Milsons Point Medical Centre is a partially bulk billing medical centre in Waverton. Bulk billing fees apply for Children 16 years and under or holders of FULL PENSION CARDS. Consultations for Veterans affairs will be submitted directly to medicare. Please contact us on 02 9023 9999 for more information. Click here to view our fees.
Located near Waverton, we cater to individuals and families in the North Sydney area. Our Doctors and Allied health staff are absolutely dedicated to enhancing your quality of life. We are proud of our compassionate focus on providing a friendly and comfortable service to anyone at any age from the time that you walk through our doors.
Our experienced Waverton Doctors, both Male & Female, offer you a range of services that deal with your day to day chronic and acute diseases. Our medical centre located is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to provide you with the best medical analysis possible.
Our services include: Chronic Conditions, Senior Health Assessments, Vaccinations, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Mental Health, Travel Medicine, Children’s Health Checks, Sports Medicine, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Chiropractic, Podiatry & Dietician. Call today on 02 9023 9999 to see if you qualify for bulk-billing.
Below we discuss some services our Waverton Doctors offer.
Chronic pain is pain that has lasted for a period of more than 3 months. There are numerous types of chronic pain such as bone pain, nerve pain and can range from being mild to severe.
Chronic pain can be due to illnesses such as migraine, osteoporosis, arthritis and other musculoskeletal ailments, or after an injury or surgery. Living with chronic pain can make it difficult to work, can lower your quality of life and impact your emotional health as well.
Most people benefit from a range of different treatments and self-management, such as:
- psychological techniques — such as visiting a psychologist you can see a psychologist or use online self-help sites
- pacing your activities
- using techniques such as meditation and lastly doing exercise such as gentle walking & swimming, cycling.
Getting vaccinated before you travel overseas is very important. While Australia has controlled many infectious diseases this may not be the case in the country you are travelling to.
Babies, children, pregnant women are especially at risk when overseas.
- hepatitis A and hepatitis B
- yellow fever
- tuberculosis (TB)
- meningococcal disease
- Japanese encephalitis
- measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
- influenza (flu)
There may be vaccinations you need that are not covered in this list. Visit this website https://www.travelvax.com.au/holiday-traveller/vaccination-requirements to see what you might need. Call us on 02 9023 9999 to book an appointment with one of our doctors in North Sydney.
Men experience diseases that impact anyone such as, cancer, depression, diabetes but also have specific illnesses and issues such as prostate cancer, erectile disfunction, male-pattern boldness.
Some of our services include: Sexual Health Assessment, Screening Pathology Tests & Prostate Screening.
Many of the health risks men face can be prevented through by creating healthier lifestyle habits such as regular exercise, not smoking and reduction in alcohol consumption. Moreover, regular health check-ups with your local GP can detect disease earlier.
For tips about keeping in shape and men’s fitness check out this Youtube channel.
While both men and women suffer from common illnesses some health issues are specific to women. Some issues women face include: breast cancer, cervical cancer, menopause, and pregnancy. Some of our services include: Breast Checks, Mammography Referral, Fertility Counselling, PAP screening.
Visit our medical centre to discuss your health with one of our friendly doctors. Male and female doctors available.
Milsons Point Medical Centre is now providing vaccinations for the cold & flu to the Waverton area. Call us on (02) 9023 9999 to book your appointment.
An annual cold/flu (Influenza) vaccine will be your best way of protecting yourself against the flu this Winter. Flu shots are free for if you are:
- people aged 65 years and over
- pregnant women
- children aged 6 months to under 5 years old
- Aboriginal people
- medically at risk groups.
What is influenza?
Influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It is more serious than a common cold. In 2017 more than 650 people died in NSW from influenza related complications. By getting a flu shot you’re protecting yourself and the community from serious illness.
There are three main types of influenza virus that cause infection in humans – types A, B and C – and many sub-types or strains. Influenza can occur throughout the year but influenza activity usually peaks in winter.
Influenza is a vaccine-preventable illness but a new vaccine needs to be given each year because influenza viruses change (mutate) constantly. A new influenza vaccine is prepared each year to best match the strains predicted for the coming influenza season.
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Why is getting vaccinated important?
Vaccination prevents people from becoming infected with diseases. This means there is less disease circulating in the community which not only protects you, but can help protect those around you who are not able to be vaccinated, such as infants under 6 months of age.
Every year a new seasonal flu vaccine is developed. It protects against the four types of flu that are expected to be the most common that flu season (winter). The seasonal flu vaccine is now available in Australia.
NSW has had unusually high influenza activity over the summer and it has remained high in March, with over 6400 cases notified so far this year. If you are in North Sydney book your vaccination with us.
Who is the most at risk?
The Flu can be life threatening for a pregnant women and their baby. Flu shots are free for all pregnant women.
A flu shot is the best way to protect you and your baby against flu and will also protect the baby after birth. Flu shots can be taken at any stage of pregnancy. If you develop flu like symptoms it is best to see a doctor.
It is recommended everyone who cares for your baby should get a flu shot too, including other household members and relatives.
The vaccine is safe for both you and your baby when given during pregnancy. There is no evidence of an increased risk of problems for mothers or their babies when the mother is given a flu shot during pregnancy. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) strongly recommend influenza vaccination for pregnant women to protect both the mother and the baby.
Book an appointment on (02) 9023 9999 to get your vaccination in Waverton.
Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged, for example, by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Skin cancers that are diagnosed and treated early can be cured.
Almost all skin cancers can be treated successfully if diagnosed and treated early. However if not treated, some types of skin cancer can be fatal.
Skin cancers are almost always removed. In more advanced skin cancers, some of the surrounding tissue may also be removed to make sure that all of the cancerous cells have been taken out.
The most common treatment for skin cancer is surgery to remove the cancer (usually under a local anaesthetic). Common skin cancers can be treated with ointments or radiotherapy. Skin cancer can also be removed with cryotherapy (using liquid nitrogen to rapidly freeze the cancer off), curettage (scraping) or cautery (burning).
When protecting yourself from the sun you should:
- Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
- Avoid tanning and never use UV tanning beds.
- Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
- Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.
- Use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when taking part in extended outdoor activity
- Apply large amounts of sunscreen to your entire body before going outside and reapply every two hours or after swimming or excessive sweating, especially in peak time.
- Apply sunblock to hotspots like neck, face, forearms and the ears
- Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used only babies over the age of six months.
- Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
- See a doctor at least once a year for a professional skin exam. Visit our Asquith doctors to book a skin check today.
Sunburn causes 95% of melanomas, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
In Australia, 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 teenagers are sunburnt on an average summer weekend. Many people get sunburnt when they are taking part in sports and activities or at the beach or pool.
Sunburn is also common on cooler or overcast days, as many people mistakenly believe UV radiation is not as strong. This is untrue as you can still be sunburnt when the temperature is cool.
Sun exposure that doesn’t result in burning but can still cause damage to skin cells and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Evidence suggests that regular exposure to UV radiation year after year leads to skin cancer.
In 2015, 13,694 Australians were diagnosed with melanoma. Melanoma is the third most common cancer. Non-melanoma skin cancers include squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma.
Melanoma skin cancer appears on skin that is over-exposed to the sun and in rare cases it can appear on skin that is never exposed to the sun. It can be seen on old moles and spots or appear as a new spot. Basal cell carcinoma and Squamous Cancer
Visit our Waverton Medical centre or call to book a skin check on (02) 9477 4400.