Bairnsdale Medical Group is a well established clinic originally situated in Riverine Street overlooking the Mitchell River. In 1997, the owners of the practice recognised that demand for their services had far outstripped the accommodation they could provide. A decision was made to relocate to a suitable alternative site.
A parcel of land close to the local hospital and the ambulance station was chosen to build a new state of the art clinic. This would cater for the medical needs of the community, whilst still maintaining a caring and friendly environment.
The clinic was built using a similar design to the characteristic building in Riverine Street. It has since provided a comprehensive medical service to generations of Bairnsdale and district families.
In 2012, the building was once again expanded to provide a larger nursing and procedural area. This allowed the doctors to provide greater flexibility in delivering procedural and acute nursing work.
The dedicated doctors, nursing and administrative team are confident that with the extensive resources now in place, Bairnsdale Medical Group will be able to provide continuous improvement to suit the needs of established and new families.
Bairnsdale Medical Group employs nurses and administrative staff to coordinate chronic disease management plans, allowing patients to access subsidised allied health care within our community.
Referral from the doctor to our highly trained nurse results in a highly detailed and personalised plan for all patients which chronic care needs. Regular review and consultation with our chronic care team ensures excellent disease management with proven benefits in positive health outcomes.
We can also help arrange patient transport, ACAS services, respite care, home help and many other services through local contacts.
Bairnsdale Medical Group is able to conduct the required driving assessments for car, heavy vehicle or taxi licences, and often liaise with the relevant agencies.
Following injury or illness, a driving assessment test may be required before medical clearance is provided for return to driving.
Driving is often an important part of a person’s lifestyle, representing freedom and independence. Driving, however, is a complex task, involving our physical ability, vision, cognitive ability and emotional skills. Our assessments deem how suitable you are for driving on a regular basis, determining if any medical conditions impact your ability to drive safely and legally.
Bairnsdale Medical Group is staffed by a team of dedicated and experienced doctors who are highly skilled in all aspects of health care, including Emergency medicine. They are ably assisted by a caring and professional team of nursing and allied professionals.
All our doctors are employed as visiting medical Offices at the Bairnsdale hospital. This includes participation in the roster for emergency presentations for anaesthetics and obstetrics.
The clinic boasts a well equipped procedural area where acutely ill patients can be assessed and treated.
The clinic is well supported by the local hospital, conveniently positioned 500 metres distant and a team of specialists both local and visiting.
Family Planning allows families and individuals to thrive, by providing optimal spacing and timing of children. It allows for other medical conditions and health concerns to be addressed before pregnancy, to ensure the health of the pregnancy and delivery.
We offer a range of services to allow you and your family to grow in the way that suits you.
All our doctors are well informed on pre-pregnancy counselling, contraceptive and conception options, as well as conditions which may affect fertility. We have number of GPs with additional training in obstetrics, and pregnancy management and are able to care for you through delivery and into the post-partum period. We have some GPs who perform vasectomy.
The clinic encourages and provides sensible usage of immunisation & vaccination to reduce the risk of preventable infectious disease. Vaccines are necessary to develop an immune response to certain diseases.
We follow the most up to date recommendations of the Victorian Immunisation Schedule for immunisations of infants to teenagers, provide vaccination for influenza, pneumonia, whooping cough, tetanus, shingles, human papilloma virus and tetanus to appropriate age groups, and will assist you with travel vaccinations as recommended by one of our doctors.
Our nursing staff have specific training in vaccination.
The clinic delivers this service through dedicated weekly clinics and opportunistically.
This includes preconception counselling, infertility assessment (in conjunction with local visiting obstetric and gynaecology specialists), antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care through Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS).
We provide this service to well mothers and babies, including vaginal deliveries, instrumental deliveries (vacuum or forcep delivery) and Caesarian section. Our clinic GP anaesthetists are available 24 hours for epidural or spinal anaesthetics if and when needed.
Shared care and intrapartum care is in conjunction with a wonderful group of highly trained midwives through the new purpose built maternity clinic at BRHS Main St.
Continuity of care is very important to us and we strive to ensure your doctor is there for delivery if possible. After hours services are covered by Dr. Sema, Dr. Daniel and Dr. Claire, each of whom on are on a on-call roster.
Some pregnancy care does include shared care for more high risk pregnancies who are planning to deliver with other hospitals.
This is a wonderful and complete service which blends seamlessly into the ongoing care of women, their families and their children long after delivery.
Our doctors frequently visit all nursing homes in Bairnsdale, allowing us to continue caring for you if you require full time nursing or respite care. The importance of Residential Care
Sometimes the routine of regular visits to our clinic may not suit the individual. We understand that whatever a person’s health challenges are, they can continue to lead a ‘good life’. We know the importance independence makes to your quality of life, and we work towards that with you.
Bairnsdale Medical Group has very qualified GPs trained in managing sexual health for our patients and we are happy to discuss, evaluate and assess at risk individuals based on current clinical guidelines.
We also deliver screening for sexually transmitted infections on appropriate patients and for clients on demand following clinical evaluation.
STIs (sexually transmitted infections) are often silent diseases that ultimately lead to several significant disorders including sub fertility and infertility; they typically need to be detected early and treated. Investigations usually will involve urine, blood or taking swab samples.
If you need travel vaccines before an overseas trip, Bairnsdale Medical Group provides a comprehensive service.
Prior to travel to any overseas destination, it is important to check with your General Practitioner that you are protected against diseases that are prevalent in the countries you will be visiting.
It is important that you have all required travel vaccines administered at least 1 month prior to departure.
Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30am – 12:30 pm
Phone: 03 5152 4123
Fax: 03 5152 1549