With the progression of winter we have seen an exponential rise in respiratory illness. Unfortunately our staff have not been immune with a number succumbing to illness. As a result we have had to prioritise appointments with some routine requests (such as drivers licence medicals) having to be delayed. We apologise for any inconvenience and would ask for your patience at this time.
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 including blood tests & swabs. Alana is available for booked appointments 4 days a week. Dr...
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 the appropriate information that enables then to make informed decisions about their End of Life...
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 your doctor is subject to the rules and regulations set out by Land Transport, who will be informed...
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.