Wholistic Family Medical Care

Our mission is to provide the highest standard of patient care whilst incorporating a wholistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness. We are committed to promoting health, well-being and disease prevention to all patients. We do not discriminate in the provision of excellent care and aim to treat all patients with dignity and respect.

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Family Medical Care

For Infants, Children And Adults.

Chronic Disease Management

Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis, Asthma, Airways Disease, Cancer, Palliative Care.

Women's Health

Pregnancy Care, Pap Smears, Women's Health Checks

Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine

Immunisations

Childhood, Adult and Travel Immunisations.

About Us

Bayview Medical Cottage was established by Dr John Berick 30 years ago. Dr Douglas Gock joined the practice in 1991. Dr Angela Bennett commenced in 2019. We are fully accredited with GPA Accreditation Plus. We have a full time practice nurse and four reception staff. All staff are committed to providing you with the best possible care. Our staff are caring and understanding.

Disabled Access
There is access suitable for wheelchairs through the main entrance of the surgery. There is also designated disabled parking at the rear of the practice. Please discuss any special needs with our staff.

Please click here to download our Patient Information Brochure.

Meet Our Doctors

All staff are committed to providing you and your family with the best possible health care and professional advice. Offering care in Family Medicine, Paediatrics, Child Health, Asthma, Diabetes and Immunisations.

Dr Douglas Gock

M.B.,B.S (Syd) FACRRM

Dr Gock graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1984.

After working in the Repatriation General Hospital Concord, Auburn Hospital and the Prince of Wales Children's Hospital, he commenced full time General Medical Practice.

He has been serving the community of Batemans Bay since joining the practice in 1991. Dr Gock has an appointment as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Batemans Bay District Hospital, a position he has held since 1994. In 1999 he was awarded a Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

Dr Gock practices wholistic medicine aiming for healing and the maintenance of well-being of the individual. Complementing conventional medicine, Dr Gock offers medical acupuncture and musculoskeletal therapies in his therapeutic approach.

Dr Angela Bennett

B. Med, FRACGP

I'm originally from Newcastle and graduated from Newcastle University in 1991. Much of my early working years were in Canberra, initially mainly in Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics. I started General Practice training in Canberra in 2002 with rural training in Bega in 2003. In 2007 I moved back to Newie where I worked at a small family Practice in East Maitland for nine years. Here I learned the value of continuity of care in a small town, and find it very rewarding caring for people and their families over the long-term. I can't pick any particular area of interest - the variety of General Practice is another drawcard for me. The opportunity arose to relocate to the paradise of this area 2016 and we are now here to stay. I have been working in the area since early 2017. When I'm not at work you'll find me walking the dogs, queuing at the markets, gardening or in the kitchen trying or inventing new recipes.

Staff

Practice Nurses - Adrianne and Vicki.
Receptionists - Maria, Val, Stephanie and Sue.
Practice Manager - Vicki Gock.

Practice Services

  • Family medicine
  • Treatment of chronic diseases
  • Asthma and diabetes care
  • Referral for specialist treatment
  • Travel Medicine and vaccines
  • Pre-employment/Insurance/Visa Medicals
  • Women's, Men's and Children's Health
  • Immunisations
  • Dietitian
  • Quit smoking
  • Mental Health Social Worker (Counselling)
  • Preventive Health Care
  • Workcover
  • Treatment of minor lesions
  • Acupuncture

Appointments

Please phone reception on 4472 4715.
Appointments are as follows;

  • Normal appointment times are for 15 minutes. If you require a longer visit notify the receptionist
  • A long appointment is more than 20 minutes.
  • A prolonged appointment is more than 40 minutes. We do have "book on day" appointments but they are for EMERGENCIES ONLY.
  • If you or a family member require an interpreter service, we can organise this for you.

 

Walk In Appointments

Emergencies do occur and they are always given priority. We use "book on day" appointments for emergencies. The practice receptionist and nursing staff will assess patients who walk in feeling unwell. Please notify staff if you feel you have an urgent problem.

Fees and Billing Arrangements

Payment is required at the time of consultation.

This practice does not routinely bulk bill. However, bulk billing is available at the discretion of your doctor, depending on your personal circumstances.

The schedule of fees is displayed at the reception desk in the waiting room. If you have difficulty with payment please discuss this with your doctor.

Payments can be made by cash, cheque or credit card. Medicare refund is available at time of payment.

After Hours and Emergency

On call cover is provided by Medical Officer's 24 hours a day, every day of the year, at Batemans Bay Hospital. After hours in an Emergency please call the hospital on 4475 1500 or 000. Our after-hours message contains these details.