Our Services
General  Health Minor  Surgery Travel  Advice Vaccinations

for adults and children

Sweet Shap
Acupuncture for wide range of medical conditions is available. All acupunture appointments are bulk billed.

Provision of new specialist services

Please phone surgery to make appointment for

  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Circumcision (under the age of six months)
  • Mirena Insertion
  • Vasectomy

COVID-19

During these challenging times you can consult with your doctor from home via phone. Please call to book your telehealth appointment on 07 3204 8899.

Female Doctor

A female doctor is available at the clinic.

Flu vaccine is available

2021 private flu vaccine available for $20.

About Us

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Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 8.30 - 12:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

After Hours

  • Call "National Home Doctor Service" on 137425 (13SICK)

Rothwell Family Practice

Rothwell Family Practice serves to provide optimal care for our patients. Our team of physicians is concentrated on delivering convenient and quality service for children and adults alike.

Here at Rothwell Family Practice, we put your needs first by staying open six days a week. From answering your questions to performing minor surgeries, we help you stay in good health so that you may focus on the most important aspects of your life.

This practice is accredited by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) and General Practice Training Queensland GPTQ. Both of our doctors are GP Trainers.

Being accredited means that our General Practice is committed to a comprehensive program which involves:

  1. Engaging our whole practice team to review our practice’s systems and processes
  2. Opening our practice doors to allow a team of independent surveyors to assess how our practice operates
  3. Assessment of our practice, and achievement of the nationally recognised Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices, that focus on health care quality and patient safety.

Next time you visit our practice be sure to look out for the AGPAL Accredited General Practice Symbol (below) or our accreditation certificate. Our practice team is proud of this achievement and as part of this process we continuously strive to make quality improvements to better your patient experience.

Practice accreditation is an independent recognition that a practice meets the requirements of governing industry standards. These are set by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

The Practice

  • SERVICES
  • BILLING
  • FOLLOW-UP
  • INFO MANAGEMENT POLICY
  • FEEDBACK

Offering a wide range of patient services

  • General medical consultations
  • Diabetes Checks, Blood pressure checks
  • Emergency consultations
  • Mental health checks and psychology referrals
  • Children developmental checks, immunisations
  • Cholesterol checks, including dietary assessment and weight loss advice
  • Annual medical assessments and Care plans
  • Respiratory function analysis for Asthma and Emphysema.
  • Travel advice and vaccinations
  • Influenza and Pneumonia vaccine administration
  • Well-man screening
  • Contraceptive, pregnancy and menopause advice
  • Pap smears
  • Work Cover, employment, Boxing and MMA medicals
  • Minor Surgery and Skin Cancer Checks
  • Long appointments available upon request for multiple medical problems
  • Part-time registered nurse
Please note: Driver's medical examination and Centrelink certificates cannot be done on the first visit as doctor needs medical records from the previous doctor

Practice Billing Principles

The practice bulk-bills everyone with a valid Medicare card. Appointments are recommended. Please cancel your appointment if you no longer need it as this will open space up for others. Failure to attend an appointment twice without notification of cancellation will incur a $40 non-attendance fee and the bulk-billing option will be withdrawn.

We cannot bulk-bill the following services, so a fee will apply for:

  • Work cover claims
  • Overseas travel advice and vaccinations
  • Pre-employment medical exams
  • Commercial driver's license exams
  • Insurance documents/claim forms
  • No medicare card

Process for the Follow-Up of Results/Prescriptions/Referrals

Patients are contacted by the surgery staff within 24 hours time to relay an urgent test result. For non urgent results, it can take 2-5 days before patients are contacted to make an appointment.

Patients are contacted via text messages and by following the prompts through these text messages, patients can make follow up appointments as well.

For non-urgent test results, we make 3 attempts to contact the patient and depending upon the nature of the test results, we will post a letter as well. Patients are advised to make sure that they inform surgery about their up to date contact details. If the contact details are not up to date, we may not be able to contact the patients and relay the test results notifications.

Health Information Management Policy

This practice abides by the current Privacy Act and all the information given by the patients is guarded with the highest possible standard of confidentiality. If you wish to see a copy of our privacy policy please see the reception desk.

No patient records will be released without the treating doctor's permission and written consent from the patient. Requests for transfers of medical records can be made at the reception desk. The practice charges a fee for printing notes. Please see the reception desk for further details.

How to Provide Feedback or Make a Complaint

Please ask for the feedback form or complaints form from our friendly front desk staff. We request that if you can kindly give the form directly to one of our staff members, this can be sealed in an envelope for review by the Practice Principle or Practice Manager if you prefer a more private and confidential method. You may also contact rothwellfamilypractice@gmail.com to make a complaint.

Languages spoken by the doctors: English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi. Please check with the reception desk for the appropriate doctor for the language required. Should you require services from an interpreter, please inform the reception desk or call:

Translating and Interpreting Services: 131 450

NABS Interpreter: 1800 246 945

Welcome to our X-RAY

We have the high-quality x-ray machine and our technique is so much experienced. We delivered x-ray report within one hour.

After handover x-ray report we give initial advice of an experienced doctor and suggest related experienced doctor.

Our Team

Dr. Muhammad Tahir

MBBS | FRACGP

Dr. Tahir is an Australian trained doctor and has an extensive clinical experience in chronic disease management. He has a special interest in skin cancer and acupuncture.

Dr. Zafar Iqbal

MBBS MRCP(UK) | MRCGP (UK) | FRACGP (Australia) | Certificate in Diabetes (UK) | Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine (University of Queensland) | Certificate in Skin Cancer Surgery (University of Queensland) | Certificate in Advanced Dermatoscopy | Histopathology(University of Queensland)

Dr. Iqbal has vast experience both in General Medicine and General Practice. He received training in United Kingdom and has completed two post-graduate degrees in the UK and one in Australia. He has a special interest in chronic disease management including diabetes, heart failure, asthma, kidney problems, mental health problems, skin cancer and minor surgery.

Dr. Syed Adnan Naqvi

MBBS MRCGP(UK) | FRACGP(Australia) | Diploma In Dermatology (UK) | Diploma In Sexual and Reproductive Health(UK) | Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine (University of Queensland) | Certificate in Skin Cancer Surgery (University of Queensland)

Dr. Naqvi has completed his extensive post- graduate studies in United Kingdom. He has a special interest in skin cancer medicine, sexual health and aged care.

Dr. Premila Balakrishnan

MBBS | FRACGP

Dr. Balakrishnan has a vast experience in General Practice. She is a very caring doctor and has special interest in managing chronic diseases in particular women's health.

Maureen Carby

Practice Manager

Louise Carby

Senior Receptionist

Experienced Doctors

Professional Staff

Happy Patients

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MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

If you would like to make an appointment with any specialist just use the health engine form on the right.

Please Note: All missed appointments on a Saturday will be charged a $40 non-attendance fee. Failure to attend an appointment twice on a weekday (Monday to Friday) will be charged $40.

Get In Touch

Address

Unit 2, 618 Deception Bay Road, Deception Bay, 4508

Phone

07 3204 8899

Fax

07 3204 8866

Email

rothwellfamilypractice@gmail.com