History of the Medical Centres
The history of our medical centres dates back to the 1980s when Dr Joseph Przybylko started consulting from the local shopping centre, then called Beefacres. Beefacres dates back to the 1950s and originally there was a deli, butcher, fruit and veg, hairdresser, chemist and a doctor. It was the local community centre that serviced the growing population of farmers and migrants. A lot has happened to the Windsor Village Medical Centre since then, but we are still in the same location and servicing our local community, with the aim to build a happy and healthy community.
Dr Przybylko established Oakden Medical Centre in the mid 1990s, after he purchased a local practice from a retiring GP. Originally the building was an office for the legume and grain packaging company "Anchor". Behind the office building (where the current retirement village is) was the factory, with sheds, silos and conveyor belts, not to mention the forklifts running up and down Fosters Road! Oakden has grown from a dilapidated single storey building to the state of the art medical centre it is today. Our final renovations were completed in 2013, with the majority of work being carried out by local trades who were patients of ours.
There are now five partners in the practice and we feel blessed to contribute to our local community on a daily basis. Who knows what the future will hold......
Both of our medical centres have attained full Accreditation through AGPAL. This means we are recognised as providing high quality medical care and you can be assured you are entering a safe environment, both for our patients and our staff. All accredited general practices have to be surveyed every 3 years to maintain their accreditation. Our next Accreditation survey is due in 2018.
Something we are passionate about at both our medical centres is training future generations of GPs. We have been accepted to help deliver the Australian General Practice Training program (AGPT) to Registrars (GPs in training), in collaboration with the South Australian Regional Training Organisation, GPex. The training the Registrars undertake while on this program, is the primary pathway doctors undertake to become specialist GPs, like the ones you may visit in our practices.
We also undertake the training of medical students in their 5th or 6th year of medical school at The University of Adelaide. The students that come to us usually haven't made up their mind yet about what they plan to specialise in, so we hope their time with us will leave a lasting impression on what general practice can offer them.
Research and Quality Improvement
Our practice participates in University research studies that aim to generate the evidence needed to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of the health care system. You might receive and invitation from us to participate in a research study. While we hope that you will agree, there is absolutely no obligation for you to do so. If you decide to decline any such invitation, this will not affect your care in any way.
We work constantly to improve the systems and processes in our practice to make your experience of receiving care as satisfying and useful for you as possible. As part of this, we use the Argus secure messaging system (https://www.telstrahealth.com/argus) to communicate electronically with other health professionals and organisations who are involved in your care. This replaces the use of facsimile (fax) which is an outdated and inefficient method of communication, particularly since we make and keep all of or clinical records electronically.
Both our practices are fully computerised with state of the art medical software. All patient consultations and medical records are kept strictly confidential, with only clinical staff having access to patients medical information. Our two clinics share all clinical and administrative records, so you can attend either surgery and know you are receiving continuity of care.
We have with us, both male and female Doctors who speak a range of different languages. See 'Our Team' to find out more about our doctors and nurses.
For your peace of mind, all our instruments are sterilised on-site using our own autoclave and in case of an Emergency situation,our highly trained staff are available along with oxygen & resuscitation equipment.