Practice News

Welcome Dr Georgina Girdler

Dr Mark Peterson - Monday, February 11, 2019 - Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

The Bonnells Bay Surgery would like to welcome Dr Georgina Girdler who is starting early February, 2019. 

Welcome to Dr Adam Moody

Dr Mark Peterson - Friday, April 27, 2018 - Trackbacks (0) | Permalink
Bonnells Bay Surgery would like to welcome Dr Adam Moody who will be starting on Monday 30th April, 2018. 

Bonnells Bay Surgery has its own electrocardiograph

Dr Mark Peterson - Friday, October 20, 2017 - Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

The Bonnells Bay Surgery has its own electrocardiograph and can provide patients with an immediate electrocardiogram (ECG) which is a medical test that detects cardiac (heart) abnormalities by measuring the electrical activity generated by the heart as it contracts.

A doctor may recommend an ECG for people who may be at risk of heart disease because there is a family history of heart disease, or because they smoke, are overweight, or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.  An ECG may also be required for some employment or leisure activity medical examinations.

They may also recommend an ECG if a person is experiencing symptoms such as:-      chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, or fast or irregular heartbeats (palpitations).    ECG's are often performed to monitor the health of people who have been diagnosed with heart problems, to help assess artificial cardiac pacemakers or to monitor the effects of certain medications on the heart.

Shingles Vaccination for 70-79 year old patients

Dr Mark Peterson - Friday, October 20, 2017 - Trackbacks (0) | Permalink
The government is currently offering and recommending shingles vaccination for any person between the ages of 70-79.   This is available at the Bonnells Bay Surgery.  A pre-screening appointment needs to be made with your GP prior to administration of this vaccine due to medical considerations.  If you would like to have it administered on the same day please also make an appointment with the nurse.

Mirena Intrauterine Device

Dr Mark Peterson - Friday, March 18, 2016 - Trackbacks (0) | Permalink
Dr Clare Van Rooy and Dr Angela Lewis have now completed training for insertion of Mirena intrauterine device for contraception or management of heavy periods.  To discuss this option please book an appointment with either Dr Van Rooy or Dr Lewis.

Immunisation News

Dr Mark Peterson - Monday, December 21, 2015 - Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Zoster Vaccine (Shingles)

This vaccine will be available FREE to all 70 years olds commencing November, 2016.   A short term catch up program will run for those aged between 71 and 79 years.  Please talk to one of our practice nurses for more information.

Recent Education Activities

Dr Mark Peterson - Saturday, October 15, 2011 - Trackbacks (0) | Permalink
Dr Mark Peterson attended the annual conference of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine on October 7th, where the main topics were endocrine and eye aspects of aviation certification. Mark especially enjoyed the presentations given by two former undergraduate University colleagues - Dr Ian Cheng who is now a staff Occupational Physician at Royal North Shore Hospital, and Professor Mark McLean, who gave a talk on pituitary disease. Associate Professor Simon Roger, a local renal physician , gave a talk on the complications of diabetes at the same meeting. Dr Bruce King, a senior Paediatrician from John Hunter Hospital also gave the results of very recent research of his team on the altitude related dysfunction of sub-cutaneous insulin pumps in children.

Dr Eileen Youn presented a talk at the practice on the 13th of October on aspects of ischaemic heart disease in Indigenous populations. At the same lunch time meeting, Dr Angela Lewis presented a talk on Indigenous eye disease. Both talks were repeated at a meeting Friday 14th October at Valley to Coast General Practice training in Newcastle. These talks will be posted on the site in the next week or so.

On the 23rd of October Dr Van Rooy and Dr Peterson will be attending a Geriatric Assessment meeting in Melbourne. It is hoped that keeping our geriatric skills up to date will be helpful to the many older patients in the area who rely on the practice.

Have you seen the new '000' Website?

Dr Mark Peterson - Friday, October 07, 2011 - Trackbacks (0) | Permalink
The Australian Government has just launched a new Website Initiative to aid in Emergency Procedures. is a fantastic resource with up to date information on how to stay focused, stay relevant and stay on the line in an Emergency situation.

With great fact sheet downloads, other emergency numbers and information about the emergency call service, it helps provide community education about this important medical service.

How do I organise a Referral to a Specialist?

Dr Mark Peterson - Friday, September 16, 2011 - Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

If you need to see a specialised service regarding your illness, we will arrange a referral for you. It's best to make the appointment early. You can always cancel an appointment you don’t need, but you can’t go to an appointment you didn’t make.

Test results relating to the referral will be either:
a) Sent directly to the specialist;
b) Picked up by the patient from the surgery prior to the appointment with the specialist;
c) Sent to the patients home to take to the specialist.

Generally speaking, we don’t send results through the public hospital system (Mater Hospital Oncology excepted) as they tend to get lost. An exception is if the doctor in the specific public hospital clinic has a direct named unique fax number.

Helping our Community

Dr Mark Peterson - Thursday, September 08, 2011 - Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

We are very excited to announce our new Website, which is designed to be a Medical Portal for our Patients and Staff.

Designed as a patient reference and local resource, plans to be a focal point for our community health initiative.