Shared Maternity Care offered at Active Medical Centre Caroline Springs

Shared Maternity Care offered at Active Medical Centre Caroline Springs

Active Medical Centre Caroline Springs Shared Care Dr Irene Tan

Active Medical offer Shared Maternity Care, giving women the option to visit their local doctor throughout their pregnancy for care.

Active Medical GP, Dr Irene Tan is a female practitioner who offers Bulk Billed Shared Maternity Care appointments each Saturday – at Active Medical Centre’s Caroline Springs clinic.

Shared Maternity Care allows pregnant women to visit their specially trained and accredited local GP, who carefully monitors their pregnancy health and then shares that information with the hospital where the woman will give birth.

Shared Maternity Care is very popular with women who want to see one doctor throughout their pregnancy at their local medical centre, rather than attend monthly appointments at public hospital maternity clinics, which can have long waiting times and a variation of staff. By choosing Shared Maternity Care at Active Medical women can be seen by Dr Tan right up until 40 weeks, only needing to attend the hospital three times in the lead-up to the birth.

“Pregnancy is an exciting but also nervous time for expectant parents – each pregnancy can be different, which is why many want to build rapport with the one doctor.  Expectant parents need to know that there is a familiar face throughout their pregnancy – a doctor who can listen to their concerns and answer any questions they may have.” Dr Tan said.

“After our Shared Maternity Care mums give birth, the care continues. I am available for families who see me as their family GP, monitoring mum’s post natal health as well as the baby’s progress. Family care should not stop at birth, I believe in treating the whole patient and giving families the best chance of being and staying healthy. Understanding that a new baby brings on many changes for the whole family; I want the community to know I’m here to listen and help in any way I can.”

“We want Caroline Springs to know that they can access antenatal care in their community. They don’t have to travel outside of Caroline Springs. If expectant parents already have children, we can help make both you and your child feel comfortable during your visit. We have a carefully designed children’s area that is fun and provides developmental play opportunities such as role playing in our kid’s kitchen and freestyle drawing, which can stimulate their imagination and help develop their fine motor skills,” Dr Tan said.

Active Medical has pathology services onsite for all maternity-related tests. The Caroline Springs clinic has a friendly team of Division 1 Nurses, who support the Shared Maternity Care doctors with patient care as well as maternity immunisations such as whooping cough, and your baby’s immunisations after birth.

Active Medical is a family-run medical centre located in the heart of Caroline Springs. Our doctors are carefully chosen for their experience and commitment to patient-focussed care.

Active Medical Centre offers free Wi-Fi for all patients as well as onsite car parking at the rear of the building.

If you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, make a Bulk Billed appointment to see Dr Irene Tan for your pre-pregnancy health check or Shared Maternity Care at Active Medical Centre by phoning 9363 0954 or visit us at Active Medical Centre, 228 – 232 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs or at www.activemedicalcentre.com.au.