|Number of doctors||3|
|Number of supervisors||2|
|Number of visiting specialists||0|
|Number of rooms||7|
|Allied health professionals||Mental Health Nurse, Podiatrist and Psychologist|
Our experienced nurses assist our doctors with various procedures and test and with all types of wound care.
Pat Keen (RN Div 1)
Pat is our senior nurse. Graduated as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) in 1983 in London and worked in Intensive Care and pediatrics before moving to Australia in 1986. Pat worked various positions at the Austin Hospital and was then employed by the District Nursing service in the Preston District.
Megan Sayers (RN Div 1)
Meg is a Registered Nurse who graduated from Monash University in 2016. Since then she has completed a year with both Otway Health and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, working across a variety of sectors. Following the completion of the Nurse Immunisation Course, Meg has developed a strong passion for preventative health and microbiology.
Additional learning opportunities
Small group learning, Clinical meetings, Assisting with procedures
Supervisor special interests
Dr Sharon Schwartz
Graduated from Cape Town University in 1982. In 1988 became a fellow of the College of Physicians of South Africa. Joined the medical staff of Oakhill Clinic in September 1989. Interests include care of the aged, palliative care, mental health problems and care of pregnant women. Dr Schwartz offers antenatal shared care with the Mercy hospital as well as the Northern hospital. She has been teaching medical students for over 20 years and is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at The University Of Melbourne.
Dr Michael Shepherd
Graduated from Monash University in 1981 and worked at the Alfred Hospital for three years with GP training at Dandenong Hospital and Mount Royal. Interests include paediatrics, geriatrics, men’s health, osteoporosis and minor surgery.
General Facilities / Services
We offer a range of services including:
Minor surgical procedures
Pathology collection (Mondays and Wednesdays between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm
Contraceptive advice including Implanon
Liquid nitrogen for “freezing” warts and etc.
Enhanced Primary Care Programs
Mental Health Treatment plans
Mental health nurse
My Health Record
Travel advice and vaccinations, including Yellow Fever
Shared care with the Mercy and the Northern Hospital for pregnancy
Registered provider under Closing the Gap
Medicals and Pre-employment Medicals
We at Oakhill Clinic are committed to providing for the medical care of our patients During the month of August, 2020 while Melbourne was in stage four lock down we had seen 1563 patients at our clinic, we provided the following services;
- home visits – 33 patients
- new patients registered – 34 patients
- new pregnancies registered – 8 patients
- work cover – 25 patients
|Practice opening hours||Monday- Thursday 8:00am till 7:00pm, Friday 8:00am till 6:30 pm and Saturday 9am till 12pm|
|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.|
|Evening roster||1-2 sessions|
|Saturday and Sunday work||Saturday rotating every 3 weeks|
Public holiday work
Clinic is closed on Public Holidays
Out of practice visits
On occasions you will require to do home-visits within the Reservoir area.
Patient have the right to choose which hospital they wish to attend, however our major hospitals that we do refer too is The Northern Hospital, The Austin Hospital and The Mercy. Other nearby hospitals that patients prefer to use are John Fawkner Private hospital and Northpark Private.
Hospital admission rights/ privileges
|Public transport||Train Station, Bus stops|
|Nearest airport||Tullamarine Airport|
|Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns||
We have our local council and local Library within walking distance from our clinic. If you wanted to improve and maintain a healthy life style you could attend
Reservoir Leisure Center, which just a short drive from the clinic or attend Body Fit gym across the road from the clinic.
"I had a positive experience working at Oakhill, all the staff including reception and nursing were warm and friendly and you felt they really cared about your well being and were interested in getting to know you as a person".,I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Oakhill Clinic as a GPT1 Registrar. I always felt well supported by the team, who are both warm and friendly. Your supervisors are readily available and also have a great sense of humor. I have many fond memories of our conversations over lunch and am yet to work at another clinic where lunchtimes are sheared with staff. Thank -you fora terrific start to GP life!"