Adult and Child Medical Care
Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor seeing you has gone through extensive medical training to equip her/him to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties.
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GPs are at the centre of the healthcare hub and will be aware of services and expertise that are available locally and further-a-field. GPs are also aware of the link that stress and unhappy life events have on physical health so know when to suggest a talking therapy rather than medication.
Minor Accident Care
Primary care practices offer a range of services and can deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will refer to the appropriate service. Please note: we are an appointment only medical centre and cannot guarantee appointments for walk ins.
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For severe injuries e.g. major fractures and plaster casting and after hours care, we recommend Shorecare Urgent Care clinics, at Smales Farm and Northcross, open every days.
Minor Skin Surgery is offered here at HealthZone Medical. All our GPs, and Amanda our nurse are competent and comfortable with punch biopsies and removals/excisions of concerning lesions, or simple removal of skin tags and benign moles for cosmetic purposes.
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Dr Sam Mayhew is our Skin Cancer Doctor who not only can perform your minor skin surgery but review all aspects of your skin cancer care. Our nurse Amanda is also trained in Dermoscopy and Skin Cancer biopsies and excisions. Other procedures such as dermapen micro-needling are offered at clinical discretion
Our practice is proud to have a strong connection in Sports Medicine, with Dr Simon, John and Sam Mayhew all practicing in Sports Medicine, and having for had connections with teams such as the All Blacks, NZ Kiwis, NZ Warriors, NZ Black Fins, HPSNZ, Yachting NZ Olympic Team, Tall Blacks, NZ Breakers.
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If you have a sports injury or sports medicine concern, any of the Dr Mayhew’s would be happy to see you. Please make sure you request a sports medicine consult to be given the appropriate time.
Skin Cancer Medicine
Dr Sam Mayhew and Nurse Amanda are our team heading our Skin Cancer Care. Dr Sam regularly practices within his general practice skin cancer medicine and surgery, is a Fellow of the Skin Cancer Institute, an inaugural member of the NZ Skin Cancer Doctors Society. For all you skin cancer needs, book in with Dr Sam.
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Currently the best way to request a repeat prescription is by going to our nurseline or leaving an email. Please allow 48hours for turnover, if urgent, for same day, please identify this in your message or email.
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We are currently looking into incorporating manage my health software to enable our patients to request their scripts online. Watch this space.
Sometimes your doctor needs to request a blood or urine sample either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure make sure the correct medication is given to you.
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These tests could be anything from blood sugar, a full blood count to a sample of tissue to test for cancer. While we usually test urine samples in the surgery, we sent blood and other specimens to Labtests for testing. Most results come back within 48 hours but some may take longer if needing to go to a specialist lab further away.
Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container with a nozzle and is usually applied by swab or spray.
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Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after 3-4 weeks.
The doctor or nurse will explain the risks and benefits of this procedure and what to expect before you have this done . The cost is $15 first lesion, $10 additional lesions, capped to a maximum cost of $45.
An Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and five years.
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One particular brand of IUCD (Mirena) is often used to reduce heavy bleeding during periods. This IUCD is funded but there is a charge for the insertion.
The Mirena is now preferred by clinicians above contraceptive pill for most women,
Immunisation is an important service we provide. Immunisation has led to the decline of many lethal infectious diseases e.g. meningococcal B meningitis.
The National Immunisation Schedule offers a series of vaccines free to babies, children, adolescents and adults.
All women who have ever been sexually active should have regular cervical smear tests (every 3 years, between the ages of 20 to 70). This includes women immunised against HPV. The test detects abnormal cells which, if left untreated, may become cervical cancer.
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Human papillomavirus (HPV) , a sexually transmitted virus, is often the cause of these cell abnormalities . Regular testing and treatment reduces the likelihood of cervical cancer by around 90%.
For more information about cervical smear tests click here to visit the National Screening Unit website.
An ECG is a recording of your heart’s electrical activity.
Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart.
The result is a trace that can be read by a doctor.
It can give information of previous heart attacks or problems with the heart rhythm.
Travel Advice / Immunisations
We can offer advice and immunisation if you are travelling to another country. Besides the immunisations you need to live in New Zealand, there may be other injections you need to protect yourself before going overseas, e.g. to Africa or South America.
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In some places you will need protection from rabies or malaria. Your doctor will be able to tell you what diseases you will need to be protected from in any named country and advise you on other medical matters. Yellow fever vaccinations are only available at approved centres - click here to view centres in the Auckland region.