Zest Medical have a range of services that it provides to the Ashburton community, from general family practice to mental health & cosmetic medicine.
Dr Samantha Cullis
MBBS (Hons), FRACGP
Graduated Monash University in 1999
Fellowship to the Royal College of General Practitioners 2008
Dr Samantha Cullis loved her time studying medicine and enjoyed positions at Monash Medical Centre and Royal Adelaide hospital after graduation.
In 2005, she started General Practice training and has thoroughly enjoyed practicing ever since. Samantha finds her position as a GP in the Ashburton area very satisfying, and considers it a privilege to work in this area of medicine.
“I have loved getting to know so many people over the years and enjoy watching people take control over their own health and wellbeing.”
Samantha is available for a range of consults at Zest Medical – across family health, mental health and sexual health, including the administering of iron infusions and the insertion of mirenas and implanon.
In her spare time, her three great kids (which she drives around a lot) and her two furry friends keep her busy!
Dr Bronwen McGraw
MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Graduated Monash University in 2002
Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2005
Cosmetic Medicine 2015
Dr Bronwen McGraw is a caring and compassionate GP. She loves all aspects of general practice including paediatrics, women’s health, men’s health, mental health and chronic disease management. She is qualified to perform insertion and removal of contraceptive devices including IUDs and iron infusions.
In more recent years she has discovered a passion for cosmetic medicine which has led to further training and work at the Victorian Cosmetic Institute. She has a keen aesthetic eye and believes strongly in achieving natural looking results.
When she’s not consulting at Zest Medical, she’s spending time with her two amazing sons and enjoys keeping fit.
Dr Kate Naylor
MBBS, FRACGP, IBCLC
Graduated Monash University in 2002
Certificate of Skin Cancer Therapeutics
Cert IV Breastfeeding Education
Dr Kate Naylor is a fully qualified, experienced GP, who completed undergraduate training at Monash University in 2002 and went on to complete her Fellowship in General Practice in Brisbane in 2010.
She became interested in breastfeeding issues when she had her first child, and found medical support to be lacking. She became an Australian Breastfeeding Association Counsellor, completing a Cert IV in Breastfeeding Education, then later qualified as an International Board Certified (IBCLC) Lactation Consultant.
She has extensive experience in supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies, helping with common problems like mastitis, nipple thrush, breast lumps, low supply, over supply, white spot, tongue tie, feeding multiples and mental health issues in the post-partum period.
Dr Naylor is also accredited to perform Shared Antenatal Care with Monash Health, The Women’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Frankston Hospital.
As an additional special interest, Dr Naylor is adept at performing skin checks for skin cancer surveillance, including photography of concerning moles, and can perform minor biopsies in the clinic if required. She holds a Certificate in Skin Cancer Therapeutics and a Certificate in Dermatoscopy through University of QLD.
Dr Cassandra Kenna
MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Specialist Women’s Health GP
Graduated Melbourne University in 2001
Meditation Teacher accredited with Meditation Australia
Cassie is a specialist women’s health GP who runs a dedicated local women’s health clinic within Zest Medical twice weekly.
She has extensive experience in women’s health settings including previous positions at Mercy Hospital for Women, Family Planning Victoria and Nest Family Clinic as well as holding a current position at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Medical Centre.
She is passionate about working holistically with women of all ages to understand their whole life situation and to help them incorporate effective heathy lifestyle changes alongside modern medicine.
Cassie works exclusively in women’s health offering 30 minute consultations for a wide range of women’s health issues including:
Gynaecological and menstrual issues
Contraception including Implanon removal/insertion and Mirena removal
Pregnancy planning, care of unplanned pregnancy
Pregnancy care and postnatal checks – accredited for shared care of pregnancy
Perimenopause and menopause management
Well Women’s Checks such as cervical screen testing, STI testing and breast checks
Stress and psychological issues
Dr Nick Alfieri
Graduated Adelaide University 1994
Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Nick is a very experienced doctor and brings a professional and caring approach to his consultations.
He strives to achieve the best outcome possible by getting to know his patients and providing an individual treatment plan.
Nick has a focus for preventive health and offers annual examinations and screening for conditions such as heart disease.
He has a particular interest in the treatment of risk factors such as high blood pressure.
As well as managing a broad range of conditions in general practice, Nick has expertise in the area of travel medicine and is accredited to provide yellow fever vaccinations.
Nurse Angela Neveu
Practice Nurse (RN DIV1)
Angela trained to be a Registered Nurse in The Netherlands over 24 Years ago and obtained her Bachelor degree in Nursing in Melbourne. She loves her profession, is caring and compassionate. Over the years she has gained a wealth of experience in Hospitals across Melbourne, amongst them working as a Neurosurgical nurse in the Alfred Hospital and the Jesse McPherson Hospital.
In 2017 she made the move to General Practice and hasn’t looked back. She loves getting to know the variety of patients visiting the clinic. Her special interest is children’s health and she has hence got her Immunisation qualification.
She has gained experience in wound care by working with a wound consultant for 3 years at Ashwood Medical Group. Besides immunisations and wounds she assists the doctors with minor procedures, care planning, health assessments and iron infusions. She also performs ECG’s and spirometry (lung function tests).
Outside of work she enjoys a healthy lifestyle and raising her 3 teenage daughters.
Our clinic is located at 228 High Street, Ashburton.
We are open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm & Saturday 9am – 12pm .