Medical services for all stages of your life, with all its ups and downs

At Dickson General Practice we pride ourselves on employing doctors with a range of specialities and interests. This allows us to offer a comprehensive service for all your medical needs. Our wholistic approach takes into account your physical, mental, social and spiritual needs - all vital elements of your overall health.

How can we help? Our services include:

(Please click on any box below for more information)

EMERGENCY?

EMERGENCY - CALL “000” immediately and ask for AMBULANCE


APPOINTMENTS

SICK? Ring for an appointment - 02 6247 5833 or even better- use our convenient online booking system
If we are unable to give you a normal appointment on the day and you believe you are too sick to wait, please be sure to discuss this with the receptionist. We can then assess whether an urgent appointment is appropriate for you.


AFTER HOURS?

Ring CALMS on 1300 422 567


HOME VISITS

These take a long time, so we reserve them for members of our practice only, and only after discussing the case on the phone.


CHECK UP?

SCHEDULE - We have a Schedule for Check-ups depending on your age and current health conditions. Ask us.

Prevention is the best medicine in most situations. 

We don’t want you to be too anxious, but we do want you to value your health. When you don’t have your health, nothing else counts for much.


UNSURE

Good idea to ask someone who knows!


WORRIED / ANXIOUS?

Talking to a health professional can help you see things more clearly. The time and effort spent is well worth it.

If you have ONGOING ANXIETY  we can refer you to a psychologist.

If there is something you can’t talk about to anyone else, professional confidentiality is assured. On the other hand if someone is threatened with danger we must take appropriate action.


DEPRESSED?

We take this very seriously and so should you. Depression can be deadly!

We use Psychological Therapy and Medications as needed. If you know someone who is depressed you should do all you can to get them to see a Doctor or Psychologist? ASAP!

If they won’t go for help – Talk to your Doctor about it!


CONCERNED

When there’s something that you can’t talk about to anyone else - Confidentiality is our Profession. But when there is possibility of danger to someone else, we have to take appropriate professional action.


ADDICTION

It’s hard to admit to being in such a trap, but it’s all too common. Between 10-20% of Australians are affected! Better take action sooner rather than later. We have expertise in this area.

You could take THE ALCOHOL QUESTIONNARE. You could think about how much you spend per week or year? (The average smoker spends $300,000 in a lifetime)


SCRIPTS and CERTIFICATES

We have a daily SCRIPT and CERTIFICATE CLINIC
Sorry we can’t extend such an appointment to other matters on these occasions.


CHILDREN

6 week baby checks, immunisations, Developmental assessments are a very common part of our daily practice.

We can give you right advise if you have concerns regarding  feeding,  bed wetting, sleep problems just to mention a few. Dr. Pillalamarry has a special interest in Paediatrics with over 5 years of work in Department of Paediatrics at Canberra Hospital, Childrens Hospital of Westmead and Neonatology.  


INFANT CIRCUMCISION

Infant Circumcision is performed at DGP weekly. The age range is 1 week to 6 weeks of age (approx.). Our technique is safe and professional with very few problems post-surgery over many 100s of cases. If you live in Canberra it's best for us to see your son before the scheduled surgery day. If you live out of town we’ll schedule an initial consultation and operation on the same day.


TRAVEL MEDICINE

TRAVEL IMMUNISATION - We cater for OVERSEAS TRAVEL.

Q: When is the best time to start immunisation?
A: 3 months before you travel. This allows enough time to complete an immunisation course

Q: When is the next best time to start travel immunisation?
A: Today!


YOUR FUTURE HEALTH

Plan your health! We may be able to direct you.


FAMILY PLANNING?

It is best to have your baby when you  and your partner are ready for it . We can advise you on the right choice of contraception for you, provide prenatal and antenatal care when you need it.


AGED CARE

As healthcare in Australia improves, the population of elderly increases. We realise the need to provide more timely, preventative and wholesome medical care to those who are vulnerable to chronic conditions. As part of our preventative care, Aged Care Health Assessment is done for our patients over 75. This is a Free Commonwealth Government funded initiative.

Our PRACTICE NURSE will arrange for you to visit us and will make an assessment of your health  to see if there are additional measures that can be provided to help you to be safe and healthy in your own home.

We can arrange for an Aged Care Assessment Team to visit you to assess you for funding for ASSISTANCE PACKAGES (e.g Nursing, Home Help etc.) to enable you to do well at home.

For entry to an AGED CARE FACILITY, an ACAT Assessment is essential. There is a waiting time for these so it’s best to get it done before time is too pressing.


NURSING HOME CARE

We do visit our patients in NURSING HOMES as we are committed to continuing care. We are also happy to take over new nursing home patients, but before contracting to take on new patients we need to interview the responsible family members to inform you of our processes and conditions. 


SURGERY

SKIN CANCER - We are able to professionally surgically remove most small skin cancers. Our costs and availability are very economical. We refer to Plastic Surgeons when appropriate.
SKIN CHECKS for Cancer - Book for a skin check at a normal appointment time (15 mins). Depending on your skin type and exposure we will advise you on an ongoing skin check schedule. We can attend to Pre-malignant lesions on the day.

LACERATIONS - Many of these can be attended to at DGP.

LUMPS and BUMPS - If you are concerned we can advise you.

DRESSINGS - Our NURSE will attend to these under medical supervision. Request an appointment today to see how you can improve or maintain your health with our friendly, diverse team.


SKIN CHECKS

SKIN CHECKS for Cancer - Book for a skin check at a normal appointment time (15 mins). Depending on your skin type and exposure we will advise you on an ONGOING SKIN CHECK SCHEDULE. We can attend to Pre-malignant lesions on the day.



CONSULTATION COST

DGP FEE SCHEDULE


Item #

Type

Amount

03

(Script)

ALL

CHILDREN under 12 years PENSIONERS 65 +

$30

NO GAP

23

(15 min)

Standard Consultation

PRIVATE

HEALTH CARE CARD

PENSION CARD

CHILDREN under 12 years PENSIONERS 65 +

$75

$60

$50

NO GAP

36

(20 + min)

PRIVATE

HEALTH CARE CARD

PENSION CARD

CHILDREN under 12 years PENSIONERS 65 +

$110

$90

$80

NO GAP


44

(40 + min)

PRIVATE

HEALTH CARE CARD

PENSION CARD

CHILDREN under 12 years PENSIONERS 65 +

$170

$125

$120

NO GAP