SUMMARY OF THE SPECIAL INTERESTS OF OUR DOCTORS
- Preventive Medicine
- Women's Health (contraception, pregnancy, menopause)
- Children's health
- Psychological health
- Asthma/Respiratory Medicine
- Heart disease and Blood pressure
- Travel Medicine
- Minor Surgical Procedures
OTHER LANGUAGES SPOKEN
PMSC IS YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CENTRE FOR THE WESTERN SUBURBS
Dr Richard Kam is responsible for these vaccinations.
We are able to give the latest advice regarding the need for vaccination & malaria prevention prior to overseas travel.
Please book in for a ½ hour appointment & bring your travel itinerary as well as a list of previous vaccinations.
We receive regular computer updates with the latest vaccination requirements for all countries.
We perform all child and adult vaccinations including Whooping Cough, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles), Hepatitis A & B, Chicken Pox, Meningitis and H. Influenza. Childhood immunisations are charged at the scheduled fee and there are no out of pocket costs associated with having your child immunized. Annual Influenza & Pneumococcal vaccination is recommended for all patients over 65 years. Some of these vaccines are paid for by the State & Federal Government.
MINOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES
We perform procedures such as suturing wounds, removing ingrown toenails, skin cancers, moles and cysts, plaster for broken bones and liquid nitrogen for warts and keratoses. We are able to digitally photograph & measure skin lesions to see if they are changing with time. These are saved in your electronic file.
We are able to perform cardiograms (E.C.G.), lung function tests, blood sugar tests and pregnancy tests on site. Additional costs are charged for some of these services.
Herpes zoster, commonly known as Shingles, is caused by reactivation of the Varicella or Chicken Pox virus in the body. It is a disease characterised by a blistering rash and other symptoms such as severe pain. The incidence and severity of Shingles and its complications increases markedly with age. ZOSTAVAX is a single dose vaccine recommended for adults 60 years and over to prevent Shingles. This vaccine is not currently available at Pier Street Medical Centre, however, if you are interested, please speak to your GP and a script will be provided. The approximate cost of the Vaccine is $225.00
Zostavax will become available under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) on 1st of November 2016. Patients aged between 70 and 79 years of age will be eligible to get this immunisation for free under the NIP scheme.