Family Practice at The Gap

Connecting you with experienced and compassionate GPs.

Now Introducing Dr Ross Bourne. Learn More.
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  • Mon,Wed,Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Tues,Thur 8.30am – 6:00pm
  • Weekends Closed
  • Public Holidays Closed
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Address: 1000 Waterworks Rd, The Gap, QLD 4061
Phone: (07) 3300 0888
Fax: (07) 3300 9999

Make appointments your way

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.

Experience Matters

MEET THE DOCTORS

Dr Ross Bourne (Now Available)
Interests: Men’s Health | Sexual Health | PrEP | Minor Trauma Injuries | Musculoskeletal medicine | General Family Medicine & Child Health
Bulk Billing New Patients First Visit
About
Dr Ross 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. His interests in sexual health has lead him to pursue additional training as a PrEP prescriber and has 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 Will Patterson (Now Available)
Interests: Child & adolescent health | Sexual & reproductive Health | Diabetes management | Heart Disease management | Aged care & wellbeing
About
Dr Will is an engaging and highly experienced General Practitioner and graduate of the Queens University in Belfast, Ireland. He has worked in clinical and public health roles in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Dr Will is passionate about his work and has special interests in child health, sexual health, diabetes and heart disease. He strongly believes that diabetes is the greatest public health challenge and is keen to work with patients aspiring to improve their emotional and physical health. Dr Will is the newest GP to join us at The Gap Family Practice. Please join us in welcoming him.
Qualifications: MBBS, FRACGP, FAFPHM, Master of Public Health, Bachelor of Obstetrics, Diploma of Child Health.
Languages: English.
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. His keen interest in occupational health lead him to work with the mining and aviation industries as a medical advisor. Now he spends his time getting to know all aspects of his patients health.
Qualifications: MBBS, FRACGP.
Languages: English, Russian, Sinhalese.
Dr Uthpali Seneviratna
Interests: Mental health | skin cancer checks | Women’s health | Sexual health | Musculoskeletal injuries
About
Dr Uthpali enjoys the diversity of general practice. So her interest are board and far reaching, from supporting patients through mental health challenges to 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.
Dr Simon Ooi
Interests: Mental health | Adolescent health | Chronic disease management | Lifestyle management | Cognitive behaviour therapy
About
Since completing his medical studies in Melbourne, Dr Simon has spent more than 20 years practicing medicine in Australia. Being plant-based and an avid health enthusiast, Dr Simon aims to encourage patients to be their healthiest, both mentally and physically. He enjoys helping patients not only treat their immediate concerns but also assisting them to make the necessary and sometimes difficult lifestyle changes to overcome any barriers or challenges they face.
Qualifications: MBBS, FRACGP.
Languages: English, French, Chinese.
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.

Serving The Gap community for almost a decade.
Providing community care is about more than managing today’s symptoms. It’s purpose is to look 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
  • At-home remote care i.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.

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Service Fees

Children Under 16 Years
  • Bulk Billing
  • *A valid Medicare Card is required.
  • *Fees will apply for non-Medicare services.
Concession Card Holders
The following applies to DVA Gold Card Holders, and Concession Card Holders over 65 years of age.
  • Bulk Billing
  • *A valid Medicare Card is required.
  • *A valid concession or DVA card must be provided upon request.
  • *Fees will apply for non-Medicare and non-DVA services.
  • Standard Consult – $44.25 after Medicare Rebate^ ($84 before Rebate)
  • Long Consult – $52.05 after Medicare Rebate^ ($129 before Rebate)

Other services may incur additional fees. 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 walking-in, we recommend that patients call ahead if they have an urgent need.
Often we do have same day appointments reserved for urgent needs. 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, they will not 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 with us.
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, our doctors may not be able to provide you with some services or may be forced to refuse your requests.
Conveniently Located

Find Us Near You

Parking

Free off-street parking is available.
Our 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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