Standard Health Check-up
Hawkins Medical Clinic recommends having an annual standard health check-up. A check-up should be completed by your regular doctor who knows your medical history. It’s a great way to check in with your doctor and to have any niggling issues sorted out.
Skin Check Clinics
A Special Skin Check clinic operates weekly within Hawkins Medical Clinic. Dr Mike Bruorton and Dr Vishnu Sangangari have interests in dermatology and provide this service each Wednesday and Friday morning.
Patients undergo a full body skin check during the appointment (no make up to be worn) and will need to remove outer clothing, leaving underwear on.
Pigmented lesions of concern will be checked and if necessary scanned. Cryotherapy is offered for sun spots. Treatment of suspicious lesions by a subsequent excision appointment or referral to specialists may occur if required.
This service is only available to patients older than 10 years (unless they have had skin checks previously). Patients aged 10 to 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
The Hawkins Medical Clinic uses Australian Clinical Labs (formerly HealthScope) to perform INR testing within the clinic. This system provides the doctor with an instant result to manage your warfarin dose. Your doctor may refer you to one of these INR clinics when your Warfrin medication is stable. This is particularly beneficial for elderly patients and reduces confusion if medication intake needs to change.
Chronic Disease Management
Hawkins Medical Clinic has a number of nurses trained in Chronic Disease Management education, in particular diabetes, heart disease and asthma.
Your doctor may recommend that you make an appointment to see one of our nurses at our Branch Clinic in Ferrers Street to help with the education and management of your chronic disease.
Our nurses will explain how you can help to control or minimise the effects of your medical condition and will prepare a draft management plan for your doctor. You will subsequently see your doctor who will discuss your condition and the management plan. You will be provided with a copy to keep with you for your records.
Where other providers are involved with your medical care your doctor may seek your consent to send them a copy of your management plan encouraging them to participate in a team care arrangement.
Pap Smear Clinics
Hawkins Medical Clinic has two nurses that are trained in taking pap smears. Your doctor may offer the alternative of seeing one of these nurses for your regular pap smear. The results of these tests are viewed by your doctor and any follow up required is the responsibility of your doctor.
Specific Pap smear clinics are held each week in both the Branch Clinic and the main clinic on Sturt Street.
Patients requesting an appointment with a nurse will require confirmation by their regular doctor that a referral to a nurse is appropriate for the individual patient.
Patients are charged the same gap for a nurse pap smear as would apply to see their regular doctor.
Seasonal Flu Clinics
Hawkins Medical Clinic hold annual flu vaccination clinics. These clinics usually commence around April depending on our flu vaccine supply. Flu clinics are bulk billed for patients over 65 or those deemed medically at risk by their doctor. On the day a doctor will go through a consent form with you and then one of our nurses will give you the injection. You can book into a flu clinic by phoning Hawkins on 87255266. Each year the commencement date varies slightly so stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter or our News page as we will announce when the flu clinics will begin on these forums.