Dr M N Ramachadran
General Practitioner (GP)
Dr Ramachadran completed his undergraduate medical education from Sheffield University, England. He continued his postgraduate medical education in Basic Surgical Training before specialising in General Practice and completed his training in Lincolnshire, England. He moved to Australia with his young family and gained his fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners soon after.
Dr Ramachadran enjoys all aspects of General Practice. He has completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Diabetes Care from the University of Warwick, and has extensive experience in chronic disease management, mental health, men’s health and women’s health. Over recent years, he has developed a special interest in dermatology and children’s health.
Outside of medicine, Dr Ramachadran has set roots here in Melbourne with his wife and 3 young children. They spend their free time exploring the amazing outdoors Victoria has to offer. He is a keen sports fan and enjoys soccer, tennis and golf.
Dr Marcus Peplow
General Practitioner (GP)
Dr Marcus Peplow completed his undergraduate qualifications in Sheffield, England. He completed his General Practice training in the North of England. He has gained experience in both hospital and community medicine in the UK and Australia. He has completed training in Children’s Health in both hospital and emergency settings in North Yorkshire and United Kingdom. He has also completed hospital placement in Psychiatry.
He enjoys all aspects of general practice with particular additional interests in Mental health, Diabetes, Children and Elderly Medicine. He has more than 10 years experience working in general practice.
His outside interests include travel, walking and enjoying all that Bayside has to offer.
Dr Erika Wils
General Practitioner (GP)
Erika is an Integrative Medicine General Practitioner. She combines a traditional approach with holistic lifestyle medicine and has many years of accumulated knowledge and experience, with a focus on preventative health. Erika provides management of all conditions across all age groups, and is always open minded, knowing that each person has a physician inside them who with the right guidance, can activate one’s own healing force to live a long disease free life.
Scott is a Physiotherapist and Sandringham local with a strong history of working in Private Practice. Growing up, Scott was a competitive swimmer, whose ongoing injuries meant he spent more time out of the water and in physiotherapy and so began his interest for understanding the human body and how best to treat and return people to doing what they love most.
After completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Monash University, Scott has developed extensive experience as a physiotherapist across a broad range of clinical areas. His expertise and areas of interest include the physical therapy of postoperative patients (particularly shoulders and knees) and across all sports. Scott has worked for a number of years in private hospitals with post-operative patients and following up their rehabilitation in the clinic. With particular interest in acute injury management, training and return to play, Scott has worked with football, soccer and hockey teams as well as bodybuilders and physique athletes. One of Scott’s key sporting interest’s is swimming, and he was fortunate enough to have worked with Victoria Swimming nationally, and Australian Swimming, internationally. Furthermore, with experience in patient care in nursing homes, hydrotherapy rehabilitation, TAC and WorkCover claims, Scott truly is a well rounded, dedicated and passionate Physiotherapist.
With his varied history of experiences treating children and adolescents to the elderly, the top athletes to the weekend warrior, Scott is a great choice to see to ensure you get the right treatment and management of your acute or chronic injuries as well as the right plan to get you back to sport, work or whatever your goals may be!
Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) Psychologist, BSSc, BPsych (Hons), MPsych
Christine is a senior education and developmental psychologist, with extensive experience in school and private practice settings. She began studies in psychology field as a mature age student. Christine’s experience includes assessing and supporting students presenting with a range of challenging behaviours, and providing therapeutic interventions to students and families. For the past 10 years she has conducted a range of assessments (cognitive, behavioural and autism), provided support for students and their parents, and supported teachers using a proactive approach to challenging students behaviours. She has frequently liaised with professionals to achieve the best outcome for students.
In private practice I support individuals across all age groups, presenting with diverse issues including anxiety, depression, transition difficulties, grief and loss and relationship issues. Developing positive relationships and working with a strength based approach is particularly important to Christine.
Mel has been a nurse for 20 years with a special interest in Cardiac & Diabetic Health, chronic disease management and minor surgical procedures. Mel has post graduate qualifications in Critical Care and Cardiac Rehabilitation along with training in an array of areas from wound care to spirometry.
After spending 4.5 yrs in England in her early nursing days, Mel returned to Australia to continue her career in Cardio thoracic nursing and running her laser business for 10 years before turning to General Practice when her children came along to take over her world!
Aside from being an extremely efficient taxi driver, mel enjoys devouring books and going for bike rides or having a hit of tennis.
Reception and Office management
Nicolette started out nannying after graduating from high school, she started her own nannying business and has done so for the past 7 years. Through nannying Nicolette met a family whose child had Autism and this inspired her to study and complete her Diploma in Disability.
She has worked with special needs of varying ages before completing her Certificate IV in Allied Health Assisting . After years of physical hands on work, she is now focusing on the business and organisational side of Primary Care. Nicolette is looking forward to grow with the surgery and help build a great medical service for our local community.
Kirstie moved from the UK with her husband and young family 5 years ago. Her background in Trauma and Elective Nursing, and Ward Management has helped develop her managerial skills. She is keen to develop Doctors @Bayside to become an integral part of our community, and help cater for its ever growing primary care needs.