SMS number change (AutoMed)

Please note that the phone number from which our practice’s SMS messages are sent has changed to: +61 437 826 690   Saving this new number on your phone may help you to ensure any SMS you receive has been legitimately sent by the practice.   This is due to a change in the SMS system used by our integrated service provider AutoMed.   We are also eagerly awaiting a new phone app update from AutoMed which will allow improved functionality as well as improved in-app messaging to patients in the next few months!

Flu vaccination 2024

Both Government-funded (free) and Private Influenza vaccines are in stock. Appointments are available online, or by calling Reception. Influenza vaccination can be given at the same time as COVID-19 booster vaccination. The following people are eligible for a FREE Government-funded influenza vaccination: Age 65 years and over (high-dose vaccine) All Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years  Pregnant women (influenza vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy) All individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions, namely: cardiac disease, including cyanotic congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure chronic respiratory conditions, including suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe asthma other chronic illnesses requiring regular medical follow up or hospitalisation in the previous year, including diabetes mellitus, chronic metabolic diseases, chronic renal failure, and haemoglobinopathies chronic neurological conditions that impact on respiratory function, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders impaired immunity, including HIV, malignancy and chronic steroid use children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over Otherwise, private flu vaccines ($20 vaccine cost) are for anyone who does not qualify for the free vaccine criteria above. (If you do NOT have a valid Medicare card, a $40 total fee applies – $20 vaccine cost plus $20 consult fee). Please call and request a “Flu vax appointment”.

Easter 2024 Opening Hours

Happy Easter to all our patients! We will be CLOSED over the public holiday long weekend (Friday 29th March 2024 to Monday 1st April 2024). We wish everyone a safe and happy holidays!

Sunday opening

We are excited to announce that the practice will now be opening on Sundays 8am to 12pm (except public holidays), commencing this Sunday 11th February 2024. This is in addition to the usual operating hours of Monday to Friday 8am-6pm, and Saturday 8am-12pm. The same out-of-pocket gap fees as Saturdays will apply. Please call Reception for further details on (02) 8999 3393.  

Christmas/New Year 2023-2024

All of us at North Ryde Medical Centre would like to wish our patients, their families and our local community the best wishes over the Christmas & New Year season!   We will be closed on the Public Holidays, however will be open as usual on the other days.   Mon 25th Dec 2023 (Christmas Day) – CLOSED Tues 26th Dec 2023 (Boxing Day) – CLOSED Wed 27th Dec to Sat 3oth Dec 2023 – Open normal hours Mon 1st January 2024 (New Years Day) – CLOSED


MyMedicare is a new, free and voluntary patient registration model. It aims to formalise the relationship between patients, their general practice, general practitioner (GP) and primary care teams. Evidence shows that seeing the same GP and healthcare team regularly leads to better health outcomes. Benefits MyMedicare patients will have access to: greater continuity of care with your registered practice, improving health outcomes Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS) rebate funding for longer telehealth consultations with your GP (>20 minutes) triple bulk billing incentive for longer MBS telehealth consultations for children under 16, pensioners, and concession card holders, from 1 November 2023 MyMedicare registration will not prevent you from accessing care from other practices and healthcare providers. The longer MBS telehealth items, the new aged care and frequent hospital users incentives, and from November 2024 Chronic Disease Management items will be linked to your registered practice. As part of your MyMedicare registration, your chosen practice and GP will appear on your My Health Record. This will make sure all health professionals you see – for example, at a public hospital – will know who to talk to about your regular care. MyMedicare does not tie you to a particular healthcare provider. You can change your preferred GP within your registered practice at any time. You can choose to withdraw from MyMedicare at any time. If you register at a different practice, this will automatically withdraw any previous registration and notify the practice. Eligibility You’re eligible to register in MyMedicare if you have: a Medicare card or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Veteran Card two (2) face-to-face visits recorded in our practice in the previous 24 months Parents/guardians and children can be registered at the same practice if one of them is eligible and registered. A parent/guardian must register a child under 14 years and provide consent on their behalf (children cannot be registered online; please complete this registration form and give to Reception). Young people aged 14 to 17 years can register and provide consent without a parent/guardian. How to register ONLINE: you can register via Medicare Online (myGov) or on the Medicare Express Plus phone app […]

Patient Feedback Survey 2023

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent feedback survey. The results will help the doctors and staff to provide an improved service to our patient community! We listened to your feedback. As a result, we have taken the following actions in order to make improvements to patient care where you feel it would be most useful. What you told us Changes we’re making Difficult to see doctor of choice for on the day appointments. Creating more availability for doctors to have specific appointment slots available for that day Waiting times can be long Customise more appointments that require longer appointment times eg. Cervical smears, mental health care plans, 6 week vaccinations Booking platform has not been user friendly for some patients Reviewing our booking platform company options to optimise patient experience online.

Iron infusions

Iron infusions are now being performed at North Ryde Medical Centre. An iron infusion may be recommended by your doctor if oral supplements are not tolerated (eg. gastrointestinal upset or constipation) or not working as effectively as required. Please click here for Ferinject® Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) summary. If your doctor has prescribed Ferinject®  iron infusion for you, please call reception on (02) 8999 3393 to make a booking for your iron infusion with one of the doctors. You will need to the bring your blood test results and the Ferinject® medication with you. Iron infusions are currently being performed by Dr Pasan Pannila, Dr Sandhya Yarlagadda, Dr Matthew Kim, Dr Louisa Zhang and Dr Genevieve Tse. Otherwise if you would like to discuss this in a consultation with a GP, please click here to make an online booking, or call reception on (02) 8999 3393.

New Orthopaedic specialist

We’re pleased to welcome A/Prof Sam Adie who will begin consulting at the North Ryde Medical Centre facility in August 2023. He is a renowned Orthopaedic surgeon, subspecialising in the management of hip, knee, ankle and foot conditions. Sam graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales. He completed his orthopaedic training in Sydney followed by Fellowships in prestigious centres at the University of Toronto (Canada) and University of Oxford (UK). He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association.  Practitioner website link: For all appointments and enquiries: Phone  (02) 9587 4720 Email

Antenatal Shared Care

Shared Antenatal Care is sharing pregnancy care between the hospital antenatal clinic and the GP, and is suitable for pregnant women with no risk factors for the mother or fetus.  GPs consult the patient and can refer to the hospital’s obstetric team if required. An agreed protocol is followed by the GPs and hospitals participating in the program.  Shared antenatal care is currently being provided by Dr Sandhya Yarlagadda, Dr Linda Le and Dr Herim Kwon at the North Ryde Medical Centre facility. It is available for Royal North Shore, Hornsby and Northern Beaches hospitals.  Click here for link to Sydney North Health Network Shared Antenatal Care website and Useful Links