East Geelong Medical Centre
|Number of doctors||14|
|Number of supervisors||4|
|Number of visiting specialists|
|Number of rooms||9|
|Allied health professionals||Diabetes Educator, Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Dietitians|
Our clinic has 6 nursing staff with 2 working most days of the week.
Dr John Greer, our main Registrar supervisor, has special interests in paediatrics, adolescent health and musculoskeletal medicine. John takes part in the Docs in Schools program and outside of work hours, enjoys ski paddling and surfing.
Dr Cath Callan is a tutor at the Deakin University medical school. Cath has completed training in women’s health. In her spare time, Cath likes to travel and enjoys painting.
Dr Jo Horman has a keen interest in all aspects of family medicine including preventative medicine, small surgical procedures and counselling. Jo loves all sports especially the Geelong Cats and Australian Netball Diamonds.
Dr Amanda O’Brien has post graduate qualifications in obstetric care and sexual health. Amanda enjoys all aspects of general practice – preventative care, acute illness and chronic disease management. Amanda loves exploring different cultures and has had many travel adventures.
Our practice has 9 consulting rooms. Our nursing staff have additional qualifications in diabetes and asthma education; they assist our GP’s with procedures, injections, dressings, health assessments and management plans.
On site, we have a gym utilised by our patients and our staff. Our Exercise physiologists will resume running classes in the gym or upstairs in our pilates room once it is safe to increase our numbers. Prior to covid, we had approx 15 classes running, with patients aged 18 to 84 years old! It’s been a successful program loved by the patients for both assisting with their physical health and for providing a social outlet for them.
We also have physiotherapists, podiatrists and dietitians on site and a Clinical Labs collection centre open Monday- Friday 8.30am-1.30pm. Our Registrars are encouraged to sit in on sessions with our Allied Health and our local Pharmacist.
Our long standing GP’s have excellent contacts within the Geelong area, and are able to provide opportunities for Registrars to participate in educational sessions of particular interest outside our medical centre.
In addition, we provide placement opportunities for Deakin Medical and Nursing students.
|Practice opening hours||Our clinic is open from 8am to 8pm weeknights with Drs consulting various hours from 8.30 to around 6.30. We open Saturday morning 9am-1pm and Sunday for emergencies only.|
|College Requirements||Full time training requires 38 hrs per week employed averaged over 4 weeks. Less than 38 hours per week employed is part time training.|
|Saturday and Sunday work||Our weekend roster is 1 in every 12 weeks, working Saturday from 9am-1pm and Sunday 10am for emergencies only.|
East Geelong Medical does not open on public holidays.
Most of our doctors do perform nursing home visits and some home visits. It would be helpful to have a licence.
University Hospital – public hospital
St John of God – private hospital
Epworth – private hospital
|Public transport||Train, bus services|
|Nearest airport||Avalon Airport approx 25 mins, Tullamarine approx 60 mins|
|Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns||
Geelong is 1 hour from Melbourne city.