Standard appointments are made for 15 minutes. It is a good idea to plan ahead for routine appointments. For example, if you need to make an appointment for a repeat prescription, make sure you allow plenty of time before your medication runs out.
Every attempt will be made to see all urgent problems and emergencies on the same day. When you have an urgent medical problem, the receptionist may refer you to a nurse who will be able to determine your needs in more detail.
To help us run to schedule and to enable your doctor to manage your health issues appropriately, longer appointment times are allocated for the following:
- Excisions or other minor surgery
- Driver’s licence medicals
- Insurance Medicals
- Completion of any forms (eg. hospital admission forms, carer’s pension, treating doctors reports)
- GP Management plans, various health assessments,
Please let the receptionist know if you require any of these so that an appropriate appointment can be made for you. This will also help us to identify those patients who need to see the practice nurse for a preliminary examination before seeing the doctor.
The doctors at this practice also visit some of the nursing homes in Townsville.