Mt Druitt Medical Centre

253 Beames Ave Mt Druitt NSW 2770
02 9625 8888

About Us


We aim to achieve the best possible patient experience, the best possible practice population outcomes and best team satisfaction at providing the service. Whether you are a patient here or a team member, this is part of your Mt Druitt Family

Your Medical Home


This practice was established in 1965, and has been serving the people of this area continuously from this time. We see our role as helping you to be as healthy as you can be. To do this, we have a highly-committed practice team made up of different health professionals, working closely together. This allows us to better provide holistic healthcare, assisting you in staying well. Our aim is to prevent illness where possible, or achieve the best possible outcomes where it cannot.

We have built our practice around the model of the Patient-Centred Medical Home.

A patient-centred medical home is the general practice which is chosen by a person to be responsible for their ongoing, comprehensive, whole-person medical care. In a medical home, patients and their families have a continuing relationship with their GP and the general practice team. The whole team co-ordinates the care needed to optimise health. The following links explain more about the medical home model:



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Here is a sneak peek into what happens in the counselling room. Most of the work that gets done in a counselling session relies on the therapeutic relationship. It’s where trust is established when a person is heard and feels safe to express themselves. Together a counselling plan is established in line with the client’s goals.

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Courage and fear can both be present, and it comes down to what we do while we are feeling fearful. Just like confidence, courage can be exercised. Can you think of a time when you chose to be courageous? Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of our capabilities, both big and small and use them to expand how we see ourselves.

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Domestic violence occurs when a family member, partner or ex-partner attempt to physically or psychologically dominate or harm the other. While women are at greater risk of family, domestic and sexual violence, men are more likely to experience violence from strangers and in a public place.

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People can influence their own levels of motivation and self-control, which is empowering to know we have the ability to do so. I would like to highlight that it’s important to consider the things that may hinder us from moving towards our goals and dreams like low self-esteem, past failures, toxic relationships, lack of self-awareness and unhealthy family rules or patterns just to name a few.

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Human connections are essential across our lifespan, starting from the womb into older age. The motivation for connection is deeply embedded in our biological makeup.

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High levels of mental health are associated with increased learning, creativity and productivity, more pro-social behaviour and positive social relationships, and with improved physical health and life expectancy.

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Trauma is the experience of severe psychological distress of an individual following an event or series of events that are terrible or life-threatening.

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There is no magic diet. In all studies comparing diets, there is no single best diet. Losing and maintaining a healthy weight involves looking at all the factors which come into play, which is often too much to be done in a single consultation. Shared Medical Appointments are a proven way to make these changes happen

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Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms and help us identify as many cases in the community as quickly as possible.

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Wearing a face mask not only reduces the risk of catching something but also reduces the risk of passing on infections. Protecting ourselves and protecting others are key parts of helping us all to stay healthy.

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This is a question we have often asked ourselves. What if we could do things differently? How could we design a health care system which is better? Here is a great video showing what that might look like. Hint - you may see some of this in action in Mt Druitt Medical Centre

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Ever wanted to take a professional shopping tour with a Dietician? Let Dea, our Practice Dietician take you on a supermarket tour. Its a great way to plan your meals, make healthy choices and avoid the little traps in the aisles.

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Our Team


Our practice team have come together with the specific skills needed to partner with you in managing your health. We have a tightly integrated, collaborative team of specialists in General Practice, Nutrition, Exercise, Medication Management and Psychological wellbeing to help you stay healthy

Dr Kean-Seng Lim MBBS (Syd), FRACGP, FAMA, GAICD

General Practitioner

Dr Teng Kiong Kek MBBS (WA)

General Practititoner

Dr Vivienne Sharma MBBS(NSW), FRACGP

General Practitoner

Dr Natalie Cochrane MBBS (Syd) FRACGP

General Practitioner

Dr Samantha Cabrera MD, MBBS (Hons UNSW)

General Practitioner

Dea Krismarietta

Dietician

Daniel Parker

Exercise Physiologist

Vinita Deshpande

Clinical Pharmacist

Carmen Debono

Counsellor

Our Services


Our team offers a broad range of health services designed to assist you whether you are unwell or trying to stay as healthy as you can be.

Health Checks

Regular check ups are for preventing illness, staying healthy as well as detecting anything which may need to be done to keep you well

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Quit Smoking Counselling

Your GP is here to help when you are ready to quit smoking. They can walk you through and support your decision to quit smoking.

Dietary Advice

Our Dietitian and Nutritionist Dea Krismarietta sees patients for a range of dietary issues : Diabetes , Weight loss, Weight gain, Vegetarian diets, Heart health, Sports nutrition, Coeliac disease , Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Food allergies.

ECGs

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that can be used to check your heart's rhythm and electrical activity. Sensors attached to the skin are used to detect the electrical signals produced by your heart each time it beats.

Spirometry

Spirometry is the most common of the pulmonary function tests. A spirometry measures the lung function specifically the amount and /or speed of air that can be inhaled or exhaled. Spirometry is helpful in assessing breathing patterns that identify conditions such as Asthma, Pulmonary Fibrosis , Cystic Fibrosis and COPD.

Skin Cancer Treatment

Our GP's can perform a full skin check and examine any lesions of concern. They are also able to treat skin lesions with cryotherapy or minor surgery - such as excision of small skin cancers. We like to make sure we have adequate time to do this properly. If you would like a full skin check, please make sure to book a LONG APPOINTMENT for this

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Minor Surgery

At Mount Druitt Medical Centre, our doctors are are able to perform simple surgical procedures under local anesthetic. Our team are trained an experienced in procedures such as skin cancer excisions and wound care.

Sporting Injuries

Sports related injuries such as sprains, strains and overuse injuries.

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Exercise & Training Advice

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is an Allied Health Professional who specialises in exercise advice.

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Work Injuries

In Work Cover cases, an injured worker will rely on their GP for advice, coordinating medical treatment and services, and to assist with their overall recovery, rehabilitation and return to work.

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Men's Health

Men's health includes: Prostate screening, Bladder problems, Pelvic pain ,Erectile dysfunction, Sexual problems and STD assessments, Cardiac assessments, General health checks, Preventative health screens, Bowel cancer screen, Blood pressure checks.

Women's Health

Women's health includes :Cervical screening, Sexual problems, Contraception, Pregnancy, Ovarian Cysts, Ovarian Cancer, Period problems and Menopause.

Cervical Screening Tests

The Cervical Screening Test changed on 1 December 2017 to improve early detection and save more lives. All women aged between 25 and 74 years are now invited to have a Cervical Screening Test every five years, instead of a Pap test every two years. The Cervical Screening Test detects HPV infection. HPV is a key risk factor in the development of cervical cancer. Even if you are vaccinated against HPV you need to participate in regular cervical screening.

Counselling

Carmen Debono , Master of Counselling (process) offers a warm and professional counselling experience for women. Practicing in Western Sydney and provides online counselling in the comfort of your home or office anywhere in Australia. Consultations are usually 55 minutes in duration at A$70. Carmen uses an integrated client-centered approach and provides counselling for the following: Anxiety, Stress management, Loss, Relationship challenges, Depression, Life transitions, Greif, Identity/ Self esteem and Goal setting.

Immunisations

The NSW Immunisation Program provides the community with protection against vaccine preventable diseases through initiatives targeting infants, adolescents, adults and at risk persons in line with the National Immunisation Program. This program is available through your GP.

Travel Health & Advice

If you travel outside Australia, you may get sick from a number of diseases that are preventable by vaccination. Different vaccines are needed for certain countries. You should consult your GP six to 12 weeks before you travel.

Antenatal Shared Care

Antenatal shared care (shared care) is joint care of a pregnant woman by her GP and the hospital antenatal clinic. Antenatal shared care creates the opportunity to practice collaborative obstetric care by combining the varied skills of each profession.

Diabetes Group Sessions

Your GP can refer you to either a diabetes educator, dietitian or exercise physiologist for an assessment. This involves taking a comprehensive history, identifying individual goals and preparing you for an appropriate group services program.

Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology

Our pathology collection room is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 12 noon.

Chronic Disease Group Sessions

The care delivery team for SMAs is typically led by a general practitioner (GP) or advanced practice nurse. The team can include a group facilitator (eg. psychologist, nurse, diabetes educator) and sometimes a pharmacist, dietitian, exercise physiologist or other allied health professional (AHP).

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Appointment System

In order to give you the time you need, we prefer to see patients by appointment

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Telehealth - Phone and Video Consultations

We are happy to provide phone or video consultations to regular patients of the practice

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Recalls and Reminders

Part of our commitment to better health includes proactively addressing your health needs

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Access to Personal Health Information and Privacy Policy

Your information is private!

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House Calls

House calls are available if you are unable to attend the surgery due to a serious medical reason.

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Communication

Need assistance with communication? If you have difficulties with hearing or language, assistance with communication is available through the National Relay Service or the Phone Interpreters service. Please let our reception staff know if this is needed.

Phone Enquiries

Sometimes there will be a need to contact us by phone or email

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Urgent Clinically Significant Results

If your results are significantly abnormal or urgent, a doctor from this practice will contact you. Please make sure your contact details are up to date. You may also be able to discuss these results with your team by phone or video consultation

After Hours Care

What to do when the practice is not open

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Training of Students

We see training of the future health workforce is part of our responsibility

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CareMonitor : Remote Monitoring and Patient Partnership Application

Health care works best when there is a good team partnership. We use a Patient Provider Partnership Platform called CareMonitor to assist in health management

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More About Us


In order to better manage your health, we do have an appointment system


This assists us to spend time with patients where it is needed. While we do prefer you to ring beforehand, should you require urgent treatment, we will always fit you in. Just let our receptionists know if you need to be seen quickly.

We understand that no-one likes to be kept waiting and would like to thank you beforehand for your patience. Unfortunately there are times when, because of the complexity or number of problems, a consultation may run over time. Please feel free to ring ½ hr before you come to check if there are any delays. If you need a longer consultation for any reason (eg Pap smears, complex or multiple issues), please do ask the receptionists for a longer appointment. This will allow us to spend the time we need to assist you. We would be grateful if you could let us know if you are unable to keep an appointment.
You can MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE by clicking HERE


Sometimes it may not be possible to come into the practice.


Phone and Video Consultations

In these situations we are able to arrange a telehealth consultation by phone or by secure video connection. Your privacy and the security of data is vital to us. For this reason we only use secure video connections via CareMonitor or HealthDirect Video Call. These can connect to either your computer or your mobile device.

You can make an appointment online for a phone or video consultation or contact the practice team should you need to access a telehealth consultation. We prefer to use Healthdirect Video Call, which provides a highly secure system, meeting all the Australian Privacy regulations and requirements.

1. When you book a video consultation you will be sent a hyperlink.

https://videocall.direct/trainingmtdruiit

Just log into this and you will see the next screen

2. 
Click on START VIDEO CALL and ENTER YOUR DETAILS

3.
4. Then enter the waiting area and wait for your consultation to begin.

Help Guide on Video Consultations​​​
Tips on Making the Most of the Video Consultation​​​
Your health record remains confidential and we do not share any information without your consent.


You are entitled to view your records and if you should need to view your records at any time, please talk to your doctor to arrange this. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff. We abide by the National Privacy Principles.
Part of our commitment to better health includes proactively addressing your health needs.


We routinely send out recalls for immunisations and pap smears and may from time to time need to contact you regarding other health checks. We also participate in National and State registers and reminder systems (Pap test registry and Immunisation Registry). Please help us by keeping your contact details up to date and let us know if you do not wish to be involved in this.

If your results are significantly abnormal or urgent, a doctor from this practice will contact you. Please make sure your contact details are up to date.
If you have difficulties with hearing or language, assistance with communication is available through the National Relay Service or the Phone Interpreters service.

Please let our reception staff know if this is needed.
House calls may be available if you are unable to attend the surgery due to a serious medical reason.


House calls are available within a 5 kilometre radius. If you feel you need a house call, please contact the surgery before 12.00 pm. House calls are normally performed between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm and are usually charged at the AMA rate, and available after discussion with the doctor.


If you need to speak to a doctor urgently, and are unable to attend the surgery, please let the receptionist know and we will put you through to a doctor as soon as available. For non-urgent matters, it would help us if you rang between the hours of 12.00 and 1.30 as this will minimise the disruption to those with appointments.

We generally prefer to discuss any test results face to face, however there may be times when your doctor may advise you to ring for them instead (such as with Pap smears and some x-rays). We would be grateful if you could call between the hours of 1.30 and 3.00 for this.

We have arranged for After Hours medical care to be provided by the National Home Doctor Service. If you require medical assistance when the practice is not open, a doctor may be contacted by calling 13-SICK (13-7425)


Pensioners and Medicare Care Holders are bulk billed.

Quality training is a vital part of the future of health care in Australia.


Our practice team has a strong commitment to training, and will frequently host students from several health disciplines as well as engaging in post-graduate specialty training for doctors wishing to undertake their specialist training in General Practice. As a patient at this practice, you may be asked if you are willing to have a student "sit in" on a consultation. While we value your assistance, please feel free to decline this at any time. Your comfort and privacy as a patient must always take first priority.
We can better partner with you in your health when all team members are engaged in their healthcare



We use a Patient Provider Partnership Platform called CareMonitor, which allows you to enter your own measurements - be they weight, blood pressure, blood glucose levels, questionnaires, symptom scores or many other things. Your care team will then be able to review these results with you to assist you to make the best health choices.
CareMonitor was awarded the Australian Digital Health Agency's Health Innovations Award for 2020.

To learn more about this, have a look at the CareMonitor website www.caremonitor.com.au



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  • 253 Beames Avenue, Mount Druitt NSW, Australia

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