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%.


Growing number of patients at Pakenham Family Health

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.

We have state of the art facilities at Pakenham Family Health

Our facilities

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 - Pakenham Doctor

Dr. Vera Nikolic M.D. FRACGP

GENERAL 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 - Pakenham Doctor

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 - Pakenham Doctor

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 - Pakenham Doctor

Dr. Paul Shire M.D. FRACGP

GENERAL 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 - Pakenham Doctor

Dr. David Steele MBBCh, BaODRCOG

GENERAL 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 - Pakenham Doctor

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.
Dr Sri Visnu - Pakenham Doctor

Dr Sri Visnu M.B.B.S., FRACGP

GENERAL PRACTICE Dr Visnu is a highly experienced doctor whose special interests are in geriatrics and children's health. Dr Visnu is also interested in skin cancers, and is currently completing further training in this field.
Dr Shagufta Badar - Pakenham Doctor

Dr Shagufta Badar M.B.B.S., FRACGP

GENERAL PRACTICE Dr Badar has joined us following an extended practice around Victoria and NSW over the past 10 years. Being a soft-spoken, smiling and understanding female GP Shagufta has already become a favourite with our female patients and families alike. Shagufta also speaks Hindi and Urdu.
Jessica Clacy - Pakenham Medical Nurse

Jessica Clacy RN

PRACTICE NURSE Jess is a highly knowledgeable registered Division 1 nurse who is working full time at the practice. Her special interests are wound care and immunisations.
Jade Green - Pakenham Medical Nurse

Jade Green RN

PRACTICE NURSE Jade is a fully qualified Division 1 nurse, who is also qualified as a midwife. Her special interests are in women's health and midwifery.
Shaina Dominic - Pakenham Medical Nurse

Shaina Dominic RN

PRACTICE NURSE Shaina is a registered Division 1 nurse whose special interests lie in children's health, wound care and assisting our doctors in various medical procedures. Shaina is currently away on maternity leave.
Marina Nikolic - Pakenham Medical Nurse

Marina Nikolic RN

PRACTICE NURSE Marina is a fully qualified Division 1 nurse who is furthering her education in Diabetes care and education. Being a diabetic herself, her special interest are focused on providing help to diabetic patients in our clinic.

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