Vogue Medical provides following services
Your health is our focus
Based on knowledge of patient in the context of family and community, our doctors provide personal comprehensive and continuing health care for individual and family across all age and sexes. Please note from time to time our centre may contact you regarding disease prevention and health promotional activities that may be of benefit to your family, e.g. routine checkups, health-risk assessment, immunisations, screening tests, personalized counselling, maintaining health lifestyle, etc.
We understand that in some circumstances you will require multiple appointments for children and/or parents at the same time. Please ensure that you discuss this with the receptionist so appropriate appointment times can be made.
Our practice is an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccine centre.
We offer a complete range of vaccinations, travel kits and travel advice prior to your departure to travelling overseas
If you like to purchase a travel kids and travel vaccines, the payment on the day of visit is required. Our nurse can be contacted on the phone 03 9828 7500 regarding a quote on the cost of vaccination.
If you are travelling and know your departure date, please book an appointment with the doctor at least 8 weeks prior to travelling. This will allow enough time to complete your vaccinations, and to check medication requirements prior to your trip.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR TRAVELLERS:
It is illegal to take or send PBS subsidised medicines out of Australia unless it is for your personal use or the use of someone travelling with you. Fines are steep - up to $5,000 and/or two years imprisonment
If you plan to take or send prescription medicine overseas:
For information on travelling overseas please check www.travelmedicine.com.au
“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”, Hippocrates.
Vogue Medical provides a comprehensive nutritional support service for the treatment and prevention of chronic disease, and just to keep you feeling your best.
Many of our “chronic diseases” such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity can only be managed effectively when diet is part of the treatment. We can assist you with suitable dietary strategies to improve the management of your medical condition, and to reduce your reliance on medications.
We have registered dieticians, consulting at our practice.
Dr Malcolm Mackay can assist those who need medical and practical advice with a whole foods plant based diet.
Vaccinating your child against childhood disease plays a very important part in your child’s health and well being.
At our centre, we offer a comprehensive immunisation service to your child from birth to 4 years old.
Our doctors and nurses are available to discuss childhood immunisation with parents, and we offer a safe and happy environment for your child when having their immunisation. We all know how important it is for your child to have a "good" experience when this time comes around.
When your child is due for their next immunisation please book a consultation with the doctor and the nurse. The doctor will discuss with you the pros and cons of immunisation, and then our nurse will give the injections.
All children are vaccinated according to the ACIR Vaccination Schedule and have their details sent to ACIR for recording on the database.
For Information on Childhood vaccinations contact
All ACIR Childhood Schedule vaccines are free of charge. There are some additional vaccines that are not government funded and will incur a charge. Please discuss this with the nurse when booking the appointment.
We bulk-bill children for consultation of immunisations
An important part of staying healthy is to visit your doctor, at least once a year for a full checkup. This checkup and health screening can include:
We also can discuss on all issues to suit individuals needs include diet, exercise, stress management, family planning, relationships and a review of your current medications and immunisation status.
and for men this may include a Prostate Check
and for women this may include a PAP and Breast Check, Contraceptive advice, Pregnancy care
When booking your next "annual checkup" appointment please advise our reception staff to book a 15 minute time with the nurse and 15 minutes with the doctor. This will certainly keep you on the road to continuing good health.
Shared antenatal care
Shared Care is a popular choice for women who are healthy with a normal pregnancy. In choosing Shared Care：
At our centre, doctors who specialise in shared antenatal care provide care including education, communication, managing results, and abnormal findings in conjunction with a local hospital for low risk antenatal patients. Once the pregnancy is confirmed a referral should be sent by the doctor to the hospital clearly showing the intention to share care. An antenatal appointment will then be required to be made direct with the hospital.
Your antenatal consults will alternate from then on between your local doctor and the hospital. Your doctor will advise you how often you should attend for appointments and as the delivery date becomes closer, these visits will become more frequent. Generally, from 36 weeks onwards all your antenatal consults will be at the hospital.
Postnatal check-ups at 6 - 8 weeks can be offered by your local doctor at our medical centre.
Melbourne was judged as the most liveable city in the world in 2011。 The best and brightest international student from many different background choose to move to Melbourne to study.
Our aim is to produce excellence of a broad range of health service to you to support your needs during your study. At our centre, you may have opportunity to speak your own language in the consulting room with medical professionals, and make lifelong friend in an atmosphere of intellectual and supportive environment.
International student may be required to have private medical insurance if you wish to access Medicare benefit.
We have an arrangement with OSHC Worldcare, Medibank Private and BUPA. You are required to pay the gap of $20 on the day of visit, and the payment of balance would be created and submitted on your behalf to the Medibank Private or BUPA by our staff.
We encourage you to contact your private insurance if you are not sure about your coverage.
Medicals are required for many areas of our private and business life, includes:
Pre-Employment Medicals: are sometimes required before starting a new employment. Your prospective employer will generally provide you with the forms to be completed by the doctor. This type of medical can take up to 1/2 to 1 hour, depending on the complexity of the tests required. Please allow ample time for your appointment.
Insurance Medicals: are required by Insurance Companies for persons seeking life insurnace. These requests are generally made by the insurance companies on behalf of the patient/client. In most cases the doctor receives the request by post, and do not require the patient to be present to complete. However, there will be times when patients are sent the forms and are requested to make an appointment to discuss the required information on the medical form.
Insurance Medicals are charged to the Insurance Company, and do not involve payment from the patient
Driving Medicals: When your next driving medical is due, our doctors at Vogue Medical are able to assist. Book your appointment as soon as you have received your renewal documentation. This medical usually involves an eye test and consult with your doctor. We send the medical back to the Dept of Planning and Infrastructure for you, and you will be back on the road in no time.
A fee is payable for all medicals and this fee has a GST component. Payment for medicals is expected on the day. If your employer / insurance company is to pay for the medical, please have the details with you and hand them to the reception staff on arrival for your appointment. Should you require further information on these booking please contact the practice manager.
Should you require further information on these booking please contact the practice manager.
There are many different types of mental health issues. the most common is depression. There are also many types of depression and they have slighly different symptoms and may require different treatments. Also a number of disorders have depression as a key feature.
Depression and mental health issues are complicated illnesses that can involve a number of contributing factors - genes, environment, diet, lifestyle, brain chemicals, psychology and personality.
Everyone fees sad from time to time, but people with depression experience severe and prolonged feelings of sadness, dejection and hopelessness that are a change from your usual self. One in four women and one in six men will suffer from a depressive episode at some point in their lives.
It's normal to be 'depressed' or feel sad when you experience major disaster or have suffered a severe loss. However, you should see your doctor if you are depressed for more than two weeks.
All our practitioners are available for appointments to discuss these issues.
Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterised by variable and recurring symptoms, and reversible airway obstructions. The symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath.
Asthma is a treatable medical condition, and with good management, people with asthma can lead normal, active lives. However if left untreated, the chronic inflammation of the lung during asthma can become irreversible obstruction due to airway remodelling in contrast to emphysema.
Please discuss with your doctor the best way to manage your asthma and ensure that you discuss your concerns, and develop asthma action plan. For further information, please refer the National Asthma Council Australia website www.nationalasthma.org.au.
Diabetes is a complex and serious condition.
Being diagnosed with diabetes and living with diabetes will change your life in many ways. However it can be managed and the risk of complications can be reduced.
At Vogue Medical we provide a compressive approach to managing your diabetes through regular visits to your doctor, education and management through Diabetes Care Plans and providing you with referrals to allied health professionals such as exercise physio, dietitian, diabetic educator, optometrist and podiatry. We can also provide you and your family with information and support.
Make sure that you book your appointment to come and see us for your Diabetes Checkup. For further information on Diabetes www.diabeteswa.com.au or phone Diabetes Australia on 1300 136 588