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Drs' Leave Calendar

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 Chong Khoo will be on leave from Wednesday 9th August, returning on Monday 11th September.
  • John Zammit will be on leave from Friday 11th August, returning on Thursday 19th October.
  • Dr Brad McKay will be on leave from Saturday 2nd September, returning on Monday 11th September.
  • Dr Chris Davis will be on leave from Friday 1st September, returning on Monday 11th September.
  • Dr Catherine Insley will be on leave from Saturday 23rd September, returning on Monday 2nd October.

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

PrEP is here

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/

The usual consultation fees apply for PrEP visits, however there is no charge for medication.  If you are interested in PrEP please make an appointment.

Skin Checks

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.

East Sydney Doctors opening hours

Sunday 19-11-2017 1pm - 5pm
Monday 20-11-2017 8:00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday 21-11-2017 8:00am - 7.00pm
Wednesday 22-11-2017 8:00am - 7.00pm
Thursday 23-11-2017 8:00am - 7.00pm
Friday 24-11-2017 8:00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 25-11-2017 9.00am - 1.00 pm