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PATHOLOGY SERVICES

We provide multiple pathology services and tests on-site for your convenience!




Pathology Services

Bloods Tests, Skin allergy testing, Iron infusion, Implanon insertion, Skin biopsies, Ingrown toenail excision, Joint injections, Cryotherapy, 24hr BP monitor, ECG, Spirometry




Health Checks

Skin checks using superior equipment (dermatoscopy & photography), Health checks, Weight & Smoking Management, Chronic Disease Assessment (Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, etc.)




Travel Clinic

We provide expert Travel Advice and Immunisations on-site, including for Yellow Fever. Please come at least 1 month before you travel and bring your itinerary & travel questionnaire.




Hypnotherapy & NLP

Get rid of difficult problems quickly, effectively, and drug free. We specialise in managing Smoking cessation, Depression, Anxiety disorders, Phobias, Weight management, and others.




Pathology Services

Blood tests can be taken by either our doctors or practice nurses, who are fully qualified in providing a range of pathology services. Please ensure that you have fasted for 8-12 hours if a fasting blood test is required. Plain water consumption is acceptable and is encouraged to ensure good hydration. If you are a diabetic on medications, please ask your doctor for instructions.

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Pap Test / Pap Nurse

All our doctors provide Pap Testing (Papsmears). However, our practice nurse, Kim, is also an accredited Pap Test Provider. She is very gentle and also provides breast and sexual health checks as well.

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Iron infusion

Iron deficiency is very common from various causes. If it is severe, it may cause significant tiredness and dizziness due to iron deficiency anaemia. Taking oral iron tablets or/and injections may cause many undesirable side effect and is often poorly effective. Iron infusions are considered much more effective and rapid. They can be given intravenously in the hospital over many hours. However, a new product of comparable effectiveness and safety, called Ferinject (Ferric Carboxymaltose), is now available and can be infused through a drip intravenously over 15 minutes (or less depending on the dosage required) in our medical clinic. Patients will then need to be observed for 30 minutes afterwards. These are suitable for patients with iron deficiency anaemia above 13 years old only.

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Electrocardiogram
(12-lead ECG)

ECG is a medical device that can detect many heart abnormalities by measuring the electrical activity generated by the heart. Unlike simple ECGs, 12-Lead ECGs provide the most accurate and highest quality recording. Our doctors and nurses are adept at performing and reading ECGs.

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Spirometry / Lung Function Testing

This test is very accurate and is used to diagnose asthma, COAD, and a number of lung diseases. It is very important that the test is done correctly.

We would request that you do not:

  • Smoke for 4 hours prior to testing
  • Consume alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment
  • Do vigorous exercise for 30 minutes before
  • Wear clothes that restrict chest movement
  • Eat a substantial meal for 2 hours before
  • Use your short acting bronchodilator inhaler (e.g. Ventolin) on the day of the test (if possible)

If you are on long acting inhalers (e.g. Seretide, Spririva, Serevent), then you should continue using these unless requested to stop by your doctor. Please do not undertake if you are afflicted with a cough or cold.


Spirometry Fact Sheet

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Intra-uterine Device Insertion (IUD)

Mirena is a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) that can provide effective long-term birth control (contraception).

The device is a T-shaped plastic frame that’s inserted into the uterus, where it releases a type of the hormone progestin. To prevent pregnancy, Mirena:

  • Thickens mucus in the cervix to stop sperm from reaching or fertilizing an egg
  • Thins the lining of the uterus and partially suppresses ovulation

Mirena prevents pregnancy for up to five years after insertion.


Mirena Fact Sheet


Spirometry testing will take half an hour and is not easy! Please watch the following video from the National Asthma Council Australia before your test.


Implanon Insertion

Implanon is a small flexible rod used for contraception. It is implanted under the skin of the upper arm and, according to most literature, is at least 99.9% effective. It lasts 3 years and is not expensive (the device cost about $36 for non-health care card holders and $6 for health care card holders). Our doctors are qualified to prescribe, insert, and remove Implanons.

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Implanon Fact Sheet

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