GPSI Doctor

WHAT IS A GPSI DOCTOR?

GPSI is an abbreviated term for General Practitioner with Special Interest. This means that the particular doctor or 'GPSI' has a particular interest or expertise in a certain area of medicine.

ACC GPSI 

Dr Doug Hill has a special interest in musculoskeletal (relating to muscles and skeleton) injuries.  He provides an assessment which is currently for ACC funded injuries under the ACC GPSI contract.  This service is available on referral from your usual General Practitioner to ACC, and ACC prior approval is essential.

  • GPSI's are able to access all diagnositic facilities available to secondary care clinicians (Specialists).  Clinical training for the GPSI's is provided by the Orthopaedic Consultants at Dunedin Hospital.
  • Under the GPSI service, patients are diagnosed and a treatment plan is made.  Patients referred to a GPSI receive high-quality, timely, efficient and effective care.
  • Patients referred to a GPSI are seen a maximum of three times, thereafter they are referred to a secondary care clinician, or returned to their GP for ongoing management.

Skin Lesion GPSI  

A skin lesion is a superficial growth or patch of the skin that does not resemble the area surrounding it.

Dr Doug Hill provides skin cancer surgery for private paying patients, and some surgeries are free under the PHO Skin Lesion GPSI contract funded through the WellSouth Primary Health Network.

  • The skin lesion GPSI has surgical skills and training for minor surgical procedures which in some cases may have been referred to secondary care clinicians (Specialists).
  • The waiting time is less which means patients are seen sooner and it also reduces hospital waiting lists.
  • This can range from a simple punch biopsy to larger procedures including reconstructive flaps.

If you are not a patient at Broadway Medical Centre then appointments for this can usually be made on referral from your usual General Practitioner.

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Dr Douglas Hill is an Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross for skin surgery.  For eligible Southern Cross members this means:

  • You don't have to pay for the procedure and then wait to be reimbursed
  • You don't need to send in a claim form - your Affiliated Provider will manage the claims process directly with Southern Cross

 

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