To safeguard community wellness during the relaxing of restrictions phase of the Covid - 19 pandemic we have moved to a mixed telehealth and face to face consultation model, you can book telephone appointments online or telephone and face to face appointments by calling the surgery.
If you are having a telephone appointment your GP will phone you at your appointment time and they will conduct the consultation with you over the phone. If you are having a face to face appointment with your GP you will come into the surgery. We are practising social distancing in the surgery, our reception staff will direct you where to wait for your appointment, when you arrive.
Our nurses are doing dressings, INRs, immunisations and health assessments.
We have suspended the kids walk in clinic between 9am and 10am every morning until Covid - 19 restrictions are lifted, to stop crowding at the surgery, where we are practising social distancing. Please call to make an appointment for your child. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
We do not want a minor ailment to become serious illness and it is more important than ever that we keep our patients with chronic disease in optimum health.
We also recognise the huge stress that social distancing has placed on many households both financially and emotionally and we are here to support all our patients through this incredibly difficult time.
We have plenty of appointments available with all our GPs. Please do not hestitate to book one on line or by calling the surgery.
Avalon Family Medical Practice has been providing high-quality medical services to the Avalon Beach area for over 50 years. We offer you a fully comprehensive general practice.
We aim to provide you with the very best that modern medicine can offer, whilst retaining the traditional medical practice values of continuing care and communication. Prevention is the best medicine and we often incorporate aspects of prevention in consultations.
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Sat: 9.00am – 11.00am
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed
YOUR GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
All our Doctors are trained for general practice and are vocationally registered as GPs with the Health Insurance Commission. They are involved in continuing medical education, updating their medical skills is part of their commitment to offering you a quality general practice.
MEET OUR TEAM
Dr. Jeff Cavanaugh. Practice Principal. Practicing as a GP for 35 years, 25 years in Avalon before that in Goulburn and University of NSW. All aspects of General Practice with special Interests in treatment of skin cancers. Available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, some Tuesdays and some Saturdays.
Dr. Paul Klemes. Practicing for 27 years in General Practice – Central Coast, Murwillumbah, Narrabeen, Macquarie Island, Clovelly, Canada, and now 17 years in Avalon. All aspects of General Practice. Available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and some Saturdays
Dr. Ceri Cashell. 15 years in General Practice – Edinburgh, Belfast and 6 years in Avalon. Enjoys all aspects of General Practice. Available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, some Thursdays and some Saturdays.
Dr. Sharron Davis. Practicing for 20 years. Aboriginal Medical Service, Redfern, Avalon, Dee Why, Fairlight. Past Lecturer at University of Sydney (Clinical Medicine). Special Interests: Women’s Health including Shared Antenatal Care, Implanon insertion, Preventative Health, Mental Health, First Nation’s and Indigenous Peoples Health Issues. Children and Babies. Available on Tuesday, Thursday and some Saturdays.
Dr. John Eccles. 40 years a GP in Avalon, 20 years in the Childrens Hospital Network, currently at Bear Cottage, Manly. Paediatrics, all aspects of General Practice. Available on Monday and Friday all day, Wednesday morning, and Thursday afternoon and some Saturdays
Dr. Virginia Solomon. Practicing as GP for 26 years, in Balmain and Bondi and now in Avalon since January 2019. Practicing all areas of GP with special interests in women and children’s health, including Shared Antenatal Care at Northern Beaches Hospital. Available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and some Saturdays.
Dr. Michelle Howland. Practicing for 20 years in General Practice and the last 3 years in Avalon. Enjoys all aspects of General Practice with special interest in Women’s Health. Available on Tuesday and Friday.
Dr Richard Kind. Having initially trained as a GP in the UK, he and his family relocated to Avalon in 2018. He enjoys and is skilled in all aspects of general practice, with a particular interest in men’s health and chronic disease. Available from February 2020, Monday and Friday all day, Wednesday afternoon and most Saturdays.
Jacqueline Scott RN.
Registered nurse/midwife for 30 years the last 10 years as PN at AFMP.
Joanne Kind RN PGCE.
Registered nurse for 15 years. Practice Nurse for 5 years. Practice Nurse qualification in 2015.
Julie Anne Farrell RN.
Trained at Mona Vale District Hospital from 1972-1976. Has worked at AFMP as PN on a casual holiday/other cover for 8 years.
Fluvax is available early to mid April. Further details to come, please check our website for regular updates.
All general and emergency primary medical care, as well as the following:
Please note: instruments used by this surgery are either disposable or are steam autoclaved after each use.
APPOINTMENT & FEES
Appointments are scheduled at 15-minute intervals. Please let us know if the matter is urgent, or if you require a longer consultation, e.g. insurance medicals, check-ups, travel advice, counselling or if multiple problems are to be discussed.
If more than one person needs to be seen, separate appointments need to be booked. This helps us to keep appointments running to schedule. Emergency appointments will always be accommodated on the day. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please phone and let us know as early as possible, so that we can re-schedule and use your appointment for another patient.
New patients are welcome at our practice.
We're a private billing practice. For standard consultation and a longer consultation, please refer to the pricing below. Other pricing available on request from Reception or your GP.
Different fees and rebates apply to procedures, health assessments and care plans.
Under 20 mins
Medicare Rebate $38.20
Out Of Pocket $46.80
Between 20 and 40 mins
Medicare Rebate $73.95
Out Of Pocket $66.05
VERY LONG CONSULTATION
Over 40 mins
Medicare Rebate $108.85
Out Of Pocket $91.15
The practice ensures the confidentiality of all patient’s personal health information. We welcome suggestions from patients about how our services to you might be improved.
FIND US HERE
Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 11.00am
Closed on Sunday and public holidays.
When we are closed and after 6pm weekdays and 12pm Saturdays, we are covered by the National Home Doctor's Service who can be contacted on 13 74 25 or the Urgent Care Centre at Mona Vale Hospital, phone (02) 9998 0333.