Dr. Ayoub has MBChB from Alexandria University and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She also has membership qualification from the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK, and a Diploma in Child Health from University College, Dublin.
Dr. Ayoub's main Interests include family medicine, skin checks and removals, women’s health, men’s health, child health, counseling, and preventive medicine/screening.
Dr. Buddini Ekanayake
Dr. Ekanayake’s qualifications are MBBS, FRACGP, with a Diploma of Child Health, a Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care, and a certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health.
Her interests are particularly in women’s health and refugee health, and of utmost importance to her are health equity and informed choice for everyone.
Mrs. Andrea Avenell-Thompson (Practice Nurse)
Andrea graduated from Kangan Institute in 2015 after previously working in Home and Community Care within the Macedon Ranges.
Andrea’s interests include Wound Care and Diabetes Care.
Ms. Sarah Mullins (Podiatrist)
Sarah graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Podiatry in 2006. She has worked in private practice in both the rural and metropolitan areas.
Sarah has had extensive experience in all aspects of podiatry and has developed a keen interest in the high-risk foot leading to her specialising in diabetes assessment, education and management. Sarah is capable of assessing the neurovascular status of the foot and aims to help maintain excellent foot health by providing general routine treatments and thorough education. Other interests include sports podiatry, biomechanics, paediatrics and general treatment. Sarah has a high level of experience and knowledge in footwear and always happy to chat and provide advice about correct fit and desirable features required for sports footwear.
Simone Trevillian (Occupational Therapist)
Simone has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) and is a member of Occupational Therapy, Australia.
With over thirteen years in clinical Occupational Therapy, Simone is passionate about working with children and their families to make a difference. She offers assessment and intervention for children that need help with self-care tasks, play skills, fine motor skills (including handwriting), gross motor skills, classroom skills (attention/listening), sensory processing, and regulation of emotions.
This service can be privately billed, but patients can also be seen through a GP referral with a care plan/EPC, or through NDIS. General occupational therapy enquiries are also welcome. To book an appointment, please ring 0410 544 090.
Ashtyn Vella (Counsellor/Social Worker)
Ashtyn has a Bachelor of Social Work and a Diploma in counselling, majoring in Abuse counselling and Child Development and effective parenting.
Ashtyn is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), where she attained her Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Status. She has worked with vulnerable, complex, and high needs families within the context of community health, in addition to public hospital and court settings.
Ashtyn is particularly equipped for and skilled in working with family Violence, sexual assault, anxiety, parenting, and general life issues. She specialises in the focussed psychological strategies of Acceptance and Committment Therapy, trauma-focused therapy, mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation, and psycho-education.
Ms. Ann Bush (Diabetes Educator)
Ann is a registered nurse and credentialed diabetics educator recognised by the Australian Diabetic Educators Association. Ann has a long experience in diabetics education and is able to assist and support our pre-diabetic patients, or patients with diabetes history, to improve and manage their control.
Ms Bush can also help in pre-pregnancy planning and pregnancy support.
Ms. Naomi McCraw (Speech Pathologist)
Naomi has a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and she is a member of Speech Pathology, Australia.
Naomi is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist who has been working in the Macedon Ranges in both the private and public sectors since 2006.
Naomi works with children aged 0-18, and is experienced in providing assessment and therapy for a range of communication difficulties, including speech sound production, language comprehension and expression, fluency (stuttering), and social communication.
This service is privately billed, and Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebates may be claimed with appropriate referral. Naomi also accepts NDIS (self or plan-managed only) referrals.
General speech pathology enquiries are welcome. To book an appointment, please call 0438 834 125.
Bloom Hearing (Audiologists)
Bloom Hearing audiologists have been working from our practice for many years. Their audiologists have good experience in
1) defining patients hearing impairment and providing proper treatment and solutions;
2) providing auditory evaluations and education by measuring and studying noise conditions;
3) conducting screening programs relating to hearing loss and protection.
To book an appointment with Bloom Hearing, please call: 5367 6199, or toll free number: 1800 777 659.
Aishani Parag (Medical Receptionist)
Aishani began working at Saint Mary Medical Centre in December 2006, when she was still in high school. She has grown fond of the community spirit within the Macedon Ranges and loves driving into Gisborne and watching the trees and gardens change with the seasons.
Caroline Mitchell (Medical Receptionist)
Caroline has been at Saint Mary Medical Centre since 2013. She has been living in the Macedon Ranges with her husband and her three children for over thirty years, having worked in the area for over twenty five.
Shaylah Spiers (Medical Receptionist)
Shaylah started working at Saint Mary Medical Centre after completing her degree in Health Science, due to her interest in the health field. She has grown up in the Macedon Ranges and admires the community feel within Gisborne and the surrounding areas.
COVID 19 VACCINE at SAINT MARY MEDICAL CENTRE
Our practice is administering the COVID-19 vaccination for all patients who are older than 50 years old.
Please call 5420 7014 to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
If you are a new patient and would like to get the vaccine here, please get a health summary from your current practice before your appointment.