Family-owned and operated medical centre
Pakenham Family Health is a family-owned and operated medical centre. Our business principles are firmly based on family values with a particular focus on long-term health management of our patients as opposed to the “turnstyle” service practiced by some of the medical centres today.
Pakenham is located on the edge of the Melbourne metropolitan area. It is a region experiencing massive residential and commercial property development with the annual population growth of over 10%.
Pakenham's population boom
The population boom brings with it added pressure on local services including primary healthcare. Pakenham Family Health will be relieving this pressure by bringing in new GPs, practice nurses, allied health professionals and visiting specialists.
The facilities at the clinic are purpose-built and were designed to meet the latest medical standards prescribed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In addition to the comfortable and fully equiped consulting rooms the doctors have access to a designated treatment room designed for procedures and immunisations.
Dr. Vera Nikolic M.D. FRACGPGENERAL PRACTICE Dr. Nikolic is the owner and principal doctor of Pakenham Family Health. She has over 30 years of medical experience both in hospital clinical environments and general practice. Over the last ten years Dr Nikolic has been working in Gippsland, where she really enjoyed providing healthcare to families, elderly people and local businesses.
Dr Nikolic is excited to bring a brand new clinic to the growing population of Pakenham and looks forward to meeting you and your family at the clinic and around town.
Dr. Pravin Kapadia M.B.B.S.GENERAL PRACTICE Dr. Kapadia has been practicing in Pakenham for over 40 years. Much-loved by his dedicated long-term patient base, Dr Kapadia has extensive experience in all aspects of General Practice. His proven clinical knowledge and pleasant personality make him a favourite with the young and the old and a tremendous addition to our team.
Dr. Cheryl Marshall M.B.B.S.GENERAL PRACTICE Dr Marshall also brings with her over thirty years of experience in a variety of hospital-based and General Practice roles. Dr Marshall has a special interest in Psychiatry and is a welcome addition to Pakenham's women's health services in particular.
Dr. Paul Shire M.D. FRACGPGENERAL PRACTICE Dr Shire undertook his GP training in the UK. His main area of interest is in the management of Diabetes and he is a member of the RACGP Special Interest group in this field. He enjoys all areas of general practice, and his other areas of interest are in men's health and children's health.
Dr. David Steele MBBCh, BaODRCOGGENERAL PRACTICE Dr Steele is a very experienced and popular doctor with interest in all areas of general practice. He has been working in the Dandenong / Narre Warren / Pakenham area for over 20 years.
Dr Neil McCann M.B.B.S.GENERAL PRACTICE Dr McCann has been working in the Cardinia/Casey region for over twenty years and has a strong reputation for his expertise and thorough approach to all aspects of General Practice.
Dr McCann is qualified to provide Antenatal Shared Care in conjunction with the Antenatal Hospital Services for approved low risk pregnancies.