Our GP's are passionate about providing the best standard of healthcare to our community. We offer comprehensive services to our patients including skin care, women's health, child health, mental health and sports medicine.

  • Women & Men's Health

    men women healthThe doctors at Surgery 82 provide the highest level of individual care with health issues affecting both men and women, that includes:

    • Help with smoking cessation, diet, exercise and alcohol
    • Pap screening
    • Breast checks
    • Prostate check
    • Sexual Health
    • Bladder incontience
    • Menopause
  • Child Health

    child health

    • Immunisations

    • Childhood diseases

    • Child development

    • Child health and wellbeing

    The importance of keeping your children up to date with their immunisations is vital to their wellbeing. Please remember to bring your purple book along with you to the record any vaccinations being administered.

  • Family Planning

    family planning

    • Pre conception care and advice

    • Antenatal pregnancy care and delivery

    • Post natal care

    • Mirena

    • Implanon

    • Counselling

    • Sexual health

  • Health Assessments

    At Surgery 82, we have a strong commitment to preventive medicine. The schedule below is recommended by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Please feel free to discuss this with your doctor so that we tailor it to your particular requirements.

    WhatFrequencyWho
    Smoking Discussion Annual Smokers
    Weight Check Annual All
    Dietary Advice Annual All
    Physical Activity Advice Annual All
    Cardiovascular Risk 2 Yearly 45 Years
    Blood Pressure Check Annual 18 Years
    Cholesterol Check 2 Yearly 45 Years
    Diabetes Check Annual 40 Years
    Kidney Disease Check 5 Yearly 50 Years
    Skin Cancer Check Annual 30 Years
    Cervical Cancer Check 2 Yearly (or as directed)
    Breast Cancer Check 2 Yearly (or as directed) Women 50 Years
    Bowel Cancer Check 2 Yearly (or as directed) 50 Years
    Sexual Health Check Annual/New Partner
    Influenza Vaccination Annual 65 Years
    Penumonia Vaccination Minimum of 5 Year Booster 65 Years
    Mental Health Yearly

     

    A range of health assessments are available to keep you healthy at every stage of life. Our health assessments are fully covered by Medicare – for more information please speak to our nursing staff to see if you are eligible.

    75 Years and over

    An annual health check, including medications, sight and hearing assessment, (which may be referred on), will help provide a comprehensive picutre of your health. During your visit the doctor will discuss your medication, any health concerns and health needs you may have for the future. This assessment is recommended to identify future problems.

    45-49 year old patients

    This is a comprehensive/preventative health check fully covered by Medicare, this includes blood tests and a skin check may also be offered. Our doctors can guide you in preventative health plan.

    4 year old patients

    They are given a general health check along with their 4 year old immunisations.

    Patients of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander heritage

    They are offered an annual health assessment to help them achieve optimum health outcomes.\

    Diabetes Risk Assessment

    This is an evaluation for people between the age of 40 and 49 with a high risk of developing diabetes. Are you at risk?
    Ask your GP today.

  • Skin Clinic

    skin careAustralia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world and melanoma is often referred to as 'Australia's national cancer'. Early detection and treatment of skin cancers is associated with a better prognosis.

    It is ideal to be familiar with the look of your skin, to enable you to pick up any changes that might suggest a skin cancer.

    Things to look for:

    • New moles
    • Moles that increases in size
    • An outline of a mole that has changed
    • A spot that changes colour from brown to black or is varied
    • A spot that becomes raised or developsa a lump within it
    • The surface of a mole becoming rough, scaly or ulcerated
    • Moles that itch or tingle
    • Moles that bleed or weep
    • Spots that look different from the others

    Sunsmart recommend regular checks by your GP as being the best way to screen for early skin cancers in addition to self-monitoring.

  • Vaccinations

    General Vaccinations

    vaccinationIt is highly recommended to keep your vaccinations up to date. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your immunisation needs.

    For the current childhood immunisation schedule please refer to: www.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf

    Travel Vaccindations

    When travelling overseas, we recommend you make an appointment at least six weeks prior to travel with your doctor to discuss your needs. We are a registered Yellow fever vaccination centre.

  • Spirometry

    Spirometry is a test used to aid in the diagnose of asthma, chronic, obstructive plumonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing. The test will effectively measure how well your lungs work by measuring how much air you can inhale and how much air and how quickly you can exhale.

  • ECG

    ecgThe electrocardiogram (ECG) is a non-invasive and safe medical test that detects and records cardiac (heart) health and any abnormalities. This is carried out by way of an electrical activity of the heart muscle and displays this information as a trace on the screen of the ECG and in a printed format to be interpreted by your Doctor.

  • Palliative Care

    HomeVisitsAs part of our Practice's dedication to whole of life care, we provide Palliative Care to those facing life threatening illness. Our aim is to improve the quality of life for patients and families dealing with this challenging and often difficult time. We offer support and assistance with medications, equipment and support services in the local community.

  • Pre-Employment Medical

    employmentOur pre-employment medicals involve assessing the prospective employee for physical fitness for the duties of the position and to identify any pre-existing issness or injury to protect against further work-related illness or injury after employment.

    Areas Covered

    • Job and task analysis
    • Pre-employment medical assessment
    • Drug and alcohol testing
    • Heart and lungh function screening – ECG & Spirometry
    • Biochemistry and Serology – on site pathology
  • Drive & Dive

    Drive

    drive diveDue to your age or certain medications you may be taking, you are required to do a medical for your drivers licence. You will require to bring along your Drivers Licence Authority form. The nurse will check your blood presure, vision and urine prior to seeing the Doctor, please remember to bring along your glasses if you require them for driving.

    Dive

    Your assessment for a dive medical focuses on your ability to survice unexpected underwater emergencies. The examination will take into account, blood pressure, vision, hearing, balance, ear, nose and throat condition, lung function, age factors and overall physical fitness.

  • Cosmetic

    Dr Sarah Podmore has a keen interest in skin cancer and cosmetic medicine and has extensive training in these fields. Each individual treatment is tailored to your needs and administered by Dr Sarah herself.

    Wrinkle Relaxers

    Wrinkle releaxers are a safe and quick treatment for facial rejuvenation. The treatment involves injecting small doses of a purified protein which relaxes the muscles of facial expression. This creates a smooth, fresh and younger look. The most commonly injected areas are the crows feet, forehead lines and frown lines (between the eyes). The treatments are temporary and will last approximately 3 months. Prices are $175 per area

    Dermal Fillers

    Dermal Fillers are soft tissue fillers designed to reduce the appearance of moderate wrinkles and folds. They are commonly used in the mid to lower face to help fill in the facial lines restoring structure and creating a smoother look. Fillers can also be used in the lips to create a smooth natural looking lip enhancement. Dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with wrinkle relaxers. Prices are $600 per ml

  • Cryotherapy

    cryotherapyWe offer skin cancer checkups and treatment including cryotherapy (freezing of a skin lesion). Regularly checking your skin is recommended to detect any changes that may occur. If you are concerned about anything you should get your skin examined by your doctor. If you have already been treated for skin cancer it is adviseable to have your skin checked every 6 months by your doctor.

  • Chronic Disease Management

    chronic diseaseManagement of Chronic Disease is imperative to patient's wellbeing, the Doctors at Surgery 82 take great care in offering comprehensive care of our patients, diagnosing and treating asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

    Chronic disease can range from mild conditions including short-sightedness to debilitating conditions such as arthritis and low back pain to life threatening conditions including heart disease and cancers. The condition may never be cured completely, so the Doctors can assist in the long term management, including tailored care plans, EPC referrals to allied health services such as podiatrists, dietitians and physiotherapists.

    Chronic Disease Management includes:

    •  Smoking Discussion • Alcohol Advice • Cardiovascular Risk Check
    • Weight Check • Blood Pressure Check • Diabetes Check
    • Physical Activity Advice • Cholesterol Check • Kidney Disease Check
    • Dietary Advice    
  • Minor Surgery

    Our doctors are able to perform minor surgery in relation to removal of skin lesions, suturing of lacerations, incisions and drainage for abscesses, removal of foreign bodies, implanon insertion and removal.

    The insertion and removal of Mirenas can be performed by Dr Heather Brand.

 

 

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

For Busselton appointments you can book an appointment online with one of our doctors through Health Engine. (No account or App needed).

 

 

Busselton Surgery ~ 82 Bussell Highway