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About our Practice

This well-established family GP clinic provides a range of primary healthcare services

This well-established family GP clinic provides a range of primary healthcare services. Male and female GPs are available. We are committed to providing comprehensive general practice care to all individuals and families in this community. Consultation is by appointment, although urgent cases will always be seen. Standard appointments are 15 minutes in duration. If you feel you will require a longer appointment, please inform the receptionist at the time of booking.

Please note that we will be closed on the following;
  • Monday 25th December, 2017 – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26th December, 2017 - Boxing Day
  • Monday 1st January, 2018 – New Year’s Day
Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 6 pm

Saturday 8.30 am – 11 am

Contact us

P: (03) 9571 9933 (business hours and Saturday mornings)

After Hours to phone National Home Doctor Service: 131 725

For emergencies phone 000

Fax: 9571 3604

 

Carparking

Limited parking is available onsite at the rear of the building or there is ample parking on Glenhuntly Road, please note that local parking restrictions apply.

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The following doctors work at our practice:

Dr Jamie McDonald (Medical Director)

(MBBS, BMedSci, BSc, DipRANZCOG, FRACGP)

Jamie graduated in medicine from the University of Tasmania and completed rotations at hospitals in Melbourne. He spent a number of years in the permanent forces of the Royal Australian Navy before returning to study, completing his Diploma in Obstetrics in 1990. Jamie spent 12 years in general practice, mostly as a GP obstetrician. For the past 17 years, Jamie has worked at Cabrini in various roles. He established the staff clinic at Cabrini Malvern in 1999 and has regularly assisted on surgeries. In late 2005, Jamie was asked to develop a hospital-in-the-home unit, where he remains medical director of this busy, doctor-run service. He is actively involved in undergraduate student teaching and has held executive positions with the Hospital in the Home Society of Australasia. Jamie is Director Cabrini Primary Care responsible for Cabrini’s first general practice in Caulfield South.

Available

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1 pm – 5 pm (short waiting period)


Dr Karen Lewis

MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Karen graduated from Monash University in 1988. She completed postgraduate training at Box Hill Hospital and Caulfield Hospital. She has been working in general practice since 1992. Dr Lewis is vocationally registered and her special interests include aged care, women’s health, mental health and medical education, having been an educator for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Further, she is an examiner for this college. Dr Lewis does home visits, including nursing homes, supported residential services and Oak Grange Retirement Village

Available

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30 am – 12.30 pm (longer waiting period)


Dr Naomi Bronzite

MBBS, BSc, FRACGP

Naomi is a Principal Doctor for our Practice and studied medicine in London, UK at the Royal Free Hospital, graduating in 1992. She spent her postgraduate years in London where she qualified and practised as a GP. In 1999, together with her husband and four children, she relocated to Holland where she became a partner in a general practice just outside of Amsterdam. In 2011, she emigrated to Australia, and has worked in general practices Werribee and Prahran. Naomi is actively involved in teaching, having taught both GP registrars and second-year medical students locally. Although a generalist, she especially enjoys dealing with issues with women’s health and paediatrics.


Dr Mellanie Lloyd

MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma in Child Health, Certificate of Sexual Health and Family Planning

Mellanie is Principal Medical Officer at the Cabrini General Practice. She graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 2001 and gained her fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners in 2007. Mellanie’s medical practice has taken her to many places from the UK to the surf coast of Victoria. As a general practitioner, she has worked in many locations around Melbourne. Mellanie has worked at Family Planning Victoria, including a position as Senior Medical Officer responsible for updating the Sexual Health Clinical Operations Protocols. She enjoys the diversity of general practice and treating patients through all stages of their life. Her particular interests include sexual health, women’s health and children’s health. She is a mother of four young children.


 
Dr David Velten

M.B.B.S F.R.A.C.G.P Master of Sports Medicine

David graduated from Monash University in 1995 and has worked in General Practice since 1999. He completed his fellowship with the College of General Practitioners in 2001. David has a special interest in Sports Medicine, having completed a Master of Sports Medicine in 2009. He was medical officer for the North Melbourne Football Club from 2008-2010, and is currently the medical officer for the Gold Coast Suns, covering their away games.


 
Dr Belinda Carne

Belinda graduated with Honours from Melbourne University in 1993. She went on to complete fellowships in General Practice and Emergency Medicine and works as a GP, Emergency Physician and Mum to three children in addition to various volunteer roles. Along the way, she has worked in a variety of rural, regional and city settings including time as a Retrieval Physician and as Senior Clinical Lecturer at Deakin University in Geelong and was involved in the development of the Deakin post graduate medical course from 2007.

Belinda is currently involved in teaching and training and has been an examiner for the College of General Practitioners and an Instructor in Simulation in Health Care using Crisis Resource Management principles. She has published in this area in addition to being a contributing author to the Oxford Specialist Handbook of Retrieval Medicine. A strong interest in ongoing education has resulted in a Diploma in Children’s Health, a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a Certificate from Family Planning Victoria and a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health (aeromedical retrieval).

Belinda loves all aspects of medicine and enjoys caring for children, older people and everyone in between. Her goal is to maximise health and well-being for all.