The Balwyn Central Medical doctors wish to remind patients of our commitment to continuity of care. All patients are asked to nominate their preferred doctor. This is prominently recorded on your electronic medical record. If you are unsure of your nominated doctor, please ask the reception staff.
Our general practitioners (GPs) will maintain your electronic medical record. This includes reviewing correspondence from specialists, checking and coding incoming pathology/radiology results, and seeking additional medical information from other parties when appropriate, e.g. former GPs or public hospitals.
Your doctor will inform you of periodic health checks as appropriate, e.g. scheduled vaccinations in childhood, pap smears in adult women. Your doctor will also recall you for clinical reasons, e.g. to discuss test results that are not normal or to follow up medical problems, e.g. diabetes, breast lumps, medication reviews.
Your doctor will do other tasks from time to time e.g. completing medical assessments for pre-employment or insurance applications.
Your doctor will be the one whom you see for all routine health care, and for emergency care when possible. On occasion your doctor will not be able to see you when you wish and they would encourage you to see their colleagues at these times. This will help meet your needs for consultations over the full extent of hours that the practice is open. In some cases, women may prefer to see a female doctor for some problems, or men may prefer to see a male doctor.
Over time your needs may change. You may find one of the other doctors more suitable for your needs and wish to change your regular treating doctor. In this case, please discuss this with your new preferred doctor, and if they agree to take over your care, your former doctor will be informed and the name of your new doctor will be recorded on your electronic record.
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