(03) 9416 2802
(03) 9495 6491
Suite 109, 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
If you have any questions or enquiries please feel free to contact us on the following details provided below or alternatively you can complete our online enquiry form also located below and we will get back to you as soon as possible...
(03) 9416 2802
Suite 207, 320 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
If you’re thinking of becoming pregnant or have just found out you’re expecting, one of the first things on your to-do list should be finding the best obstetrician in Melbourne to care for you and your baby. If you already see a doctor who practices obstetrics, you may want to ask him or her to provide care during your pregnancy as well. However, if you need to find an obstetrician, there are several ways to go about it. You might ask friends or family members for recommendations, or you might ask your family doctor or another of your healthcare providers to suggest someone.
Midwives and childbirth educators may also have recommendations regarding who they think is the best obstetrician. Alternatively, you can search the web and explore the websites of different obstetricians. Try focussing on obstetricians who practice in Melbourne, but sometimes looking at websites for other obstetricians may also help you work out what you want. Ultimately the best obstetrician in Melbourne is one that you feel comfortable with.
What you want in an obstetrician is a personal and emotional choice. To help make up your mind, there are some things you should consider:
Women usually choose to see an obstetrician within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. But obstetricians can also be seen before the onset of pregnancy for pre-pregnancy care and planning. This also gives you an opportunity to meet with an obstetrician to see if you feel comfortable with them managing your pregnancy.
A good obstetrician comes down to many factors, such as their reputation, experience, communication style and methods of care. Most importantly, you want to have confidence in your obstetrician’s judgement and advice. After your initial meeting you will hopefully be able to decide whether you think they will be a “good fit” for you. If you don’t feel comfortable you may choose to explore other options.
While gynecologists specialise in women’s reproductive health, they are not specially trained to deliver babies like Obstetricians. Obstetricians specialise in providing care from women before, during and after pregnancy. Obstetricians can also provide fertility treatments to help you fall pregnant.
Obstetricians and gynaecologists both complete the same training, and many doctors practice as both obstetricians and gynaecologists. Some choose to practice solely, or mainly in one area or the other. Obstetricians specialise in providing care during pregnancy, while gynaecologists specialise in managing womens’ reproductive health outside of pregnancy including menstrual problems, menopause, prolapse and bladder issues, and pelvic pain.
Since 2001, I have been an obstetrician in East Melbourne providing care for women with both low and high-risk pregnancies. As an MFM (Maternal-Fetal Medicine) specialist, I see women with a wide range of pregnancy situations. The odds are that your pregnancy will be low risk and go smoothly; however, should complications arise, you can be confident that I am well equipped to handle even the most high-risk pregnancies and unexpected complications. Private hospitals where I work include Epworth Freemasons, Frances Perry House, Royal Women's Hospital and St. Vincent’s Private. I strive to provide woman-centred care, and I am supportive of my patients’ choices. Many obstetricians claim to be “high risk” specialists, but only MFM specialists have undergone the training and assessment needed to manage all pregnancies, from the simplest through the most complex. Please contact me with any questions or concerns on (03) 9495 6411 or via my online contact form.