Allied Health

Podiatrist

Dr Mardi Edwards has been a podiatrist in the Pooraka/ Mawson Lakes area for the last 10 years.

Availability: at Montague Farm Medical Centre on Thursdays from 9am-5pm (alternate Thursdays 9am-2pm)

Appointments: call 8359 4222

  • EPC referrals are accepted with a current GP Management Plan and are bulkbilled  
  • Private Health Cover Rebates may be available (amount varies), check with your insurer.
  • Private patients also welcome

Her areas of interest include:

  • Bone and joint disorders of feet
  • Warts, heel pain
  • Sporting injuries of feet
  • Skin and nail disorders of feet
  • Children’s feet problems
  • Diabetic foot checks
  • Footwear education & advice on feet care
  • Corns, calluses, ingrown toenails

Physio

Ms Kally Matsouliadis graduated in Physiotherapy in 1988 and she is fluent in the Greek language. She has a wide range of experience in all musculoskeletal conditions & injuries.

Availability: at Montague Farm Medical Centre on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9am - 5pm

Appointments: call 8359 4222

  • EPC referrals are accepted with a current GP Management Plan and are bulkbilled  
  • Private Health Cover Rebates may be available (amount varies), check with your insurer
  • Private patients also welcome

She however specialises in:

  • Work related injuries
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Sporting injuries
  • Post fracture or surgery
  • Back pain & sciatica
  • Neck pain & headaches
  • Medicare patients (care plans)
  • Veterans affairs clients
  • Pre & postnatal care

Diabetes Educator

Ms Helen Millar is a Credentialed Diabetes Educator and has worked in diabetes education for the past 25 years.  

Availability: at Montague Farm Medical Centre on Tuesday mornings 8.30am- 12.30pm once a month.

 Appointments: call 8359 4222

  • EPC referrals are accepted with a current GP Management Plan and are bulkbilled  
  • Private Health Cover Rebates may be available (amount varies), check with your insurer.
  • Private patients also welcome

Her areas of interest include:

  • newly diagnosed diabetes
  • gestational diabetes
  • patients commencing insulin
  • educational refreshers for patients with long standing diabetes

Mental Health Clinician

Ms Elvira Kovacs is a Mental Health Clinician who has been providing psychological counselling through Northern Wellbeing for the last 5 years. She is able to see patients aged over 18 years of age.

Availability: at Montague Farm Medical Centre on alternate Tuesday and Thursdays 9am- 5pm

Appointments: following a referral (Mental Health Plan) from your Doctor Northern Wellbeing will contact you regarding an appointment time

Lifestyle Advisor

Miguel Quintero is a Lifestyle Advisor and has completed his Master of Clinical Science (Lifestyle Medicine) in addition to his social work qualifications. He works routinely with most minority groups and is fluent in Spanish.

Availability: at Montague Farm Medical Centre Monday-Friday 5m-7pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm

Appointments: call 8359 4222

  • Medicare referrals are accepted with a current GP Mental Health Plan are bulkbilled  
  • Private patients also welcome

A Lifestyle Advisor can help you:

  • Identify barriers (underlying issues –emotional, physical, social, environmental)
  • Identify the changes you want to make to your lifestyle
  • Approach towards behaviour change (habits)
  • Understand your risk of chronic disease & consequences of not addressing lifestyle change
  • Set and meet goals (through ongoing action plan)
  • Get you keeping motivated & on track

Aim - to reduce risk factors that lead to chronic disease

Service - 1:1 service for adults at high risk of developing a chronic disease especially if you have one or more                 

SNAPS risk factors:

  • Smoking
  • Nutrition 
  • Alcohol
  • Physical Activity
  • Stress

Audiologist

Jan Machotka is an audiologist from Hearing Matters.

Availability: at Montague Farm Medical Centre on alternate Tuesday mornings 9am- 2pm

Appointments: call 1300 731 710

Their services include:

  • Comprehensive hearing assessments and evaluations for:
    • pensioners and veterans
    • private clients
    • work cover
    • pre-employment
  • Selection and fitting of all hearing devices from around the world
  • Hearing aid adjustments and repairs
  • Ongoing rehabilitation and support
  • Batteries and accessories
  • Ear protection
  • Tinnitus maskers
  • Alternative assistive listening devices
  • Compensation claim processing (new and existing claims)

 

www.hearingmatters.com.au

Pharmacist

Marcus Edwards is a community pharmacist who has a special interest in educating families about appropriate medication use. He conducts Home Medicine Reviews which are all bulkbilled

Availability: Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Appointments: following a referral from your Doctor or Nurse, Marcus will contact you regarding an appointment time

Do you know your medicines? If medicines aren’t used properly (or if the wrong ones are used together), the results can be serious. Each year more than 140 000 Australians are hospitalised with problems caused by their medicine- evidence shows up to 69% of these admissions can be avoided. Older people are particularly at risk. In response, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has developed the Home Medicines Review (HMR) Program which the RACGP and Dept of Health and Ageing encourage on an annual basis.

HMRs are particularly useful for people who:

  • take more than five medicines a day
  • have recently spent time in hospital
  • are concerned about their medicines
  • are confused about their medicines
  • do not always remember to take their medicines
  • whose main language at home is not English
  • are using any asthma puffers
  • are on blood thinners such as warfarin