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.
Dr. Tina Sutton
BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRACGP
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.
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.
Dr. Carrie Kausman
MBBS (Hons) FRACGP DipObst
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
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.
Dr. Claire Toohey
MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
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.
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.
Dr. Amanda Scott
MBBS (HONS) FRACGP
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Maryallan Girolami
MBBS FRACGP DCH DBM IBCLC
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.
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.
Outside of work Maryallan enjoys spending time with family and friends, chasing after her young son, travelling and exploring beautiful beaches.