Services we provide

The Doctors Massey Medical provide a comprehensive range of primary health care services for people of all ages, young and old. Disease diagnosis and management, specialist referrals, and work certificates.

Primary health care services

 

  • Chronic disease management including diabetes and heart health
  • Healthy lifestyle education including green prescription referrals
  • Cervical smears
  • ECGs
  • Spirometry
  • Ear Syringe
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Immunisations – childhood immunisation, flu vaccinations, occupational vaccinations, travel vaccinations, pertussis vaccine for pregnant women.
  • Warfarin management
  • Sore throat assessments
  • Wound care – there may be an additional charge for consumables
  • Asthma education & Management

Funded Services

  • Interpreting services (booked when appointment is made)
  • Refugees – comprehensive care with some fully funded visits
  • Maternity care can be funded, if not enrolled with a lead-care provider or independent midwife after 14 weeks and in some clinical situations
  • Smoking cessation programmes
  • Youth & sexual health (criteria apply please ask)
  • Podiatry for diabetes
  • Cervical smear (criteria apply – please ask)
  • Mental health (limited funding for some high risk groups)
  • Terminal Care

Women’s Health

Provide women with family planning advice, IUCD & Mirena insertion, Jadelles, cervical smears (nurse smears are available at reduced cost). We also provide breast examinations and mammogram referrals, STI checks, menopause advice and treatment & screening for diabetes and heart disease.

Maternity care for first 3 months (free) with referral to midwives and obstetric care as indicated. Also postnatal care is free up to 14 days post-delivery. Free flu and pertussis vaccines are available to pregnant women.

Men’s Health

Provide men with family planning advice, prostrate checks, STI screening and screening for diabetes and heart screening.

Stopping Smoking

Provide stopping smoking assistance including support, nicotine replacement and medications (Zyban & Champix). An appointment can be made with a doctor or a nurse.

Young People

Provide full paediatric and teenage care including well child checks and immunisation programme, glue ear screening, oral health screening, youth counselling. STI checks and contraception for teenagers as required.

Accidents

Provide treatment for minor accidents, removal of foreign bodies, suturing cuts, treating strains and sprains. All aspects of wound care. Referral for X-Ray or specialist as needed. Comprehensive ACC medical services. We also include sports & occupational injuries.

Minor Surgery

Removal of suspicious skin lesions, including moles, lumps and ingrown toenails.

Immunisations

Flu Vaccines – Free for over 65’s, many chronic health conditions and children under 5 with recurrent respiratory illnesses, and pregnant women. See website www.fightflu.co.nz

Travel Medicine – Appointment with doctor in first instance. All relevant advice, vaccinations and malaria prevention medication provided payment to be made in advance for all vaccine orders. See website wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

Immunisation Schedule www.immune.org.nz All infant and childhood vaccines provided as per government schedule, Gardisil vaccines & tetanus boosters. Childhood vaccines are essential to prevent major and potentially fatal illnesses eg. Whooping cough and polio. We have a system of nurse recalls.

Other Vaccines can be ordered and paid for including chicken pox vaccine, shingles vaccine etc.

National Immunisation Schedule - 6 weeks, 3 months, 5 months, 15 months, 4 years, 11 years, 12 years (girls only), 45 years tetanus and 65 years tetanus and influenza vaccine.

HPV vaccination available free to young males.

Mental health

Including counselling (some funding is available for certain high needs groups). Alcohol and substance abuse services including safe drinking limits, counselling, referral to CADS and community agencies.

Medicals

We can undertake a range of medical examinations including drivers, diving, insurance, and others by arrangement.

Elderly health

Including comprehensive global checks, memory checks, psychological issues, accessing home help and community assistance & transitioning to care of elderly facilities if requested.

Terminal care

For our enrolled patients we can provide care in liaison with West Auckland hospice. This may include home visits if needed.

Cardiovascular Screening

The CVD (Cardiovascular Disease) Screening Programme offers a systematic risk assessment of eligible patients. This allows us to provide comprehensive management of high risk patients, by setting goals, then developing and implementing a wellness plan to reduce patients CVD risks.

Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme

Rheumatic Fever is completely preventable by correct treatment of Strep A sore throat infections. Untreated, this can result in damaged heart valves and decreased life expectancy.  High risk groups are Maori and Pacific children aged 4 – 19 years, and also those in poor quality, crowded housing.  Concerning symptoms are: temperature >38 C, no cough, swollen tonsils (with or without pus), and swollen lymph nodes. The Doctors Massey Medical is a designated Rapid Response Clinic for treatment and prevention of Rheumatic Fever – this means you can be seen by the nurse immediately and may avoid needing a doctor’s appointment.

Appointments

If you need a health care appointment with a Massey doctor, give us a call on (09) 831 0170.

Test Results

How to access your test results - If your results indicate that some action is required, the practice will contact you. If you do not hear from us you may assume the test result has given no cause for concern. However, if you would like to access the result please phone the nurse from 2-5pm. Allow at least 2 days for blood results and 1 week for other test results to be processed. The nurses may text you to phone them if they need to discuss a result with you. Please check at the front desk that we have your latest mobile phone number.

Your test results automatically go to Testsafe where they are stored securely for electronic access by other doctors. e.g. at the hospital. This enables safer care and avoids having to have tests redone. If you wish to opt out of this system please inform us.

Repeat Prescriptions

Some repeat prescriptions can be requested without seeing the doctor. However, all repeat prescriptions do require periodic reviews with the doctor. Different medications require differing length of review periods e.g. three or six monthly. The time interval will be agreed with the GP. Repeat prescriptions can be requested by phoning the nurse. Please allow at least 24 hours for your prescription to be ready. An additional fee will be incurred for faxed scripts or those required on the same day.