At Montague Road 7 Day Medical Centre West End QLD we look after all of the health care needs of you and your family. The doctors at our family medical centre provide you with experienced, high quality general practice medical service. We’re here at Montague Road 7 Day Medical Centre for you until late every day of the year. Our GPs have a wide range of special interests including antenatal service, childhood and adolescent medicine, women’s health, mental health and much more.
At our Medical Centre in West End QLD, we believe that ‘General Practice’ means ‘The Best Practice’ in looking after the medical needs of you and your family in Brisbane. Our GPs in West End take a ‘whole person’ approach to your medical treatment – meaning we look at your physical, mental and emotional well-being so that we can provide you with the highest-quality personal health care
A Happier Healthier You
The West End suburb region according to the 2016 census is home to around 10,000 Indigenous people. However, recent statistics from the Queensland Department of Health show the median life expectancy for Indigenous people is just 52 years for men and 57 years for women (more than 20 years less than non-Indigenous West End residents). There are also significant inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in relation to:
Chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, renal failure, and cardio-vascular disease
Infant health issues such as eye infections like trachoma and middle ear infection
High rates of communicable diseases, including sexually transmitted infections
Substance abuse, and high rates of alcohol and tobacco use
Mental health including depression
At Montague Road 7 Day Medical Centre we are helping to close this gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and recognize the need for culturally appropriate medical care for all our clients.
Our Indigenous Health Workers are happy to be here for their people and getting to know their family and medical history to provide help and healing and improve quality of life.
Prevention is better than cure
As part of our focus on illness prevention, we are here to help you improve your knowledge and understanding of the risk factors that may contribute to your developing a chronic medical condition. No matter what your age, we encourage you as our patient to take advantage of the health assessments we provide for various age groups. These health assessments provide us with a baseline from which you and we can work together to minimise your risk of health problems.
Health assessments also permit the needs of specific groups (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, refugees and aged care residents) to be addressed in a targeted and culturally appropriate manner. Montague Road 7 Day Medical Centre provides specific health assessment services for the following groups of people :
75 years or older
45 - 49 years old individuals
40 - 49 years old individuals with risk of having diabetes
4 years old heatlhy kids check
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Chronic Disease Management
Taking burden off people's shoulders
Our clinical team includes doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who will be able to provide the holistic integrative medicine care and comprehensive one stop shop clinical services to meet your chronic disease management needs.
Chronic Disease Management - GP services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients with conditions that require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers.
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions; however, chronic disease management are designed for patients who require a structured approach, including those requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team.
Immunisation is important to improve your body’s immune system and protect you against many infectious diseases. Prevention is always better than a cure, and Montague Road 7 Day Medical Centre can provide all of your immunisation needs throughout every stage of life.
It is important that you visit one of our doctors at least eight weeks before travelling overseas so that you are vaccinated against the illnesses you may encounter. We will discuss your personal travel plans with you to make sure you have the correct vaccinations, and that you are up-to-date with any booster doses of childhood vaccinations. Remember that some vaccines require more than one dose to and may take several weeks to take effect.
Influenza is caused by a virus so that means that antibiotics won’t help if you catch it. It also means that the only way to effectively combat influenza is to have an annual ‘flu’ vaccination. This is offered free of charge each year to people who are at risk of serious complications if they get influenza. This includes:
People suffering from chronic diseases such as asthma
People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island background
People aged over 65
The influenza vaccine is available from March each year at Montague Road 7 Day Medical Centre, and we offer a bulk-billed influenza clinic service.
Necessary vaccinations for eligible Australians
Immunisations are particularly vital for your child’s health, and it is important for them to be vaccinated under the Australian Immunisation Schedule. As at 1 July 2018 this includes:
Hepatitis B (hepB)
2-months, 4-months, & 6-months old
Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (hepB-DTPa-Hib-IPV)
Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV)
Haemophilus influenzae type B and Meningococcal C (Hib-MenC)
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) (MMRV)
4 years old
Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough) and inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (DTPa-IPV)
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) (to be given only if MMRV vaccine was not given at 18 months)
10-15 years old
Hepatitis B (hepB)
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) (dTpa)
Additional vaccinations are necessary for those classified as ‘at risk’ including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, pregnant women, people suffering from chronic illness, and everyone over 65 years of age.
Relax - Restore - Enhance - Refresh
We are pleased to offer a range of cosmetic procedures.
Now available: Aesthetic Skin Procedures. Dr Colin McTari is one of the few doctors trained for soft surgeries using Plasma technology with minimal down time for patients and long-lasting results.