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 1300 4663 37  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 37 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.

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
Working together, playing together - teamwork!
Now you can find us easily!
Come into the Arana Hills Plaza to see us.
Roll up your sleeve!
All of us dedicated to helping you.

Not always work, some time to play

Skin Care including Cancer detection and removal

 Queenslanders continue to experience the highest rate of skin cancer in Eastern Australia and Brisbane is the "Melanoma Capital"

All of the medical staff at Arana Hills Medical are experienced in skin cancer detection and removal. Dr Hearnden is currently undertaking the Master of Medicine Course program in Skin Cancer and has attained the level of Graduate Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine (UQ) with distinction.

Detection is enhanced by the use of Dermoscopy equipment and magnifying loupes. Dr Hearnden has advanced training in dermoscopy. The MOLEMATE imaging device allows excellent clarity and image storage. There is also CANON photographic equipment to store images quickly as well as quality dermatoscopes.  Dr Hearnden has experience in using these diagnostic aids. Any suspicious lesions are examined by biopsy which may be by :

  • Shave
  • Punch biopsy
  • Total excisional removal
  • Flap repair on difficult areas

If the lesions are considered of low risk such as Actinic Keratoses or Seborrhoeic Keratoses, removal may be undertaken by:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Hyfrecation under local anaesthesia
  • Phenol application
  • Topical cream therapy using Efudix, Picato gel or Aldara

High risk lesions and cancers are recommended for removal by full excision and suture.

Difficult areas such as the head and neck as well as lower legs may required special plastic surgery techniques. Dr Hearnden has trained and developed the ability to remove many of these lesions using local skin flaps.

The most difficult lesions requiring full thickness grafting are referred to trusted Plastic Surgeons.

Post operative care is provided by our excellent Practice Nurse Tracy