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Palmers Medical Centre Truganina

Palmers Medical Centre Truganina offers the best medical care in the Truganina area in Western Melbourne. Our medical staff are professional and caring. We welcome new patients. 

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Meet our GPs at Truganina

Dr-Anil-K-Cheeti-Palmers-Medical

Dr. Anil K
Cheeti

MBBS, DA (Diploma of Anaesthetics), FRACGP

Work Experience: Over 20 years of experience working in General Practice including over 12 years in Australia. 

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Clinical Interests: Men’s health and chronic disease management.

Other: Also speaks Telugu and Hindi.

Dr-Aparna-Nedunuri-Palmers-Medical

Dr. Aparna Nedunuri

MBBS, FRACGP, DCH (Diploma of Child Health)

Work Experience: Over 20 years of experience working in General Practice including over 12 years in Australia. 

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Clinical Interests: Women’s health and family medicine.

Other: Also speaks Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi.

Dr-Zhao-Ming-Wu-Palmers-Medical

Dr. Zhao
Ming Wu

MBBS, M. Sci,
FRACGP

Work Experience: 17 years in General Practice, Medicine and medical research, including 12 years experience in Australia. 

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Clinical Interests: Complete family health and chronic disease management.

Other: Also speaks Chinese (both Mandarin & Cantonese).

Dr-Sandeep-Rondla-Palmers-Medical

Dr. Sandeep
Rondla

MBBS

Work Experience: Over 18 years of experience in UK in Emergency Medicine & General Practice and over 2 years in Australia.

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Clinical Interests: Chronic Disease Management, Emergency Medicine & Minor Surgical Procedures.

Other: Also speaks Hindi, Telugu & Kannada.

Dr-Ragini-Karnati-Palmers-Medical

Dr. Ragini
Karnati

MBBS, MRCGP, FRACGP, DRCOG, Diploma in Dermatology

Work Experience: Over 14 years of experience working in General Practice in UK and over 2 years in Australia.

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Clinical Interests: Chronic Disease Management, Women’s Health, Dermatology & Cosmetology.

Other: Also speaks Hindi & Telugu.

Dr. Tejaswini Daware

MBBS, DGO, FRACGP

Work Experience: 14 years experience in Australia, 7 years in General Practice. 

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Clinical Interests: Women’s health, pregnancy care, Chronic diseases.

Other: Also speaks Marathi & Hindi.

Dr. Nan Su Mon Saung

MBBS, FRACGP

Work Experience: Over 7 years of General Practice experience, including over 5 years in Australia. 

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Clinical Interests: Complete family medicine.

Other: Also speaks Burmese and Mandarin.

Dr. Aung Aung Palmers Medical

Dr. Aung
Aung

MBBS, FRACGP

Work Experience: Over 8 years of General Practice experience, including 5 years in Australia.

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Clinical Interests: Family medicine, Child Health & Chronic diseases.

Other: Also speaks Burmese and Mandarin.

Dr-Lwin-Mee-Cho-Yee-Palmers-Medical

Dr. Lwin Mee Cho Yee

MBBS FRACGP

Work Experience: Over 6 years of General Practice experience, including over 4 years in Australia.

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Clinical Interests: Family medicine and women’s health.

Other: Also speaks Burmese.

Dr. Imran
Ali

MBBS (with honours), FRACGP.

Work Experience: Over 4 years of experience in General Practice.

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Clinical Interests: Chronic disease management.

Dr-Melanny-Ho-Palmers-Medical

Dr. Melanny Ho

MBBS (Hons)

Work Experience: Completed Hospital Residency in Metropolitan and Rural Eastern Victoria.

Clinical Interests: Family Medicine, Women’s Health, Preventative Medicine and Small Procedures.

Other:Also Speaks Cantonese.

Dr. Heather Mcgushin

MBBS

Work Experience: Completion of hospital residency with a focus on surgical rotations. Worked at Western Health and St Vincent’s Hospital prior to work in general practice. 

Clinical Interests:  Women’s health and sexual health.

Dr-Gabbie-Lodge-Palmers-Medical

Dr. Gabbie
Lodge

Bbmed, MD, DRANZCOG

Work Experience: 5 years experience, with 2 years experience in General Practice

Clinical Interests: Women’s health, pregnancy care, sexual health, adolescent and child health, mental health.

Dr-Alec-Mahwendepi-Palmers-Medical

Dr. Alec Mahwendepi

MbChB, FRACGP

Work Experience: Over 20 years as medical doctor, 10 years in Australain General Practice, 15 years General Practice experience in total.

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Other: Also speaks Shona.

Dr-Sree-Sreenivasan-Palmers-Medical

Dr. Sree Sreenivasan

MBBS, FRACGP

Work Experience: Sree completed her MBBS in India. She worked as a resident in Emergency department, I.C.U & Cardiology with Sydney Western Health, Northern Beaches and Bankstown hospital. She moved to Victoria in 2017 to work in General practice, working in rural towns of Benalla, Euroa and Geelong.

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Clinical Interests: Sree is interested in all aspects of General practice, with special interest in Women’s health, Child health and management of Chronic health conditions. 

Other: Also speaks Malayalam and Hindi. .

MORE INFORMATION

Truganina Services

Below is a list of our services available to our patients. Please contact us if you need further information.

We are now offering both face-to-face and telehealth appointments, but face-to-face are restricted to only patients with NO Flu-like symptoms.

If you have any flu like symptoms you can book a telehealth appointment in the first instance and get advice over a video or an audio call. Sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

Also please note on some days some doctors are working from home so they can only do telehealth appointments on those days, if you are unsure please check with reception.

To ensure we run an efficient and effective practice, we have implemented a new fee policy from 1st August 2018 in regards to those who do not show up for their appointments or cancel late. If you are unable to make your appointment, please inform us a minimum of 2 hours prior to the appointment time to avoid fee.

Please ensure to complete personal details sections of medical forms prior to your visit to the Doctor.

BULK BILLING:

GP Services at our centre are primarily bulk billed however there may be costs that Medicare does not cover, our staff can discuss these with you. Please bring your medicare card and any other concession cards to present them when you check in.

A Fee will be charged at the time of consultation for the following services

  • Private Patients / Non-Medicare visits
  • Some Allied Health Visits, e.g. Psychologist
  • Some Specialists visits, e.g. Paediatrician
  • Pre Employment Medicals
  • Workcover and TAC Consultations
  • Commercial Driver License / Vicroads / Uber / etc
  • Insurance Forms
  • Procedures e.g. Iron Infusions, Implanon  Insertion/Removal
  • and other, please check with your doctor.
PRIVATE FEES:

STANDARD CONSULTATIONS (up to 20 mins):

  • Private Fee – Regular Hours = $65.00
  • Private Fee – After Hours = $75.00

LONG CONSULTATION (20-40mins):

  • Private Fee – Regular Hours = $90.00
  • Private Fee – After Hours = $105.00

EXTENDED CONSULTATION (Over 40mins): 

  • Private Fee – Regular Hours = $125.00
  • Private Fee – After Hours = $145.00

MEDICAL CLEARANCE FOR EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS

  • Private Fee – Regular/After Hours = $110.00 (incl. GST)

COMPANY PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICALS:

  • Private Fee – Regular Hours = $150.00 –  $350.00 +GST (fee determined based on work, please check with staff)

VICROADS – TAXI / UBER OR OTHER COMMERCIAL LICENSE PAPERWORK:

  • Private Fee – Regular Hours = $110.00
  • Private Fee – After Hours = $132.00

PROCEDURE CHARGES:

  • $150.00 (unless informed otherwise by a doctor)

LATE CANCELLATION (within 2 hours) / DID NOT ATTEND FEE FOR GP / ALLIED HEALTH / SPECIALISTS CONSULTATIONS:

  • Standard Consultation: $20 or Long Consultation: $50

After Hours timings: Before 8am or After 8pm Weekdays or After 1 pm on Saturdays or All-day Sundays or Public Holidays.

Please enquire at the reception for other fee and charges including for Allied Health staff or specialists prior to your appointment.

Our Pathology collection room is provided by Dorevitch Pathology. They are open as follows:
Monday to Friday - 8am to 12pm & 4pm - 8pm
Saturdays 8am - 2pm (by Appointment only)
Sundays 9am - 12pm (GTT by Appointment only)
They accept pathology requests made for other pathologies.

Our Doctors may refer you for tests/x-rays/scans or onto a Specialist. It is your responsibility to check into any costs and cover any fees/charges these services may involve.

At Palmers Medical Truganina we have the following Allied Health Services available on site for your convenience:

After Hours TimingsPlease enquire at the reception for fees and charges including for Allied Health staff or specialists prior to your appointment.

We will be offering COVID-19 Vaccinations from 25th March 2021 for eligible patients as per the Department of Health guidelines. They will be offered to patients in Phase 1b. Check if you are eligible and for more details here - www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/when-will-i-get-a-covid-19-vaccine

If you think you may need a longer than normal appointment time you should advise reception staff when booking the appointment. Some appointments such as Medicals, Health Checks and Care Plans may need to be rescheduled if the appropriate time has not been allocated.

We would be happy to hear from you, should you have any questions or concerns or suggestions. Please telephone, write or email to the Practice Manager at this medical practice (contact details can be found in the contact info box).

If we are unable to assist, you may prefer to contact Health Complaints Commissioner for handling complaints.

Health Complaints Commissioner: Level 26, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Phone: 1300 582 113

www.hcc.vic.gov.au/

We are required to fulfil our ethical and legal responsibilities, we therefore require that you attend your doctor in order to receive prescriptions for your medications (if your regular doctor is not available, another of our doctors will be happy to assist).

We are able to issue a medical certificate after an examination by one of our doctors. You will therefore need to make an appointment for your medical certificate with your doctor in person.

All work cover consultations must be paid in Cash/Eftpos/Credit Card by the patient on the day of consultation (unless a confirmation is received from an employer to accept the account)

Please enquire with our staff for an appointment for a Health Assessment and Care Plan.

This medical practice uses the Telephone Interpreter Service when required. We can arrange an “over the phone” service or an “on site” service with 48 hours notice.

Our staff DO NOT give results over the phone. If your results have come back and your Doctor needs to see you, our staff will call you and arrange an appointment for you. Alternatively, you may make an appointment for a few days after you have had your tests done to discuss the results with your Doctor.

Our Doctors are unable to take telephone calls while attending to patients, if you require to speak to your Doctor, our staff will take a message and the Doctor will call you back, usually at the end of the session. At the moment, due to privacy issues, our Doctors are not able to discuss personal information via email or text.

Our Practice is committed to Preventive Care. We may issue you with a reminder notice from time to time offering you preventive health services appropriate for your care. An example of this would be a Pap Smear or Annual Flu Vaccination reminder. If you do not wish to be a part of this system, please let us know at the reception.

Palmers Medical Centre Allied Health Services

Meet our Allied Health Staff at Truganina

Dr. Jasmin Grewal

CARDIOLOGIST - MBChB FRACP

Dr Grewal offers a comprehensive cardiac consultative and diagnostic services including:

  • Stress Testing
  • Transthoracic and Transoesophageal Echo
  • Holter Monitoring
  • 24 Hr Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • ECG
  • Access to Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI

 

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Clinical Interests:  Management of heart failure and valvular heart disease, and utility of cardiac imaging modalities.

Other: She is also fluent in Malay and Punjabi.

All Cardiac Diagnostic Tests and Consultations are BULK BILLED

Available at the centre:
Alternate Tuesdays

Dr. M. Elyas Mohseni

CHIROPRACTOR

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science Biomedical Degree // Bachelor of Health Science (Complimentary Science Chiropractic) // Masters in Clinical Chiropractic

Member of: Chiropractic Association Australia (CAA) // Sports Chiropractic Australia (SCA) // Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australia // Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS).

Clinical Interests: Nutrition, Musculoskeletal conditions relating to Sporting Injuries or the working life Back Pain, Neck Pain, Knee and Shoulder Pain. Headaches, Sporting injuries, Tendonopathies, Carpel Tunnel, Sciatica, Arthritis, Spinal DJD etc.

Available at the centre: Thursday 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Other times by prior arrangement.

Ms-Nalani-Jethani-Dietitian-Palmers-Medical

Ms. Nalani Jethani

Dietitian

Work Experience: Nalani is a qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian; Accredited Nutritionist and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. a Bachelor of Science (La Trobe) Graduate Diploma Nutrition (Deakin) Master of Dietetics (University of Queensland).

Clinical Interests: Chronic disease management via the team care approach, specialising in cardiovascular disease, dyslipidaemia and diabetes. Her other interests are in gastrointestinal health (IBS & FODMAP’s malabsorption); weight management through diet and lifestyle modification, motivational counselling, corporate wellness programs, preventative health and risk management.

Available at the centre: Monthly, First Wednesday 10am – 5pm

EPC visits are BULK BILLED

Dr-Amol-Daware-Paediatrician

Dr. Amol Daware

Paediatrician – MBBS; MD( Paediatrics); FRACP

Work Experience: 13 years experience in Australia. Worked in multiple Australian Regional and few Metro Hospitals. Total experience in Paediatrics of over 20 years.

Fellow of: Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP).

Clinical Interests: All aspects of Paediatrics but particularly Paediatric Diabetes, Autism and Neonatal care.

Other: Licensed Private Pilot and can speak Hindi & Marathi.

Available at the centre: Twice every month

Mr. Nish Kashyap

Physiotherapist – Masters in Orthopaedic, Sports and Manual Physiotherapy

Work Experience: Nish is a Musculoskeletal and Manual Physiotherapist with more than 7 years of experience in private practice.

Fellow of: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Clinical Interests: Spinal pain, neck pain, headaches, Sports injuries, chronic pain.

Available at the centre
Wednesday: 4pm – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm

EPC visits are BULK BILLED

Ms-Jess-McConnell-Podiatrist-Palmers-Medical

Ms. Jess McConnell

Podiatrist – Bachelor of Health Science, Masters of Podiatric Practice

Work Experience: Jess spent most her placement in Rural high risk foot clinics across the state. Since qualified She has been working at a local private practice clinic and also attend to nursing homes. 

Clinical Interests: Ingrown toenail surgeries and wound care.

Available at the centre
Every 3rd Friday: 9am – 3pm

A Small gap fee charged for EPC visits

Ms. Archana Bhat

Psychologist – Masters in Psychology (Clinical)

Work Experience: Currently working as Manager, Lifeworks Relationship Counselling and Education Services. Worked at Dept of Justice, Corrections Victoria, Sex Offender Treatment Program.

Fellow of: Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

Clinical Interests: Addictions, Stress Management, Depression, Anxiety and Conflict resolution.

Hobbies: Cooking and Reading

Available at the centre: 
Saturday: 9am to 4pm

PALMERS MEDICAL TRUGANINA LOOKS FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU