Taabinga Family Practice offers you a wide range of holistic health services. With interests in early detection of skin cancer, excisions, mental health support and management, immunisations, health assessments, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander health and acute and chronic management of medical conditions.
Approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70. Non-melanoma skin cancer is more common in men, with almost double the incidence compared to women.
Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer (non-melanoma skin cancers are not notified to cancer registries), melanoma is the third most common cancer in Australians.
Our doctors have a keen interest and skill with the early detection of skin cancers. Excisions are scheduled and performed on site with great care and precision ensuring maximum outcomes.
With the expert hands of our nursing staff, any follow-up wound care and education is always available.
Our practice offers antenatal and infant care, giving expectant mothers the reassurance of continuity of care during pregnancy and followup post-natal care following the birth.
Whilst women’s health is available on a daily basis, we also have the great pleasure of having Women’s Health Nurse Marcia Hunt visit the practice once a month to perform pap smears and other women’s health needs.
We have the qualifications required for the insertion and removal of implanons.
A person’s mental health affects how they feel, think, behave and relate to others. Mental illness covers a spectrum of disorders that vary in how severe they are and how long they last.
Our doctors are proficient in managing a range of mental health issues of all complexities, they provide expert advice when considering the well-being of each patient and have the facility to provide continuity of care where required. Patients are assessed on and individual basis with a patient and or family-centred approach to their health needs.
Beverley Freebairn (Psychologist BAppSc GdipAppSc MAPS) works from our Practice on a monthly basis and is well recognised and respected for her work. As a psychologist, she works with youth, adults and couples. In conjunction with her practice, Beverley is a facilitator of Psycho-Education in the areas of anxiety, communicating effectively, handling conflict, assertiveness training, stress management, understanding personality/understanding others, change and adjustment, positive living, empowerment and self-esteem. Beverley is a strong believer of coaching in the group environment and focuses in the areas of relationship recovery and improvement. Beverley has a passion for teaching ‘life skills’ in an easy to learn and fun approach.
Mark Duffy (Mental Health Nurse) also works in the Practice every Tuesday.
One of the greatest needs of the elderly community is maintaining good health. According to the National Council on Ageing, about 92 percent of seniors have at least one chronic disease and 77 percent have at least two. Heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes are among the most common. At Taabinga Family Practice we provide our elderly patients who have chronic diseases with Allied Health assistance through personalised careplans. We empower and support our elderly patients to participate in health assessments to prevent illness and declining health.
During COVID our Doctors provide over the phone support for all routine consults, plus a wide range of other health services. If a script is required, it can be faxed, emailed or posted to you or your preferred pharmacy. To book a Telehealth appointment, you can call the Practice on 07 41623116. The doctor will then call you back at your scheduled appointment time.
Child & adolescent health
Women’s health, IUD’s and birth control, fertility and menopause
Implanon Insertion & Removal
Antenatal and postnatal care of mother
Asthma assessment & management
Diabetes assessment & management
Travel vaccinations and immunisations
Quit smoking programs
Sexual health & tests for sexually transmitted infections
High Blood Pressure
Nutrition & weight management
Drivers License Medicals
45-49 Year Health Checks
75 Year Health Assessment