Gap Road Medical Centre – Sunbury

Practice information

How many doctors, nursing and health practitioners are employed?
We have 13 Doctors, including 4 after hour hours (these all work on contract bases), Employed 5 Div 1 Nurses, 6 Enrolled Nurses. And any registrars on Placement.

What are the main services, procedures or special interests provided?
General Consultations and care, procedures include repair of wounds, removal of lesions, Implanon insertion and removal, iron infusion, Aclasta Infusions. Special interest in Moles and skin lesions we also have a Molescan Machine. There is a wide diversity in Interest, Chronic Diseases, Shared Care, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Family and Children’s Health, Mental Health, Immunisations, Closing the Gap and more.

What other services are offered?
There are a numerous allied Health Services available within the practice including, Psychologist, Physiotherapist, Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, Podiatrist and Chiropractor. We also have a Pharmacy onsite, St Vincent’s Pathology and In-House Radiology.

What is the relationship with your nearest hospital/health service/outpatient’s clinic?
Referrals to a number of Hospitals, including Western Health, Northern, Children’s, Royal Melbourne, Peter Mac and more

Are their visiting services or consultants?
We have a visiting Cardiologist.

What awards has the practice, or its doctors received?
We have been accredited 5 times our last accreditation was in for the 5th edition standards.

What is the patient demographic and main types of presentations?
With over 20,000 active patients within the last 2 years Male 46.9 % / Female 51.75% and the average age is 35.13. Ages range from newborn to 90+. With such a large-scale practice, numerous types of presentation arise – General Healthcare, Chronic Disease, Mental Health to name just a few.

How can registrars further develop their skills and training?
As Sunbury is a rapidly growing and “a busy practice with a huge variety of patients – young, old, male, female – as well as presentations – chronic to acute, with everything in between”. So if you are looking diversity you will find it here at Gap Road Medical Centre.

Community

What are the highlights/tourist attractions/lifestyle benefits of living in your community?
A touch of country, with close proximity to the airport and freeway only 35 mins to Melbourne CBD. Many wineries and a quite a few wildlife parks. There are also many small cafes that cater to all types of food requests.

What support is offered to registrars within the community?
Registrars are offered directions to local cafes and other areas as required.

What activities are available?
There are many sporting facilities in the area, a soccer club, tennis courts just a few minutes walk from the practice, a variety of crafty activities and many gyms.

GP supervisor profile – Dr Wasef

What is your background?
Egyptian.

How long have you been in the current practice/region?
24 years.

What do you enjoy about general practice?
Looking after the whole family and the variety of things you can do. Diversity of the patients.

What are your special interests/skills?
Skin excisions – skin check – skin cancer – paediatrics – ante-natal care.

What hobbies do you enjoy?
Squash, soccer.

What do you enjoy about living in the community?
Being able to engage with different cultural background.

Registrar profile

What is your background?
I came to medicine after a failed attempt at being a historian – I realised I wanted to do work that was hand-on and immediate and involved working face to face with people rather than computers.

Why did you choose general practice?
I get a lot of satisfaction from working closely with patients. I also like seeing patients in their real-life context, rather than the hospital setting where the doctor-patient relationship is more distant.

What do you enjoy about general practice?
There is lots of joy to be had with the day-to-day interactions with patients, the satisfaction of fixing something, and the huge variety that GP offers.

What are your special interests/skills?
I have just done a 6 months special skills placement with Family Planning Victoria – sexual and reproductive health – which was great.

What hobbies do you enjoy?
Pre-COVID – salsa. Mid-COVID – yoga, reading.

What do you enjoy about living in the community?
I don’t live in the community, but it is very accessible..

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