Phone - (02) 9427 7622
OUR WONDERFUL DOCTORS  
   
Dr Sabrina Saldanha Dr Asher Hiddlestone

MBBS DRACOG

MBBS MRCP (UK)
Dr Celine Holland Dr Vanessa Ricketts

MB ChB, FRACGP

MBBS BMedSc
Dr Anita Alexander Dr Sunny Misir

BM BSc DRCOG FRACGP

MBChB
Dr Carolyn Bennett Dr Lisa Hurrell

BA MBBS DFRACGP

MBBS (Sydney)
Dr Nerida Holdaway Dr Brijinder Randhawa

MBBS BSc (Hon) PhD

MBBS Syd Uni
Dr Sabrina Saldanha

MBBS DRACOG

Dr Sabrina Saldanha has now been in Lane Cove for 15 years. She completed her medical degree at Monash University in Melbourne in 1983 and gained her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Melbourne in 1987. Her special interest are reflected in the patient profile of this practice which is family oriented with lots of newborns!!!

Dr Celine Holland

MB ChB, FRACGP

Dr Celine Holland has joined the practice in August 2006. She has completed her degrees at the Otago University, New Zealand in 1993. She worked for several years at Gosford Hospital and Sydney Children's Hospital completing a Diploma in Paediatrics in 1997. She has a special interest in paediatrics, women's health obstetrics and sexual health.

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Dr Asher Hiddlestone

MBBS MRCP (UK)

Dr Asher Hiddlestone graduated from Melbourne University in 1997, has worked for many years in hospitals both here and in the UK, and been in general practice since 2004. Her special interests include women's and men's health, paediatrics, sexual and mental health.

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Dr Vanessa Ricketts

MBBS BMedSc

Dr Vanessa Ricketts joined the practice in January 2007. She has completed her degrees at the University of Sydney and worked at the Children's Hospital at Westmead for a year in 2004 and completed a Diploma of child Health. Her special interest includes women's health and paediatrics.

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Dr Anita Alexander

BM BSc DRCOG FRACGP

Dr Anita Alexander graduated in England and joined the practice in July 2005. In England, as well as general practice, she worked part-time for the metro police examining victims of sexual assault. Her interests include women's health, paediatrics and psychiatry.

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Dr Carolyn Bennett

BA MBBS FRACGP

Dr Carolyn Bennett returns to the practice after 3 years of experiencing being a patient. she has decided doctors have more fun, and is very happy to be back at work. She has a special interest in medical education.

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Dr Sunny Misir

MBChB

Dr Sunny Misir moved to Australia in 1998and has been in full-time work in emergency Medicine. He has maintained interest in general practice and completed GP Fellowship in 2001. His special interests include paediatrics, both men's and women's health and sports medicine.

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Dr Lisa Hurrell

MBBS (Sydney)

Dr Lisa Hurrell joined the practice in April 2009. She has worked in general practice for 25years. Her special interests include womens health and medical education.

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Dr Nerida Holdaway

MBBS BSc (Hon) PhD

Dr Nerida Holdaway joined the practice in August 2009. She graduated from University of Sydney in 2001 And has worked in general practice since 2005. Her interests include sexual health, Mental Health and military medicine.

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Dr Brijinder Randhawa

MBBS Syd Uni

Dr Brijinder Randhawa joined the practice in 2012. She has worked in general practice for many years after completing her medical training at Sydney University. She has a special interest in cosmetic surgery having undertaken the Level 1 Certificate in Cosmetic Surgery and is currently undertaking a Diploma in Practical Dermatology

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THIS PRACTICE HAS BEEN AWARDED FULL ACCREDITATION

We are delighted to announce that our practice has been awarded Accreditation by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL).

This award acknowledges the high quality of our medical practice. AGPAL Surveyors consider many aspects of General Practice using standards set by the RACGP. These standards address key features from communication with patients to system management. To achieve accreditation it is necessary that the practice provide quality, comprehensive and continuing care to the patients in a caring environment.

Patients can be reassured that our practice ensures that their health , their rights and their needs are our top priority. We encourage our patients to complete evaluation forms and place suggestions in our suggestion box to enable us to continue to provide our excellent level of care.

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PATHOLOGY SERVICES

Our pathology is collected on site between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday to Friday, and 8:30 to midday on Saturday. Pathology services do not require an appointment.

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OTHER SERVICES *

  • Antenatal Shared Care
  • Baby checks
  • Cardiographs and Heart Checks
  • Care Plans (co-ordinates care of patients with chronic illnesses)
  • Childhood Vaccinations
  • Counselling
  • Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen)
  • Employment, Life Insurance reports
  • Family Planning
  • Flu vaccinations


 

     

  • Head to Toe’ (yearly checkups)
  • Health Assessments for patients over 75 years
  • Holter monitors
  • Minor Surgery (our instruments are autoclaved)
  • Pap smears
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Removal of spots
  • Suturing cuts
  • Travel Vaccinations
  • Well Women checks


*longer appointments necessary

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REFERRALS, PRESCRIPTIONS & TEST RESULTS

In the interest of good medical care, the Doctor needs to see you for these. We are NOT PERMITTED by law to backdate medical certificates and referrals. Doctors in this practice are competent at handling all the common health problems. When necessary, they are able to draw an opinion from Specialists, and if need be, refer you for further investigation. You can discuss this openly with your doctor.

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PRACTICE HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 12:30pm

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FEE STRUCTURE

Consultation

 

Time

Private Fee

Standard*

 

less than 15 min

$65.00

Detailed**

 

less than 30 min

$100.00

Extended***

 

30+ min

$140.00

*Standard: straightforward problem requiring a short history and limited (if any) physical examination.
**Detailed: requires a selective history and examination to assess and manage a problem or several straightforward problems.
***Extended: detailed history, thorough physical examination, investigations, complex management issues, multiple diagnoses explored.

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APPOINTMENTS

Consultation is by appointment. Urgent cases will be seen on the day. Please tell the receptionist if you consider your problem to be of an urgent nature.

Home visits: Home visits are available on request for existing patients of the practice with prior arrangement. Please call the surgery early in the morning to discuss. Home visits apply to local area only and these visits are not bulk-billed.

Booking a Long Appointment: If you need an insurance medical , post natal check, removal of lesions, review of a complex health issue or counselling please book a longer appointment. If more than one person from your family wishes to see the doctor at the same time, please ensure a separate appointment is made for each family member.

Telephoning your Doctor: Although most problems are best dealt with in consultation, a doctor will always be available during normal surgery hours for emergency advice. Our staff are experienced in helping you decide whether the matter requires an appointment or advice over the phone.

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REMINDER SYSTEM

Our practice is committed to preventive care. Unless you notify us otherwise, we may issue you with a reminder notice offering you preventative health services appropriate to your care. Recently we have screened for bowel cancer, updated MMR vaccinations and performed heart checks and osteoporosis screening. Patient confidentiality is always maintained.

In Autumn/Winter we provide free flu vaccines to those aged over 65 years, or with chronic illness.

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A MATTER OF TIME

Despite or best intentions, we sometimes run late. This is because someone has needed unexpected urgent attention or we might be dealing with a difficult problem. Be assured that when it comes to your turn your doctor will give your problem the time it deserves. Thank you for your consideration and support.

AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES

Royal North Shore Hospital:
Phone: (02) 9926 7111
or
Call: 0417 427 337

 

CONTACT US

47 Tambourine Bay Road,
Lane Cove, 2066
Phone: (02) 9427 7622
Fax: (02) 9427 7120

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