Have you been looking for a Sandringham medical clinic where you can access all your primary care medical services under one roof? Perhaps you’ve been trying to find a Sandringham family GP whom you can trust with all your medical needs for the long-term? Then, look no further! At Bluff Road Medical, there are a number of doctors who cater to a wide variety of people of all ages.

The Medical Clinic provides out-of-hours care via National Home Doctor Service.

Please call 13 SICK (13 7425) or visit their website for services and fees.
All medical notes relating to a visit from National Home Doctor Service is downloaded electronically directly into your medical history.

If your matter is urgent, please present to your local hospital emergency department or call emergency TRIPLE ZERO (000).

Sandringham Hospital
193 Bluff Rd, Sandringham VIC 3191, Phone (03) 9076 1000

Monash Medical Centre Clayton
246 Clayton Rd, Clayton VIC 3168, Phone (03) 9594 6666

Holmesglen Private Hospital (Private)
490 South Rd, Moorabbin, 3189, Phone: (03) 9567 9000

Cabrini Hospital (Private)
181-183 Wattletree Road, Malvern, 3144, Phone: (03) 9508 1500

Epworth Richmond (Private)
89 Bridge Road, Richmond, 3121, Phone: (03) 9426 6666

Bluff Road Medical has a proud tradition of providing shared care maternity services to our community. We have a number of experienced GP Obstetricians who have delivered hundreds of babies between them.

Before the Birth

We work jointly with the Royal Women’s at Sandringham Hospital to care for you throughout your pregnancy. Alternatively, you may wish to use the private system and choose your obstetrician. “Shared care” means that the majority of your pregnancy care is conducted at Bluff Road Medical by a maternity doctor.

Our Maternity Shared Care Doctors include:

  • Bill Walker
  • Joanne Simpson
  • Joan San
  • Angela Keen
  • Kate Exon
  • Ebony Dunne

The first antenatal visit is quite complex and we kindly request that you book a double appointment (30mins).

After the Birth

Following the birth of your baby, we can take care of all your postnatal health concerns, and those of your newborn. We offer lactation (breastfeeding) advice from our resident GP lactation consultant, Dr Anita Bearzatto.

A six-week postnatal check-up needs to be booked in advance as a double appointment. It includes both mother and child and involves a separate fee payable at the time of consultation.

To make an appointment, please call our Sandringham medical clinic on 9598 6244.

At Bluff Road Medical we offer asthma education with our GPs, to review Asthma Action plans, puffer technique or even spirometry (lung function testing).


To make an appointment, please call our Sandringham medical clinic on 9598 6244.

At Bluff Road Medical we can provide GP Chronic Disease Care Plans for patients with chronic medical conditions. For those who qualify, these plans may allow referrals to access the services of our Allied Health colleagues, including podiatry, physiotherapy, exercise physiology, dietetics and so on.

Please make a double appointment with our specialist care plan nurses. Call our medical centre in Sandringham on 9598 6244.

Care Plan appointments have NO out-of-pocket expenses.

We have dedicated childhood vaccination sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 12 pm conducted by the doctors and nurses at Bluff Road Medical Centre.


Please make an appointment at our family clinic in Sandringham on 9598 6244. Please bring your child’s immunisation record.

Comprehensive family planning and contraception advice can be provided on all available methods, including Mirena, Implanon NXT, Nuvaring, and all contraceptive pills.

Our experienced Diabetes Educator, Teresa Amoore, assists our diabetics and provides advice about all diabetes-related concerns. This can be from what to eat, how to get active, how to use insulin injections and pumps, how to monitor your blood glucose levels and more.

Tess consults at Bluff Road on Fridays.

Please call our clinic on 9598 6244 for an appointment.

Websites of interest:

Our dietitian is Mary Lucas.

Mary who provides expert nutritional advice for all patients in the management of a wide range of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, IGT, coronary heart disease, obesity (including management of patients on Optifast VLCD), hyerplipidaemia/dyslipidaemia, IBS and gastrointestinal issues (including fructose intolerance).

Her appointments are a minimum of 30 minutes, but complex cases may require an hour. Mary sees patients with GP Management Plans, as well as private patients. DVA gold card holders are catered for and she visits housebound patients and DVA card holders, provided a GP referral is available.

GP Management Plan recipients with approved concession cards have no out-of-pocket expense.
GP Management Plan recipients without concession cards have an out-of-pocket fee.
Private patients are charged for either 30 minute or 60 minute appointments.
The out-of-pocket expense will depend on your private health fund and level of cover.
DVA gold card holders are billed direct DVA.

Flu and pneumonia vaccinations are usually available from late March each year but can vary. Vaccination sessions are organised in response to demand during peak times.

The vaccination is free for patients who are aged over 70 or with select immune conditions. For all other patients, there is a private cost for the vaccine.

Please enquire at reception about these special vaccination sessions. Please call our Sandringham medical clinic on 9598 6244.

This entails a home visit by one of our nurses and a follow-up appointment at the clinic with the patient’s usual doctor.

One of our nurses will contact you to organise a home visit for an annual ‘over 75 health assessment’.

We find these visits are a valuable opportunity to assess your overall health needs, and have introduced it now as a routine for all our patients > 75 years of age.

We would encourage you to allow the nurse to visit you at home to complete the assessment. Your nurse will complete a report and organise a follow-up appointment with your doctor. This consultation is billed through Medicare (there’s no cost to you).

Nursing home visits or urgent home visits within normal opening hours are available if a patient is too ill to attend, and where it is safe, reasonable and possible for the doctor to do so.

The patient must be a regular long-term patient of the practice and live close to the medical centre. All in hours home visits will attract a private fee and be booked at the sole discretion of the doctor.

The clinic provides 24 hours, 7 days a week after hours cover.

For information regarding the ON-Call Doctor, please call 9429 5677 (Locum Service).

For emergencies, phone TRIPLE ZERO (000) or contact the nearest emergency department at Sandringham Hospital on 9076 1470 or 9079 1000.

Dr Anita Bearzatto is an experienced lactation consultant assisting mothers with all types of breastfeeding problems. Anita can assist with:

  • Breast feeding problems
  • Nipple pain or damage
  • Breast pain or mastitis
  • Vasospasm
  • Low milk supply or over supply
  • Fussy baby or breast refusal
  • Issues with expressing milk
  • Returning to work whilst still feeding or weaning breastfeeds.

Anita can also help with common problems newborn/infant issues such as: latch issues, tongue tie, sleep issues, unsettled baby, colic/gas/wind, issues of growth and development, baby skin rashes, introduction of solids or poor eaters.

For further information, please see Anita’s website:

For Lactation consultation information click here.

For Tongue-Tie information click here.

For an appointment with Anita, please ring our Sandringham medical clinic on 9598 6244.

Our maternity doctor team has looked after thousands of mothers and babies, and we continue to offer maternity care. We work jointly in ‘shared-care’ with the Royal Women’s at Sandringham Hospital.

We can provide lactation (breastfeeding) advice, plus immunisation services. We hope to look after you and the social and medical wellbeing of your new family.

For more information about our maternity doctor team, please click here.

We cover the full suite of health care services for men and women, from preventive health care and screening tests, to contraception advice (Mirena IUD & Implanon NXT insertion) and risk assessments.

If you require a medical certificate for school or work, please be aware that you will have to attend an appointment. Medical certificates cannot be organised over the phone or by email unless a consultation with the Doctor has already taken place.

It is illegal to back-date medical certificates or issue them without consultation.

To make an appointment, please call our Sandringham medical clinic on 9598 6244.

For further information, please visit Foot Centre Group.

The Doctors at Bluff Road Medical request that you make an appointment when repeat prescriptions and referrals are required. We believe that repeat medication requires at least a brief appointment to review the ongoing need for the medication and its appropriateness to your medical condition.


Where you require a script for ongoing medication and/or ongoing referral please request a short appointment with any doctor. These appointments are usually available early in the day and directly before the afternoon session begins to minimise waiting. Your wellbeing is our paramount concern.

At Bluff Road Medical, we have a team of psychologists  who can assist with a vast range of mental health concerns, disorders, additions, sleep disorders and other related conditions. You can find more details about our psychologists and their areas of specialty here.

We provide sport and exercise healthcare to athletes, performing artists and general public, helping keep you active and doing the things you love

We provide a comprehensive skin cancer screening and management service at Bluff Road Medical.

Moles and suspicious skin lesions are checked, imaged and stored on a Fotofinder digital dermoscopy system for future reference. A detailed full body skin examination is performed. We assess all forms of sun damage including skin cancers such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and solar keratoses.

The skin cancer doctors have conducted over 30,000 skin checks since commencing this skin surveillance service at Bluff Road in 2007.

This comprehensive skin cancer screening service usually takes thirty minutes and patients are asked not to wear makeup or face creams to this consultation.

Please make an appointment to see the skin cancer doctors.

Teenage health advice can be sought independently for various psychological conditions, developmental concerns, sexual health and contraception.
A Translating service is available on request.We use Telephone Interpreter Service which can be booked on 131450.

If you require this service please advise our reception staff prior to your appointment.

Bluff Road Medical is associated with the Travel Medicine Alliance, Australia’s premier national organization of independent Travel Medicine clinics.

We offer a comprehensive range of vaccines including yellow fever, travel kits and tailored travel advice. Other important considerations include advice regarding malaria, rabies, altitude sickness and so on.

For high quality medical and specialized travel advice please make an appointment with either Dr Jason Rajakulendran or Dr Joan San to discuss your travel medicine and vaccination needs.

Travel appointments and vaccinations are also available on Saturday mornings.

To make an appointment for travel medicine advice and obtain vaccinations please call our reception team on 9598 6244.

For more travel medicine information click here.


Bluff Road Medical is an accredited practice, meaning we have been recognised as providing the highest standard of quality care and service. Each three years we are independently assessed against the Australian Health Care standards for General Practice. We believe in ongoing quality assurance and welcome any suggestions or criticism to better improve our practice and services. Suggestion Boxes are provided in each waiting room