THRIVE MEDICAL SERVICES

At Thrive Medical, we promote a holistic approach to health care. We are passionate about preventative health, meaning that we may recommend certain health checks. We are also likely to discuss health issues that may occur commonly in your age group, and the ways that we may prevent, test or treat these conditions.

We encourage you to have a usual treating GP as continuity of care is important for your health. This means that your GP gets to know you and your health needs in depth. As all of the doctors at Thrive Medical work at the practice part-time, we encourage you to develop a relationship with your usual GP and one other GP at the practice who you can see if you need urgent attention and your usual GP is not on duty that day.

We will always endeavour to see you as soon as possible if you are acutely unwell.

WOMEN’S HEALTH

We have many years of experience and a high level of expertise in Women's Health.

We offer:

  • Well Women's Check
  • Pap smears
  • Breast checks
  • Sexual health check ups
  • Contraception assessment and advice
  • Mirena and implanon insertion
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome assessment and management
  • Fertility assessment and advice
  • Pre-conception check ups and pregnancy planning
  • Antenatal care including shared care with Cairns Hospital
  • Postnatal care for mothers and babies
  • Breastfeeding support and advice
  • Urinary concerns including incontinence
  • Menopause assessment, advice and management
  • Mental health support including for post-natal depression
  • Skin checks
  • Chronic disease management

MEN’S HEALTH

Men need regular health check ups.

We encourage men to have a usual GP and see them regularly at the practice for preventative health check-ups and advice.

Men over forty are recommended to have an annual Cardiovascular Risk Assessment – this includes blood pressure check, weight management and Quit smoking advice, fasting blood sugar and blood fats assessment, diet and exercise assessment and advice.

We offer:

  • Well Men's Check
  • Sexual health screening and advice including erectile dysfunction
  • Assessment of and advice regarding urinary problems
  • Fertility advice and pre-conception check ups
  • Prostate health check and prostate cancer screening
  • 45 to 49 year old health check
  • Diabetes risk assessment
  • Lifestyle modification advice
  • Heart disease screening
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Chronic disease management
  • Skin health check
  • Mental health support

CHILDREN’S HEALTH

At Thrive we all love children and share with you a desire to get them off to the best start possible. We understand babies and children can become unwell very quickly. If your child is acutely unwell they will be seen that day.

We have a child friendly practice with quality childrens' toys in each consulting room, change room facility and outdoor children's waiting area with cubby house.

We offer:

  • Newborn baby checks
  • Mother and Baby clinic for breast feeding problems and early infancy issues
  • Childhood immunisations
  • Regular health and developmental check ups
  • Advice on weaning and first foods
  • Acute services for infectious disease and other illnesses
  • Chronic disease management for children with chronic diseases
  • Mental Health Care assessment, plans and referral for children with issues such as developmental delay, ADHD, sleep disorder, anxiety, neurosensory problems or suspected Autism Spectrum Disorders.

AGED CARE

We support positive ageing and aim to help you liaise with support services to help you stay in your own home as long as possible with optimal quality of life.

We offer:

  • Chronic disease management plans to help you with co-ordinating the various doctors and allied health services involved in your care
  • Aged care health assessments (70+)
  • Immunisations
  • Medication reviews
  • Driver's licence medicals for those aged over 70
  • Advanced health directives
  • Facilitating referrals for aged care assessments in the community

MENTAL HEALTH

Modern day living can be stressful and depression and anxiety are unfortunately on the increase with 3 million Australians affected. At Thrive we understand this and all our doctors are very experienced in identifying and managing mental health problems.

We offer:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions including anxiety and depression
  • Mental health care plans
  • Referrals to psychologists, community mental health and psychiatrists where appropriate

PREVENTATIVE HEALTH

At Thrive Medical we aim to promote your health by assisting you to prevent illness, in particular chronic disease. We have recall systems to remind you when your regular immunisations or check ups are due.

We offer:

  • Newborn baby checks
  • Child health checks
  • Immunisation services for children, adults and for travel
  • 45 to 49 year old health check
  • Diabetes risk assessment
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment
  • Pre-conception health checks for men and women
  • Men's health check
  • Women's health checks including Pap smears and breast examination
  • Skin Checks
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessments
  • Aged Care Health Assessment (70+)
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Quit smoking services
  • Lung function assessment
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Travel advice services

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT

We focus on a patient-centred approach to help you best manage your chronic disease. We believe that empowering you with information and knowledge about your health condition will help you to achieve your health goals.

Ask about General Practice Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements if this has not already been put in place for you.

We offer:

  • Care plans and coordination of care with specialists and allied health services.
  • Medication review services (with your local pharmacist)

INJURIES AND WOUND CARE

Please advise reception when booking if you have an injury requiring attention that day. We have a modern, well equipped treatment room and all our doctors are experienced in managing minor injuries.

We offer:

  • Suturing of cuts/wounds
  • Wound dressings
  • Management of minor trauma/injury

MINOR SURGERY

We offer:

  • Excisions and biopsies of skin cancers or concerning skin lesions
  • Treatment of ingrown toenails
  • Treatment of abscesses
  • Cryotherapy (dry ice) treatment of
    • Pre-cancerous skin lesions
    • Warts
    • Skin tags
  • Joint injections/aspirations

INDIGENOUS HEALTH

The team at Thrive are all experienced in Indigenous Health and aim to provide culturally sensitive care.

We offer:

  • Comprehensive care for you and your family
  • Preventative health checks
  • Chronic disease management
  • Annual health assessments (children and adults)
  • Close the Gap registration enabling access to cheaper medication and allied health services