Welcome to Bayside Family Medical & Musculoskeletal Practice
With an established reputation since 1952, our practice in Glenelg remains a trusted provider of general practice services and continues to be a centre of excellence for musculoskeletal services.
Our aim is to combine a friendly welcoming atmosphere with the highest quality general practice and musculoskeletal care to ensure the wellbeing of each and every patient. Our highly skilled and professional team of health practitioners understands that every patient is unique—each with their own health issues they would like to address. For this reason, we pride ourselves on getting to know you and your unique health concerns so that we can provide a customised treatment plan, specifically tailored to address these needs.
Dr Allan Jessup established the Practice now known as Bayside Family Medical & Musculoskeletal Practice in late 1952, operating part-time from a Chemist shop in North Glenelg. As a young man during World War 2, Allan Jessop served in the Pacific area as Navigator, wireless operator and gunner (Nav.W.). When the war ended, he decided to study medicine at Adelaide University. His girlfriend Margaret’s father was a well-known Adelaide surgeon, Dr (later to become Sir) Phillip Messent, who was to become a mentor for Allan. Allan and Margaret married when Alan was a 2nd year student. By the time he graduated, he had two children. After completing his internship and part of an RMO year, Allan looked around for an opening in general practice, and settled on Glenelg.
After building up the practice he started from the Chemist shop, Allan and his wife Margaret built and moved into a home/surgery at 545 Anzac Highway, with their 3rd child on the way. The practice was run as a solo practice and was known simply as “Dr Jessup’s”. Margaret managed to fill the roles of receptionist, practice manager, and mother to 3 small children. In time another three children arrived. To give more space to the growing family, the practice was moved to Alison Street. A disproportionate number of break-ins within a very short time forced another move, this time to 4a Byron Street.
Dr Norman Broadhurst and his wife Melinda bought the practice in 1982. The practice moved again in 1988, this time to its present site at 7 Brighton Road. Dr Broadhurst continued his interest and study into musculoskeletal medicine and developed over time a personal practice largely developed to this area of medicine. Dr Pike joined the practice, and saw general practice patients. In 1988 Dr Juan Trinidad, who had been running a solo general practice from 1 Waterloo Street joined the team. Dr Trinidad retired in 1997, and Dr Pike retired in 1999.
In 1999 Dr Jennie Wright joined the practice, as a General Practice registrar, and later purchased the practice, and continues the traditions of the practice to provide both musculoskeletal and general practice services.
Today the practice continues to provide general practice services, and continues to be a centre of excellence for musculoskeletal services.
Our Building Development
Due to the growing demand for GP and other health professional services the Practice successfully applied for a grant from the Commonwealth Government as part of their Super Clinic strategy.
Work began on extending the building above the existing carpark in late 2012. Despite considerable disruption for patients and surgery staff at the time the extension was eventually finished and operational in September 2013.
The new extension provides rooms for
- 2 doctor’s consulting rooms
- A podiatrist
- A physiotherapist
- Clinpath Pathology
- Clinical psychologists
- A chronic disease nurse
- A treatment room
- A facial rejuvenation therapist
- An Exercise Physiologist
- Paediatric Speech Pathologist
- Yoga lessons
Our building also offers a lift for the elderly or others unable to use the stairs and our disabled toilet has been enlarged to meet the current Australian Standards. To facilitate a better connection between the existing building and the new extension, some changes have been made to the reception area, the waiting room and one of the doctor’s consulting rooms in the existing building.
The Practice has parking available for 8 cars including 1 disabled car park. Our car park is accessible at the rear of our premises and entrance is off Scott Street. There is no parking along Brighton Road.
Alternatively there are many free 3 hour car parks along Anzac Highway and Augusta Street. Parking is also available free for 2 or 3 hours at the Bayside Junction Shopping centre or even for longer periods at a cost. For cyclists, the Practice has several bollards that enable bicycles to be locked in our car park.
The Glenelg area is well serviced by public transport.
Buses 167, 168, 190, 262, 263, 265, 300 and H20 all service the area from various locations. Please consult Adelaide Metro for timetables and routes.
Closest stops to the Practice are:
Stop 22 on Brighton Road is directly in front of the Practice. However this is not serviced at all times (consult the timetables) so Stop 23 by Bayside Junction Centre is the alternative.
Stop 21A on Anzac Highway.
Stop 21 or 21G on Gordon Street.
In addition the Glenelg Tram is available with the closest stop being Stop 15 on the corner of Brighton Road and Dunbar Terrace.
All of these are within 5 minutes’ walk from the Practice.
Care, quality and comfort: the three pillars of our unique practice
It is of paramount importance to each and every health practitioner at Bayside Family Medical & Musculoskeletal Practice that you’re comfortable and confident in receiving the very best in your health care. The balance between evidence based medicine and patient comfort is the foundation of our practice. As part of our commitment to quality care, we use the latest technology, techniques and treatments, to provide the best available care and management for patients with acute and chronic injuries.
Empowering our patients through education
We will always ensure you are fully informed about each treatment available to you and practice full disclosure when it comes to the cost and treatment options available. This can help you feel more confident, assured and relaxed in your treatment decision. It is this commitment to providing an outstanding level of care that has enabled us to forge meaningful and long term relationships with each of our valued patients. We invite you to take advantage of the wealth of experience our health team can provide.