• Our Accreditation

    Our surgery is fully accredited with AGPAL Quality In Practice, ensuring all standards required by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners are met.

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  • Dr Tanner holds a Bachelor of Medicine (Newcastle) degree and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr David Woods holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Science ( University of Newcastle), Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
  • To provide best practice, evidence based medicine, using Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and other professional guidelines.
  • To provide you and your family with high quality health care, from treating acute illness to disease prevention.
  • Our team is thoroughly experienced in providing all aspects of General Practice health care, including general medicine, paediatrics, immunisations, minor surgery, skin cancer checks, women’s health, contraception, men’s health and much more.
  • From babies and children, through to the elderly and handicap, every one of our patients is important to us. We are dedicated to helping you with all your medical problems in an individualised and confidential manner.
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Civic Medicals News Follow our news page to help keep your family health !

About Our News Page

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Welcome to 2019 and welcome to our latest of “Civic Medical News” where our aim is to keep our Patients and the community up to date with everything happening in and around our surgery.

This section of our website, was created as part of our of our Quality Improvement process with the view to update its content every month. Over time, We will cover a range of topics such as the importance of Cancer Screenings, updates on current Immunisation Schedules, staying sun smart in those warmer months and tips on living an active lifestyle, just to name a few.

If there is a particular subject you would like to see us cover on this page, please inform our reception staff or alternatively you can place your request in our suggestions box in the reception area.

Cancer Screening

cervicallogobreastscreen logobowel cancer logoWant to know how to take care of yourself? Increase your life expectancy? Reduce serious complications from illness?

The answer is simple – actively participate in Australia’s 3 National Cancer Screening Programs.

  • Bowel Cancer – for both men and women. Screening starts at age 50 and is every 2 years up to the age of 74.
  • Breast Screen – for all eligible women over the age of 50 ( it’s also free from age 40 ) every 2 years up to the age of 74.
  • Cervical Screening – Screening commences at age 25 and continues up to age 74.

Read more: Cancer Screening

Know Meningococcal

know meningococcal logo 300x211IInvasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) can be tricky to detect – and can have devastating consequences.

Ask your GP or Registered Nurse about Meningococcal vaccinations. The most common strains are preventable with vaccination. No single vaccine can protect against all strains of IMD vaccines do not cover all strains of IMD.

Read more: Know Meningococcal

Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap !

sunsmart logoWith the summer months upon us, the warmer weather sees more people enjoying the outdoors more frequently with trips to the beach, parks and just generally being more social. Although the sun and its Ultra Violet (UV) radiation is our best source of vitamin D it is also the major cause of Skin Cancer so It’s also a great time to think about your skin and what steps you can take to ensure you’re looking after it the best you can.

Read more: Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap !

MEASLES OUTBREAK IN AUSTRALIA

MeaslesSince November 2018, the media have been alerting the pubic of a Measles outbreak in NSW.

Measles is a serious and highly contagious air bourne and contact disease that can be prevented by the MMR vaccine (which protect against Measles, Mumps and Rubella). All Children and adults born during or after 1966 should be vaccinated with 2 doses of this vaccine. Unfortunately, children under 1 are most susceptible to this disease as the first scheduled vaccine isn’t until 12 months of age. These vaccines are government funded and are free to patients. If you are unsure of your immunity, this can be checked by your GP with a simple blood test.

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