Lancefield Country Practice, Lancefield VIC

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (03) 5429 1362

Improving the health of our communities.

Local Family GP Doctor

Lancefield Country Practice

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 8.30am to 5.30pm (to 6.00pm Thurs)
Sat: 8.30am to 1.00pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays

Address
17 High Street
Lancefield, VIC, 3435

Call: (03) 5429 1362Superclinic logo

 

Overview
Lancefield Country Practice offers a range of services including general family medical care, ante-natal checks, immunisations, handling minor emergencies, stabilising patients requiring transfer, development of care plans for chronic or complex issues, removal of skin lesions, facial rejuvenation as well as clinics for diabetes, weight management, smoking and self-esteem.

Hours of Operation
Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm (open until 6.00pm Thursdays)
Saturday 8:30am – 1pm
Closed Sundays & Public Holidays

After Hours
For after hours please contact After hours healthcare services are provided through Nurse Triage. Call 1800 022 222

Billing
Lancefield Country Practice is a mixed billing practice. All pensioners and children under 16 are Bulk-Billed. All other patients are required to pay in full on the day of the consultation. Payments can be made by cash, EFTPOS or credit card. Rebate claims are transmitted directly to Medicare. No patient will ever be denied medical attention for financial reasons.

Practice Manager
Kelly Szczygielski

On-site services
General Family Medical Care
Antenatal Checks
Immunisations
Handling Minor Emergencies
Development of care plans for chronic or complex issues
Stabilising patients requiring transfer
Removal of skin lesions
Skin Checks
Patient education on health issues
Clinics for: diabetes, weight, smoking & self-esteem

Allied Health Services
Pathology
Physiotherapy
Psychology
Podiatrist

Appointments
Normal appointments are 10-15 minutes. Longer times are available if needed. Should you feel you may need more time with the doctor, please tell the receptionist when you make your booking. At times you might experience a waiting period due to doctors and nurses attending urgent or complex cases. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Urgent Medical Problems
Urgent matters will always be dealt with promptly. Where appropriate they will take priority over booked appointments.

Walk-ins
Walk-ins will be triaged by our practice nurse and an appointment will be allocated appropriately.

House Calls
When necessary, house calls are available within a 10km radius of the medical centre. Such calls are usually done at lunch time or in the early evening.

Privacy Policy
Lancefield Country Practice complies with all professional and statutory privacy obligations. Please ask reception for a copy of our privacy policy.

Communicating With Doctors
The doctors will only take phone calls that are urgent medical matters. All other calls will be triaged by our staff. Patients who wish to speak to a doctor concerning non-urgent matters that do not require an appointment can either leave a message with reception staff. Patients can also request a copy of our receiving & returning electronic communication policy.

Pathology & X-Ray Results
Generally, no results will be given out over the phone. All patients will be encouraged, at the time of the investigation, to make further appointments to discuss results. You may also be contacted by the practice and asked to make an appointment with your GP to discuss your results. We believe that patients share responsibility for ensuring they carry out tests requested and to follow up on the results of any tests performed.

Recall/Reminder Systems
You will automatically be enrolled in the various recall/reminder systems administered through the practice. Please advise reception if you would prefer not to be enrolled.

Patient Feedback
You are encouraged to give feedback to the practice. You may give this feedback verbally or by using the patients comment forms available at reception. If you feel it would be more appropriate to lodge your comments outside of the practice, please contact the Health Services Commission on 03 8601 5200 or 1800 136 066.

Our practice participates in the following services:
The National State reminder systems. Please inform reception if you do not wish to participate.
AUSLAN – For patients with speech or hearing difficulties
TIS – Translation Interpretations Services

Dr Paul Carter MD (FRCPath, Adv Dip Clin Hyno) – Medical Coordinator / General Practitioner
Dr Carter; originally from the UK emigrated to Australia in 1976.  He has worked in the Macedon Ranges and surrounds for 30 plus years. Paul has practised as a pathologist, but in realising his desire to help people directly, he started working in suburban general practice. Paul set up Lancefield Country Practice in 2009. In doing so, he provided a medical service that was not yet available in that township. More recently, Paul has developed a number of self- help programmes for patients and is a regular speaker giving presentations on mental health issues to local men’s groups, local community health centres, meetings and parents evenings at local schools.
Speciality interest areas: Mental Health, Mindfulness, Men’s Health and Chronic Disease Management

Dr Natalia Tellez Santos (MBBS, MPH) – General Practitioner
Dr Tellez Santos joined Lancefield Medical Centre in February 2014 as a GP Registrar. She has worked as a Hospital Medical Office in Mildura, VIC and Ipswich, QLD Base hospitals.
Speciality interest areas: Women’s Health, Palliative Care, Dermatology and Chronic Disease Management

Dr Marina Kefford (MBBS, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Kefford has worked at Lancefield since it first opened in February 2009. She has previously worked at Barwon Health Hospital.
Speciality interest areas: Women’s Health, Dermatology and Chronic Disease Management

Dr Jos de Jong (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Jos de Jong joins the Lancefield practice after a 7 year period of working in Wangaratta Base Hospital Emergency Department followed by a shorter term in Wodonga Base Hospital in 2015 where he was dealing with more GP type ailments.
Originally from the Netherlands, Jos brings with him a vast amount of experience in treating patients during tours of duty in Macedonia, Albania, Croatia and Iraq with the Royal Netherlands Airforce.
In his spare time, Jos enjoys playing Golf and computer games. He is also building a 737 cockpit flight simulator as another of his hobbies.
Speciality interest areas: Emergency Medicine and General Practice

Dr Ishani Wijegunawardena (MD) – General Practitioner
Dr Wijegunawardena has been in Clinical practice for over 12 years, including working as a GP for the past 5 years in Sunbury VIC. Ishani has previously worked as a Hospital Medical Officer in Departments of Gyneacology, Surgery, Paediatrics and Community/Family medicine(Medical Officer of Health) in Sri Lanka as well as a General Practitioner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ishani loves Sports ( Basketball and Netball) and Performing Arts (Traditional and contemporary Dance).
Specialty interest areas: Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Chronic disease management, Surgery and Dermatology.

Dr Priyank Gupta (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr.Gupta migrated to Australia in 2007, following completion of his MBBS in India. Dr. Gupta further completed Post Graduate Diplomas in both Health Promotion and Counselling. He then proceeded to pursue employment with Austin Health and worked across Melbourne’s major tertiary hospitals in multidisciplinary and diverse health settings, including General and Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery and Surgical Sub- Specialties. During Dr Gupta’s working tenure for Austin Health, he was involved in practicing medicine in rural areas of Australia including but not limited to Echuca, Bendigo and Tasmania.
Dr Gupta developed a passionate interest in practicing within rural communities and is strongly committed to helping individuals maintain health and quality of life. Dr Gupta has been working in the General Practice setting since 2016 and is a highly motivated, dedicated General Practitioner with a wealth of experience in caring for patients from a range of cultural backgrounds and clinical settings.
Specialty interest areas: All aspects of general practice, rural medicine

Address
17 High Street
Lancefield, VIC, 3435

Telephone
(03) 5429 1362

Overview
Only 70kms north of Melbourne and a short drive from the Calder or Hume Freeways, Lancefield has the classic air of a pastoral working town coupled with a strong local arts and antiques scene.
Lancefield is a compact, charming town situated in a rolling agricultural landscape at the geographic centre of Victoria. It has wide, tree-lined avenues and rural views in all directions. Key landscape features include Melbourne Hill to the south, and Deep Creek and Mount William Range to the east.

 

 

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