About Us

Women Health

Women Health

Our practice offers a wide range of Women Health Services
  • Cervical screening Test, recommended from 25 years of age.
  • Breast examination
  • Contraception advice, including Mirena and Implanon insertion and removal
  • STD screening
  • Antenatal Care and Postnatal Care. We are accredited with the GP Obstetrics Shared Care Program in SA.
  • Mental Health Plans, Health Assessments and GP Care plans available, please ask us.
  • Non-directive counselling during pregnancy.

Obesity management

Have you been struggling with weight gain?
  • We understand that there are many factors that determine your weight.
  • Managing your weight within a healthy range can reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, osteoarthritis, lower back pain and other health issues.
  • We offer individualised weight loss programs which have been proven to effectively achieve targeted outcomes.

Obesity is a chronic disease that requires lifelong management. If you feel that this is your case, please let us know.

Our family practice has extensive experience in this field and provides support, education and options in the journey of weight loss. You don’t have to do it alone.

We liaise with other health care providers such as dietitians and exercise physiologists to achieve best possible results.

Obesity management
Child and Youth Health

Child and Youth Health

  • Our Doctor has more than 15 years experience in the field of Paediatrics and Youth Health
  • Ongoing infant/child feeding support and advice
  • Acute illnesses like bronchiolitis and pneumonia
  • Chronic conditions like asthma
  • Growth and developmental assessments
  • Behavioural issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Childhood immunisations
  • Obesity management

Childhood Immunisation

El Shaddai Family Practice offers childhood immunisation services as per South Australia Immunisation Schedule.

All immunisation visits are bulk billed.
Childhood Immunisations
Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

  • Chronic disease management involves:-
    • a general assessment of the patient
    • identification of needs
    • actions to be taken by the patient to achieve the management goals.
  • Identification of treatments and ongoing services, including coordination with other health care providers.

If you think that you are likely to have a chronic condition for at least 6 months, you will be eligible for a GP Management Plan.

If you have complex care needs, you are also eligible for a Team Care management.

Please come and talk to us.

Travel advice

  • Don't take chances with your health.
  • Please Contact Us 6 to 8 weeks before travel date for advice.
  • Some countries won’t let you enter without the required vaccinations.
  • Whether travelling overseas for holiday or business, you should have a travel health assessment and advice.
Travel advice
Health Assessments

Health Assessments

A Health assessment is the evaluation of a patient's health and wellbeing.

At El Shaddai Family Practice we are committed to helping all our patients to identify and modify health risks.

Disease prevention and early detection targets specific areas such as obesity, sedentary life, physical activity, sexual health, heart diseases and mental health problems.

The health assessment process must be explained to the patient, an his consent must be documented in the patient's records.

We use health assessments to help decide if a patient needs:

  • Preventive health care.
  • Education to improve their health and wellbeing.
  • An appropriate follow up.

It involves a comprehensive physical, psychological and social wellbeing assessment.

It includes:

  • Patient history taking, examination and investigations.
  • Recommending appropriate interventions and providing information to patients.
  • Keeping records of the health assessment and offering the patient a written report about the health assessment.
Come and talk to us in regards to Preventative Health Care Programs we can offer.

GP Obstetrics Shared Care

Are you pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
  • Our female doctor at El Shaddai Family Practice is accredited to provide GP Obstetrics Shared Care and is familiar with the policies of the participating hospitals.
  • During pregnancy you will receive maternity care from our doctor, who will continue providing care to you and your baby in the weeks, months and years to come.
  • If English is not your first language, we are multilingual and we are aware of your cultural needs.
  • Our doctor is trained to monitor your mental health during pregnancy and postnatal period.
  • Dr Karuga will also provide education regarding available contraception options if required.
GP Obstetrics Shared Care
Aged Care

Aged Care

  • We provide ongoing medical care and we are passionate about enriching the life of seniors in residential aged care facilities and at home.
  • We work closely with aged care facilities and multidisciplinary teams to carry out comprehensive medical care assessments.
  • We contribute to care plans as well as collaborating with the pharmacies on medication management.
  • We encourage and empower seniors to be involved in their care plans.
  • We are also trained in Palliative Care.


  • We provide medical care of work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • We assess capacity for work and provide work capacity certificates.
  • We liaise with employers where appropriate.
  • We refer workers to specialist services and other health care providers when needed.
Skin Checks

Approximately 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70. The sooner the skin cancer is identified and treated, the better the chances of avoiding surgery and in the case of melanoma potential disfigurement and even death. Skin cancer occurs when the skin is damaged by excessive radiation from the sun.

It is advisable that you regularly check your skin and look for:

  • Small lumps that can be pearly like, red or pale in colour.
  • Freckles or any moles that are changing in colour, shape, size and thickness.
  • Any non-healing sores or recurrent crusty spots.

Come and see us if you are suspicious of any of the above or if you have had in the past recurrent skin sunburns or have used solariums.

We strongly recommend "Slip Slop Slap".

Mental health

1 in 5 people in Australia are dealing with mental health issues. If you, a member of your family or friend is experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling guilty or worthless
  • Feeling sad or depressed
  • Feeling excessively worried or anxious
  • Having emotional outburst
  • Weight or appetite changes
  • Substance abuse
  • Change in behaviour or feelings
  • Withdrawn

Please call us on 08 8346 6292

Mental health

Just remember El Shaddai Family Practice is not an emergency service. If you are experiencing a crisis or imminent life threatening situation, please contact one of the following services:

Need help?

Contact us immediately at 08 8346 6292 or please call the 24 hour health advice and information on 1800 022 222.

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