Prostate checks, cholesterol, blood pressure, bowel cancer screening, sports injuries, weight loss and fertility are common items discussed in consultation with our GPs. We are focused on prevention to achieve and maintain optimum health. We encourage both men and women to have annual health checks with their usual GP.
Cervical cancer screening (previously known as Pap smears), breast checks, referral for mammography, family planning and contraception, fertility and menopause management are common consultation areas. If you prefer a female GP to have these discussions with we have three on staff – Dr Elle Bolster, Dr Sophie Guerrini and Dr Ria Warfe. We encourage both men and women to have annual health checks with their usual GP.
Our GPs are up to date with the current best practice guidelines for antenatal care. If you work in the city it may be convenient for you to have your regular antenatal check ups at our clinic. We have a Doppler to monitor foetal heart activity if required and offer the government funded whooping cough and flu vaccines in the third trimester. Our GPs provide shared antenatal care with the Mater Hospital and the public hospitals.
Skin checks & minor surgery
Regular skin checks can be performed by our GPs. Our doctors perform minor surgery including biopsies, removal of skin lesions and some skin cancers, and removal of cysts.
The Practice is equipped to treat and remove ingrown toenails, repair and manage wounds and suture minor lacerations.
Travel health advice & vaccinations
If you are planning a trip overseas it is always a good idea to check the recommended immunisations for travel. Our GPs provide specific country related travel information and immunisation advice, as well as a medication certificate if you will be taking prescription medications with you. We have the majority of vaccinations required for travel at the Practice, so you won’t need to go elsewhere to get them. Visit our Travel Doctor page for more information.
Yellow Fever vaccination
Queen Street Medical Centre is a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. If you know you may need this vaccine please let us know when you book your appointment to ensure we have stock available.
Visit our Yellow Fever page for more information.
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. It is important to have regular checks if you are sexually active. STI checks do not always require a physical examination and some STIs can be confirmed simply via urine and blood tests. The GPs at Queen St Medical Centre are LGBTI friendly. Dr Elle Bolster is familiar with the requirements for completing a Qld Health Sexual Health Certificate. Dr Scott Allison can provide counselling and guidance to access Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
Our GPs provide advice on contraception. Dr Elle Bolster, Dr Sophie Guerrini, Dr Ria Warfe and Dr Colin Rigg have completed Implanon training and can perform the procedure for inserting and removing an Implanon device.
Visit our Sexual Health page for more information.
All of our GPs provide mental health support and health services including Mental Health Treatment Plans. Mental Health Treatment Plans provide patients with access to Medicare subsided psychology appointments.
Other medical services include:
- Childhood immunisations
- Electrocardiography (ECG)
- GP Management Plans for patients with complex or chronic conditions
- Driving licence medicals (private and commercial)
- Pre-employment medicals (not medicare rebatable)
- French medicals