Ocean Grove - Ocean Plaza

(03) 4246 0300
(03) 8677 7648
[email protected]

Ocean Grove The Parade
Shop 2, Ocean plaza 71-73 The Parade
Ocean Grove VIC 3226

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri           8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sat                       Closed
Sun                      Closed

Ocean Grove Ocean Plaza Clinic Details

Ocean Grove Ocean Plaza Clinic Team – Doctors / GP’s 

Dr Bethan KnappDr Bethan Knapp

General Practitioner and Sports Doctor
MRCGP PGDipSEM MBBCh

Bethan is a caring female GP with a special interest in Sports Medicine and Preventative Medicine. Bethan takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing and leads an active life in Ocean Grove with her 4 kids. She is part of the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving club and loves triathlons, cycling, camping and exploring our beautiful Peninsula. As a Sports Doctor, Bethan has worked in the UK as a Sports Physician with several elite sports teams including Premier League soccer & International Athletics teams. She offers our patients expert sports injury advice and management including health assessments, joint and soft tissue injections, radiology and pathology investigations. As a GP, Bethan is known for her thorough approach to holistic patient care. With her warm and caring personality and love of our local area she relates well to patients of all ages.

Dr Jonathan Corns

General Practitioner
MBChB BEng (Hons)

Jonathan is a friendly, caring and thorough GP with a passion for quality family medicine. Jonathan has a particular focus on children’s health, aged care and chronic disease management. His work with chronic medical conditions involves consideration of individual patient needs and circumstances and coordinating a team approach to assessments and reviews. Jonathan has worked with Epichealth for over 5 years and lives locally in Ocean Grove. When he is not working, Jonathan is usually out surfing or exploring the beautiful wineries in our local area.

Dr Wayne Lightfoot

General Practitioner
MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Wayne Lightfoot is a warm and caring GP who has recently relocated back to the Bellarine Peninsula. Dr Lightfoot has worked in the City of Greater Geelong as a well respected GP. Wayne enjoys all aspects of general practice, taking holistic approach to care and preventative health. His special clinical interests include chronic disease management, aged care, weight loss and children’s health. Outside of work he enjoys spending good quality time with his family.

Dr Divya Jot KaurDr Divya Jot Kaur

GP Registrar
MBBS

With more than 5 years of clinical expertise post-MBBS completion in 2017 in India, Dr. Divya Kaur served as a Hospital Medical Officer at Peninsula Health for the last 3 years. Her tenure there involved diverse roles in Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, and Psychiatry.

Dr. Kaur has now embarked on the next phase of her professional journey by joining the Epichealth team as part of her GP training.

Dr Luca JesterDr Lucas Jester

GP Registrar
MD, BSc

Originally from Germany but born and bred in Singapore, Dr Lucas Jester is a friendly and caring doctor who has been fortunate enough to call Victoria his home for the past 10 years. Since graduating Melbourne Medical School, Lucas has been practicing at Warrnambool Hospital. During this time, he was awarded “Junior Medical Officer Rural Champion” for his dedication to rural practice.

He has a vast experience in Emergency Medicine, General & Plastic Surgery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Women’s Health and Alcohol/Drug Addiction Medicine. With a strong interest in Sports Medicine, Mental Health and Paediatrics, he is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Child Health.

Allied Health – Podiatrists

Kim Nankivell 

Podiatrist

Being a talented sprinter at a young age, Kim found herself at the podiatrist as she was caught in a constant cycle of lower limb injuries. She had a very favourable outcome at the podiatrist and at this point she realised that she could combine her interests in sport and helping people, as a career. Kim commutes across the border to help service the South Australian sites once a fortnight.

Kim provides a professional and expert diagnosis of foot, leg and postural problems and offer comprehensive treatment plans, including our special interest area of Sports Podiatry.

Thomas Williams PodiatristTom Williams 

Podiatrist

Tom completed a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Podiatric Practice in 2017. Prior to moving to Geelong to be closer to his family, Tom worked in the Gippsland region. He has worked within the public, community health and private sectors, gaining experience treating foot pathologies from the youth to the elderly and everyone in between.

Tom’s friendly nature, combined with his motivation to achieve the best outcomes for his clients, has made him a welcome addition to the Epichealth team.

He has a keen interest in all aspects of podiatry, but is especially interested in diabetic foot care, musculoskeletal conditions, skin and nail disorders, and children’s foot conditions.

Allied Health – Cosmetic Nurse

Chelsea Van MiltenburgChelsea Van Miltenburg

Cosmetic Nurse

Chelsea is a registered nurse with more than 10 years of experience in advanced injectable services. Specialising in anti-wrinkle and dermal filler procedures, Chelsea is dedicated to her craft, aiming to create natural looks that enhance individual features. Her focus lies in creating facial harmony through her keen aesthetic eye and thoughtful treatment approaches.

Known for her excellent injection skills, Chelsea ensures a welcoming and supportive consultation experience. Her particular passion lies in lip hydration and achieving subtle volume.

Chelsea‘s scope of services includes:

  • Rejuvenation and anti-wrinkle treatments
  • Dermal fillers
  • Profhilo (bio-remodelling)
  • Thread lifts

Allied Health – Dietitian

Allison DietitianAllison Balmer

Accredited Practising Dietitian

With a Bachelor of Nutrition Science and a Master of Dietetics, Allison brings extensive experience in addressing a variety of health concerns, including weight management, diabetes, cardiac health, liver health, and disordered eating. Her expertise extends to supporting individuals with reproductive and gastrointestinal conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, IBD, and IBS.

Her special interests include women’s health, reproductive conditions, unexplained infertility, pregnancy, and paediatric nutrition.

Please note that Allison Balmer is practising from Epichealth Ocean Grove Marketplace. If you wish to book an appointment with her, please call the Marketplace clinic on (03) 5256 2500.

Allied Health – Psychologist

Hayden Bell - General Psychologist

Hayden Bell

General Psychologist

Hayden is a General Psychologist who is passionate about supporting clients with a variety of mental health concerns across the lifespan. Hayden is experienced with stress management, anxiety, depression, work issues, relationships, navigating life’s changes, goal setting and achievement, vocational counselling, and action coaching. Hayden focuses on helping clients to build strategies not only to survive but also to thrive in life.

Hayden is a proud local of the Bellarine Peninsula who enjoys travelling, hiking, kayaking and generally being on or in the water.

Please note that Hayden Bell will be practising from Epichealth Portarlington. If you wish to book an appointment with him, please call the Portarlington clinic on (03) 4206 7200 or book online via HotDoc.

Allied Health – Physiotherapist

Tristan Dower Physiotherapist

Tristan Dower

Physiotherapist

Tristan graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from ACU Brisbane and has since combined his time working in private practice and sports. He has gained experience in several clinics, treating a range of conditions including acute sporting injuries and persistent issues such as spinal, shoulder, and lower limb conditions.

Tristan has been involved with various men’s and women’s amateur, state-level, and elite-level sporting clubs. His roles have included being the physiotherapist for the Brisbane Lions AFLW team and the North Brisbane Rugby Union Club in the QLD Premier Competition.

Through his involvement in sport, particularly football, Tristan has developed a keen interest in sports-related injury management, especially lower limb and shoulder injuries. This experience has also refined his treatment skills, including both manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation.

Tristan has maintained his continual education by completing a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy and certification in concussion management. Through his ongoing education and experience, he is well equipped to treat all types of injuries.

Please note that Tristan Dower is practising from Epichealth Ocean Grove Marketplace. If you wish to book an appointment with him, please call the Ocean Grove clinic on (03) 5256 2500.

Ocean Grove Ocean Plaza Clinic Team – Practice Nurses

Danielle Williams, Erin Butler, Jennifer Shannon , Kylie Illsley, Leanne Tregea

Practice Nurses

Danielle, Erin, Jennifer, Kylie & Leanne are passionate about health promotion and lead many preventative health initiatives for at risk patient groups with the support of our GPs. Our nurses particularly love helping patients with the challenge of managing chronic disease as this is an area where the role of the nurse is crucial in achieving positive health outcomes. With their warm and caring approach, our practice nurses connect with patients of all ages and provide support to patients undergoing immunisations and medical procedures.

Ocean Grove Ocean Plaza Clinic Team – Practice Manager

Tracy ThomasonTracy Thomason

Practice Manager

Tracy comes with 26 years  experience in hospital administration. She is passionate about doctor welfare and strives to make the clinic welcoming and comfortable for patient care.
Tracy lives locally on the Bellarine Peninsula and enjoys walks on the beach with her dog Molly. She is also a tragic Minion collector and is happy to help to make your visit to the doctor a positive experience.

Ocean Grove Ocean Plaza Clinic Team – Reception

Emma Badrock, Penelope Black, Stephanie Barletta, Tayla Smith & Amrit Kaur

Receptionists

Our friendly reception team love the day to day interaction with patients and being able to help our patients find the doctor, site and appointment time that’s right for them.

Ocean Grove Ocean Plaza Clinic Services

Epichealth Medical Clinic Ocean Grove Marketplace specialises in all aspects of General Practice. Our GPs provide the following family medical services:

  • Men’s health

  • Women’s health

  • Children’s health and childhood immunisations

  • Veteran’s health / DVA

  • Aged care

  • Preventative medicine and health assessments

  • Care plans and chronic disease management

  • Skin cancer checks and mole tracking

  • Allied Health Services

  • Osteopathy

  • Mental health care plans

  • Travel health and vaccinations

  • Emergency treatment

  • Medical procedures

  • Workplace injury management

  • Drug and alcohol testing

  • Employment health

  • Onsite pathology

  • Podiatry

  • Iron Infusions

Latest Updates

Cosmetic Clinic in Ocean Grove

Chelsea Van Miltenburg joins Epichealth Ocean Grove. Chelsea is a highly skilled registered nurse with over 10 years of experience specialising in advanced injectable services. READ MORE

New Direct Line for Epichealth Ocean Plaza

As of the 6th of December 2023, Epichealth Medical Clinic Ocean Plaza introduces a fresh and direct phone line, eliminating the need to contact the Marketplace clinic first. READ MORE

Lung Health Awareness Month

If you notice any unusual symptoms or are at higher risk, don’t hesitate to contact your GP. They can recommend appropriate tests to assess your symptoms and identify any abnormalities in your lungs. READ MORE

Billing Policy

Epichealth Medical Clinic Ocean Grove is a private mixed billing medical clinic committed to providing the highest quality patient care.

Standard consultation fees

Our standard consultation fees are as follows:

Private PatientsPrivate FeeMedicare RebateNet out of pocket
cost
Standard In-clinic Consultation (1-2 issues / 10-15 mins duration)$81.45$41.40$40.05
Standard Telehealth Consultation$81.45$41.40$40.05
Standard Consultation After Hours$93.90$53.90$40.00
Long In-Clinic Consultation (3+ issues / 15-30 mins duration)$138.75$80.10$58.65
Surgery Consultation$206.75$118.00$88.75

Bulk Billing for Concession Patients

Epichealth recognises the need to provide access to subsidised medical services for the following patients:

– Patients who hold a valid Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veterans Gold Card

– Children who are under 16 years of age.

We are pleased to confirm that Epichealth will bulk bill for standard appointments for these patients.

Medical Procedures & Specialised Clinics

Medical procedures, excisions, ear syringes, iron infusion, and specialised clinics including skin checks, sports medicine and pain management, are privately billed for all patients including concession card holders. Please inquire about the cost of your procedure at the time of booking.

Telehealth

Telehealth services are privately billed, with a Medicare rebate. This service is bulked billed for concession card holders.

Payment

All payments are required in full on the day of the consultation. Please present your Medicare Card and Health Care Card to reception on arrival. We accept cash, EFTPOS and credit card (Mastercard or Visa). We do not accept American Express, Diners Club cards or personal cheques.

On the Spot Medicare rebates

Our friendly Reception team will assist you to claim your Medicare rebate on the spot using your Medicare Card for all private billed services covered under the MBS billing schedule.

Results, Scripts and Repeated Referrals Appointments

All results, scripts and repeated referrals will be provided by the doctor in a consultation whether in-clinic or a telehealth appointment.