We have both male and female GPs available for consultations. Our General Practice services include:
We are a member of the Travel Medicine Alliance and are also an accredited yellow fever vaccine centre. We will provide travel vaccines and travel health advice to prepare you for a healthy international experience. This means that when you book a specific ‘travel appointment’ you will be able to discuss the details of your trip with a doctor who will advise you on the best way to protect yourself while away.
Generally speaking you should see your travel doctor six to eight weeks prior to your departure date. But even at short notice it can be useful to see us, as some vaccines and malaria medications can be given even the day before departure.
Visit our practice to be assessed for diving medicals, divers require a certificate of fitness before entering the water. This medical involves a full consultation with the doctor. Please contact the clinic for further enquiries.
In addition to general medical consultations, the following allied health practitioners offer their services at the clinic:
Book online with Dan Purdam
Dan is an enthusiastic podiatrist who enjoys having the opportunity to help others. He studied a bachelor of podiatry at La Trobe University and has had experience in a range of settings including hospitals, community health, working with footwear, orthotic laboratories and private practice.
Since completing his studies, Dan has worked within a sports medicine clinic and also within a large podiatry clinic where he assisted in clinical development of new graduate podiatrists. Dan is also a supervisor at the Latrobe University podiatry clinic, where he aids the clinical development of podiatry students.
Dan has also spent many hours in the operating theater with podiatric and orthopaedic surgeons in order to learn about surgical options for people with chronic foot issues, bunions, flat feet and hammertoes. Dan follows a holistic clinical approach; he takes special care to consider each aspect of the person, their medical history, their footwear and their lifestyle (not just their feet). He consults at Surrey Hills, Elwood and Prahran.
Joel Feren is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist with a background in the biomedical sciences. Joel has previously worked in corporate health and consulted in sports nutrition and he continues to practice in aged care in addition to his work in private practice. He has a special interest in digestive health, diabetes and heart disease, nutrition in the senior years, and nutrition during pregnancy as well as men’s health.
Joel will tailor-make a diet program to suit your specific needs. He takes a holistic approach to health and nutrition and will aim to implement a healthy eating plan based on the inclusion of a variety of foods from the five different food groups.
Joel is a professional member of the Dietitians Association of Australia, Coeliac Australia, Diabetes Australia and the Sports Dietitians Association. For more information about Joel and his approach to diet and lifestyle go to: www.heartynutrition.com.au.
St Vincent’s Pathology is located on site. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm and Saturdays 9.00am -12.30pm
For further information regarding St Vincent’s Pathology services and fees please view their website http://path.svhm.org.au
Dr. Jodie can refresh your natural look by delivering subtle enhancements that leave you feeling and looking your best.
Using a combination of Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants and Dermal Fillers Dr. Jodie will soften lines and wrinkles, lift and shape your natural contours and enhance your signature features. The outcome is always subtle yet significant. Dr. Jodie believes less is definitely more with cosmetic treatments.
Dr. Jodie can refresh your natural beauty in four steps:
Assessment: Extensive assessment of your whole face, finding it’s balance and harmony.
Tailored Plan: Comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Consultation: Detailed explanation of your tailored plan, treatments, expectations and timelines.
Treatment: Treatment performed with the skill and care that comes from being a qualified medical doctor.
Dr. Jodie has trained extensively in facial aesthetic assessment, injectable treatments, skin care and rejuvenation. These skills have seen her become a trainer of other doctors, plastic surgeons and dermatologists.
Dr. Jodie will conduct your treatment personally.
For more information, see www.dr-jodie.com.au
Mr Joseph Thomas is an Australian trained Urologist based in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Joseph completed his Australian training in Victoria in 2002. He then travelled to the UK where he worked extensively in Oxford and Leeds before becoming the Head of Endourology at Southampton General Teaching Hospital, UK.
In 2010 he returned to Melbourne and has established his Urological practice in the eastern suburbs.
Joseph is happy to treat all urological conditions and has a sub specialist interest in Endourology – robotic surgery and kidney stones.
Joseph operates at The Epworth Eastern and Knox hospitals.
For an appointment, please call 03 9890 7222.
Mr Jacob Vanyai is a General Surgeon with a particular interest in Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. He is keen to ensure all his patients receive the best possible care utilising minimally invasive surgical techniques and modern enhanced recovery protocols.
Mr Vanyai trained in General Surgery at Monash Health and Alfred Health. Admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2013, Mr Vanyai gained additional experience in General Surgery at Royal Darwin Hospital and in Upper GI surgery at John Hunter Hospital and Western Health. He is accredited to perform diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
Mr Vanyai is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Gastro Oesophageal Surgery Association and the Australia and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association. He remains an active member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as an instructor in surgical and critical care skills.
To ensure a safe and effective recovery from surgery, Mr Vanyai offers a 24 hour on-call service for all patients.
• Weight loss surgery
• Gallbladder and gallstone management, including choledochoscopy
• Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair and anti-reflux surgery
• Oesophageal and gastric cancer care
• Laparoscopic abdominal wall hernia repair
• Gastroscopy and colonoscopy
For an appointment, please call 03 8370 3188.