Practice Profile

 

Pioneer health centre is a Mixed billing medical practice located in Bellambi, which aims to provide exceptional health care service. Run by highly efficient and experienced General Practitioners (GPs), we deal in comprehensive care for all areas of General Practice.

 

This includes but is not limited to various Health Assessments, Mental Health Assessments, Elderly Care, Paediatrics, Women’s Health, Pregnancy, and Antenatal Services, Travel Advice and Vaccinations, Skincare, Wound Care, Minor Surgeries, and Emergency Procedures.

We require you to bring your Medicare card and if applicable, your Health Care Card, Pension Card, Veteran’s Affairs Card.

 

Workers Compensation, Third Party, and Public Liability cases will be billed to the Insurer. If your claim is rejected or you fail to lodge paperwork, the account becomes your responsibility. 

 

To ensure that the doctors adhere to their schedule, we are not accepting any WALK-INS. Please book an appointment if you wish to consult the doctor.

Practice Policies

Telephone Appointment Policy

 

Telephone appointments are ONLY available for patients testing positive to Covid-19 or patients who are isolating as a close contact. Call reception on 42882518 to book in for a telephone consult if you’ve been affected by Covid-19.

All other patients are required to book in for a face to face appointment via reception or HealthEngine.

 

Script Policy

 

We are no longer taking script requests over the phone. You are required to book an appointment to see the doctor to get your prescription filled.

We do not prescribe Valium, Temazepam, Panadeine Forte, Endone, Targin, Palexia, Opioids/painkillers, Sleeping pills unless advised by a specialist.

New Patient Policy

 

New patients will be charged privately unless they are DVA patients, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders or children under the age of 16. Concession Card holders will be charged a discounted rate.

 

The first appointment will be a long consult to enable the doctor to record your previous medical history in order to assist the doctor with your ongoing care. A long consult is privately charged at $105 with a Medicare rebate of $75.75.

Appointment Types

 

Patients requiring a referral, script, medical certificate, or results will need to book in to see the doctor due to privacy reasons. These will not be provided over the phone unless the patient has been affected by Covid-19.

 

Private forms

All private forms up to 10 pages will incur a minimum fee of $50 for specific applications and forms like housing and carer allowance etc. The fee will be discussed on a case to case basis.

 

THE PRACTICE

Latest Clinic News:

 

Our Management Team has decided to switch to a Mixed Billing Practice

From 1st April, 2022, most services will incur a private fee. Most consultations will be time based and fees will be payable at the time of the consultation.

 

All procedures will incur a private fee due to inadequate Medicare funding.

 

We need to charge an Out of pocket cost due to rising clinical expenses essential for the maintenance of the high quality service we aim for. The cost of running a practice has gone up over the years but the Medicare rebate remains unchanged.

 

We will continue to offer bulk billed consultations for DVA patients, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, children under the age of 16 and discounted rates for Concession Card holders

 

Out of pocket fees vary based on the circumstances, time/type of consult, duration of consult and procedures performed

 

A comprehensive price list is available at the reception

Last updated:25/03/2022

 

 

Our Doctors
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Dr Amir Vakil
General practitioner

MBBS, MRCGP(UK), FRACGP, Diploma in Dermatology (UK), Professional diploma Skin cancer Surgery (Aust)

Dr. Amir Vakil was trained as a GP in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2008. He immigrated to Australia in 2014 and was awarded the Fellowship in GP in Australia. Apart from Family Medicine, he has experience of working in a variety of specialities including Accident & Emergency and Intensive Care.

The spectrum of his General practice covers areas like Respiratory Medicine, Elderly care, Skin cancer, Paediatrics and all chronic diseases. 

Dr. Vakil has recently been awarded as an Honorary Senior Lecturer with the University of  Wollongong.

He has received a certificate in Dermatology from Cardiff UK and he was also awarded the Professional Diploma in Skin Cancer Surgery from University of Queensland. 

 

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Dr Pankaj Singhal

MD, MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, Professional Diploma In Skin Cancer Surgery, Diploma In Dermoscopy, Diploma In Skin Cancer Medicine

SKIN CANCER CLINIC/Surgeon

Available Saturdays by appointment only 

Dr Singhal has more than 10 years of experience as GP with special interest in managing and treating Skin Cancers, He has been working in Illawarra Region as a GP for the past 8 years.

 

Currently he deals only with management of Skin cancers which includes, Diagnosis, Medical and surgical management, and advanced procedures including flaps and grafts.