About Us

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About Harp Family Medical

Harp Family Medical is a GP owned and managed practice, established in East Kew in 1995.

We are proud to offer the community a high standard of medical care.

The health care team includes Doctors, Nurses, Psychologist and trained Medical Reception Staff.

We undertake regular continuing health education.

We are affiliated with the Eastern Victorian General Practice Training as a  provider for General Practice training to provide formal Registrar mentoring for fully qualified doctors choosing to follow a career in General Practice.

We are an accredited teaching practice for medical students with Melbourne, Monash and Deakin University. We are also accredited to teach Nursing students from ACU and La Trobe University.

Procedures performed on-site

Doctors are able to perform minor procedures here in the surgery; some of these are:

  • Blood pressure machines for loan

  • ECG for heart care and monitoring

  • Excision of skin lesions

  • Insertion and removal of hormone implant Implanon

  • Liquid nitrogen or Cryotherapy  treatment  for removal of skin lesions

  • Mirena IUD insertion and removal

  • Pathology collection on site

  • Plastering for fractures

  • Skin glue to wounds

  • Skin lesion assessment with dermatoscope

  • Spirometry for lung function and health

  • Steroid injections into joints

  • Suturing of wounds

  • 24 Hour Holter Monitor Service

  • Cosmetic procedures


Some of these procedures require an appointment first to determine the exact treatment required and the amount of time needed to perform the procedure.

Please speak to your doctor or reception staff for further information.

General health checks and chronic disease clinics

Health Assessments for over 75 year olds

This assessment requires a 30 minute appointment with the practice nurse and then a follow up appointment with your treating doctor to complete the assessment. We recommend that you will be here in the practice for approximately one hour.

The Health assessment involves an update of your medical history and a detailed look at such things as your general health, including sight, hearing, diet and exercise, sleep and any medication you might be taking. It also includes any help you maybe receiving at home for example (Home Help, Meals on Wheels), your immunisation status and if you have any problems with dressing, shopping or other activities of your daily life.


CHAT Screening at 18 month vaccine

The Practice has implemented an Autism screening check at the time of the 18 month vaccination. If you would like to participate, the nurse will ask you 5 quick questions prior to the immunisation. You will have an appointment with your Doctor following the immunisation to discuss the results. This screening check will be bulk-billed.


45-49 Year Old Health Assessment

A health assessment at this stage of life can assist patients to make the necessary lifestyle changes to prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease or depression.

The health check would involve:

  • updating your medical history and looking at your health issues

  • performing some tests such as blood pressure and pathology if required

  • follow up of any problems identified

  • advice and information, for example on how to make lifestyle changes to improve your overall health


Care Plans for Chronic Diseases

The Government Health Department encourages people with a chronic illness to have an individual care plan developed outlining their past history, medications and specific health issues. If there are more than 3 health care providers in their team for example, their GP, Specialist and Physiotherapist or Podiatrist. Then a Team Care arrangement can also be prepared and put in place.

The General Practice Management Plan (GPMP) and the Team Care Arrangement (TCA) are undertaken by the practice nurse in conjunction with your doctor.

Once the GPMP and TCA are in place for patients with chronic diseases then a Medicare rebate may be claimed for services to Allied health professionals.

Please speak to your treating doctor or reception staff for further information.

Frequently Asked Questions