For medical emergency, please call 000 for an ambulance
We are open
Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5:00pm
Please call Biggenden Hospital
07 4127 6400
Our mission at Biggenden Medical Centre is to provide the highest standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness.
This Practice is committed to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention to all patients.
This Practice does not discriminate in the provision of excellent care and aim to treat all patients with dignity and respect.
GP: Dr Dani Buchanan
GP: Dr Geraldo Guimaraes
All doctors are committed to providing excellent primary health care services for the community as well as emergency and inpatient services through the Biggenden Hospital.
THE PRACTICE TEAM
Senior Practice Receptionist: Angela Berrie
Senior Practice Receptionist: Kerrie Randall
Senior Practice Receptionist (Casual): Josephine Formica
School Based Trainee: Maddison Dundas
Practice Registered Nurse: Denise Marshall
Practice Assistant in Nursing: Roslyn Buczma
Appointments are made at 15 minute intervals. If you feel you need more time with the Doctor, please let our reception staff know when making your appointment. Appointments can also be made online via our website.
Longer consultations may be required for: Procedures (excisions, sunspot removals etc.), Multiple or Complex concerns, Completion of forms or Mental Health Issues and counselling sessions.
Home visits are available for patients who are unable to travel to the practice due to ill health and are provided at the discretion of the doctor. If you need a home visit please discuss with the reception staff.
AFTER HOURS CARE
If you require medical care outside of the normal practice hours or the practice happens to be closed due to unforeseen circumstances, please call Biggenden Hospital on 41 276 400. In an Emergency call 000.
FEES AND BILLING ARRANGEMENTS
Biggenden Medical Centre is a mixed billing practice. Concession Card Holders are Bulk Billed. Non-Concession Card Holders will be privately billed for their consultation.
Please ensure that you bring your current Medicare, Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs card with you on each visit.
Please be aware that, while consultations are bulk billed, not all services offered by this clinic are funded by Medicare. These services include, but are not limited to:
- Medical examinations for commercial driver’s licence or pilot Licence;
- Employer requested examinations and medical reports;
- Examinations for entry into schools and Collages;
- Examinations for health insurances;
- Compensation related medical services;
- Mine or Pre-employment Medicals;
- Drug screening.
In these instances a private account may be issued.
Please feel free to discuss any concerns you may have with reception staff.
This practice is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal health information. Your medical record is a confidential document and is the practice policy to maintain security of your health records at all times in accordance with the Privacy Act 1998.
The practice works closely with both public and private specialist services and can arrange referrals or consultations using tele-health to reduce the need for patients to travel. The practice is also working towards visiting specialist services.
Appointments need to be scheduled at the practice with the doctor to discuss / obtain your results (pathology, ultrasounds/x-rays and specialist report). Reception staff cannot discuss specific results with you.
Please take your ultrasound/x-ray with you when you leave the practice. You may need these for future appointments with other doctors / specialist to help with your health care.
CTG (CLOSING THE GAP)
Biggenden Medical Centre is now signing up Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander patients for the Indigenous Health Incentive and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme co-payment measure. This will provide better management for your Chronic Disease or Chronic Disease Risk Factors.
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Biggenden Medical Centre is AGPAL accredited and committed to providing you the best available medical treatment. AGPL #1057
07 4127 1697