The GP Clinic Bendigo
|Number of doctors||4|
|Number of supervisors||2|
|Number of visiting specialists||0|
|Number of rooms||4|
|Allied health professionals||Psychologist|
Two practice nurses
The practice nurse assists in the treatment room with immunisations, minor surgical procedures, removal of skin lesions, implanon insertion and removal. We also have a nurse who does chronic disease management.
Dr Nicole Lowe enjoys all aspects of general practice, however particular areas of interest include: management of complex patients, providing care for older persons and palliative care.Nicole is a Specialist GP and has worked in various leadership roles in General practice including Clinical Director, Supervisor and Examiner of General Practice Registrars.
Dr Erica Penno has a special interest in Child Health with a Diploma of Child Health. She takes time to listen to her patients, providing careful examination, support, management and advocacy for their health concerns. Erica also brings a diverse range of experience in the health sector working in London, Sydney, Melbourne and Rural Victoria in prosthetics and orthotics, health management, health economics, medical education policy and clinical governance.
The GP Clinic Bendigo services include:
- Men’s Health
- Women’s Health
- Child & Youth Health
- Pregnancy Planning
- Travel Clinic
- Skin Checks
- Mental Health
- Sexual Health
- Chronic Diseases
|Practice opening hours||8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday|
|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||Not applicable|
|Saturday and Sunday work||Not applicable|
Registrars are required to do nursing home visits and will need a licence and vehicle.
Bendigo Health has 724 beds treats over 49,000 inpatients and 52,000 emergency attendances, delivers around 1,400 babies and takes more than 110,000 medical images each year.These services are complemented by an integrated Cancer Centre, which administers around 9000 chemotherapy treatments each year, an 80-bed Psychiatry Unit and 11 operating theatres where almost 15,000 surgical procedures are performed annually.
St John of God is a private hospital providing health care services for people in Bendigo and surrounding areas. St John of God has 167 beds and with specialist admissions in medical and surgical wards, plus allied health and community-based services including rehabilitation, physiotherapy and home nursing.
Bendigo is a vibrant regional city with a population of 123,632.There is a range of schools (both private and public), LaTrobe University, restaurants, wineries and sporting clubs. Public transport facilities including bus, train and an airport.
Bendigo city is surrounded by a number of hilly suburbs featuring tree-lined streets, bushland, and several large reserves, creating a pleasant environment. There are lakes and reservoirs located within the city.
|Public transport||V/Line trains & Coaches, Local buses, Taxi, Uber|
|Nearest airport||Bendigo Airport, 35 Victa Road, East Bendigo|
|Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns||
Major cities near Bendigo 131 km to Melbourne
461 km to Canberra Australia
643 km to Wollongong,
696 km to Sydney
176km to Geelong
PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS
There are 28 primary schools, 4 secondary schools and 15 private schools in Bendigo.
Bendigo Tafe & La Trobe University
In Bendigo and surrounding areas there are 21 kindergartens.
CHILD CARE CENTRES
There are over 6 child care centres in Bendigo.