Arana Hills Medical Centre

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Arana Hills Plaza

5-11 Patricks Rd.
Arana Hills, QLD, 4054

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Mon-Fri   8:00am - 6:30pm
Sat          8:30am - 12:30pm
Sun          9:00am - 4:00pm

AGPAL accredited General Practice - your guarantee of quality care

Call 13 74 25  for medical care any time through the night for Bulk billed Home Visits
Comfortable waiting room - Paging Devices available to allow you to shop instead.

Providing excellence in medical services to the Hills District for over 40 years

Pain management and Musculoskeletal Medicine are our specialties

Protect your child - Immunise. We aim for best practice in vaccine management

Female doctors who understand motherhood.

Quality Pathology Services co-located on site
Modern Waiting Room - Paging devices available to allow shopping in the Arana Hills Plaza
Our new logo - reflecting our beautiful Hills
Easy to find at the centre of Arana Hills Plaza Shopping Centre next to KMart
Dedicated Medical Centre parking drop-off point and Ambulance Bay
Quality Pathology Services co-located on site
Now you can find us easily!
Come into the Arana Hills Plaza to see us.
Roll up your sleeve!

Not always work, some time to play

The Bewitching Mary ready for Halloween


Family Practice, Skin Cancer Care, Healthy Woman Care & Musculoskeletal Medicine

7-day care by Australian Doctors

Providing quality medical advice to families in the Hills District since 1980.  

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 6mnths to under 5yrs. Book your appointment now - phone 33516444 (private vaccine available for all of the rest of the family too - only $15.) *Yılmaz K et al."Does Covid-19 in children have a milder course than Influenza? " Int J Clin Pract. 2021 Sep;75(9):e14466

Our Dr. Jennifer Garlick has completed all the requirements to be awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners - a great career goal!  

Influenza Vaccines are now available, over 65yr Clinics are being held Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings combined with the 4th dose COVID-19 vaccine if indicated. Private vaccine clinics are held in the afternoons on Monday and Friday. Vaccines are also available during routine consultations

"When one door closes, another opens" We are excited to announce that Dr. Jeeda Pincombe has joined our team at Arana Medical. She has broad experience in GP and has a Diploma of Child Health. She enjoys Skin Cancer Medicine and offers skin checks also.

Dr. Lauren-Phoebe Nielsen has returned from maternity leave - happy days!  Initially, she will be working Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Please do not make appointments for any respiratory tract symptoms or other potentially COVID-related illnesses. We have to keep little Pippa safe.

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. 

Unvaccinated persons already registered with the Practice 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. A negative COVID RAT test may be required as a condition of entry. 

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
• Haemoptysis
• Severe headache, particularly in children

Qld Health Coronavirus Testing Centres and Information


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. Neil Hearnden - Practice Principal                 

Associate Professor Dr. Michael Yelland

 Dr. Lauren-Phoebe "LP" Nielsen                                 

Dr. Jennifer "Jen" Garlick                          

Dr. Jeeda Pincombe                                   

 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 is now offering the LARC intrauterine contraceptive device (progesterone containing IUD) from January 2020.

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. Jeeda Pincombe has joined our practice to expand our women's health services.  She also has a Diploma of Child Health and has a special interest in the detection and management of skin cancer. 

Our full-time Practice Nurse Tracy Ivey RN provides wound care, immunisations, and care coordination, assisted by our new RN Jen Birchall

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 computerised medical records, electronic referrals, and ePrescription writing. Secure encrypted messaging assists in ensuring the accuracy of referrals, radiology, and pathology results. 



Our Services Include:

Family Medical Practice and Chronic Disease Management

Child Health and Immunisation Services
Women’s Health, Antenatal Shared Care

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.

Our Local Allied Health Services - click to view 



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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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