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Dr Sian Goodson

Special Interests

Women’s health, Contraception (including Mirena and Implanon insertion), Rheumatology.

Biography

Dr Sian Goodson is originally from the UK, and spent time training in hospital Medicine & Rheumatology, before embarking on a career in General Practice over 10 years ago. She joined Family Health in 2013, and enjoys all aspects of General Practice. Her particular interests are Women’s Health, including menopause management, and contraception. She inserts Mirena and Implanon contraceptive devices. Having spent time as a Rheumatology registrar earlier in her career, she also enjoys caring for people with arthritis.

Sian is passionate about education and supervises registrars in the practice. She has an extensive background in teaching medical students, and enjoys tutoring at the University of Adelaide. She represents GPs in the Northern Region of Adelaide on the Northern Region GP Council.

Sian has two school aged children, who keep her busy when not at work.

Qualifications

BMBS, MRCP, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP, FRACGP

Certificate in Post Graduate Medical Education

Quality assured

Our specialist GPs are registered with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. All of our doctors undertake continuing professional development.

Our doctors have varied areas of special interests and provide a wide range of services, in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Fee Increases

From July 2022, our fees increased by a small amount. This decision has not been made lightly and is necessary due to the ongoing discrepancy between operating a general practice clinic and low increases to Medicare rebates offered by the Federal Government. A full list of fees is available at Reception. Please speak with our team if you have any questions.

 Changing from Bulk-Billing to Mixed Billing

From 1 January 2022, our bulk-billing policy has changed. Bulk-billing will only be available to children under 16, health care card, pension card and DVA Cardholders for an appointment during regular business hours. For patients outside of these groups, there will be a small out of pocket expense for most consultations. We will continue to bulk-bill all Health Assessment and Chronic Disease Management Plans. This decision has not been made lightly, and is necessary due to the ongoing discrepancy between operating a general practice clinic and low increases to Medicare rebates offered by the Federal Government. A full list of fees is available at Reception. Please speak with our team if you have any questions.

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH ALERT

We are currently experiencing an unprecedented demand for our service due to COVID-19. For the safety of GPs, staff, and patients, we require all patients and staff to wear a face mask while in the clinic. We also observe social distancing >1.5m and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.

HAVE YOU TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

If you recently tested positive for COVID-19, please visit the SA Health website for up-to-date health advice on how to report and manage your illness.

ANTIVIRAL MEDICATION

If you have tested positive and would like to access antiviral treatment, please confirm your eligibility at https://www.health.gov.au/health-alerts/covid-19/treatments/eligibility#eligibility-for-oral-covid19-treatments

If you are unwell, have respiratory symptoms and a negative COVID-19 test, please arrange a telephone appointment with a GP, and a safe face-to-face review will be arranged, if required.

For your safety and convenience, we encourage telephone or video appointments (where possible). The Government has restricted Medicare GP telehealth items to circumstances where a patient has confirmed COVID-19 and is required to isolate under a state directive, or where there is an existing relationship with a general practice (i.e., the patient has visited a GP in the practice face-to-face in the last 12 months), children aged under 12 months, or patients who are homeless.

Please be aware that telephone or video consults may incur a private fee.

Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.