New Allied Health Services Available
The Physiotherapy service has started at our clinic. We are pleased to welcome Jamin Smalley and Suki Fok to the team. They are both keen to support our local community and this clinic in treating patients with musculoskeletal pain.
Current patients of the clinic may have noticed an increase in our allied health services in the last few months. Vermont Health Care has always strived to provide more comprehensive services to the community and are happy to have Laser Acupuncture, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Psychology and Dietitian Services. If you are wondering if these will benefit you, please talk to one of our doctors or receptionists to access these services.
Thanks to all our patients who have supported this practice over the years. We are now happy to announce that the online booking service is up and running. The service is run by HotDoc and you can also download the app to your mobile device if you prefer. Not all available appointments are listed online so if you feel your matter is urgent, please call us and we will endeavour to fit you in on the same day. The Urgent Care weekend appointments will need to be made by phone at this time but this might change in the future. Please feel free to provide our staff with feedback so we can help make this program as user-friendly as possible.
Congratulations to our recent registrars who have done us proud by passing both AKT and KFP components of the exam. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours!
Vermont Health Care has had a long history of teaching registrars over the years and a number have stayed on after completion as part of our current team. We provide a full spectrum of General Practice work from Home visits, Workforce medicals, Nursing Home visits in addition to our comprehensive in-house General practice services. We have four Level 1 accredited supervisors in our clinics and a few of them are also involved as Fellowship Examiners for the RACGP.
We would love to have a chat and help you explore your options in General Practice. If this has piqued your interest, please feel free to forward your CV or alternatively, contact the clinic to speak with a Supervisor (Dr Marino Alexopoulos & Dr Terence Heng).
GP’s who have achieved their vocational registration are also welcome to apply for a position as well.
You may have noticed in the media that there was a spike in influenza cases around the September period last year. The RACGP recommends that patients do not get the flu vaccination too early as there is good research to suggest that the vaccine’s effectiveness drops by about 7% – 11% per month once it is given. Having the vaccine nearer towards winter will allow your body to maintain the immunity during the most contagious period. We have the vaccine available in stock to help cover travellers who might be away during the winter months.
Please call our clinic now for flu vaccination bookings.
Newest additions to the VHC team
A BIG warm welcome to our latest registrars Dr Sima Riazi and Dr David Ta to our team.
We welcome both Dr Fandy Wang and Dr John Chae to our permanent clinical team now that they have both been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
Fracture Diversion Project in Conjunction with Eastern Melbourne PHN
Dr Terence Heng is part of a year-long project where fractures which are amenable for GP management are being seen and managed in our clinic. He has undergone further training and attachments at Box Hill Hospital to provide this service to patients. This service is open to the community as well and does not need a referral. If you have a suitable fracture and have been referred to the fracture clinic or Emergency Department at Box Hill Hospital or Maroondah Hospital, you may be offered a list of GPs in your area who are participating in this project.