Also in Aboyne Medical Practice:
Our health visitors run regular weekly baby clinics on a Tuesday afternoon from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.
Appointments are necessary for development checks, which are carried out at 8 weeks, 8 months, 2 years and 4 years of age and immunisations which are undertaken at the clinic.
Chiropody is available on Mondays for patients who have been referred by their doctor.
If you wish to check on an appointment or have a query you can speak directly to the Chiropodist on 013398 87826 or phone the receptionist at the surgery.
We are happy to give advice on all methods of family planning during usual surgery sessions.
All the practice doctors and nurse Vera Greensmyth give advice about contraception.
Coils and diaphragms can be fitted in the practice.
Emergency contraception - you have 72 hours after sex to get this.
Our District Nurses give care at home and will supply nursing aids if required.
You can contact them at Aboyne Health Centre on 013398 87828.
Our Health Visitor helps to promote good health. They give advice on general welfare matters to all groups of people, both at home and in antenatal, baby, teen and elderly clinics at the surgery.
You can contact the Health Visitors directly on 013398 87827.
When you leave hosptial you will be given a letter about your illness or operation and any treatment required.
Please deliver this to the surgery as soon as possible so that we can arrange any necessary continuing care.
The doctors do not routinely visit patients after discharge from hospital. If you feel you need a doctor to call please telephone on 013398 86345.
The following immunisations are advised for children and are given by the doctors or the health visitor.
If you are off work ill the first 7 days should be covered by a self-signing certificate (SC2) which should be supplied by your employer. After 7 days, you should see your doctor for a medical certificate.
If your employer requests a medical certificate for less than 7 days then a fee of Ł10 will be payable.
Practice doctors deal each day with patients suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, phobias and the like.
Where further specialist help is required, the practice works closely with our local Mental Health Team led by Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Phil Trotter.
We can arrange for you to see him for assessment and advice on care, or refer you to other team members such as the Community Psychiatric NurseVicky Skoll.
If you have problems with alcohol or drugs, we can arrange appropriate help.
We carry out certain minor surgical procedures. e.g. removal of moles. You must see a doctor for assessment prior to minor surgery.
Patients over 65 are seen by our health visitors or district nurses for a comprehensive review and check on their health and support service needs. These checks can be carried out at the surgery, at Bonty Court resource centre or at home when necessary.
In doing this we hope to forestall problems in care and health which may otherwise occur.
Our attached Physiotherapists Ann Chandler and Laura Chesser hold clinics at Aboyne and Ballater. Your doctor will arrange treatment for you if required, and if necessary.
If you have an appointment or wish to contact Ann or Laura please phone the direct number 013398 87825.
If you are planning a pregnancy, we advise you to see us at least two months beforehand for some relevant health checks.
All the doctors provide antenatal care in conjunction with the district midwives at Aboyne and Aberdeen Maternity Hospitals. Your antenatal check ups are done according to a set protocol by the midwives and a doctor.
We work closely with our health visitor to ensure children complete a specific programme of child health development checks and immunisations by age 5.
Our practice nurses will arrange any necessary immunisations if you are travelling abroad, and will advise on protection against malaria where necessary. This service is only available to patients registered at the practice.
Please contact us whenever possible at least two months before you leave to allow adequate time for you to be fully protected.
You will need to collect and complete a Travel Advice questionnaire from reception prior to your appointment with the nurse.
Please note that most travel vaccinations and malaria prophalaxis are not NHS services and attract a fee. Details of charges will be provided with the questionnaire or by telephoning the surgery.
Appointments are available with the Practice nurse on Wednesday all day, Thursday mornings and alternate Tuesday and Friday afternoons. If it is impossible for you to make either of these sessions you can make an appointment with the doctor during surgery times. Please make sure you let the receptionist know what your appointment is for so adequated time can be allocated.
A nurse led diabetic clinic is held on Wednesday afternoons. Education groups are held monthly between Banchory and Aboyne surgeries on Wednesday morning. Newly diagnosed patients are invited to attend these sessions.
Use this link to access the Diabetes UK website
The above clinic is run on a Monday afternoon. Identified patients will be invited to attend for review and advice.
A speech therapist is in the surgery on a Thursday and Friday. If you want to enquire about, cancel or rearrange an appointment please phone 013398 87826.