See which of our doctors have 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 Caroline West will be on leave from Monday 3rd July, returning on Tuesday 18th July.
- Dr Marilyn McMurchie will be on leave from Wednesday 16th July, returning on Monday 21st August.
- Dr Ercel Ozser will be on leave from Saturday 10th June, returning on Monday 17th July.
- Dr Chris Davis will be on leave from Friday 16th June, returning on Friday 30th June.
- Dr David Baker will be on leave from Saturday 8th July, returning on Tuesday 25th July.
- Dr Rob Page will be on leave from Thursday 27th July, returning on Wednesday 16th August.
- Dr Chong Khoo will be on leave from Wednesday 9th August, returning on Thursday 7th September.
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
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.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the use of medication by people without HIV to prevent infection. PrEP is now available via a clinical trial called EPIC.
PrEP is very effective in preventing HIV infection provided it is taken regularly. A study called EPIC NSW (Expanded PrEP Implementation in Communities in NSW), is providing medication for thousands of people at risk of HIV in NSW.This study uses the combination of two anti-retroviral treatments (ART) of emtricabine with tenofovir in a single tablet (Truvada).
If the EPIC study is not suitable for you another option is to buy PrEP medication online. This needs a prescription from your doctor and costs about $100 a month.
If you have questions about PrEP It is best to talk to your GP at East Sydney Doctor. A very good summary of PrEP is available from ACON. http://endinghiv.org.au/nsw/stay-safe/epic/
Most consultations for PrEP are bulk-billed through Medicare so there is no charge to you. If you are interested in PrEP please make an appointment.
All doctors at ESD are experienced in performing skin checks. We recommend that people over the age of 50 especially those with fair skin have a regular skin check.
More than half of all Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. The most common cancers can usually be removed fairly simply. Malignant melanomas are less common but more serious as they are likely to spread without early treatment.
Check in before the summer heat.