Welcome

 

Located in the heart of Pialba, Hervey Bay, Main Street Medical Centre was established in 1986.

 

Our practice mission is to provide the highest standard of patient care to the people of Hervey Bay whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness.

 

We are committed to promoting health, wellbeing, and disease prevention to all patients. We do not discriminate in the provision of excellent care and aim to treat all patients with dignity and respect.

 

Services

Main Street Medical Centre offers a range of Services.

Our specialist medical doctor service includes:

  • Vaccination - including travel health advice and work-related vaccines
  • Skin checks - including removal of most lesions
  • Workforce and corporate healthcare, including pre-employment medicals
  • Dive medicals - Recreational Dive Medicals Only

 

Our General Practitioners at Main Street Medical Centre also provide:

  • Chronic disease care plans and team care arrangements, including Diabetes Risk Assessments
  • Health assessment for patients 75 years and over
  • Check ups
  • Childhood immunisation
  • Family planning
  • Employment and insurance medicals
  • ECG, spirometry, pregnancy tests
  • Pap smears
  • Removal of moles, sunspots, warts, ingrown nails
  • Minor surgery
  • Suturing, plastering, dressing
  • Contraceptive advice
  • Asthma action plans
  • Mental health care plans
  • Nutritional advice
  • Liquid nitrogen freezing therapy
  • Aged care

 


Our Location

                                       Main Street Medical Centre 

                               71 Main Street

                               Pialba  QLD  4655

 

                               PO Box 1122

                               Pialba  QLD  4655

 

     Ph: (07) 4128 3644    |    Ph: (07) 4325 4000    |    Fax: (07) 4124 0660

* Bulk billing available for Centrelink Healthcare and Pension Card Holders.


We accept new patients


Latest News


4 July 2016

 

Routine Skin Checks

&

Diagnosis of Suspicious Moles/Spots

 

With his Certificates in Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery and Advanced Dermatoscopy and Histopathology, Dr Seneviratne is our in-house skin check specialist. He provides all patients with a caring, efficient and accessible opportunity for early detection, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.

 

The sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better your chance of avoiding surgery or, in the case of a serious melanoma or other skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death.

 

Did you know that skin cancers rarely hurt and are much more frequently seen rather than felt? A regular skin check is a fantastic early detection tool.

 

It's vital to take prompt action if you notice a suspicious mole on your skin or a worrying spot that is itchy or might bleed a little. Even if you aren't concerned about any spots in particular, Dr Seneviratne also performs general skin checks and can discuss ways for you to get to know your own skin and what is normal for you, so that you're in the best position to notice any changes.

 

A routine skin check assists in the early detection of melanomas and other skin cancers and provides an opportunity to discuss skin cancer prevention and any concerns (diagnostic and/or cosmetic) regarding non-cancerous skin lesions.

 

Please call (07) 4128 3644 to book your skin check appointment with Dr Seneviratne today!

 

Visit The Cancer Council's website for more information on skin cancer and sun safety.


26 April 2016

With more than 41,000 cancers a year preventable through healthy lifestyle in Australia, Cancer Australia has launched Check Your Cancer Risk, a new interactive online tool to help people understand how their lifestyle factors contribute to cancer risk.

 

Check Your Cancer Risk is a fantastic resource to enable you to review how lifestyle choices affect your risk of cancer, and provides access to tips and strategies that can help you to lower your cancer risk.


24 March 2016



1 March 2016

Having his vaccinations on time paid off for at least one family this week. Our 9-month-old patient was the winner of a Ride on Rocker as part of the competition run by Wide Bay Public Health and Medicare Local as an incentive for parents to vaccinate their children on time. The competition, which was run exclusively in the Wide Bay area, aimed to highlight the importance of children being vaccinated on time and was open to all children born between 1 April 2015 and 30 June 2015 who received their 2, 4 and 6 month immunisations before 33 weeks of age. It is important to ensure that children are immunised to protect them from serious and often life-threatening preventable diseases.


23 February 2016


19 February 2016

Dr Yim - Annual Leave

 

Dr Yim will be unavailable (on annual leave) between Thursday, 25th February 2016 and Sunday, 13th March 2016, inclusive.

 

In Dr Yim's absence patients are welcome to make their appointments with any of our other doctors, however, Dr Yim suggests patients book with Dr Rachael Carter or Dr Tyng Cheng.

 

Dr Yim will once again be available for appointments from Monday, 14th March 2016.

 


12 February 2016

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Each year in Australia Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is held in February to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and to recognise women, their families and friends affected by ovarian cancer.

This year is shaping up to be one of our biggest yet and we want you to get involved!

 

Know Ovarian Cancer

This February, Ovarian Cancer Australia is urging Australians to recognise the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, know their family history and know how to help through our Know Ovarian Cancer campaign. Only 43% of the almost 1,500 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year will survive.

 

With no early detection test, it is so important that women know the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and their family history.

Know the signs and symptoms

Know my family history

Know how to help

Know my story

 

Source: https://ovariancancer.net.au/awareness/ovarian-cancer-awareness-month/


25 January 2016

Welcome, Dr Jones

 

Today, we are pleased to welcome Dr Jones to our practice.

 

Dr Jones is a GP Registrar with GMT. He graduated from University of Queensland in 2008 and has worked at the Gold Coast Hospital before moving into General Practice in Hervey Bay. His particular interests include paediatrics, chronic disease management and preventative health care.

 


Please call our friendly receptionists to make an appointment with Dr Jones on (07) 4128 3644, or book online.

 


18 January 2016

Welcome, Dr Carter and Dr Cheng

 

Today, we are pleased to announce that we are welcoming two doctors to our practice.

Dr Rachael Carter is a Registrar who graduated from the University of Queensland, and has spent her resident years at Redcliffe Hospital. She is excited to move into General Practice and looks forward to a focus on preventative medicine and continuing patient care.

Dr Carter's special interests include women's health, children's health, and chronic disease management.

Dr Tyng Cheng has been living in Australia for the past 10 years and graduated from the University of Queensland. Since 2012 she has been working in the Wide Bay Region. Her interests include preventative and children's health.

 


11 January 2016

Please be advised that Main Street Medical Centre is in the process of updating our pricing. Please ask your doctor or our receptionist any questions regarding pricing.

 

This website and our Practice Information Sheet will be updated as soon as possible.

 

Thank you for your understanding.


6 January 2016

Welcome back, Dr Htun

 

Dr Khaing Htun has recently been on maternity leave and we are excited to welcome her back this January, on a part-time basis.

 

Dr Htun will be available for appointments as follows:

 

18 January 2016 to 8 February 2016     

  Monday and Wednesday mornings

 

 

8 February 2016 onwards:    

  Monday and Thursday mornings

 

From all of us at Main Street Medical Centre, we once again offer our congratulations on the addition to her family and look forward to Dr Htun's return to our practice.


3 January 2016

Main Street Medical Centre welcomes

Dr Nadiesh Seneviratne

 

We are pleased to have Dr Seneviratne joining us this month. He is available for appointments from

Monday, 4 January 2016.

 

Dr Seneviratne has been practising for more than a decade and is experienced in general medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine and general practice.

 

He has been serving the Fraser Coast community for over 5 years, first as an emergency doctor in Hervey Bay Hospital and then as a general practitioner in Maryborough.


15 December 2015

Merry Christmas

 

Our practice welcomes patient consultations this holiday season. We will be closed only on the public holidays and Sundays, as normal. If you have any concerns or wish to make an appointment, please call our friendly reception staff on (07) 4128 3644.

 

 

Closures

 

Fri   25-Dec-2015         Christmas Day

Sat  26-Dec-2015         Boxing Day

Sun 27-Dec-2015        Closed (Sunday)

Mon 28-Dec-2015        Public Holiday for Boxing Day

Fri  1-Jan-2016             New Year's Day

Sun  3-Jan-2016          Closed (Sunday)


16-22 November 2015

Welcome,

Dr Nadiesh Seneviratne


We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Nadiesh Seneviratne, who will be joining the Main Street Medical Centre team on 4 January 2016.

 

Dr Seneviratne has been practising for more than a decade and is experienced in general medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine and general practice.

 

He has been serving the Fraser Coast community for over 5 years, first as an emergency doctor in Hervey Bay Hospital and then as a general practitioner in Maryborough.

 

Dr Seneviratne has a special interest in chronic disease management, dermatology, and skin cancer detection and treatment (including surgical treatment).

 

Dr Seneviratne will be available for appointments from 4 January 2016. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr Seneviratne and look forward to his contribution to the Main Street Medical Centre team.


16-22 November 2015

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week


Cervical cancer is the second-most common cancer in women, but it doesn't have to be! Regular Pap tests can prevent 90% of cervical cancers and currently save around 1,200 Australian women from developing the disease each year.


Unfortunately, approximately 200 Australian women still die each year from cervical cancer, most of whom have not had regular Pap tests. Taking the time to have just one Pap test every 2 years could save your life!


If your last Pap test was more than 2 years ago, or you can't remember, please call us on (07) 4128 3644 to book an appointment today! (To sign up for a free text-message reminder service, visit http://accf.org.au/getthepaptext.html.)


If you have questions about cervical health, call the Cervical Health Info Line today (1800 017 676 or 07 3216 0376). In partnership with Women’s Health Queensland Wide, this free service gives QLD women the chance to talk to a nurse or midwife confidentially about their cervical health concerns. Find out more here.


5 November 2015

Our Doctors

 

In exciting news, Dr Yim, who has been practising on a part time basis at Main Street Medical Centre for most of this year, is returning to our practice 4 days a week as of Monday, 16 November 2015.


Whilst we are thrilled to have Dr Yim increasing his hours with us, we are sad to say farewell to Dr Prasad who is relocating to Brisbane to support his wife in her career. Dr Prasad has been a valued member of the Main Street Medical Centre team for many years and will be sadly missed. His last day will be Friday, 13th November 2015.


We've also been privileged to have Registrar Dr Kyaw Zin Tun join us this year, unfortunately, his rotation at our practice is drawing to a close. Dr Tun's last day with us will be Saturday, 14th November 2015.


All of Dr Prasad's and Dr Tun's patients will be well-looked after and our clinical and reception staff will do everything to ensure a smooth transition to another of our fantastic male or female doctors.


4 November 2015

MOVEMBER

 

The state of men’s health is in a crisis. Simply put, men are dying too young.

 

Gender is one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health and life expectancy. For men, this is not good news. On average, across the world, men die 6 years earlier than women.

 

Moreover, poor mental health affects men more than women: three quarters of suicides are by men. The World Health Organisation estimates that 510,000 men die from suicide globally each year. That’s one every minute.

 

The impact of prostate and testicular cancer on lives is substantial, with prostate cancer being the second most common cancer in men worldwide and the number of cases expected to almost double to 1.7 million cases by 2030.

 

This is not just an issue for men. In order to tackle the problem and work towards a world where future generations of men are not faced with the same issues as today, we need to take action at both an individual and community level. This means engaging men and women, businesses, sporting groups, community organisations, governments, health policy makers and healthcare providers in the efforts to reduce the current gender inequality in health outcomes.


Visit the Movember website to discover more and to find out how you can donate or even participate as a 'Mo Bro' or 'Mo Sista'.

 

Phone: (07) 4128 3644 or (07) 4325 4000
to make an appointment with any of our doctors to discuss your men's health concerns or just for a general checkup.

 

https://au.movember.com/?home


1 October 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 


October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community.


Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). Survival rates continue to improve in Australia with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis.


Don't put it off any longer! Make an appointment with Main Street Medical Centre to obtain a referral for a mammogram this October.


Phone: (07) 4128 3644 or (07) 4325 4000


http://canceraustralia.gov.au/healthy-living/campaigns-events/breast-cancer-awareness-month


10 September 2015

R U OK?

10 September 2015

 

If your gut says something’s not quite right with someone, chances are that they might need a bit of extra support from the people around them. They might be acting a bit differently, seem to have a lot on their plate, or simply aren’t themselves. Don’t ignore those signs but instead take some time to start a conversation.

 

One of the great things about asking “are you ok?” is you don’t have to know the answers to a mate’s problems. Nor do you have to be ok yourself. Or feel particularly strong. As long as you feel up to listening, not judging and just talking through stuff you have found useful in the past, you’ve everything it takes to have a meaningful conversation to support a mate in need.

 

Lifeline (24/7)                                   13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service (24/7)   1300 659 467

Kids Helpline (24/7)                        1800 55 1800

 

Find other support services here.

 

Source: https://www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask


12 July 2015

National Diabetes Week

12 - 18 July 2015

 

Over 1.7 million Australians are living with diabetes and a further 280 Australians develop diabetes every day.


You don't have to be old. You don't have to be overweight.


What do you need to know? Visit: www.diabetesaustralia.com.au


17 June 2015

Congratulations, Dr Htun

 

Dr Khaing Htun will be going on maternity leave from 17 August until mid-January 2016. The entire Main Street Medical team would like to congratulate Dr Htun and wish her all the best during this exciting new chapter.

 

During Dr Htun's maternity leave, her patients will be looked after by another of our female doctors: Dr Lei Min.


15 June 2015

Vaccines

 

Our practice currently stocks a wide variety of vaccines on site - saving you the inconvenience of a trip to the chemist.

 

Some of our more commonly-requested vaccines include:

 

Boostrix                             $49

- Diphtheria

- Tetanus

- Pertussis (Whooping cough)

 

Stamaril                             $116

- Yellow Fever

 

Vivaxim                              $176

- Hepatitis A

- Typhoid

 

Twinrix                               $100

- Hepatitis A

- Hepatitis B

 


Please call our friendly receptionists to book or enquire about vaccinations at our practice.


11 March 2015

Flu Vaccine

$10




Our practice now has private flu vaccine stocks available at a price of $10.


The 2015 flu vaccine contains three seasonal influenza strains. Manufacture was unfortunately delayed due to a double-strain change, however, private flu vaccines at a cost of $10 to the patient are now available.


We expect that stocks of government-funded flu vaccines will become available late March/early April 2015. We will post an update as soon as this free vaccine becomes available at our practice.


Patients who are eligible for the government-funded flu vaccine may include those who satisfy any of the following criteria:

  • 65 years or older
  • suffering from a chronic disease
  • pregnant
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people


For more information please visit: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/immunise-influenza



Book now for your private vaccine and get in early to avoid the flu season. We recommend vaccination before May 2015 to ensure the best coverage. Please note the flu vaccine does not provide long-lasting immunity - so you need to be vaccinated each year.


14 January 2015

 

Welcome,

Dr Lei Min
 

The newest Registrar to join our medical team, Dr Lei Min, will be available for appointments from Monday, 19th January 2015.

 

Dr Min completed her junior hospital training at Toowoomba Base Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and Hervey Bay Hospital.

 

Dr Min is excited to provide primary and continuing care for patients in our community and considers physical, emotional, and social factors when diagnosing illness and recommending treatment.

 

Her special interest is in General Medicine but she also has a keen interest in family medicine, women's health, obstetrics and gynaecology, and child health.

 


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