General Medical Care

Lang Lang Community Family Medicine now offers you the convenience of many online services, including repeat prescriptions, test result follow ups, repeat referrals and online bookings with the doctor of your choice. Online appointments are completed free of charge, whilst the other services are charged a minimal administration fee of $25. Please note that in order to use these services, you must be an existing patient of the practice and must have been seen by a doctor in the last 6 months.

Minor Surgical Procedures

The doctors at Lang Lang Community can carry out minor procedures such as suturing, suture removal, excisions, biopsies, cast setting and removal, cryotherapy and wound management.

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Immunisations

Childhood Immunisations
Having your child immunised helps protect them against serious childhood diseases. The Victorian childhood immunisation schedule states which vaccines are due and at what age, and are routinely free of charge for all Victorian children under the national immunisation program.

Adult Immunisations
Lang Lang Community Family Medicine provides a number of adult vaccines. Vaccines can lower your chance of contracting certain diseases. They work with the body’s natural defences to safely develop immunity. You have a busy life and too much responsibility to risk getting sick. Vaccines can help you stay healthy so you don’t miss work and you have time for your family, friends and hobbies.

Travel Immunisations
Lang Lang Community Family Medicine provides detailed travel advice and have an extensive range of vaccinations including yellow fever. Yellow fever should be given 10 days prior to entering a country that requires the yellow fever certificate. Travel vaccine appointments should be made 4-6 weeks before departure as some vaccines require a number of doses that must be spaced out and given over time. Call ahead if you have any queries as to our stock of particular vaccines.

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Counselling

Mental health care plans are available to Medicare eligible patients who are experiencing emotional health problems. This entails a 30 minute appointment with your GP who will refer you to a psychologist of your choice. Within your mental health care plan you will receive 6 subsidized psychology consultations. If you require further sessions you will be able to come back to your GP for a review of your Mental Health Care Plan and receive a further 4 psychology visits. The total of subsidized visits a patient is eligible for per calendar year is 10.

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Women’s Health

We offer a range of services for women related to the following: Family Planning, Pregnancy and Maternity Care, Counselling, Osteoporosis, Menopause, cervical screening, Breast Checks & Mirena removal.

Implanon insertion and removal, Mirena
We provide Implanon insertion and removal. It is a highly effective, long-acting reversible contraceptive method, which is suitable for most women. Implanon appointments require an initial standard 15 minute consultation to discuss the procedure with your GP and a subsequent procedure appointment on an alternative day.

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Men’s Health

Common health concerns for Men who present at Lang Lang Community Family Medicine include: Prostate health, Penis problems, Sexual health, Male Pattern-Baldness, High Cholesterol & Depression. It is recommended that Men see their GP on an annual basis. 

Men have specific health needs that require attention at various points throughout their lifetime.

Men’s Health checks involve the prevention and early detection of common medical conditions

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Travel Health

Travel Medicine Advice for Australians Travelling Overseas

Australians travelling overseas, especially to developing countries, need to be vaccinated against a range of diseases. Illnesses may be caused by contaminated food or water, poor hygiene or infected insects. This is why we provide certain Australian travel medicine advice regarding a number of the common illnesses that you may encounter on your trips.

Things to remember while planning a trip overseas:

  • Ask your doctor if you need to be vaccinated
  • Make an appointment to discuss your travel plans several week before you leave
  • Most illness can be prevented by vaccinations and a little caution.
  • Vaccination for specific diseases.

Hepatitis A

  • This is the most common vaccine-preventable disease in travellers.
  • It is spread by contaminated food or water.
  • Symptoms include fever, lack of energy and jaundice.
  • Vaccination is safe and extremely effective.

Hepatitis B

  • This is spread by body fluid
  • Symptoms include fever, lack of energy (malaise) and jaundice (yellow skin colour).
  • Around half of all cases worldwide result in death.
  • Vaccination is safe and extremely effective.

Typhoid

  • This is common in developing countries.
  • Symptoms include fever, weakness, headache and sometimes a rash.
  • Vaccinations must be completed at least one week before travelling.

Rabies

  • This is common to North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
  • The cause is a virus passed on by a bite or scratch from an infected dog or any mammal that carries the virus.
  • Symptoms include headache and fever, then convulsions and death.
  • A three-dose vaccination is given over 3–4 weeks prior to travel.
  • All animal bites and scratches should be immediately and thoroughly washed with soap and water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Treatment after a bite from a possibly rabid animal involves a course of five vaccines and, if previously unvaccinated, an injection of immunoglobulin.

Meningococcal Meningitis

  • This is common in Africa.
  • The cause is a virus spread by aerosol droplets.
  • Symptoms include headache, fever, confusion and neurological damage.
  • Vaccination is a legal requirement for some countries.

Japanese Encephalitis

  • Common to China, Korea, the Indian subcontinent and South East Asia.
  • The cause is a virus spread by infected mosquitoes.
  • Symptoms include headache, fever, confusion and neurological damage.
  • Treatment can only ease the symptoms.
  • Three doses of vaccine are required well before you travel.

Yellow Fever

  • This is present in tropical South America and sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The cause is a virus spread by infected mosquitoes.
  • Symptoms include fever, headache, bloody vomiting, jaundice and death.
  • The vaccination gives immunity for around 10 years.
  • Vaccination is a legal requirement for some countries and certification can only be given by an authorised travel health clinic.
  •  Lang Lang Community Family Medicine will be able to direct you to the nearest authorised travel health clinic for this vaccination.

Ways to protect yourself from illness caused by contaminated food and water, or from mosquito or animal bites:

  • Don’t drink tap water (or have ice in drinks)
  • Don’t buy food from vendors on the street
  • Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants
  • Wear insect repellent
  • Stay away from animals

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Preventative Medicine

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Weight Management

If you have a problem with your health that relates to your diet, a dietitian can help. It’s important to know how to find a registered dietitian and what to expect when you make an appointment.

Dietitians must have a university degree in nutrition and dietetics, and must be accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Dietitians who meet strict criteria are eligible to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program. APD is the only credential for dietitians recognised by Medicare and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and many private health insurers.

What does a dietitian do?

Dietitians provide expert nutrition and diet advice for people of all ages. They can help if you have a food allergyhigh cholesteroldiabetescancer or gastrointestinal diseases, or if you are overweight or underweight. They can help with other health problems too.

In Australia, dietitians are different to nutritionists. Both are qualified to work in areas like public health, research and teaching, or in the food industry. Dietitians are also qualified to work in private medical practices, medical centres, or hospitals.

What to expect from a dietitian

A dietitian will ask questions about your health, what you want to achieve, and what you eat and drink.

They will give you feedback and advice on your diet and health condition. They will also help you set food-related goals.

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Skin Cancer Screening

At Lang Lang Community Family Medicine we strive for patient well-being and are commited to early detection and prevention of all skin cancers & melanomas. 

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Chronic Disease Management

If you have an ongoing medical condition you may be eligible for a Care Plan through Medicare. This provides you with 5 subsidized visits (Annually) to allied health practitioners i.e. dieticians, diabetes educators, podiatrists, chiropractors, osteopaths etc.

Care Plan Appointments:
Nurse – 45 Mins- The nursing staff will take an initial set of observations and draw up the care plan ready for the doctor to sign off.
Doctor – 15mins – Afterwards you will be required to see the doctor to read and sign off on the care plan for 15 mins