Medical & Nursing Care
Dr Paulo Moraes
MD (Brazil), FRACGP, Grad.Cert.Pall.Care (FUSA) Grad Cert GP Psych (Monash) Prov. No. 805344J
- Anthroposophic Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Travel Medicine
Dr Moraes is available on Monday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Tuesday 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, Wednesday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Thursday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday 8:30am – 11:30 am (once a month)
Paulo is a Brasilian-trained General Practitioner registered in Victoria since 1989. He underwent the RACGP family medicine’ training between 1989-1994. He has been working at the Centre since 1993 as a GP integrating complementary medicine with conventional medical practice. He has an interest in integrating Anthroposophic and Nutritional Medicine in his practice of family medicine, child health and palliative care. Paulo has also an interest in ‘biographic medicine-counselling’ which was a component of his year’s certificate of the CSD-Emerson College, UK (1985-86). ‘Biographic counselling’ is a component in the practice of Anthroposophic medicine and helps people to find understanding and meaning in their illnesses while working with physical, artistic and creative therapies. Paulo is a founding member of the Australian Anthroposophic Medical Association in 1995.
Skin cancer check ups
Dr Paulo Moraes has completed training towards a certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine. Please make an appointment to see Dr Moraes if you have would like to have a skin checkup for skin lesions or have previous skin cancer history.
Dr Jenny Altermatt
MBBS University of Melbourne, Diploma RACO&G: practised GP Obstetrics until 1999, Fellow RACGP
Member of Australian Medical Association, Member Australian Medical Acupuncture College, Member Australasian College Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Fellow Australian College Herbal Medicine
Dr Altermatt is available on Tuesday 8:30am – 12:00 pm, Wednesday 9:30am – 5:00 pm
Jenny has extensive experience in general practice, including women’s health, and knowledge of herbal medicine and acupuncture. She has a special interest in Skin Cancer Medicine and she has practised as an integrative doctor for some years. Her interests are yoga, meditation, skiing, kayaking, hiking, and now gardening and living as sustainably as possible. Jenny is an ex Australian Alpine Ski team member and was fortunate to participate in the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid in 1980.
Dr Mark Sean O’Meadhra
MBBS, BHSc, DipSc.
Dr O’Meadhra is available on Monday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Tuesday 1.00 pm – 5:00 pm, Thursday 8.30 am – 3:00 pm Friday 8.45 am – 11.00am, Saturday 8:30am – 11:30 am (3 Saturdays per month)
Primum non nocere…
Doctor O’Meadhra began his medical career with a Diploma of Applied Science and worked for over a decade as an intensive care paramedic in Melbourne and Adelaide. Whilst performing his emergency duties Mark was awarded the Australian ‘National Medal’ for service to his fellow man. In 1998 Mark completed a Bachelor of Health Science and in 1999 was granted ‘Academic Status’ at the Flinders University of South Australia where he was employed as a full time Lecturer. In 2002 Mark commenced a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Whilst studying medicine Mark received an Honour Society award for ‘Outstanding Academic Merit’ and 1st Prize for a national Occupational medical paper on the ‘Deleterious Effects of Foundry Fumes on Children at a Mount Barker Waldorf School’. In 2007 Mark was registered as a Doctor and commenced work in numerous hospital departments including; Emergency, General Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Geriatrics and Psychiatry. In 2009 Mark commenced specialist training as a General Practitioner and has since been successfully employed at a number of eastern suburb GP clinics. In 2010 Mark completed his ‘International Postgraduate Medical Training’ in Anthroposophic medicine, including travel to India for certification training in the treatment of cancer with ‘Iscador’ mistletoe therapy. Today Mark works at the ‘Melbourne Therapy Centre’ as an Integrative physician utilising Anthroposophic principles. When free of medical commitments Mark enjoys time with his family and being in nature.
Dr Jayne Monkman
MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Dr Monkman is available on Monday 1:30 pm – 4.30 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am – 4.30 pm and Thursday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Jayne qualified at Monash University in 1988 and after doing her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of GPs and obtaining her Diploma in Obstetrics, she went into General Practice. She has an interest in Women’s Health and does Shared Care with several local hospitals. More recently she has developed an interest in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and has integrated this wherever possible, into her otherwise traditional Medical Practice. When she finds the time outside of her Medical Practice her interests include Snow skiing and Horse Riding
- Michelle Nicholls – Div 1 Nurse general nursing available on Friday mornings
- Teresa Harkin – Div 1 Nurse General Nursing and Anthroposophic Nursing care
- Johanna Schafer – Div 1 Nurse General Nursing and Anthroposophic Nursing Care
- Vivian Henderson – Div 1 Nurse General Nursing available on Monday mornings
ANTHROPOSOPHIC NURSING TREATMENTS – available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings (3 in 4)