Dr Taiye Oguns
Taiye commenced her work at the National Health Co-op as a registered General Practitioner in 2012, following extensive work experience and training in Nigeria and South Africa.
Taiye obtained her primary medical degree from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She obtained a Master of Medicine in Family Medicine from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Taiye is also a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, holds an AMC certificate and has a Certificate in Women’s Health.
AREAS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST: Women’s Health.
Dr Pushpani Herath
Pushpani commenced her employment at the National Health Co-op as a registered General Practitioner in 2013, following extensive work experience and training in Sri Lanka and the USA.
Prior to joining the National Health Co-op, Pushpani practiced as a Research Officer at Australian National University.
Pushpani obtained her medical degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura in Sri Lanka, and a Master of Health Science and Neuroscience from University of Texas at Arlington, USA. Pushpani also holds an AMC certificate and an FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors. Pushpani obtained her PhD at the Australian National University in 2019, focusing on the effect of long term medications on cognitive function in ageing.
AREAS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST: Women’s Health, Skin Checks, Mental Health, Aged Care.
A dedicated team of female clinicians
Half of our GP team are women and you can see a female doctor at every NHC clinic aside from Higgins. NHC members can bulk bill their appointments and access a broader range of procedures.
Over 65,000 Australian women are diagnosed with cancer each year and proactive screenings allow for early detection and action.
Our members can access bulk billed cervical screenings and skin checks and our doctors can help with further screenings for the likes of breast and bowel cancer.
Both Implanon and Mirena Insertions are available for NHC members. Speak with your GP if you’d like a professional opinion on which is best for your circumstance.
Implanon Insertions are bulk billed and available with select clinicians at every clinic except Yass. Mirena Insertions cost $200 (though some private health providers with reimburse at least some of this) and are delivered by Dr Taiye Oguns at Belconnen and Dr Pushpani Herath at Yass. All of our doctors can assist with Mirena removals.
Call us on (02) 6178 0400 if you’d like to book in for either of these procedures.
Dr Taiye Oguns
Dr Pushpani Herath
We’re here to look after both you and your child.
Whether it’s for health advice on family-planning, monitoring during pregnancy or postnatal care, our expertise covers all of the physical, mental and emotional aspects of pregnancy. All of our consultations are by appointment only, meaning you can have continuity of care with a great bulk billed GP right throughout the process.
If you’re sexually active you should see your doctor for a check-up every 6 months.
You can always speak to your doctor in confidence and they’ll take the time to listen and understand. Where appropriate, they can also help with screenings for chlamydia and a range of other infections.
Don’t tackle the challenges of menopause on your own. Our doctors can guide you through the process, help you understand what’s happening with your body, monitor the symptoms, and advise you on which treatment options are best for you.
Body changes that occur during menopause can also increase the chances of serious health conditions later in life. Your GP will track this closely, and where appropriate recommend health checks to make sure you’re protected.
Bulk Billing women’s health services in Canberra
We provide bulk billed GP services to members at our 9 clinics across the ACT and Yass. This covers standard GP appointments, health checks and many vaccinations, with just a few detailed procedures incurring an out of pocket cost. Non-members can access standard GP appointments for $70.
Affordable family healthcare
Unlimited bulk-billed healthcare for you and your family all year round as a member.
Bulk billed by appointment
Forget long wait times, get access to a bulk billed GP at a time that suits you.
More than a doctor
We are a not-for-profit, cooperative organisation. Members have ownership and ensure that the local community benefits.
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