Practice information

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OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Joseph Blau:

Dr. Blau started his General Practice in St. Kilda in 1977 & has practised here ever since.  He has a special interest in men’s health, sports medicine, diabetes and weight management.

Dr. Jack Goldberg:

Dr. Goldberg has had 35 years full time experience in all aspects of General Practice.

Dr. Judy Carman:

Dr. Carman graduated in 1981 from Melbourne University. With a special interest in women’s, children’s & mental health, she also enjoys seeing people of all backgrounds having worked with overseas students at Monash University since 1997.

 

Dr Amir Sedeh:

Dr. Sedeh joined our practice in 2013. He treats acute and chronic illnesses & provides preventative care.

 

Dr Kristina Jonaityte:

Dr Jonaityte joined our practice in August 2014. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has a special interest in skin and minor procedures.

 

Dr. Khurram Akhter:

Dr Akhter joined our practice in December 2015. He is an experienced General Practitioner who has a special interest in chronic disease management, musculoskeletal problems & the role of wearable technology in preventative healthcare & disease monitoring.

 

Dr. Anna Finnegan:

Dr Finnegan joined our practice in June 2016.

 

 

Dr Harry Perelberg:

Dr Perelberg graduated in 1972 from Melbourne University. He has been in private practice since 1974 & the Army Reserve Medical Corp. from 1987 – 1995.

 

 

Privacy Policy/Personal Health Information:   

Your medical record is a confidential document.  It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that his information is only available to authorised members of staff. Copies of our Privacy Policy are placed on the front desk for patients to take home.

 

Wheel Chair/Pram Access:

Patients that are unable to get up the stairs will be seen by one of our doctors downstairs in one of our consulting rooms.

 

Appointments:

Please call 9534-0635 for an appointment or book online via our website: www.aclandstreetmedical.com.au

Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred time and GP. Appointments are 15 minutes long.  If you require a longer appointment, please advise the receptionist    at the time of the booking.  Every effort is being made so that appointments are seen on time. We also cater for patients that do not have an appointment; however the waiting time may be longer.

 

EMERGENCIES WILL ALWAYS BE GIVEN FIRST PRIORITY!

 

After-Hours & Emergency

Please call “My Home GP” on 1300 968 737 for an after hours home visit.  All patients will bulk-billed.

 

For emergencies, please call the AMBULANCE Service on 000 or attend the Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran.

 

Home-visits:

 

The practice doctors perform house calls for regular patients whose condition prevents them from attending the surgery.  Please ring the practice to speak to the doctor to arrange a home-visit. Home visits are bulk-billed.

 

Nursing Home and Hospital Visit:

The surgery caters for patients to be seen by one of our doctors in a Nursing Home or Private Hospital.  Please ring the doctor to arrange a new Nursing Home visit.

 

Accreditation:

On the 18/09/2013 this practice was awarded full quality assurance status by GPA.

 

Telephone Access:

Doctors in the practice may be contacted during normal surgery hours.  If the doctor is unable to take your call, a message will be taken and passed on to the doctors. In case of an emergency, your call will be put through to the doctor.

 

Change of personal contact details:

Please notify reception if you have had a change to your address or phone number as it is important that we have your current contact details.

 

Test or Procedure Results:

It is important to follow up any test results you may have.                                                                                                              Please   make an appointment to see your doctor to discuss

these results. Please allow one week for your results to return.

 

THIS PRACTICE HAS A NO SMOKING POLICY.

WE ALSO REQUEST THAT ALL MOBILE PHONES ARE TURNED OFF WHILE INSIDE THE PRACTICE!

 

 

Other Services Available:

General practice and check-ups including counselling, treatment room for emergencies, women’s health – pap smears & pregnancy test, on-site pathology liquid nitrogen “freezing” therapy for sun spots and warts, nutrition advise & weight management, sports medicine, child vaccinations, travel medicine, minor surgery, skin checks & removal of moles and sun spots.

 

Podiatrist:  

Our podiatrist, Tristan Bate, works every Wednesday. His services are privately billed and may also be billed under Medicare on the EPC program. Appointments must be made.  A podiatrist deals exclusively with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical conditions of the feet and related structures in the lower limbs.

 

Dietician:

Our dietician, Samantha Kozica, consults at the practice every Thursday afternoon. Her services are billed privately. You may be eligible for Medicare rebates on the EPC program. You must obtain a referral from your doctor if you’re eligible for this service.

 

Reminder Services

Our practice is committed to preventative care.  We may issue you with a reminder notice offering you preventative health services appropriate to your care.  If you do not wish to be a part of this system please let us know.

 

Patient Rights:

If you are not satisfied with our service, please contact us. We take complaints seriously and aim to resolve them quickly and fairly.

If you remain dissatisfied with our response, you may contact the Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC). The HCC responds to complaints about health services and the handling of health information in Victoria. Their service is free, confidential and impartial. To lodge a complaint with the HCC:

Fill out a complaint form online at www.hcc.vic.gov.au or

Phone 1300 582 113 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday to discuss your complaint.

 

 

DOCTOR’S ROSTER

 

DOCTOR MON TUE WED THU FRI

 

SAT SUN
Joseph

Blau

9.00-1.00 9.00-1.00 9.00-1.00 9.00-1.00
Jack Goldberg 9.30-12.30 9.30-12.30 9.30-12.30
Judy Carman 9.15-5.30 9.15-5.30 9:15 -12.30
Mike Birrell 2.00-4.30 2.00-4.30 2.00-4.30 2.00-4.30 9.00- 11.00

2.00 – 4.30

Kristina Jonaityte 9.00 – 5.00 9.00 – 5.00
Khurram Akhter 2.00 – 9.30 9.00 – 5.30 9.00 – 5.30 2.00 – 9.30 9.00 – 4.30
Amir Sedeh 6.00 – 9.30 6.00 – 9.30 6.00 – 9.30 6.00 – 9.30 12.30 – 8.30 * 9.00 – 4.30
Harry

Perelberg

2.00 – 4.00 2.00 – 4.00
Prachi Dadheech 6.00 – 9.30
Anna Finnegan 9.00 – 5.30 2.00 – 9.30 9.00 – 12.30 9.00 – 5.30  

9.00 – 4.00

 

 

* Dr Sedeh works alternating Saturdays.

 

Dorevitch Pathology hours:

Monday to Friday 9.00 – 1.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACLAND STREET

MEDICAL CENTRE

 

169-171 Acland Street,

St Kilda, VIC, 3182

Phone: 9534 0635 Fax: 9534 0637

www.aclandstreetmedical.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Acland Street Medical Centre!