Doctors and Staff


Dr. Matt Fuller

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MBBS FRACGP Grad Cert Sports Medicine

Matt graduated from Monash University in 2012 and spent a number of years working in emergency medicine, intensive care and anaesthetics before adapting his skills to general practice.

Matt likes to educate and encourage his patients to make informed, evidence-based decisions, whether maintaining health or treating illness.

Matt enjoys all aspects Matt has an interest in sports medicine, having completed a Certificate of Sports Medicine in 2018. Matt has also completed additional courses in procedural skills and dermatology and is available for skin checks and minor surgical procedures.

Outside of work, Matt can usually be found surfing or spending time with his family.

Areas of interest: Men’s Health, Sports Medicine, Skin Cancer Medicine and Dermatology, Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine.


Dr. Eugen Grbac

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Eugen has been providing care to the Drysdale and Bellarine community for a number of years, and remains a mentor and educator for medical students and GP registrars.

Eugen enjoys the continuity of general practice and has broad range of interests given his 30+ years of experience.

Outside of work, Eugen enjoys keeping active and spending time with his family.

Eugen has extensive experience in general practice and regularly supervised GP registrars and medical students.


Dr. Leighton Delmenico

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Leighton provides excellent care in all aspects of general practice. He has a background in pharmacy and an interest in family medicine.

Dr. Elaine Coulter

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Elaine graduated from Flinders University of SA in 1988 and worked as a GP in Mt. Gambier before moving to Melbourne in 1995.

Elaine owned and operated a clinic in Mooroolbark for more than 20 years before making a sea change in 2020. She enjoys family medicine and being involved in ongoing patient care, and is enjoying working part time in Drysdale. 

Outside of work, Elaine is enjoying exploring the Bellarine Peninsula and spending time with family and friends. 

Dr. Paul Egan

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Paul consults on Monday and Tuesday and has extensive experience in all aspects of general practice.

Dr. Maxine Waycott

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Maxine graduated from medicine at The University of Melbourne in 2006 after training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.  She has done further training at The Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg and University Hospital Geelong, before commencing General Practice.   She has lived and worked on the Bellarine since 2009.

Maxine likes to provide holistic and up-to-date, evidence-based care in the treatment and prevention of all types of medical problems.  She works collaboratively with her patients in an empathic and non-judgmental manner to help them to optimise their physical and mental health outcomes.

She has a special interest in Women’s Health, Adolescent Health, General Medicine (including Chronic Disease Management) and Sexual Health.  She is accredited to insert Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Devices (including Mirena and Kyleena ™) and is associated with the Trans Gender Diverse Special Interest Group for the Geelong region.

Outside of work Maxine likes to spend time in the outdoors, hiking, camping and snorkeling with her 2 children, and often with her giant shaggy dog in tow.


Dr. Anita Phillips

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MBBS FRACGP Grad Cert Med Ed

Anita graduated from Melbourne University in 1999 and completed her Fellowship in General Practice in 2004. She has leadership roles at Barwon Health and Deakin University as well as being a GP at Drysdale Village Medical Centre. Anita is currently the Director of Medical Education at Barwon Health and a senior lecturer in the School of Medicine at Deakin University. She works in General Practice 2 days/week.

Anita is passionate about patient centred care and prevention of chronic illness. She has many interests in medicine including family planning and is a shared care practitioner for Obstetric care at Barwon Health. She enjoys the warm relationships with patients and their families that being a regional GP enables and loves caring for multiple generations within a family.
Anita’s leadership and teaching roles in medical education include clinical communication facilitating, academic support and remediation, simulation as well as education program development and evaluation. She believes that teaching junior doctors, peers and medical students helps her to remain knowledgeable and focus on being compassionate in her care.
Outside of work, Anita is busy raising 3 teenagers and a dog and enjoys ocean swimming, kayaking, diving and hiking to keep fit (and sane!).

Areas of interest: All ages GP care, shared care Obstetrics, family planning, prevention of chronic illness.

Dr. Sara Brownell

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Sara has a background in physiotherapy and provides quality care in all aspects of general practice, with an interest in aged care.

Dr. Phoebe Alexander

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Dr Phoebe Alexander has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University, as well as a Diploma of Child Health and Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

She is qualified to insert Implanons.

Phoebe has extensive experience in women’s and children’s health, including at Eastern Health, the Royal Children’s Hospital and Western Health.

Phoebe is passionate about providing holistic and contemporary medical care to babies, children, teenagers and women at all life stages.

Phoebe is a Bellarine local, who enjoys walking her dog and surfing.

Dr. Lauren Winter

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BBiomedSc MD

Lauren completed her medical studies at the University of Melbourne in 2016. She then worked for Eastern Health where she gained experience in obestrics & gynaecology, paediatric medicine, psychiatry, emergency medicine and general medicine.

Lauren worked as a GP registrar in Warrnambool during 2021 and has recently relocated to Bellarine Medical Group to continue her training in 2022. Lauren’s areas of interests within general practice include women’s health and mental health. She endeavours to create a safe and welcoming environment for all patients.

Outside of work Lauren enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching the Geelong Cats, painting and playing the piano.

Dr. Michael Pring

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Michael has extensive experience in General Practice with interests in family medicine and aged care.

Dr. Simon Bennison

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Simon has extensive experience in General Practice with an interest in skin cancer treatment, and is an accredited teacher and supervisor of registrars and medical students.

Dr. Eva van Ammers

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MBBS Dip Obs

Eva studied and worked in South Africa, Germany and New Zealand as has been a GP in Australia for over 25 years. Eva has an interest in Women’s Health, weight loss and metabolic diseases such as Diabetes.

Dr. Serena Chiu

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Serena obtained her medical degree at The University of Melbourne in 2013. As part of her degree, she completed a research year in London at Barts and the London School of Medicine in the field of diabetes. Serena then went on to work at Western Health prior to starting general practice.

Serena is passionate about preventative care and enjoys the varied nature of family medicine.

Outside of work, Serena enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time at the beach with her family

Dr. Dan Marrow

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Dr. Ernest Cheng

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We welcome Ernest to Bellarine Medical Group for 2023 as part of his Specialist GP training.

Ernest graduated from Monash University in 2014, and has spent the subsequent years working in Shepparton and Werribee Mercy. He has spent the majority of his post-graduate time as an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar, and is happy to bring this experience to General Practice.

Ernest believes strongly in shared decision making. He considers that mutual education, and shared understanding and expectations between the practitioner and patient are the backbone to a strong therapeutic relationship, leading to good physical and mental health.

Outside of work Ernest spends the majority of his time with his 1 year old, and dealing with the many joys and challenges that brings.

Dr. Aaranie Vithushen

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Dr Aaranie completed her medical degree in Belarus and served in her home country Sri Lanka for few years, before moving to Australia in 2017 with her family. She commenced practicing in Australia at the University Hospital Geelong and worked in diversified streams of Medicine before opting for her specialty in general practice. She also holds a Diploma in Obstetrics. 

Aaranie has a passion for women’s health in all age groups and currently works as a GP Obstetrician at Colac Area Health. 

Her enthusiasm in providing superior ongoing care has enabled her to build strong relationships and to help the local community of all age groups. Some of her special interests are;

– Prenatal counselling and contraception advice including Mirena and implanon insertion. 

– Obstetrics shared care 

– Geriatric medicine and residential aged care services 

– Preventive Medicine 

Apart from her professional interests, she loves to spend time with her family and practice Yoga and meditation.

She is well versatile with languages such as Russian, Tamil and Sinhala and enjoys working with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Dr. Luke Feighery

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Luke graduated from Trinity College Dublin and then University College Cork, Ireland in 2016. Following a number of years passing through the cheesegrater of the Irish healthcare system he moved to Australia to explore pastures new. For the past six and a half years he has worked in six of the eight Australian States and Territories in a mix of Emergency Medicine and other critical care departments. In 2022 he completed the Advanced Diploma in Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and has most recently worked in Barwon Health, Geelong.


He believes in fun and learning in work and in life, and is a proponent of ‘everything in moderation.’ 


Dr. Yvonne Zwar

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Yvonne has worked as a GP in Melbourne’s northern suburbs since 1995. She moved to the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula in early 2024.

She graduated from Monash University, is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner and holds a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Yvonne is accredited to provide antenatal care.

She enjoys getting to know her patients and takes comprehensive, holistic approach to managing their problems.

In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, walking dogs on the beach and travelling.


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