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  • Welcome to East Devonport Medical Centre

Services

In addition to general medical consultations, our practice offers the following service:

Audiology services
Diabetic Education
Overseas travel
Dr Ernst – Occupational Health
Airway Assessment Clinics
Telehealth Consultations
Preventative Health Checks
Skin Health Consults
Company Medical Checks
Pathology Collection Services Monday and Thursday mornings

 

Practice History

The East Devonport Medical Centre was established in 1975 by Dr. Anthony Blake and Dr. Jonathan Clapton.  Initially patients were seen from the granny flat under Dr Blake’s home on the upper reaches of Stephen St, but space was at a premium with the hallway serving as a waiting room and a purpose built surgery was built lower in Stephen Street.

The practice quickly flourished and over the next few years several more doctors joined. Dr Simon Monks was the first, followed by Dr Brynley Parry and Dr Suren Naiker. During this time period major renovations were performed which doubled the floor size of the surgery and provided extra consulting rooms as well as staff areas and a larger waiting area. At this stage the practice was fully computerised.

The practice services a semi-rural/industrial community.  The site of the practice is not far from a busy port and is easily found by following the signs to the "Spirit of Tasmania". 

 

Your Privacy

What types of information do you collect?

Your doctor needs information about your past and present health in order to provide you with high quality care. Information is called "personal health information" if it concerns your health, medical history or past or future medical care and if someone reading it would be able to identify you.

This Practice follows the Guidelines on Privacy in the Private Health Sector developed by the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner. This means that your personal health information is kept private and secure.

This Practice has a written policy on how your personal health information is handled and it is available to all patients for inspection.

Where do you store my 'personal health information'?

We store your personal health information in a medical record. Your doctor will do his/her best to make sure that your medical record:

  • is accurate, comprehensive, well-organised and legible;
  • is up to date;
  • has enough information to allow another doctor to care for you;
  • does not contain offensive or irrelevant comments about you;
  • contains a summary of your care; and
  • can be used to remind you, with your permission, to return for follow up, check ups and reviews. 
    Your doctor will only collect information that is relevant to you medical care. If you are uncertain as to why information is being requested, ask your doctor. MORE INFO