Women's Health Clinic Gold Coast
Health HQ Southport

Female doctors Southport

Dr Nora Cadman

Dr Nora Cadman - MBBS FRACGP Cert FPAA

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Dr Cadman has a special interest in whole patient care, but has particular expertise in women's health including the new Cervical Screening Test (see below), antenatal care, sexual health, polycystic ovary syndrome, menopause, period problems, breast care and genitourinary problems.

See Dr Cadman's full profile on the Health HQ staff page.

Dr Sally Kervison

Dr Sally Kervison - LLB (UNSW), MBBS (USYD), MPH (Occ Hlth) Grad Dip Fam Med (Monash)

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Dr Sally Kervison has postgraduate qualifications in occupational health (Master of Public Health), a Diploma of family medicine, a family planning national certificate (FPAA NSW).

Dr Kervison is interested in all aspects of women's health including safe contraception using the contraceptive implant that suits the patient best, choosing from the available recommended intrauterine devices (IUDs) such as copper and hormonal release (Levonorgestrel).

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Dr Fiona Burnell

Dr Fiona Burnell PhD (UNSW), MBBS (Griff), FRACGP

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Dr Fiona Burnell is a GP (general practitioner) with a special interest in women's health.
Dr Burnell offers IUD insertion including the copper IUD and hormonal IUD (using Levonorgestrel) and all major brands and types of contraceptive implant (see more IUD information from the Better Health website).

See Dr Burnell's full profile here.

IUD Insertion

Family planning and contraception are vital considerations in any woman’s life and it is important that current and up to date information on all contraception methods is available to our female patients.
Often the most appropriate method will change over a woman’s lifetime and sometimes there are complex medical conditions that must be taken into account when determining the contraception method of choice.
Dr Fiona Burnell is a women's health research scientist who is also a GP and Health HQ is lucky to have her on our staff. She is very interested in the safety and efficacy of the different IUD devices and is very qualified to give her patients the best advice as to which IUD is best for them. She gives expert advice on all available female contraception methods including oral, barrier, injection, vaginal ring, implant, IUD and IUS with her patients.

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Cervical Screening Test

The Cervical Screening Test is a new test that has been available in Australia since December 2017. It replaces the old Pap Smear test. It is designed to detect the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) that has now been shown to cause over 99% of all cases of cervical cancer.
See World Health Organisation fact sheet.

The Cervical Screening Test is very sensitive and accurate and in many circumstances once a woman has had a clear result, the test will remain valid for 5 years.

The Health HQ women's health doctors and nursing staff are very happy to discuss and explain this new test further as it is a very exciting development for women's health aimed at finding abnormalities much earlier that the previous pap smear test.

If you have any further questions see the Australian Govts Dept. of Health website National Cervical Screening Program which is very informative.

Menopause and Hormone Therapy

Over the previous three decades we have seen medical advice change dramatically regarding how best to manage the Menopause.
Dr Nora Cadman is a member of the Australasian Menopause Society and welcomes the opportunity to discuss your personal needs during this transition period in your life.

Menstrual and Period Concerns

Abnormal bleeding and irregular periods can sometimes be an indication that a further assessment of your health is indicated. If you are experiencing an alteration in period cycle please make a Womens Health appointment so any bleeding or irregular menstruation can be more fully explored.

Pregnancy and fertility

Cartoon image of 3 women, one baby and one toddler on woman is pregnant

Health HQ cares for women both in helping to prevent cancer and by caring for you and your child during and after pregnancy

If you are nearing the time where you would like to consider a future pregnancy, or if you have been trying to conceive and would like more information regarding medical care and advice during pregnancy please make an appointment to discuss this at our women's health clinic.

Antenatal and Postnatal care

Antenatal pregnancy care as well as postnatal care encompass some of the most exciting and challenging times in a woman’s life.
Health HQ's women's health doctors are experienced and are able to guide you through this exciting time as you either prepare for the new addition to your family or need to learn more about your baby's health after the birth.

Sexual health

If you are concerned in any way regarding sexual health issues our female doctors will spend the time to investigate any concerns fully and will provide appropriate advice and treatment for all sexual health issues.

Breast Care and Breast Screening

Women are encouraged to learn Breast Self Examination, and after the age of 50 are encouraged to undergo a Breast Screen examination with Breast Screen Queensland.
If you have detected any symptom of concern, or just wish for a health professional to check your breast examination, please make an appointment for a Womens Health Check.