Carina Medical Centre has some of Brisbane’s leading women’s doctors. We are dedicated to providing a high standard of care for all of our patients and meeting the complex needs of women and families’ health concerns.
Pap Tests and Cervical Cancer Vaccinations
The Australian government recommends that all women undergo a Cervical Screening Test at least once every five years. This replaces the Pap Test, which was recommended every two years. The test will feel similar to the old Pap Test, but the new methods of storing and analyzing the sample is where the improved efficiency and greater detection efficacy comes from.
Our women’s doctors take their duty of care seriously. If you need to have sensitive procedures performed, such as a pap test or vaccination for cervical cancer, speak to one of our friendly women’s doctors.
A clinical breast exam is usually carried out by a healthcare professional, such as a women’s doctor, and may be more likely to find abnormalities or known warning signs of cancer. It is a step above a breast self-exam, which you should conduct at home yourself on a regular basis.
We strongly encourage all women to book themselves in regularly for breast examinations. A correctly performed clinical examination by one of our women’s doctors can be invaluable in identifying breast cancer at an early stage.
Maintaining good sexual health is important. Regular checkups and a good knowledge base of your body and things that you need to be aware of will put you in good stead for staying sexually healthy.
If you need to visit a sexual health clinic in Brisbane, we’ve got you covered. Our women’s doctors can provide you with the relevant advice on sexual health and related issues. We can assist with sexually transmitted infections and other sexual health concerns.
Premenstrual syndrome, period cramps and related issues can have a devastating effect on our physical and emotional health. If you’re facing menstrual health problems or experiencing significant period pain or stomach aches, speak to one of our women’s doctors for assistance.
We can also assist with premenstrual dysphoric disorder and other serious issues related to menstruation. We have a broad suite of professionals in-house including a psychologist and dietician who may be able to help you manage your period problems more effectively.
If you’re considering in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) or need to have a female fertility/infertility test conducted, we can assist you with this. We can conduct the necessary blood tests, scans and egg count tests to determine whether you will face any difficulties conceiving or need assistance in any other way.
IVF can be a long journey, and not all women may be eligible for the procedure. By working closely with you, we can help you understand the ins and outs of IVF and related treatments. Further, we can gain some insight into your unique situation which will enable us to help you more effectively.
If you have further questions regarding the entire process of fertility investigation and fertility tests, one of our women’s doctors will happily explain the process to you. It’s different for every person, so you’ll need to book an appointment.
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Every woman reacts differently to different contraceptive methods. If you’re looking for something different, or simply want to understand your options, we can guide you through the process of choosing the right contraceptive for you.
- Depo provera
- Oral contraceptive pill
- Implanon (insertion and removal)
- Mirena removal
- Mini pill
Pregnancy is an exciting time in every woman’s life. However, it can also be nerve-wracking. Having the right doctor to guide you through the process, answer your questions and explain anything that may be confusing to you can greatly ease the pressure of pregnancy.
- Assessment of symptoms
- HRT options
- Osteoporosis prevention
- Mood change assessment/treatment
It’s normal to have concerns about your relationships from time to time. Relationships at work, at home and with our friends and family can sometimes become strained due to the pressures of life.
Sometimes it can be useful to have help when working through these issues. If you need someone to speak with, our women’s doctors are always here to help and provide advice when it’s required.
We provide a full suite of services for all family health concerns. We can help you through your entire journey, from pre-pregnancy planning to the ongoing medical attention that your children will require while growing up. A few of the services we can assist with are listed below:
- Pre-pregnancy planning
- Health and wellbeing check prior to planned pregnancy
- Post-natal check
- Child health and development
- Childhood immunisations
- Parenting issues
- Breastfeeding support
- Post-natal depression and anxiety management