Beaumaris Medical Centre

Allied Health

Allied Health

 

At Beaumaris Medical Centre we have a variety of allied health service providers working onsite to provide you with a holistic, team-based approach to complex medical care.

 
 

Pathology

Dorevitch Pathology is located at 31 North Concourse, offering a complete range of pathology services  including blood tests, ECGs, breath testing, urine tests, etc.

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Physiotherapy

Shelley Sweidan runs a general physiotherapy practice and as part of a team with other members of
Beaumaris Medical Centre will assist you on the road to recovery and good health.

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Psychology

Beaumaris Medical Centre has multiple onsite psychologists with broad skills and interests, including general psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychotherapy, eating disorder care, couples counselling, family and individual therapy, anxiety and depression management, and help with school problems, including bullying, social issues and anxiety.

Please refer to individual entries for their specific interests.

  • Angela Martin

  • Christine Ellisdon

  • Tatiana Shemer

  • Sarah Novotny

  • Peter Wilson

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Podiatry

Beaumaris Podiatry offers appointments Monday to Friday with their team of experienced and caring podiatrists who offer a full range of services including general podiatry, nail management, corns, callus treatment, orthotics and diabetic foot care. 

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Dietitian

Jenny Davidson is a general dietitian with experience in many areas including weight loss, diabetes, and irritable bowel syndrome.

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Diabetes educator

Rebecca Gebert is available at Beaumaris Medical Centre as a childhood and adolescent diabetes educator, working with patients from 0-22 years and is available by appointment.

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Pathology

Dorevitch Pathology is located at 31 North Concourse, and operates independently to our clinic. Dorevitch Pathology offers a complete range of pathology services including blood tests, ECGs, breath testing, urine tests, etc.

 

Podiatry


Beaumaris Podiatry has been operating within the Beaumaris Medical Centre for 15 years. We currently have 4 senior podiatrists available 5 days per week.
Our podiatrists; Kirsten Morris, Fiona Barker, Kathryn Nicol and Hazel Souyave have all completed a four-year bachelor of Podiatry degree and have a keen interest in all aspects of podiatric care. Each podiatrist has over 10 years experience working across a broad range of specialities.
Your podiatrist has been trained to treat, diagnosed and educate you in the following areas.
• Routine and regular foot and nail care
• Treatment and maintenance of corns and callouses
• Fungal infections of nails
• Wart and verracue treatments
• Ingrown toenails, including minor nail surgeries (if required)
• Children’s foot problems
• Diabetes foot care
• Sports injuries
• Biomechanical gait assessment (the way you use your feet)
• Foot orthotics and arch supports
• Heel, arch and forefoot pain
Refer for X Rays and Ultrasounds (if required)

The services we provide

• All appointments are booked in 30 minutes time slots allowing enough time to assess and treat your concerns
• Thorough diabetes assessments are undertaken (if required) and detailed reports are sent to your GP
• Thorough biomechanical assessments are undertaken during your initial assessment, a follow up appointment may be required if casting for custom made orthotics is required. Your Podiatrist with discuss this with you during your appointment
• Home visit appointments are available
• Pension rates are available

Payment options
• HICAPS, Visa, Mastercard and EFTPOS available
• DVA referrals are accepted
• EPC (Enhanced Primary care plan) for eligible patients are all fully bulk billed
• Workcover and TAC approved clients accepted

Please contact reception on 9589 4559 to arrange an appointment and for information regarding our current fees and charges.

 

Physiotherapy

Shelley Sweidan BSc (Physiotherapy) - member of the Australian Physiotherapy association

Shelley joined Beaumaris Medical Centre in 1998, shortly after immigrating to Australia. She runs a general physiotherapy practice with special interest in musculoskeletal issues, back and neck problems as well as joint rehabilitation. Shelley utilises the best available evidence and research to help you recover and is committed to help you lead an active life. She works as part of the team with other members of Beaumaris Medical Centre to assist you on your road to recovery and good health.

Shelley is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, and uses a combination of hands-on treatment, education and exercise prescription to treat the following conditions:

  • Orthopaedic musculoskeletal conditions, spine, neck and back pain, sprains, strains, tension headaches, frozen shoulder, and other soft tissue injuries

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation (hip, knee, shoulder, etc)

  • Post-fracture rehabilitation

  • Treatment for dizziness related to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) using gentle repositioning manoeuvres

Shelley accepts all the following: Private Patients, GP management plans (Enhanced Primary Care plans), DVA, TAC and WorkCover.

Hicaps claiming and EFTPOS on site.

Home visits available on request.

When she's not working, Shelley enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and exercising.

 

Dietitian

Looking for a Dietitian? Refresh Dietetics offers individual consultations  as well as groups and seminars "to order". Jenny Davidson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 20 years experience in clinical (hospital) dietetics, food service, community dietetics, groups and private practice.

Refresh Dietetics commenced as a small business in Elsternwick in 1988 running 2 sessions per week in a General Practice setting. Jenny was keen to gain more experience in all areas of dietetics but kept her private practice running part time from varying locations. Now she has three sites and offers a variety of times for individual appointments as well as running small groups and seminars as the need arises. Jenny sees clients from 5 years of age to 105.

She is presently at Beaumaris Medical Centre on Fridays.

Please call 9589 4559 to make an appointment to see Jenny.

 

Psychology

Mindful Counselling

Mindful Counselling offers professional and confidential counselling to children, adolescents, adults and couples. Our approach is respectful of individual differences and is evidence based. We believe that every person has the capacity for change, while appreciating that this process may be quite confronting and challenging for some. We therefore strive to empower people to overcome barriers so they may achieve their goals and create satisfying and fulfilling lives. Our psychologists and psychotherapists have extensive experience across a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, specialist services and in private practice. Each of our therapists has their own special interests and areas of expertise.

Dr Christine Ellisdon - Clinical Psychologist

BSSc(Family Studies)(Hons), DPsych(Clinical), MAPS

Christine has worked in the field of mental health since 2000. She has extensive experience working with older  adolescents and adults and has a specialist interest in treating anxiety disorders and relationship difficulties. Christine is also skilled and experienced in treating trauma, grief and loss, mood disorders, and difficulties associated with life transitions. As an integral part of her approach, Christine places particular emphasis on addressing issues affecting a person’s sense of self-worth and self-esteem and how these issues influence various areas of life.

Angela Martin - Psychologist

BA (Psych), Grad Dip (Voc Counselling) Dist, MAPS, AMASH

Angela has worked in the field of mental health for approximately 30 years. She has experience working with older adolescents, adults and couples.  Her therapeutic approach is fundamentally cognitive emphasising positive thinking and behaviour to initiate change. Angela has special interest and extensive experience in treating anxiety, mood disorders and relationship issues. She is also skilled and experienced in stress management, assertiveness training, self esteem and confidence building, grief and loss and difficulties associated with life transitions.

Sarah Novotny - Psychologist

BA, PostGradDip (Psych), MPsych

Sarah has been working in the field for over 12 years and has a particular interest in working with adolescents and young adults. She also has considerable experience in assisting adults with a variety of presenting issues including life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, and coaching in the areas of decision making, problem solving, communication, assertiveness and self esteem.

Tatianna Shemer - Psychotherapist

BSW, MSW, AASW

Tatianna is a highly experienced clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist who specializes in the areas of trauma and complex trauma, sexual assaults, family violence and how these life experiences affect the development and life of the individual. Additional areas of interest and experience include women’s health and psycho-oncology, grief and loss, relationship issues, anxiety and depression.


Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson is a registered Clinical Psychologist with more than 15 years experience.  In that time he has worked in a range of settings which include clinical, educational and forensic. He has also been in private practice since 1999.
Presently Peter works as a school psychologist within the private and state school sectors. He practices from the Beaumaris Medical Centre as well as a clinic in Glenhuntly. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne where he supervises a range of post graduate, Masters and PhD students in Counselling and Psychology. He is a member of the College of Clinical Psychology – Australian Psychological Society and the Australasian Sleep Association.
At Beaumaris Medical Centre, Peter provides counselling, assessment and diagnosis of a range of conditions. He has particular interests and experience in anxiety, post traumatic stress, OCD, autism spectrum, depression, sleep, pain disorders, early onset and chronic psychotic and related disorders. Peter has also had considerable experience and expertise working with individuals, couples and families. From his experience and training he also works with many of the disorders of childhood and adolescence including developmental disorders, school attendance & behaviour, study skills, exam stress, social and educational problems and a range of other health related conditions including ADD and ADHD, and social media issues.
Peter works with all age groups from young children, adolescents and adults. The approaches employed include Cognitive Behavioural, Acceptance & Commitment, Mindfulness and Brief Solution Focused therapeutic approaches. He also assists clients to understand the nature of their difficulties, empower them to collaboratively address concerns and assists the person to begin the most realistic means of achieving positive ongoing change. These approaches are found by research to increase the possibility of producing measurable and effective outcomes which are generally efficient in producing positive changes for the individual.
Peter works in close collaboration with the GP’s, Sleep Physicians, Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, school counsellors and other health professionals. .
Full Medicare and private health insurance rebated services including bulk billing services are available where appropriate. Other services include Work Cover, TAC and insurance funded clients.

Peter is available on Wednesday from 8-11am and some Monday afternoons. For appointments call reception on 9589 4559.

Rebates

Medicare rebates are available for those who receive a mental health care plan from their General Practitioner. · Bulk Billing is also available for those with a health care card or concession card, or may be negotiated according to individual circumstances.· TAC and Workcover approved clients accepted.

 

Diabetes educator

Rebecca Gebert - paediatric diabetes

RN CDE BN (Hons), Grad Cert DiabEd


Childhood & Adolescent Diabetes Nurse Educator
Rebecca is a Registered Nurse and a Credentialled Diabetes Educator. She has extensive experience in managing childhood, and young people’s (0-22 years) Diabetes. She has been practicing for over 15 years.
Areas of clinical interest are intensive insulin management, support in the community and motivational education.
She offers a weekend diabetes education consultancy service (monthly basis), is able to apply CGM and supports intensive insulin management.
Rebbeca provides comprehensive support: to insulin stabilisation or review, for school visits, developing individualised educational material & diabetes care action plan, ability to assess and support self care concern/s or issue. She can use upload technology to support insulin pump (CSII) management.
She accepts the Medicare rebate under the Enhanced Primary Care referrals from a G.P. and supports NDSS & NDSS/IPC registration.