Practice Management Plans for chronic disease care, assessing our patients and arranging subsidised Team Care Arrangements with allied health professionals for eligible patients. Patients see their GP to finalise the Management Plan, usually all on the same day.
Immunisations for adults are an important aspect of health promotion. We offer all immunisations in the National Program, including influenza, pneumococcal, whooping cough and shingles, as well as a full travel vaccine service. Please inform our Reception staff if you are requiring immunisations to be booked.
If you are travelling overseas, we recommend attending the practice to discuss travel destinations and potential health risks. It is ideal to consult with your GP 6 weeks before your departure, as some vaccines require a course of injections, but it’s never too late to come in for advice. We offer private travel vaccinations and are a registered Yellow Fever vaccination centre. Please contact Reception and speak to one of our Nurses who can assist to plan your vaccinations.
The most effective management for skin cancer is early detection and treatment. All of our GPs are trained to perform skin checks and diagnose skin lesions. We have GPs who have special interest and training in Skin Cancer Medicine, who also utilise dermatoscopes and photography to accurately diagnose skin conditions. A skin check usually takes about 10 minutes and can be performed in a standard appointment. If you have any particular concerns about any spots or moles, please inform your GP.
Several of our GPs perform minor procedures to remove skin lesions. All specimens are sent to our pathology service for diagnosis. Procedures are performed in our treatment rooms with clinical assistance from our Nurses. Please book in for an initial assessment with your GP.
Our Nurses coordinate our health assessment programs for patients aged 45-49 and 75+ years old. We encourage these assessments as part of our commitment to health promotion and illness prevention. Our Nurses complete portions of both health assessments and provide home visits to our patients aged 75+. GPs finalise the assessments and health recommendations are offered.
Our GPs provide holistic medical care to include mental health assessments, counselling and completion of Mental Health Care Plans for psychology services as required. Please book a longer appointment time to allow for comprehensive assessment.
In Australia, a pilot or air traffic controller must pass regular medical reviews as part of the licensing process. A Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) is a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved medical professional that carries out examinations to the aviation industry. Dr Pradeep Chhabra is an accredited DAME with CASA. To arrange an aviation medical examination, contact our Reception team. Our staff and DAME will assist you to prepare for your visit by arranging the booking, carrying out the examination and any additional follow-up and uploading of reports and results.
When making a booking, we need you to please provide our Receptionist with the following information:
- Your Aviation Reference Number (ARN)
- Medical Certificate Class you are seeking (Class 1, 2 or 3)
Appointments are for approximately 1 hour (excluding test time) and you will see our Nurses prior to seeing Dr Chhabra. Please ensure to also bring photo ID on the day of your assessment. Our Receptionists can assist to explain the fees payable on the day.
Acupuncture therapy can be an option for some patients to treat musculoskeletal injuries and pain. Acupuncture can stimulate the body to produce pain-relieving chemicals, to stimulate natural healing, reduce inflammation and promote physical and emotional wellbeing. Dr Pradeep Chhabra is qualified to provide both needle and laser acupuncture. Please contact our Reception team to make an appointment with Dr Chhabra for an initial assessment.
In additional to major services, we also offer:
- General medical consultations
- Sports injury assessment and management
- Dept of Veterans’ Affairs, TAC and Workcover care
- 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
- Onsite pathology (accredited collection centre for Dorevitch Pathology)
- Digital Dermoscopy
- Wound Management (coordinated by Nursing staff)
- Acute health care
- Aged care and home visits if clinically required
- Nutritional education
- Medication reviews