WOMEN’S HEALTH APPOINTMENTS IN FERNY GROVE
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If you need a warm and friendly GP who is discreet and private, visit SmartClinics Ferny Grove. Here are some of the health services that the Ferny Grove doctors offer to female patients:
Contraceptives and Family Planning
Understanding your options when it comes to contraceptives and family planning as a woman is important. It allows you to make the right choices, at the right time. At Ferny Grove, we can administer a wide variety of contraceptive options. Whether you are interested in using Depo Provera, Implanon or Mirena, we can help you with your contraceptive needs.
Depression and Anxiety
Many women will suffer from depression and anxiety at some point during their lives. Surveys indicate that around 40% of Australian women have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression at some point in their lives. These are common and very normal mental health concerns. If you believe you may be suffering from depression or anxiety, visit us and speak with one of our female doctors at Ferny Grove SmartClinics.
Maintaining good sexual health and safe sexual practices is an important part of every woman’s life. From puberty through pregnancy and ageing, understanding your own sexual health and how things like sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can affect you is important. The women’s doctors at SmartClinics Ferny Grove specialise in helping women with their sexual health. From understanding the changes that occur during life to diagnosing and treating STIs, you can get the right advice in a discreet and private environment.
Fertility and Pregnancy
Fertility and roadblocks to conception are important issues for all women looking to start a family. There is a huge range of factors that may impact a woman’s fertility. Some of these include endometriosis, ovulatory disorders, cancer treatment, fibroids and more. Speak to a GP to understand your own fertility and challenges to conception.
Pregnancy is an extraordinary journey for many women. The women’s doctors at Ferny Grove have followed many women throughout this journey, from preparing to get pregnant through to perinatal care and the early years of children. If you are considering starting a family, find a female GP that can be a part of your child’s entire upbringing and form a good understanding of the health concerns of your young family.
Breast examinations can sometimes feel invasive. It can be a confronting procedure, which is why the GPs at Ferny Grove always focus on setting your mind at ease when you visit for a breast exam. If you have any concerns about how your breast examination may be conducted, book a consultation to get an idea of what to expect. It’s important for all woman to undergo regular breast examinations and understand the changes in their breasts.
Many women suffer from osteoporosis in their later years. As the body ages, bones can lose their strength and destiny and become much weaker. This means they break or fracture more easily. Speaking with a doctor about your concerns regarding osteoporosis is the first step towards increasing your resilience. Often, simple steps such as increasing your intake of calcium and Vitamin D can reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis.
Menopause can be a tumultuous period in a woman’s life. Hormonal levels can change significantly, causing a range of physical and mental symptoms that can have a great impact on overall wellbeing and quality of life. Understanding the changes caused by menopause and how it is affecting you can go a long way towards coping with it. Further, hormonal treatments may be recommended by your GP to help you transition more easily.
Dr Siobhan Lingard
Dr Lingard studied a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland and went on to earn her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK. Dr Lingard is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She takes an interest in managing skin conditions, including minor surgery, elderly medicine and women’s and family health. Book online here with Dr Lingard or call (07) 3351 5111.
Dr Helen Madden
Helen graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery from the University of New South Wales in 1977. She gained a Masters in Public Health from the George Washington University (Washington DC) in 1991. She has worked in both disciplines over many years. She was awarded her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 1998.
She has worked in Brisbane since 1997 with the exception of a six-month period working for Médecins sans Frontières in Kenya in 2004.
Helens passion remains general practice. She enjoys all aspects of working with and caring for people in the community. She feels comfortable working with everyone from newborn to the elderly. She believes that the best health outcomes are achieved with ongoing care in a community orientated general practice staffed by experienced doctors, nurses and support staff. The Ferny Grove Smart Clinic exemplifies this type of practice.
Helen is happily married. She has two daughters, one of whom is also a GP. Her spare time is filled with family, friends, gardening, and exploring the red dirt, beaches, and spaces beyond. Book online here with Dr Madden or call (07) 3351 5111.
Schedule an appointment
If you would like to meet with a GP to discuss your women’s health issues, give Ferny Grove a call on (07) 3351 5111 or click here to book an appointment.
Our GPs see patients of all ages and offer a range of other health services. While women’s health is important to us, we also assist with other health concerns.