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We have some exciting news! We now have a new GP working with our team at Ashgrove West Group Practice – Dr Colin Chow. Colin started with us on 9th February 2015, and will remain here indefinitely. Colin is taking appointments on Monday and Wednesday Mornings from 8.30 – 12.30pm, and soon to start regular sessions on Saturday Mornings.
* PLEASE NOTE * COLIN BULK BILLS CHILDREN UNTIL16 YEARS OLD, & AGE PENSIONERS.
After graduating from the University of Auckland, Dr Chow completed his internship at the Gold Coast Hospital, where he spent most of his residency training years. He also relieved in rural hospitals from New South Wales to Far North Queensland prior to completing the RACGP examinations. Dr Chow has interests in chronic disease management and medical education. He holds teaching positions in clinical coaching of medical students at UQ, Griffith and Bond Universities.
We have some exciting news…. Dr Solange Green has just completed her clinical training for Injectable Wrinkle treatments/anti-ageing procedures, and is now a fully qualified cosmetic practitioner. We are now taking appointments for those of you who are interested in discovering more about ways to reduce wrinkles, the signs of ageing, and what to consider when deciding on a cosmetic procedure. Alternatively, if you would like to go ahead and book in for injectable treatments straight away, please contact our surgery on 33663544, and ask to speak with our practice Manager Suzy Sawdon, otherwise, just book in with Dr Solange Green directly.
Ashgrove West Group Practice is a family owned medical clinic providing modern, comprehensive medical care. Doctors Cliff and Julie Fisher and Doctors Phil and Anne Leadbeater established the Practice in 1979. Dr Solange Green joined the Practice in October 2013. Our GPs (General Practitioners) have been providing medical services to the Ashgrove, Bardon and The Gap community for over 30 years.
The Doctors at this Practice are members of the Australian Medical Association (AMA). The Practice has been fully accredited with AGPAL (Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited) since October 1999 and is thus recognised as a quality General Practice.
All doctors in the Practice participate in Quality Assurance and Continuing Education and are Vocationally Registered General Practitioners committed to providing care of the highest standard.
AFTER HOURS CARE
If you need to contact a Doctor when the surgery is closed, please phone 33663544 and listen to the recorded message. The message will give details of the health care available during after hours times and will be either one of the GP’s at the Practice or the Brisbane After Hours Doctors Service.
appointments can be made by telephoning the surgery on 33663544 or through our online appointment book on our website (Please click on the link to the left of this page “make an appointment”). Standard appointments are made for 15 minutes per person. If there are multiple family members requiring an appointment, or more than one problem to be discussed with your GP please advise reception so they can allocate the correct length of time. While every effort is made to adhere to appointment times, the varied nature and multiplicity of problems presented by patients can sometimes make this difficult to achieve.
TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES AND TEST RESULTS
If you have enquiries about results, please phone between 1.30pm – 3pm and ask to speak to the nurse on duty. In urgent situations or where abnormal results are identified either your GP or one of our nurses will contact you. We like to ensure that all patients having consultations receive optimal time from their Doctor, so telephone calls to the Doctors will be restricted to emergencies only. If you would like to discuss any further matters with a doctor, it would be appreciated if you could make an appointment to do this. In some circumstances the reception staff may be able to leave a message for the Doctors to phone you back at a more convenient time.
RECALL AND REMINDER SYSTEM
AWGP has a system for preventative Health Care reminders and recalls for follow up after abnormal test results. Patients will receive a maximum of three letters and a phone call to arrange a consultation for recalls considered pertinent to their treating GP. Upon consent, patients will be added to National Registers for Reminders (i.e. Pap Smear Registry). Please inform the Doctor if you do not wish to be included on our reminder lists.
COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
If you have a complaint or a suggestion please speak to the Practice Manager or one of the GP’s. If you have complaints or concerns about the healthcare provided, the Health Quality and Complaints Commission QLD can be contacted on 3120 5999 or 1800 077 308.
MANAGEMENT OF YOUR INFORMATION
AWGP, as a private provider in the health industry, is bound by the National Privacy Principles from Schedule 3 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). These principles set the standards by which we handle the personal information collected from our patients. This document is available for your perusal at reception.