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56-58 Stud Road (corner Ann Street) Dandenong 3175
Call (03) 9791 5344
After Hours - Dandenong Locum Service 03 9793 7777

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CHINESE MEDICINE
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DR XIU CHUN HAN

Memberships:

  • Chinese Medicine Registration Board
  • Australian Natural Therapist Association

 

Dr Han is a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. She graduated from Beijing University and has over 20 years experience specialising in women’s health.

 

Services Provided:

  • Women’s Health
  • Menopause, PMT, Infertility
  • Migraine
  • Rheumatism, Arthritis and Muscular Pain
  • Shoulder, Neck and Back Pain
  • Skin Diseases
  • Chronic Bowel Disease

 

Rebate is available with Extra Cover with participating health funds.

Discounts available for Pensioners and Health Care Card holders.

 

DIABETES EDUCATOR

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FRANCISCA MAN

Francisca is a registered nurse, critical care nurse and a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE).

Credentialled Diabetes Educators are healthcare practitioners qualified to provide a client-centred approach to diabetes education and care, empower patients and assist 1.7 millions Australians in dealing with daily self-management, in accordance with the National Standards of Practice for CDEs. There are only 1,100 CDEs in Australia at the moment. (Australian Diabetes Educators Association)

 

Francisca has more than 35 years of nursing experience working in various areas (medical, midwifery, paediatric, radiology, critical care nursing: emergency, coronary care and intensive care) within the public health sector (both overseas and in Melbourne). After obtaining the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education in 2006, Francisca has been working as a diabetes educator in the public health sector. From 2011 onwards, she has expanded her experience in private diabetes education.

 

Affiliation:

  • Australian Diabetes Educators Association
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Australian Nurses and Midwives Federation

 

Area of practice:

Her clients are varied, ranging from Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, newly diagnosed and known diabetes who require updated information and assists them in improving their diabetes self-management skills.

Francisca provides diabetes education assessment, patient education and support (healthy eating for people with diabetes, individualized goals for managing their diabetes and living well with diabetes to prevent or delay diabetes complications) including using resources in multiple languages and pictorial guides, home blood glucose monitoring, education regarding medication and provides advice regarding treatment options. Francisca also provides insulin and GLP1 initiation and education.

She can deliver service fluently in English and Chinese.

Francisca is passionate about empowering her clients to undertake self-management, assisting her clients in managing their diabetes to the best of their ability- using a client-centred, evidence based approach to tailor the support and education provided to each individual.

 

Cost: Patients with Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referrals are Bulk Billed.

 

DIETICIAN
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SHIREEN HII

  • Accredited Practising Dietician
  • Accredited Nutritionist
  • Member of the Dietitians Association of Australia

 

Accredited Practising Dieticians (APDs) are recognised professionals with the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. They know about food and health and can help you sort through the maze of nutrition information and translate scientific information about nutrition into practical advice about what to eat.

Some of the services offered include:

  • Assessment of your nutritional needs
  • Develop personalised eating plans and nutritional guidelines
  • Provide information on healthy eating to manage a range of medical conditions or for optimum health, reading food labels, choosing the best foods when shopping and eating out and healthy ways to prepare food
  • Sort out nutrition fact from fiction.

 

Rebates

  • Medicare Team Care Arrangements (TCA): Medicare initiatives provides rebates for visits treating chronic or complex health conditions under a care plan coordinated by a general practitioner. Contact Medicare for further information about rebates.
  • Private Health Insurance
  • DVA
  • TAC/Workcover

 

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY
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SIMON LI

Simon has been a physiotherapist since 1983. During the first 10 years of his career,Simon worked at different hospitals both overseas and in Australia. He has acquired extensive experience in treating various conditions.

For the last 17 years, Simon has been practising privately in Dandenong. He has post graduate qualifications in Spinal Manipulative Therapy and in Rehabilitation studies.

Simon is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

 

Domiciliary Physiotherapy

  • Residential home, nursing home, special accommodation home visits.

 

Relief from

  • Back and neck pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Muscular discomfort
  • Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Workplace assessment
  • Recovery from workplace injuries
  • Motor vehicle accident rehabilitation Pre and Post-Natal Physiotherapy
  • Paediatrics
  • Postural re-education
  • Massage therapy
  • Relaxation

 

Neurological disorders

  • Stroke
  • Paralysis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Bells palsy Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal screenings Pre and Post-Natal Physiotherapy
  • Paediatrics
  • Postural re-education
  • Massage therapy
  • Relaxation

 

DVA, Private Health, TAC and Workcover (pension / health / student discounts)

Medicare EPC – Referral required (no gap payment charged on referral)

We have EFTPOS & Credit card facilities in our clinic. HICAPS is also available for participating health funds.
Preferred provider for Medibank Private, HBA, MBF

 

Phone: 9793 2688

Fax: 9792 9239

Email:polytekphysio@gmail.com

 

PODIATRY
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CALVIN D’CRUZ

After graduating from University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry), Calvin had the unique opportunity of undertaking clinical placement at Liverpool Hospital and Caulfield Hospital, both of which are renowned for their specialisation in high risk foot management. Since graduating, Calvin practiced Podiatry in a variety of locations around Melbourne, ranging from private practice, geriatric and domiciliary Podiatry.

Calvin provides treatment, management and advice on all aspects of podiatric care, but has a keen interest in the management of diabetic and high risk foot care, specialising in ulcers and infection of the feet.

Calvin is a Member of The Australian Podiatric Association.

 

What we provide

We are committed to offering all patients comprehensive podiatric care. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Foot examinations to ensure healthy feet
  • Removal of corns and calluses
  • Removal of warts
  • Regular maintenance of nails
  • Resolving and preventing ingrown toenails
  • Orthotics/insoles to correct or accommodate painful feet
  • Assistance with choosing correct footwear
  • Diabetic foot assessments and education
  • Wound care and management
  • Muscle testing
  • Bio mechanical assessments

 

We also provide mobile Podiatry, where we come to you! We currently treat patients at Retirement Villages, Nursing Homes, Special Accommodation and Private residences.

 

Discounts & Rebates

  • Department of Veterans Affairs Registered and Gold cards welcome
  • We participate in Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) and are willing to provide feedback to the Doctor involved
  • Full rebates available through private health care funds. Preferred provider for Medibank Private, MBF and HBA
  • TAC & Work cover claims welcome
  • Pension, Health Care Card and Student discount available

 

 

Testimonials

  • “His podiatry skills ensured my feet were always well looked after and comfortable” Mrs E. Davidson (Ferntree Gully)
  • “I have found him to be…respectful, reliable, caring, considerate” Mrs M. Doherty (Blackburn South)
  • “He has always been very professional with his treatment” Mrs N. Spencer (Croydon)

 

 

Contact Details
Phone: 9791 5344 or 9791 7664
Fax: 9792 9239
Email: calvinmarinus@gmail.com
Address: 58 Stud Rd Dandenong 3175
Website: www.footcareconsultants.com.au

 

PSYCHOLOGISTS
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HYACINTH DA GAMA MONTEIRO

Hyacinth is a registered Multilingual Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience in California (USA) and Australia.

She has worked as a special education teacher, school psychologist and counsellor, with students with multiple disabilities, behavioural problems, anger management, gangs and bullying issues.

Her clinical practice encompasses areas such as Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma Counselling, Substance Abuse, Phobia, Family, Relationship Marital Problems, Couple Counselling, and Mediation, Barriers to Employment, Career and Guidance Counselling.

Hyacinth’s treatments include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psycho-education, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness, Behavioural interventions, Relaxation Strategies, skills training, and other CBT interventions. Hyacinth can also administer psychometric assessments for Intellectual Disabilities, Depression, ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Developmental Delayed Disorders, and Academic, and other Socio-Emotional concerns

Languages spoken other than English: Hindi & Urdu

 

RANDOLPH MONTEIRO

Randolph is a registered multilingual psychologist with over 12 years experience in California (USA) and Australia.

He has worked as a special education teacher, school psychologist and counsellor, with students with multiple disabilities, behavioural problems, anger Management, gangs and bullying issues from diverse backgrounds.

His clinical practice encompasses areas such as Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Trauma Counselling, Substance Abuse, Phobia, Family, Relationship Marital Problems, Couple Counselling, and Mediation, Barriers to Employment, Career Counselling and Guidance.

Randolph’s treatments include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psycho-education, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness, Behavioural interventions, relaxation strategies, skills training, and other CBT interventions. Randolph can also administer psychometric assessments.

Languages spoken other than English: Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Persian

 

MATTHEW SAUNDERS

Matthew Saunders is a registered psychologist with over 17 years’ experience. For over 12 years he worked predominantly in large training hospitals such as The Royal Children’s Hospital and the Austin Hospital. He has also been appointed as a “Regulation 7 Officer” (expert witness) to the Federal Family Court.

Matthew has a strong evidence based orientation having a cognitive behavioural approach to his work. His specific area of interest is adults suffering from depression, anxiety and/or significant life adjustments. He has considerable expertise with children, adolescents and young adults; specifically individual psychotherapeutic treatment, and child focused dyadic parent work. He also has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of a range of child and adolescent psychologically based conditions and a strong family orientation together with working closely with schools and other referring professionals.