Easter Break

We are closed for all of the Easter long weekend, and re-open on Tuesday morning. You can book online appointments for next week via the websiter or the Appointuit app. The after hours number is 137425 for home visits. If you become unwell over the weekend with an urgent problem you should present to an Emergency Department as you otherwise would. They are well set up to screen and manage patients. We are constantly updating our website and will email you with any significant updates. Please check the Latest News and the Coronavirus page We wish all our patients a …

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The COVID-19 situation is evolving every day, and we continue to work out the best way to care for all our patients.   We aim to avoid the practice being a source of transmission and are using many strategies to do so.  Please read our COVID-19 page for updates  To help keep our staff and patients safe we are asking that every patient  book a phone consultation with our doctors. This allows for an extra level of screening, so that we can be prepared for any patient coming into the practice.  You will need to be ready with your phone in …

COVID-19 screening sites

The following places are screening and testing people who have travelled overseas in the past 14 days OR have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 AND have relevant symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath). You do not need a GP referral to attend one of these clinics, but you should fit the criteria outlined above, wear a mask to attend, and follow the guide for self-isolation before and after attending. If you have severe symptoms, like increasing shortness of breath, you should call you local Emergency Department and present there either by Ambulance 000 …

Keeping everybody safe from infection

There are various respiratory illnesses circulating all the time in our community. This poster is a good reminder about how to protect other people if you feel sick. We have tissues, alcohol handrub and masks just inside our door for you to use when you attend the practice. Phone ahead if you have any concerns.

Xmas opening hours

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are open are usual hours this week beginning 16 December. Dr Jenny is on leave from 19 December until 6 January Dr Joseph is on leave until 6 January Xmas/New Year opening hours Monday 23 December – 8.00-6.00 (Drs Cara, Annabel, John) Tuesday 24 December 8.00 – 12.30 (Drs Patricia, Nicolette and Wee-Sian) Wednesday 25 December to Sunday 29 December – CLOSED Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 December – 8.00 – 12.00 (Dr Annabel) Wednesday 1 January – CLOSED Thursday 2 January – normal opening hours

Movember

Looking forward to seeing some facial hair around the ‘hood in support of Movember. In keeping with the theme of Men’s Health this month, we will collect some other resources here, all of which have a specific focus on men. All of our doctors are equipped to help you, but if you would prefer a male doctor for any consultation please look at our doctors page to find out more about Dr Joseph Chung, Dr Wee-Sian Woon and Dr John Kevin. Foundation 49 has a useful “Health by Decade” page to get you started Healthy Male, by Andrology Australia, has …

November- doctors’ availability

Updating you for November: Dr John is away for the first week of November, back on 11 November. From that week he will start working 2 extra sessions – Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Dr Chris Ganora is working in John’s place this week on Monday and Thursday. Dr Annabel is working the next two weeks and then away from 16 November until 3 December. Dr Catherine Pratten will be working Tuesdays and Fridays while Annabel is away. Everyone else will be working their usual hours for all of November. Remember you can book online via the website or the Appointuit …

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. John enjoys playing sport, in particular …

Doctors on leave – October

There’s a bit of movement this month coming up, with school holidays, annual leave and conferences. If you need to see a doctor other than your usual one please be assured we can hand over care on their return. Week beginning 30 Sept: Dr Patti and Dr Annabel away Week beginning 7 October: Monday public holiday and Dr Jenny and Dr Patti away Week beginning  14 October: Dr Patti away Week beginning 21 October: Dr Patti back to work on Wednesday 23 October, Dr Annabel away all week, Dr Jenny off on Thursday only Week beginning 28 October:  Dr John …

Introducing a new GP

We are pleased to introduce Dr Wee-Sian Woon, who has just joined the practice. 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 at Erskineville Doctors on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.