Proud to of­fer many ser­vices

South Burnett Times - - TOWN PROUD -

THE Lady Bjelke- Pe­tersen Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal staff are proud to able to of­fer the South Bur­nett com­mu­nity so many dif­fer­ent ser­vices that the com­mu­nity would have oth­er­wise have to travel for.

Di­rec­tor of clin­i­cal ser­vice Michael Bishop said Kin­garoy and the South Bur­nett were lucky to have the range of ser­vices avail­able at the hos­pi­tal.

Dr Damien O’Brien is an eye sur­geon and physi­cian who vis­its Kin­garoy on a reg­u­lar ba­sis for three days ev­ery month.

He pro­vides cataract and ptery­gym surgery as well as in­trav­it­real in­jec­tions for mac­u­lar de­gen­er­a­tion, reti­nal vein oc­clu­sion and di­a­betes mel­li­tus.

He can also do YAG laser treat­ment for glau­coma; cap­su­lo­tomy and iri­do­tomy.

Dr Ab­hishek Sharma joined the hos­pi­tal in April 2017 he is a vis­it­ing oph­thalmic sur­geon spe­cial­is­ing in reti­nal con­di­tions.

He also con­sults at the Queens­land Eye In­sti­tute and op­er­ates at the South Bank Day Hos­pi­tal, both lo­cated at South Bris­bane.

He is a vis­it­ing med­i­cal of­fi­cer with Queens­land Health and is a se­nior lec­turer with the School of Medicine at the Univer­sity of Queens­land.

Dr Iman An­toun is con­sul­tant gen­eral and la­paro­scopic sur­geon and is a vis­it­ing spe­cial­ist.

Dr An­toun vis­its Kin­garoy once a fort­night, and will con­duct fort­nightly con­sults, sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures and fort­nightly up­per en­doscopy and colonoscopy pro­ce­dures.

Dr Tim­o­thy Lyon is a GP Sur­geon, Fel­low of the Aus­tralian Col­lege of Ru­ral and Re­mote Medicine and GESA cer­ti­fied En­do­scopist.

He lives in Kin­garoy with wife Re­becca, a lo­cal GP, and their two chil­dren.

He has a keen in­ter­est in en­doscopy and reg­u­larly at­tends work­shops and fur­ther ed­u­ca­tional meet­ings.

He is now pleased to pro­vide a pri­vate ser­vice to lo­cal pa­tients and their gen­eral prac­ti­tion­ers.

PHOTO: WILL HUNTER

EYE OF SER­VICE: Di­rec­tor of clin­i­cal ser­vices Michael Bishop from Lady Bjelke- Pe­tersen Hos­pi­tal.

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