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Experienced health care professionals

Our experienced team of health care professionals includes general practitioners and allied health practitioners. We love helping our patients achieve optimal health and offer personalised care, to help you through every stage of life.

Doctors

Our general practitioners at Village Family Medical Centre can assist with all general health concerns and also specialise in Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Paediatrics, Preventative Health and more:

Allied Health Practitioners

We have a number of visiting specialists providing allied health services on a regular basis for our patients:

Doctors

Our general practitioners at Village Family Medical Centre can assist with all general health concerns and also specialise in Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Paediatrics, Preventative Health and more:

Allied Health Practitioners

We have a number of visiting specialists providing allied health services on a regular basis for our patients:

female doctor

Dr. Sugantha Jagadeesan

MBBS, FRACGP, MCFP (Canada), MMED (Skin Cancer,UQ)

Special Interests include Women's Health including IUCD and Implanon insertion, Paediatric Health, Skin Cancer checks, mole scans and removal of skin lesions and Shared Maternity Care.

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Dr. Madan Mariappan

MBBS, FRACGP, MCFP(Canada), GCertTravM(JCU)

Special interests include Complex Medical Issues, Mental Health, Travel Medicine, Men's Health and Chronic Disease Management.

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Dr. Selina Jacob

MBBS, DCH, FRACGP

Special interests include Women's Health including Implanon insertion, Paediatric Health, Chronic Disease Management, Shared Maternity Care, Mental Health and Skin Cancer checks.

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Dr. Adafemi (Femi) Adelaja

MBBS, FRACGP, MSC

Special interests include Men's Health, Paediatrics, Chronic Disease Management and Travel Medicine.

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Dr. Esther Gershenzon

MBBS, FRACGP

Special interests are Women's health including Contraceptive Counselling and Sexual Health Checks, Implanon Insertion, Paediatric Health, Chronic Disease Management and Mental Health.

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Dr. Hong Le

MBBS

We are proud to be an accredited teaching practice for General Practitioner Registrars. A GP Registrar is a fully qualified medical doctor who is undertaking advanced training in order to specialise in General Practice. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners requires aspiring GPs to complete an advanced General Practitioner training program. This advanced training is undertaken over at least two years and involves placements at up to four different Medical Practices. Being fully qualified medical doctors, GP registrars are knowledgeable and skilled and once their training is completed they may continue their careers at Village Family Medical Centre.

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Ryan Semera

Diabetes Educator
Available for appointments every 2nd Saturday (ask for dates)

Our diabetes services include:
- Type 1, Type 2, Pre-diabetes, Impaired Fasting Glucose and Gestational Diabetes
- Insulin initiation and titration/stabilisation
- New medications, medication reviews and the latest treatment options
- Diabetes equipment and gadgets including continuous glucose monitoring device
- Diabetes complication prevention
- Annual cycle of care, travelling, hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, NDSS

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Brenton West

Podiatrist
Available for appointments on Saturday

Southern Cross Podiatry, a community-based podiatry clinic, offers commitment to provide a high standard of care at affordable prices. Our foot clinics were established to allow all individuals of any age or background to get quality podiatry services. Our fully qualified and registered podiatrists take a client-first approach to everything they do, ensuring all care provided is tailored to the needs of each individual.

Bulk Billed Services
We gladly accept and bulk bill valid Chronic Disease Management (Enhanced Primary Care) Plans. We also accept:
•  Pension Card holders
•  Work Cover claims
•  Private Health Insurance
•  The Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
•  Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA).

What is Podiatry?
A Podiatrist focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of the health of your feet. We often see patients who are suffering from:
•  Calluses and corns
•  Fungal nail and skin infections
•  Ingrown toe nails
•  Heel spurs
•  Plantar fasciitis
•  Cracked heels
•  Acute or chronic pain in the toes, foot, ankle or leg Additional services we provide include:
•  Podiatric surgeries
•  Advice on choice of footwear
•  Analysis of walking and running action
•  Orthotic prescription and review
•  Assessment of peripheral vascular disease, diabetes foot health, and those with immunosuppression, autoimmune and neurological conditions For further information call (03)9783 0045 or see our website www.scpod.com.au.

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Eve Power

Psychologist
Available for appointments on Tuesday and Saturday

Eve has been a registered psychologist since 2008 and has worked in clinical and educational settings throughout this time. Eve is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and has additional training in Schema Therapy, EDMR, ACT and Mindfulness. Eve works with clients across a wide range of presenting issues, for both short and long term support.

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Kali Saint-Germain

Social Worker
Pregnancy Support Counsellor

Available appointments on Sundays 10 - 2pm
Kali Saint-Germain is a qualified mental health social worker and has been working in Melbourne as a counsellor, social worker, facilitator and case manager for over 15 years. She has worked with clients in need of advocacy and support in various sectors like disability services, aged care, family violence, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, men's behaviour change groups, women safety support groups, mental health and many more. Kali believes people inherently have good intentions but can become stuck in unhealthy behaviour patterns. This can result in a loss of satisfaction in personal relationships, work, and general well-being. Kali uses sound professional practices; keeping up-to-date with best practice standards set by the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW).

Types of counselling:
General Counselling and
Relationship Counselling
Child Counselling
Depression Counselling
Anxiety Treatment Cultural Issues Bereavement Counselling Couples
Counselling Grief,
Loss & Trauma Counselling
Family Counselling
Trauma Counselling
Pregnancy Support Counsellor

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Kali Saint-Germain

Social Worker: Pregnancy Support Counsellor

Support service available to pregnant women or anyone who has been pregnant in the past 12 months. This service can address all pregnancy-related issues including parenting issues, personal life and relationship issues, anger guilt and anxiety and depression grief and loss. 

This service is Bulk Billed with a GP referral.