Mental Health:

Mental Health is more than just mental illness. Poor mental health can prevent you from coping with the stresses of daily life, working productively and enjoying life to its fullest.

Do you feel:

  • Anxious or worried
  • Depressed or unhappy
  • Quiet or withdrawn
  • Guilty or worthless

Have you noticed changes in your behaviour or feelings, weight or appetite? Do you have problems sleeping? You could be suffering from poor mental health. Book an appointment today with one of our GP’s to discuss this. You may be eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan Referral which entitles you to Medicare rebatable services from a Psychologist. For more information there is an Access to Mental Health Care – Patient Information Sheet available to read and print.

Chronic Disease Management:

A chronic disease is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke.

Our doctors can prepare management plans to coordinate the care and treatment of your illness. You may be eligible for a GP Management Plan (GPMP) or a Team Care Arrangement (TCA) which entitles you to Medicare rebatable services from a large range of Allied Health Services. For more information there is a Chronic Disease Management – Patient Information Sheet available to read and print.

Diabetes:

There are different types of diabetes including Type 1 & Type 2, Gestational Diabetes and Impaired Glucose Tolerance that can affect your body from top to bottom. If you feel you are at risk or already have been diagnosed with Diabetes book an appointment today with one of our doctors to discuss your symptoms and risk factors or your current treatment. You may be eligible for an Annual Diabetes Cycle of Care which is a checklist designed to assist you keep your Diabetes controlled and your health care on track. Our nursing team can also assist you in the use of blood glucose monitors.  For more information there is a Diabetes Annual Cycle of Care – Patient Brochure available to read and print.

Below we have listed links to informative websites:

National Diabetes Services Scheme – www.ndss.com.au
Diabetes Queensland – www.diabetesqld.org.au

Asthma:

Asthma affects people of all ages and can be diagnosed at any stage during our lifetime. The most common symptoms of Asthma are breathlessness, wheezing, tight feelings in the chest and continuous coughing. Book an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss your symptoms and risk factors or your current treatment. You may be eligible for an Annual Asthma Cycle of Care, Asthma Control Test or an Asthma Action Plan. Our nursing team can also assist you in the use of puffers and spacers. Below we have listed links to informative websites:

Informative websites:

National Asthma Council Australia – www.nationalasthma.org.au
Queensland Asthma Foundation – www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/qld

Health Assessments:

A health assessment is a plan of care that identifies the specific needs of a person and can also coordinate the person’s health care. You may be eligible for a Health Assessment if you:

  • Are aged 45 – 49 years of age and are at risk of developing a chronic disease or Type 2 diabetes
  • Are aged 75 years or older
  • Live in a residential aged care facility
  • Have an intellectual disability
  • Are a refugee
  • Are a former Australian Defense Force personnel
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Patients:

To help ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive primary health care matched to their needs our doctors can assist with early detection, diagnosis and treatment for common conditions.

There are 3 health assessments available to different age groups to assist in physical, psychological and social wellbeing. Health Assessments are available to children under 15 years old, adults aged between 15 and 55 years old and patients aged 55 years and older. Once a health assessment has been completed, patients are eligible for further support and treatment from practice nurses or allied health services.

The ‘closing the gap’ program is available to patients who identify as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander living with, or at risk of, chronic disease. Once enrolled in the program, eligible patients will benefit from lower or no costs when purchasing PBS medications.

Book an appointment today with one of our doctors to find out how we can assist your healthcare needs.

Childhood and Adult Vaccination:

Immunisation remains the safest and most effective way to stop the spread of many of the world’s most infectious diseases. Immunisation is an effective way of protecting children and adults from harmful diseases before they encounter them. We can provide childhood immunisation and assist in keeping your child’s immunisation status up to date with Medicare.

For more information on the current immunisation program please visit:

Health immunise – www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Home

As an adult if you are you planning on travelling, you need an immunisation for work or to prepare for the arrival of a new baby, we can provide a range of adult immunisations. Please book an appointment today to discuss your requirements with your doctor.

ECG, Spirometry & Ear Irrigation:

Our treatment room has various equipment to help diagnose and treat a range of health issues. If you are experiencing chest pain, hearing loss or ear pain, problems with breathing or lung function please book an appointment with one of our doctors today.

Women’s & Men’s Health:

Women’s Health:

Our doctors are available to discuss, advise and treat all women’s health issues including breast health, endometriosis, menopause, cervical and ovarian cancer & sexual health.  Our doctors can provide important preventative screening including breast exams and pap smears.

Men’s Health:

Our doctors are available to discuss, advise and treat all Men’s health issues including male-pattern baldness, erectile dysfunction, prostate & bowel cancer, & sexual health.  Our doctors can organise important preventative screening including prostate examinations.

Workers Compensation:

If you have been injured at work our doctors are equipped to help you get back to work as soon as possible. If you have an approved Workers Compensation Claim please bring the details of your claim to your appointments.

If you are not eligible for a Worker’s Compensation Claim and suffer from an injury or illness at work, please be aware the costs of the consultation will have to be paid for at the time of visit.

For more information regarding workers Compensation Claims please visit:

Work Cover QLD – www.worksafe.qld.gov.au

Minor Procedures & Removal of Skin Lesions:

Have you had a skin check lately? Our doctors can perform minor procedures including removing skin lesions, warts, cysts and ulcers. Book in today to discuss your concerns with our doctors.

Ante-Natal & Maternity Shared Care:

Are you expecting a new arrival soon? Book an appointment today with one of our doctors. We can help organise health screening for you and your baby as well as organise your maternal care at either a public hospital or a private obstetrician.  There are many aspects of ante-natal care and our doctors can help you through all stages and symptoms of your pregnancy.

Aged Care:

As we get older our health needs change. We can provide health assessments to patients aged 75 years and older. A health assessment provides a structured way of identifying health issues and conditions that are potentially preventable or amenable to interventions in order to improve health and/or quality of life.

Skin/Melanoma & Sun Spot Checks:

Doctors use a number of tools and techniques to examine skin thoroughly, beyond what the naked eye can see. In addition to self-checking regularly you should have a professional skin check annually.If you notice something suspicious, it is important to get a professional skin check by a doctor, in addition to having your annual skin check.

For more information on skin health please visit:

Skin checks – www.qld.gov.au/health/staying-healthy/environmental/sun/checks/index.html

Naturopathic & Functional Medicine:

We are proud the offer integrative and functional medicine at SCFC. This service at SCFC was born out of a desire to offer a truly integrative approach in managing common chronic diseases like gut dysbiosis, autoimmunity, insulin resistance (diabetes and weight loss) and cardio-metabolic disease.

Depending on the complexity of the health issues, we recommend a longer initial appointment lasting between 20-40 minutes. For especially complex cases we may require a longer timeframe. In the integrative clinic, we utilise all conventional medical methods such as history taking, physical examination and conventional blood tests, imaging and specialist reviews. Depending on the health issues being investigated, we also use some additional functional diagnostic modalities through private laboratories. While the latter forms of testing are not commonly requested by medical practitioners in Australia, we consider them useful additional tools to gain further insight into the cause of your medical illness.

The Integrative Clinic is not bulk-billed. Please enquire with our reception staff for fees. Partial Medicare rebates are available with a valid Medicare card.

Intravenous Nutritional Therapy:

Intravenous Nutritional Therapy is used as a complementary therapy for those suffering for chronic conditions of the gut or any condition that limits the body’s absorption of nutrients.

It can also be used for those suffering from severe viral infections or post-viral fatigue that are having difficulty recovering.

Our Doctors will assess your deficiencies and tailor make the ingredients of the antioxidants and vitamins based on the assessment.

Only Dr Ali Araghi who has extensive knowledge in this field performs this type of therapy. If you have any further questions please speak with our friendly reception staff.

Cosmetic and Rejuvenation Medicine:

We offer cosmetic and rejuvenation medicine through our sister clinic AWCI. We invite you to visit the AWCI website for further information: