Medical Services

Lake Cathie Medical Centre provides comprehensive health management services and personal medical care to our community, including:

  • Skin checks
  • Biopsies and removal of skin lesions
  • Mental health consultations with our doctors
  • Pap smears and women’s health checks
  • Plaster casts
  • Venesection
  • Dressings
  • Immunisations
  • Healthy kids checks
  • Home medication reviews
  • Home health assessments for the over 75’s
  • GP care plans for patients with chronic health conditions
  • ECG
  • Spirometry
  • Venous doppler scans

For information about procedures performed by nurses (including baby health checks, PAP smears, injections, dressings and others) click here.


Lake Cathie Medical Centre is run by an experienced, friendly team, led by Dr Sam Nelapati.
Read more about the General Practitioners, plus our dental, reception, nursing and administration staff.


Appointments can now be made online for the convenience of our patients. Simply press on the Book Appointment button at the top of the page and follow the simple prompts. Alternatively, please ring (02) 6584 8899 to make an appointment. Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred time and GP, dentist or allied health professionals. Our staff has been trained in triage so emergencies will always be given priority.

Longer consultation times and interpreter services are available, so please tell our receptionist if you require some extra time or assistance.

Outside normal opening hours – please ring the surgery (02) 6584 8899 and an answering machine will direct you on how to reach the doctor on-call.


Procedures performed by nurses include:

  • Well baby checks
  • Women’s health incl PAP smears
  • ECG
  • Spirometry
  • Aretrial Dopplers
  • Intravenous infusions
  • Injections
  • Dressings for wounds
  • Wound repair
  • Immunisations
  • Emergency and resuscitation
  • INR checks
  • Diabetes and chronic disease care planning

Call today to discuss your healthcare needs: (02) 6584 8899.
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 12noon (Medical Centre & Pharmacy only)