General Practice Services

Our Services

Below is a list of our general practice services offered at The Lockyer Doctors.

At The Lockyer Doctors we have a Chronic Disease Nurse at each site. The Chronic Disease Nurse works closely with your GP to assist in delivering such services as Care Plans, Team Care arrangements, Health Assessments for ATSI, 45-49year old and 75+ as well as assisting you in managing any chronic disease condition. These include Diabetes, Asthma, Musculoskeletal conditions, Cardiovascular disease etc. They are an important part of our team here at The Lockyer Doctors with the main goal of providing excellent care to you the patient with assistance with chronic disease management and preventative health and education. Next time you visit The Lockyer Doctors why not ask your GP if you are eligible to access this wonderful service.

Dr Bevan and Dr Aggarwal have undertaken specialised training in the administration of anti-wrinkle injections, indicated for cosmetic patient concerns. Patients who would like to receive cosmetic injectables must have a consult with the doctor where a medical history is taken prior to the procedure to ensure it is done in safely.

Excision is a minor surgical procedure where a doctor cuts out a spot or lump on the skin. It is normally performed in the skin cancer clinic at Rosewood or Gatton however all GPs at The Lockyer Doctors are more than capable. The removal of skin lesion/s requires a pre-planned 20 minute appointment. All lesions are sent to pathology for histology testing. A follow-up appointment is required to obtain the results and removed the stitches.

Immunisation is a simple and effective way of protecting children and adults against certain diseases. They are recommended for people at certain ages, life stages and those who may be at increased risk. Immunisation not only protects your own family, but also protects other by helping to control serious diseases in our community.

Vaccinations for all Australian children are funded. http://www.immunisation.health.new.gov.au offers parents access to comprehensive information on immunisation as well as easy-to-use free tools designed to help you remember your child’s vaccinations.  Childhood vaccinations are currently due at the following ages:

  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months
  • 18 months
  • 4 years.

Adults who have been immunised as children may need booster doses to maintain immunity from certain diseases. New parents should have an adult whooping cough immunisation as soon as possible after their baby is born, as newborns are at risk of serious complications from whooping cough. Some vaccines are available free of charge but the majority you will have to pay for with a prescription.

You should talk to you doctor before being vaccinated if you:

  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy
  • Have previously had a serious adverse event following immunisation
  • Have impaired immunity due to disease or treatment

There are two types of plans that can be prepared by your GP for Chronic Disease Management; GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangements. If you have a chronic medical condition that is likely to persist for greater than 6 months your GP may suggest a GP Management Plan. If you also have complex care needs and require treatment from two or more other health care providers, your GP may suggest Team Care Arrangements. These plans enable your healthcare providers to understand your health needs as a collaborative approach. Having all your providers on board also enhances your care, ensuring no information communicated between providers is missed.

The Department of Health provides encouragement for people with a chronic illness to have an individual care plan developed, outlining their past history, medications and specific health issues.

Once a plan is in place, it should be regularly reviewed by your GP. This is an important part of the planning cycle, where you and your GP check that your goals are being met and agree on any changes that might be needed.

Our doctors are able to complete a wide range of medicals. These may include Pre-employment Medicals, Sporting Medicals, Cadet Medicals, Diving Medicals, Commercial License and Truck Safe Medicals. Most of these require a thorough assessment so a 20 minute appointment is required.

There is no Medicare rebate with these types of medicals. The costs of medicals are as listed below with GST included.

  • Pre-employment – $165.00
  • Sporting & Cadet – $100
  • Diving – $121
  • Commercial Licence – $132.00
  • Truck Safe – $220.00

These are subject to change.

The completion of forms for Centrelink, Qld Transport and the like also generally require a 20 minute appointment. When booking in for these types of forms, please complete as much of the form as possible before hand to save time. Most of these forms are covered by Medicare but this can be confirmed with reception when making the appointment.

Our doctors can also complete Medical Reports for Legal, Insurance or Superannuation purposes. Medicare does not cover these so a fee applies for all doctors to complete them. A request is required from the company involved and appointments aren’t generally required for these. The report will be released to the company upon receipt of payment of the invoice sent to them.

A Mental Health Care Plan is a plan made by your doctor for treating a mental health problem over time. Our doctors will work with you to assess your mental health, what your needs are, what help you require and what treatment would be best for you. Once you and your doctor have agreed on your goals and what support you need to achieve them, your doctor will write out the plan. They will then discuss this with the other members of your healthcare team; these may include psychologists, psychiatrists or other community care providers. It is important that you book a long consultation with your doctor to ensure adequate time is provided.

The Lockyer Doctors have two available skin clinics, one at Rosewood & one at Gatton. The aim of our skin clinics is to provide caring, efficient and affordable services for early detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of skin cancer. A whole body skin examination is performed and carefully examined for any signs of skin cancer.  The doctor may perform a biopsy, excision or freeze any lesions if they look suspicious. Generally a second 20 minute or more consultation is needed to do this.

We offer multiple tests within our four surgeries. These include the following:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Echocardiograph
  • Spirometry (Lung Function)
  • Hearing Test
  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) –
  • Baby Weights & Measures
  • Blood Sugar Levels
  • Blood Pressure
  • On-site pathology

Pregnancy care, contraception management, pap smears and breast checks are some of the important aspects of women’s health catered for in our practice or through a referral process to a specialised provider. Our doctors can help you with knowing your body and how it works, physical, social and emotional changes, pregnancy and ageing, hormones and many more. At the Lockyer Doctors, we have a number of female doctors spread out amongst all four surgeries.

The Lockyer Doctors provides management & care of wounds. Wound care is performed by the nurse and a brief consultation with the doctor regarding the wound care will only occur in the treatment room during the procedure. If there are more things to discuss with the doctor and appointment will need to be made with the doctor and the nurse. Dressing advice and assistance is also given for at home and after hours care.