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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

We treat our patients in the way we believe they deserve...with understanding and compassion, dignity and respect, while applying both the art and science of medicine.

 

Elizabeth Street Medical Centre (Acacia Ridge)- a General Practice, established over 35 years ago, prides itself in being a centre of excellence. The dedicated team, led by director, Dr. Bruce Chadfield, focus on thorough holistic patient-centred care for all ages, from new-borns, family medicine & women’s health, through to chronic disease management, aged care & home visits.

 

BULK BILLING, 7 DAYS A WEEK & Public Holidays as we firmly believe that cost should be no barrier to receiving quality health care. 

Although we endeavour to keep to schedule, time-keeping is not our top priority, providing excellent health care is.  We do not rush patients in and out, we pride ourselves on our thorough approach to patient care and getting to the bottom of all medical issues which can take time.

 

Most GPs have significant experience and expertise in their special interest area and thus deliver a higher than usual standard of care in that field. However, if patients come in for one problem, but there are obviously others, we won’t ignore them… We open our eyes to the whole patient, not just the part that is presented. Sometimes this holistic approach does not fit into the appointment time schedule and GPs may end up running late. We can only apologize for when this happens, but hopefully patients can understand how worthwhile this holistic approach is.   

 

The Diabetes Centre - an affiliate member of the National Association of Diabetes Centres, has partaken in 3 National Audits: in many measures of the quality of diabetes care & outcomes the Acacia Ridge National Diabetes Centre was shown to be better than any other diabetes centre partaking in the audit.

 

Acacia Ridge National Diabetes Centre is a specialised clinic, run from within Elizabeth Street Medical Centre. Our team of dedicated health care professionals work closely with clients to provide them with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage their diabetes and overall health, covering all aspects from diet and lifestyle to insulin pump management.  (See tab above for details).

 

For Nutrition & Weight loss advice we believe that we are years ahead of the guidelines. What we advised 5yrs ago is only now coming into the guidelines. What we are now advising may come into the guidelines in 5yrs time.

 

Nowhere in Brisbane will you find a Medical Centre that has taken holistic health care and preventive medicine to such a level- the surrounding gardens have been planted with over thirty different edible fruit trees & herbs to help promote healthy eating. Various tropical fruits are often at reception for patients to taste - see Health Blog.

 

We treat clients from all over Brisbane and have some as far afield as Clermont and Emerald; most of our clients either reside or work in the surrounding suburbs of Acacia Ridge, Algester, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Calamvale, Parkinson, Stretton, Kuraby, Runcorn, Robertson, Coopers Plains, Nathan, Salisbury, Moorooka, Oxley, Durack, Inala, Archerfield, Willawong, Pallara, Forest Lake and Heathwood.