Welcome to Nunawading Clinic
Thank you for visiting Nunawading Clinic online. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, try the site map located at the top of each page. If you need further assistance or information, one of our receptionists will be happy to help you either over the phone or in person.
Nunawading Clinic was established more than 40 years ago and has a proud heritage within the community. Our goal is to provide comprehensive Medical & Allied health care. We carry on a proud tradition from GP's of the past & hope to incorporate other allied health practitioners into our team.
We have had the pleasure of working with Dr Mark Chan and Dr Hogan Chen in 2017. They will be leaving us now to further their training at different clinics and we wish them well for the future. We warmly welcome Dr Jerry Hsu and Dr John Chae to our team. Dr John Chae in particular will be working very closely with Dr Terence Heng at Nunawading Clinic and Vermont Healthcare (on weekends).
New Allied Health Services Available at Vermont Health Care
Current patients of the clinic may have noticed an increase in our allied health services in the last few months. Nunawading Clinic & Vermont Health Care have always strived to provide more comprehensive services to the community and are happy to have Podiatry, Psychology and Dietician Services provided at our larger practice at Vermont Health Care. If you are wondering if these will benefit you, please talk to one of our doctors or receptionists to access these services. Our physiotherapy services are on hold for the moment.
Booking Online !
Thanks to all our patients who have supported this practice over the years. We are now happy to announce that the online booking service is up and running. The service is run by HotDoc and you can also download the app to your mobile device if you prefer. Not all available appointments are listed online so if you feel your matter is urgent, please call us and we will endeavour to fit you in on the same day. The Urgent Care weekend appointments will need to be made by phone at this time but this might change in the future. Please feel free to provide our staff with feedback so we can help make this program as user-friendly as possible.
Click on the Book Online button on the top right hand corner of this page to make see your doctor's availability.
Yellow Fever Vaccination
Nunawading Clinic is an Accredited Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinic for travellers to Central / South America & Africa. Some private health insurance companies will partially cover the cost of your overseas vaccinations so we do encourage you to get in touch with them. Our doctors will be able to advise you about the appropriate vaccinations required for your upcoming trip.
Nunawading Clinic & Vermont Health Care have had a long history of teaching registrars over the years and a number have stayed on after completion as part of our current team. We provide a full spectrum of General Practice work from Home visits, Workforce medicals, Nursing Home visits in addition to our comprehensive in-house General practice services. We have interviewed many excellent candidates this year and have reached our quota of registrars for 2018. We are happy for registrar applicants to contact us however for an interview for 2019 positions. We have four Level 1 Accredited Supervisors in our clinics and a few of them are also involved as Fellowship Examiners for the RACGP.
We would love to have a chat and help you explore your options in General Practice. If this has piqued your interest, please feel free to forward your CV or alternatively, contact the clinic to speak with a Supervisor (Dr Terence Heng and Dr Christine Lin).
GP's who have achieved their vocational registration are also welcome to apply for a position as well.
A lot of people ask about our registrars so here is a bit of information:
An Intern is a provisionally registered medical doctor who has just finished medical school. They are only allowed to work in hospitals and have to complete specific rotations over 12 months prior to becoming a fully registrered medical doctor.
A Resident has finished internship and does various rotations in the hospital system as they decide what speciality they would like to focus on. They can stay this way indefinitely but the majority choose to progress to Speciality training.
A Registrar is a doctor who has succesfully been selected to begin Speciality training. This can be in any Specialist field eg : General Practice, Physician training, Surgical training etc. This training period can last between 3 to 7 years depending on the Speciality and how quickly each individual doctor progresses.
A Consultant is a doctor whom after many years of Speciality training and passing exams, has been recognised by the respective Specialist college eg: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), to independently practice within that Speciality.
1) GP Registrars are fully qualified medical doctors in their own right. Some have been in the hospital system working hard for 2 to 4 years prior to coming to us. At the end of their training placements, they sit 2 written exams and a practical exam. On passing, they are awarded Fellowship within the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and can use FRACGP as their post-nominal title.
2) Vermont Health Care and Nunawading Clinic carry on a proud tradition of training future GP's by having registrars rotate through the clinic every 6 to 12 months depending on their term. Registrars by definition of their training, are required to move to various clinics to learn the broad range of skills required in General Practice. Both our clinics are accredited to train registrars through their entire course and some of our supervisors are Examiners for the RACGP. All our registrars have been interviewed and specifically requested to work with our team and competition is tight for them to secure a training position with us.
3) Rotation dates for registrars occur in February and August every year in hospitals and clinics all around Australia and that is why you may notice new doctors at our practice around these times. We thank you for understanding this process and also for your trust in the clinic as we continue to mentor our new doctors.
Summer is here!
The days are now getting warmer and longer. Unfortunately, Summer brings with it increased pollen and this might be a burden for hayfever sufferers. Typical symptoms include itchy/watery eyes, sneezing/ runny nose and some people who have asthma may notice they have trouble with it as well.
Please feel free to make an appointment with our doctors to discuss the treatment of hayfever and asthma as there are many options available. Our clinic is busier than ever and we realise it might be difficult to get an appointment on the day but we will always try our best to fit you in if you think your concerns are urgent and need to be addressed.
Vermont Urgent Care
The Footy season is over and we feel honoured to be part of their treating team for injured players. We wish all our players a speedy recovery and a safe return to sport.
Our urgent care / injury service on Saturday and Sunday afternoons for sports related injuries has been a popular alternative to the local Emergency departments as most other GP clinics are closed. Feedback has been positive about the short waiting times and in depth service we are able to provide. All patients are welcome to attend and you do not have to be a patient of our clinics as we will always work together with your regular GP. Where necessary, our doctors will be able to organise for X-rays to help determine if there is a fracture or dislocation. We also work closely with various orthopaedic surgeons should the need arise.
We are pleased to say that since opening this service in March 2015, the local community has made up the majority of our patients who were not able to see their own GP, which further highlights the need for comprehensive General Practice care on the weekends.
Bulk Billing for consultations is available for children under 16 years. Full-time students under 25 with a valid Student Card are charged a reduced fee. Before 5pm, bulk billing is also available to pensioners and some concession card holders. On weekends and public holidays, bulk billing is available only for pensioners and children. To maintain our high standard of care in light of the medicare rebate freeze, there will be a procedural fee for all patients should they be required eg: plaster application for fractures, suturing, skin excisions etc. Please speak to our receptionists if you require further information.