Women’s healthcare may include but is not limited to regular PAP screening, breast checks, referral for mammography, family planning options, fertility counselling and management of menopause.

Men’s healthcare may include but is not limited to prostate screening, family planning options, screening pathology tests and sexual health.

A holistic approach to healthcare is important including physical, social, spiritual and mental health. Mental healthcare may include but is not limited to medication management, regular counselling, referral to allied health providers as well as preparation and ongoing management of GP mental healthcare plans. Many of our Doctors have specific training in Mental Health. A longer appointment needs to be made with your usual Doctor to discuss a plan appropriate for you.

Immunisation protects against a range of preventable diseases and infections. Childhood immunisations, catch up immunisations, travel immunisations and occupational health immunisations are amongst the range of immunisations provided.

Comprehensive and individualised care plan can ensure that all aspects of chronic disease are managed including goals to achieve optimal health. Chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain are amongst the most common conditions that can be supported with the help of a care plan. Some care plan patients are eligible for referral to allied health providers at a subsidised cost.

The 45–49 year old health check is a one-off check up aimed at assessing your risk of developing chronic disease in the future.

A comprehensive annual health check is recommended for all people over 75 to identify any health issues and optimise quality of life. Areas assessed may include but are not limited to lifestyle, mobility, medication, nutrition, exercise, safety in the home, care arrangements and support networks.

Some occupations have increased risk of injury or illness, and doctors specialising in occupational medicine aim to ensure that high standards of health and safety at work are maintained. Occupational medicine may include but is not limited to treatment, management and prevention of injuries, return to work planning, pre-employment medicals and WorkCover consultations.

Influenza viruses change all the time, so the Flu vaccine is modified every year to compensate. Flu vaccines are FREE for persons identified as being in an at risk group; such as those over the age of 65, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders aged 50+ years, pregnant women, those with chronic respiratory and cardiac conditions and immune compromised persons. Flu vaccination is recommended annually.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australia, with 80% of all cancers diagnosed in Australia being skin cancer. Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. (Source: Cancer Council Queensland)

The majority of skin cancers, if detected early, can be successfully treated and cured. Early detection is important so book your skin check today!

Chatswood Road Medical Centre is now providing an Iron Infusion service. Iron infusion is a quick and safe method to replace iron in the body and is indicated in certain patients with severe Iron deficiency anaemia.