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General Practitioners




The experienced doctors at Hawthorne Clinic take pride in having multiple generations of the one family attending our practice and aim to tailor your healthcare to suit the varied and individual needs of your entire family. 


All doctors at Hawthorne Clinic are experienced in Women’s Health, however, there are several practitioners with a particular interest and additional training in this area. We offer a well woman check and encourage regular screening with pap smears and breast checks. We have practitioners skilled in Implanon and IUD insertion (including Mirena). We can provide advice regarding contraception, sexual health, menopause, sexual dysfunction and bleeding issues. We provide pre conception advice, antenatal care and post natal care. We promote cervical cancer vaccination to all women under 45 years.  Consultations are conducted in a sensitive manner and chaperones are available on request. 


The doctors at Hawthorne Clinic appreciate that Men’s Health is an important and often overlooked aspect of General Practice.  We offer a well man check and encourage regular health screening. 


We can provide advice regarding prostate health, sexual health, urinary issues, sexual dysfunction and mental health


Children have a variety of health needs and generate issues that span physical, developmental and psychosocial aspects.  Hawthorne Clinic provides paediatric care encompassing routine checkups and vaccinations, acute care and management of chronic conditions.  At appointments for scheduled vaccinations your child will be assessed for their growth, development and physical health.  Following removal of the 4 year old check by medicare we can offer a privately billed comprehensive 4 year old check with an assessment by both the doctor and nurse.


Most of the doctors and staff at Hawthorne Clinic are parents and can add a personal touch to the medical care of your child.  We realise the stress and anxiety created by a sick child and aim to offer the earliest possible appointment for a genuinely unwell child.  Our nurses can offer phone advice regarding your child if you are unsure of whether you do need to see a doctor.  


The doctors and nurses at Hawthorne clinic are staunch advocates of vaccination.  We offer scheduled booster, seasonal and travel vaccinations.  We also offer ‘catch-up immunisations for patients that have missed school based vaccinations or have moved from abroad.


We follow the National Immunisation Program Schedule 


Government and Private vaccinations are available.  Vaccinations available at Hawthorne Clinic are :


  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)

  • Diptheria, Pertussis and Tetanus

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Hepatitis A and B

  • Hepatitis A and Typhoid

  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – cervical cancer vaccination

  • Influenza

  • Japanese Encephalitis

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella

  • Meningitis A, C, W, Y

  • Meningitis B

  • Menignitis C

  • Meningitis C

  • Pneumococcus

  • Q fever

  • Rabies / Lyssa Virus

  • Shingles (Varicella)

  • Typhoid

  • Yellow Fever


Some ‘catch-up’ vaccines may need to be ordered in.  All vaccinations are stored according to strict guidelines and are available for purchase from the clinic.


Appointments for routine (scheduled, booster and seasonal) vaccinations are generally bulk billed.  Appointments for travel vaccinations will be charged at the usual consultation fee in addition to the vaccination cost.  We ask that all patients wait for a minimum of 15 minutes following their vaccination to ensure appropriate care is available should there be an immediate reaction to the vaccination. We offer flu clinics for influenza vaccination during the lead up to the flu season each year.   



We offer management of contraception (including Implanon and IUD insertion) and pre conception advice.  We promote screening of sexually transmitted infections and offer advice regarding their transmission and treatment.  We can help you manage sexual dysfunction.   At Hawthorne Clinic we assure you a sensitive environment and discretion at all times. 


All the doctors at Hawthorne Clinic have been additionally trained in Mental Health.  We offer diagnosis and management of common mental health issues and can facilitate your care under a psychologist.  A Mental Health Plan under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative (for recognised mental health diagnoses) is available to patients with a diagnosed mental health condition.  


Please note that a mental health plan is not just a referral and you must qualify under strict criteria to receive a plan.  You will be required to attend a longer consultation and the plan will be billed through Medicare as a mental health item. 


From your decision to conceive to following your delivery the doctors at Hawthorne Clinic will assist you in maintaining your health during and after your pregnancy.  We offer pre conception advice and checkups.  We are aligned with the Mater Mothers Hospital and can provide shared care to the Mater Mothers, Redlands Hospital and the Royal Brisbane Hospital.  We have a wide referral base for private patients to obstetricians at the Mater Mothers Private Hospital, Greenslopes, Sunnybank and Wesley Maternity Hospitals. 


The doctors and nurses at Hawthorne clinic will assist your transition into your post natal period and can provide advice and guidance regarding mental health, feeding and settling, routine postpartum checkups and management of any complications that may arise for mother or baby.  We refer to the Belmont Private Postnatal Depression Unit and to the PA Mental Health Unit and to the Mater Mothers' Parenting Support Centre.


All doctors at Hawthorne Clinic offer skin cancer checks, skin cancer treatment, and minor procedures. Dr Brad Smith has a special interest in this field and have extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. 


We offer diagnosis of suspicious lesions via punch biopsy, shave biopsy or total excision. Following diagnosis you may be treated with a topical treatment (Efudix, Aldara or Picato), cryotherapy, electrocautery under local anaesthetic or further excision and suture.


Minor procedures and skin cancer removal are carried out in our treatment room after an initial consultation with a doctor.  All procedures will incur an out of pocket additional fee. Should any further treatment of your skin cancer be required (via General or Plastic Surgeon), we will facilitate your ongoing care. 

Chronic disease is becoming a large part of healthcare in Australia. The doctors and nurses at Hawthorne Clinic promote screening and prevention of chronic disease and early diagnosis and management


Hawthorne Clinic has a dedicated chronic disease nurse who coordinates the care of our patients with complex medical issues to ensure that the best quality health care is received.  We offer General Practice Management Plans (GPMP) and Team Care Arrangement (TCA) referrals for patients who require a structured approach to care.  TCA referrals are available for patients with complex chronic medical needs that require a multidisciplinary team care approach.  The multidisciplinary team must involve a General Practitioner and at least 2 other health care providers.  These are not simply referrals for chronic conditions. 


After initial consultation with the doctor an appointment is made with our chronic disease nurse.  Plans are reviewed regularly and whenever your care needs change.


TCA referrals are only made to allied health practitioners that will contribute directly to management of your chronic medical condition.  Allied health care providers that can be referred to from our clinic are:


  • Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Health Practitioners

  • Audiologists

  • Diabetic Educators

  • Dieticians

  • Exercise Physiologists

  • Mental Health Workers

  • Podiatrists

  • Physiotherapists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Speech Pathologists


We also often liaise with your pharmacist to ensure that your medications are being delivered in the most acceptable and safe way.  


Hawthorne Clinic offers general travel health advice, vaccination planning and treatment on your return.  We are a registered Yellow Fever Clinic.  We encourage you to see us well before your departure date so that you are covered by your vaccinations in time for your travel. 


Travel vaccinations available for purchase at Hawthorne Clinic are :


  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)

  • Cholera

  • Diptheria, Pertussis and Tetanus

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Hepatitis A and B

  • Hepatitis A and Typhoid

  • Influenza

  • Japanese Encephalitis

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella

  • Meningitis A, C, W, Y

  • Meningitis B

  • Meningitis C

  • Pneumococcus

  • Rabies / Lyssa Virus

  • Typhoid

  • Yellow Fever


Medication for malaria prevention (Malarone) is available for purchase from Hawthorne Clinic.

We encourage you to visit


prior to your departure.

Travel health consultations are privately billed and travel vaccination consultations are privately billed in addition to the vaccination cost. 

  • Wound care and laceration repair

  • Skin excisions and skin biopsy

  • Cryotherapy

  • Foreign body removal

  • Toenail removal

  • Fracture casting

  • Implanon and IUD insertion and removal 




Hawthorne Clinic welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. We are registered with Closing the Gap and aim to provide a culturally sensitive approach to your healthcare. We offer annual ATSI health checks. 



Hawthorne Clinic welcomes all DVA patients and we work closely with local agencies to ensure optimal health care is offered to all our veterans. Our chronic disease nurse will facilitate all aspects of DVA medical care. 


The Doctors at Hawthorne Clinic do see patients with workplace injuries and Workcover claims. We can liaise with Workcover to ensure your complete treatment and safe return to work. 


Please note that Workcover will not be billed directly. It is the patient’s responsibility to pay all medical fees incurred and then to claim their expenses from Workcover.  

  • ECG

  • 24 hour blood pressure monitoring

  • Spirometry

  • Urinalysis

  • Pregnancy Testing

  • Hearing assessments 

  • INR / warfarin monitoring 

  • Q fever testing