Clean Slate Clinic

Do you feel like you need help with your drinking?

Always waking up with a hangover?

Worried you have lost control?

Established in 2015 the Clean Slate Clinic provides a discreet service for those wishing to address problem drinking. The Clinic, led by Dr Chris Davis and supported by highly-trained nursing staff, offers a 7 day outpatient program, follow-up consults, group support and external referrals as necessary. The program has a high success rate in helping people cut down or stop their problem drinking and is the subject of a medical research paper.

Specifically, the program involves:

  • an initial assessment to ascertain a client's suitability to the program
  • vitamin injections pre-detox
  • a urine drug screen
  • daily attendance at the clinic to receive medication that will facilitate the detox
  • daily breathalyser tests
  • a post-detox review at the end of the 10 day period, at which anti-craving medication will be offered
  • referral to external support groups
  • follow up appointments to track wellbeing

The program can be bulk-billed for concession card holders, with fees applying for other clients.

To find out more about the Clean Slate Clinic please book a long consultation with Dr Chris Davis, online or by phoning reception on 9332 2531

Flu Vax Now Available

Flu vaccinations are now available at East Sydney Doctors. The cost is $20.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone from six months of age, but is available free under the National Immunisation Program for people who face a high risk from influenza and its complications. The following people are eligible for a FREE flu vaccine:

Phone the practice on 9332 2531 to book an appointment with the nurse and get your flu vax today!

 

Drs' Leave Calendar

 

See which of our doctors have current or upcoming leave scheduled. If your usual GP is away, our friendly receptionists are happy to advise who will be attending to patients in their absence.

 

  • Dr Vanessa Farr will be on leave from Wednesday 29th March, returning on Tuesday 11th April.
  • Dr Michael Hand will be on leave from Tuesday 4th April, returning Tuesday 11th April.
  • Dr Caroline West will be on leave from Tuesday 11th April, returning on Wednesday 26th April.
  • Dr David Baker will be on leave from Thursday 13th April, returning on Wednesday 19th April.

ESD Welcomes Dr Chris Davis and Dr Rob Page

East Sydney Doctors welcomes 2 new GPs to the Practice

     Dr Chris Davis             Dr Rob Page

We would like to welcome Dr Chris Davis and Dr Rob Page.

Chris joined us partway through last year after coming to Sydney in 2014. He has a wide variety of experience with particular focus on alcohol, mental health and sexual health and is an accredited S100 prescriber.

Rob joined us in late 2016 after spending the last few years working in homeless health and Aboriginal health services. Apart from general medicine his professional interests include addiction and sexual health - which he will commence further training in this year.

Cure Hepatitis C Now (Copy)

New hepatitis C treatment is available now.

At East Sydney Doctors we are committed to ensuring that all people living with hepatitis C have access to the new treatments. If you are interested in new treatment please book in with one of our general practitioners (GPs).

We also have 2 visiting liver specialists Associate Professor Gail Matthews - an infectious disease specialist and Dr Richard Shew - a gastroenterologist who are both expert in hepatitis management.

The new medications available now are sofosbuvir and ledipasvir (in a single tablet called Harvoni), sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) and daclatasvir (Daklinza). Used in combination these medications can cure at least 90% of people with chronic hepatitis C infection. The course of treatment is usually only 8 - 12 weeks and causes few side effects in most people. Other new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C will become available later in the year.

These medications can be prescribed by our GPs in consultation with a specialist. They are available through the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS), like other prescriptions medications, so the cost will be $38.30 a month per medication or $6.20 if you have a health care card.

Prior to treatment you need to have some investigations performed including a blood test to check your liver and to confirm the type of hepatitis C that you have. You can then have a FibroScan performed to determine the amount of liver scaring (fibrosis) that has occurred. We generally have access to a FibroScan machine at East Sydney Doctors. This test usually only takes about 5 minutes to perform and is painless.

If you have any questions talk to one of our experienced GPs. You can also ring the National Hepatitis Information line on 1800 437 222 or go on line to Hepatitis Australia http://www.hepatitisaustralia.com

Cure Hepatitis C Now

New hepatitis C treatment is available now.

New hepatitis C medication is available now. At East Sydney Doctors we are committed to ensuring that all people living with hepatitis C have access to the new treatments. If you are interested in new treatment please book in with one of our general practitioners (GPs).

We also have 2 visiting liver specialists Associate Professor Gail Matthews - an infectious disease specialist and Dr Richard Shew - a gastroenterologist who are both expert in hepatitis management.

The new medications becoming available now are sofosbuvir and ledipasvir (in a single tablet called Harvoni), sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) and daclatasvir (Daklinza). Used in combination these medications can cure at least 90% of people with chronic hepatitis C infection. The course of treatment is usually only 8 - 12 weeks and causes few side effects in most people. Other new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C will probably become available later in the year.

These medications can be prescribed by our GPs in consultation with a specialist. They are available through the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS), like other prescriptions medications, so the cost will be $38.30 a month per medication or $6.20 if you have a health care card.

Prior to treatment you need to have some investigations performed including a blood test to check your liver and to confirm the type of hepatitis C that you have. You can then have a FibroScan performed to determine the amount of liver scaring (fibrosis) that has occurred. We generally have access to a FibroScan machine at East Sydney Doctors. This test usually only takes about 5 minutes to perform and is painless.

If you have any questions talk to one of our experienced GPs. You can also ring the National Hepatitis Information line on 1800 437 222 or go on line to Hepatitis Australia http://www.hepatitisaustralia.com

STI Checks Available

A check-up for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is available 7 days a week at East Sydney Doctors (ESD). All our GPS are experienced in providing checks for STIs. If you are a gay male you can check in directly with out friendly pathology collector for a standard gay-male STI check. This service is provided for free 7 days a week. You can walk in any time for this check or you can book in.
The standard gay male check-up is a blood test for HIV and syphilis and a urine test and swabs for chlamydia and gonorrhoea. Results are available in 3 working days.

East Sydney Doctors opening hours

Sunday 23-04-2017 1pm - 5pm
Monday 24-04-2017 8:00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday 25-04-2017 8:00am - 7.00pm
Wednesday 26-04-2017 8:00am - 7.00pm
Thursday 27-04-2017 8:00am - 7.00pm
Friday 28-04-2017 8:00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 29-04-2017 9.00am - 1.00 pm