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Arana Hills Plaza
5-11 Patricks Rd.
Arana Hills, QLD, 4054
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 6:30pm
Sat 8:30am - 12:30pm
Sun 9:00am - 4:00pm
7-day care by Australian Doctors
Providing quality medical advice to families in the Hills District since 1980.
OWING TO AN INEXPLICABLY LOW INCREASE IN YOUR MEDICARE REBATE (1.6%), THERE WILL BE REDUCED AVAILABILITY OF BULK BILLING.
From July 2022, bulk billing will be increasingly restricted and will only be available between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm for age pensioners > 70yrs; DVA gold / white card holders; and Children under 16yrs. Discounted fees may apply to other concession cardholders during this period.
Please note - Individual doctors have different fee structures and may not offer bulk billing.
FLUALERT!. Influenza cases are being detected now. Protect your children! Influenza in children is a more serious illness than COVID-19!* Free government-funded vaccine is available now for children aged from 6 months to under 5yrs. Book your appointment now - phone 33516444 *Yılmaz K et al."Does Covid-19 in children have a milder course than Influenza? " Int J Clin Pract. 2021 Sep;75(9):e14466
Influenza Vaccines are now available, combined with the 4th dose COVID-19 vaccine if indicated. Special vaccine clinics are held on Monday afternoons. Vaccines are also mostly available during routine consultations
"When one door closes, another opens". Sadly, Dr. Jeeda is ceasing her practice at AHMC to spend more time with her family. However, we are excited to announce that Dr. Chris Tomsett has joined our team at Arana Medical. He has broad experience in GP and has a special interest in the investigation and relief of pain
Dr. Lauren-Phoebe Nielsen has returned from maternity leave - happy days! As her time at the Practice is limited, from 1st August, all of her consultations will attract a Private fee.
Please do not make on-line appointments for any respiratory tract symptoms or other potentially COVID-related illnesses.
COVID-19 Safety Procedures
All patients who are fully or partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and are free from respiratory symptoms may expect business as usual, online bookings are unrestricted. However, masks are required to be worn throughout your visit.
Regular patients of the Practice with respiratory tract infection symptoms can call the practice to arrange a telephone consultation with the doctor or can be assessed via an in-car consult immediately outside our rooms. Please do not book through Health Engine for these visits. We are then able to determine the need for you to be examined or referred for COVID19 testing.
COVID-19 testing can be done at Sullivan Nicolaides Centres in Mitchelton or Ferny Hills. A doctor's referral is required. We do not do testing in our surgery rooms, nor at the adjacent S&N Collection Centre at Arana Hills.
Vital symptoms of concern for COVID 19 infection:
• New or worsening breathlessness
• Syncope or light-headedness
• Chest pain or tightness
• Blue lips or face
• Cold and clammy, or pale and mottled skin
• Vomiting, significant abdominal pain, or diarrhoea >4 times a day
• Poor oral intake with significant drop in urine output
• New onset confusion or carer concern
• Severe headache, particularly in children
ANTIVIRAL MEDICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PATIENTS CONSIDERED TO BE HIGH RISK, ESPECIALLY THE OVER 70's
CORONAVIRUS VACCINATIONS: DON'T DELAY!
Our 2021 team comprises Dr. Neil Hearnden as the Principal of the Practice together with independent medical contractors, Dr. Michael Yelland, Dr. Lauren-Phoebe Nielsen, Dr. Jen Garlick, and Dr.Jeeda Pincombe.
Dr. Lauren-Phoebe "LP" Nielsen
Dr. Jennifer "Jen" Garlick
Dr. Chris Tomsett
Our Practice offers a broad range of services in family medicine, women's health, skin cancer surgery, and musculoskeletal medicine.
The Practice Principal, Dr. Neil Hearnden has been involved since the opening of the practice in 1980 and he is supported by a talented Australian-trained team of GPs with a wide range of skills. Dr. Hearnden has achieved a Master's of Medicine degree from the University of Queensland in the area of Skin Cancer Medicine. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine.
Associate Professor Dr. Michael Yelland, has been extensively involved in the education and training of medical students and GP registrars. He continues to offer special skills in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of painful musculoskeletal disorders, a skill for which he has international recognition. He holds a Ph.D. and a Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine. He is an immediate past president of the Australasian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine.
Dr. Lauren-Phoebe Nielsen has a Diploma of Child Health as well as the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health. She provides "the gentle touch" bringing youthful enthusiasm and fresh ideas to the practice. Her special focus is on the health of women in our community, family planning, exercise, and nutrition. She offers the LARC intrauterine contraceptive device (progesterone-containing IUD) after extensive experience in a specialist fertility clinic. As a new mother, she also offers more experience in pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenthood.
Dr. Jennifer Garlick has completed her GP Specialist training with us. She is well versed in the world of Medicine with her Grandfather, Mother, and Father all being medical practitioners.
Dr. Chris Tomsett has recently joined AHMC. As a young parent, he is offering broad experience in general practice as well as his special interest in Pain Management
Our full-time Practice Nurse Jenni Birchall RN provides wound care, immunisations, and care coordination.
The practice has attained the 5th round of General Practice Accreditation and is one of the select few “Category A” practices which train new Doctors who are entering General Practice after their intense hospital-based training. Medical Students also are invited to attend the practice as part of their educational experience as well. In turn, they help to keep the practice up to date with modern teachings.
The Practice is equipped with computerised medical records, electronic referrals, and ePrescription writing. Secure encrypted messaging assists in ensuring the accuracy of referrals, radiology, and pathology results.
ASK DR HEARNDEN ABOUT HYALURONIC ACID INJECTIONS FOR KNEE ARTHRITIS - NOW AVAILABLE FOR $3 a day.
DR YELLAND IS OFFERING REGENERATIVE JOINT INJECTIONS ALSO, AS A NON-DRUG SOLUTION FOR KNEE ARTHRITIS
Family Medical Practice and Chronic Disease Management
Family Planning and Contraception Long-acting progesterone implants and Progesterone containing Intrauterine Devices.
Pain Management, Trigger Point Injections, Dry Needling, Prolotherapy, Percutaneous Neural Therapy
Musculoskeletal Medicine, Spinal Manipulative Therapy, Sports Medicine, Osteopathy, Hyaluronic acid injections, Joint and bursal injections, Caudal Epidural injections
Travel Medicine and all Vaccinations including Yellow Fever
Skin Cancer detection using Dermatoscopy as well as Surgical Excision. Dr. Hearnden is experienced in skin flap repair after skin cancer removal in difficult areas.
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Monday to Friday 8.00am through to 6.30pm
Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday 8.30am to 4.00pm
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