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. Maryallan Girolami

General Practitioner
MBBS FRACGP DCH DBM IBCLC

Dr Maryallan Girolami is currently on Maternity Leave

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. 

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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 - Principal GP

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 Marianna Dare

General Practitioner
MBBS, FRACGP, DCH (Diploma of Child Health), MPH (Master of Public Health)

Professional background:

Dr Marianna (Mary) Dare completed her medical degree at Adelaide University in 2004 and worked at Flinders Medical Centre, The Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Alfred Hospital prior to commencing work in general practice in 2009.

Mary has worked as a GP in Adelaide, the Barossa Valley and Melbourne.  In 2018 she returned to Melbourne after spending two years in the USA with her young family.  She has since worked as a GP in Hawthorn and South Melbourne.

Mary holds a Master of Public Health from James Cook University, Diploma of Child Health from Adelaide University, Certificate of Sexual and Reproductive Health from the Council of Sexual Health & Family Planning and Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.  She is qualified to provide shared care for pregnant women through the Royal Women’s, Sandringham and Mercy hospitals, and insert Implanon contraceptive devices.

Professional interests:

Mary is passionate about preventative care in the health of women, children and their families.  She also has a strong interest in travel medicine and has enjoyed applying this to her own overseas adventures.

Areas of interest:
- women’s health
- shared obstetric care
- sexual and reproductive health
- children’s health
- travel medicine

Personal interests:

Outside of work Mary enjoys pilates, jogging, yoga and spending time outdoors with her husband and sons.

 

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Dr Margaret (Meg) Jordan

General Practitioner
BSc, MBBS, FRACGP

Professional background

Born and bred in Brisbane, Meg studied Biomedical Science before gaining her medical degree from The University of Queensland. She completed her final years of university and time as a junior doctor at Toowoomba Hospital. During this time, Meg completed rotations in obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, emergency, surgery and several stints in smaller country towns. Meg saw the light and moved to Victoria in 2016 to complete her GP training. Since then she has worked in a variety of general practice around Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Professional interests

General Practice attracted Meg because of its diversity and the long-term holistic care it allows. Her areas of particular interest include women’s health, sexual health and family planning, pregnancy care, child and adolescent health as well as mental health. She believes in providing warm, compassionate and non-judgemental care in a safe space for patients.
Meg has also completed additional training with Family Planning Victoria and is accredited to insert intrauterine devices (IUDs) such as Mirena and will soon be undertaking training to become accredited to provide Shared Antenatal Care.

Personal interests

When not at work, Meg can be found indulging her green thumb, whipping up some clothes on the sewing machine or living vicariously through home renovating TV shows – that is when not trying to keep a five year old entertained.