Doctors & staff
Our consulting doctors and staff share their passion for general practice and tips for healthy living.
We welcome Dr Michael Dobson to the MMG team from August 2019.
To request an appointment with a doctor of your choice, call (03) 5975 2633.
Returning patients are welcome to make an online booking.
Dr Michael Cross
Dr Cross, a partner at MMG, specialises in aged care, diabetes and musculoskeletal medicine. He helps educate and mentor our general practice registrars, and is involved with South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network. Dr Cross urges his patients to maintain good weight, diet, exercise, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and says living well now can determine your health later in life. Personally, he balances work with travel, photography, walking, gardening, playing golf and reading.
Dr John Bolwell
(MBBS, Dip Obs RCOG)
After moving from solo practice in Broadford, country Victoria, Dr Bolwell joined MMG to become a partner. His areas of special interest include musculoskeletal and travel medicine. Outside of his practice Dr Bolwell enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and keeps fit by swimming and cycling regularly.
Dr Matthew Evans
(MBBS (Hons), BA App Sci Physio (Hons), DCH, FRACGP)
After beginning his career as a physiotherapist at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dr Evans completed his medical degree at Monash University in 2002, winning the medal for the highest aggregate marks in medicine. He also has a diploma in child health and specialises in paediatrics, palliative care, musculoskeletal medicine and diabetes at MMG, where he is a partner. Mental health is just as important as physical health, says Dr Evans, who enjoys reading, family time, bush walking and fine dining.
Dr John Roth
(MBBS (Hons), FRACGP)
Dr Roth joined MMG in 2006 where he is a partner specialising in diving medicine, ear, nose and throat health, skin disease and skin cancer medicine. Dr Roth says he enjoys caring for his patients at both ends of their life and through the highs and lows in between. He believes in continuity of care and recommends getting to know your GP overtime for the benefit of your health. If an urgent medical matter arises and you cannot visit your usual doctor don’t delay. Instead, he suggests visiting another doctor at the same clinic. Dr Roth is an avid scuba diver, bushwalker and piano player – pursuits he says expand his horizons and are good for the soul.
Dr Catherine Evans
(MBBS, DRANZCOG, FRACGP)
Dr Evans grew up on the Mornington Peninsula before moving to Melbourne where she studied at the University of Melbourne and worked at the Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, Royal Women’s and Western hospitals. She returned to the peninsula as a GP in 2001 where she specialises in women’s health, mental health, nutrition and weight loss counselling at MMG. Dr Evans says understanding your family medical history and your own medical background will help prevent risks of serious illness. Prevention and early detection of an illness are important and Dr Evans, or your GP, can help you with this. Spending time outdoors with her family playing tennis, bush walking and gardening are among her favourite personal pursuits.
Dr Julie Van Andel
(MBBS, Dip Obs, RCOG, FRACGP)
Dr VanAndel has enjoyed a diverse career in medicine. After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1987, she has run a small intensive care ward in Africa, worked in Kakadu and spent more than 20 years at local services including Headspace in Frankston. Dr VanAndel also has a fellowship of general practice and a diploma of obstetrics. At MMG she specialises in antenatal, paediatric, youth and women’s health, travel medicine and sexual health. Dr VanAndel urges sexually active women, especially those with multiple partners, to have yearly health checks. Despite her busy practice, Dr VanAndel always finds time to travel, learn new languages, practice yoga and focus on philosophy and spiritually.
Dr Pamela Wu
(MBBS, BMed.Sc, DCH, FRACGP)
Dr Wu specialises in child, adolescent and women’s health, as well as preventative care. After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2008, she completed her internship and further training through the Bendigo, Austin and Northern hospitals, and also gained a Diploma in Child Health. At MMG, Dr Wu focuses on preventative care through healthy lifestyle and regular checks, and works closely with her patients to negotiate treatment plans together. Long walks with her dog, learning to be a better cook and travelling keep her busy outside of work.
Dr Tanya Lobo
(MBBS, BMed.Sc, DCH, FRACGP)
Dr Lobo has practiced on the Mornington Peninsula since 2013 and enjoys seeing a range of patients. She has a special interest in women's health and preventative and palliative care. After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2008, Dr Lobo undertook further training at St. Vincent's Hospital, then went on to become a fellow of the RACGP as well as attain a Diploma in Child Health. Dr Lobo lives locally with her husband and young son, and enjoys her time with her family, which includes her beloved miniature poodle.
Dr Peter Morris
(MBBS (Hons), BMedSc (Hons), PGDipSurgAnat, FRACGP)
Graduating from Monash University in 2010, Dr Morris holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, as well as a Bachelor of Medical Science. He also completed a Diploma of Surgical Anatomy from Melbourne University in 2013. Before completing his General Practice training, Peter worked at Monash Health for several years in the field of General Surgery.
Dr Morris has a special interest in surgical conditions, as well as sports medicine.
Outside of medicine, Dr Morris has a passion for obstacle course races and mud runs, including the grueling Tough Mudder 20km challenge which he has completed numerous times. He is a scuba diver, a skier and snowboarder, and has travelled to more than 30 countries. Dr Morris is also an avid photographer, and he particularly enjoys astrophotography.
Dr Lori Jackson
(BMBS) — GP Registrar
Dr Jackson is one of our registrars undertaking specialty training in general practice. She has always been passionate about healthcare, having initially trained as a nurse from 2004 until 2008 and working for 6 years in the industry before returning to university to study medicine. Since then, she has worked in specialities including emergency medicine, paediatrics, aged care, oncology and palliative care.
Prior to embarking upon General Practice specialty training, Dr Jackson worked at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg. In 2017 she and her husband moved to Mornington to become a part of our wonderful community. Dr Jackson enjoys spending her spare time with her young family, rugging up in winter to attend our local markets and exploring the Peninsula.
Having a previous career and qualifications in nursing and public health, as well as extra qualifications in paediatrics, Dr Jackson is keen to deliver quality, individualised healthcare with a friendly, encouraging smile and to help patients take control of their health and wellbeing. She looks forward to meeting you soon.
Graduating from Melbourne University in 2001, Tele holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) and has since completed post graduate studies specializing in sports and spinal injuries. These include; Clinical Pilates, The McKenzie approach to treating back and neck pain and Dry Needling.
Tele has extensive experience in all aspects of clinical musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has expertise in sports, spinal, post-operative and general injuries gained in Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany. Tele has a holistic approach to treatment, is passionate about helping and educating his patients and his aim is to get patients better in the shortest time possible.
In addition to his clinical practice, Tele is the Director and Creator of the world’s leading physiotherapy website for patients and health professionals, providing on line education and resources to more than 40 million people world-wide. For more details go to: www.physioadvisor.com.au
Tele is working as part of the MMG team on a Tuesday and Thursday.
Amelia is a registered psychologist and coach with over 10 years experience working across a number of mental health services. She has worked with adolescents in various schools across Melbourne, inpatients in a large psychiatric hospital, and with a diverse range of ages and mental health difficulties in private practice.
Amelia takes a special interest in women's mental health and wellbeing. Her areas of specialty are Anxiety and Post-natal Depression, and she enjoys helping women achieve their goals so that they can feel more confident in themselves.
Amelia takes a strength based and empowering approach to mental health and wellness. She is both emotion focused and solution focused in her approach. She helps clients develop greater emotional awareness to aid in decision-making with warmth and sensitivity.
Amelia is working as part of the MMG team on a Thursday and Friday.
(RN DIV 1), Gard Cert in Diabetes Education, Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Annie's background in nursing, lead her to a passion in diabetes management and education. She aims to help educate people to self-manage their diabetes through knowledge, motivation and support.
Using a wholistic, evidence-based approach, Annie can help with all aspects of type 2 diabetes education and management including:
- Pathophysiology and case of type 2 diabetes
- Weight control, including the importance of a balanced low-fat diet with regular exercise
- How to self-monitor blood glucose
- Information on medications
- Insulin initiation and titration
- The importance of adequate sleep and stress management
- Potential complications associated with diabetes.
Annie enjoys spending time with her family and two border collies, reading, camping and sailing.
Annie is working as part of the MMG team on Wednesdays.
Accredited Dietician and Food Behaviour Specialist (BSc.MND)
Alison works as a Health At Every Size dietitian®. HAES® dietitians recognise that dieting fails in the long term for most people, and that all people deserve respectful healthcare without the focus being on their weight.
By moving away from dieting rules and eating plans, and using the evidence based Non-diet / Intuitive eating principles, she helps you reconnect with your own internal cues and wisdom. Alison will work with you to form a more positive relationship to food and your body so you can confidently nourish and take care of yourself.
Her areas of special interest include eating disorders, disordered eating and moving away from chronic dieting, diabetes, poly cystic ovarian syndrome, and gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, and reflux. She is also passionate about empowering women to accept their changing bodies through their life span.
Alison is working as part of the MMG team on a Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.
— Business Manager (BA-BUSMGT, CPMAAPM)
After working in the building industry in customer service and as an executive assistant, Clarrissa has enjoyed managing the practice since joining MMG in early 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Business in Management, and says one of her greatest personal achievements was competing in the 2013 Melbourne IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship.
— Office Manager
Jill works closely with MMG’s reception team. After working at Mt Eliza Village Clinic, Somerville Village Clinic and Nepean Family Medical Centre, Jill joined MMG in 2007. She has a diploma in practice management and loves spending time with family and friends and keeping fit at the gym.
(RN DIV 1, BA applied science, BA nursing) – Nurse team leader
Kim leads MMG’s team of nurses including Michele, Jill, Terri, Roxanne and Katie. She has worked across America and Australia as a nurse, as well as a chronic disease self management advisor and child abuse prevention specialist. Kim is MMG’s chronic care coordinator specialising in chronic disease and wound management. She reminds women to perform a monthly breast check and take part in free mammograms from age 40. When she’s not at work you will likely find Kim skiing either on the water or at the snow.