Women are faced with a number of unique health concerns, and at Pulse Medical, we’re experienced at offering support, advice, health checks, scans and diagnoses for a variety of women’s medical conditions. So, don’t put up with the pain and worry of not knowing what’s wrong any longer and visit Pulse Medical Algester.
At Pulse Medical, we’re always available to discuss any and all women’s health topics and you can reach out to us for advice about all areas of women’s health. We’re also a bulk billing medical clinic, therefore there will be no out of pocket expenses for Medicare card holders unless specified otherwise.
Sometimes you just want to speak with a female GP who can truly understand and sympathise with your health concerns. At Pulse Medical, we have female bulk billing doctors in our clinic who can address any women’s health concerns or questions you may have.
Thinking of starting a family? The decision to have children and the process to get there can be an emotional one, which is why at Pulse Medical, we provide a range of services to keep you informed and offer the right care and support required to meet your unique needs.
Be in control of your contraception and speak with one of our doctors about the various options available for women. Whether you’re starting contraception for the first time or looking to change your contraceptive, we can discuss all options available to you and recommend the best long or short-term solution for you.
The Pill – One of the most common forms of contraception, the contraceptive pill or birth control pill as it’s also known, is a prescription that should be taken daily. A number of varieties are available. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best option for you.
Birth Control Implant – This tiny implant is about the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin in your upper arm to prevent pregnancy. The implant releases hormones into your body and lasts up to 4 years, making it a great ‘get-it-and-forget-it’ birth control option.
Copper IUD – Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are small T shaped contraceptive devices that are placed inside the uterus. Two copper IUD varieties are available in Australia where copper wire is wrapped around the stem – one lasting 5 years and the other lasting 10 years. The copper in the IUD stops the sperm from fertilising the egg. It also changes the lining of the womb so it’s less suitable for pregnancy.
Mirena IUD – The most common IUD, a Mirena implant has the familiar T shape with a slow release hormone progestin included rather than copper. The Mirena is inserted into the uterus and is effective for up to 5 years. This IUD works by releasing progestin daily to produce similar results to the copper IUD with the added benefit of reduced menstrual bleeding.
Our GP’s are experienced in inserting and removing all forms of IUDs.
Prenatal & Postnatal Care
The wellbeing of yourself and your baby is important to us, which is why we go above and beyond to provide the support and care needed to pregnant women and new mums.
Preconception Care – If you’re thinking about getting pregnant, make a preconception health appointment with one of our GP’s so you can better understand how risk factors and health conditions could impact your unborn baby and learn how to prepare for pregnancy.
Prenatal Care – As part of our prenatal care for pregnant women, one of our GP’s will arrange a number of check-up appointments throughout your pregnancy to keep track of how your pregnancy is progressing and offer advice and support along the way. These appointments are very important to help keep you and your baby healthy throughout the pregnancy.
Postnatal Care – After birth, it’s advised that a routine postpartum be completed 4 to 6 weeks after delivery. Through these appointments, we assess how you are adjusting to your new infant and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
Our team will also discuss and arrange appointments for your new infant to receive their immunisations and vaccinations under the Australian Government Immunisation schedule.
Children who are not up-to-date with their vaccines (recorded in your child’s red book) may be refused admittance to childcare centres, parents can have government payments cut off and most importantly, your child could be unnecessarily exposed to easily preventable diseases. Remember – no jab, no pay!
Every sexually active woman is advised to have a pap smear every two years. The procedure is very simple and involves taking a swab sample from the cervix. The swab is then examined for anomalies which could potentially lead to cervical cancer.
One of our trusted GP’s or nurses will complete this procedure and no anaesthetics or drugs are required. Only a short appointment is required and the procedure will only take a few minutes. With cervical cancer being diagnosed in 6 out of every 100,000 females, a pap smear could save your life.
Every woman aged between 50 and 74 should have a mammogram every two years so that any signs of breast cancer can be picked up early. The breast screen procedure can pick up small changes in the breast tissue with the use of an x-ray. At Pulse Medical, your breast screen appointment will always be conducted with a female GP.
The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chances are of surviving it. So, whether this will be your first appointment or it’s been a while since your last mammogram, it’s never too late to make an appointment with us.
Book a Women’s Health Appointment at Pulse Medical
Whether you have a specific health concern, are planning to fall pregnant or you want to book in for your next breast screen or pap smear, book an appointment with Pulse Medical online or over the phone on (07) 3272 8543. With bulk billing female doctors available for every women’s health appointment, you can trust us to deliver the quality, affordable and inclusive healthcare you expect.