About Us

Our Company


Vantre Health Services, owners of "Doctors at Southport Park" in Southport, have an enduring commitment to the best patient care and the resources to consistently deliver. Because we provide our doctors and patients with the best services and equipment available, our practices provide the highest possible standard of care. The company aspires to grow on its current strong community standing and be recognised and respected as a leader in the industry for best practice. Our practices are committed to providing the best possible diagnosis, treatment and availability at all times, to all patients. Our doctors are specialist General Practitioners with a minimum of ten years medical training to hold MBBS and FRACGP qualifications. They also have additional training in various special-interest areas to assist our patients with specific health care needs. All of our doctors participate in regular continuing education to remain current with the latest medical knowledge and treatments. Our practice has a commitment to whole patient care and the doctors are assisted by highly trained nursing staff and experienced administrative staff.




Our Values & Objectives


Quality of Care and Service – Uncompromised All our doctors are committed to providing whole patient health care. They are constantly keeping up with the latest advances in medical knowledge, helping them make highly informed decisions about your health. Friendly and Satisfying Teamwork Environment Patients are welcomed and valued at every step of their experience with the practice. The doctors, management and staff in all practices are a close-knit team and work together to meet the needs and requirements of all patients. Efficient Business System and Practices Our business model is one that is constantly striving to set new standards and is based on best business principles and research. Our focus is on being one step ahead and to be market leaders in technology, systems and communication systems that support and enhance outcomes for patients, doctors and staff.




Our Services


All Doctors have a broad range of skills and interests and we are pleased to offer the following services at our medical centres

  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • Immunisations
  • Women’s Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Removal of moles and sunspots
  • Skin Checks
  • Travel Medicine/ Vaccinations
  • Diabetic Health Clinic
  • Antenatal Care
  • Asthma Care Clinic
  • ECG and Spirometry
  • Pre-Employment, Legal, Insurance and Drivers’ Licence Medicals
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Workcover
  • Health Care Assessments
QML Pathology operates a pathology collection centre “on-site” from Monday to Friday (outside patients are most welcome). There is no need to book. Just take a number and wait to be called. Operating hours are: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 11:30am Other Health Providers: Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists (Complete Health Physio) - Leo Langone Clinical Psychologist - Clinton Laurence Podiatrist - Kathy Richards Dietitian - Scott Osborne
Call the surgery on 07 5528 0037 to make an appointment.




Treatment Rooms


Our practice features state of the art treatment rooms and equipment which are fully staffed with highly trained and experienced nurses.




Appointments


Please phone or book online for an appointment (https://www.doctorsatsouthportpark.com.au/). Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred time, emergencies will always be given priority.Longer consultation times are available, please ask our receptionists if you require a longer appointment.




Repeat Prescriptions


For the benefit of your ongoing health care, your Doctor would like to see you for any repeat prescriptions.




Phone Calls


Our doctors generally will not be able to take patients' calls during a consultation. Our reception staff can forward your message to the doctor who will return your call as soon as it is practicable. If the matter is urgent please let staff know the nature of the urgency so we can deal with your call appropriately.




Billing Information


Bulk billing is available at this practice for current Medicare card holders. Please remember to bring your Medicare Card with you to each appointment as well as your Pension & Health Care cards. Some medicals and visits are not covered by Medicare, eg: work-related accidents and injuries, life insurance, superannuation etc. If you have any queries please ask reception when making the appointment. Payment is required for additional services at the time of consultation, EFTPOS facilities are available at all our practices. Doctors at Southport Park is predominantly a bulk-billing surgery and our aim is to provide patients with affordable health care. In order to maintain bulk-billing entitlements at this surgery patients are required to attend their appointments on time and to notify the surgery of any cancellations “prior” to the appointment time. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in a fee being charged and a loss of bulk-billing entitlements at this surgery.




Interpreter Service


Should you require the services of an interpreter during a consultation with the Doctor, please advise the receptionist when making the appointment.




Disabled Access


Wheelchair access is available from our conveniently placed parking areas. Toilet facilities for the disabled are available in the practice. Should you have any special needs, please discuss this with the receptionist, nurse or your Doctor.




After Hours Care and Home Visits


After Hours Care can be arranged for those too ill to attend the Clinic through our after-hours agency. For an after-hours, bulk-billed home visit, please call the National Home Doctor Service on 13 SICK (13 74 25). An after-hours telephone support service is available to current patients of the practice if urgent medical advice is required. This service operates Monday to Friday evenings until 11:00 pm. To speak with our on-call doctor, please call 0488 030 645.




Recalls


We encourage all patients to make an appointment for results. Any patient with any abnormal results will be recalled to the practice to discuss results with the doctor. No results will be given over the phone.




Reminder System


Our practice is committed to preventative care. We may send you a reminder notice offering you preventative health services appropriate to your care. If you do not wish to be part of this system, please let our receptionist know.




Feedback & Suggestions


If you have a problem or feedback we would like to hear about it. Please feel free to talk to your doctor or receptionist. All suggestions or complaints in writing will receive full consideration. Send your complaints marked confidential to Practice Manager Doctors at Southport Park, Shop 28, Southport Park Shopping Centre, 40 Benowa Road, QLD, 4215. Please find following contact details for the formal complaint body in Queensland. Health Complaints Office of the Health Ombudsman, Director, Business Innovation
GPO Box 13281, George St
Brisbane, QLD, 4003
Ph 133646
Email: info@oho.qld.gov.au At Doctors at Southport Park, we value patient feedback and work together as a team to ensure we respond to feedback to improve our services.




Rights and Responsibilities


As a patient of this practice, you have the right to:

  • Qualified, competent staff who will attend to you with care and skills
  • Respect for your culture, ethnicity and religious beliefs
  • Fair treatment regardless of your race, language, age, sex, sexual preference or disability
  • Have a clear explanation of your health problems, treatment and risk
  • Receive a confidential service
  • Be involved in the treatment or management plan regarding your health
  • Expect complaints are dealt with quickly and fairly
  • Provide positive feedback
  • Private and confidential service
As a patient of this practice, you have the responsibility to:
  • Treat all staff with courtesy and respect
  • Retain from using abusive or threatening language or behaviour
  • Be respectful to others in regards to their culture, ethnicity, religious beliefs, race, age, sexual preference, language or disability
NO TOLERANCE FOR DISCRIMINATION
  • Understand the staff of this practice have certain policies and procedures to adhere to regarding service provisions including Confidentiality and Privacy.
  • To understand due to times of high demand and unforeseen emergencies there may be delays
  • Make follow up appointments and collect results




Our Other Practices


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Privacy Policy


Doctors at Southport Park privacy policy Current as of: 19/11/2020 Introduction This privacy policy is to provide information to you, our patient, on how your personal information (which includes your health information) is collected and used within our practice, and the circumstances in which we may share it with third parties. Why and when your consent is necessary When you register as a patient of our practice, you provide consent for our GPs and practice staff to access and use your personal information so they can provide you with the best possible healthcare. Only staff who need to see your personal information will have access to it. If we need to use your information for anything else, we will seek additional consent from you to do this. Why do we collect, use, hold and share your personal information? Our practice will need to collect your personal information to provide healthcare services to you. Our main purpose for collecting, using, holding and sharing your personal information is to manage your health. We also use it for directly related business activities, such as financial claims and payments, practice audits and accreditation, and business processes (eg staff training). What personal information do we collect? The information we will collect about you includes your: names, date of birth, addresses, contact details,medical information including medical history, medications, allergies, adverse events, immunisations, social history, family history and risk factors, Medicare number (where available) for identification and claiming purposes, healthcare identifiers and health fund details. Dealing with us anonymously You have the right to deal with us anonymously or under a pseudonym unless it is impracticable for us to do so or unless we are required or authorised by law to only deal with identified individuals. How do we collect your personal information? Our practice may collect your personal information in several different ways: When you make your first appointment our practice staff will collect your personal and demographic information via your registration. During the course of providing medical services, we may collect further personal information. Information can also be collected through electronic transfer of prescriptions (Etp), My Health Record, eg via Shared Health Summary, Event Summary. We may also collect your personal information when you visit our website, send us an email or SMS, telephone us, make an online appointment or communicate with us using social media. In some circumstances personal information may also be collected from other sources. Often this is because it is not practical or reasonable to collect it from you directly. This may include information from:

  • your guardian or responsible person
  • other involved healthcare providers, such as specialists, allied health professionals, hospital, community health services and pathology and diagnostic imaging services
  • your health fund, Medicare, or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (as necessary)
When, why and with whom do we share your personal information? We sometimes share your personal information:
  • with third parties who work with our practice for business purposes, such as accreditation agencies or information technology providers – these third parties are required to comply with APPs and this policy
  • with other healthcare providers
  • when it is required or authorised by law (eg court subpoenas)
  • when it is necessary to lessen or prevent a serious threat to a patient’s life, health or safety, or it is impractical to obtain the patient’s consent
  • to assist in locating a missing person
  • to establish, exercise or defend an equitable claim
  • for the purpose of confidential dispute resolution process
  • when there is a statutory requirement to share certain personal information (eg some disease require mandatory notification)
  • during the course of providing medical services, through eTP, My Health Record eg via Shared Health Summary)
Only people who need to access your information will be able to do so. Other than in the course of providing medical services or as otherwise described in this policy, our practice will not share personal information with any third party without your consent. We will not share your personal information with anyone outside Australia (unless under exceptional circumstances that are permitted by law) without your consent. Our practice will not use your personal information for marketing any of our goods or services directly to you without your express consent. If you do consent, you may opt out of direct marketing at any time by notifying our practice in writing. How can you access and correct your personal information at our practice? You have the right to request access to, and correction of, your personal information. Our practice acknowledges patients may request access to their medical records. We require you to put this request in writing by using our Practice request for records form and our practice will respond within 30 days. There will be fees charged for copies of medical records which will be discussed at the time of the request. Our practice will take reasonable steps to correct your personal information where the information is not accurate or up to date. From time to time, we will ask you to verify that your personal information held by our practice is correct and current. You may also request that we correct or update your information, and you should make such requests in writing to the Practice Manager. Please call 07 5528 0037 for more details. How can you lodge a privacy-related complaint, and how will the complaint be handled at our practice? We take complaints and concerns regarding privacy seriously. You should express any privacy concerns you may have in writing. We will then attempt to resolve it in accordance with our resolution procedure. Please contact: Practice Manager Doctors at Southport Park Shop 28, Southport Park Shopping Centre, 40 Benowa Road Southport Qld 4215 Tel: 07 5528 0037 Fax: 07 5527 0849 You may also contact the OAIC. Generally, the OAIC will require you to give them time to respond before they will investigate. For further information visit www.oaic.gov.au or call the OAIC on 1300 363 992 You can also contact the Ombudsman Office of the Health Ombudsman GPO Box 13281 Brisbane QLD 4003 Ph: 133 646 Email: complaints@oho.qld.gov.au




Communication


Our practice only sends SMS’ for recall purposes and appointment reminders. No personal details will be disclosed via SMS. Emails are only used for non-confidential correspondence, not for appointment requests or cancellations. For urgent matters, please call the practice.





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