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Dr Miranda Bradley

General Practitioner / Family Medicine Doctor

As an experienced Family Doctor based in the Melbourne CBD at Collins Street Medical Centre, my patients appreciate the warmth, professional integrity, and open communication that define my medical practice. I aim to help my patients understand their own health so they can be well informed when making important health decisions.

 

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) alert

updated 17/02/2020

Please do not present to a medical practice without first telephoning ahead if you are concerned about Corona virus (Covid-19). 


Please read the below information from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.  Refer to website for the most recent updates:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/novelcoronavirus

If you have been in mainland China (excluding Hong Kong SAR, Macau and Taiwan) in the past 14 days you are advised to:

  • stay at home (self-quarantine)


  • avoid public settings - this means you should not attend work, school, childcare or university or go to other public places such as restaurants, cinemas or shopping centres and should not use public transport or taxis


  • do this for 14 days after landing in Australia (other than when seeking medical care).


If you have been in close contact with someone who has novel coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • stay at home (self-quarantine)


  • avoid public settings for 14 days after you last came into contact with them.


If you fall into the risk groups above and begin to feel unwell and develop a fever or shortness of breath, a cough or respiratory illness during your period of isolation (self-quarantine), you should seek immediate medical attention.

It is now recommended that testing is considered in people with a clinically compatible illness who travelled to any of the following countries in the 14 days before onset of symptoms:

  • Hong Kong


  • Indonesia


  • Japan


  • Singapore


  • Thailand



This list is based on the volume of travel between those countries, Australia and China, however, the risk of COVID-19 in these countries is currently thought to be low.

If you are concerned call the Department of Health and Human Service’s coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 for advice.

Please do not attend the GP practice without first telephoning ahead.

If you are not in any of the risk groups above, you should go about your daily life and travel and work or study as normal. 

What else can you do? 

  • You should pay close attention to good hand hygiene. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, especially before eating and after using the toilet.


  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue - or cough into your elbow. Dispose of the tissue into a bin and then wash your hands afterwards. 


  • Face masks are not recommended for use by members of the public in Victoria, although anyone who wants to be cautious can of course choose to wear one.


 

Medical Services

The scope of General Practice

I enjoy the broad scope of General Practice and will see any patient of any age who feels sick or has any type of health concern.  My patients come from different backgrounds, including those who live locally, interstate and also visitors from abroad. 


I have special interests in women's health, pregnancy planning, fertility and antenatal pregnancy care,  paediatrics (babies, children and adolescents), travel medicine and dermatology, including skin cancer checks. 


I am an accredited provider of antenatal "shared care" providing pregnancy care to women in partnership with the public hospitals. This model works well for women eligible for Medicare, but also as a cost effective form of care for international visitors who choose to deliver in a local public hospital.


See below for more information.

General medicine

All aspects of medicine

I am a medical doctor who is qualified in general medical practice.  I treat a wide range of medical conditions and health issues. I focus on the health of the whole person providing both physical and psychological care.

Womens health

All things women's health

Including but not limited to menstrual concerns, menopause, sexual health, Cervical Screening HPV Tests (previously known as Pap smears), breast issues, contraception, fertility, pregnancy care.

Family planning and contraception

Assisting with your contraceptive choices

I help you to explore the various options of contraception and help guide your choices.  I am trained in Implanon insertion.

Fertility & pregnancy planning

Helping couples plan pregnancy

Preconception discussion and assessment, to ensure your health is at its optimum before pregnancy. I will often organise blood tests, assess if any booster vaccinations are needed and discuss optional genetic testing.  For those who are finding it difficult to conceive we explore possible reasons for this, consider relevant investigations and may ultimately consider referral to a fertility specialist.

Shared Care (GP antenatal obstetric care)

Looking after you during pregnancy

Shared maternity care means that a woman's pregnancy care is shared between a public hospital and a doctor.   It  is a popular option of care for healthy women with a normal pregnancy. Responsibility is shared for the woman's care including communication and management of results and abnormal findings.


I am a shared maternity care affiliate with several Melbourne hospital networks.  These include:

Royal Women's Hospital (Parkville & Sandringham)

Mercy Hospitals (Heidelberg & Werribee)

Western Health

Northern Health

Eastern Health (Box Hill and Angliss)

For public patients having a baby this is a lovely way for a holistic approach to care for you before pregnancy, during pregnancy and then after pregnancy, supporting you in your role as a new parent.

I am also happy to see patients who may be visiting Melbourne and need an antenatal review.

Paediatrics /children’s health

Caring for your infants, toddlers, young children and teenagers

I have a special interest in children's health and welcome  the opportunity to care for your children.

Travel Medicine

Ensuring you are best equipped for your travel health needs

During our consultation we will review your travel plans and destinations and I will assess your travel health risks in those individual countries.  I plan and organise your travel vaccinations, provide medication or prescriptions such as that needed for malaria prevention and traveller's diarrhoea, and also discuss contents for first aid kits.  Travel advice for children is also given if applicable. Collins Street Medical Centre is an accredited Yellow Fever vaccinating centre.

Skin

Skin advice and skin checks

I have a special interest in dermatology. I perform skin cancer checks, perform minor skin operations such as mole removal or biopsies for skin cancer. If needed I arrange referral to a specialist dermatologist.

Immunisation

Keeping you safe from diseases

Collins Street Medical Centre provides all childhood and adult vaccinations that are on the Victorian Immunisation Schedule.  I also like to provide information to you about other vaccines that may not be on the free government schedule but are available privately.

Investigations and blood tests

Further investigating your health

If required I arrange further investigations to help with diagnosis and management of your medical issue.  Being centrally located in the Melbourne city there are many providers nearby to have further investigations done, or you may choose to have a test done closer to your home.  We have a Dorevitch pathology lab onsite.

Visitors to Melbourne

Accessing healthcare in Melbourne

Many visitors to Melbourne may not be familiar with how medical care works in Australia.  I am a General Practitioner (GP) which is also known as a family physician or family doctor.  Seeing a GP is usually your first step to access medical care here in Australia.    We as GPs are trained to assess and treat many common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. I also provide preventive care and health education to patients.

Please note that if your issue is considered very urgent or life threatening then it is important that you go directly to the emergency department of the nearest hospital, or call "000" for an ambulance to attend you.

 

FAQs

How long does my appointment need to be?

I prefer that all new patients have a 30 minute appointment.  With subsequent appointments a general rule of thumb is that a standard appointment (15 mins) is for one issue, and a long appointment (30 mins) is for 2 or more issues. 


Other appointments needing a longer 30 minute appointment booking include:


Shared care/antenatal care

First visit of a new pregnancy

Womens health (If only for pap/Cervical Screening Test and no other issues then 15 minute appointment is acceptable)
6 week "baby check"

6 week postnatal check

Travel Medicine

Mental Health Care Plan

Any minor operations will be planned with me at an initial consultation.

How do I book an appointment?

Please call Collins Street Medical Centre on 03 96546088 to book an appointment, or visit the Collins Street Medical Centre Website or click on this link to directly access the online booking system.  Please note that for any new patients I require a 30 minute appointment so that I can fully assess your needs.

What are your fees?

Please see the Collins Street Medical Centre Website Fees information page for more information.  Fees may vary depending on consulation time taken, type of appointment and if any procedures were done or medical consumables used. For medicare eligible patients there is a medicare rebate on the consultation fee.

Do you bulk bill?

Collins Street Medical Centre is a private billing practice.  I pride myself on my thorough medical care, and as such I take the time needed to fully assess and manage your medical needs.  I therefore am not able to bulk bill.

Will my insurance cover my visit?

For overseas visitors I suggest you check with your health or travel insurance company.  We require payment on the day and usually you would then claim it back through insurance.  I am able to write a letter to support this if needed.

Other FAQs?

Please see the Collin Street Medical Centre Website for more practice based FAQs

 

About Me

Dr Miranda Bradley
MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, GDFPD

I graduated from Monash University in 2001. I spent several years living and working in the United Kingdom and Singapore, before returning to my hometown of Melbourne in 2015.  I completed my speciality training in General Practice in the United Kingdom in 2007.  My other qualifications include a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (London 2005) and a Graduate Diploma of Family Practice Dermatology (Singapore 2012).  I enjoy all aspects of General Practice, and especially enjoy developing an ongoing rapport with my patients.


When not at work or chasing after my three young children, I enjoy sports such as basketball, tennis and snow sports, and also have an interest in photography.

 

Contact Me

Collins Street Medical Centre
Level 7, 267 Collins St
Melbourne, 3000
Australia

(03) 9654 6088

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