Dr Maryann Spottiswood graduated in Medicine with Honours from the University of Melbourne. She has worked at Westgate Health Co-Operative since 1994 and has done specialist post graduate training in General Practice and is a fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practice. She also holds post graduate qualifications in Women's Health-Diploma of Obstetrics, a Family Planning Certificate of Victoria and offers shared care Obstetrics with the Royal Women's, Sunshine and Werribee Mercy Hospitals as well as IUD (intrauterine device) insertion. She has additional post graduate qualifications in Skin Cancer Medicine, including Diplomas in Skin Cancer Medicine and Dermoscopy. She offers Total Body Examination for detection of Skin Cancer and surgical management of skin cancers. She has been a primary Supervisor of GP Registrar training at Westgate Health since 2009 and has a passion for education. Dr Spottiswood had held the position of Medical Team Leader at the Vernon St practice since 2004.
Stephen has worked for many years at our Newport clinic. He is a GP supervisor with the University of Melbourne training medical students and has a special interest in delivering care to our aged community. He regularly visits aged care facilities across Hobson’s Bay.
Kay enjoys working and providing her services to the community. She has been a Doctor at Westgate Health since 1987 and her interests are across a wide range of general practice including shared antenatal care, geriatrics and mental health.
Simon has been at Westgate Health since 1995. He has worked in many developing countries including refugee health with Save The ChilDren Fund. Simon has a special interest in immunisation and served on the Australian Technical Advisory Group for Immunisation Group (ATAGI) for 5 years.
Chris is longest serving doctor with Westgate Health and has been with us since 1980. As well as working at both South Kingsville & Newport, Chris has also worked part time in community health, occupational health, Aboriginal and student health. He currently works 1 day per week at Headspace, the youth mental health service.
Dick has a special interest in Community and Aboriginal Health. He shares his work between Westgate Health and the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service. Dick spent 2 years at Amata and Pipalyatjara on the APY lands in Northern South Australia.
Shankar graduated at the University of Melbourne in 1978. He has worked across many fields of general practice and in more recent years in his own clinic. He has an interest in hypnotherapy and of course all the challenges of General Practice.
Dr. Bernadette O’ Connor hails from the West of Ireland. She worked as a GP Partner in a practice in a small town in the west of Ireland, prior to embarking on her Australian adventure in 2016. She has worked in a number of practices in the greater Melbourne area since this time. Bernie has a keen interest in Women’s Health, including Mirena insertion, and Mental Health issues, and paediatrics. She has also previously worked in New Zealand and Kenya. Bernie is passionate about community involvement, and a multi disciplinary approach to healthcare, and is enjoying all that Westgate Health provides for its patients.
Dr Dervila Holmes is from the west of Ireland, and qualified as a medical doctor in 2000. She became a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners in 2006 and has been practicing in Australia since 2015. Her special interests include: Dermatology including minor surgery, womens health including Implanon and IUD insertion, musculoskeletal medicine including knee and shoulder cortisone injections, mental health including mental health care plans for psychology. Her interests outside medicine include running, cycling and skiing.
Mags completed her undergraduate medical training in Slovakia before moving to the UK in 2005, where she achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) in 2012. After moving to Australia in 2014 she was awarded FRACGP and currently works as a GP in the Newport Clinic, where she supervises medical students from the University of Melbourne. She enjoys the daily challenges of general practice and has a special interest in women’s health, dermatology; aesthetic medicine and child health.
Dr Rowena Mortimer graduated medicine at the University of Melbourne in 2016 with Honours, after completing too many years of undergraduate study. She is excited to join Westgate Health Co-Op as a GP registrar in 2020. She has a broad range of general practice interests, including paediatrics, women’s health, sexual health and queer medicine, mental health and preventative healthcare. She speaks some Spanish, and would love to practice it with you further.