The Hunter Acute Injury Management Unit has been incorporated into The Heights Medical Practice for a new approach to the management of acute non life-threatening injuries. Our Doctors will look after patients from time of injury, through to recovery. This service requires NO REFERRALS. Simply alert our administration staff that you will be a HAIM patient and we will endeavour to organise an appointment, usually the same day (if deemed necessary).
Services that we have access to:
- On-Site Pathology
- On-Site Imaging (CT Scans, X-Ray & Ultrasound)
- MRI & Musculoskeletal ultrasounds will have to be referred out, however appointments can be booked at time of consultation
- On-Site Pharmacy
- Plastering, Back Slabs & Splints are also available, depending on injury type
Types of injuries we can manage:
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Simple to complex lacerations
- Nail Bed Injuries
- Fractures & Dislocations
- Crush Injuries
- Injuries to Tendons, Nerves & Arteries
Our Service is for:
- Individuals who have injured themselves in the community – Patients DO NOT need to be insured as we accept Medicare/DVA
- Individuals who have injured themselves at work and require acute treatment, on-going management and a structured return to work program
- General Practitioners who would like to refer patients with acute injuries
- Emergency Departments who do not have direct access to specalised hand and foot injury services
We have a comprehensive procedural room where we can provide definitive treatment.
We also have access to theatres if operative management is required for hands and feet.
Our Doctors have access to relevent Injury Specalists, Pain Specalists, Injury Management Rehab Consultants, Hand Therapists & Physiotherapists.
Our locally trained Doctors with years of experience, endeavour to promote and maintain good health through an holistic approach towards the diagnosis and managament of injuries.
Meet The Heights Medical Practice Team:
Dr Ulrich Liedvogel
Principal GP - BMed FRACGP
Dr Liedvogel is an experienced General Practitioner specialising in the management and rehabilitation of Acute Injuries. He is a thrill-seeker with a passion for adventure sports and has travelled to remote locations for Medical Locum and foreign aid positions to assist people in need. Dr Liedvogel is the owner and Principal Doctor at the Heights Medical Practice & Hunter Acute Injury Management Unit at Newcastle Private Hospital. As a procedural GP, he assists numerous surgeons in theatre operations including all Genesis Spinal Cord Stimulation surgeries.
Dr Liedvogel’s flexible approach to medicine centres around his beliefs that treatment options need to be customised to suit each individual, stimulating his interest in developing therapies available through research. He has worked with Genesis since 2016 with his primary interests being in musculoskeletal pain management studies
Emily is a medical secretary for The Heights Medical Practice and HAIM unit within Newcastle Private Hospital. Before becoming a part of THMP team, Emily worked at a pharmacy assistant, followed by a medical clerk within the hospital.
Emily previously studied nursing at The University of Newcastle, completing her AIN qualifications. Outside of work and study, Emily enjoys fitness, travelling, music, chai teas and spending quality time with friends and family.
Practice ManagerTricia is our Practice Manager, joining our team in 2017. Born in Adelaide and spending a good portion of her career within the travel and tourism industry. She has been working within healthcare for more than ten years. Firstly, as a Medical Receptionist with the Nelson Bay Medical Group, then relocating to Newcastle where she commenced employment with Newcastle Dermatology as a Specalist Medical Receptionist and then Practice Manager.
When Tricia is not working she enjoys travelling, experiencing new cultures & cuisines and spending time with family and friends.