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What We Do
Mermaid Central Medical Clinic Services
Welcome to Mermaid Central Medical Clinic, where we are committed to working together for your health and well-being. Our clinic is located in the heart of Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast, and we cater to all of your medical and allied health needs. Our team of dedicated and experienced doctors are passionate about providing excellent care to all patients. We understand that every patient is unique, which is why we take the time to listen to your concerns and work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan that meets your individual needs.
We are equipped and staffed to provide various medical services for adults and children, including preventative and workplace health care. With comfortable and well-equipped treatment rooms, we offer the convenience of an on-site pharmacy, allied health services, and easy parking. The clinic has been accredited since 1997 and participates in the National Immunisation Program. Hence, you have the peace of mind of knowing you and your family will be up to date with all the latest information and resources for the prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases throughout every stage of life.
To make an appointment with your preferred GP we have an online booking platform to streamline your booking experience. Once registered, you can add your information to a secure online booking platform so you can book anytime and anywhere.
Medicare-eligible consultations may be claimed at the time of payment so that you receive your Medicare rebate as soon as possible after your consultation. Dr Graham Exelby and Dr Roughan prefer new patients to call before booking to be sure we can allow adequate time for your first appointment.
We have a variety of GP doctors that consult from our clinic. You can learn more about them here.
If you cannot find a suitable appointment online or are unsure if you are experiencing a serious illness that requires emergency care, please call 000.
If you have become acutely unwell or have sustained a non life-threatening injury, please call the clinic to arrange an urgent appointment. If there is a possibility of you having the Covid virus, please proceed directly to a Covid testing facility. Do not make an online booking. Masks are required in a medical setting, please bring yours along and wear it in the clinic.
Ensuring your little ones are immunised and developing with regular health checks, our team can help you navigate the practical and emotional journey that comes with managing children living with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, dietary issues, constipation, and mental health challenges.
Most of our doctors have a special interest and extensive experience in women’s health and offer a comprehensive range of women’s health services for women in every stage of life. You can expect the best medical and preventative health care from our medical and nursing team.
Our doctors can also provide and help you with:
- Family planning and Fertility advice
- Contraceptive advice and procedures including Implanon, Mirena, Copper IUDs
- Medical terminations with GP
- Weight management
- Pregnancy care and Antenatal Shared Care
- Health screenings including cervical screening & breast examinations
- Sexual health screening
- Menopausal health care
- Skin cancer checks
- Menstrual disorders
- Iron deficiency
Men attend doctors less frequently than women, and our doctors encourage men to visit regularly for checkups.
Our clinic provides Healthy Heart Checks to identify potential health risks and to develop an individual plan to help you reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and depression.
If erectile dysfunction is a concern you have, we give you information and help you to understand and manage this issue that affects over a million Australian men. It might be a warning sign of medical illnesses such as heart disease or diabetes. It is important to discuss this issue with your GP so they can investigate and treat this problem.
Our doctors can also provide and help you with:
- Prostate checks
- Mental health care plans
- Skin cancer checks
- Sexual health screening
- Iron deficiency
STIs are on the rise.
We know that 15-29 years olds show higher rates of sexually transmitted infections and some have a significant lack of understanding about sexual health and safe behaviors. This is part of the reason why Queenslanders have the second-highest rate of chlamydia in Australia and the third-highest rate of syphilis.
We encourage young and mature adults to start talking about their sexual health and place STI testing as a normal part of their health routines. It can sometimes be an awkward topic to discuss, but we are trained to help you in getting comfortable to initiate conversations about STIs with friends and partners to reduce the stigma.
And of course, get tested and get treated.
It can be difficult to know whether something on your skin is a harmless mole, normal sun damage, or a sign of cancer. How often you should have a skin check will depend on your skin type, your age, and your risk profile for skin cancer.
The Cancer Council recommends adults self-check their skin and moles every 3 months. Those in an at-risk category should have a trained doctor examine them at least once a year.
So keep track of skin changes and if you notice any changes to your skin, have them investigated by a doctor. Our doctors offer a range of treatment options that depend on the type and severity of the case. Treatments offered are either surgical or non-surgical.
Our doctors can advise you of immunisations and provide them to adolescents, adults, pregnant mums, and at-risk groups.
The National Immunisation Program covers the cost of routine childhood immunisations recommended for all children in Australia.
Routine childhood immunisations help to protect your child against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal C disease, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), rotavirus, chickenpox (varicella), measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) and influenza.
Our qualified vaccination nurses are known for taking the sting out of childhood immunisations. They have plenty of distractions and rewards, look out for them when you are in the clinic and say “Hi”. We value connecting with your children so that they become accustomed to seeing us around the clinic as a positive presence, and not just when it’s time for an injection. Our nurses are experienced with vaccinating children of all ages and can help you with catch-up programs.
Private immunisations are available at the clinic, however, they are not covered by the National immunisation program and will incur a fee. Please book an appointment with your doctor to discuss this.
CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION PROGRAM
The clinic is running regular vaccination clinics for practice patients.
Please contact the clinic on 5575 2444 for appointments.
We currently offer Pfizer and Novovax vaccinations.
You can further protect your family this year by getting your flu vaccine.
Another service we can provide is birth control implantation.
Implanon is a small device that can be inserted under the skin that slowly releases a hormone that is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
It can last up to 3 years and can be a simple and convenient contraceptive. Some women experience less painful or lighter periods and can be used while breastfeeding.
The Antenatal Shared Care Program involves sharing your pregnancy care between your specialist and your family doctor. It offers choice, convenience, and continuity of care for women during pregnancy.
Enjoy personalised care with your trusted family doctor for you and your family before and after your baby is born. Our doctors have received extra training and qualifications to provide shared care services.
Please ensure that you make an appointment with your doctor well in advance of travel, as some vaccinations must be given over a specific time frame (e.g. 3 or 6 months) and completed within a certain timeframe before travel.
If you know what vaccine you require, please inform the reception staff when making an appointment.
Please note that additional costs may apply for travel vaccines.
Whether you are a weekend warrior, an elite athlete, or just eager to ease your pain and get back to life; the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pain is diverse and complex. Your pain experience is as unique as you are.
If you are experiencing migraines, musculoskeletal pain, joint pain, or sports injuries, we have treatment options at the clinic including acupuncture, needling, injections into the joint, nutritional and medical management.
Do you know what your risk of having a heart attack or stroke is? Having a regular Heart Health Check with your GP will help you better understand your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
A Healthy Heart Check involves a 30-minute consultation with our nurses and your GP and covers discussion on health and lifestyle factors, as well as a range of tests to check your risk factors.
An Over 75 Health Assessment is a comprehensive assessment of your health and your physical, psychological, and social function. It helps to assist in the early identification of care needs.
Patients aged 75 years and over are eligible for this assessment once a year.
Health assessments and care plans are bulk billed.
Intravenous vitamin therapy treatments are tailored to suit your individual health requirements. We provide IV vitamin infusions and IM boosters that are high quality and TGA-approved. These include Iron infusions IV Vitamins and IV fluid replacement. We can also conduct venesection in the clinic.
Doctors who provide IV therapy include Dr Fisser, Dr Soo, Dr Exelby, and Dr Marchand
For enrolment and all details regarding Mermaid Central Medical Clinic’s affiliation with MyMedicare CLICK HERE
We have the first GP-based long covid clinic in Queensland. Dr. Graham Exelby has decades of experience in managing chronic diseases and has conducted extensive research into the long-term effects of SARS Covid -19 infection.
Some of the symptoms may include extreme prolonged fatigue (tiredness), shortness of breath, cough, heart palpitations, chest pain or tightness, hoarse voice, problems with memory and concentration, changes to taste and smell, joint and muscle pain, or problems sleeping.
If you feel you may be experiencing prolonged symptoms as a result of a past Covid 19 illness please call to discuss the assessment and investigation process before booking.
Dr Chris Soo is passionate about mental health and will make time for you if you are ever not okay.
He is a member of the RACGP Mental Health and ADHD / ASD / neurodiversity special interest groups and is a member of the Australasian ADHD Professionals Association.
Dr Soo has been passionate about supporting people with ADHD for over 20 years.
A diving medical assessment is necessary for anyone considering undertaking scuba diving lessons, both young and experienced divers.
The Australian Dive Medical assesses the fitness and suitability of prospective scuba divers and ensures that the medical standards for diver fitness meet the standards of Australian Standards AS 4005.1 for recreational divers, and AS/NZS 2299.1 for occupational divers.
It is a legal requirement for medical practitioners who perform diving examinations to adhere to these standards and to have had a level of training approved under the Standard.
Dr. Benjamin has completed this training and can complete your dive medical in our clinic. As part of the medical assessment, she will focus on heart, lung, and neurological health and any condition that you might have that would put you at an increased health risk while diving.
A Coal Board Medical examination is required for anyone employed or seeking employment in the coal mine industry. Coal mining companies must ensure that a health assessment is carried out for each person who is to be offered employment, or is already employed as a coal mine worker.
Some of the things the assessment will cover may include:
- Medical history
- Lung function test
- Chest X-ray
- A standard hearing test
- Blood pressure
- Body mass index
- Urine analysis
- Physical fitness test
- Eye/vision tests including colour blindness
- Chest X-ray
- Drug and alcohol testing
Dr. Benjamin is available at the clinic to conduct Coal Board Medicals.
Pre-employment medical assessments provide vital information that will allow the determination of factors that may limit the applicant’s ability to safely perform their job and avoid injury.
The pre-employment medical is mutually beneficial for both the potential employee and the employer. The assessment may identify and potentially minimise the risk of someone undertaking work when they are not fit to perform that work or determine the prospective employee’s capabilities in safely and effectively performing certain tasks.
Some of the assessment options available include:
- Medical history
- Height weight blood pressure
- Body mass index
- Hearing and vision testing including colour blindness assessment
- Musculoskeletal assessment (we can recommend Dr Chris Soo who is also a qualified physiotherapist).
- Spirometry or lung capacity testing
- Drug and alcohol
- Referral for pathology or radiology
Pre-employment vaccinations are also available.
Dr Benjamin, Dr Cuffe, Dr Baragry and Dr Soo are experienced in providing a detailed pre-employment assessment.
Deb Singh (Diabetes Educator) is our on-site credentialed Diabetic Educator.
She has over 20 years of experience in nursing and 7 years of experience in teaching. She has traveled extensively overseas, living in Kathmandu (Nepal) for 2 years where she worked in emergency medicine. Deb has 3 children which means she approaches work and life with a sense of humour and flexibility.
Deb is passionate about providing comprehensive diabetes care to patients with an emphasis on self-management and setting realistic goals. Her areas of expertise include everyday aspects of diabetes management, insulin titration, pharmacotherapy, gestational diabetes, and diabetes cycle of care participation.
A graduate of the Queensland University of Technology 2018, Elliot is an enthusiastic and passionate Podiatrist who joined the Gold Coast Foot Centres team in 2021. Elliot developed his interest in foot function early on through his many years of playing multiple sports.
Elliot is an experienced podiatrist specialising in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and lower limb pain sustained during sports and other physical activities and offers ethical evidence-based treatment for all ages.
Understanding of this complex syndrome is emerging.
Causative factors may be traumatic injury, degenerative problems, dietary and infective triggers, and co-morbidities such as fibromyalgia, migraine and autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue and prolonged inflammatory responses.
Dr Graham Exelby has extensively researched and collaborated with health professionals and scientists to better understand the diagnosis and management of this challenging and debilitating problem. He has successfully helped treat the symptoms of POTS and fibromyalgia patients for more than 20 years. His exciting research is ongoing and continually evolving and he continues to achieve better well-being for patients with this challenging health problem.
At Mermaid Central Weight Loss Clinic, we understand the unique challenges of weight loss in a world filled with ever–changing diet trends and exercise regimes. Born out of a profound need to address the increasing obesity epidemic in Australia, our clinic embodies a commitment to holistic health and sustainable change.
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Medical abortion, a safe and legal option provided by healthcare professionals, offers individuals a non-invasive and private approach to terminating a pregnancy. Doctors play a crucial role in ensuring that patients receive accurate information, personalised care, and follow-up consultations to address any concerns.
Contact Dr Leigh Exelby for more information.