Men’s Health

Common health concerns for Men who present at Mid Valley 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

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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Kid’s Health

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Geriatric Medicine

Quality medical care in all areas of family practice including, childhood vaccinations, travel vaccinations, women’s and men’s health checks, family shared antenatal care, examinations.

Surgical procedures such as removal of lumps and bumps, toenail surgery, wound repair, and treatment of skin cancer.

We have nursing support, onsite pathology and pharmacy services.

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ECG

Our friendly nursing staff are able to perform ECG’s on site for your convenience.

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Mental Health

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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Onsite Pathology

Melbourne Pathology is open from 8am – 4:30pm Monday- Friday in MidValley Family Medicine, Shop 59 in Mid Valley Shopping Centre. You do not require an appointment for pathology.

If you have enquires regarding Melbourne Pathology, please contact: (03) 9525 2314

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Preventative Health

We are an accredited Yellow Fever vaccine provider. You will need to see our accredited doctor Dr Karen Langston for administration of this vaccine. The yellow fever vaccine will attract an out of pocket cost of $105 to cover the cost of the vaccine.

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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 travelers.
  • 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.
  • Alphington Medical Centre 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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Bulk Billing

We are an accredited Yellow Fever vaccine provider. You will need to see our accredited doctor Dr Karen Langston for administration of this vaccine. The yellow fever vaccine will attract an out of pocket cost of $105 to cover the cost of the vaccine.

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Minor Surgery

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

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Skin Cancer Screening

We are an accredited Yellow Fever vaccine provider. You will need to see our accredited doctor Dr Karen Langston for administration of this vaccine. The yellow fever vaccine will attract an out of pocket cost of $105 to cover the cost of the vaccine.

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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

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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
Mid Valley 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
Mid Valley 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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Audiometry

We are an accredited Yellow Fever vaccine provider. You will need to see our accredited doctor Dr Karen Langston for administration of this vaccine. The yellow fever vaccine will attract an out of pocket cost of $105 to cover the cost of the vaccine.

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