We provide a convenient, accessible, and affordable opportunity to receive early detection, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and melanoma. We are committed to providing continuity of care and building long term relationships through high levels of patient satisfaction and service. Quality of service, superior health outcomes and raising community awareness of skin cancer prevention are our priorities. To enable early detection of melanoma, there needs to be regular self-monitoring and consultation including fully body examination with a doctor with special interest in skin cancer. If you are concerned about any moles or spots, come in and have them checked by our committed professionals.
The Ear Doctor
The Ear Doctor (also known as Ear Infection Cairns) is part of the Toogood Road Medical Centre and has been created to provide expert management of ear disease to the people of the far North.
Microscopic suction cleaning, also known as microscopic ear toilet, is the preferred method for cleaning ears that are blocked, infected or damaged though injury. Ear cleaning is performed using a fully equipped ENT microscope that allows the doctor to visualise the internal ear. This process relies on gentle suction rather than irrigation with water and is usually quicker than irrigation. As there is no moisture being introduced into the ear, it is a safer technique, and the preferred method of ear cleaning amongst ear specialists.
At the Ear Doctor the procedure is bulk billed, and no referral is needed. You may have to pay for the initial consultation, according to your circumstances.
Acute otitis externa or tropical ear is a common problem in the far north and at times very painful. This can be confused with Otitis Media or middle ear infection. At The Ear Doctor we can diagnose your pain and efficiently help with ear toilet (when needed) and evidence based medication, giving quick and sustained improvement in most cases.
Hearing aids interrupt the normal migration of ear wax out of the ear resulting in a wax build up. Our doctors are able to efficiently remove this debris to allow optimum performance of your device, we can help where your audiologist is unable to clear your ear.
A ruptured or perforated eardrum (tympanic membrane) is also common from a variety of causes, most cases will heal without surgery especially if careful microscopic cleaning and the correct medication are given.
We are also happy to help with children, and have developed management strategies to treat children with very little discomfort. Our policy is to never restrain any patient or child for ear treatment, and we are proud to make friends with our little patients.
Mastoid cavities, radiation damage (from cancer treatment), dermatitis of the ear , skin cancer of the ear and other more unusual conditions are also managed at The Ear Doctor.
Microscopic suction cleaning is performed by Dr Lucas Prove, and no referral is required
We don't vaccinate just to protect our children. We also vaccinate to protect our grandchildren and their grandchildren. Immunisation is a safe, effective, and simple way to protect yourself and those around you from vaccine-preventable diseases. The purpose of vaccines is to boost the immune system by exposing it to different antigens so that it can recognise and respond appropriately to them upon future exposure. Vaccines are an effective way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community against disease
It’s an expression we use every day, so it might surprise you that the term ‘mental health’ is frequently misunderstood. ‘Mental health’ is often used interchangeably to refer to mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia etc. According to the World Health Organization, however, mental health is “a state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community”. Mental health is complex with multiple factors and determinants influencing its status. The fact that someone is not experiencing a mental health condition doesn’t necessarily mean their mental health is flourishing. Likewise, it is possible to be diagnosed with a mental health condition while feeling well in many aspects of life. Ultimately, mental health is about being cognitively, emotionally and socially healthy – the way we think, feel and develop relationships - and not merely the absence of a mental health condition.
Mens and Womens Health
We want our bodies to last as long as possible and to perform as well as they can during that time. The best way to do that? Take a hint from your mechanic: Maintenance is the key. If you want to live longer and healthier you must take care of every part of your body. Make time for regular check ups. All aspects of your health can be managed at Toogood Medical.
Monday – Friday 8.00 am - 5.30 pm. Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays – Closed