General Practice Facility
At O’Connell Street, doctor is more than a GP. They’re part of a full service and exceptionally equipped General Practice.
Our mission is to provide the highest standard of health care for all our clients. We offer a personal, caring and professional approach, and we are committed to promoting optimum health, wellbeing and disease prevention. We do not discriminate in the provision of excellent care and we treat all patients with dignity and respect.
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At different stages of life, women have particular health needs. At O’Connell St Medical Centre we understand there is no one quite like you, with your unique requirements. We offer a choice of female doctors and male doctors to keep you informed and provide the best care whether you’re starting menstruation, planning a family, going through menopause, or facing illness.
Our Doctors recognise that not all 2 men are the same. We all need to look after our health and we all have different needs. Having a regular check up, not ignoring those symptoms or simply having a chat with your GP can be enough to really make a difference to your overall health and wellbeing. Make an appointment with one of our GPs who have a specialist interest in men’s health for a tailored discussion and take control of your health journey.
Cryosurgery is a procedure where extreme cold is applied to destroy diseased or damaged tissues and cells. Cryosurgery can be done on the skin to treat cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions.
Pap Smear Clinic
All women should have 1 pap test between the age of 20-24 and between the ages of 25-74 should have a Pap test (cervical screening) every two years even if they have had the cervical cancer vaccine.
A Pap test is a quick and simple way to check for changes to the cells in the cervix (90% of women who have cervical cancer either haven’t had a Pap test or not had a regular Pap test).
O’Connell St Medical Centre offers a Pap smear clinic Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. Patients can see our female GPs until 2pm each day or, for other times, visit any GP currently on call.
Please note: Pap tests require a longer consultation – let reception know at the time of booking.
An ECG is a medical test that can detect abnormal heart rhythms and conditions such as heart attacks, damaged or inflamed heart muscle, enlarged hearts, and congenital abnormalities. During an ECG, small sensor pads are attached to the chest, arms and legs. These sensors detect and transmit the heart’s electrical activity and records this for the doctor to assess. An ECG only takes a few minutes; it is a quick, painless, non-invasive procedure.
Antenatal, Post Natal & Baby Health
When you are pregnant it is important to take good care of your own health and see your doctor regularly so you can ensure the best health for you and your developing baby. A healthy pregnancy sets your baby up for a healthier life, and helps you adapt to the demands on your body and to maintain optimum health and wellbeing – physically and mentally.
When your baby arrives, our doctors and staff assess and monitor your baby’s progress and milestones, as well as support you as you adjust to motherhood.
Health Assessments & Care Plans
Health assessments can be beneficial at any stage in life to assess physical, mental, sexual health and overall wellbeing. Book a comprehensive health assessment today, and start on the path to optimum quality of life. A longer appointment may be needed – check with reception when you book your appointment.
Immunisations protect children and adults from a number of harmful and potential deadly diseases. Immunisation is available for diseases such as whooping cough, tetanus, measles, mumps, polio, hepatitis B, rubella, diphtheria and haemophilus influenza.
Lung Function Tests
A lung function test is a breathing test to check how well your lungs are working. A Lung Function Test can assess how conditions such as asthma affect your breathing.
If you are planning to travel overseas, talk to one of our doctors for the most up-to-date information about the vaccinations and medications relevant to your travel destination. Some vaccinations have to be given within strict timeframes prior to travel, so see us today and ensure your maximum protection.
You may sometimes need a doctor’s letter to support having specific medications on your person while you travel. We can assist you with this. Our travel consultation provides you with all the information you need to prepare for your journey, so you can have the confidence and peace of mind to enjoy your travel. O’Connell St Medical Centre is also Yellow Fever accredited.
Corporate Health & Wellness
Working in the high-pressure corporate environment can be stressful and it takes a toll on the physical and mental health of employees and managers. At O’Connell St Medical Centre we can provide your company with illness prevention (such as on-site flu vaccinations, travel vaccinations, occupational health and injury prevention) as well as health promotion and education strategies. Talk to one of our receptionists today on (02) 9241 1577 for further information.
As much as we love our sun-kissed lifestyle, living under the Australian sun can damage our skin. The most effective way to limit the risk of skin cancer is through prevention, early detection and regular check-ups. Our doctors are experienced in a wide variety of skin disorders and can advise you on the best possible care of your skin. We provide mole checks and skin cancer checks. We also offer a range of minor skin procedures from removal of skin lesions to skin peels and Botox injections. A number of our general practitioners have a special interest in dermatology, skin-related conditions and ways to keep skin looking good and optimally healthy.
At O’Connell St Medical Centre we understand both woman and men have questions and can experience a lot of emotion around family planning. This includes contraception, fertility, sexually transmitted diseases, miscarriage, termination, sexual function, and the impact other diseases can have on sexual health, impotence, libido and pregnancy. Our doctors understand, we listen and we care, and we’re highly skilled to guide you through this stage in life.
Orthotics treatments can be used to help manage spinal, postural and muscle-related conditions. Issues that impact on the movement and position of the foot plays a role in plantar pain, leg muscle pain, flat feet and posture problems. Make an appointment with Dr Butterworth for an assessment (longer appointment time is required).
Sexual & Reproductive Health
It can sometimes be awkward or worrying to discuss sexual and reproductive health. Our doctors and nurses listen to your needs and treat you with the utmost respect, privacy and confidentiality. At O’Connell St Medical Centre we aim to be informative and to put your mind at rest. Whether you’re planning a family, seeking advice on fertility, contraception, impotence, libido or sexually transmitted diseases, talk to one of our doctors today.
Our qualified physiotherapists (previously of Quaytherapy) specialise in the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injury, chronic pain management, occupational health and safety, functional recovery, corporate wellness, as well as rehabilitation of both compensable and non-compensable injury.
Chronic Disease Management
Chronic disease management plans are used in the care of chronic and complex medical conditions including asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and musculoskeletal conditions. Our doctors and staff have a strong focus on early detection and prevention, and work with you to plan and coordinate care to ensure optimal health and wellbeing.
Smoking – We are committed to preventative medicine and health promotion, and can assist you with a variety of quit-smoking strategies. We acknowledge the journey to smoke-free living is different for everyone, so talk to our doctors to devise the best plan to support a successful outcome for you.
Blood pressure – People can have high blood pressure without knowing it. If high blood pressure remains undetected over time, it can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Reducing blood pressure can lower these risks, and treatment does not always require medication. All adults should have their blood pressure checked annually – or more frequently if there is a history of high blood pressure.
Diabetes is a common disorder which often goes undetected while causing damage to your vision and vital organs. Ask your doctor about diabetes risks and testing – especially if there is a history of diabetes in your family.
Whether you’re recovering from injury, a fall, an operation, or trying to regain conditioning or maintain optimal functioning, we can help you. Our team include doctors and qualified physiotherapists who specialise in the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injury, occupational health and safety, chronic pain management, functional recovery, as well as rehabilitation of both compensable and non-compensable injury.
Minor Surgical Procedures
Minor procedures can be done onsite at O’Connell St Medical Centre, avoiding the hassle of waiting in emergency rooms or hospitals. Minor procedures include the removal of skin tags, warts, and moles; suturing of superficial lacerations; and the removal of small cysts and growths. Please contact our reception staff to enquire about costs and appointment length.
Psychologist / Mental Health Services
Psychological services provide strategies to help people be more effective in their daily lives and to promote good mental health and relationships. Our Clinical Psychologist integrates science, theory and clinical knowledge to help clients understand, prevent and effectively manage psychologically-based distress.
Psychology services include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a variety of empirically validated treatment techniques including, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema therapy and mindfulness based therapies.
O’Connell St Medical Centre provides a pathology service onsite.
If you have had a blood test, you will most likely require a follow-up consultation so the doctor can discuss the results with you. This helps ensure you understand the test results and allows the doctor to provide clear instructions if there’s a change in the course of your treatment. In the interest of privacy, test results can only be given to the client themselves.
Pre-Employment & Insurance Medicals
In today’s work culture, the use of employment medicals is more common than ever before. Some employers require staff to have a full medical prior to commencing work, to assess your capacity to perform the inherent requirements of the job. Employers will often have their own pro-forma checklist.
The team at O’Connell St Medical Centre carry out medicals for pre-employment and can provide medicals required for insurance purposes. If you need a medical for your particular situation, talk with one of our doctors today. A longer appointment may be required for more in-depth medicals. Please advise reception when making a booking.