Belconnen Doctors That Care
Belconnen Medical Centre is a medical practice located in the iconic Westfield Belconnen Shopping Centre. Established in 1999, Belconnen Medical Centre has grown to become a multidisciplinary practice providing a wide range of medical services, including skin checks, vaccinations, health assessments and circumcisions, in Canberra.
Belconnen Medical Centre is operated by a group of compassionate General Practitioners: Dr Nathem Al-Naser, Dr. Aparna Pilla, Dr Dikshata Rangaran and Dr Sally Tossoun. The doctors are supported by a dedicated team of registered nurses and administrators, including a full-time practice manager. Patient care is the No. 1 priority at Belconnen Medical Centre.
Happy and healthy patients living life to the full.
- To protect the privacy of our patients.
- To conduct ourselves with integrity and professionalism.
- To stay abreast of the latest developments in general practice.
- To operate in an ethical, non-discriminatory and socially responsible manner.
- To set the standard for Plastibell circumcision procedures in Canberra.
- To ensure the health, safety and ongoing training of our employees.
Standard Opening Hours
Belconnen Medical Centre is a busy medical practice that operates 6 days per week. Although walk-in appointments are welcome, scheduled appointments take priority. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to book an appointment with us on (02) 6251 8898.
- Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:30pm
- Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Our opening standard hours exclude Public Holidays (operating times will be published closer to every holiday).
YES, we bulk bill pensioners, healthcare card holders and children under 16 years of age.
Patients who are eligible for a health assessment (see below) will also be bulk-billed.
For all other patients, payment is required at the time of consultation.
Clinics and Specialised Services
Belconnen Medical Centre provides a number of specialised services and clinics in Canberra.
Dr Al-Naser performs male circumcisions in Canberra. He uses the well-known Plastibell Method to circumcise male infants between the ages of 4 weeks and 4 months. Dr Al-Naser has performed over 2,000 circumcisions in Canberra and NSW.
Skin checks are highly recommended in Canberra, which is relatively high on the UV index. Our doctors can detect and remove skin cancers that are problematic. Australia has a high rate of skin cancer (around 2,000 people die each year).
Health assessments (bulk-billed) are available for eligible patients. You may be eligible if you’re aged 40-49 with a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes; aged 45-49 years with a risk of developing chronic disease, or aged 75 years or over.
The Mirena IUD – a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system that prevents pregnancy for up to 7 years – is available from Belconnen Medical Centre. It can also be used to treat heavy periods in women.
GPMPs and TCAs
Our doctors are qualified to oversee GP Management Plans (GPMPs) and Team Care Arrangements (TCAs). GPMPs and TCAs are Medicare-funded treatment plans for patients requiring chronic disease management or care.
Our asthma clinic in Canberra provides sufferers with treatment and support. Our doctors will check your respiratory health and provide information on the most suitable asthma treatments (relievers and preventers).
Our seasonal flu vaccination clinics in Canberra are quite popular. Patients with an interest in obtaining the flu vaccine can book in advance via our reception area (we will notify you when it becomes available).
To learn more about Belconnen Medical Centre and the services we provide, please call our friendly team on (02) 6251 8898.