|The Corio Medical Clinic is part of the Northern Bay Health network operating across the northern suburbs of Geelong. We currently operate in two locations: our main clinic, Corio Medical Clinic, is located at 1 Bacchus Marsh Road in Corio. We also have a smaller branch clinic, Bell Post Medical Centre, in Norlane. We also have a Diabetes Clinic, radiology, pathology and pharmacy located next to Corio Medical Clinic. These branch clinics are manned exclusively by doctors, nurses and receptionist from our main clinic and operate using a shared medical record with the main clinic.
The clinics of Northern Bay Health have recently joined the group of Better Medical practices, enabling further training and support for registrars on their journey toward achieving fellowship. Registrars working in Better Medical practices are provided with placement support, high-quality supervision and support, and opportunities to work in rural general practice settings.
The practice has been a fully accredited teaching practice for more than 20 years and takes medical students from two universities, nursing, dietetic, diabetes education and podiatry students as well as GP registrars in training. We have 6 accredited teaching supervisors for registrar training. We often also have research students doing primary care research in association with one of our partner universities. The practice is highly computerized with all clinical records, script writing, accounting and appointments via computer. The practice is also actively involved as a lead agency in a range of primary care research projects.
We offer a wide range of services across our clinics. Our modern equipment provides registrars with the opportunities and support for specialisation in a range of clinical interests. As well as general health issues, our doctors’ special interests include women’s health, sexual health, chronic disease management, palliative care, shared antenatal care, adolescent health and paediatrics. We offer a full-range of general practice care as well as more specialized general practice services such as Mirena and other IUD insertion, medical termination of pregnancy and Pipelle biopsy. We are committed to a multidisciplinary model of patient care and have a range of allied health service within the practice including diabetes education, dietetics, podiatry, physiotherapy, speech pathology and mental health services. We also have a cardiologist and endocrinologist that consult weekly at the practice. There is also pharmacy, pathology and radiology on site at the practice.
We are committed to ongoing professional development with our clinicians supported by on-going educations sessions and webinars provided by industry specialists and Better Medical.
The doctors and staff come from a wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Our patients extend across all ranges from young families to the elderly. The main practice is open from 8am until 6pm Mondays to Fridays and 9am to 3pm Saturdays and Sundays. Practice nurses provide coverage between 8am and 6pm weekdays and from 9am to 3pm and weekends and are actively involved in chronic disease management initiatives.
We aim to provide the highest possible quality care to patients attending our clinics, by ensuring excellence in all aspects of our practice. We endeavour to provide patients with the best and most current treatments, methods, materials and equipment within our resource capabilities to ensure that the patients receive the high quality of service they have come to expect. We believe that the patient comes first and encourage our patients to take control of their health by including them in the decision-making process.