Many of our Doctors have a special interest in the area of Women’s Health Services and offer private consultations in a comfortable setting to help women achieve physical and emotional wellbeing during all stages of life. Our Doctors highly advise that you regularly visit your GP for general women’s health check ups including Pap Tests (every two years), breast examinations, skin cancer checks and general nutritional and wellbeing advice.
Whether you simply want an overall health check up or have a specific women’s health concern that is troubling you, our experienced women’s health Doctors can offer you highly trusted advice on a broad range of common women’s health subjects. If you require a pap test or have a number of different medical topics to discuss with your doctor please let our friendly reception team know at the time of booking so they can allocate a longer appointment for you.
Our doctors can provide you with expert advice and management of a broad range of Women’s Health Services such as:
Women’s Health Clinic: Checks & Advice
- Preventative healthcare
- Pap tests (Please allow for a longer consultation)
- Birth control & contraception advice
- Breast examinations
- Sexual health screening
- Dietary and nutritional advice
- Natural therapies including herbal therapies, naturopathy
Pregnancy & Family Planning
- Fertility awareness & conception
- Morning Sickness
- Antenatal screening & counselling
- Breast feeding
- Post-natal care
Common Women’s Health Conditions
- Endometriosis & polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Urinary incontinence
- Sexual issues such as dyspareunia (painful sex)
- Hormone therapies
- Menstrual problems such as premenstrual syndrome
- Menopause management
- Weight management – obesity, eating disorder
- Pelvic floor physiotherapy for incontinence, pelvic pain
- Management of osteoporosis or osteopenia
Women's Health Clinic FAQs
What does a women’s clinic do?
Women's health clinics usually specialise in the types of medical services that women commonly need, as well as those services which are specific to women. Many women choose to visit a women's health clinic rather than a normal GP in order to have access to specialised knowledge and experience that may not be found elsewhere.
Can I go to a women's health clinic for an abortion?
Since new legislation passed in December 2o18, women have been given more options to get an abortion in Queensland. Many women's health clinics and day surgery centres now offer abortion services. In order to determine whether you can undergo this procedure at your health clinic of choice, it's important to schedule a consultation in advance to discuss it.
What is a woman’s health specialist?
A women's health specialist is a medical professional that focusses on those medical issues which concern women. At Smart Clinics, our women's health specialists are qualified general practitioners who have specific interests in areas of medicine that affect women. Many of our women's health clinics are home to specialists who have undertaken additional training and education to improve their ability to service the needs of female patients.
What does women’s health include?
Women's health is a broad area of medicine, with no strict definition of the particular medical concerns that are encompassed within it. Generally speaking, women's health can involve anything that may be assessed at a women's health clinic. If you are unsure whether your health issues can be addressed at a women's health clinic, get in touch. We'll be happy to answer your questions.
Can a gynaecologist be your primary care physician?
Most gynaecologists won't take ordinary consultations or seek to practice as a general practitioner. They are specialists in a very specific area and are usually referred to by primary care doctors. many women's health clinics will have an on-site gynaecologist who handles specialist concerns referred by the general practitioners who also work there.
To find which Doctors have a special interest in Women’s Health at your local SmartClinics Medical Centre, you can use our Doctor Search tool where you can select ‘Women’s Health” from the specialty drop down menu, and filter by location.