(03) 9416 2802
(03) 9495 6491
Suite 207, 320 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
My private consulting rooms are located on the ground floor of the Epworth Freemasons Day Procedure and Maternity Centre in East Melbourne.
Underground parking is available for a fee. There is also limited on-street metered parking in the area.
The number 12 and 109 trams stop right outside the building, and the number 11 and 30 tram stop is a 5 minute walk away.
The number buses also stop right outside the building.
Train access is via Parliament station, which is a 10 minute walk away
MBBS, FRANZCOG, CMFM, DDU
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(03) 9416 2802
Suite 207, 320 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
If you are planning to become pregnant, you’re already aware that choosing a doctor is one of the first things you should do. It’s important to have a doctor whom you feel you can trust, one who will put your needs and those of your baby first, and one who is qualified to provide you with the care you need. There are a few things to consider when choosing a pregnancy specialist in the Melbourne CBD, Footscray, Williamstown, or Yarraville.
Public or Private?
If you live in Australia, you know that we are lucky enough to have some top-notch public hospitals. Sometimes, doctors who work in private practice will also work in public hospitals for various reasons, such as to connect with colleagues, keep their knowledge and skills current, or to be supportive of the public system. A public hospital can be a good choice if you are happy with yours. Or, choose a private practice, and you’ll be able to take advantage of other benefits including being able to choose your obstetrician, the confidence that you’ll be working with an experienced obstetrician, and better availability.
Skills and Experience
It’s easy to determine that a doctor has the skills and experience you need. Anyone who calls him- or herself an obstetrician in Australia must be accredited by RANZCOG. To gain accreditation usually requires at least 13 years of studying and training. You can verify with the Medical Board that your pregnancy specialist in Williamstown, Yarraville, Footscray, or the Melbourne CBD is currently registered (and not removed because of unprofessional conduct).
You will most likely be spending anywhere from one to seven days in the hospital after you deliver, so if it’s important to you to have your baby at a particular hospital, you can see which obstetricians practice there. You might prefer a specific hospital because it is closer to you, because it has a good reputation, or some other reason; if you don’t have a preference, there are plenty of suitable hospitals in and around Melbourne.
One of the most important things to consider when choosing your pregnancy specialist in Footscray, Yarraville, Williamstown, or the Melbourne CBD is whether you feel comfortable talking to him or her about any issues that arise. No matter how sensitive, he or she should take your concerns seriously and focus on your care and education when it comes to your pregnancy.
Dr. Stephen Cole is based in East Melbourne and is a maternal-foetal specialist (one of only seven practising in private obstetrics in Victoria). Whether your pregnancy is completely normal or highly complicated, Dr. Cole has the skills and experience needed to care for you and your baby and give you the best odds of a successful outcome. If you’re looking for a pregnancy specialist in Yarraville, Footscray, Williamstown, or the Melbourne CBD, contact Dr. Cole to book an appointment and get started on the path to a healthy, happy pregnancy.