Monday - Friday8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday9.00am - 11.30am
Preventative Care is one of the most effective strategies in reducing the risk of more major health conditions and the management of existing conditions. Click on the tabs below for more information regarding each service.
High blood pressure can, in the long term, increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Reducing blood pressure can reduce these risks. Treatment does not always require medication. All adults should have their blood pressure checked annually or more often if it has been elevated in the past.
For more information, please visit: The Heart Foundation
For those who suffer from diabetes or other chronic medical conditions (e.g. epilepsy, osteoporosis, and severe asthma) our practice offers GP management plans to assist in the maintenance of your health condition.
GP Management plans enable us to identify problem areas in your health and employ strategies to improve those problem areas. By doing this we are able to refer you to a preferred Allied Health provider under the governments Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program. This program allows you to have up to 5 Medicare rebateable services per calendar year with an allied health provider. So instead of being out of pocket the total fee for this service you are eligible for a rebate from Medicare. Some providers will even bulk bill those under the EPC program. You will need to check with your provider prior to your appointment for fees and conditions.
For more information regarding incentives and allowances, please visit:
Medicare Australia – Allied Health Initiatives
This is a common disorder and often unrecognised, so please advise your doctor if you have any family history of diabetes. Some early indicators could be frequent urination and/or unusual thirst, rapid weight loss or tingling/numbness in fingers or toes. A simple blood test is all that is required to diagnose diabetes.
For more information please visit: Diabetes Australia Website
Our practice is committed to preventive care. We may issue you with a reminder notice from time to time offering you preventive health services appropriate to your care. If you do not wish to be part of this system please let your doctor or reception staff, know.
Dr Pam Rigby is a graduate of the University of Queensland and has been practicing in Gladstone for over 20 years. She was one of the foundation GP’s of our practice and has a reputation for excellent service. She has a special interest in women’s health, antenatal care, paediatrics and mental health.
She finds it’s the variety and challenge of general practice along with the relationships formed, that keep her coming back for more.
Dr Selman is a graduate of Baghdad University and has practiced in Iraq, Yemen, New Zealand and Gladstone.
Dr Selman provides quality services to the people of Gladstone including women’s health, paediatrics and preventative medicine. She has a special interest in obstetrics and gynaecology and is a favourite amongst children and the elderly for her kind and gentle nature.
Phone: (07) 4972 8689
Fax: (07) 4972 8052
Caring for our community through better access to an expanded range of services, better co-ordinated referrals and an efficient delivery of primary health care services.