A family practice dedicated to caring for your children. Not only do our GP’s have extensive training in all aspects of child health, we also provide the services of onsite Paediatricians, Dr Sanda Smith, Dr Geoff Donegan and Dr Mudasir Mushtaq all located within our practice.
Many men do not have a regular Doctor, here at The Lindisfarne Clinic we take the time to establish a rapport with our male patients to provide the necessary health care required. Our doctors are available to discuss family history and risk factors for conditions including diabetes and mental health issues.
Our doctors are comprehensively trained and are here to provide the best possible care for all patients. In addition to their General Practice qualifications, several of our GPs have experience in special interest areas and are constantly continuing to further their occupational education.
At our practice our doctors can offer advice, counselling and referrals when appropriate to other health care professionals such psychiatrists, and mental health counsellors. We also have an onsite Psychologists, Mr Glyn Spaulding and Penny Minehan who specialise in individual, couple and group therapy.
We ask that when making an appointment to discuss your concerns that you request a longer consultation, enabling the Doctor adequate time to address your questions.
As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of our patients we can provide health care plans to patients that suffer with a chronic medical condition. Our Doctors work closely with our experienced team of chronic disease nurses to structure ongoing medical treatment.
The Lindisfarne Clinic offers a vast array of onsite Allied Health specialists for patient’s wellbeing including Podiatrist James Walker, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist James O’Meara, Dietician Josie Tilley, Psychologists Glyn Spaulding and Penny Minehan and Air Liquide leading provider of respiratory care services. Our Doctors can assist patients in accessing their care.
The Lindisfarne Clinic perform comprehensive full body skin cancer checks using a high definition MoleMax digital dermoscopy system. In conjunction with photographic imaging to monitor concerning moles and lesions. The MoleMax system is the most sophisticated digital dermoscopy system available assisting in the early detection of malignant skin lesions.
Our team focusses on delivering safe and high quality service in regards to prevention, early detection and management of skin cancers with the most effective management of skin cancer being early detection and treatment.
Dr Giffard is excited to be to be bringing medical acupuncture to The Lindisfarne Clinic after completing her Part 1 in the Australian Medical Acupuncture College fellowship course in 2021. Acupuncture has been around for centuries and can offer benefits for a range of medical conditions that has been shown in evidence based research. Acupuncture is now supported by a number of medical bodies such as Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK. Evidence for acupuncture effectiveness has been shown in many conditions that include, but are not limited to, musculoskeletal issues such as neck and back pain, prevention of post shingles neuralgia, allergic rhinitis, migraine, menopausal hot flushes, pregnancy related nausea and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr Giffard uses both traditional needles as well as laser acupuncture. She acknowledges that not all people respond to acupuncture, with around 15% of people being coined “non-responders”. A “course” of acupuncture can vary from patient to patient with some people noticing a difference in symptoms or simply an improvement in wellbeing after a single session; however many people may take 4-6 sessions before they notice some gains. More complex issues are expected to take longer periods of time before gains are made. A session is typically every 1-2 weeks. Adverse events are uncommon and if they do occur, tend to be mild. A referral is not needed to see Min to explore this option as part of a patient’s medical management, but she would like to work with your regular GP as part of a team approach.