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General Treatments

We accept walk-ins and our medical centre is open until 10pm.

Contact us to book an appointment.


General Treatments

Family Medical Centre offers a full range of general treatments in our state of the art facilities.


Family Medical Centre is an after-hours clinic, open until 10pm Monday – Saturday and 9pm on Sunday. Walk-ins and appointments welcome.

Removal Of Ear Wax


Ear Microsuction
Ear Microsuction is the quickest and safest method of earwax removal, including hard or impacted wax. ) Earwax build-up can cause damage to these structures over time. This can affect your hearing The process is much more comfortable as it avoids touching the sensitive skin of the ear canal, and has no contact with the eardrum.

Ear Irrigation (Syringing)
Ear irrigation is a routine procedure used to remove excess earwax, Earwax build-up can cause damage to these structures over time. This can affect your hearing. Removing excess earwax with ear irrigation is a safe way to minimize the risk of damage to the ear.

Electrocardiography (ECG) Tests & Interpretation


Removal Of Foreign Bodies From Ear, Nose, Or Surface Of Eye

Most ear, nose and eye surface foreign bodies can be removed by a skilled physician in the office with minimal risk of complications. Common removal methods include the use of forceps, water irrigation, and suction catheter.

  • How is it inserted?
    A small amount of local anaesthetic is given to numb the skin on the inner area of the arm just above the elbow. The implant is then inserted under the skin and paper stitches and/ or a small dressing is applied over the puncture wound. To ensure that you are not pregnant, the implant is fitted sometime during the first 5 days after the beginning of a normal menstrual period.
  • Will the implant be visible to other people?
    This contraceptive is not likely to be visible but you should be able to feel the rod with your fingertips.
  • When is it safe to have sex?
    If you get the implant on the first day of your period you are protected immediately. However, if the implant is fitted later in your period you should wait for 7 days to be absolutely sure that you are covered for contraception.
  • How long does it work for?
    The implant is effective for contraception for 3 years. If you are very overweight it may not be effective for the full 3 years. Your doctor may suggest that the implant is changed after 2 years, or that you consider an alternative form of contraception.
  • What can reduce the effectiveness of the implant?
    Because the implant causes a slow release of progestogen into your system, there is very little that can interfere with it. Unlike oral contraceptives, an upset stomach will not affect the action of the implant. However, women who are on some types of antiepileptic medication may not have a good contraceptive cover and should consider other forms of contraception.
  • Do I need check-ups?
    A check-up is not necessary but if you are concerned about changes in the bleeding pattern or any side effects such as prolonged headaches or breast tenderness please come back for review.
  • What about removal?
    Removing the implant should be a fairly straightforward procedure provided the implant can be felt under the skin. A local anaesthetic is used to numb the area and a small incision is made at one end of the rod so that the rod can be removed. After removal, either paper stitches or a dissolvable suture is used to close the wound. Some bruising is normal. In a small minority of patients where the device is not easily felt the implant may need to be removed using ultrasound imaging.
  • Will it leave a scar?
    You will have a very small scar that may fade with time.
  • Removal of Contraceptive Bar
    A small cut (incision) is made and the bar is removed with a pair of surgical tweezers. If the area has been properly anesthetised you should not feel anything other than a little pulling and tension. You may need to have a stitch (suture) inserted if the cut was big enough but generally this is not necessary and a dressing applied is sufficient. In most women, the skin edges sit closely together and heal neatly. Occasionally, a minute scar is left but with time this will fade to white and become barely noticeable.

Cryotherapy For Wart Removal

Cryotherapy involves freezing a wart using a very cold substance (usually liquid nitrogen). Cryotherapy is a standard treatment for warts and can be done in a doctor’s office. Your doctor may trim the wart with cases or liquid nitrogen is applied to the wart using a probe Most warts require 1 to 4 treatments.


Suturing Of Cuts And Lacerations

Nebulizer Treatment

24 Hour Holter Monitor

This is a 24-hour E.C.G. test which give us a full reading of your heart activity over a day and night period, as opposed to a snapshot. Your doctor may ask you to use this if they require more in-depth information on how your heart is functioning. Patients can go about their normal daily whilst wearing the holter.

24 Hr Blood Pressure Monitor

This test requires patients to wear a blood pressure monitor for a 24-hour period which records blood pressure readings at regular intervals. This provides more accurate information in comparison to standard blood pressure tests and can be useful in the diagnosis of a number of issues, most notably hypertension. The device will be fitted and removed by your doctor.

Joint Injections

Joint injections are used to administer hydrocortisone (steroids) directly into a joint in order to relieve pain. Fluid may also be removed from the joint before the hydrocortisone is administered. This can be beneficial for those suffering from inflammatory reactions, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, rotators cuff issues or musculoskeletal issues.

Driving Licence Forms NDLS

If restrictions are required on your driver licence/learner permit you must submit a Medical Report Form to the NDLS. Visit Family Medical Centre to undergo the necessary assessments and to have your form filled out by one of our physicians.


Family Medical Centre provides out of hours gP services - Late Night & Weekend Appointments and Walk-Ins

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