We are a team of GPs, nurses, allied health providers, and visiting specialist physicians. We want to offer you a comprehensive in-house service and are continuing to build a "one-stop-shop" for high quality healthcare tailored to your individual needs.
People who choose to work with us believe that everyone should be able to access excellent healthcare, and that everyone has a right to good health. For us, health starts with the whole person, and how health fits into the individual's personal circumstances. To make this as easy as possible, we have a team of doctors, nurses, and allied health providers on board, and we are now working on integrating more primary health care professionals into the centre.
If you'd like to find out more about the individual practitioners who work at Shepparton Medical Centre, have a look at the Meet your Team page also.
If you'd like to know what our fees are for specific services, please refer to our schedule of fees.
GPs are usually the first port of call for most people. In collaboration with you, your GP will develop a plan to keep you in good health, or get your health back on track. Sometimes, this means involving other healthcare professionals along the way - where that's the case, your GP will discuss this with you.
At the moment, we have four senior general practitioners working with us. Between them, they have more than a hundred years experience in the profession and an excellent track record. All of our GPs have one or several specific interests, such as children's health, women's health, sexual health, men's health, treatment of phobias, aged care, and mental health.
All our GPs enjoy learning and teaching, and invest significant time in continuously building their own knowledge and skills.
To find out more about individual GPs working with us, visit our Meet your Team page.
We usually have four GP registrars working with us, sometimes more. A GP registrar is a fully qualified doctor who has chosen to undertake specialist training in General Practice. This specialist training takes a minimum of two years. Some of our registrars stay for a year, and some stay for the two years, combined with stints in other locations as required by their training schedule.
We're very happy that our current "crop" of senior registrars has expressed an interest in staying with us when their specialist training finishes. This means we are aiming to expand our team significantly during 2016, providing you with increased access to very well trained GPs.
To find out more about individual GP registrars, visit our Meet your Team page.
Enter the unsung heroes of primary care. Long gone are the times where the nurse's role was to carry out doctors' orders. Our nurses are highly qualified, highly capable healthcare providers in their own right. All our nurses are division 1 registered nurses with additional qualifications. Think of nurses as your health companions - here are just some examples of what they can do for you.
If you are a new patient, you will usually meet with one of our nurses to go through your medical history, and find out what's important to you. This really helps your doctor and team to tailor your care to your needs.
Our nurses are our leaders in preventive care - for example immunisations, health checks, and courses that help you get fit before things go pear-shaped. If you'd like to know more about prevention, make an appointment with one of our nurses to discuss your individual needs.
Our nurses are also very much at the centre of your chronic disease management team. So, if you live with diabetes or cardiovascular disease, chances are that one of our nurses works with you to set and achieve your health goals.
To find out more about individual practice nurses, visit our Meet your Team page.
The term allied health refers to an increasingly important group of healthcare providers. At the moment, we contract a dietitian, an exercise physiologist, a psychologist, and a mental health social worker. As their titles suggest, they are experts in helping you stay well and get better quickly - physically and mentally. All our allied health work hand-in-hand with our doctors and nurses. We are very keen to integrate them into our team. Our allied health providers use the same computer system as our doctors and nurses - this really helps the team communicate and collaborate around you and your health.
To find out more about individual allied health providers, visit our Meet your Team page.
Three specialist physicians visit Shepparton Medical Centre on a regular basis:
- Dr David Prentice is a neurologist.
- Dr Thomas Schultz is an infectious diseases physician.
- Dr Joseph Saji is a psychiatrist.