Clinics We Offer
Chronic Disease Management Clinics
These are run by the practice nurses with the assistance of our healthcare assistant. They cover chronic diseases which require regular monitoring such as diabetes, asthma and respiratory problems, heart problems, high blood pressure and thyroid disorders.
Patients are contacted at regular intervals (usually yearly in the month of birth) by letter and invited to attend for a review of their condition. For example, those with diabetes will first attend the healthcare assistant to have bloods and a basic health check and then be seen by a practice nurse two weeks later for the results.
Ante Natal Checks
Pregnant patients are cared for routinely within the Health Centre by the visiting Larch Team of midwives from Forth Valley Royal Infirmary as part of a shared care plan with the practice. Six weeks post natal the patient is advised to attend for a routine check by a doctor.
Appointments are currently being run in alignment with the day of the baby's immunisations to minimise the number of visits having to be made to the practice. The Health Visitor will speak to mum about arranging her own postnatal check - mum should phone the practice and again we will try and add it to the end of the baby's appointment.
Family planning advice and pre-pregnancy counselling is available from any doctor. Coil fitting can be arranged for those women who wish this via Dr Newlands. Contraceptive Implants can be arranged via Dr Wood.
The practice nurse performs smears, Depo-Provera injections and routine contraceptive pill checks.
Support clinics, including advice about smoking cessation products are available in the area. Call 01786 433293 or 07989155106 to find out more.
Your local pharmacy also runs a smoking cessation service and can provide the full range of options.
Smoking cessation products are not available from your GP.
Steroid injections for the treatment of inflammatory joint conditions can be arranged where necessary with Dr Herron or our Advanced Physio Practitioner if practicable. We recommend that you contact the surgery if considering this service for the first time to discuss your individual needs.
The nurses, healthcare assistant, health visitors and district nurses all help run various clinics with the district nurses working mainly out in the community. There is also access to a phlebotomist and midwife, along with a treatment room, chiropody and physiotherapy department.
Meadowbank Health Centre also has its own pharmacy on site.