Dr Marina McPherson

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of SurgeryFellow of Royal Australian College of General PractitionersBachelor of Science (Biomedical)

I am a General Practitioner with over 10yrs experience. I completed my medical training at Flinders University in 2005 and after obtaining my FRACGP, I have trained further with Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) as part of my special interest in Integrative Medicine.

Integrative medicine is a philosophy of healthcare that combines the knowledge and practices of Western medicine together with evidence-based complimentary therapies to enable each person to reach their optimal health potential. This approach involves a holistic view of the person, addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual concerns.

A special focus is placed on lifestyle and diet as this forms the foundation of health and well-being. As part of a multidisciplinary clinic, I am able to refer to my colleagues and other health care professional, as required, to reach the best outcome for the patient. I first became interested in Integrative medicine after the birth of my first child. Since then, I have practiced passionately in this way, which I find to be so much more rewarding for both my patients and myself.

My special interests include but are not limited to optimization of health, vitality and well-being, children’s health, women’s health, thyroid conditions, gastrointestinal conditions and allergies/asthma/eczema. I live in the stunning Dandenong Ranges and when I am not working, I am spending time with my beautiful children, gardening, knitting and doing the general young family jazz.

 

Services Offered

  • Integrative General Practice
  • General medical check ups
  • Management of common general practice problem
  • Improving general health and immune function
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Women’s hormonal problems
  • Children’s health including gentle parenting techniques