Port Hedland Family Practice Hours:
Monday - Friday 7am till 7pm.
Saturday and Sunday 9am till 2pm
Medical services we offer
It is good to be you, It is good to be a woman, it is even better to be a woman looked after at Port Hedland Family Practice.
Other services that we can help you with include:
Implanon and Mirena insertion/removal
Antenatal and postnatal care
Weak pelvic floor and more
All the above is a bulk billing service, except for Mirena insertion may have an extra cost.
It is good to be you, it is good to be a Man, it is even better to be a Man looked after at Port Hedland Family Practice, we pride ourselves at Port Hedland Family Practice by doing a thorough men’s health check.
Skin Cancer Check
General Well Being
Treating and Managing Any Sexual, Psychological And Physical Problems
With our group of multicultural doctors, it will be easy to understand your own culture and make it easy to communicate and with our extended hours and the 7 days a week, it makes the access to our doctors even more convenient.
Skin Cancer check and treatment
We pride our service on offering a thorough skin check and do some of the complicated skin cancer surgery required at Port Hedland Family Practice.
Child health and check
We are known to be one of the most kids friendly practice, we are proud to keep offering the same service of a thorough health check, keeping record of your child’s weight and height to share those moments seeing your kids growing and to discover if any health issues will come to surface early, we enjoy watching the community growing and that’s brings a smile on our face.
We now also offer a walk in clinic anytime of the opening hours for sick children.
We have highly trained child friendly nurses available 5 days a week for your child’s required immunisations.
Chronic disease management
Chronic disease definition does vary, but our definition of chronic disease is any health complaint that may bother you for a long time and you can’t find a solution for it. If this sounds like your situation then go no further than Port Hedland Family Practice we offer a comprehensive history taking, investigation ordering, understanding and a feeling of what you are passing through and to work toward a better quality of life by managing your condition/s.
Allergy and Asthma
Autumn, spring, winter or all year long your allergy and asthma can fluctuate and here at Port Hedland Family Practice we understand your needs and we are here to help and will provide you with a written plan to sort it out so you can take it at home, school or work.
With population age has been growing, we understand that looking after the elderly people is a must, with understanding how delicate their physical and mental state is, we offer the help with disabled access, instant INR, no out of pocket cost for anything including driving license assessment and minor surgeries, and comprehensive annual health check, and we have just introduced over 65 year old dementia health assessment.
Acute critical care and minor injuries. With our flexibility and wide range of opening hours we are sure to have one of our doctors to tend you as soon as possible.
As we believe in how allied health can complement our service, we pride ourselves on having a physiotherapist, dietician and psychologist on board and podiatry to join soon. All the allied health professionals bulk bill their patients under the team care plan participation of the GP mental health care plan.
Practice Manager Tel: 08 9174 7600
Our Practice Nurse is available for immunisations, dressing, care plans and other general non specific medial advice.
Management of Personal Health Information
The practice has strict guidelines on confidentiality, patient consent, consent for a 3rd party to obtain information, transferring of health information and access and security of personal health information. It adheres to the The National Privacy Principles Act and the Health Records and Information Act.
Your Doctor or the Practice Nurse will attempt to contact you immediately via contact details supplied. If our attempts at contact are unsuccessful, a letter will be forwarded to your address to contact us urgently for an appointment.
NON URGENT RESULTS
The Nurse will contact you via phone to advise that you need to make an appointment to see your Doctor. If our attempts to contact you are unsuccessful, a letter will be forwarded to your address to contact us for an appointment.
If your results are NORMAL we will Not contact you. You are welcome to phone us to check if your results have been returned to us, but you will have to make an appointment to discuss these results.
At no time are results provided to you over the phone due to confidentiality laws.
Patients are contacted for recalls and reminders. If our attempts at contact are unsuccessful a letter will be forwarded to your address to contact us for an appointment.
Confidential information is not included in these letters). All personal information is stored on a program specific, encrypted computer data base
The practice is committed to supporting the doctors, nurses and administration staff to participate in on-going education.
Please ring Tel: 08 9174 7600 for an appointment.
If you need more time with the doctor, please tell the receptionist when you make your booking. Urgent medical problems will always be dealt with promptly.
TELEPHONE AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION
Electronic Communication is available via email at email@example.com All personal email is stored on a program specific encrypted computer data base system. Any emails or phone calls addressed to clinical staff will be forwarded to the appropriate physician and returned with a phone call.
For after hours medical attention, please contact the following or alternatively seek the nearest Hospital Emergency Department:
Hedland Health Campus, Colebatch Way, South Hedland WA 6722, 08 9174 1000
Your feedback is important to us and Patient Feedback forms are available at reception. Alternatively forward your comments to:
If for any reason you are not satisfied with the service you have received and do not wish to discuss this with us, the following information is for the state health complaint agency:
The Health and Disability Services Complaints Office (HaDSCO)
GPO Box B61
Perth WA 6838
Phone: (08) 9323 0600
Fax: (08) 9221 3675
Country Free Call: 1800 813 583
Staff at Port Hedland Family Practice
Dr Gopisetty MBBS, MD, FRACGP
Dr Gopisetty moved to Port Hedland in 2008 after clearing his FRACGP with an intention to work close to rural and remote communities. After working for about 8 years at South Hedland with a corporate, the longest serving GP at present in Port Hedland, due to his attachment with people of Town of Port Hedland, Dr Gopisetty decided to move on from his present employer to open his own practice in the town to bring quality and affordable health care to the commoner in and around Port Hedland. He then approached his colleague and best friend Dr Michael Gendy in Perth, whom he helped to start new surgeries under the umbrella name "Jupiter Health Care" , to explore ways to extend their arm to the Town of Port Hedland to give affordable and quality health care to the people of this fast developing mining town. With encouragement from TOP, BHP and Royalties for Regions initiative to construct and allot beach front housing to GPs in Port Hedland, Jupiter Health Care entered into negotiations with the Town of Port Hedland to start the new surgery under the name " Port Hedland Family Practice" in the Boulevard Shopping Centre from the month of April 2015. The refurbishment work with modifications of the shops to suit to a good Medical Centre is going on full swing at present to make the opening possible in the first week of April 2015. The Medical Centre will be open every day from morning 7am to evening 7pm on week days and 7am to 2 pm over the weekends. The Surgery is open on Sundays too. Specialised Skin Clinics will be run once a month over the weekend to take care of Advanced Skin Cancers and Female Aesthetics (Botox, Fillers for face beautification)". New surgery specially focuses on Diabetic Care, Mental Health, Occupational Health, Paediatric Health, Men's Health, Women's Health, Skin Cancer Screening, Pre Employment Medical Examinations and Workers Compensation Cases".
Special interests: Men's Health, Occupational Health, Paediatric Health, Women's Health, Pre-Employment Medical Examinations, Mental Health and Stress Counsellings, Diabetic Care, Skin Cancer checks and Worker's Compensation Cases.
Dr. Abdulsattar Alsudani : MBCHB, AMC
Dr Scott Westover : BA, BSN, DPM, DSC, MMgt, PGDJ, NREMT
Dr Westover is an American podiatrist who carried out the majority of his podiatric medical training in the United States and the United Kingdom.
He arrived here in Port Hedland in September of 2011 from the United Kingdom where he continues to fulfil the role of Regional Podiatrist with the WA Country Health Service and is currently in the role of Clinical Co-Lead Diabetes and Endocrinology Network in The Department of Health WA.
Further Qualifications / Positions
Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist with specialist interest in Dermatology