Welcome to Newmarket Family Doctors
20/9/2021 COVID and Vaccination Update
In line with current mask wearing rules, all patients must wear a mask in consultation. If you have been to a hotspot area and you have been asked to isolate then please do not attend our practice and instead you can access our telehealth appointments. If you need to be seen, our doctors can advise you on the best course of action.
PFIZER COVID VACCINES
We currently are vaccinating patients aged 18 & over at the practice with Pfizer vaccines including over 60’s. You can book your appointment online via our website. Please do not call the practice if no appointments are available this means that we have exhausted our stock.
We are unable to offer vaccination to under 18’s at this time as we are unable to adhere to social distancing requirements with a guardian. This age group can be vaccinated at participating pharmacies, Queensland Health vaccine hubs or the Nundah or Southbank respiratory clinics.
We encourage you to register with Qld Health for a vaccine in one of their facilities if you have not yet done so via this link
ASTRA ZENECA COVID VACCINES
We have ample Astra Zeneca vaccines in stock. If you wish to receive this vaccine, please call the practice who will arrange an appointment. You are unable to book this vaccine online.
We realise there is a lot of discussion in the media surrounding the changes in recommended timing for vaccine 2nd doses however we will be vaccinating in accordance with the current QLD guidelines and will alter this when advised to do so.
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR
We acknowledge and understand the community frustration with accessing COVID vaccines, particularly the Pfizer vaccine. We also experience this frustration as supply is controlled by the government.
Unfortunately, this has led to an increase in negative interactions between patients and our staff.
We highly value the work of our medical and administration staff, particularly under these sustained challenging circumstances and we aim to be polite, helpful and sensitive to our patients’ needs and circumstances.
We ask you to treat our staff with the same courtesy. Abusive or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated and may result patients being removed from our practice list.
What you need to know as patients of our practice.
To help us maintain a safe social distancing environment for all our staff and patients we ask that all our patients familiarise themselves with our current procedures aimed at minimising contact times between patients, staff and doctors.
If you are sick
If you are sick with any infection such as colds, allergies, fevers, cough, sore throat, gastro symptoms, sore throat, runny nose then please book a telehealth appointment to minimise the potential spread of your illness. We can then advise you on the the best management and whether we need to see you.
To minimise the risk of spreading infection we will continue to see all infective patients in the car park and our doctors will generally do the consultation over the phone before you are seen.
Our government has allowed a temporary Medicare rebate for consultations over the phone and this enables us to do consults that we may not need to see you for.
You can book these online or with our reception staff. Our doctors will then call you around the allocated time that you have booked in for. If you need to be seen then this can be organised with the doctor on the phone. The fees and rebates back to you are the same as our usual time based fees.
Examples of what consults that we can do over the phone include:
All sicknesses due to infection. Prescriptions, pathology and radiology request forms. Advice on chronic illnesses. Minor injuries that you want advice on. Care plans. Certficates.
When you arrive
Please do not arrive early as we are limiting how many people are allowed into the waiting room and outside our practice.
All adults are asked to attend alone if possible unless this has been cleared with the doctor beforehand. Please do not bring several family members or children with you.
We ask that only one adult attend with a child unless cleared with the doctor beforehand. Please ask the staff if you have a specific reason to have more than one support person with you.
When you arrive please stay outside our front doors until approached by our reception staff.
Please announce to our staff if you have a fever, cough, sneeze or runny nose when you arrive so we can take precautions.
Newmarket Family Doctors is a new modern medical centre situated within the Newmarket Reading Shopping Centre in Newmarket, Brisbane. We offer high quality GP doctors services very close to the inner central northern suburbs of Brisbane - Wilston, Grange, Windsor, Alderley, Herston, Kelvin Grove, Bowen Hills, Albion, Ashgrove, Red Hill, Enoggera and Lutwyche.
We are a doctor-owned practice and our doctors Dr Cedric Chu, Dr Tania Jardine, Dr David Carroll, Dr Kohei Matsuda, Dr Helen Bajada and Dr Georgia Myatt have all worked together for many years and have strong ties to the local community, businesses and schools. In particular our reputation for being well respected GP doctors for children and families is something that we cherish and pride ourselves upon. And we have since been joined by Dr Brigitta Sofield, Dr Belinda McCormack and Dr Amy Chambers who also bring many years of expertise to our practice.
We provide a full range of all general practice services including but not limited to antenatal and paediatric care, skin cancer screening, sports medicine, preventative health checks, women's health, childhood vaccinations, minor surgery including toenail minor surgery, sexual health, medical & insurance exams, commercial driving medicals, & Implanon implants.Our ethos is to provide our patients with down to earth approachable doctors who are committed to excellence in patient care and health management, and who you can trust to look after all your family's health needs.
We are also a government accredited yellow fever vaccination centre so we are able to provide yellow fever vaccinations and full travel advice in addition to all your travel needs.
There is a QML pathology collection centre nearby open from Mon-Fri 7am-3pm.
Please check back in on this website for any updates. We'll add all new information to the 'Latest News' area to the right.
We welcome all our existing patients and all new patients to join our friendly caring team of doctors.
You can download a new patient registration and transfer record form from the right menu.
We have introduced a real time online appointment service as well which is available from this website so please bookmark us to your favourites.
How to find us
We are situated on the first floor of the Newmarket Reading Shopping Centre with an elevator from the ground floor and the undercover car park directly to our front door. The centre has access from Edmondstone St and Newmarket Road. The best parking is close to the escalators and elevators.
Newmarket Family Doctors
The centre also boasts a cinema, Coles Shopping Centre, a post office, and complementary allied health such as dentists, optometrists, physiotherapists and psychologists. There are plenty of nearby eateries and coffee shops as well.
We would encourage you to please also read through our Practice Information, Appointments, Services and Fees pages as we provide a lot of information on how our practice works, which will enable you to make the most out of your visit to us.
Due to our commitment to excellence in patient care we are not a bulk billing practice so please check our list of fees.
- Phone and internet problems18 Aug 2021
Unfortunately we are having telstra issues. If you cannot get throb to us please try later in the day as we are trying to rectify the situation
- Doctors Holidays8 Jun 2021
Dr Helen Bajada 13-19/9/21
Dr Cedric Chu
Dr Georgia Myatt
Dr Tania Jardine
Dr David Carroll
Dr Kohei Matsuda
Dr Brigitta Sofield
Dr Belinda McCormack
Dr Amy Chambers