Situated in the heart of Mount Eliza, the Village Clinic has been the home for General Practitioners for nearly 50 years. It is the medical care centre for four generations of locals as well as for the visitors to the Mornington Peninsula.
Over the years, Village Clinic has progressively evolved in order to offer the best possible care to their patients by being a modern, fully equipped centre of excellence in General.Practice. With ample car parking, an entry ramp for the disabled we have a large waiting area with two television screen which roll out the day’s news as well as the clinic’s information and special features.
Village Clinic comprises of experienced doctors who work alongside their nursing team and reception staff. In addition to this, Village Clinic also has a physiotherapist, podiatrist, psychologist, and a dietitian on staff.
By having a range of differently skilled professionals on staff, Village Clinic has the capacity to treat a wide range of health issues which can be found in the Health Services Guide. We also offer care plans for mental health, as well health checks for Seniors, skin cancer check and many more all of which can also be found in our Services section.
With Pathology being also available in house, Village Clinic truly is your one stop shop for all your health needs.
Dr Mrin Nayagam
Mrin has the distinction of being the most senior in tenure at the practice, starting at the clinic in January 1998
Mrin has guided the changes at the clinic over the last 20 years, and delights in the status of the Village Clinic; “the centre of excellence” that it is today.
Mrin is particularly proud of the success enjoyed by the “15 Tubs Full Appeal” which gives to the disadvantaged of Frankston and surrounding areas a better quality meal on Christmas day.
Mrin’s interest in the practice revolve around the delivery of first class patient care. Consequently, she sees many families of 3-4 generations; all whom see her as their preferred GP. Her former patients now attend her care with their own families, completing the circle of trust.
MBBS(Hons); MRCP(UK) Paeds; FRACGP; Certificate in primary Skin Care (University of Queensland)
Dr Bill Kerlidis
Bill has been at the Village Clinic sine May 2001
Bill enjoys the breadth and depth of general practice, managing the very young through to the very old and frail and all those in-between. The variety and unpredictability of medical problems seen each day, the daily conversations Bill has with patients all contribute to a satisfying day at work for him.
Bill’s typical day may consist of solving diagnostic dilemmas, procedural medicine (e.g. contraceptive insertion, skin cancer removal, laceration repair, ingrown toenail surgery, fracture repair, joint injections, carpal tunnel injections and iron infusions), skin checks, management of chronic illnesses, managing musculoskeletal problems, disease prevention, restoration and maintenance of physical and spiritual well being, weight management, antenatal care, and travel advice, just to name a few.
Dr Jag Nandra
Jag has been at the Village Clinic since February 2004
Jag enjoys the variety which general practice offers. He is passionate about caring for his patients and believes in holistic care. Jag’s special interest includes chronic disease management (heart disease, diabetes, thyroid etc.), mental health, skin cancer medicine, men’s health, palliative care, travel medicine and minor surgical/musculoskeletal procedures and implanon insertion/removal.
Jag is a medical supervisor and clinical teacher for GP training registrars and 4th year medical students. Additionally he is also an examiner at the college of GPs.
Dr Ann Bedding
Ann has worked at Village Clinic since 2004. She graduated in Medicine in the UK and later gained a Diploma in Ophthalmology from London. She moved to Melbourne in 1990 and has lived and worked here since. Ann enjoys all aspects of General Practice especially the privilege of supporting patients during their troubles and supervising and teaching our GP registrars and Medical Students. She is also an examiner for the GP college.
Ann still maintains a keen interest in eye diseases. Other areas of interest are in performing minor procedures (such as removal of skin lesions, Implanon insertion and removal), travel medicine, women’s health and Aboriginal Health.
MBChB (UK); Diploma in Ophthalmology (UK); FRACGP
Dr Kelly Vlamakis
Kelly has been at the Village Clinic since May 2002
Kelly has a holistic approach to health and well being. Kelly enjoys all aspects of general practice, especially managing women’s health, mental health and maintaining physical and emotional well being
MBBS (Hons), FRACGP
Dr Luke Carter
Luke has been with the Village Clinic since January 2007
Luke lives locally with his amazing wife and four children.
He takes a holistic approach and enjoys the unpredictable and varied challenges that general practice offers.
Luke's special interests include chronic disease management, mental health care, skin cancer medicine, minor surgical procedures, travel health, mens health, injury and pain management, paediatrics, LGBTIQ health.
He consults regularly at a local retirement village. He has particular experience in the health of the elderly.
MBBS (Hons), BMedSci (Hons), FRACGP
Dr Anja Grunt
Anja has been with the Village Clinic since February 2014
Anja enjoys all aspects of general practice, especially managing women’s health, family medicine, travel medicine, and managing and promoting health and well being for her patients.
Dr Patrick Renshaw
Patrick has been with the Village Clinic since February 2015.
Patrick previously worked as a sports and musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for 10 years prior to obtaining his medical degree. He has a keen interest in sports medicine, musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. Patrick’s other interests include paediatrics, family medicine, advising on travel medicine, performing minor procedures, and managing health and well being for all stages of life.
MBBS, FRACGP, BAS (Physiotherapy), GradDipPaed
Dr Jeremy Chan
Jeremy has been with Village Clinic since February 2016
Jeremy has an interest in all aspects of general practice medicine, including children’s health, men’s health, gastrointestinal health, minor surgical procedures, and simple fractures. He also consults at The Mornington Retirement Village. He will often give informal careers counselling with his medical consultations.
BCom/BSci (Hons), Dip Child Health, MBBS (Hons)
Peter Thomas, Physiotherapist
Peter is a physiotherapist specialising in treating musculoskeletal, and sports injury conditions. Peter works closely with the doctors.
B. Sci, B.Physiotherapy
Bree Buchanan, Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Bree has been practicing privately for the past 3 years, having graduated recently with a fresh outlook on nutrition and health. Bree is interested in helping her patients overcome disease with a healthy lifestyle and diet. Her special interests include diabetes, intolerances, low FODMAP diets, oncology and heart health.
Bch Food Science & Nutrition, Bch Nutrition & Diet
Donna Catanese, Clinical & Counselling Psychologist
Donna has been at the Village Clinic since November 2016. Donna works with clients across the age span with a variety of presenting issues including; anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, grief, trauma related responses etc. Donna has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, having worked in community services and school settings for a number of years.
B.A., Grad Dip. Appl.Psych, M.A. (Couns), MAPS
Lesley Newcombe, Podiatrist
Lesley has extensive experience in providing services to all age groups and has a special interest in diabetes and improving foot health through education and management of common problems.
Dr Simmone Ryan
Dr Simmone Ryan is a registered clinical psychologist. Her experience in working with adolescents and adults has been accrued from a variety of settings including private practice, government-funded public organisations, university, and acute adult psychiatric care. She has a special interest in bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety.
Simmone believes that fundamental elements in a working therapeutic relationship include mutual-respect, transparency, and collaboration. She continually strives to provide a non-judgemental and safe space for clients. Treatment is tailored for the individual using evidence based therapies, some of which include Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy.
B.BNSC, B.SC (HONS),D.PSYCH (CLINICAL),MAPS,FCCLP
Patrick has a passion for musculoskeletal injuries of the lower limb and foot, diabetic foot management and general nail and skin care of the feet. He is enthusiastic about applying latest evidence based practice to a presenting issues all the while ensuring the patient is happy with the management plan. Love all sports, movies and music and thoroughly enjoy a chat and getting to know new patients.
Dr Zoe Woodruff
Zoe is a clinical psychologist with experience working with adults and children in a range of settings including; private practice, community and allied health, inpatient programs, child and adolescent mental health services and primary school settings. Zoe has a special interest in women’s mental health, providing woman-centered care and supporting children and families experiencing a range of emotional and developmental difficulties. Zoe also has an interest in supporting parents to explore parenting styles and strategies as well as patterns of communication in families. Zoe takes a collaborative approach to working with clients on their identified goals and uses evidence-based approaches in her work including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, psycho-education and play therapy techniques. She brings warmth and curiosity to her practice.