General Practitioners

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NEST's General Practitioners (GPs) are skilled in all areas of Medicine, with a strong interest and expertise in the health and wellbeing of young families, including children and their parents.

 

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Dr. Dimity Williams

General Practitioner
MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, CSCT (Women's Health)

Professional Experience

Dimity completed her medical degree at Monash University and then spent several years in the hospital system working in various fields including paediatrics, psychiatry and obstetrics. She then specialised in General Practice and has worked in the Eastern suburbs for over 20 years in both private practice and community health.

Dimity has been an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners for over 10 years.

Professional Interests

Dimity is interested in all aspects of General Practice, particularly women's and children's health from pre-conception counselling,  pregnancy, breastfeeding and infant health to adolescence.

She is accredited for Shared Care with The Mercy Hospital for Women, The Royal Women's Hospital (Parkville) and the Royal Women's Hospital (Sandringham) looking after her patients throughout their pregnancy in collaboration with these public hospitals.

Personal Interests Outside of Work

Dimity is interested in how our wellbeing is dependent on healthy ecosystems and so spends much of her spare time working on the health/nature connection.

She is a Co-Founder of the Kids in Nature Network and Nature Play Week which promote the benefits of time in nature for children http://www.natureplayweek.org.au 

Dimity loves spending time bushwalking, camping and just being in natural places with her family and friends. She also loves yoga and gardening and is a keen commuter cyclist.

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Dr. Tina Sutton

General Practitioner
BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRACGP

Professional Background/Experience

After attaining a BSc(Hons) in psychology from Monash University, Tina went on to study medicine at Flinders University in South Australia, graduating in 2000. While working in mainly medical jobs in the hospital system, Tina also engaged in melanoma research and clinical drug trials. Tina worked for a few years in hospitals before deciding on a career in general practice. During her GP training, Tina had the opportunity to work in a variety of different general practices, in both urban and outer metropolitan locations.

Professional Interests

Tina is interested in all areas of general practice. She has particular interests in women’s health, paediatrics, sexual health, preventative medicine, dermatology and food allergies in children. Tina has also attended the Sexual and Reproductive Health course at Family Planning Victoria and is able to insert and remove Implanon.

Personal Interests outside of work

Outside of work, Tina spends most of her time with her 3 children and husband. Tina enjoys cooking, good coffee and spending quality time with friends. 

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Dr. Alison Richards

General Practitioner
MBBS
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Dr. Carrie Kausman

General Practitioner
MBBS (Hons) FRACGP DipObst

Professional Background/Experience


Carrie completed her medical degree at Monash University in 1997and then spent several years in the hospital system working in various fields including paediatrics, psychiatry and obstetrics.  She has completed her Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  She then specialised in General Practice in 2003 and has worked in the Eastern and Bayside suburbs for over 15 years

 

Professional Interests

Carrie is interested in all aspects of General Practice, particularly women's and children's health and the family as a whole.  From pre-conception counselling, breastfeeding and infant health to adolescence.  She is also interested in Mental health and Sexual health and is able to insert and remove Implanon.

 


Personal Interests Outside of Work

Outside of work, Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 daughters.  She enjoys good coffee and catching up with friends.  She also loves travelling and exploring new places.
 

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Dr. Claire Toohey

General Practitioner
MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG

Professional background/experience

Claire completed her medical degree at Melbourne University in 2004.
During her hospital training, she worked at The Royal Women’s Hospital for one year and completed a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
As a GP, Claire has worked in Darwin and in various general practices across Melbourne.
Claire is an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Professional interests

Claire takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing and enjoys practicing medicine with families through all stages of life. In particular, she enjoys partnering with women during pre-conception, pregnancy and parenthood.

She is accredited for Shared Care with The Royal Women's Hospital (Sandringham), looking after her patients throughout their pregnancy in collaboration with the hospital. 

Personal interests outside of work

Claire enjoys spending time with her own family – she has two young children. Claire loves to paint, spend time outdoors and practice yoga.

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Dr. Amanda Scott

General Practitioner
MBBS (HONS) FRACGP

Professional background: 

Amanda completed her Medical degree at Monash University in 2005. She gained experience in general medicine, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and psychiatry during her post graduate training. Amanda obtained her Fellowship of General Practice in 2015 and has been involved with teaching GP registrars and medical students. She is also an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. 

Professional interests:

Amanda is an experienced GP with special interest in all aspects of women's and children's health. Amanda uses her empathic and caring manner to provide comprehensive, evidence-based and wholistic patient-centered care. Amanda has a wealth of experience in caring for children of all ages, from newborn to adolescence. She enjoys advising women about PMT, menstrual issues, preconception care, breast feeding and contraception choices: Amanda is trained to insert and remove Mirena IUD and Implanon. Amanda is also accredited to provide shared care to pregnant women at Sandringham Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital, Monash Medical Centre and Box Hill Hospital. Amanda's care of pregnant women and new families over recent years has made her passionate about supporting parents as they transition to their new role. 

Personal interests:

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She loves going for long walks along the beach and reading a good book. 

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Dr. Maryallan Girolami

General Practitioner
MBBS FRACGP DCH DBM IBCLC

Professional background:

Dr Maryallan Girolami completed her Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery through Monash University. She trained for her Fellowship in General Practice both in metropolitan Melbourne and on the Mornington Penninsula. In more recent times she has completed her lactation consulting qualifications and stands as one of the few Melbourne based GPs with International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) accreditation.

Professional interests:

Maryallan has a keen interest in Women’s and Childrens health as well as medical education. In 2013, she completed her Diploma of Child Health through Sydney University and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She is also involved in Medical School education tutoring at Monash University.

Personal interests:

Outside of work Maryallan enjoys spending time with family and friends, chasing after her young son, travelling and exploring beautiful beaches.