General Practice

Patients of all ages are welcome at the Seymour Medical Clinic. Our doctors and nurses are equipped to care for patients through childhood, adolescence, and on throughout life. Our doctors are Visiting Medical Officers at the Seymour Hospital and they can admit their own patients when hospitalisation is required. Our doctors also visit elderly patients living in supported accommodation at Barrabill House and Karingal Seymour. Home visits are not routine but may be arranged in special circumstances.

We aim to promote continuity of care and encourage patients to see the same doctor at each visit. By planning appointments this is usually possible. In acute situations, although your preferred doctor may not be available, we can usually offer you an alternative doctor. Longer appointments are available so please speak to our receptionist about your needs. If you or a family member requires an interpreter this can be arranged but we need to be advised in advance to make the arrangements. Some online appointments are also available and new patients are accepted at the clinic. The new patient form needs to be completed and it can be downloaded from this website.

The clinic offers mixed billing with bulk billing only for pensioners, health care card holders and children under 16 years. See fees and appointments.

When your doctor orders tests they will advise you when they expect results to arrive at the practice. Please contact us to check on your results. If you phone please do so after 11am.

Patients are expected to see a doctor for repeat prescription. Requests by phone will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

Our GPs do not provide routine medical care by phone and email. If you have an urgent question about your care, between appointments, please contact reception. The staff will take a message for your GP if required.

For emergencies at any time please call 000 for assistance. For information about after hours medical services please check our contacts page. Seymour GPs provide after hours care every day of the week through Seymour Hospital. See our contacts page.

General Services

The services available at the clinic cover the full range of general practice activities including check ups, family planning, Pap smears, counselling, vaccinations, nutritional advice, sports medicine, skin checks, chronic disease management, and minor surgery such as the stitching of cuts, removal of moles, sunspots and warts.

Pregnancy Care

Once a pregnancy is confirmed our doctors can refer you for delivery at Kilmore Hospital, or to other specialists or hospitals that are appropriate for you.

Children

Watching children grow, and caring for their health, is a joy for those who work at Seymour Medical Clinic. As we provide regular vaccinations and health checks for 4 year olds the team is also looking out for mum and dad and supporting them as they work to raise healthy, well adjusted young people.

As the children become adolescents many build trusting relationships with our team of doctors and nurses, turning to them for advice about the many health questions that can arise during this important period of change and development. We strive to be a youth friendly practice.

Practice Nurses

Our practice nurses work in the treatment room triaging patients, carrying out a variety of procedures, and assisting our doctors. Practice nurse are also involved in health assessments and planning for chronic disease managment.

Diabetes Prevention and Management

Seymour Medical Clinic has a strong focus on diabetes prevention and care. Patients over 40 years are encouraged to take the diabetes risk assessment. Those who score 12 or more are then tested to exclude diabetes. If diabetes is not present patients are offered the opportunity to work on their risk factors through one to one and group programs.

Where diabetes is present patients are assisted to develop effective self-management strategies drawing on the support of allied health services.

Chronic Disease Management

The staff at Seymour Medical Clinic work to provide wide ranging support to patients with chronic disease. Spirometry is available for the assessment of lung function and the Dexa van visits threee times each year to provide bone density scanning. Self management strategies are encouraged where possible.

Care for senior citizens

Patients aged 75 and over are encouraged to participate in a free annual health assessment which includes a home visit by the practice nurse. The aim of this service is to assist people in this age group to continue living independently with the best possible quality of life. Where additional services may be of assistance the practice nurse will arrange appropriate referrals.

Women’s health

Women’s health has a high priority in the clinic. Pap smears are performed by doctors.

Travel health

We are an accredited travel clinic  providing a complete range of travel vaccinations and travel health care services to individuals, families, corporate and aid groups. The goal of the travel doctor is to protect the travel health of all of our travellers, providing specific updated advice and information for the traveller.

Telehealth

Telehealth allows patients to speak with a medical specialist located in another town, using internet communications provided by the Seymour Medical Clinic. Patients benefit from savings in the time and cost of travel. The specialties currently participating include psychiatry, epileptology, urology, cardiology, and sleep physician, with plans for more to come.

Employment medical checks

Medical employment checks including spriometry, audiology, ECGs, drug and alcohol screens, are available at the clinic. Dr Dwyer and Dr Godwin are qualified to perform aviation medicals.

Sleep Studies

 If your doctor refers you for a sleep study, equipment for sleep studies can be obtained from the clinic so that you can do the test in  your own home.

Closing the Gap

Seymour Medical Clinic is participating in the Closing the Gap program. The program aims to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians better manage their health. Please speak to Sandy of nurse Di if you need more information.

Refugee Health Assessments

A refugee health assessment is available for children, adolescents and adults from a refugee background, including people seeking asylum. Interpreter services can be arranged upon request.

Medical Specialists

Cardiology

Dr Nilesh Mehta visits once a month on a Monday. Private billing – payment required on the day.  EFTPOS available, cash or cheque. To make an appointment please contact Dr Mehta’s rooms on 9468 0490.  GP referral is required.

Echocardiogram

A technician is available every fortnight to carry out echocardiograms. Patient referrals go to  FAX 9002 8299. A receptionist will then call the patient to make an appointment. If the matter is urgent the patient may be offered an alternative venue.

Epileptology

Patients with epilepsy can consult with Professor Terence O’Brien using telehealth, after visiting Melbourne for an initial meeting. Please call the Clinic on 5792 1222 for further information. GP referral required.

General Surgery

Ms Betty Lai visits 2 weekly on a Wednesday.  Private billing applies.  Please contact her rooms on 9466 8875 to make an appointment. GP referral required.

Paediatrician

Dr Raj Khillan visits Seymour Medical Clinic monthly on a Tuesday. For appointments please call his rooms on 9367 8626. GP referral required.

Dr Raj Khillan is a Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in: Neonatology Tongue Tie & Lip Tie snipping; Unsettled Babies; Behavioural and Sleep issues; Autism, Aspergers Syndrome and ADHD assessments and treatment; Growth & development issues; Continence problems-Constipation & Enuresis; Eczema and other allergies; Acute paediatrics; General Child and adolescent health.

Public Hospital attachment: Sunshine Hospital and Werribee Mercy Hospital

Ear Nose & Throat

Dr Muthu Subramaniyan, ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon consults once a month at Seymour Medical Clinic.  Private billing applies.  Please contact his rooms on 0481 991 628 to make an appointment.  GP referral required.

Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Arvind Jain operates at Seymour Hospital and visits Seymour Medical Clinic once a month. Private billing applies.  Please contact his rooms on 9650 7828 for an appointment. GP referral required.

Pain Specialist

Gavin Weekes attends Seymour Medical Clinic monthly on a Thursday. For an appointment please call his rooms on 8862 0000 .GP referral required.

Colorectal Surgeon

Paul Simpson visits  monthly on a Monday. For appointments please call his rooms on 9509 5592. GP referral required.

Telepsychiatry is also available for patients who are managed in general practice and for whom the opinion of a psychiatrist would be beneficial. Appointments are arranged by a GP. Consultations are bulk billed.

Patients of Dr Polonowita are also able to meet with him using telehealth facilities at Seymour Medical Clinic.

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Pathology

Pathology

General pathology services are available at Seymour Medical Clinic. Australian Clinicalabs (previously known as Healthscope pathology) is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm (closed for lunch 1-1.30). For information call 5792 1022 or visit the company web site.

What is DNA Dose?

DNAdose is a once off, pharmacogenomic test that identifies gene variants in four major enzyme systems and how these genes metabolise commonly prescribed medications.

Put simply, DNAdose identifies how your individual genetic structure will respond to medication so your doctor can prescribe the most suitable medication at the right dosage for your body.

Seymour Medical Clinic can arrange for any interested person to take this test.The test is not subsidised by Medicare but some workcover and DVA patients may access the test at no cost.

For information about the test vist the web site – DNA dose.

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Allied Health

Closing the Gap

The Closing the Gap project aims to reduce the life expectancy gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information speak to Sandy at reception. You can read more at the following web link.

The Hearing Club

The Hearing Club services are available at Seymour Medical Clinic every Tuesday.

Osteopathy

Scott Allen visits every Wednesday.  Please contact Scott on 0407 355 694 for an appointment. Tara visits every Monday and Friday.  Please contact Tara on 0435 159 025 for an appointment.

Physiotherapy

Goulburn Physiotherapy is located opposite Seymour Medical Clinic. For more information contact Brent Davies, on 57923234 or 0488 488 172.

Podiatry

Step Forward Podiatry is consulting at the Seymour Medical Clinic four days each week.  The podiatry team includes Nathan, Chamith (Chum), Laura and Rhys. Please contact the Clinic on 5771 1228 to make an appointment.

Psychology / Counselling

Marc Lezon – Psychologist.  Consults on Wednesdays and Fridays at Seymour Medical Clinic.  Please contact Marc directly on 0448 195 108 for appointment information.

Open Arms

Open Arms is a counselling service for veterans and their families. A counsellor visits Seymour Medical Clinic every Tuesday and Wednesday. There are  many veterans who need assistance because of their war experiences. They may suffer from ongoing personal, health and relationship difficulties because of these experiences and, perhaps, an unsatisfactory homecoming.The effects of a veteran’s stress and readjustment difficulties are felt most strongly by family and close friends, so we encourage veterans and family members to use the service. Your doctor can ring the service on your behalf or you can self-refer. Open Arms telephone number is a 24 hour service which includes Country Veterans and out of hours CRISIS assistance. To contact a counsellor or make an appointment for Seymour call 1800 00-011-046. More information is available on their website

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