The Doctors Fred Thomas
Primary Healthcare Service
Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and skin tags. Ingrown toenail surgery is also commonly provided.
These conditions do not need to be referred to a hospital, perhaps saving you a long wait or a cancelled appointment when a more serious case takes priority.
If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations.
All of the GPs at The Doctors Fred Thomas offer the skin biopsy and skin lesion removal service, and if your insurance company is Southern Cross, this can be claimed directly through the "Easy-Claim" process.
(09) 972 9020
(09) 489 5597
COVID-19 : we want to help our patients get well and protect our staff and community.
In Levels 3 and 4, please do not present to the clinic if you are unwell without speaking to one of our staff first.
If you have cold or flu-like symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fever, runny nose or sneezing, please contact the clinic on 09 972 9020 to arrange a time to be swabbed by one of our team.
Swabbing is by appointment only. Please call us on 09 972 9020.
COVID testing is FREE - you will not be charged for your swab unless you are travelling out of NZ
The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is a priority for us, and so patients visiting for COVID-19 swabbing are directed to a different parking area, away from the main entrance. Swabs are carried out in your car where possible, and if an assessment is required, this is done in an isolation room.
This means that if you need to visit the clinic for another reason, for example your flu vaccine, you will not be exposed to any areas where COVID-19 swabbing is taking place.
Testing is a vital part of stopping the spread of COVID-19, and we are happy to be helping with this part of the response plan.
There is also a dedicated Healthline number for Coronavirus enquiries – 0800 358 5453. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
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This page was last updated at 11:45AM on December 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by The Doctors Fred Thomas.