Meet Dr. Harpreet Pannu, founder of Oceanics Telehealth GP

Harpreet is an empathetic, passionate, and dedicated vocationally registered Australian general practitioner who is ready to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Harpreet helps patients who are short on time access healthcare online.

Boasting a MBBS and FRACGP accreditation, Harpreet is the mastermind behind Oceanics Telehealth GP and is an authorised prescriber of both medicinal cannabis and nicotine vape prescriptions.  With over 14 years of medical experience, Dr. Harpreet Pannu brings a breadth of knowledge and insight to the table, spanning from mental health care to pediatrics, and even skin cancer treatment.


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Your health is important, so you should be able to access great medical care even when you're short on time or constantly on the go. Schedule your gp consults, medical certificates, appointments, get prescriptions, referrals for investigations and specialist referrals if clinically indicated - all online - with an online doctor.

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In some cases, a phone conversation with a fully qualified doctor or an appointment with a GP is all that's needed to get advice on your symptoms and next steps. Now Australian residents can have a telehealth consultation through their phones.

Whether you need to request a consult, are travelling interstate, require a medical certificate or simply need a referral from an experienced practitioner not available locally— Dr Hapreet's telehealth consultation services provide high-quality care in all these situations.

What Is TeleHealth?

Telehealth, also known as remote medicine or telemedicine, is a term for the provision of medical care services via remote/digital telecommunication and computer technologies—allowing doctors a long-distance consultation with patients without requiring physical intervention.

Under Telehealth, you can consult or speak with your healthcare provider remotely when they have determined that a full appointment, consultation, prescription or physical exam is not required and you cannot travel in person.

Why TeleHealth Is Important?

Telehealth plays a critical role in ensuring the continuity of care, ensuring that Australian patients get the healthcare they need where and when they need it. It helps to improve access to healthcare and reduce the burden on local hospitals, as well as addressing the increasing demand by offering more convenient and accessible service options.

For example, many rural and remote Australians face challenges in accessing timely healthcare. Telehealth helps these individuals to consult or speak to a doctor when they need to without incurring the cost or having to travel long distances (e.g. prescription refill and/or medical certificate).

The use of TeleHealth has increased significantly over the past few years and Australians are embracing this new medium, which is helping to improve access to healthcare services. As a result, the use of TeleHealth is becoming more popular. Many Australians are now making use of this technology to access medical advice and treatment from their home or work computers.

Telehealth services have several benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Improving patient experience by reducing travel time, increasing convenience, and providing access to care from any location within Australia.
  • Reduce pressure on emergency departments by enabling individuals to be treated at home or on the go.
  • Improved clinical outcomes through early intervention and remote monitoring of chronic conditions, such as asthma, hypertension, and diabetes.
  • Increasing patient satisfaction through the convenience of being able to access healthcare services on demand (e.g. requesting a medical certificate online).
  • Improving access to care for rural and remote communities.

Telehealth consultations are a convenient way for doctors and patients to receive medical services, but they also help protect the health of other people by reducing the spread of illness. This service is important in circumstances where doctors and patients are unable to travel or need to self-isolate/quarantine due to COVID-19 public health orders.

Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis is an emerging medical field with a variety of healthcare applications. Cannabis can be taken for general pain relief, and it's also prescribed to treat specific conditions or ease medication side effects. Medical cannabis is legal in Australia, and it's regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Cannabis treatment solutions involve one or more of the active compounds from the Cannabis sativa plant. The most well-known of these compounds are delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), both of which have medical uses:

  • THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. This compound can also be prescribed for certain medical conditions, including glaucoma, insomnia, low appetite, and muscle spasticity. THC has also shown promise for general pain relief, and it's sometimes used during palliative care.
  • CBD (cannabidiol) is the other main compound in cannabis, and unlike THC, it's not intoxicating or psychoactive. This compound can be prescribed for certain medical conditions, including inflammation, migraine, seizures, inflammatory bowel disease, psychosis, and depression. CBD has also shown promise for the treatment of chronic pain.

Medical cannabis is relatively new in Australia, but it can be legally prescribed in some situations. Dr Harpreet Pannu is qualified to prescribe THC and CBD-based products for certain medical conditions. It's important to note, however, that cannabis medicines are not subsidised by the Commonwealth Government under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

If you're interested in medicinal marijuana in Perth, please book a consultation or contact Dr Harpreet Pannu via the contact page.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

If you're having trouble quitting, or you're dealing with any of these unpleasant symptoms, there is a recognised medical solution. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) provides controlled access to nicotine without exposure to other harmful chemicals. This can be an effective way to stop smoking, with nicotine levels gradually reduced over time as you deal with the psychological aspects of quitting.

NRT deals with the physical nature of dependence, and additional treatments are sometimes used to treat the psychological aspects of quitting. There are lots of NRT products on the market. Dr Harpreet Pannu is able to prescribe patches, sprays, inhalers, lozenges, or gum. While NRT doesn't work for everyone, it can help to relieve many of the physical withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting.

NRT may prove a useful solution if you fall into any of these categories:

  • You face health problems due to smoking.
  • You experience withdrawal symptoms from quitting.
  • You want to create a healthier lifestyle.
  • You find it hard to stop smoking for any reason.

Dr Harpreet Pannu offers friendly telehealth consult services and trusted medical advice. If you're interested in NRT in Perth, please book a consultation or contact Dr Harpreet Pannu via the contact page.


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More on Harpreet

A general practitioner with an interest in men's health, holistic overall well-being, functional medicine, recreational piloting, and aspiring running.

As a Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Fellow, holding various certifications in Advanced Life Support, Skin Cancer, and more, Harpreet's distinct style of care allows his patients to feel comfortable and at ease even when it's by phone and not face-to-face. His patients love him for his passion, dedication, and his unshakeable commitment to helping people achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle.