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Broadway Medical Centre Dunedin

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    We are a general practice aiming to provide quality healthcare to you and your family.

    Due to the current COVID19 restrictions we will be seeing patients by appointment only.

    We will continue to see patients, through virtual, phone or face to face consults depending on your situation.

    Without an appointment you can not enter the practice. 

     

    Staff
    Our team is made up of GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

    General manager: Paulien Leijnse

    Financial Administrator: Carmen Fraser

    Nurse Manager: Pauline Lovelock

    Head Receptionist: Lisa Yates

    Nursing Staff, Clinical Assistant and Receptionists

    Additional Services:

    • Contraception
    • GP Special Interest - Orthopaedics
    • GP Special Interest - Skin Cancer Medicine
    • Iron Infusions
    • Medicals Diving / Commercial Diving
    • Medicals NZ/AUS Immigration
    • Minor Surgery

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    • Anyone currently eligible can access
    • Make an appointment
    • No appointment required
    • Walk in

    Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus.

    You are invited to book for your Covid-19 vaccine booked through the https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/ website, or by phoning 0800 28 29 26 for the national booking system or

    Walk-ins available too:

    Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoon (2:00 - 4:30 pm)

    Tuesday and Wednesday Morning (9:00 - 1:00 pm)

     

    The majority of routine vaccinations can now be administered before, after, or at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccinations. The exception to this is the Zostavax (shingles) vaccine where a 7-day gap before or after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 is advised. If you have any questions, please discuss with your health provider.

     

    Practitioners

    • Dr Nick Giblin

      Dr Nick Giblin

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Doug Hill

      Dr Doug Hill

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Maya Macfarlane

      Dr Maya Macfarlane

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Heidi McMillan

      Dr Heidi McMillan

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Struan Clark

      Dr Struan Clark

      General Practioner - Vocationally Registered General Practice & Rural Hospital Medicine
    • Dr Argy Song

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Letava Tafuna'i

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Tania Moerenhout

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Deborah Bernhardt

      General Practitioner
    Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)
    Patient Portal

    A patient portal is a secure online tool provided by GP practices that can allow convenient access to your health information as well as interaction with the practice e.g. booking appointments and requesting repeat prescriptions.

    Repeat Prescriptions

    Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known to the practice who have a stable condition like asthma, hypertension or diabetes could be allowed to get a repeat prescription for up to six months. Repeat prescriptions are never given to patients who are not known to the practice and there is probably a blanket ban on repeats for narcotics and other drugs that could be misused as doctors are expected to monitor these drugs carefully.

    Minor Surgery

    Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and skin tags. Ingrown toenail surgery is also commonly provided. 
    These conditions do not need to be referred to a hospital, perhaps saving you a long wait or a cancelled appointment when a more serious case takes priority. 
    If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations.

    Liquid Nitrogen

    Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container with a nozzle and is usually applied by swab or spray. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after two weeks.
    Because it cannot be stored for too long, you will often find that your GP will treat a number of patients one after the other. 

    For more information click here.

    IUCD Insertion

    An Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and five years.  
    One particular brand of IUCD is often used to reduce heavy bleeding during periods. 

    Lab Results

    Sometimes your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the right medication is given to you. These tests could be anything from blood sugar to a full blood count or a sample of tissue to test for cancer.

    While urine can generally be tested in the surgery, blood and other specimens are usually sent away for testing at a laboratory. Most results come back within 48 hours unless a very rare test is needed which has to go to a specialist lab further away when it might take a little longer.

    Immunisation

    Immunisations are provided at all primary care practices and are one of the most important services they provide. Immunisation has led to the decline of many lethal diseases including meningococcal B meningitis.

    The National Immunisation Schedule offers a series of vaccines free to babies, children, adolescents and adults. Visit the Ministry of Health website http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/immunisation/new-zealand-immunisation-schedule to find out what vaccines are on the Schedule and when they are given.  Additional vaccines are provided free for certain eligible groups considered to be at high risk because of other medical conditions; find out more here http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/immunisation/new-zealand-immunisation-schedule. These and other vaccines such as travel vaccines can be purchased by other people if they want them.

    Immunisations are given by a practice nurse or doctor, having ensured beforehand that the person is not ill or suffering from allergies. Risks associated with immunisation are very rare.

    Children have their own document to keep a record of these injections. Under the age of 5 this is usually their Well Child/Tamariki Ora My Health Book. The immunisation record may need to be shown, for example, when starting school or early childcare. The staff will also record the immunisation details on New Zealand’s National Immunisation Register. This computerised information system holds details of all immunisations given to children here and will alert families when immunisations are due.

    Cervical Screening

    All women who have ever been sexually active should have regular cervical smear tests every three years between the ages of 25 and 69. This includes women who have been immunised against HPV. This test detects abnormal cells which, if left untreated, could become cervical cancer. Very often these cells are made abnormal by a human papillomavirus (HPV) which is a sexually transmitted virus. Regular tests and treatment reduces the likelihood of this sort of cancer by around 90%. 

    For more information about cervical smear tests click on the link to the National Screening Unit website http://www.nsu.govt.nz/current-nsu-programmes/national-cervical-screening-programme.aspx

    Spirometry

    Spirometry is a tool that measures how effectively your lungs are working. It is able to show how much air lungs are able to hold (their volume) and how much air can be breathed in and out (inhaled and exhaled) which is called flow. This tool is used to assess damage caused by conditions like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a group that includes bronchitis and emphysema), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and asthma. Results are shown on a graph called a pneumotachograph.

    For more information click on the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirometry

    Travel Advice / Immunisations

    Another service offered to you at your GP surgery (primary care practice) is advice and immunisation before you go to another country. While you are likely to have the immunisations needed to live in New Zealand, there may be other injections you need to protect yourself before going for example to Africa or South America. In some places you will need protection from rabies or malaria. Yellow fever vaccinations are only available at approved centres; please click here to view the centres in the Auckland region. Your doctor will be able to tell you what diseases you will need to be protected from in any named country and advise you on other medical matters. 

    ECG

    An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is a trace that can be read by a doctor. It can give information of previous heart attacks or problems with the heart rhythm.

    Immigration Medicals

    Applicants for New Zealand visas may be required to provide medical and chest x-ray certificates to demonstrate an acceptable standard of health. Immigration New Zealand uses eMedical, an online platform for processing immigration health examinations. The examining doctor records the applicant’s health examination results in eMedical then electronically submits them to Immigration New Zealand where they are associated with the applicant’s visa application once it is submitted. Only doctors who have been approved by Immigration NZ are able to conduct the medical examinations. The immigration officer who assesses the applicant’s visa application will determine whether they have an acceptable standard of health. Visa applicants requiring an immigration medical examination must make an appointment with an eMedical enabled clinic on Immigration New Zealand’s approved list.

    Covid-19 testing

    This practice provides COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients. Please call the practice for more information.

    f you are not enrolled with us and are in Otago or Southland and seeking a COVID-19 test please call 0800 VIRUS 19 (088 847 8719). If you are offered a test for COVID-19 please take it. It will help us ensure we dont have community transmission, and help keep your friends and whanau safe. regardless of where you are tested, COVID-19 testing is free of charge.

    Fee comment

    Enrolled Patients      ACC
    Children 0-13 Free Free
    14-17 With Community Services Card $10.00 $10.00
    14-17 Without Community Services Card $12.00 $12.00
    18 and over With Community Services Card $19.50 $19.50
    18 and over Without Community Services Card $49.50 $45.50
     Casual/Non Enrolled Patients   ACC
    Children 0-5 $10.00 $10.00
    6-17 WIth Communtiy Services Card $25.00 $25.00
    6-17 Without Community Services Card $30.00 $30.00
    18+ With Community Services Card $63.50 $49.50
    18+ Without Community Services Card $78.50 $49.50

     

    ALL OVERSEAS VISITORS REGARDLESS OF AGE $78.50