The clinic will be returning to our usual billing practices for telehealth and phone consultations from Tuesday 14th April. These services will still be bulk-billed where it is a legislative requirement or at the doctor's discretion. It is a legislative requirement that the service must be bulk-billed where the service is provided to a concessional or vulnerable patient or a child under 16 at the time the service is provided.
Masks or face coverings must be used when attending the clinic from Thursday 23rd July unless you have an exemption according the Victorian Government rules. More info is available by clicking this text.
Clinic entry triage
Please sanitise hands and wait
Please stay behind the tape
Social distance between chairs
Bags can go on the chairs
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (04/03/2020):
If you have FEVER or RESPIRATORY INFECTION (e.g. cough or shortness of breath, with or without fever):
HOW CAN YOU AVOID INFECTION?
Staffed by dedicated general practitioners since 1960, Vermont Medical Clinic is committed to providing good medical care over a person's whole lifetime.
These are the current general practitioners: Dr Jim Glaspole, Dr Lidija Suntesic, Dr Merran Gowans, Dr Shelly McIllree, Dr Julie Chang, Dr Cynthia Boudeville, Dr Diane Phillips, Dr Leila Radfar (skin cancer only), Dr Lydia Tkacz, Dr Tania Poon, Dr Jerry Wang, Dr Dan Epstein, Dr Jerome Klein, Dr Lufi Mulyadi and Dr Sharee Walford.
The clinic is located in Vermont South Medical Centre and is well equipped to treat most medical conditions and is accessible to persons with mobility problems. Disabled parking is available in the basement carpark and at the front of the building. On our floor we are co-located with a pathology collection centre, pharmacy, dentist, optometrist, cafe and Capital Radiology will. Upstairs are a private hospital, a fitness studio and specialist consulting rooms.
Monday - Friday 8.00 - 20.00
Saturday 8.00 - 16.00
Sunday - closed (temporary)
The clinic is closed on public holidays.
BILLING POLICY CHANGE - from 1 March 2021
We believe that access to good medical care should not be limited by an ability to pay. We cannot continue bulk-billing as many patients as we do currently as the amount received does not cover our costs. From 1 March full pensioners, veterans, children twelve and under, and those in financial hardship will STILL be bulk-billed. People receiving part pensions and older children aged 13 to 17 will receive a discount on our usual fees. Thank you for your support as we continue to care for you.
REGISTRARS - Goodbye and Hello!
Farewell to our registrar Dr Sharee Walford, it has been a great six months having you with the clinic and best wishes from all at the clinic for the exams and her future career. On 1 Feb we will welcome Dr Gowthri Ragunathan and Dr Nish Nayar who will commence six month placements as registrars.
PAEDIATRIC SPEECH THERAPY: Sessions will be available from mid-September. These sessions will be run by Natalia Ehrlich, a qualified paediatric speech pathologist.
SWEATING CLINIC: Botox injections for excessive armpit sweating are now available at the clinic with a qualified dermatologist, Dr Josephine Yeatman.
CHANGES TO CURRENT SERVICES
ADJUSTMENTS TO OPERATING HOURS: We are slightly increased our operating hours as the pandemic recedes. These are now:
Monday to Friday: 8am – 8pm Saturday: 8am – 4pm Sunday: Closed. We will review our hours in response to the pandemic situation.
DIABETES EDUCATION: As of 1st September 2020 a fee of $54.60 is payable to see our Diabetes Educator if the visit is not covered by a referral under a care plan. There will be no out of pocket cost for visits allocated under a care plan.
ASTHMA EDUCATION: We will be ceasing our Asthma Education clinic as of 1st September 2020. Any patients with concerns regarding their asthma, or who have future bookings with the Asthma Educator should continue to see their GP.
TELEPHONES: We have changed phone provider over the last week and there have been a few issues, we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
We now know what the problem is.
Please update your Vermont Medical Clinic contact number to 03 9874 2422. If you have 03 8547 1140 please delete, this number will no longer be active after 13th September.
NEW GP, GP REGISTRAR AND RECEPTIONIST: We would like to inform you that we have two new doctors starting soon. Dr Sharee Walford is a GP registrar and will be joining us on a full time basis from Monday 3rd August. Dr Trish Hough will be joining the team mid-October and will more than likely be working Monday and Thursday afternoons. We also have a new team member on our front desk, Rachel, who started last week and is settling in well.
DR LUFI MULYADI: We are very happy to announce that Dr Lufi Mulyadi has joined the practice permanently from 1 July.
SKIN CANCER CLINIC: Full body skin cancer checks are recommencing from the week starting 3 May 2020. Some extra precautions are being taken, particularly with masks to be worn by patients.
NEW DOCTORS: We welcome Dr Daniel Epstein and Dr Jerome Klein to our GP team. Their biographies and working hours will be fully updated shortly but the short version is that Dr Epstein is an academic GP based at Monash University. He will be typically working on Tuesdays and Thursdays but will have periods of absence while completes his PhD. Dr Klein will usually be working on three days per week. He is also studying for fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
DEPARTURE OF DR PAUL NGUYEN: Dr Paul Nguyen left general practice after Christmas 2019 to pursue other interests. Please be advised that he will not be able to provide ongoing care at any other location.
AFTER HOURS SERVICE (Changed hours from 16th November 2020): The after hours service is open until 8 pm on weekdays, 1pm to 4pm on Saturdays. Bulk-billing is automatic for children under 16, pensioners and veterans and is available on request for those suffering financial hardship. For more information click this text.
NEW PRACTICE MANAGER: We welcome Daniel Rossiter, who has commenced work at the clinic on 26 August 2019, and wish him a long and successful career here.
CONTINENCE & PELVIC FLOOR SERVICE: The clinic is pleased to offer a continence and pelvic floor service. More information is available HERE.
The clinic is open on six days per week but not on public holidays, usually from 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays, and 8.30 am until 4 pm on Saturdays. The doctors at the clinic offer general medical services, minor surgery including removal skin lesions, drainage of abscesses, and repair of wounds using sutures or glue, iron infusions, lactation consultancy, psychological counselling, immunisations, aged care including visits to aged care facilities, paediatrics, women's health, men's health, travel medicine, and skin cancer surveillance and treatment.
This clinic bulk-bills children under 16 (other than children seeing Dr Julie Chang, who are discounted), pensioners and veterans, with discounted fees for Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders. WorkCover and TAC patients are liable for the costs of care until claims are accepted by the insurer. Pathology tests (next door at Clinical Labs) and medical imaging services (on the same floor at Capital Radiology) are usually bulk-billed. Patients are expected to return to the clinic to discuss all results of investigations.
It is preferable that long consultations, procedures and other non-standard and allied health services are booked by phone to ensure that an appropriate length of time is scheduled. The receptionists can advise about the length of time required.
As well as medical and nursing services, the clinic has several allied health providers available each week: Dr Phoebe Kho is our psychologist, Dr David Jayapaul is our podiatrist, Ms Varsha Bhikha is our physiotherapist, Ms Bridget Wilkes is our diabetes educator, and Ms Natalia Ehrlich is our speech pathologist.
We are located in the brand new Vermont South Medical Centre in Burwood Hwy, Vermont South. It is easily accessed from Morack Road via the driveway behind Fort Knox storage or directly from Burwood Hwy.
Vermont Medical Clinic was founded in 1960 by Dr Graham and Dr Jean Corbett. A partnership with formed when Dr David Glaspole joined the practice in 1965, two months before the current practice owner, Dr Jim Glaspole, was born. The doctors at the clinic are proud to be part of a long tradition of providing medical care to citizens of Vermont and surrounding areas.
Vermont Medical Clinic is open after hours. The clinic is open seven days per week except for public holidays when it is closed. Normal weekday hours are 8 AM to 8 PM with the after hours service commencing at 6 PM and Saturday 8 AM to 4 PM with after hours from 1 PM. After hours appointments can be booked online but walk-in patients will be seen.
The clinic now offers a continence and pelvic floor service operated by a pelvic floor physiotherapist. More information is available by clicking HERE or by calling the clinic on 9874 2422.
Alevia Medical Weight Loss have moved from this site until the COVID-19 pandemic is over. CLICK HERE for their website.
Full body skin cancer checks are recommencing from the week starting 3 May 2020. Some extra precautions are being taken, particularly with masks to be worn by patients.
The clinic has a special skin cancer surveillance and treatment service staffed by Dr Lidija Suntesic and Dr Leila Radfar. More information is available by clicking HERE. Please telephone the clinic for appointments on 9874 2422.
Nova Pharmacy is onsite, they can dispense all prescriptions including those with a PBS subsidy. They have an excellent compounding service.
Dr Diane Phillips has joined Vermont Medical Clinic from Mariemont Surgery which has closed. Mariemont Surgery patient records have been transferred here to optimise continuity of care. We welcome the doctors and patients from Mariemont to Vermont Medical Clinic.
Disabled parking is available at the front of the building and in the basement with lift access. Disabled patients can be dropped off at the front door.
Medical Termination Of Pregnancy is available through Dr Glaspole at Vermont Medical Clinic. Click HERE for more information.