Another new GP

A major reason for our move up the road was to have more space for more doctors to work and open up more appointment times for patients. This week we welcome Dr John Kevin to Erskineville Doctors. John completed his medical studies in Tasmania in 2014 and subsequently worked as a doctor at Royal Hobart Hospital and St George Hospital.  He has undertaken his GP training in Sydney. He holds a Diploma in Child Health and enjoys the variety offered by general practice. John has a keen interest in musculo-skeletal medicine, men’s health, PrEP prescribing and mental health. John enjoys playing …

It’s not too late for a Flu vaccine

We still have supply of flu vaccines , both from NSW Health and for private sale ($20) NSW Health provides vaccines for the following groups: – Pregnant women-children aged 6 months to 4 years old– over 65s– Aboriginal people– other people aged 5-64 who have a chronic medical condition that predisposes them to severe influenza (eg. chronic lung disease, diabetes, etc) If you are not sure if you are eligible for a free vaccine please discuss with your doctor or nurse. Infographic courtesy of Healthdirect Australia.

Introducing a new GP

We are pleased to introduce Dr Wee-Sian Woon, who is joining the practice next week. Wee-Sian completed his medical degree in 2012 in Queensland. He has worked as a GP in Canberra, Alice Springs, Perth and Taree. During 2018, he worked in an inner Sydney Sexual Health clinic. He has a Diploma in Child’s Health and is a HIV s100 and Hepatitis B prescriber. He has interests and experience in all areas of general practice, particularly in Men’s health, Sexual health, PrEP prescribing, Paediatrics and Travel medicine. Wee-Sian will be working on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Erskineville Doctors has moved

Erskineville Doctors has just moved to 15-19 Erskineville Rd, right next to Woolworths and Toni&Guy hairdressers. The new space has extra consulting rooms and a larger area for the nurses to work in. We hope our patients will like it too! We are open again for appointments from Tuesday 18 June.

Staff changes

It feels like both good news and bad news – exciting times for some of our clinical staff, but we will miss them in the meantime. Dr Shereena has taken maternity leave from 18 May for 12 months until April/May next year. We wish her well at this exciting time, and are waiting to hear her news! On the upside for the practice and our patients, we are pleased to announce that Dr Nicolette Holly is now a permanent member of our practice team. Many of you will have met Nicolette as she has filled in for our doctors on …

Easter Break

Hope you all have a lovely Easter and enjoy some sunshine wherever you are. We are closed over the 4 days of the long weekend, and then again on Anzac Day. Given this, you will find we are quite booked up if you go to book online. Please call during the week early if you are concerned about an urgent medical problem. As always you can call the locum after hours or attend Emergency at RPAH, Sydney Children’s, Balmain or Canterbury Hospitals. Dr Jenny is back on Tuesday. Dr Annabel and Dr Cara both away next week and then back …

Doctor’s leave- March/April

Dr Patti will be on leave from 4-26 March. Dr Nicolette is covering this period for her. Please book in as you need and we will ensure that any ongoing issues are handed over to Dr Patti on her return. In April, Dr Jenny will be away for the first week of the school holidays (week beginning 15/04/2019) and Dr Annabel will be away the following week. We will be closed for the public holidays in April. Other than that, it’s all hands on deck. Remember you can make appointments online from our website or the Appointuit app. For urgent …

Registered Nurse required

Erskineville Doctors is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse for a part-time position (3 Days/week). Our busy General Practice provides high quality care to patients of all ages. If you want to work in a dynamic and fulfilling team environment, then this job is for you. As part of a friendly and professional team, you will assist the Doctors to provide high quality care and strive to improve patient health outcomes. You will also provide health education to patients and demonstrate the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and prioritise workloads. The job requires you to be creative, innovative and …

Meningococcal Vaccine Update

The National Immunisation Program schedule for children now includes a Meningococcal vaccine covering the 4 strains ACWY for all children aged 12 months.  If your child is older and therefore has already had the Meningococcal vaccine C , they can still have the ACWY but you will have to purchase this privately. It’s only one vaccine and costs less than $70. High school children will be receiving this vaccine in Year 10. In the past two years it was given to students in Years 10-11. We have been provided with stock of this vaccine for anyone aged 15-19 who missed …

December leave and a new locum doctor

Welcome to Dr Nicolette Holly who will be joining us over the next few months to fill in the days when our doctors are taking leave. Nicolette is an experienced GP and loves seeing patients of all ages. She has a particular interest in paediatrics, women’s health and addiction medicine. When needed she will work on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Our Practice Nurse, Catherine, is on leave now until 9 January. Dr Annabel is working up until 14 December and then will be on leave until the New Year, returning on 2nd January. Dr Jenny will be working up until …