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.
Dr Emily McMullin
Emily completed her Bachelor of Surgery and Medicine at Monash University. Before completing her General Practice Fellowship in Melbourne, Emily worked in remote indigenous health across the Northern Territory and in hospitals experiencing General Medicine, Surgery and Paediatrics.
Emily enjoys the variety in General Practice and takes a holistic approach to preventive health and nutrition. She enjoys working with families and providing focused care for newborns, children and adolescents. Emily is experienced in women's health including sexual health, fertility, contraceptive counselling and inserting Implanon.
Beyond work, Emily is a keen cyclist and enjoys exploring the outdoors with her young family. She is also a craft enthusiast and always has a creative project or two to work on in the background. Emily is also a keen listener to a variety of podcasts.
Dr Howard Goldenberg
I was born into a medical household in the small Riverina town of Leeton. My father was one of those legendary country doctors who could do everything - and did. My father honoured his work and the town honoured him with trust. I was born into Medicine and I grew up inspired by the honour of being a doctor.
At Monash Medical School I was taught the new discipline of Community and Preventative Medicine, ancient concepts newly brought into focus. Monash too pioneered the placement of its students for a term in General Practice. I came to love the Medicine of Family, the whole messy, glorious business of making families (Obstetrics) and raising them (Paediatrics and Mental Health). I trained in Obstetrics, gaining a mickey mouse qualification, then turned to my first love, Family Practice. I sat and passed exams in Family Medicine, encountering on the way the surprising ( and misguided) notion that GP was a medical specialty in its own right. I reject that notion: I am a GP by vocation; I rejoice in being a generalist.
Since entering General Practice in 1972 I have worked in country towns, from Diamond Creek (29 years) to Halls Creek, in remote Aboriginal communities, in villages all around Australia, in Christmas Island Detention Centre, in the gaol in Alice Springs, and at nights from my study (10 years) as District Medical Officer for Central Australia. For the past 10 years I have worked 15 hours a week in the GP clinic at the Royal Childrens Hospital, while working four days a week in a Collins Street General Practice.
I am excited to join the medical staff of NEST, a practice which has gained and maintained the loyalty of thousands who cross the threshold in need and who depart in satisfaction. I feel it an honour to work among such people.