Summerhill Medical Centre was established in 1995 to serve the people, families and businesses of Reservoir, Bundoora, Kingsbury, Preston, Mill Park, Macleod and Coburg with quality and convenient healthcare.
Due to the wonderful support of these communities, Summerhill Medical Centre has grown to 7 General Practitioners (male and female), 4 Practice Nurses (including a midwife), and 5 Receptionists.
In line with our ethos "Your Health, Our Focus", we continue to provide affordable and accessible healthcare by bulk billing all patients and opening 7 days a week. We are also a predominantly walk-in medical centre as we believe that all patients should have access to a doctor when one is needed rather than when we can squeeze you in. However, we have recently allocated some time for appointments (please visit https://docbook.com.au/doctor/summerhill-medical-centre to select an appointment that suits).
All of our GPs have over 15 years experience and have vast knowledge in Diabetes Management, Chronic Disease Management, Pregnancy and Women’s Health, Men’s Health and Travel Medicine. Most of our doctors are also multi-lingual and can converse in Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Indonesian, Malaysian, Mandarin, Tamil and Urdu.
Our team includes a mid-wife who is a recognised shared care provider with over 20 years experience working at Royal Women's Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Expecting parents should see her for practical pre-natal and post-natal advice.
Allergy testing for airborne allergens and immunotherapy are also offered at Summerhill Medical Centre. If you suffer from chronic hayfever or allergy from dustmites you may be interested in a desensitisation therapy (i.e. immunotherapy). It works by gradually exposing the person to gradually increasing doses of the specific allergen(s). Over time, this results in the person’s immune system becoming progressively less sensitive – or less reactive – to the allergen(s).
We have most facilities onsite to make your visit convenient including:
- Pathology collection centre (Australian Clinical Lab)
- Complete Feet Podiatrist & Orthodics (http://completefeet.com.au/)
- Diabetes Educator
- Australian Hearing
- Chemist Warehouse
- Travel Vaccination including yellow fever
- Allergy Testing
- Shared Care provider
- Medical Sleep Testing for sleep apnoea testing
Our Doctors & Sessions
- Dr K Chan (Male): Mon - Sun
- Dr K W Chan (Male): Mon - Sat
- Dr I Armanious (Female): Mon - Fri
- Dr J Huang (Female): Mon, Tues & Fri
- Dr S Georgy (Male): Mon, Fri & Fortnightly Sun
- Dr H Hanna (Male): Mon, Tues & Fortnightly Sun
- Dr P Sood (Female): Mon, Wed & Thurs
Sonia is our head nurse with many years experience. She is passionate about working together with patients to manage their chronic conditions (i.e diabetes and COPD). Sonia is also a trained wound care nurse having worked for many years as a district nurse.
Ann is a practice nurse and a midwife who is a recognised shared care provider. She still works at Mercy Hospital and has been a midwife for over 20 years. Ann is also very interested in women's health and is a recognised nurse cervical screening practitioner.
Appointments can be made to see Ann for pap smears and ante-natal care.
Eleena is a new addition to our nurse team joining us in 2019. She also work as a nurse in an aged care facility. She loves getting to know her patients and helping them achieve their health goals. She is also able to converse in Cantonese/Mandarin.
Summerhill Medical Centre is a bulk billing practice for Medicare cardholders.
We privately bill for non-Medicare services such as:
- TAC and Workers Compensation
- Third Party and Commercial Drivers Medicals
- Pre-employment medicals and driving medicals
OSHC / OVHC
Patients with Overseas Student Health Cover / Overseas Visitors Health Cover from Ahm, Allianz, BUPA IMAN, Medibank and NIB will be directly billed with no GAP/out-of-pocket charges.
Pathology and Radiology
These fees are generally bulk billed provided by our providers, Australian Clinical Labs and MIA.
Online Health Tests
At Summerhill Medical Centre, we encourage patients to be aware of their health. Provided below are some useful online health tests / tools. You can bring in these results to discuss with our doctors:
Allergy – see if you have an allergy with this self-test developed by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation
Asthma – with this free Asthma test (developed by the UK NHS) you have the opportunity to find out if you are experiencing any Asthma symptoms. Prevention is the best way to avoid an Asthma attack and this online Asthma test will enable you to decide if you need to pay us a visit. Asthma needs to be taken very seriously as you can die from an asthma attack if you do not have the correct medications when it occurs – so err on the side of caution and ask your us about it.
Bladder - a healthy bladder is important to all of us, yet many people suffer in silence even though a lot can be done to improve things. Take this short UK NHS assessment to find out if you should seek further advice
Bowel Cancer – this Cancer Council online quiz will help you identify things that may increase your risk to bowel cancer / colorectal cancer
Breast Cancer – use this this interactive tool developed by Cancer Australia to gain an understanding of your risk level for breast cancer
Cancer – check your overall cancer risk by taking this Cancer Council online quiz
Cardiovascular - check your cardiovascular risk with this calculator developed by the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance
Diabetes – diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia. Take this test developed by Diabetes Australia to determine if you might be at risk
Fertility - this short test is aimed at women who are worried they may be having problems getting pregnant. It will assess their situation and let them know if they should seek further medical advice.
Kidney Disease - people can have kidney disease and not be aware of it. There are often no symptoms until the disease is quite advanced. Use this test to see if you're at higher risk of developing kidney disease and should have your kidney function checked
Mental Health - check your mental health with this self-test developed by the Black Dog Institute
Mole / Skin Cancer - skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia but the good news is that if the signs and symptoms are spotted early it's easier to treat. Use this test to find out whether you may have a mole that needs to be checked.
People over 40 will now be able to check their risk of developing melanoma using a new online tool designed by Queensland researchers. To do this test go to: https://publications.qimrberghofer.edu.au/Custom/QSkinMelanomaRisk
Sleep Apnoea – take this online test developed by Resmed to determine if you may have a sleep apnoea. This can be confirmed by our GP by conducting a home based sleep study.
Summerhill Medical Centre recognises the importance of privacy, confidentiality protection for all our patients and those that visit our website and our Practice.
Our principal concern is, and always will be the health of patients who visit our medical centre. To ensure our patients can feel confident with giving our Practice information a high level of trust and confidentiality is maintained constantly. Our already established culture of confidentiality is in line with the Federal Privacy Act
, which in 2001 was amended to include the Private Health Sector throughout Australia. Our Practice obligations have no exceptions to the Privacy Act in regards to the personal information we hold in trust. Thus, we can ensure that our patients’ privacy will be protected when visiting our website or our General Practice.
How we use and disclose information collected
Understanding that the information we collect both on our website and at our Practice is often of a highly sensitive nature, the clinic will always ensure that it is compliant with the highest privacy standards to keep all personal information secure and protected. All information is stored electronically and is password protected on several levels. All employees and contractors that work with and at Summerhill Medical Centre are required to sign and comply with our comprehensive confidentiality agreement.To ensure our patients are provided the best treatment for medical and/or allied health services the practice, on behalf of the practitioners and the practitioners themselves may collect personal information (including health information) to meet this purpose.
The personal information collected will include, but is not limited to:
The personal information collected will include, but is not limited to:
- The Patient’s Name
- Telephone Number
- Medicare Number
- Health Care Fund
- Current Drugs/Medication or treatment used by patient
- Current and Previous medical history, including where clinically relevant, family medical history
- The name of any health service provider or medical specialist to which the patient is referred
- Copies of any letter of referrals and any reports relating to the patient
Patient information will be shared within the practice for administrative and billing purposes, also to enable the patient to be attended by other practitioners who provide medical and allied health services at and from our Practice.
The Practice may access information:
- Provided directly by the patient to our practice or through our website
- Provided on patient’s behalf with their consent
- From health service providers / medical specialists patients are referred to
- From health service providers who refer a patient to medical / allied health practitioners working within our practice premise
Collection of personal information by Summerhill Medical Centre may be used or disclosed if required by law, if there is a serious threat to the health or safety of an individual or to public health and safety, for referral of patients to other health service providers or medical specialists, for the purpose of which the patient was advised and to provide the patient with the best health treatment.The collection and disclosure may also be used for the purposes of billing, liaising with Government departments regarding Medicare; training; facilitating any improvements on our services; and may be at times, required by Summerhill Medical Centre’s insurers.
Health information is kept for a minimum of 7 years for adults from the last occasion in which health service was provided to the patient. If the person is under the age of 18 then records must be kept until the person has attained 25 years of age. Information is also collected about the medical and allied health practitioners, directly from them or with their agreement, who provide services within our Practice.
This information includes:
- Their Name
- Telephone Number
- Qualifications and Experience
- Insurance Information
Other than what is stated within this policy we will not sell, distribute or disclose any personal information to any third party.
We endeavour to ensure our website is as secure as possible; however, users need to be aware that the World Wide Web is not a secure medium. Summerhill Medical Centre and its associates take no liability for any interference or damage to a user’s computer system, software or data occurri