Tasmanian Family Medical
1-3 Reeve St South Burnie TAS 7320
Patients have their own GPs.
When your own Doctor is not available, cover will be provided by another GP within the Practice.
The traditional part of the Practice will focus on preventative medicine.
Conveniently located next to Bunnings Warehouse, Tasmanian Family Medical is located in South Burnie, on the eastern edge of Burnie, on the North West coast of Tasmania.
With 20,000 residents, Burnie enjoys a dynamic cultural environment.
Our heritage listed building but modern practice offers spacious free parking, 15 large consults room all with natural light (some with astonishing sea views, 3 dedicated nurse consult room, 1 procedure room, 1 large emergency room, conference room overlooking the sea, modern reception and Practice Managers office, 2 extra large waiting areas, large space for a gym or similar, extra large staff room to encourage all onsite services to enjoy a meal breaks together.
The ex Australian Pulp and Paper Mill administration building is quite iconic to Burnie, with many residents and their families having worked for the APPM in their earlier days. We are currently sourcing old photos and memorabilia of the APPM in its hay day for display in our practice as a living gallery/ museum.
We warmly encourage all residents to come along as a visitor and register as a new patient of our exciting new practice in South Burnie.
Family Medicine is comprehensive primary healthcare provided for individuals and families across all ages, genders, diseases and conditions. Care is provided on a continuing basis with an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion. Your family doctor is an important part of helping manage your family’s health and wellbeing.
Women’s healthcare may include but is not limited to regular PAP screening, breast checks, referral for mammography, family planning options, fertility counselling and management of menopause. Lifestyle plays an important role in all women’s lives, with healthcare focused on prevention to maintain optimum health.
Men’s healthcare may include but is not limited to prostate screening, family planning options, screening pathology tests and sexual health. Lifestyle plays an important role in all men’s lives and with healthcare focused on prevention to maintain optimum health.
A holistic approach to healthcare is important including physical, social, spiritual and mental health. Mental healthcare may include but is not limited to medication management, regular counselling, referral to allied health providers as well as preparation and ongoing management of GP mental healthcare plans.
Immunisation protects against a range of preventable diseases and infections. Childhood immunisations, catch up immunisations, travel immunisations and occupational health immunisations are amongst the range of immunisations provided.
It is important to be aware of the latest WHO (World Health Organisation) recommendations for travel to any part of the world. Travel medicine has a focus on health promotion and may include travel vaccinations, up to date travel information, malaria prevention, education and awareness of the local culture or region to help prevent accidents and injuries.
Both amateur and professional athletes may require treatment by a doctor specialising in sports medicine in order to optimise performance. Sports medicine may include but is not limited to treatment and prevention of injuries, physical fitness, exercise as well as nutrition planning and rehabilitation.
Chronic Disease and GP Managed Care Plans
Comprehensive and individualised care plan can ensure that all aspects of chronic disease are managed including goals to achieve optimal health. Chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain are amongst the most common conditions that can be supported with the help of a care plan. Please ask your doctor if you are elligible for a care plan.
Health Assessments for over 75’s
A comprehensive annual health check is recommended for all people aged over 75 to identify any health issues and optimise quality of life. Areas assessed may include but are not limited to lifestyle, mobility, medication, nutrition, exercise, safety in the home, care arrangements and support networks.
Occupational Medicine and WorkCover Consultations
Some occupations have increased risk of injury or illness, and doctors specialising in occupational medicine aim to ensure that high standards of health and safety at work are maintained. Occupational medicine may include but is not limited to treatment, management and prevention of injuries, return to work planning, pre-employment medicals and WorkCover consultations.
Registrations & Accreditations
⦁ AGPAL - currently registered
⦁ AHPRA registration
⦁ Australian Association of Practice Managers
⦁ AHPRA registration
⦁ GP Supervisor – GPTT - pending
⦁ Registrar Supervisor – GPTT - pending
Health Recruitment Plus (GP Workforce)
UTAS Rural Clinical School
Primary Health Network
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
The District Nurses