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Welcome to Newmarket Family Doctors

Due to all the challenges due to COVID, our practice policies will likely be changing very frequently so please keep checking back to this home page for the latest updates.

We are no longer offering ear syringing for wax blocked ears

Although ear syringing has been a generally safe procedure to perform in General Practice, due to the rare occasional damage to an ear drum there has been a change in the legal liability of performing ear syringing compared to the newer techniques of ear suctioning. Due to this change we will no longer be offering ear syringing at our medical centre and will be looking at the costs of ear suctioning before we commit to offering it. Please speak to your GP about other options as there are still over the counter remedies and also other clinics that will offer ear cleaning services.

We are reducing telehealth consultations

Although the introduction of telehealth was a helpful tool during the COVID lockdown period, we unfortunately have found that it has been seen as a lesser service by some patients which they have been reluctant to pay for. As it is not financially viable for us to continue offering this service, we will now be reducing telehealth consultations. Telehealth will no longer be accessible as an online booking and only available via phoning our reception desk with prepayment required. It will not be used to manage a new complaints except for proven COVID, but we will still be using telehealth to review conditions or follow up at the discretion of the doctor.

Telehealth is charged at the same rates as our in person consult fees.

 

16/7/2022 COVID and Vaccination Update

With COVID and influenza now becoming more prevalent in the community we will still need to be taking precautions within our practice due to the reason that an exposure for our medical staff would mean isolating for 7 days which then affects our ability to look after our patients

Masks

Despite the QLD Government lifting the mask rule, we would still ask all our patients to wear a mask whilst in our premises due to the closeness of potentially unwell people to other patients and our staff.

Unwell patients

If you are unwell with any fever, respiratory, ear nose throat, or abdominal illness then you are not to enter our premises and must make yourself aware to our staff to triage. We may ask you to use RAT tests and PCR to ascertain your risk to our staff if you need to be seen.

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.

We also have open air seating on the verandah available for those who are unwell or wanting to remain outside.

COVID VACCINES

Due to the accessibility of vaccines in government run vaccination clinics and pharmacies, we have now ceased regular vaccination clinics, and will not be providing covid vaccine boosters.   We had been running clinics after-hours taking an exhausting toll on staff,  we have now decided to re-focus on providing medical care to the community.

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR

Unfortunately, recent circumstances 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.

 

Our Practice

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 a private billing practice so please check our list of fees.

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Latest News

  • New Doctor Starting in April
    28 Mar 2022

    We are delighted to be welcoming Dr Jordan Tonakie a highly empathetic new male doctor to our practice in April just in time for our busy winter season. You can read about Dr Tonakie on his profile page.

  • Doctors Holidays
    25 Nov 2021

    Dr Helen Bajada 
    Dr Cedric Chu 
    Dr Georgia Myatt 
    Dr Tania Jardine 
    Dr David Carroll 
    Dr Kohei Matsuda 
    Dr Brigitta Sofield 
    Dr Belinda McCormack 
    Dr Amy Chambers