This clinic is committed to promoting the health and well being of all women and actively provides medical care and services that are specific to their needs. While this is reflected in the care of all four doctors our female GP, Dr Saeeda Saeed, takes a particular interest in women’s health. She is available from Monday to Friday and on selected weekends.
All women over 18 who have ever had sexual intercourse are advised to have a Pap smear every two years, even if they no longer have sex. If a woman starts sexual activity at a younger age, screening should start within two years of first sexual intercourse.
As the most common type of cervical cancer usually takes up to 10 years to develop, there is little advantage in having a Pap smear more frequently than every two years.
Your general practitioner may recommend more frequent Pap smears if a previous smear showed significant cell changes or you experience problems, such as bleeding or pain after sex.
No appointment is necessary. Just come in to see your regular doctor at the time that it is due.
We also offer a free reminder service to notify you of when your next Pap test is due. Please notify staff if you wish to be included in this service.
Screening for breast cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women in Victoria. Please consult your doctor for information regarding regular breast examinations (checking for lumps) or if you have any concerns. If you are aged 50-69, there is a free breast-screening service available to you on request. It is recommended that women 50-69 undergo breast screening every 2 years if they have no family history. If you have a family history of breast cancer, please advise your doctor of this.
Shared maternity care
Shared maternity care is an option for healthy women with normal pregnancies. It enables shared maternity care affiliates, hospital-based doctors and midwives to act as a team in the provision of each woman’s antenatal care. Responsibility is shared for the woman’s care including communication and management of results and abnormal findings.
Dr. Wilson and Dr. Saeed provide shared ante-natal care with some hospitals including the Royal Women’s Hospital, Northern Hospital, Mercy Maternity Hospitals and the Western Hospital. For more information or to express your interest, please consult your doctor.
Women’s Health Assessments
For women aged 40-49 years (inclusive), the doctors may recommend you undergo a health assessment if they believe you are at risk of developing a chronic disease. Chronic disease is defined as conditions which have been present or is likely to be present for at least 6 months such as asthma, diabetes mellitus or arthritis. Alternatively, if you have a family history of chronic illness that we do not know about or other concerns, please discuss the possibility of an assessment with your doctor.