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Oakleigh Doctor

New Medical Centre in the Oakleigh District

We strive to bring excellence back into healthcare. Visit our modern Medical Centre near the centre of Oakleigh for all your health care needs.

Your Local GP

The General Practitioner – Oakleigh & District is the new face of the former ‘Oakleigh and District Health Centre’. Our team at The General Practitioner strives to deliver a fresh approach to comprehensive general practice care to the community of Oakleigh and surrounding suburbs. Book an appointment: +61 3 9568 8932 

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am - 9pm
Tuesday and Friday8am - 8pm
Saturday9am - 1pm
SundayClosed

Our Services

Medical Services

Our doctors have extensive clinical experience in dealing with all areas of healthcare. At The General Practitioner we provide a range of medical services.

Childhood Health

Flu Vaccines

Preventative Medicine

Skin Checks

Travel Advice

Sports Medicine

Please note: Bulk Billing Doctors’ appointments at The General Practitioner – Oakleigh & District are available to valid Medicare, DVA, Pension and Health Care Concession Card holders between certain hours. Please refer to our fees section. 

About Us

The General Practitioner – Oakleigh & District is the new face of the former ‘Oakleigh and District Health Centre’ located at 139 Warrigal Road. Our team at The General Practitioner strives to deliver a fresh approach to comprehensive general practice care to the individuals, families and community of Oakleigh and surrounding suburbs. Our specialist general practitioners are here to provide you with quality life-long healthcare with that local family practice feel.

Our Services Include:

  • Childhood health and immunisations
  • Aged Care
  • Adult immunisations 
  • Flu vaccines
  • Lifestyle & preventative medicine
  • Skin checks
  • Travel advice
  • Sports medicine 
  • Women’s health 
  • Men’s health 
  • Sexual health
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The General Practitioner - Oakleigh & District
The General Practitioner - Oakleigh & District4 days ago
New year’s resolution: Exercise!

Exercise is the closest thing we have to a magic health pill. Most of us know that exercise is beneficial in some way, but probably underestimate just how great an impact it can have on both our physical and mental health. There is mounting evidence around increasing life expectancy, reducing cardiovascular disease, dementia, and improving mental health.

In the current environment of working from home, with all the conveniences of Uber Eats and online shopping, many of us sadly miss the incredible benefits of basic daily activity.
While the word “exercise” may bring up images of sweaty muscles and heavy weights at a gym, it does not have to be this structured (or costly!). Exercise can be free, fun and weaved into your existing daily routines. In fact, we’re much more likely to stick to our activity goals if we incorporate them into our usual lifestyles.

Starting at just 10 minutes a day can achieve these benefits. Here are some easy options:

Walk - ideally at a brisk pace, around your neighbourhood

Yoga - there are plenty of great online yoga videos to start at home

Dance - pick up your pet, partner, child or go solo dancing around your home for a song or two each night!

Stairs - if you have the option, always take those stairs

Gym / fitness classes - these can be more intensive and have an added cost, but can be very motivating too.

Start with the goal of 10 minutes a day and build up to 150mins a week. This seems to be the magic number for cardiovascular benefit. Even if it takes you months to build up to this level, every minute of exercise you do is beneficial. So keep moving!

If you would like to discuss any of the above please feel free to book in https://healthengine.com.au/medical-centre/vic/hughesdale/the-general-practitioner-oakleigh-and-district/s27174
The General Practitioner - Oakleigh & District
The General Practitioner - Oakleigh & District2 weeks ago
The team at The General Practitioner would like to welcome Dr Sapna Walles - She will be joining us after some time off with her little bubba.
We are just as excited as you to have her join our team as she is fabulous and will fit in nicely.
Appointments will be starting from the 18th January.

Here is a little bit about her.

Dr Sapna Walles completed her Bachelor of Medical Studies, Doctor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales in 2014. She has since worked in hospitals across Victoria and NSW, gaining experience in paediatrics, psychiatry, adult and emergency medicine.

The opportunity to get to know and care for patients across all ages, with a wide variety of clinical presentations is what drew Sapna to general practice.

Sapna obtained her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2019. She has undertaken further training with a Masters of International Public Health, and certificates in Skin Cancer Medicine, Dermoscopy and Reproductive & Sexual health.

Outside of medicine, Sapna enjoys travel, latin dancing, running and learning new languages.

Special interests: Preventative Healthcare, Mental Health, Skin Cancer Medicine, Sexual Health
Languages spoken: English, Tamal, Telugu

Too Book click below:
https://healthengine.com.au/medical-centre/vic/hughesdale/the-general-practitioner-oakleigh-and-district/s27174
The General Practitioner - Oakleigh & District
The General Practitioner - Oakleigh & District2 weeks ago
Given the high demand for PCR testing, we are running another short session to assist the community.

PCR Swab Session
Friday 7th January
8-11am
Appt Only

If you have family and friends that need it, we are happy to try and accommodate, please ask them to call 03 9568 8932 to make an appt.
*No Appt means no PCR
*Make sure you are eligible - if you have a positive RAT, you do not need a PCR - however if you cant get a RAT and have symptoms, you may need a PCR
*Unfortunately we dont control how long it takes to get your results - quoting - 3-7 days.
The General Practitioner - Oakleigh & District
The General Practitioner - Oakleigh & District3 weeks ago
Given the large number of Covid cases and the stress this is causing.
We will run a SWABBING (PCR) clinic tomorrow morning from 8-11am to help with those that need one. Please call our reception to make a time.
This will be APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Unfortunately if you do not book - you will NOT be seen.
9568 8932
**Please note we cant control the processing time of the tests. Current wait times vary between 3-7days.
The General Practitioner - Oakleigh & District
The General Practitioner - Oakleigh & District2 months ago
CLINIC HOLIDAY PERIOD CLOSURE

PLEASE NOTE:
The clinic will be CLOSED from 1pm Friday the 24th of December UNTIL Tuesday the 4th of January, 2022.
The General Practitioner - Oakleigh & District
The General Practitioner - Oakleigh & District4 months ago
Be breast aware!

October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and it affects both men and women. Early detection is key when it comes to breast cancer as it gives the best possible chance of survival.

Performing regular self breast checks and participating in national breast cancer screening are important ways to detect signs of breast cancer.

Encourage loved ones to be breast aware this October and always speak to your GP if you have any concerns and to discuss your individual circumstances.

To learn how to do a self breast check, what the signs and symptoms are and a bit more about screening - speak with your GP and visit the national Breast Cancer Foundation https://nbcf.org.au/about-breast-cancer/detection-and-awareness/

COVID-19 ALERT

If you have any respiratory symptoms (cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, sore throat) please call prior to attending your appointment.

If you require a COVID- 19 swab, please let the reception team know and make sure you wait in your car or outside the building.

PLEASE PHONE US +61 3 9568 8932 TO MAKE A BOOKING.

Welcome to our new doctor - Dr Sapna Walles 

Read about Dr Sapna here

Special interests: Preventative Healthcare, Mental Health, Skin Cancer Medicine, Sexual Health
Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday and Alternating Fridays
Languages spoken: English, Tamal, Telugu