Important - Staffing Update: We are currently working with reduced staffing across all staff groups. However we very pleased to assure you that we have three excellent GP's who are helping ensure we continue to deliver safe and effective care for our community.
Aberlour Medical practice provide a full range of the following services:
Apart from general medical problems we can help with your general health and the care of on going problems such as asthma and diabetes. For some of these conditions we have separate clinics, for others we simply see you in the normal surgery. You will be called for your annual screening on the month of your birth.
Pregnant women are looked after by the midwives attached to the practice. They hold an antenatal clinic on a Wednesday morning. The midwives will see women every four to six weeks. We share the care of a pregnant lady with obstetricians, usually in Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin. If there are no complications then there will be two visits to Dr Grays to see the specialist and to have a scan of the baby performed. Planning a pregnancy requires some thought and there are several things you can do to improve your health and that of your baby. The doctors or midwives would be happy to discuss this with you.
Our health visitor is available four days per week and she provides support and advice on family health. There is a drop in baby clinic held on the first Wednesday of the month which you are welcome to attend. To arrange an appointment with the health visitor, please telephone 01340 882107.
If you have a chronic disease such as Diabetes, Atrial Fibrillation, CKD, CHD etc we will include you in the House of Care initiative.
GPs offer a full range of contraceptive advice in the normal surgeries. To avoid unwanted pregnancies we offer advice to all age groups. If you require the morning after pill remember you have only 72 hours to see a doctor. The practice does not, at this time, offer a coil fitting service.
Certain small operations, such as removing skin lumps, freezing warts, or operating on toenails can be performed in the Practice, but this is dependent upon the availability of an appropriately qualified GP. Sometimes they will be done in a normal surgery or the doctor may agree another later date with you when we have more time.
The practice nurse, Fiona Brant, runs a clinic for women between the ages of 20 and 60. She advises on general health issues, such as exercise, smoking and drinking. She will check blood pressure, take a cervical smear, if necessary, and teach breast self-examination. Routine cervical smears are performed 3 yearly and you will be sent a letter when your smear is next due asking you to make an appointment.01340) 871210.
The men are not ignored! Please make an appointment with one of the practice nurses who will discuss health issues such as exercise, smoking, drinking, as well as checks of blood pressure and weight. Other tests, such as a cholesterol blood test, will be also be carried out if needed.