First Step’s General Practitioners (GPs) form the core of the support team, providing primary care, planning and referral. They may work with the client on:
• Replacement pharmacotherapy (methadone, buprenorphine, suboxone or naltrexone)
• Reducing or ceasing usage of illicit or prescription drugs and referring to the relevant specialists or forms of treatment
• Women’s health
• General medicine
If required, the GP may formulate a Care Plan with the client and will be instrumental in connecting them to other services both within First Step, and externally if needed. This may include referrals to Psychologists, Psychiatrists and/or Mental Health Nurses.
First Step GPs
• Dr Peter Wright
• Dr Niall Quiery
• Dr Robyne Klein
Please note, a consultation with the medical practitioner is required to discuss the results of any tests or procedures.