Our professional team of General Practitioners aim to provide a comprehensive range of professional health care services in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Services Include:
Our family medicine practitioners provide comprehensive care to all members of the family regardless of age or gender. We’re here to help you from your first step to your last.
We provide a full range of women’s health services. This includes:
- Pap Tests
- Cervical cancer vaccinations
- Clinical breast examinations
- Sexual health services
- Period problems and menstrual advice
- Fertility investigation
- Iron infusion therapy
- Contraception advice and insertion/removal
- Pregnancy preparation and assistance
- Relationship concerns
We’re here to help you, regardless of what your health status may be or what challenges may be facing you. With an assortment of allied health professionals working from our clinic, we can assist with a wide range of issues from psychological to physiological.
Our family planning services cover contraception, education and support through all stages of your family planning life. We can help out prior to you starting a family and ensure that you are prepared for all eventualities.
We offer vaccination services for both children and adults, covering all the relevant childhood vaccinations (for all age groups) as well as a range of vaccination options for adults.
Skin cancer is no laughing matter. Around two in three Australians will receive a diagnosis of skin cancer by the time they reach 70 years old. It’s a widespread health concern and yet too few take it seriously.
At Carina Medical, we take skin cancer very seriously. Our comprehensive skin checks can help identify skin cancer before it becomes too advanced and presents a challenge for treatment.
Around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancer is skin cancer, and the vast majority are caused by sun exposure. If you live an outdoors lifestyle and spend a lot of time in the sun, you may be at greater risk than others for developing skin cancer.
Regular skin checks can help you reduce your risk of developing serious skin cancers, as we can identify it early and act sooner rather than later. Next time you’re booking a checkup or other appointment, ask about getting yourself in for a skin check.
Regular checkups are critical for good health. All men need to ensure that they stay on top of their health and have a good idea of their health status, at all stages of life.
One of the major stressors that face men is stress, whether related to family, work or finances. At Carina Medical Centre, we have general practitioners that are very attuned to the stressors that affect men and can help you develop coping mechanisms and find ways to manage stress to avoid it getting on top of you.
Men over 40 in particular need to be acutely aware of their health. Between the ages of 45 and 64 year of age it is particularly important for men to pay close attention to their bodies and consult with their GP regularly. This is a risky time period for men, and it pays to have regular skin checks, diabetes risk assessments, prostate checks, mental health checkups and general lookovers.
Iron infusion therapy is usually recommended for people suffering from iron deficiency, however they can be appropriate for a range of other purposes. Visit our iron infusions page to learn more.
We can conduct minor excisions of cysts, small masses and cancers on some parts of the body. It depends entirely on the excision being made, your specific circumstances and the results of any previous examination or diagnosis. Come in for a consultation and chat to us to see whether we can help.
How to Choose a GP
All our general practitioners in Brisbane have many years of experience working with local patients and participating in their community. When you’re looking for a new GP, it’s important to consider how their particular background fits with you and your family’s needs. Many people choose their GP through word of mouth, so it can be difficult to find one when you don’t have any recommendations.
When you’re choosing your new GP, you may consider asking your current doctor for advice. Most will be professional and will be happy to help you find someone that will be a better fit for your circumstances. Alternatively, you can speak with pharmacists and other health professionals and ask whether they have any recommendations.
You need to choose someone who is reasonably fluent in your language, bonds well with you, has a professionally kept practice, is well-accredited and has experience with any specific health concerns that you may require help with.
It can be tough to know whether you’re making the right choice, but if all else fails, go with a GP who works from a long-established clinic. This is usually a good sign that they fit well with the community.