Sexual Health Screening: What to Expect

Embarking on a journey towards maintaining your sexual health is a crucial step in ensuring overall well-being. At My Doctors Clinic Paradise, we understand the sensitivity and importance of sexual health screenings. This guide aims to demystify the process, ensuring you know exactly what to expect when you walk through our doors.

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Understanding Sexual Health Screenings

Sexual health screenings are medical checks that look for infections or conditions related to sexual activity. These screenings are vital for early detection and treatment, which can prevent more serious health issues down the line.

What Happens During a Screening?

  1. Initial Consultation: Your visit begins with a confidential conversation with one of our experienced GPs. We value your privacy and comfort, ensuring a safe space to discuss any concerns or symptoms.
  2. Physical Examination: Depending on your symptoms or concerns, a physical examination might be necessary. This is done respectfully and professionally.
  3. Testing: Tests may include blood tests, urine samples, or swabs. These tests are straightforward and are crucial in accurately diagnosing any issues.
  4. Discussion of Results: Once your results are in, we’ll discuss them with you, ensuring you understand the findings and the next steps.
  5. Treatment and Advice: If treatment is needed, we’ll guide you through your options. We also provide advice on maintaining sexual health and preventing future issues.

The Importance of Regular Sexual Health Screenings

Regular sexual health screenings are not just for those with active symptoms; they are a crucial part of preventive healthcare. These screenings can detect issues that might not have visible symptoms, such as chlamydia or human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to more serious conditions if left untreated. By catching these issues early, treatments can be more effective, and the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be reduced.

Breaking Down the Stigma

There’s often a stigma attached to sexual health, which can lead to hesitation or embarrassment about seeking screenings. At My Doctors Clinic, we strive to break down these barriers. Sexual health is a natural and important aspect of overall health, and we encourage open and judgement-free conversations. Our approach is to provide education and support, empowering you to take control of your sexual health.

Personalised Care for Every Individual

Every individual’s sexual health needs are unique. That’s why we offer personalised care tailored to your specific circumstances. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, or simply looking for peace of mind, our services are inclusive and respectful of all backgrounds and identities.

Innovative Treatments and Technologies

Advancements in medical technology have greatly improved the accuracy and comfort of sexual health screenings. At My Doctors Clinic, we utilise the latest diagnostic tools to ensure precise and swift results. Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring that your screening is conducted in a safe and modern environment.

Educational Resources and Support

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to sexual health. We provide a wealth of educational resources to help you understand the various aspects of sexual health. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that increased sexual health knowledge leads to healthier sexual choices and reduced risk of STIs. This underscores the importance of being informed. From understanding the risks of different STIs to learning about safe sex practices, our goal at My Doctors Clinic is to equip you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your health.

Confidentiality and Privacy

We understand the sensitive nature of sexual health screenings. Your privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us. All consultations and test results are handled with the highest level of discretion. You can trust that your personal information and health details are secure with us.

Preparing for Your Visit

To make the most of your screening, it’s helpful to come prepared. Consider jotting down any symptoms you’ve experienced, questions you have, or any relevant medical history. This information can help your GP provide more personalised care. Remember, no question is too small or insignificant when it comes to your health.

After Your Screening: Next Steps

Following your screening, we’ll guide you through the next steps. If your tests indicate the need for treatment, we’ll discuss your options and create a tailored treatment plan. We also offer follow-up appointments and ongoing support to ensure your sexual health is on track.

Building a Healthier Community

By participating in regular sexual health screenings, you’re not only taking care of your own health but also contributing to the wellbeing of the wider community. Reducing the prevalence of STIs and promoting safe sexual practices benefits everyone.

Empowering You to Take Charge of Your Health

At My Doctors Clinic, our mission is to empower you to take charge of your sexual health. We believe that informed and proactive healthcare is the key to a healthier, happier life. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the care, support, and resources you need to maintain your sexual health.

Your Trusted Partner in Healthcare

Choosing the right healthcare provider is crucial, and at My Doctors Clinic, we’re committed to being your trusted partner in health. Our experienced team, comprehensive services, and patient-centric approach make us a leading choice for sexual health screenings and overall healthcare needs.

At My Doctors Clinic, we believe in a holistic approach to healthcare. Our blog section is a treasure trove of information, covering a wide array of health topics beyond sexual health, including mental wellness, nutrition, and general wellbeing. It’s a resource designed to enlighten and empower our patients, providing them with the tools and knowledge to lead healthier, more informed lives. Each article is crafted with care, reflecting our commitment to your health journey.


At My Doctors Clinic, we’re committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care. Sexual health is a vital part of your overall well-being, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. If you have any concerns or need to book a screening, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Your health is our priority.

Frequently Asked Question

Regular screenings are recommended, especially if you have new or multiple partners.

Absolutely. We uphold strict confidentiality policies.

No referral is needed. You can book an appointment directly with us.

This can vary, but we aim to provide results as quickly as possible.

No specific preparation is required, but feel free to ask if you have concerns.

Yes, we offer vaccinations for preventable STIs.

Podiatrist Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke is a Podiatrist who specialises in the treatment and rehabilitation of pain in the foot, ankle and lower limb. Paul has worked amongst multidisciplinary clinical settings including GP’s, Podiatric Surgeons, Vascular Surgeons & Specialists, Chronic disease specialists and Podiatrists who specialise in Biomechanics and orthoses manufacturing and modifications. Paul is a graduate of the University of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Paul has a reputation for being particularly skilled and precise with a scalpel. His professional clinical interests include but are not limited to:

  • Toe nail surgeries (both PNA/TNA with matrix phenolisation). Toe and nail pathologies (Elongated nails, toe and nail deformity and fungal nail infections).
  • Achilles Tendonopathies (Trained in shockwave therapy). Heel pain (Plantar fasciitis, fat pad atrophy, nerve entrapment, apophysitis and osteochondrosis)
  • Ankle pathologies (Sprains, nerve impingements and tarsal coalitions)
  • Forefoot pathologies (Forefoot deformities/pain, Morton’s neuroma, bursitis, bunions and arthritis). Mid foot pathologies (Osteoarthritis and Tibial Post dysfunction/adult acquired flatfoot deformity)
  • Hip and lower back pain from mal foot alignment and tibial/femoral torsion
  • Paediatrics (Wart debridement, developmental growth milestones, orthotics, general assessments and deformities of the lower limb)
  • Diabetic assessments and education
  • Biomechanics and orthoses manufacturing and modifications (Custom and off the shelf devices and biomechanical assessments).


Paul Clarke forms a great asset to any multidisciplinary clinical team. Renowned for his kind and warm nature, Paul tends to build great rapport with patients and medical professionals alike.

Physiotherapist Patrick Harrington

Patrick Harrington Physiotherapist, B Ex Sc, M Phty Patrick has a strong interest for learning about the human body and educating on the best ways to ensure successful rehabilitation when injured.

Patrick graduated Griffith University with a Bachelor in Exercise Science, followed by a Masters in Physiotherapy degree. With a background in competitive surf-lifesaving and swimming, he has a passion for treating and educating on injuries relating to the musculoskeletal system. Patrick approaches each individual patient by educating and empowering them, in order to achieve the best health outcomes possible.

Patrick’s professional interests include:

Musculoskeletal Injuries: Treating areas including shoulders, neck & lower back, ankles, hips, and wrists, by creating programs containing manual therapy and exercises to benefit each individual patient.

Cardiorespiratory Conditions: Education and use of a variety of breathing techniques, as well as walking programs to obtain the best health outcomes.

Neurological Conditions: Retraining of gait, developing muscle strength, and developing a specific program in order to restore deficits as much as possible.

Dietitian Kailey Henry

Kailey has a passion for food and learning how nutrients interact and influence the health of our bodies.
Kailey graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and has since been sharing her passion and expertise within the community through individual consultations and group education. Kailey takes a holistic and individualized approach to nutrition, with a focus on empowering each individual to make positive, lifelong lifestyle changes through achievable goals.

Kailey’s professional interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Paediatric nutrition and pregnancy/breastfeeding
  • Education & strategies for fussy eaters, faltering growth, meeting key nutrition recommendations for conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Chronic disease management
  • Nutritional management of diabetes, cholesterol health, cardiovascular disease, COPD, renal disease and liver disease.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Minimising abdominal discomfort, improving altered bowel habits, education on food choices for self-management.

Dr Day Hong Ma

Qualifications: Currently registered in the Medical Council of Australia as a Vocational Registered GP and Specialist General Surgeon. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of Adelaide, South Australia MBBS. Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and London Master degree in Skin Cancer Medicine in University of Queensland. Extensive experience in various aspects of General Practice. In the past I have been a Senior Lecturer of the University of Queensland and Assistant Professor of Bond University involving teaching medical students. I was a supervisor for the Royal Australasian College of General Practice, involved in training junior GP. I also trained many Overseas Trained Doctors. At the present time I am a GP with the following special interests : 1. Skin Cancers skin cancer checks with Mol Max and dermoscopy. I was awarded a Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy from the International Dermoscopy Society surgical excisions of complex skin cancers ( sun cancers and melanomas ) non surgical approach to some skin cancers and precancerous lesions such as Photo Dynamic Therapy and cautery and curettage. 2. Cosmetic Medicine This includes micro needling, platelet rich plasma, and injectables such as fillers and neuromuscular modulators. I have completed the training course under the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and Australian Skin Skills Education and Training. Dr Ma also speaks Chinese Mandarin

Dr Greeshma Tummala

I am overseas trained GP and practiced for more than 5 years in India although completed AMC licensing exam here. In India, I have practiced in all aspects of general practice.

My areas of Interest are: Women’s Health, cervical cancer screening, Antenatal Care, Child Immunisations, Chronic Disease Management, Implanon Insertion and Removal, Mental Health, Pregnancy Counselling, Travel Vaccinations, Women’s Health, Medicinal Treatment.

Dr. Tariq Hayat Jamaldini

Qualifications: MBBS, AMC Certified, FRACGP, Fellowship Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Speaks: English, Balochi, Brahui, Hindi, and Urdu

Dr. Tariq Hayat Jamaldini is a highly experienced General Practitioner (GP) / Family Medicine Physician with a distinguished career spanning over 20 years in the field of healthcare. Renowned for his profound knowledge, comprehensive and compassionate approach, Dr. Tariq Jamaldini ensures that every family member, from infants to seniors, receives the individualised care they deserve. With a strong commitment to promoting and maintaining the health and well-being of his patients, Dr. Tariq Hayat Jamaldini has solidified his reputation as a trusted healthcare professional in the community. His medical practice is built on a foundation of integrity, empathy, and a genuine desire to improve the lives of those he treats. Through his dedication to continues learning and clinical excellence, he has expertly diagnosed, treated, and managed a wide range of health conditions, placing him at the forefront of Family Medicine.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Tariq Jamaldini’s diverse expertise encompasses various areas of medicine, making him a well-rounded practitioner capable of addressing a wide range of patient needs. His dedication to improving the health and well-being of his patients continues to be the driving force behind his successful medical career. 

  • General Practice: Tariq Hayat Jamaldini is a trusted General Practitioner (GP) who focuses on providing a wide range of general medical services to patients of all ages. Whether you need preventive care, health assessments, or treatment for common illnesses, you can trust Dr. Jamaldini to deliver compassionate and personalized healthcare with his holistic approach.  
  • Cosmetic Medicine: Dr Tariq Hayat Jamaldini has been actively involved in performing cosmetic procedures since 2009. His interest in cosmetic medicine reflects his belief in the importance of helping patients look and feel their best. His expertise in cosmetic procedures, such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, PRP injections, allows him to provide patients with safe and effective solutions to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence.
  • Skin Cancer: Tariq Jamaldini takes a proactive approach to skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. His comprehensive knowledge of skin cancer, coupled with his skill in performing screenings and providing treatment options, has saved many lives. 
  • Medicinal Prescriber: Tariq Jamaldini is a certified and authorized specialist prescriber for medicinal, helping patients manage chronic pain and various medical conditions with this alternative therapy. His thorough understanding of the medical benefits of ensures that patients receive the best possible care. 
  • Men’s Health: Tariq Jamaldini understands the unique healthcare needs of men and provides specialized services tailored to men’s health concerns. Whether its addressing issues related to prostate health, sexual health, hormonal imbalances, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculations, hair loss or overall wellness, Dr. Jamaldini is here to support men in their healthcare journey.
  • Opioid Dependence Treatment: Dr Tariq Jamaldini has been a licensed opioid prescriber with Queensland Opioid Treatment Program since 2013. During this time, he has successfully treated and stabilized a significant number of patients who were struggling with opioid dependency. If you or a loved one is facing the challenges of opioid addiction, Dr. Jamaldini provides compassionate and evidence-based treatment choices. His steady dedication is focused on assisting individuals in their journey to overcome addiction and reclaim their health and overall well-being.

Dr Tariq Hayat Jamaldini dedication to providing high-quality healthcare, combined with his multifaceted expertise, makes him a respected and valued member of the medical community. His patients appreciate his unwavering commitment to their well-being and the comprehensive care he provides across various medical disciplines.

Book an online appointment or call: 07 55922299

Dr Altaf Latif Ayyaril

General Practitioner, Male, MBBS, AMC, Fellowship Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.Speaks Malayalam, and English  Dr Altaf Latif Ayyaril is a vocationally qualified and experienced General Practitioner from India having completed his Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India in 2002. He started his medical career in various medical facilities in Kerala, India. He moved to Australia in 2007 and commenced working at Alice Springs Hospital, NT. He has since worked in hospitals in Melbourne, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and commenced General Practice in 2016 in Kilcoy QLD followed by North Stradbroke Island and Beaudesert. He was awarded a Fellow of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners in 2021. Dr Altaf has special interests in Chronic Disease Management, Acute Management and Mental health amongst other areas of General Practice. He also performs skin cancer checks and minor skin procedures. Dr Altaf speaks Malayalam in addition to English.  

Areas of interest:

  • General Family Medicine
  • Mens health
  • Chronic disease management
  • Health assessments
  • Mental health
  • Skin cancer Checks
  • Minor surgical procedures.

Dr Paul Fisher

Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Dip RACOG) Dr.Fisher qualified as a Pharmacist before completing a medical degree at The University of Tasmania. After working in hospitals & General Practice in Tasmania & Queensland, He commenced work at My Doctors Clinic (formerly The Day & Night Medical Centre) 20 years ago. He is a Medical Officer in The Air Force Reserve & has worked as a Doctor for the Defence Department over the past 30 years. Paul is interested in all areas of General Practice with a special interest in Mental Health (He is a Doctor for Beyond Blue), Obstetrics (Maternity) & Diabetes.