Smith Street Medical Centre
&
Skin Cancer Clinic

28 Smith Street, Charlestown

New South Wales, 2290

Smith Street Medical Centre & Skin Cancer Clinic

28 Smith Street, Charlestown

New South Wales, 2290

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri8.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday8.00am - 12.30pm
SundayClosed
 
After Hours GP services available
After Hours Phone: 1300 130 147

Book an appointment online

or

Phone (02) 4943 3066

Miscellaneous

Driving Medicals


Make a double appointment with your doctor for your RTA Medical report.
Please phone reception on 49433066, where the ladies will be more than happy to help you make this appointment.

INR testing


Please phone our Reception Ladies to make an INR appointment with the Nurses.

ECG


Your doctor will imform you if you require an ECG.
Make an appontment with the nurses and your doctor.

Minor surgical procedures


Our surgery is equiped to perform minor surgical procedures.
Your doctor will inform you if they require you to make another longer appointment for biopsy, lesion removal. Or they can use cyro to freeze and destroy abnormal skin cells.

Dressings


Please see the ladies at reception to make an appointment to see our nurses to help with your wound dressings.

Spirometry


Your doctor will inform you if you require a Spirometry.

SPIROMETRY

spirometry test measures how well your lungs are working, and whether something (such as your asthma) is affecting your breathing. Some doctors will perform the spirometry test themselves, or ask a nurse to do so.

Sometimes you’ll need to go to another clinic or hospital to have the test done. It depends on where the equipment is available.

Spirometry is a test that is used for a range of different things:

  • It’s a common test for diagnosing asthma or COPD
  • It may be used to screen employees before they start a job, or on a regular basis to make sure their work is not affecting their lungs (e.g. in a dusty environment)
  • It is one of the tests carried out as part of a scuba-diving medical check in Australia

What happens during the test? 
spirometry test is simple and painless. It involves blowing as hard as you can, for as long as you can, into a tube or mouthpiece which is connected to a special measuring machine. You’ll need to do this several times, but you can rest as long as you need to in between.

Sometimes the person getting you to do the test will ask you to take a few puffs of an asthma reliever medication, wait a few minutes, and then do the test again. This will show what effects the medication has on your lungs, e.g. if you find that after taking the reliever medication it is easier for you to breathe and blow harder into the spirometry machine.

The most important thing is that you try your hardest when doing the test as this is the only way to get the best and most accurate result.

Is it safe to do this test?
Spirometry is very safe. Sometimes blowing very hard can make you feel dizzy or tired, but you will generally be sitting down to do the test, and can rest when you need to.

 

Asthma Australia
You need to book a double appointment with the nurses and an appointment following this with your doctor.
On the day of this test you must avoid Caffine: coffee, tea, cola, chocolate etc.
You also should stop short-acting inhaled puffers such as ventolin. Please speak to reception if you have any queries or concerns.

Please phone 49433066 or book online Smith Street Medical Centre

Travel Medicine


Health checks and vaccinations
 
Every year Australian travellers become ill, or even die, while travelling overseas. Make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up at least eight weeks before you depart.
Infectious diseases that cause some of the overseas illnesses are often preventable through vaccinations.  It's important that you discuss your personal travel plans with a health professional to ensure you have the correct vaccinations for your trip and any booster doses of childhood vaccinations you may need.
Vaccines can prevent you from contracting some diseases, but remember:
New vaccines are constantly being released but diseases continue to evolve.
Vaccinations may be an entry requirement of some countries so check with the embassy or consulate of the countries you are intending to visit or transit. In some countries you may be refused entry or required to have the vaccination at the border. We recommend you seek medical advice from your GP or travel clinic doctor and have any vaccinations prior to leaving Australia.
It's never too late to vaccinate; however, some vaccines require a long period to take effect and more than one dose may be needed.
You may need boosters for childhood vaccines.
Health risks within a country can vary from one region to another and local authorities may be slow to announce outbreaks of disease.
It is also essential to carry a letter from your doctor detailing any medications you may be taking with you. This should include how much you take and that it is for your own personal use. Leave this medication in it's original packaging clearly marked with your name.

http://smartraveller.gov.au/tips/health.html