ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Service
The practice now runs a weekly ENT clinic’s on behalf of the Primary Care Trust. Dr Prinsloo and his colleagues accept referrals from other GPs in the area, treating patients who would previously had to have been referred to hospital.
Mr Leon Lindsey, Consultant ENT Surgeon, City Hospital Sunderland and Dr Mark Welsh, Bewick Cresent Surgery work with Dr Prinsloo at Cobblers Hall, Burke Street and Bishopgate Medical Centre.
Minor Surgery is done by Dr Prinsloo and Dr Jose as well as Dr Baliga, a Shildon GP who operates at Cobblers Hall on Thursday afternoons. He has a special interest and experience in surgery.
A range of minor operations can be performed within our modern and well-equipped treatment room.
Some of our GPs are also trained in joint injection techniques and these are performed as part of normal treatment in surgery time.
Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen freezing) is offered on Tuesday afternoons by Chrsitine Smith, Practice Nurse. This is useful for the removal of small lesions such as warts.
Teenage Health Clinic
The teenage health clinic takes place on a Wednesday between 15.30 and 18.00 at Cobblers Hall. It is run by nurses and is a completely confidential service. No one else can find out what has been discussed however we may have to consult other professionals to offer you the right support and help. We would discuss this first with you.
It is a drop in clinic so you may wish to bring a friend. There is no need to therefore make an appointment. We also offer a telephone consultation service which is available if you cannot attend the clinic.
We offer advice and treatments about:
- Skin care/ acne
- Smoking Cessation
- Healthy Eating and Weight Management
- Alcohol and drug misuse
- Plus other general advice.
Travel Advice and Vaccinations
Vaccinations are recommended for many countries you may travel too. We can advise you over the telephone whether or not you will need vaccinations depending on your destination. We can then organise an appointment for you to come to the practice for your vaccinations if necessary.