Have you been looking for a Family GP in Bayside Sandringham? Where you can access all your primary medical care services under one roof, and build longer term healthcare relationships? Then Bluff Road Medical is where you will find a wide variety of Independent Medical and Health Practitioners who are able to cater for all your health care needs.

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:

  • Joan San
  • Angela Keen
  • Kate Exon

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.

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.

Unfortunately the clinic is not taking on new clients for Home Visits. For current patients home visits are assessed on an individual basis to check for capacity of GPs.

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.

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, Wednesday 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.

For more information on child vaccination click here.

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

For more information see here.

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:

For more information see here.

Our dietitian is Georgia Kintakas.

Georgia is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) that can help individuals improve their health and manage a wide range of medical conditions through what they eat, how they eat, and how they perceive food.

She puts the utmost importance on working with her clients to achieve their nutrition goals, whatever they may be. Her pragmatic approach to nutrition is authentic, practical, and always supportive and caring.

GP Management Plan recipients 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.

For more information on Georgia Kintakas click here.

Flu vaccinations are usually available from late March/April annually. Vaccination sessions are organised in response to demand during peak times.

Those aged 5 to 64 usually have a private vaccine cost associated, unless you qualify for government listed chronic conditions or are immunocompromised.

A dedicated Flu vaccine is free annually for all Australians aged 65 and over.

For those aged 70, a one-off Pneumonia vaccine and Shingles vaccine is offered for free by the Australian government.

Please book online for Flu vaccinations or inquire at reception about the other vaccinations mentioned

An over 75 Health Assessment is a more specialised annual health check-up. It involves an initial consultation with one of our nurses and a follow-up appointment at the clinic with the patient’s usual doctor. This will enable us both to better understand your various health needs and priorities. We can proactively look at the various health services available to you, and review how they may be beneficial to your overall health care goals.

One of our nurses will contact you to organise an appointment for an annual ‘Over 75 Health Assessment’. These consultations are direct billed to Medicare, with no gap cost to you.

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.

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.

For more information see here

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.

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.

Put check if you are eligible for 5mins script Click here

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.

Musculoskeletal medicine is a branch of medicine that specialises in the diagnosis and management of pain and dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system.

Sports doctors are fully qualified GPs who have a particular interest, further training and study in sports and musculoskeletal medicine – it’s not just for athletes! We are interested in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal pain, injury and dysfunction. Initial appointments are 45 minutes.

For more information see here

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.

For more information see here

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

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