Dr Miranda Bradley
General Practitioner / Family Medicine Doctor
***NOW OFFERING TELEPHONE AND WEB CONFERENCE CONSULTATIONS***
Given recent Government Medicare rebate changes to support patients and General Practices throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Telehealth consultations now attract a Medicare rebate for all Medicare eligible patients and will be “Bulk Billed”.
All patients that book to see me are now required to book a Telehealth appointment first (phonecall or web conference). This may be sufficient for your medical needs and may save you having to attend the practice. If it is advisable that you need a face to face appointment we will try to book this at an appropriate time to reduce any risk to you and to our staff.
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
If you suspect you may have the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398.
Please note the Victorian Government has specified that testing for Covid-19 is limited to people who have returned from overseas travel in the last 14 days, those who have been in close contact with a confirmed case, those with severe respiratory illness such as pneumonia, and healthcare workers that fit specific criteria. These people must call the hotline and then attend a "fever clinic" at a hospital for testing.
For all other people with mild respiratory symptoms the Government advice is now to stay at home until your symptoms have resolved. Due to a limited supply of testing kits, you will not be tested. Please feel free to book a Telehealth appointment if you wish to have further medical advice and assessment.
Please do NOT present to a medical practice without first telephoning ahead if you are concerned about Coronavirus (Covid-19) or if you have any respiratory symptoms at all, such as cough, fever, sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, shortness of breath.
All patients who wish to book an appointment with me are now required to book a telehealth consultation first, and be invited in for a face to face appointment at an appropriate time if needed.
We ask that you please be patient as we manage this pandemic as best as we can.
Refer to below website for the most recent updates:
A note from me to you:
Covid-19 is here and we need to act now and take measures. We need to slow the spread so our healthcare system and our hospitals can cope with the huge volume of patients that will need to be seen over the next few weeks and months.
Please, if you are unwell, stay at home. Try to work from home. Practice good hygiene. It is time for social distancing. Avoid large public gatherings, don’t shake hands, wash your hands, don’t touch your face. Save masks for the healthcare staff as there is a limited supply.
If you have a simple head cold, stay at home. There is no cure for the cold. Book a “Bill Billed” Teleheath consultation if you wish to get further medical advice and assessment.
We need to reduce the spread of this virus and lessen the impact on our precious healthcare resources.
TELEPHONE & WEB CONFERENCING CONSULTATIONS
Please refer to below information under 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.
Telephone and teleconference consultations
I now offer telephone or web conferencing consultations for anyone in any location.
This is now a requirement for all patients who wish to book an appointment with me.
A Telehealth appointment is particularly useful for those who need prescription renewals, referrals, letters, certificates, investigations and ongoing monitoring of their medical issues. Prescriptions, referrals and investigation request forms can be faxed directly to pharmacists, imaging or pathology providers.
During your telehealth appointment, if it is determined that your medical issue requires a face to face appointment for examination or a procedure etc, we will try to arrange this at an appropriate time. This is so we can minimise infection risk to you and also to our practice staff.
Please advise the receptionists when booking that you would like to arrange a "telehealth" appointment. For existing patients you can book this online through the practice website.
Government guidelines regarding Medicare rebates are changing on a daily basis. There is now a Medicare rebate available for all Medicare eligible patients.
For patients who do not have a Medicare card, a private fee will apply.
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.
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
I help you to explore the various options of contraception and help guide your choices. I am trained in Implanon insertion and removal.
Fertility & pregnancy planning
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)
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)
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.
Please note that currently during the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospitals are keen to have pregnant women managed outside the hospital setting and Shared Care is a great avenue to do this. Many Shared Care appointments are now done by Telehealth with face to face appointments being minimised to avoid risk to patients. Please book a Bulk Billed Telehealth appointment if you want to discuss you pregnancy and your options.
Paediatrics /children’s health
I have a special interest in children's health and welcome the opportunity to care for your children. During this current Covid-19 pandemic I am also now registered with several hospital Emergency Departments around Melbourne. I am now able to assist the hospitals by providing you with a Bulk Billed follow up Telehealth appointment after a presentation to the Emergency Department.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
How long does my appointment need to be?
***Please note that due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, face to face and Telehealth appointment times and arrangements may vary.***
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
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 during the Covid-19 pandemic, all new patients need to call us for an appointment and are unable to book online.
What are your fees?
*****Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic there are many government changes to the billing structure in General Practice. Bulk Billing is available for Telehealth consultations for Medicare eligible patients. This advice is changing on a daily basis.*****
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.
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.
Please see the Collin Street Medical Centre Website for more practice based FAQs
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.
Collins Street Medical Centre
Level 7, 267 Collins St
(03) 9654 6088