Welcome to Newmarket Family Doctors
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.
We can now freely access Coronavirus testing and this can be issued to you via email without coming into the practice. Please use a telehealth consultation if you think you need to be tested for Coronavirus.
We have 2 pages with very detailed information on the Coronavirus
Click this link for our General Information page which is aimed at people who want to learn more about COVID-19 to understand their risk and pre-prepare. It also includes links.
Click this link for our Specific Management Information for those patients who are actually quarantined or have the virus.
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.
- Early closing and short staff period18 Nov 2020
We are closing early this Friday 20/11/2020 at 12pm. We will also be short staffed through December and January due to the holiday season.
- Doctors Holidays17 Nov 2020
Dr Helen Bajada
Dr Cedric Chu
Dr Georgia Myatt 4-15 Dec + 11-17 Jan
Dr Tania Jardine 18-31 Jan
Dr David Carroll 24 Dec-3 Jan
Dr Kohei Matsuda 12 Dec - 10 Jan
Dr Brigitta Sofield 28 Nov - 7 Dec
Dr Belinda McCormack 10-20 Dec + 16-26 Jan
Dr Amy Chambers
- Dr Amy Chambers Returning To Work16 Oct 2020
We are excited to be welcoming back Dr Amy Chambers who will be returning to work from extended sick leave on the 10th November. At this stage she will be doing reduced hours on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 1pm-5pm and we expect Amy will soon return to full time hours in time.
- Dr Anna Fitzgerald will be leaving our practice27 Nov 2019
I am writing to let you know, with I realise relatively short notice, that I will be leaving Newmarket Family Doctors, in December. I am very sorry to be communicating this news as I have loved my time working at this practice and thank all the people who have consulted with me over the years, for trusting me to be involved in your care.
I have felt very privileged to get to know so many of you so well and have truly enjoyed coming to work each day that I have practised here, and prior to this through Newmarket Road Family Practice.
Please know that I am very sorry to be leaving you, but due to family circumstances, must relocate to the Gold Coast and work there. If there was any other choice for me I would be remaining.
I can highly recommend all of my colleagues from this practice to help you with your future health care needs.
I wish you all the best of health and happiness for the future.Yours with high regard,
Dr Anna Fitzgerald