Allied Health

We also offer a range of Allied Health services, to extend our services and promote the health of all our patients. These currently include a dietician, dermal therapy service and a clinical psychologist.

Dietician
Service

Meagan Walsh - Dietician


Meagan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with dual qualifications including a Masters degree in Dietetics and a Bachelors degree in Nutritional Science. Meagan is able to assist with a range of nutritional enquiries including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and weight loss to name a few. Working alongside specialist doctors, Meagan has experience in helping individuals achieve and maintain their health goals. While her journey through dietetics evolved over time she has always nurtured a love of fresh, healthy food and is thus able to support nutritional needs with a twist of flavour.
Meagan is available for private consultations and also accepts patients within the Enhanced Primary Care Program.

Psychology
Service

Dr Anna Zapral - Clinical Psychologist


Dr Anna Zapral is a registered clinical psychologist, and has had experience in community and private settings.
She works with a range of client presentations, including anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, grief, parenting, and adjustment to life changes.
The therapeutic approach is tailored for each individual, using a range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques.
Dr Zapral works with adolescents, adults, and couples.

John Laidlaw - Counselling Psychologist


John Laidlaw is registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, and has worked as a registered psychologist since 1999. He has counselled either over the phone or in person for over 25 years in a range of settings including crisis lines, community agencies, a university and medical centers.

John has been described as a friendly, resourceful, professional and compassionate psychologist who genuinely cares about people. John is able to assist people presenting with issues such as anxiety, depression, work and relationship problems, loss and grief, stress, self-esteem, disability, trauma and chronic illness.

John’s approach typically draws on a range of theoretical frameworks, namely, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Positive Psychology.

John is available for appointments at our Mernda Village Medical Centre Tuesday & Thursdays and at our Nillumbik Medical Centre Saturday mornings.

Fees: Please contact reception for up to date fees

Clinical
Pharmacist

Kamran Zia - Clinical Pharmacist


Kamran graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy at Monash University’s Victorian College of Pharmacy in 2004, and completed his training at Austin Health. Since then he has worked in hospital, aged care, general practice, and community pharmacy settings; including the Eltham Village Pharmacy.

He is also accredited through the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP). We are excited to have Kamran join the team at Lifelong Healthcare in the capacity of an Integrated Clinical Pharmacist, or simply put, an “in-house” pharmacist. Kamran’s focus is on appropriate, effective and safe medication use. He can assist you or your family in getting the most out of your medications today and help resolve medication related problems!

If you would like to meet with Kamran please call Nillumbik Medical Centre Eltham on 9430 8888.

** Please note that this is a non-dispensing pharmacy service **