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OUR SERVICES & TREATMENTS

There are a wide range of services that we provide just for you to keep you healthy on the inside and looking your best on the outside.

For more detailed information, please give a call or send us an email.

Check out our Skin and Cosmetics Clinic!

Cosmetics Procedures

You deserve to feel rejuvenated and you deserve to look the way you want Please call to book a consultation
  • Toxin - Filler - Microneedling - Microdermabrasion - Peels.
  • All procedures are carried out by qualified and experienced Cosmetic Physicians and Nurses..
  • Safety and results are our priority.
  • Call us to make an appointment.

Specialities

At the Local Doctor (Diamond Creek) we provide all general practice cares and have many allied health working with us including psychology and physiotherapy

We have special interests in;

  • Childhood medicine (Paediatrics)
  • Implanon
  • Urgent Care
  • Injuries/Sports medicine
  • Cosmetic medicine
  • Skin cancer checks and treatment

We also provide:

  • IUD
  • Circumcisions
  • Skin cancer checks and treatment
  • Cosmetic medicine
  • General Medicine and Family medicine
  • Urgent care – especially injuries, cuts
  • Skin cancer checks and treatment
  • Cosmetic medicine – Anti-wrinkle treatments, skin peels, fillers
  • Women’s health – very experienced and caring female nurse available for pap smears
  • Immunisations
  • Onsite pathology collection (currently mornings Monday – Friday)
  • WorkCover and TAC care
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Taxi drivers license medicals
  • Travel advice and vaccines
  • Health assessments
  • Minor procedures
  • Psychologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist

Vaccines

Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease is an illness that caused by a gram negative bacteria Neisseria meningitides. It tends to cause two different illnesses - meningitis and sepsis.

Meningitis is inflammation of the covering of the brain (called the meninges). Its' symptoms include fever, headache, neck stiffness sensitivity to light (photosensitivity), nausea and vomiting.

Sepsis is when a bacterial infection spreads through the blood. Symptoms can include aches and pains, light-headedness, joint pains, nausea and vomiting. In many cases patients go on to develop a rash that does not blanch with pressure (a "petechial rash") but this is not always the case, especially in the early stages of illness.

Meningococcal disease is deadly unless caught very early. The biggest problem with catching this illness early is that its initial symptoms can be easily confused with the common viral flu.

Vaccines against meningitis

There are 13 different types of meningococcal bacteria. Luckily only 5 cause the majority of disease.

A B C W(135) Y

Children already receive a meningococcal C vaccination with their standard childhood vaccinations in Victoria (Menitorix)

Meningococcal B is the next most common cause of meningococcal disease. For several years a vaccine called "Bexsero" has been available. It is effective and we generally recommend it for all children. It is unfortunately not funded by the government. The price is generally $100 - $120 per dose (from your local pharmacy), and dependent on age up to 3 doses may be required.

The next most common strains to cause problems in Australia are A, W(135) and Y. These are generally combined in a shot of "ACW(135)Y". Several brand names for this exist - mainly Menactra, Menveo and Nimenrix. It is completely safe to have this shot even though you or your child may have already had Meningococcal C shot as part of normal immunisations.

Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Ireland (among many others) currently provide this immunisation for free as part of a standard regime. Currently Victoria does not. Speak to your doctor about the pros and cons of getting the ACWY shot for your child.

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