Family Practice at The Gap

Your local Medical Centre The Gap

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COVID-19 Notice! If you are unwell with Cold/Flu/COVID symptoms, please call us for advice before visiting the practice. We do not provide COVID Testing.
  • Monday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am – 3:30pm
  • Thursday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm
  • Saturday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • *Weekend/Public Holiday surcharge applies to fees.
ANZAC Day: 8am – 12pm
Address: 1000 Waterworks Rd,
The Gap, QLD 4061

Phone: (07) 3300 0888
Fax: (07) 3300 9999

Engage with your GP in a way that works for you. With both face-to-face and phone consults available, our family doctors give you choice. Find our family-friendly medical centre in The Gap, 15 minutes from Brisbane CBD.

Experience Matters

MEET THE GAP DOCTORS

Dr Prabash Gardiyehewa

Interests: Men’s health | Child health | Occupational health | WorkCover | Skin Cancer | Family medicine

About
Dr Prabash has spent over a decade working as a doctor in Australia and almost 3 decades practicing medicine. He is the longest serving GP at our Gap Family Practice and has been dedicated to helping his patients improve their health and overcome difficulties. His keen interest in occupational health lead him to work closely with the mining and aviation industries as a medical advisor and he continues to aid patients with return-to-work and managing workplace injuries. Now he spends his time getting to know all aspects of his patients health.
Qualifications: MBBS, FRACGP.
Languages: English, Russian, Sinhalese.
Dr Ross Bourne

Interests: Children’s health | Adolescent and Young Adults | Men’s Health | Sexual Health | PrEP | Minor Trauma Injuries

About
Dr Ross is an Australian-trained GP who has dedicated himself to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that welcomes every patient. He aims help patients explore their healthcare options in a positive, engaging and collaborative manner, so they can achieve their health goals. He has a particular interest in the healthcare of children, adolescents and young adults and a further interest in sexual health has lead him to pursue additional training as a PrEP prescriber and seen him work with sexual health organisations such as the Queensland AIDS Council.

With the strong desire to encourage all patients to be active in their healthcare, he approaches each consult in a personal and respectful manner, so you get the most out of a visit and leave with the knowledge and reassurance you need.
Qualifications: MBBS, FRACGP.
Languages: English.
Dr Uthpali Seneviratna

Interests: Mental health | Women’s health | Children’s health | Chronic Conditions | Sexual health screening | Musculoskeletal injuries

About
Since completing her studies in the mid-1990s Dr Uthpali has obtained decades of experience from working in Sri Lanka and Australia. She enjoys the diversity of general practice. So her interests are board and far reaching, from children’s health and chronic disease management to supporting patients through mental health challenges or the slow and thorough rehabilitation of injuries. Whatever your concerns, she is always willing to give you the time you need.

Qualifications: MBBS, FRACGP.
Languages: English, Sinhalese.
Brisbane Psychologist, Farah Sobhanian, mental health the gap

*Please call to book.

Farah Sobhanian – Psychologist

Interests: Depression & Anxiety | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Adjusting to Chronic Conditions | Domestic Violence Support | Coping Strategies & Self care

About
Farah is a compassionate Psychologist who works primarily with adults. After 17 years experience working in mental health, she is familiar with a range of mental health conditions and support strategies. By fostering a relaxed, welcoming and judgement free space for patients, she hopes to help them realise their health goals.
Qualifications: BA Psychology, PostGradDip. Psychology.
Languages: English, Farsi, Dari.
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Choose your appointment type
With face-to-face, phone and video consults available you can choose how and where your appointment takes place. For the ultimate convenience, without compromising on your care. Book with one of our doctors today.
For a GP for Children visit our kids clinic

Care For Kids

Urgent appointments for children

When your child is struck with sudden sickness or injury, our family doctors are there for you with urgent appointments for infants and children 5 years and under. We cater for these unpredictable events by keeping reserved appointments available each day. These urgent appointments are designed for conditions involving:
  • High fevers (fevers over 38˚ should be seen at hospital)
  • Vomiting and diarrhoea (over 2 hours)
  • Minor-Moderate injuries
  • Cuts and minor burns
  • Feeding difficulties
Our Kids clinic is not suitable for severe conditions and emergencies including chest pain, breathing difficulty, head trauma or lack of responsiveness. In these cases, please call Triple Zero (000) or head to your nearest emergency department.
For these special reservations please call the practice.

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*Standard appointments are still required for general health needs and childhood immunisations.

Serving The Gap community for almost a decade.
Providing community care is about more than managing today’s symptoms. It looks to tomorrow and work towards maintaining the highest quality of life possible through prevention and early intervention.

Things to Know

Service Options

At The Gap Family Practice we approach healthcare in a personal, coordinated manner to promote prevention, early intervention and positive lifestyle choices. To help you make the most of our medical services, we tailored our services to maximise flexibility and access for all patients. Choose how you engage with your doctor with:

  • In-practice services i.e Immunisations, wound care, procedures
  • Telehealth servicesi.e for when you can’t make it to the practice
  • On-the-go easy health i.e e-Scripts, telehealth, electronic medical certificates

Book with one of The Gap Family Doctors and discover the new way to health; Health Your Way. With our convenient location at The Gap Village Shopping Centre on Waterworks Road, you can find us just 5 minutes from Ashgrove, 7 minutes from Keperra and 8 minutes from Bardon.

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Service Fees

  • Standard Face-to-Face Consults
  • Telehealth Phone Consults
  • Sexual Health Screening
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Injury Management
  • Minor Wound Care
  • Mental Health
  • Chronic Illness Management
  • Commercial Drivers Medicals
  • CASA Aviation Medicals

Our medical centre provides bulk billing to children 15 years and under. Discounts are also available for healthcare card/pension card holders and seniors over 70 years of age. A surcharge may apply on weekends and Public Holidays when open. Please call the practice for a full list of current fees.
*Phone consults are subject to the same fees as face-to-face consults. ^Medicare eligibility criteria applies for access to rebates. Where no rebate is available, the full fee is payable.

Patient Information

Prescriptions

Medical Certificates

Test Results

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept walk-ins?
Rather than walking-in, we recommend that patients call ahead if they have an urgent need.
At the Family Practice we try to keep same day appointments reserved for urgent needs, so you don’t have to delay treatment when its really important. However, calling ahead gives us the chance to triage your needs and minimise the time you are left waiting in the practice.
Can I get a medical certificate for yesterday?
The short answer is no.
Medical certificates are dated the day of your consult and may include future days if your GP considers this clinically relevant. However, a medical certificate cannot and will not be backdated to cover previous days. To issue a false, misleading or inaccurate certificate would compromise our doctors ethical and legal duties; exposing them to disciplinary action under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law. Therefore, none of our Gap doctors will write a certificate when they have not witnessed the patient’s condition on those days.
You can learn more about the guidelines and regulations relating to medical certificates from:
Australian Medical Association (AMA)
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority(AHPRA)
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
How do I transfer my medical records?
Your medical records are important. So remember to take them with you when you change medical centres.

Transferring Medical Records To Us
You can ask us to request your medical records from a previous practice at any time. Although, we recommend arranging the transfer prior to or during your first appointment at the our medical centre.
To arrange the transfer we will complete a written request and ask you to sign a transfer authority. We will then send this to your previous medical provider on your behalf. The benefit of transferring your records before your first consult is because it:
  • helps your new doctor make responsible clinical decisions that may have to be delayed if the information is not available,
  • means we have a history of your medications and relevant diagnosis, so we can continue to provide prescriptions,
  • can help ensure we do not “over-service” or refer you for something you have already done and;
  • also tells our doctors which specialists you have seen previously and may prefer to see again.
*Please remember that without your medical history, the doctors may not be able to provide you with some services or may be forced to refuse your requests.
Service Areas
Our Gap medical centre welcomes patients from all nearby areas. With our doctors happy to see patients from Ashgrove, Bardon, Keperra and Upper Kedron, as well as any tourists.
If you have attended one of the Ashgrove family medical centres or any other doctors surgery, remember to transfer your medical records. So your health information is kept together and up-to-date.
Other Sister Medical Centres?

Other Family Practice Medical Centres

Is our medical practice in The Gap (West Brisbane) not near you? Try one of our sister medical centres.

(30kms) Family Practice at Kallangur

(37kms) Family Practice Plus Dakabin

(41kms) Family Practice at Burpengary
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Parking

Free off-street parking is available.
The Gap Family Practice Medical Centre is located at The Gap Village Shopping Centre. You can enter our car park from Waterworks Road via the Shopping Centre entrance. We are located outside the main complex, next to McDonalds. Follow the “Doctors” signs.




Public Transport

Bus stops are available directly outside the medical centre on Waterworks Road.
Bus Route: 362, 380, 385
Visit translink to plan your journey.

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