Our medical centre is currently operating to reduced staffing levels and we are fielding a high volume of enquiries due to the current COVID-19 situation. Please treat our staff and health care professionals with respect during this difficult time, and check our website for our hours of operation, as they may have changed.
Our medical centre does not perform COVID-19 testing. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and are seeking medical advice, please book a telehealth appointment online. You may receive a call for your appointment from a private number.
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Diabetic Educator / Consultant Pharmacist
Karim has been working as a pharmacist for over 30 years, graduating with honours in 1991 and completing the Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1999 at the University of Baghdad. Karim has practiced pharmacy across 4 different countries, developing great communication skills with patients of many different demographics. Karim uses motivational interviewing with patients to achieve the most suitable outcome.
Karim's areas of expertise include identification of medication and lifestyle related problems, tailoring therapy according to patient's needs and beliefs, consideration of Middle Eastern diets and other cultures' diets effect on diabetes management and medication management review.
Karim accepts patients with and without referrals. Medicare care plans from GPs are accepted and bulk billed.
Patients without a care plan will incur a fee of $75 per session.
Karim speaks Arabic (all dialects) and English.
Monday to Thursday 8am – 8pm, Friday 8am - 5pm, Saturday 8am – 1pm
All other times including Public Holidays