Nurse Prescriber

Alana has been a part of the Bethlehem Family Doctor team for the past 5 years, when she and her family moved to Tauranga from Rotorua. In 2021, she set her sights on higher qualification, training to become a Nurse Prescriber. Nurse prescribers are registered nurses who have completed additional training which enables them to prescribe from a schedule of common medicines for common conditions as well as making request for some diagnostic tests...

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End of Life Care

As a team we are experienced in providing comprehensive and compassionate care. We often work closely with Waipuna Hospice. It is our experience that we are able to help manage symptoms well. There have been changes to End of Life Care options. We are open to talk to patients about End of Life Care. As a practice we do not endorse active euthanasia. Even though we do not choose to participate in active euthanasia, we will ensure patients get...

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Needing a Drivers Medical?

Driver’s Medicals require a complete review of your past medical history, your medications as well as your current physical and mental health. They require time with both the practice nurse and doctor and as such cannot be squeezed into a ‘normal’ 15 minute appointment slot. Driver’s Medicals are not funded by government subsidy and therefore attract a higher charge than normal. When carrying out a driver’s medical...

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Bone Health & Fracture Risk

As we age our bones can become more brittle and fracture risk increases. A bone density scan is a good measure for assessing bone health. If you are interested in having this health check, please make contact with one of the clinical team for a referral. The cost of the scan is around $170.

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