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Hervey Bay's

Premier medical centre

Hervey Bay's

Premier medical centre

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

(07) 4194 1099

36 Murphy Street, Point Vernon
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One of the largest medical practices in Hervey Bay

Murphy Street Medical Centre facilities include:

  • 10 Consulting rooms
  • 2 Treatment rooms with procedural beds
  • A fully equipped cardiac resuscitation facility
  • A dedicated ECG treatment room
  • 2 Large waiting rooms with TV’s in both
  • Disabled parking and access to all areas

Our practice also incorporates Infinity Pharmacy for quick and convenient access to medication and QML to cater for all your pathology requirements.

Our friendly doctors & welcoming practice staff

Doctors

Dr Ken Treichel

Dr Ken Treichel graduated from the University of Queensland and worked in remote Queensland locations including Thursday Island, Bamaga, Normanton, Ayre and with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Mt Isa.
In 1989-1993 he sailed around the world in his boat “Ketchup II” and developed a knack for finding trouble on the way, eg civil wars in Yemen, Sudan and the first Gulf War.
Since then he has spent a more peaceful existence working on the Sunshine Coast and Caboolture until 2004. A planned sojourn in Hervey Bay has turned into a lifetime commitment with the purchase and development of Murphy Street Medical Centre.

Dr Lewis Gray

Dr Lewis Gray is a 5th generation New Zealander recently emigrated to Australia for a 2 year working holiday but now loves it so much he is reluctant to return home. Lewis is a rural GP with specialist qualifications in both Australia and New Zealand. He is experienced in just about anything that happens in community medicine but his special interest is in cosmetic and cancer skin surgery.
However, he is also an excellent communicator, diagnostician and is a vigorous advocate for his patient’s best interests in the public system. Come along and say “Kia Ora”

Dr Richard James

I trained and graduated from Edinburgh University in 1996, and subsequently completed General Practitioner training in the Borders of Scotland in 2000. I Moved to Australia in August 2000, and worked for 7 years within the Hervey Bay and Maryborough public hospitals doing predominantly A&E work, and general medicine. During this time he completed the FRACGP examination, and was awarded the Mary Mahoney Prize in 2005. GP at Murphy Street Medical since Feb 2006, with an interest in Cardiology, Respiratory, Diabetes, Dermatology and Paediatrics.
Dr James does Skin checks and skin cancer removals. Dr James is not a Gynaecologist or Psychiatrist and is happy to defer and refer to my more learned colleagues for the management of these patients. I enjoy looking after people who are prepared to put the effort into leading a healthy lifestyle with regards to diet, nutrition and exercise.

Dr Chamara Dedigamuwage

Dr Chamara graduated from University of Colombo (Sri Lanka) in 2008 and worked in Blacktown/Mt Druitt Hospitals in NSW and Redcliffe Hospital, Hervey Bay/Maryborough Hospitals in Qld. He obtained Diploma in child health in 2015 (Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Westmead). He is interested in family medicine, chronic disease management and preventive medicine.

Dr Zoltan Orovec

Dr Douglas Somanadar

Dr Emily Hall- on leave

Dr Lyndelle Barry

Nurse

Narelle

I completed a Bachelor or Nursing Degree through USQ Hervey Bay in 2012. I had a short stint in aged care before entering general practice. I have an interest in all areas of general practice and being able to help our patients with their care. While working at Murphy Street Medical Centre I have developed a love of surgery and assist in many surgeries within our practice. Every day is different and varied at Murphy Street Medical Centre.

Nurse Practitioner

Carol Gray

Carol Gray – Nurse Practitioner – Born Queenslander – 26 years in New Zealand – returned to Hervey bay in 2012 permanently. My work history consists of: Nursing Degree 2000, 10 years Paramedic, 2 years Advanced Nursing Rural Health working as a Rural Nurse Specialist West Coast New Zealand with no Doctor. Nurse Practitioner Masters completed 2016 and endorsed at University of Queensland. My forte is Primary Practice – I now run my own Nurse Practitioner business from 32 Murphy Street, Point Vernon practicing Monday to Friday – new patients welcome.

FAQ's

How much do I have to pay to see the Doctor?
All our services done by our GP’s are bulk billed. There will only be a charge involved if you are referred to our Specialist Surgeon for surgery.

Do I have to make an appointment or can I just walk in?
Our practice is worked on an appointment basis. We appreciate it if you call Reception to make an appointment. 

How long is a consultation normally?
A normal consultation can be 10-15minutes. Other consultations can range from 5 minutes (if you are just getting a
repeat script) up to 30 minutes depending what you are seeing the Doctor about.

What do I need to do to get a Medical Certificate?
You would need to make an appointment with your Doctor who can provide you with the certificate to cover you for the days you will need to be off work/school.

What sort of surgery do we do?
Nail removal, Removal of Skin Cancers, Tongue Tie Surgery, Mirena Insertions, etc. Surgery services may incur a fee which will be explained to you at the time of booking the appointment.

Is it possible to have a telephone consultation?
All emergency calls will be forwarded directly to the Doctor. If you are after results of tests we prefer that you make a follow up appointment with the Doctor. In some cases the Doctor may ask you to telephone for the results, in this case the Receptionist will take a message and forward it onto the Doctor who will phone you back when they have finished with their patients.

How do I go about getting my records from my previous Doctor?
Once you have become a patient of our practice, the Doctor will ask you to go to Reception to complete a “Request for Records” form; this will be faxed to your previous surgery.

Do you have an Interpreter Service?
We can provide assistance with an Interpreter to help with any language barrier through the Translation and Interpreter Service by phoning 133677.

If there is any other information that you may require please do not hesitate to contact our Reception Staff who are only too happy to help with your enquiries.

Contact Us

For all appointments and enquiries, Please call us on
07 4194 1099

Or visit the surgery at
36 Murphy Street, Point Vernon QLD

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Your Privacy is our concern

What happens when we collect your information?

  • We will only collect information necessary for providing you with a health service
  • Where practical we will only collect information directly from you
  • We seek your assistance to ensure that information we hold about you is accurate and up to date

Access to your information

  • You can access your personal health information held by the practice
  • If you need access to your records, practice staff can advise you of the process and any costs that may be involved

To whom do we disclose your information? 
To provide you with a quality health service we may disclose selected personal health information to others involved in your treatment and care such as:

  • Treating hospital
  • Specialist
  • Pathology provider
  • Provider of medical imaging service (e.g. x-ray)
  • Pharmacist
  • Dietician, physiotherapist or other allied health practitioner

We only disclose those details necessary for you to receive appropriate care from the health service concerned. Limited information (for billing or public health registers) must be disclosed by law to government bodies overseeing the provision of public health services (e.g. for billing purposes we are required to provide to Medicare Australia a Medicare number in connection with the type of medical service we provide to you) 
Respecting your privacy

  • Our "Privacy Policy" underpins our handling of privacy issues
  • Our staff and doctors are trained in best privacy practice
  • Patient privacy information is available from the practice
  • Our informed and caring staff and doctors can advise you on any of your privacy concerns

Concerns

  • If you have any concerns about the way staff or doctors are handling your privacy, or you need to access your information please speak to one of our staff or to your doctor
  • If you are unable to resolve the issue with the practice you can contact the Office of the Information Commissioner on 1800 642 753 or www.oic.qld.gov.au or email: administration@oic.qld.gov.au

We consider that patients attending this practice expect that information provided will be used only to assist in managing their health care. We also consider that patients would reasonably expect that selected personal health details will be disclosed to other health services directly involved in providing a health service to the individual. For example if a blood sample is taken we anticipate that the patient would reasonably expect that the pathology service provider will receive details clearly identifying who the sample was taken from (patient name, contact details, date of birth) and what tests the doctor is requesting to be conducted on the sample. If you are concerned about any related secondary use or disclosure of your personal health information you should speak to your doctor (or practice staff, if appropriate) about your concerns.

Should I sign a consent form?

By signing consent to the use and disclosure of your personal information, you can assist the practice to ensure that necessary information is available to those involved in your health care when it is needed.

Definitions

Health information means:
Information or an opinion about:

  • the health or a disability (at any time) of an individual; or
  • An individual’s expressed wishes about the future provision of health services to him/her; or
  • A health service provided or to be provided to an individual, that is also personal information; or
  • Other personal information collected to provide, or in providing, a health service; or
  • Other personal information about an individual collected in connection with the donation, or intended donation, by the individual of his/her body parts, organs or body substances.

Health service means:

  • An activity performed in relation to an individual that is intended or claimed (expressly or otherwise) by the individual or the person performing it:
  • To assess, record, maintain or improve the individual’s health; or
  • To diagnose the individual’s illness or disability; or
  • To treat the individual’s illness or disability or suspected illness or disability; or
  • The dispensing on prescription of a drug or medicinal preparation by a Pharmacist.

Welcome to Murphy Street Medical Centre

IF YOU HAVE A FEVER, SORE THROAT, COUGH, RUNNY NOSE OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH
PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE PRACTICE, PHONE RECEPTION FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

(07) 4194 1099