The Heights Medical Practice team is committed to providing a holistic approach towards diagnosis & management of illness, whilst promoting health, wellbeing & disease prevention to all patients.
We accept patients who have:
- No Private Health Insurance
- Private Health Insurance
We have access to:
- On-Site Pathology
- On-Site Imaging
- On-Site Pharmacy
- Access to relevant specalists in all fields
Our Doctors can perform minor procedures for both simple to complex cases. This may include skin biopsies, removal of suspicious lesions, abscess draining, suturing, liquid nitrogen therapy, excision of cysts, PRP Injections and many more. Please ensure you tell administration staff if you would like to book a minor surgical procedure so we are able to book sufficient time for your appointment or speak with your Doctor at your next consultation.
Work Cover Consultations
Our Doctors can provide efficient & professional management of Work Cover related injuries. In the event of work related injury, our administration staff will alert our Doctor on duty, where all necessary medical support & treatment will be given to the patient that same day. Please advise administration staff when making your appointment that it is a Work Cover related matter.
Home visits are available for our regular patients whose condition/s prevent them from attending the practice. If you require a home visit, please call our receptionists and they will be happy to speak with one of our Doctors, to arrange a visit (if deemed necessary) for you.
We provide annual Influenza & Pneumococcal vaccines to eligible patients and to a cost of other patients. We also provide all childhood immunisations and our doctors are able to advise the recommended immunisations in conjunction with the NSW Immunisation Schedule. Travel vaccines are also available at our clinic, however provided at a fee. Travel vaccines will need to be discussed with your doctor prior to receiving your vaccine. Please keep in mind that specific immunisations require multiple vaccinations over a period of time, therefore you may need to plan these in advance of your travel.
Our experienced Doctors can provide care for women in every stage of their life. Our Doctors are able to offer routine cervical screening, advice, health checks and pregnancy tests. Please discuss with your doctor if you wish to book an appointment for any of the above screening, that way sufficient time can be booked for your appointment.
Check-ups can involve a discussion about your general wellbeing and overall health, re-assessment of new treatment, blood tests, assessing blood pressure, cardiovascular risk and many more. Prevention is an important part of what we do, and is the best approach to maintaining good health. Our Doctors can advise on all aspects of lifestyle to put you on the right path to an improved quality of life.
Smoking Cessation Support
The Cancer Council estimate smoking causes on average, 20% of the nations cancer disease burden each year. Quitting smoking can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding things a person can do. As soon as you quit smoking, there are already long-term health benefits. So come and speak to our Doctors about advice and support for quitting smoking.
Your GP is able to develop an individual management plan for mental health disorders. This plan allows you to access medicare-rebatable services such as a registered/clinical psychologist or other allied mental health services.
Chronic Disease Management Plans can also be developed which encourages a holistic approach to management that can identify your health care needs, services your Doctor can provide and identifies what you need to do. This applies to people whom have had a chronic disease for at least 6 months or it is terminal. If you are eligible, medicare benefits may also apply for allied health services.
Please ensure you book sufficient time for these appointments by advising our administration staff when booking.
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.
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