About us

Balwyn Health Care 

4 Belmore Road
Balwyn VIC 3103

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. We are delighted to welcome Kilby Heights Medical Centre who have joined us at this site from the 2/4/2013. This will provide more doctors, more appointments, more medical skills and more hours.


www.balwynhealthcare.com.au

Telephone:   9859 4188

ONLINE APPOINTMENTS - now available for all Doctors.
See our website- Menu on left

After Hours

EMERGENCIES dial 000

  Medical locum 9429 5677, or 
  A/Hours clinic Box Hill 9899 9980, or 
  Medical at Home 83411888
 
Dr Stuart ROME (Chiropractor)
B App Sc (Chiropractic) 

Dr Mary-Anne LANCASTER (G.P.)
MB BS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG 

Dr Bill SAVVAS (G.P.)
MB BS, (Adel) 

Dr John KONDOPOULOS (G.P.)
MB BS, FRACGP

Dr Craig SMITH (G.P.)
MB BS (1st Class Hons), FRACGP

Dr Katherine LOK (G.P.)
MB BS (Hons), FRACGP, DRANZCOG

Dr Jane SHEEDY (G.P.)
BMBS, B Sc, FRACGP, DRANZCOG

Dr Vicky COCOTIS (G.P.)
MB BS.

Mr Alex ZANNONI (Counselling, Psychotherapy, Hypnosis)
BA (Hon), BSW, MA (Counselling and Human Services)

Ms Lesley PUGH (Practice Nurse)

Mrs Jane RICHARDSON (Practice Nurse)

Ms Joanne COENEN (Practice Nurse)

The doctors at Balwyn Health Care are independent sole trading practitioners.

HOURS 
Mon-Fri       8.30am - 6.30pm
Sat             8.30am - 12noon (private billing only - no concessions apply)

APPOINTMENTS
Consultations are by appointment. Urgent problems are seen as needed. 
If you need more time with the doctor, please tell the receptionist when booking. 

EMERGENCIES
Emergencies always take priority and will be seen quickly. Simply notify the receptionist and ring ahead if possible.
Sick children will always be squeezed in so please mention you have a sick child, their age and the nature of the illness.

HOUSE CALLS 
Home hospital and nursing home visits are available for regular patients if required. Please ring before midday.

AFTER-HOURS
After-hours locum service is 9429 5677. Eastern suburbs after hours clinic is 9899 9980. Medical at Home 8341 1888.

TELEPHONE AND CERTIFICATE POLICIES
If you phone your doctor during consulting hours, a message will be taken when the doctor is with another patient. Urgent calls may be put straight through.

Prescriptions and certificates are legal documents and can only be supplied after an examination. Certificates can not be back-dated. 

BILLING POLICIES 
This is not a bulk-billing clinic. Payment may be made by cash, cheque, c/card and EFTPOS and Medicare will refund a large percentage of medical fees.
Our fees are displayed in our clinic and on our website. Private billing only on Saturday mornings.

INFORMATION PRIVACY POLICY
We maintain security of personal health information at all times and ensure it is only available to authorised staff.

FOLLOW UP OF RESULTS 
In most cases, an appointment with the doctor must be made for results. For results that do not require an appointment, please call our practice nurses between 12.30 - 1.30 and they may be able to provide the information by phoneor will make an appointment if follow up with your GP is required.

FEEDBACK
Your feedback is valued and appreciated. Please obtain a feedback form from reception or talk to our staff.

CHIROPRACTIC INFORMATION
Chiropractic is defined as a modern health care service focusing on those health disorders related to the spine and its effect on the muscular and nervous systems. For example, mechanical problems of the spine and its joints can cause low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, some migraines, arm and shoulder pain.

Other seemingly unrelated problems like dizziness, hamstring injuries, calf strain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel symptoms, neuralgias and fibrositic complaints can also be contributed to by spinal problems through referral mechanisms. Even patients suffering with arthritic stiffness and pain respond well to Chiropractic treatment.

No referral is necessary to see a Chiropractor. Chiropractors are fully registered and study five years full time to gain their degree. Chiropractic treatment includes therapies such as gentle joint adjustments, mobilisation, massage, heat/ice, ultrasound ergonomic and exercise instruction.

Chiropractic is covered by WorkCover, TAC, Veterans Affairs and most private health funds. Ask Dr Rome if Chiropractic can help your problem.



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