We have moved

Wishing everyone a happy New Year and all the best for 2021. Phillip Island Health has moved location and from January 4th we will be consulting at 28 Leeson street in Cowes. The new clinic has two rooms and will mean we can increase our services. Parking is available out the front and we askContinue reading “We have moved”

Phillip Island Health News

Here at Phillip island Health we are very busy. So busy that Dr Carol is no longer taking new patients. Mel is working Monday, Wednesday and Friday and still has some spots for new patients which can be booked online. Dr Carol is working Tuesday and Thursday and her current patients can continue to bookContinue reading “Phillip Island Health News”

Snake bite first aid

As things are getting warmer our Island Facebook pages are flooded with photos of snakes seen on our local trails and walks, so I thought this was a good time to discuss snake bites and what to do if you or a friend is bitten. Firstly nearly all snakes are shy, they do not wantContinue reading “Snake bite first aid”

Advanced Care Directives

This topic seems to be a taboo subject for everyone and I have no idea why. I’ll explain my viewpoint.I believe that no-one wants to be the person to make final decisions on the medical treatment of the ones we love. Having worked with a number of families in this situation, I have come toContinue reading “Advanced Care Directives”

Stage 3 lockdown

This week sees a tightening of restrictions in regional Victoria and therefore some changes to the way we are delivering health care at Phillip Island Health. We will still be open to see patients face to face if needed but prefer to see patients via telehealth whenever possible. We can once again see new patientsContinue reading “Stage 3 lockdown”

What exactly is a Nurse Practitioner?

With our island settling down after the school holidays, our kids are going back to school and the days are getting longer again. I have been asked by a number of people if I could re-explain the role of a Nurse Practitioner. This is an understandable request as we are a very new profession inContinue reading “What exactly is a Nurse Practitioner?”

Phillip Island Health

The weather has just been glorious the last few days; it’s so nice to enjoy a walk on the beach or to look for whales from our many vantage points around the island. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. At Phillip Island Health we have been seeing patients for nearlyContinue reading “Phillip Island Health”

What is laser acupuncture?

Dr Carol Head has been using laser acupuncture in her medical practice for a while now and it treats a wide range of conditions. Here she explains what it is all about. Laser acupuncture is a form of acupuncture where I use a laser pen rather than needles. The laser has similar benefits to traditionalContinue reading “What is laser acupuncture?”

Meet Melanie Rose

Hi, I’m Mel. I originally emigrated from South Africa with my family 25 years ago. I started working in hospital wards from the age of 18. So, I have been working in the industry on and off over the last 30 years. Phillip Island has been my home this last decade. I have three childrenContinue reading “Meet Melanie Rose”