Browns Plains Family Practice Services
We cater to the health needs of all your family. Here are some of our main services.
Your GP can help you stay independent for longer and to live with dignity. We can help with issues such as incontinence, mobility, falls, or declining memory. Many assessments, treatments and medicines for older people are subsidised by the government. Just ask your GP.
Many people self-diagnose allergies and self-medicate or change their diets, without seeing an allergy specialist. Our GPs offer accurate diagnosis of allergies using reviews of your medical history, physical examinations and testing, such as skin prick tests.
The purpose of antenatal care is to improve the health and wellbeing of mum and baby and should begin before pregnancy. Our GPs provide support and guidance every steps of the way. The health of both mum and baby is monitored through regular examinations, screening tests and ultrasounds.
GP Management Plans are comprehensive, long-term care plans, made just for you if you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arthritis, stroke, cancer and chronic pain. Our GPs will manage and coordinate the ongoing care you receive from all your healthcare providers.
Feeling tired or lacking energy? You may be iron deficient. In some cases taking iron supplements orally isn’t effective or can’t be tolerated. Our GPs can offer iron infusions (IVs) directly into your blood stream.
Our GPs provide healthcare that focuses on your physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing. Integrative Medicine combines western and evidence-based complementary medicine and therapies to achieve the best of health.
Speak to your GP if you’re struggling to cope, feeling low or anxious. Our GPs can assess your condition and may provide therapy and treatment. Our GPs also support people with dependence or addiction problems.
Employers may require health screening. Our GPs provide pre-employment health assessments including hearing, vision and fitness tests. Blood and urine tests can also be arranged. Injured at work? Your medical expenses and wages may be covered under workers compensation and WorkCover.
Our GPs have additional training and experience to assess, diagnose and treat skin cancers. We use special equipment including dermatoscopes and photographic monitoring of skin lesions to assess your skin. We can sometimes treat pre-cancerous lesions and early skin cancers with non-surgical treatments. The surgical services we provide include biopsies, excisions, cryotherapy and curettage of superficial skin lesions. When necessary, our GPs will also perform skin flaps and grafts.
Perform your best with the help of your GP. We not only treat injuries but offer advice on physical fitness, exercise, nutrition planning and rehabilitation.
Our GPs offer education and advice to minimise health risks while travelling and provide medications and immunisations. Common requirements are prevention of malaria or altitude sickness, treatments for diarrhoea and allergies.
Your weight is impacted on by a range of complex factors including early life, genetics, diet and activity levels. Staying a healthy weight will reduce your risk of serious long-term complications. Our GPs will look at your medical history, recommend suitable, long-term strategies and refer to other healthcare providers such as dieticians. Please consult your GP before embarking on a weight loss program, especially if you are on medication or have other health issues.
Our GPs help women at every stage of life including contraception, cervical screening, sexual problems, pregnancy, ovarian cysts, period problems and menopause.
Vasectomies are available at Browns Plains Family Practice. Dr Burns has performed over 1000 no-scalpel, open-ended vasectomies. Vasectomies are minimally invasive and performed under local anaesthetic, designed to improve patient acceptability and reduce operating time and complications.
Comfort and privacy is a priority for Dr Burns and the procedure will be performed in a dedicated operating room with qualified nursing assistants and ultimate privacy. Vasectomy procedures are performed at a competitive price and the initial consultation is bulk billed.