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Looking for a good doctor…

By motleychick - 29 March 2010 16

I know this post has been done before. The most recent one I found is from September last year and with the way doctors are I’m sure majority of the recommended ones have moved around.

My family doctor moved interstate and I have tried several other doctors, but am yet to find one I like.

Just wondering if anyone could recommend a good doctor around the Tuggeranong/Woden area who is still accepting new patients?

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Looking for a good doctor…
Hells_Bells74 10:10 am 01 Aug 10

Antonia – When I got mine at the Marie Stopes clinic the nurse told me I could just have it removed by a GP. As I don’t have a GP and haven’t for years, I’m late to get mine out too and a little daunted by finding the right GP.

Would be handy to read a few suggestions from others or if you find one Northside pass it on please.

I’m glad you found a good one Motleychick 🙂

Antonia 11:52 pm 31 Jul 10

I know this is an older post but it didn’t seem worth starting a new one on the same topic!

I’m in the same boat–looking for a doctor, not sure where to start. At least I think I’m looking for a doctor. I’m new to Australia, not familiar with the healthcare system at all, and can’t find detailed info online. I need to find a healthcare provider to remove my IUD. I don’t know if I need to make an appointment to see a nurse, a GP, a GYN or what.

Can anyone point me in the right direction, or offer specific recommendations? I’m in Gungahlin.
Thanks!

deezagood 12:59 pm 08 Apr 10

That is so great motleychick – I just love it when riotact is used for good instead of evil (LOL). Now you just need to try out my hairdresser recommendations 😉

motleychick 12:51 pm 08 Apr 10

deezagood said :

We love, love, love Dr Antonio Di dio (pronounced did-ay-oh) at Foundation Healthcare in Erindale (number is 6296 2266). He’s really terrific with kids, good fun (well my kids think he’s just hilarious), thorough, accurate and best of all, he bulk bills for children. Oh – and he’s taking new patients. I have also found the reception staff very willing to try and fit you in if your children are sick – often at short notice. If Antonio is too busy, there are often other doctors who can find the space. Highly recommended.

Dr di Dio is the doctor I saw – he was brilliant. Fantastic sense of humour and knows his stuff! Am very impressed and happy that I now have a new doctor!!

cb60 7:06 pm 03 Apr 10

You know I think the problem is we understand our own bodies better than anyone and yet we are NOT doctors! Case in point, I had a doctor I very much respected for many years and then I had a spontaneous medical emergency, went to him for help and knew while I was feeling the symptoms he had it wrong so I went to casualty and from there I spent the next two weeks in hospital. What he considered to be a kidney stone- go home with a few drugs- turned out to be a life threatening emergency totally unrelated.
It’s not the doctor’s fault either – it’s Canberra- no doctors want to live here! We have a terrible shortage. And we give doctors way too much credence.

My advice is- try and stick to the one doctor but most of all look after yourself and listen to your own body telling you when things are wrong!

deezagood 5:12 pm 30 Mar 10

We love, love, love Dr Antonio Di dio (pronounced did-ay-oh) at Foundation Healthcare in Erindale (number is 6296 2266). He’s really terrific with kids, good fun (well my kids think he’s just hilarious), thorough, accurate and best of all, he bulk bills for children. Oh – and he’s taking new patients. I have also found the reception staff very willing to try and fit you in if your children are sick – often at short notice. If Antonio is too busy, there are often other doctors who can find the space. Highly recommended.

pptvb 4:54 pm 30 Mar 10

I’d be just happy to find one that can tell the time!

MrPC 4:13 pm 30 Mar 10

Correction. Taking new patients, and can generally see you within a day or so of calling.

(Way too many medical centres and doctors will try and slot you in two weeks later).

Miss Jane 11:23 am 30 Mar 10

I would highly recommend Dr Morrison in Phillip – not sure if she takes new patients tho

motleychick 10:03 am 30 Mar 10

Hi all, thank you for the suggestions, much appreciated. Someone suggested to me yesterday to try Foundation Healthcare in Erindale and have booked an appointment with them for today – will let you know what they are like.

Feathergirl – I have seen Dr Williams before – not a fan at all. And after my doctor left Phillip I have gone back once and hated it, it feels like a meatmarket!!

MrPC – most places I called are taking on new patients.

Once again, thanks for the suggestions. Guess I will just have to keep trying until I find one that I like!

Feathergirl 9:10 am 30 Mar 10

Hey Motleychick, I see Dr Williams at the Tuggeranong Medical Centre whom I love, but you usually can’t get an appointment with her the same day you call. I do like the Tuggeranong Medical centre as it is bright, friendly and I often see staff disinfecting the seats etc. The nurses station at the back has it’s own waiting room with a good kids play area (good for distracting the little ones after they get their needles). Maybe try a few doctors there and see which one suits you.

I would not recommend Phillip Medical centre.

madamcholet 8:38 am 30 Mar 10

We have stuck with Gordon Valley Medical Centre since we have been in Canberra. The only downside is that they open only from 8.30 – 5.30/Mon – Fri – sometimes getting there is difficult with work commitments, however they do not ever seem excessively booked out. They also have a nurse there. We generally see Dr’s Richard and Katherine Rowe who own the practice, but all doctors there seem good and the turn over is not high.

MrPC 7:47 am 30 Mar 10

You won’t have much luck looking for a good doctor. You’d be better off if you look for a doctor that is accepting new patients. The latter is somewhat more important.

goose 6:59 am 30 Mar 10

Dr Chenault Doug Lee at Erindale Medical Centre – A man with a heart of gold.

sunshine 11:11 pm 29 Mar 10

dr leerdam and dr evans at chifley family medical practice are fantastic but not sure if they are taking new patients – worth a try though.

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