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Patient Information for Brightwater Residents

Opening Hours - Brightwater Medical Centre

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm - SAME DAY BOOKINGS AVAILABLEsunshine coast seniors happy and healthy
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays CLOSED 

National Home Doctor ServiceFor AFTER HOURS emergencies weekdays from 5pm - 8am, 10am Saturday - 8am Monday, please call National Home Doctor Service at 13 7425. For emergency service outside these hours please call 000 or report directly to your nearest hospital.

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Our friendly staff will be able to assist you when making your appointments.


Doctor Availability

Dr. Peter Krigovsky
Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm

Dr. David Wilke
Wednesdays, Fridays 8.30am – 5.00pm

Dr. Liz Smith
Mondays, Wednesdays 8.30am - 4.30pm and Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 8.30am - 12.30pm

Dr. Trish Smart
Wednesdays 9.00 - 12.30 and Fridays 8.30am - 4.30pm

DrMark Zischke
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm 

DrMelinda Bird
Monday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

 


Contact Brightwater Medical Centre

Shop 9B Brightwater Shopping Centre
Brightwater, Mountain Creek, Queensland, 4557

Email: ask@brightwatermedicalcentre.com.au 
Phone: 07 5493 2888
Fax: 07 5335 1658

Reminder System

Our practice is committed to preventive care. We offer a reminder system for pap smears, immunisations, blood test and other preventative health services appropriate to your care. If you do not wish to be part of this system, please advise our reception staff.

Referrals

We prefer to discuss your condition with you before referring to a specialist. If you have previously seen a particular specialist for a continuing problem and need a repeat referral, please advise our receptionist.

Scripts

We ask where possible that you try to obtain your scripts during consultation. If you need repeat scripts we ask that you make an appointment to see one of the doctors, where the medical condition for which the scripts are written can be checked. If you have been seen recently and you require a repeat script, the doctor may write it for you at a cost of $10.00.

Results

Test results require an appointment with the doctor. Your doctor will ask you to return for the results of a test rather than telephone. On some occasions your doctor may feel it is suitable to give the result over the phone. In this case the doctor will ask the patient to ring for the result.

Telephone Calls

Your doctor is available by telephone. However, calls to the doctor can sometimes inconvenience patients while in consultation. In some cases, the receptionist may be able to assist you. If your call is urgent you will be put through to the doctor. Messages may be left for the attention of the doctor, and will be returned as soon as possible.

Fees

Please note that we are a mixed billing practice, bulk billing only children 16 and under and concession card holders (pensioners, seniors and health care card holders). Please refer to our summary of fees displayed at reception. Veterans Affairs patients are billed directly to the Dept of Veterans Affairs.

Services

Services Provided by Brightwater Medical Centre in Mountain Creek:

Cancellations

If you are unable to attend your appointment please contact the practice at least four hours before the appointed time, so that we may re-book the appointment and make another appointment for you.

Translation Services Avaiiable

National Relay Service (NRS) for patients who are deaf – 131 450
Translation and Interpreter Service (TIS) for patients who speak languages other than English 133 677. Please refer to our posters in the waiting area.

happy sunshine coast kid at Brightwater Medical CentreAfter Hours

For after hours assistance please ring National Home Doctor Service at 137425 for home visits. For urgent medical attention please call 000 or go to your closest hospital emergency facility.

Appointments

We run by an appointment system to minimise your waiting time – urgent cases are seen on the day. A routine appointment is 10 – 15 minutes. Due to unforeseen circumstances, such as an emergency, sometimes delays can occur. Your patience would be appreciated if this should happen before your appointment. If you require a longer appointment please advise the receptionist when booking your appointment. We ask patients to arrive on time for their appointment so others are not inconvenienced.

Home Visits

Home visits can be made if you live within the local area and are too sick to come to the practice. A home visit can be arranged at a convenient time, usually during the doctor’s lunch break or at the end of their session. It is best to ring early in the day if a home visit is required.

Patient Feedback

This practice invites patients to complete a patient survey on their views of the practice and how it could be improved. These surveys are completely confidential and will help us to improve our services.

We take your concerns seriously. Please feel free to talk to your doctor, our receptionist, our practice manager or managing director Kathryn Davis 0413 209 486 about any concerns you have with our services. We believe that problems are best dealt with in the practice. However if you feel there is a matter you wish to take up outside the practice, you can contact the Office of the Health Ombudsman PO Box 13281, George Street, Brisbane Qld 4003 P:  133 646 | E:  info@oho.qld.gov.au

Managing your Personal Health Information

Your medical record is a confidential document. Our practice policy is to maintain protection of your personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff. (For further information on your privacy) please refer to our Patient Privacy Brochure in our waiting room.

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Alive & Kicking Medical Practices Pty Ltd
Family Owned. Locally Owned.
Brightwater Shopping Centre
Attenuata Drive & Brightwater Boulevard
Mountain Creek, Qld 4557
Tel (07) 5493 2888
Fax (07) 5335 1658