© 2020 by Dr Leona Yip

Personalised specialist medical care for disorders of the skin, hair and nails

Dr Leona Yip is an Australian-trained dermatologist and a Fellow of The Australasian College of Dermatologists

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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April 2020

 

COVID-19 strategic response update - IMPORTANT

 

Dear patients,

 

As part of our practice' strategic response during the current climate surrounding COVID-19, we will remain OPEN but with reduced operating hours so we can continue providing essential specialist medical care to all new and existing patients. 

 

Effective 23 March 2020, our interim operating hours will be MONDAYS and THURSDAYS only from 8am-4pm with new and review appointments available with Dr Leona Yip.

 

We are offering three options for consultations during this time:

  • Attending an appointment physically at our practice if your skin condition is not suitable for telehealth, AND you are well and DO NOT have COVID-19 symptoms e.g. fever, dry cough, chills, runny nose, sore throat, muscle aches; or have been close contact with an infected person; or recent travel requiring self-isolation.

  • Telephone or video consultation for new and existing patients. For patients from non-metropolitan Brisbane, Medicare rebates for teleconsults are available defined by Medicare's geographical eligibility criteria. Please check with reception at time of booking. Please note that teleconsults are not suitable for certain skin conditions or circumstances e.g. full body skin checks.

  • Postponing and rescheduling your appointment to the near future.

 

Please rest assure that our staff are taking all steps possible to help minimize transmission of COVID-19 and protect our patients. We have hand sanitizers that we request all patients use when entering our suite, but please note that we are unable to provide masks due to widespread shortage. 

 

If your appointment with Dr Yip is in the next four weeks, please ring us to discuss, confirm and/or reschedule your appointment to our new operating hours, or opt to switch your appointment to a tele- or video consultation. 

 

Thank you for your understanding as we strive together as a community to do what is necessary to #flattenthecurve.

 

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March 2020

Practice location listing on Google

Dear patients,

We continue to face ongoing issues with Google Business to change Dr Yip's practice address to Gabba Dermatology. Dr Yip has ceased consulting at Bulimba Dermatology since end of 2019. Please refer to the Contact page of this website for our correct practice location details.

 

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Telehealth consultations for interstate patients now available

Dear patients,

Due to a high volume of interstate patients who request consultations with Dr Yip, we are now trialing telehealth consultations to help minimise the need for travel to Brisbane to see Dr Yip.

 

Please note that not all skin and hair conditions are suitable for telehealth consultations, and requests for a telehealth consultation will firstly need to be assessed by Dr Yip with relevant information provided about your skin or hair condition before an appointment can be organised. If you would like to request for a telehealth consultation, please ring 07 3039 1300 or email your request to admin@drleonayip.com.

 

Please note that telehealth consultations are not Medicare-rebatable except for patients outside Australian metropolitan areas defined by Medicare's geographical eligibility criteria. A GP referral with your medical history is required and strongly recommended.

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Practice location update

From January 2020, Dr Leona Yip will only be consulting at Gabba Dermatology and will cease consulting at Bulimba Dermatology.

All new and existing patients are welcome to see Dr Yip at and/or transfer your care to Gabba Dermatology from then on.

For appointment bookings, please ring Gabba Dermatology at 07 3039 1300.

Please note that these are separate private practices, therefore any requests for transfer of clinical notes from Bulimba Dermatology will require a "Release of medical documents consent form" to be completed to facilitate this process.

Please note that Google takes weeks to update Dr Yip's practice location to Gabba Dermatology, so please refer to the "Contact" page of this website for reliable information about where Gabba Dermatology is located.

Thank you for understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience with this transition as we endeavour to make this as smooth as possible for everyone.