SmartClinics Fairfield Waters is now at Castletown located inside The Friendlies Chemist
Fairfield Waters Hyde Park
Castletown Shopping World
Corner Woolcock & Kings Road
Hyde Park 4812
Ph: (07) 4778 4581
Fax: (07) 4778 1815
Mon: 08:30 - 17:30
Tue: 08:30 - 17:30
Wed: 08:30 - 17:30
Thu: 08:30 - 17:30
Fri: 08:30 - 17:30
Sat: 09:00 - 12:00
We have relocated to Castletown Shopping World! A receptionist is available to answer phone calls from 8:30am on Saturdays.
Our after hours provider is House Call Doctor on: 13 55 66
Dr Kerry Patane
Dr Kerry Patane has over 16 year’s experience in private General Practice. Read More
Dr Paul Patane
Dr Patane is a highly skilled Family Doctor in Townsville Read More
Dr Abid Vatani
Dr Vatani is fluent in English and Danish and is an experienced GP. Read More
Dr Emily Mills
Private billing clinical psychologist Read More
Dr Glenda McDonald
Dr McDonald is a Family GP at SmartClinics Fairfield Waters. Read More
Dr Kirsten Miles
Dr Miles is currently on maternity leave. Read More
Medical Receptionist Read More
Medical Receptionist Read More
Nurse Read More
Assistant Practice Manager Read More
Dr Kerry Patane
Dr Kerry Patane has over 16 year’s experience in private General Practice.
Dr Paul Patane
Dr Patane is a highly skilled Family Doctor in Townsville
Dr Abid Vatani
Dr Vatani is fluent in English and Danish and is an experienced GP.
Dr Emily Mills
Private billing clinical psychologist
Dr Glenda McDonald
Dr McDonald is a Family GP at SmartClinics Fairfield Waters.
Dr Kirsten Miles
Dr Miles is currently on maternity leave.
Assistant Practice Manager
We have temporarily relocated to Castletown Shopping World.
For emergencies please dial 000 or attend the Townsville Hospital. If you have any questions about the changes happening at the clinic, please feel free to call our friendly reception team on 4778 4581.
Fairfield Medical Centre Services
At Fairfield Medical Centre we provide health checks for a range of purposes. These include corporate health checks, health checks for insurance or retirement home purposes and general health checkups to ensure that your physical health is in good order.
Regular health checks are an important aspect of maintaining good overall health. During your first health check, we will be able to establish a baseline so that we can compare later assessments and determine the level of progress or deterioration that you have made. Over time, we will be able to get an idea of how your health is progressing and whether there are any potentially problematic areas that we need to keep a close eye on. Regular health checks are a crucial aspect to staying in long-term good health and avoiding the development of major health concerns in the future.
Thinking of taking a holiday? Drop into Fairfield Medical Centre for a consultation about your upcoming holiday and the medical concerns that you need to be aware about. We have provided medical travel advice to countless travellers, from recommending and administering immunisations to providing advice surrounding the health challenges of particular destinations.
Even if you are a seasoned traveller, there is a significant amount of value to be gained by speaking with a medical professional before catching that flight or stepping on the ship. We have done quite a bit of travelling ourselves, so we’ll be able to put your challenges, such as taking regular medication, in context.
Speak to us about your upcoming holiday and we’ll help you make the right decisions about your health – it can save a lot of trouble down the track!
Family planning, lactation, parenting and antenatal advice
Starting a family can be hugely challenging. That challenge doesn’t really go away when it’s the second or third (or fourth or more!) child, but you begin to get an idea of what to expect. Nevertheless, no matter how many children you have (or are planning to have) we are here to help.
At Fairfield Medical Centre, we provide family planning services for those who are looking to arrange the beginning of their family or delay it for some time. We can also assist with lactation difficulties and the many challenges that new parents face.
If you are currently pregnant and are looking for antenatal advice, we can help you gain an understanding of the changes your body is going through and what to expect when the baby comes. We find that having more knowledge about the entire process of pregnancy can help people put their experiences into context and face upcoming challenges more readily. If you are planning on becoming pregnant and would like to organise a general practitioner for antenatal care during the pregnancy, we can help you there as well. Using the same doctor throughout your entire family journey can be of great assistance, particularly as they will become intimately familiar with your family and unique circumstances.
Many people use the at-home urine tests to check for pregnancy. However, it is highly recommended that you visit a doctor to confirm your result. At Fairfield Medical Centre, we have happily confirmed many pregnancies in the past.
ECG – Heart check
An ECG (Electrocardiogram) is a common medical test that is used to detect anomalies in heart activity. It measures the electricity generated when the heart contracts, the regular beat of which usually produces a standard shape. A different shape may indicate to us that you have a heart problem.
ECGs are commonly administered to eliminate other potential health concerns. They are often recommended for people who present risk factors for heart disease, heart attack or stroke. If you believe you need an ECG, or would like to speak with a doctor about one, please book a consultation at Fairfield Medical Centre and we will speak about your medical history and test requirements.
Spirometry is a common medical test used to determine the health or effectiveness of your lungs. If you need to perform a spirometry test, you’ll be asked to sit and breathe into a tube or mouthpiece that is attached to a machine. You will be assessed on the volume of air you inhale and exhale as well as how quickly you can exhale.
Spirometry tests are very common for workplace health assessments and also for a range of other common illnesses. Your doctor may recommend a spirometry test if you have (or are suspected of having) one of the following illnesses:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
Ear health and audiometry testing may be conducted for a number of reasons. Most commonly, it is to assess a child’s hearing development or hearing efficacy early in their life. Additionally, many workplace health assessments may require a hearing test prior to employees starting work. Many workplaces with elevated sound levels, particularly those where hearing protection is required, will likely require their employees to conduct an audiometry exam prior to starting work and at regular intervals. There may also be some legislative requirements, depending on your location and industry. If you are an employer, speak with Fairfield Medical Centre about audiometry tests for your business.
At Fairfield Medical Centre we are able to offer a range of counselling services depending on your requirements and whether we have the internal capacity to service them. For many of our patients, some degree of counselling is required, and when our general practitioners are unable to assist, we have a network of allied health professionals that can provide counselling services.
We have assisted with counselling services for a range of mental health concerns in the past. Some of these include:
- Stress management
- Grief and loss
- Phobias and complexes
- Work difficulties
- Relationship difficulties
Vaccinations are a part of the lives of most people. From childhood immunisations through to a range of other vaccinations throughout adult life (such as the annual flu shot), there are going to be at least a few times in your life that you get the needle. If you need to book in vaccinations for yourself, your child, or a dependent, drop by Fairfield Medical Centre for a consultation and we will make the necessary arrangements.
We provide flu vaccinations every year. The flu shot is important for people of all ages, but particularly so for children, the elderly and anyone who may suffer from a compromised immune system. If you’d like to avoid those several days of sickness (or worse) that comes with catching influenza, come into Fairfield Medical Centre and arrange a flu shot before flu season really starts.
Prior to starting work, your employer may require you to undertake a pre-employment medical. Pre-employment medicals can cover a range of bases depending on the requirements of different employers. At Fairfield Medical Centre, we can work with employers to develop pre-employment medical examinations and plans for follow-up checks that suit each employer’s specific requirements.
Pre-employment medicals may be conducted to determine whether you are medically eligible for a job, or they could be used to establish a baseline of health to which later medicals can be compared. Common components of a pre-employment medical may include:
- Urine or blood tests
- Blood pressure test
- Height and weight measurements
- Vision test
- General review of medical history
- A basic physical, which may include:
- ear, nose and throat check
- respiratory system check
- cardiovascular health check
- skin check
- nervous system check
- preliminary musculoskeletal assessment
If you are an employer, speak to us about becoming a preferred provider of pre-employment medical services for your organisation. We can work with you to develop pre-employment medical procedures that will address all the requirements of your business and help you assess your employees adequately.
Nutritional and weight loss advice
Many of our clients at Fairfield Medical Advice ask us for assistance with nutritional advice and help losing weight. By using medically proven methods and tailoring plans to the needs of every patient, we have been able to help many people lose weight and regain some health. For many of our patients, weight loss is medically necessary in order to avoid future, potentially harmful health complications.
If you are overweight, being concerned about your weight and seeking pathways to losing it is a natural and sensible thing to do. Living life at a healthy weight can help you avoid many of the health concerns that come with being overweight, such as diabetes, additional strain on ligaments and joints, cardiovascular and respiratory health issues, or heart disease.
Chronic Disease Management
Chronic disease management involves planning and coordinating the care and lifestyle of patients who are going through, chronic debilitating or terminal health conditions. There are many steps that can be taken to ensure that life is manageable even with a serious illness. We have assisted many patients in the past find methods to address their chronic disease and manage it throughout daily life, regaining freedom and independence.
If you have a chronic disease (which can range from asthma to stroke or serious musculoskeletal conditions), please book a consultation with Fairfield Medical Centre.
Had a recent sports injury, or need to take care of some weaker areas in advance of future issues? Drop by Fairfield Medical Centre and we’ll help you develop a recovery plan or ensure that you are placing problem areas at minimal risk of future injury.
We can also help you develop a roadmap to recovery in the case of serious sporting injuries. We have worked with many athletes to recover from major sporting injuries, build back strength and return to full capacity within their respective sporting disciplines.
Skin checks and minor procedures
If you are concerned about changing marks on your skin or the possibility of skin cancer, please book a skin check consultation with Fairfield Medical Centre. Each year, thousands of Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer. By identifying it early, we can ensure that you avoid any potential future complications.
Women’s health (pap smears, breast examinations, and IUD insertion)
We provide a broad range of women’s health services at Fairfield Medical Centre. Many of our GPs specialise in the provision of women’s health services and collectively we have a huge wealth of experience at the experience. Among many other services, we provide:
- Pap smears
- Breast cancer examinations
- IUD insertion
- Family-related concerns
- Relationship assistance
For our male patients, we have general practitioners that are well versed in the unique health challenges faced by men, as well as those that are seen across the board but are commonly experienced by men. If you are looking for a doctor’s practice that is experience with men’s health and understanding of the range of health issues that men face as they progress through life, you can rely on Fairfield Medical Centre.
Fairfield Medical Centre Fees
Fees are payable at the time of your consultation by cash, EFT/Credit.
Our current consultation fees will be provided at the time of your appointment. A Medicare rebate is available on most consultations. If you have any difficulty in paying our fees, please discuss this with your doctor.
The GP’s at Fairfield Medical Centre will direct bill to DVA for Veterans Affairs Gold Card clients.
After Hours Care
If you require medical attention outside our opening hours please contact House Call Doctor on
Ph: 13 55 66