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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.
Preparations for Queensland Border opening:
Check-in with QR code is required and should be displayed to the Reception staff upon arrival. The new QR code is now available which will display your vaccination status.
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 and masks are optional whilst seated in our waiting room.
Unvaccinated persons who wish to have a face-to-face consultation will be requested to remain outside the clinic after notifying reception of arrival. You will be given paging devices that will alert you when doctor is ready. Face masks will be a condition of entry throughout your visit.
Regular patients of the Practice with respiratory tract infection symptoms can call the practice to arrange a bulk billed 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 locally via referral at Ferny Hills, Everton Hills, or Everton Park. (Sullivan Nicolaides). We do not do testing in our surgery rooms, nor at the adjacent S&N Collection Centre at Arana Hills.
CORONAVIRUS VACCINATIONS: DON'T DELAY!
Bookings for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are simple. Since 4th October, we have had ample vaccine doses available and there is minimal waiting time. All individuals aged over 12 years are eligible. IF IT IS 6 MONTHS SINCE YOUR LAST INJECTION, IT IS TIME FOR A BOOSTER (Pfizer Comirnaty)
There are two-hour immunisation clinics each weekday ESPECIALLY AFTER SCHOOL as well as a SUNDAY MORNING CLINIC.
Phone 33516444 to secure your appointment. NO ONLINE BOOKINGS are available.
All adults are able to request the Vaxzevria Vaccine instead, which has proven efficacy and safety and is immediately available.
Please Note: Only those who are informed and definitely want the vaccine will be accepted in these clinics. Anyone who has reservations about the vaccine and wishes more information and reassurance will be encouraged to make a normal consultation appointment.
WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL and are taking as many precautions as we can to ensure the safety of our practice environment. Book online through Health Engine or phone now on 33516444.
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, and Dr Mitchell White. Dr. Jen Garlick and Dr. Aarti Chooramun are Medical Registrars employed by the Practice.
Dr. Lauren-Phoebe "LP" Nielsen
Dr. Mitchell "Mitch" White
Dr. Jennifer "Jen" Garlick
Dr. Aarti Chooramun. - She is our new GP Registrar who is in training for her GP Specialty Fellowship examinations.
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 GP's 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 is now offering the LARC intrauterine contraceptive device (progesterone containing IUD) from January 2020.
Dr. Mitchell White holds a Masters's degree in Epidemiology and has completed his GP Fellowship exam. He will remain a full-time associate of the Practice. He is the father of two young children and a dutiful spouse to his medical wife. He has a true love for General Practice.
Dr. Jennifer Garlick is completing 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. Aarti Chooramun has commenced with us as a Part-Time GP Registrar while undertaking training for her GP Specialty Fellowship Examinations
Our full-time Practice Nurse Tracy Ivey RN provides wound care, immunisations, and care coordination, assisted by our EN Merindah Turner
The practice has attained the 4th 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 efficient "cloud-ready" computerised medical records and electronic prescription 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 and MoleMate 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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