• 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.
  • To provide you and your family with high quality health care, from treating acute illness to disease prevention.
  • Our surgery is fully accredited with AGPAL Quality In Practice, ensuring all standards required by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners are met.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Civic Medical News Follow our news page to help keep your family healthy!

About Our News Page


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.

FLU SHOTSWith winter fast approaching, a lot of people start asking the question “when will the flu vaccine will be available” and “should we have a flu vaccine”. Here at Civic Medical, we’re expecting the vaccines to arrive late April and we will start to take bookings once they are in stock.

An annual vaccine against influenza is the most effective way to protect against the flu and our Doctors and Nurses here at Civic Medical encourage all patients from 6 months of age to have the vaccine. The 2019 vaccine which we will keep this year will protect against 4 strains of influenza. Every flu season is different and the flu affects everyone in different ways but can have devastating consequences ending in hospitalisation and sometimes even death.

We do advise most of our patients not to get the vaccine too early as immunity may not be at its highest during late winter and early spring when the flu season tends to be at its peak.

If you’d like more information on the vaccine or would like to make an appointment with our registered nurse, please phone our surgery on 65 711 711.

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