AVOCA STREET MEDICAL CENTRE
 
130 Avoca Street Randwick NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9399 3335 - Fax: 02 9399 9778

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General Practitioners

Dr. Priscilla Wong

M.B.B.S, FRACGP
University of NSW
Interests: Family medicine, Aged care, Dermatology
Languages: Cantonese



2009 Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
2007 Diploma in Child Health (Westmead Hospital)
2007 Certificate in Sexual Health and Family Planning (FPA)
2010 Diploma in Practical Dermatology (With Distinction) (Cardiff University)
2012 Graduate Certificate in Mental Health (Distinction Av.) (NSW Institute of Psychiatry)
2012 - 2015 Examiner RACGP Fellowship Examinations
2019 Certified Health Informatician Australia
2019 Fellow Australian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
2010 - present Accredited Antenatal Shared Care Provider (Royal Hospital for Women)

 
For more details see drpriscillawong.com.au

Rostered hours
Mon9 AM - 3 PM
Tue9 AM - 3 PM
Wed9 AM - 3 PM
Thu9 AM - 3 PM
Fri9 AM - 3 PM

* Doctors are on rotating roster for Saturdays. Please call and check who is on duty.

Notices from Dr. Priscilla Wong :

Dr Priscilla is away from
11 June 2020 to 18 June 20202


Dr. Angela
Georgopoulos

Dr. Kien
Cao-Xuan

Dr. Mandy
Chuang

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TELEHEALTH

During this evolving COVID-19 period, Avoca Street Medical Centre advises all patients to self-isolate as much as possible. In particular we wish to protect the community's most vulnerable patients. We now offer bulk billed telephone consultations for all Medicare eligible patients whom have been seen at this practice in the past 4 years.

For patients who do not hold a valid Medicare card but have been seen at our practice in the past 4 years a pre-paid administration fee of $40 per 10 minute consultation will apply.

Avoca Street Medical Centre is currently unable to accept new patients.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please make a telephone appointment by:

  1. Calling 02 93993335
  2. Requesting a telephone appointment on a specific day with your preferred doctor
  3. Please leave the telephone number where you can be reached
Please allow a leeway of 2 hours from the time of your appointment. If matter is urgent or might require a face to face consult, please let staff know and doctor will call you back in between patients on the same day.

NOTE:

  • Please organise your own collection of prescriptions and referrals from reception desk between 8am - 1pm daily
  • Appointments are timed to 10 minutes - if a longer appointment is required, the doctor will rebook this for another date
  • Some items cannot be completed via telehealth and require a face to face consult. These include vaccinations, ear checks, blood pressure checks, and where specific examination of the patient is required. The doctor may rebook a face to face consult after an initial telephone consultation
  • Please respect that this is a limited service which many patients require, and be readily contactable on the day of your appointment.
  • Due to the nature of telephone consultations, we are unable to undertake chronic care for patients who do not regularly attend our practice. Please contact your usual provider.
  • Please check our COVID-19 PRACTICE UPDATES frequently.

TELEHEALTH WITH DR KIEN

Telehealth consultation with Dr Kien:

  1. Call (02) 9399 3335 and make a phone consult appointment.
  2. Please have these ready when calling Dr Kien at the appointment time.
    1. Contact details (street address, fax number and/or email address) of your local pharmacy.
    2. List of medications you need refilled.
    3. Name of specialist you need referral for.
  3. Dr Kien prefers consulting via WhatsApp video calls. Please install the app in your phone.
    Otherwise telephone will be used.
  4. The duration of the consult will be from 10 - 15 minutes.
  5. Dr Kien will fax or email your presriptions and referrals directly to your chemists and specialists. They will not be available at our Randwick office.
NOTE: Other doctors still work on-site at the medical centre. However, they will consult mainly via telephone. Face-to-face conusltations are limited to immunsation and special cases.

General Information
 

Childhood Infectious diseases


Chicken pox | Conjunctivitis | Gastroenteritis | German Measles | Glandular Fever
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease | Head Lice | Hepatitis A | Impetigo | Influenza | Measles
Meningococcal Disease | Molluscum Contagiosum | Mumps | Ring worms | Scabies
Scarlet Fever | Slapped Cheek | Whooping Cough


Chicken Pox
  • Time from exposure: 10 to 21 days, usually 14 to 16 days.
  • Symptoms: Slight fever, runny nose, and a rash that begins as raised pink spots that blister and scab.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, for 5 days from the onset of the rash and the blisters have dried.
  • How can I help prevent spread? Immunise your child at 18 months of age. Immunisation is recommended for children at 12 years if they are not immune.

Conjunctivitis
  • Time from exposure: 1-3 days.
  • Symptoms: The eye feels scratchy, is red and may water. Lids may stick together on waking.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, while there is discharge from the eye.
  • How can I help prevent spread? Careful hand washing; avoid sharing towels. Antibiotics may be needed.

Gastroenteritis
  • Time from exposure: Depends on the cause: several hours to several days.
  • Symptoms: A combination of frequent loose or watery stools, vomiting, fever, stomach cramps, headaches.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, at least for 24 hours after diarrhoea stops.
  • How can I prevent spread? Careful hand washing with soap and water after using the toilet or handling nappies and before touching food.

German Measles (Rubella)
  • Time from exposure: 14 to 21 days.
  • Symptoms: Often mild or no
  • Symptoms: mild fever, runny nose, swollen nodes, pink blotchy rash that lasts a short time. Can cause birth defects if pregnant women are infected.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, for at least 4 days after the rash appears.
  • How can I help prevent spread? Immunisation (MMR) at 12 months and 4 years of age.

Glandular Fever
  • Time from exposure:4 to 6 weeks.
  • Symptoms:Fever, headache, sore throat, tiredness, swollen nodes.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? No, unless sick.
  • How can I help prevent spread? Careful hand washing, avoid sharing drinks, food and utensils, and kissing.

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Time from exposure: 3 to 5 days.
  • Symptoms: Mild illness, perhaps with a fever, blisters around the mouth, on the hands and feet, and perhaps the nappy area.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, until the blisters have dried.
  • How can I help prevent spread? Careful hand washing especially after wiping nose, using the toilet and changing nappies.

Head Lice

Hepatitis A
  • Time from exposure: About 4 weeks (can range from 2 to 7 weeks).
  • Symptoms: Often none in small children; sudden fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), dark urine, pale stools.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, for 2 weeks after first symptoms or 1 week after onset of jaundice.
  • How can I help prevent spread? Careful hand washing; those that have had close contact with an infected child may need to have an injection of immunoglobulin; immunisation is recommended for some people.

Impetigo (School Sores)
  • Time from exposure: 1 to 3 days.
  • Symptoms: Small red spots change into blisters that fill up with pus and become crusted; usually on the face, hands or scalp.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, until antibiotic treatment starts. Sores should be covered with watertight dressings.
  • How can I prevent spread? Careful hand washing.

Influenza (Flu)
  • Time from exposure: 1 to 3 days.
  • Symptoms: Sudden onset fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, muscle aches and headaches.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, until they look and feel better.
  • How can I prevent spread?? Careful hand washing, especially after coughing, sneezing or wiping your nose. Immunisation, is recommended for children with chronic illnesses.

Measles
  • Time from exposure: About 10 to 12 days until first symptoms, and 14 days until the rash develops.
  • Symptoms: Fever, tiredness, runny nose, cough and sore red eyes for a few days followed by a red blotchy rash that starts on the face and spreads down the body and lasts 4 to 7 days.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, for at least 4 days after the rash appears.
  • How can I prevent spread? Immunisation (MMR) at 12 months and 4 years. Childcare/school attendees who are not immune may be excluded for 14 days after onset in the last case at the facility.

Meningococcal Disease
  • Time from exposure: Usually 3 to 4 days (can range from 2 to 10 days).
  • Symptoms: Sudden onset of fever and a combination of headache, neck, stiffness, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness or rash.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Seek medical attention immediately.
  • How can I help prevent spread? Individuals who have had close contact with the infected child should see their doctors urgently if symptoms develop, and may need to have a special antibiotic. Immunisation with Meningococcal C vaccine at 12 months of age.

Molluscum Contagiosum

Mumps
  • Time from exposure: Usually 16 to 18 days (can range from 12 to 25 days).
  • Symptoms: Fever, swollen and tender glands around the jaw.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, for 9 days after onset of swelling.
  • How can I prevent spread? Immunisation (MMR) at 12 months and 4 years of age.

Ringworm
  • Time from exposure to till illness: Varies (may be several days).
  • Symptoms: Small scaly patch on the skin surrounded by a pink ring.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, until the day after fungal treatment has begun.
  • How can I help prevent spread? Careful hand washing.

Scabies
  • Time from exposure: New infections: 2 to 6 weeks; reinfection: 1 to 4 days.
  • Symptoms: Itchy skin, worse at night. Worse around wrists, armpits, buttocks, groin and between fingers and toes.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, until the day after the treatment has begun.
  • How can I prevent spread? Individuals who have had close contact with the infected child should be examined for infestation and be treated if necessary. Wash linen, towels and clothing worn in the past 2 days in hot water and detergent.

Scarlet Fever
  • Time from exposure: 1 to 3 days.
  • Symptoms: Sudden onset sore throat, high fever and vomiting, followed by a rash in 12 to 36 hours.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, until at least 24 hours of treatment has begun and the child is feeling better.
  • How can I prevent spread? Careful hand washing. Sick contacts should see their doctor.

Slapped Cheek
  • Time from exposure: 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Symptoms: Mild fever, red cheeks, itchy lace-like rash, and possibly cough, sore throat or runny nose. Can cause foetal disease in pregnant women if they have not been previously infected.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? No as it is most infectious before the rash appears.
  • How can I prevent spread? Careful hand washing; avoid sharing drinks.

Whooping Cough
  • Time from exposure: Usually 9 to 10 days (can range from 6 to 20 days).
  • Symptoms: Starts with a running nose, followed by persistent cough that comes in bouts. Bouts maybe followed by vomiting and a whooping sound as the child gasps for air.
  • Do I need to keep my child home? Yes, until the first 5 days of a special antibiotic have been taken.
  • How can I help prevent spread? Immunisation at 2, 4, 6 months and 4 years of age. A particular antibiotic can be given for the patient and those that have been in close contact. The infected child should be excluded from childcare and school until 5 days after treatment begins. Unimmunised childcare attendees may be excluded from childcare unless they take the antibiotics.


Chicken pox | Conjunctivitis | Gastroenteritis | German Measles | Glandular Fever
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease | Head Lice | Hepatitis A | Impetigo | Influenza | Measles
Meningococcal Disease | Molluscum Contagiosum | Mumps | Ring worms | Scabies
Scarlet Fever | Slapped Cheek | Whooping Cough

Source: www.health.nsw.gov.au

The information in the above were collected from the internet,
either from government websites or from reasonably reliable health information sources.
They are for general information only and should not replace the need of seeking medical care during illnesses.


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