At Tweed Health for Everyone we offer a wide range of services aimed at both the prevention of childhood illnesses and the promotion of health and wellbeing. Many of our GPs are parents to young children themselves and understand the stress of having an unwell child in the family home. They also believe in the importance of forming long-term relationships with you, providing continuity of care not only for your child but the whole family.

Services include
GPs with a special interest in Children's Health

As a woman it is often preferable to see a female doctor and at Tweed Health for Everyone Superclinic we have a number of highly-experienced female GPs who offer a range of women's health services.

Services include
  • Cervical screening
  • Breast screening
  • Contraceptive advice & prescriptions
  • Pre-menopausal care
  • Antenatal and postnatal pregnancy care
GPs with a special interest in Women's Health

We also have a physiotherapist with a special interest in women's health. Anjana Narsai has completed advanced courses through the Women's Health Training Association including prolapse and stress incontinence, pessary fitting, overactive bladder and urgency, and genitourinary and anorectal pain.

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Many men would prefer to see a male doctor about mens health issues and we have a number of experienced male GPs at our clinic who offer a range of men's health services.

Services include
  • Prostate surveillance
  • Testicular health
  • Heart disease prevention
  • Mental health screening
GPs with a special interest in Men's Health

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Being a teenager can be a confusing time and it helps to have a regular doctor you can trust. Our GPs can provide you with a range of health services specific to your needs and can be a great source of support outside of your family and friends.

Services include
  • Sexual Health
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Emotional and mental health
  • Family and relationship problems, including violence
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexuality
  • Parenting
  • Chronic health issues
  • Sexual assault
  • Dental problems
  • Skin conditions and infections
  • Health education
  • Soft tissue injury and wound care
  • Support with drug and alcohol issues (AOD)
  • Immunisations
  • Blood borne virus screening
GPs with a special interest in Adolescent Health

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For pregnant patients we offer GP pregnancy care and shared antenatal care with the local Tweed and Murwillumbah hospitals. Foetal dopplers are used in routine checks and pathology services are also available on-site for most antenatal tests (please check with S&N Pathology for a full list of available tests).

Expecting mothers can access a range of allied health services from our clinic including: physiotherapy, nutrition, psychology and diabetes education. Any allied health professionals involved in your antenatal or postnatal care will work collaboratively with your GP and/or midwife.

GPs with a special interest in Pregnancy care

Complimenting our GP pregnancy care is a dedicated midwife clinic provided by Coastal Midwives.

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For patients planning an overseas holiday you may want to consult one of our travel medicine trained doctors to ensure you stay healthy during your trip.

Services Include
  • Experienced advice with doctors trained in travel medicine (our doctors are part of the Travel Medicine Alliance)
  • Guaranteed up-to-date travel recommendations
  • On hand vaccines and medications including Yellow Fever vaccine
  • Traveller's medical supplies specific to your needs
  • An internationally accredited vaccination record book
  • Answers to your questions from our experienced staff

It's ideal to book in for your travel consultation early to allow enough time for planning and some vaccines take time to take effect. So, if you're planning a trip overseas, book an appointment with our travel doctors today (please ensure you mention you are booking for travel medicine when speaking to our receptionists).

GPs with a special interest in travel medicine

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All of our nurses are accredited to give immunisations for prevention of childhood illnesses. Additionally, flu and pneumonia vaccinations along with all adult and travel immunisations are available.

Nurses will provide information for parents regarding their children's vaccinations. They will also be proactive in reminding parents and patients when their immunisations are due.

Parents can find more information about immunisations at the Immunise Australia Program or if you have any concerns please discuss these with your family doctor.

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At Tweed Health for Everyone Superclinic we have a strong focus on preventative care in chronic disease management, including addressing risk factors such as obesity, smoking and alcohol. We are proactive in working with patients by providing education on how best to manage chronic disease.

Additionally, patients can access many allied health services including podiatry, dietitian, psychology, physiotherapy, diabetic education, hearing assessments, optometry and dentistry all from our one convenient location. By having these ancillary services situated together we also ensure a more streamlined and collaborative approach to patient care. For those patients requiring more complex care, we conduct regular coordinated care meetings in-house, including the involvement of providers from the public hospital system.

GPs with a special interest in Chronic disease management

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Aged care at Tweed Health for Everyone Superclinic focuses on both chronic disease management and dementia services. We have close links with the Dementia Outreach Service as well as offer in-house services from psychologists specialising in dementia.

We also offer services to patients in Registered Aged Care Facilities. For all patients over 75 years of age, we can provide an annual in-home assessment with a visiting nurse. This assessment helps us identify any issues with memory, fall-risks in the home, and depression. Along with a general medical check these assessments ensure we can proactively address any problems before they escalate and result in hospital admission.

Older patients often have complex medication lists. Our doctors work with our local pharmacists to regularly review medications as well as suggest the use of dosing aids where appropriate.

In addition to GP care, elderly patients can access a range of allied health care including physiotherapy, psychology, dietetics, speech pathology, podiatry, hearing checks and optometry.

GPs with a special interest in aged care

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Wellbeing involves not only good physical health but also mental health. Your GP is often your first point of call in addressing any mental health concerns and can provide a range of services in addition to referring you to a psychologist.

Services include
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Gender/sexual identity
  • Panic disorder
  • Personality disorders
     

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Psychology services are provided by our team of Psychologist:

Adrian Robinson - Clinical Psychologist

Emma Cooper - Psychologist

Mark Newman - Psychologist

Natalie Roxburgh - Clinical Psychologist

Siouxsie Venning - Clinical Psychologist

For more information on psychology services at Tweed Health for Everyone Superclinic please call us on 5589 7555. 

To book an appointment please call 55 897 555 or click here to book online.

Experienced speech pathologist Catherine Hudson provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment of swallowing, speech, language, fluency  and voice disorders. Cathy has worked extensively with children, the elderly and adults with neurological disease such as MS or head and neck cancer. Cathy also has training in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment program for Parkinsons disease patients. 

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Good nutrition is essential in leading a full and healthy life and whether you need help with weight management, a disease specific condition, or have a child that won’t eat, our dietitian Vicky Sterne will work with you to address those concerns. Vicky sees patients across the spectrum from infants to the elderly and will work in collaboration with your GP and any other health professionals involved in your care.

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PHysio now available saturdays 8am -1pm

Patients seeking physiotherapy and exercise physiology are in good hands with the team of physiotherapists from Physio Place. Brendon Burnett, Anjana Narsai, Jamie Close, Tom Kirkwood, Kelsie Ford, Julie Webster, and Todd Nix offer evidence-based, goal-oriented services that ensure lasting results. Your physiotherapist or exercise physiologist will also work with your GP and other allied health professionals involved in your care to maximise health outcomes.

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Podiatry services at Tweed Health for Everyone are provided by experienced podiatrist Natalie Butterworth. Natalie treats patients from children to the elderly, and where necessary, will work in conjunction with your GP and other allied health professionals (eg. Physiotherapist) to help improve your foot health.

Specialist Podiatrist and Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Dr Paul Butterworth, is available for more complex podiatric complaints and will work with your GP or regular podiatrist.

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Podiatric surgeons provide expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all disorders associated with the foot and ankle. The recent growth in podiatric surgery in western countries (UK, USA & Australia) has resulted in significantly improved outcomes and quality of life for many patients with foot and ankle deformities. Innovations in podiatric surgical techniques has also allowed for an earlier return to weight bearing activities following surgery.

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South Tweed Chemsave Chemist is conveniently located on-site at Tweed Health for Everyone and offers a range of affordable services including free medication packing and weekly home delivery options. The friendly, caring staff are available to offer pharmacist advice as well as over-the-counter treatments for minor conditions.

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Great coffee and a range of snacks are available on-site at Quik Fix Cafe. Whether you want to grab a coffee before your appointment or a take-away on your way to work the team at Quik Fix will look after you.

Envision Optical aim to provide their patients with a holistic optical solution to enhance their ability to do the things they love. Founded by Andrew Bowden, former Managing Director and partner of Brian Job Optical, Envision Optical spans four locations on the Gold Coast offering patients great service, beautiful design and leading technology. 

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Coastal Dental Care is a group of 14 surgeries covering Northern NSW and Gold Coast stretching from Cabarita Beach in the South to Redland Bay in the north and Mudgeeraba in the west. They are a group of general Dentists with a number of specialists within the group to offer the specialised services of an Orthodontist, Periodontist, Prosthodontist and Implant Surgical procedures.

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On-site pathology services at Tweed Health for Everyone Superclinic are provided by Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology.

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Busy patients can save time on routine visits by accessing our online doctor service through OzDocsOnline appointments. Through the OzDocsOnline website you can request prescription repeats, referrals, test results, and eConsults. OzDocsOnline is not covered by Medicare and you must be an existing patient of the GP or clinic.

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Pregnancy is a precious time in your life, an experience like no other and a time that you want the very best personal care. Coastal Midwives offer personal midwifery care at our practice Tweed Health for Everyone Superclinic. Midwife Tracey will work collaboratively with your regular GP and the hospital where you plan to birth to ensure you are supported throughout your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey.

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MOTHERS GROUP ON FEB 3, FEB 17, MAR 2, MAR16

Being a new mum can be a daunting experience but it doesn't have to be lonely. Join other new mums every second Wednesday for morning tea and a free, relaxed and welcoming mothers group. Guided by experienced Midwife and Lactation Consultant, Tracey Foster, the group is an opportunity to receive support across all avenues of early motherhood including general health information, breastfeeding, sleeping and starting solids. As well as the support of our midwife you will be able to meet other mums who can relate to what you are going through, you may even make a lifelong friend!

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live well WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES

Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with Type 2 Diabetes for some time, our Fit For Life education program will give you the skills and knowledge to feel better and live well. Over the eight-week course Dietitian Victoria Sterne and Exercise Physiologist Jamie Close will guide you through a range of topics form understanding what diabetes is, eating right, simple exercises and more.

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Low back pain and osteoarthritis classes insturcted by Physiotherapist Tom Kirkwood aim to reduce low back pain through a variety of exercises suitable for more chronic conditions. Special attention is given to knee and hip osteoarthritis with specific stretches and strength exercises to improve mobility. The class is suitable for patients who have struggled following orthopaedic surgery such as rotator cuff repair (shoulder), or knee & hip surgery.

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Core strengthening and rehabilitation classes are run by Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist Jaime Close and cater for those recovering from a wide range of injuries on individualized programs. The class focuses on gluteal and deep abdominal strength for those patients with low back pain and includes gait re-education and balance exercises to get patients moving better with less pain. Diabetic patients are encouraged to attend this class for gentle exercise to assist controlling weight and blood sugar levels.

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comprehensive full body Skin Checks

Most of us know that protecting our skin from the sun is the most important step in preventing skin cancer.

But what if your skin hasn't always been protected? Or you can't always avoid the sun? Or perhaps you have a history of skin cancer in your family?

Catching and treating skin cancer early is the most effective form of management. Consequently regular skin checks are an important part of keeping healthy and living well.

At The Beach Skin Cancer Clinic you are in experienced and professional hands with Dr Chris Wetherall and Dr Greg Cusick, both highly qualified in the detection and management of skin cancers.

What to Expect

During your fifteen minute skin check, the doctor will inspect your skin from head to toe. Using a dermascope your doctor is able to view cellular structures below the surface of the skin. This is the most accurate way of examining a skin lesion without removing it. The benefits of using a dermascope include accurately identifying benign lesions that can be confidently left alone as well as detecting developing skin cancers at a very early stage. This means treatment is likely to be simple and effective.

If any skin cancers are detected your doctor will discuss treatment options with you. Otherwise you will be logged in our system and a reminder letter sent out when you are next due for a skin check.

Checking your own skin

While regular skin checks with a doctor are recommended it is also important to check your own skin. Make it part of your routine and become familiar with your own skin, looking especially for new, changing and unusual bits of skin. Show these to an experienced doctor.

 

 

trust in our experience and expertise

Discovering you have a skin cancer can be a daunting diagnosis. It is a time that you want to know you are in the care of an experienced and highly-trained doctor. Dr Chris Wetherall and Dr Greg Cusick are both accredited by the Skin Cancer College of Australasia and hold diplomas in Skin Cancer Surgery and Medicine. Chris is also a Fellow of the Skin Cancer College of Australaisa and holds a Masters of Medicine in Skin Cancer. You can read more about Chris and Greg's qualifications and experience here.

For most skin cancers, surgical removal is the best chance of complete cure first time round. Combining our doctors and nurses' expertise and experience with custom-built surgical facilities at our new skin cancer clinic, means we are able to provide excellent surgical management and co-ordinated care both before and after your skin surgery.

 

Surgery & Long term follow-up

For the best cure rates and cosmetic outcomes, we use high quality plastic surgery techniques and equipment. Before or after surgery you may need to see other health professionals in the treatment of your skin cancer. If this is the case, your doctor will co-ordinate your care: liasing with nurses, wound care nurses, your GP and any other specialists such as Surgeons, General Dermatologists, and Oncologists.

Once your skin cancer has been treated you can feel assured by our commitment to long-term follow-up. Our aim is to keep you cared for and protected for many years to come by following up on your skin cancer and for regular skin checks.

 

 

 

An expert and experienced team

When it comes to skin cancer detection, surgery and management you want the peace of mind that comes from being treated by experienced professionals. At The Beach Skin Cancer Clinic we have put together a team of caring health practitioners who have worked extensively in skin cancer care, hold respected qualifications and continue their education on a regular basis. Most importantly, both Dr Chris Wetherall and Dr Greg Cusick are accredited Skin Cancer Doctors.


Dr Chris wetherall

Chris holds a Fellowship of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia: the highest qualification of the college. To obtain a fellowship doctors must complete the following: Diplomas of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery and Dermoscopy, a three year training program, extensive logbook, diagnostic audit and surgical audit, and finally a written and oral examination. Chris also holds a Master of Medicine in Skin Cancer from The Univerity of Queensland.

In his role as coordinator and head lecturer for the Diploma of Dermoscopy (at the Skin Cancer College) Chris oversees a group of five lecturers who teach 40-50 GPs each year. Chris is also a lecturer at the University of Woolongong; is involved in a number of research projects; and regularly attends national and international conferences on Skin Cancer.

In addition to Chris' extensive training, he has worked as a Skin Cancer Physician in the local area for the last five years: treating many patients and building on his knowledge, skills and experience in skin cancer detection and management.

Read Chris' full bio here.

 

Dr Greg Cusick

Greg holds a Diploma in Skin Cancer Surgery and Medicine is accredited by the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. He is planning to continue on to complete his Fellowship withe the college in the near future. In addition to his training, Greg has worked in Skin Cancer Medicine around the local area for the last seven years. Greg is very passionate about Skin Cancer Medicine and educating his patients.

Read Greg's full bio here.

Mary Lynch | Registered nurse

Mary brings 35 plus years of nursing experience to The Beach Team. Over her career, Mary has worked as a surgical scrub nurse, nurse unit manager of an emergency department, and a general practice nurse. Mary has great passion for skin cancer treatment and prevention and has played an important role in establishing our skin cancer clinic.

Gerard Robards | WOUNd care nurse

With a Masters Degree in Wound Care from Monash University, Gerard has a broad range of experience and specialised skills in acute and chronic wound management. Gerard is also actively involved in research and education.

Heather lambert | Registered nurse

Heather holds a Bachelor degree in nursing and has worked primarily as a skin cancer nurse for the last six years.