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Our Clinic is based in the beautiful township of Caloundra in the Sunshine Coast region. We provide General Practice and Aesthetic services in a caring and nurturing environment.

We look beyond the symptoms to learn more about you as an individual. We then aim to offer you options with our multifaceted approach to assist you with your concerns.

Why Choose Us?

Our team of healthcare professionals are hand-picked for their compassionate nature and unique skillsets. We value education and constant improvement – every team member undergoes ongoing training to be able to continue to provide the best care possible for you. We work towards a common goal of making you feel welcome and at ease at our clinic. We believe the way in which healthcare is delivered is important in creating a caring and therapeutic relationship for healing.

Medwell Medical & Wellness provides quality medical care and aesthetic services. Our team consists of doctors, allied health professionals, aesthetic practitioners, practice nurses and support team, all focused on providing the best care for you.

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Your Privacy: Your healthcare information is confidential and private. Our practice protects your personal health information to ensure it is only available to authorised team members for the intended purposes of providing care for you. As such, we work in accordance with the Privacy Act (1998). To obtain a copy of our Privacy Statement or your medical records, please ask one of our team members at Medwell clinic.

Our Fees

Bulk Billing
General Consultation Fees
Saturday Fees
Hormone & Gut Health Fees
Medicinal Cannabis Fees
Procedure Fees
Nutrition & Dietitian Consultation Fees
Bulk Billing

Bulk billing - Monday to Friday   8am - 5pm

We offer Bulk Billing Monday to Friday to aged pensioners and children 15 years and under.

*Health Care Card holders are offered bulk billing from second visit.

Here at Medwell Clinic bulk billing is available to clients for most appointments with the exception of the following:

  • Intergrative/hormone and Gut related consultations.

  • Surgical and wound procedures we charge a small facility and after care fee to cover the costs of the consumables used.

  • Medicinal Cannabis applications require a small administration fee for all medicinal cannabis applications due to the nature of the paperwork required and time of the doctor. We do offer Health Care card reduced fees.

General Consultation Fees

We welcome all new patients to our practice and take great pride in the care we are able to provide here at Medwell Clinic. Please take note of our consultation fees below for all general GP consultations. For other complex issues such as Gut and Hormone/menopause, Medicinal Cannabis and Dietitian fees please see our other fees.

Saturday Fees

On Saturdays we do charge a small fee for general consultations.

Hormone & Gut Health Fees

Private fees  are charged for a select few appointments that involve a more comprehensive consultation relating to all Integrative health/hormone & gut related consultations.  The nature of these consultations require further education by our doctor and more time spent consulting. We are lucky enough here at Medwell Clinic to have a doctor who is able to help you in these areas. Please find list of fees that you could expect below. If you are unsure please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. We are more than happy to explain and listen to you.

Medicinal Cannabis Fees

Initial consultation bookings need to be booked separately to any other consultations with your GP. This is due to the time needed for your consultation and time for your doctor to fill out your application.

  • Please understand these consultations must be made separately to all other consultations.

  • Please make receptions team aware when making your booking that it is for Medicinal Cannabis. This is so we can book adequate time for your consultation with your doctor.

  • Please understand there is a small fee of $145.00 charged for all applications regardless of whether you get approval or not.

  • Medicinal Cannabis applications are a tedious process and require extensive time by our nurse and doctor outside of your consultation to complete your application.

Procedure Fees

Nutrition & Dietitian Consultation Fees

We have the best Dietitian and Nutritionist on the Sunshine Coast, she is able to offer a rebate for those who have a care plan only. If you are unsure if you qualify for a care plan get in contact with us and we can help you.

Our Team

The supportive and accepting client environment we foster also extends to our Medwell team. We work together to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for our patients and are united in our approach to go that extra mile.

Dr. Kiran Varma.

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With a passion for all areas of General Practice, Dr Varma has a keen interest in complex cases, chronic pain, mental, women’s health and lifestyle medicine.

The health of the wider community and primary healthcare delivery models are also a strong focus for Dr Varma together with promoting dynamic, progressive and supportive workplaces. Dr Varma is currently on the board of directors for Bloom Hill Cancer Center where he advises on a clinical level. He has also partnered with The Cannabis Center and established the only Medicinal Cannabis Center here on the Sunshine Coast and currently the Clinical adviser for Pharmacann Global.

His favourite saying is, “Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

Memberships

Society of Cannabis Clinicians
Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Australian & North American Menopause Societies
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia
Graduate Certificate in Public Health Queensland University

Jessica Tessmann.

RN

Jessica tessmann

Jessica provides all-rounded nursing care for our patients. She deeply values the family unit, working with young children, and health promotion for the elderly. Since working at Medwell Clinic, she has developed a keen interest in chronic pain management and spends a large bulk of her time providing care for patients in this demographic.

Jess has lived on the Sunshine Coast her whole life, only moving away for few short years to complete her Nursing undergraduate degree at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. She is undertaking ongoing training to become an Independent Nurse Practitioner in the future.

Memberships

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association
Society of Cannabis Clinicians

Alana Banaghan.

RN & Cosmetic Injector

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With her bubbly personality that infects everyone, you cannot help but laugh along with Alana when you are around her. Alana is our fulltime practice nurse and cosmetic injector. She has a strong focus on patient care which makes her truly stand out. Alana has over 8 years’ experience in nursing and aesthetics, with a strong passion for pediatrics and aesthetic treatments. Her aesthetic work is intricate with her attention to detail and the ability to analyse the facial structure. You will feel safe in her hands and leave our clinic feeling amazing no matter what aesthetic treatments you have. Alana has a desire to learn and continually progress her career and education, she is on her pathway to complete her nurse practitioner degree. She always ensures she is at the forefront of new techniques and developments in the aesthetic industry.

Memberships

AACDS

Tahlia Duff.

Nutritionist and Dietitian

Dietitian

With a passion for all thing’s health, Tahlia is a total foodie with a passion for life. She maintains a holistic approach when it comes to health care and upholds a client centered focus.

With a previous Bachelor in Health Science: Nutrition, from the Queensland University of Technology and now a Bachelor in Dietetics (University of the Sunshine Coast). Tahlia practices with a diverse range of individualised consultations including but not limited to: chronic disease prevention and management (eg: diabetes and cardiovascular diseases), aged care and weight management. With interests in oncology, indigenous health, gut health, women’s health, mental health and eating for the family. Tahlia is currently furthering her studies with another degree from Monash University in FODMAP education.

Her goal is to help her clients feel supported in achieving desired health through strategies utilising the latest evidenced based individualised approach. Tahlia’s approach to dietetics is simple, life is tasty and food should be enjoyed. Her goal is to remove the confusion from nutrition and help you rebuild a positive relationship with your plate.

Memberships

DAA

Morgyn Bailey.

Practice Manager
Aesthetic Practitioner

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Morgyn is our Practice manager where she collaborates with Dr Varma and the team in design and marketing to drive business development and growth of Medwell Medical & Wellness Clinic. Her role in the clinic is many and varied with a very strong emphasis on team training, healthy working environment, and business development.

Morgyn is very driven by science and results in her multifaceted approach to aesthetics and the business. She has over 10 years of experience working a medical aesthetic environment. Not only does Morgyn bring an array of experience with her, she also brings a solid educational background backing it all up with a Psychology degree, Dermal Therapy, and Laser Therapy diplomas. Morgyn also continues to expand her knowledge with a bachelor of health science.

Morgyn firmly believes there is more to the aesthetic industry than just treatment and a product. Education is key and empowering clients with knowledge is fundamental to successful outcomes. She is also passionate about combining different facets of aesthetics, dietetics, and integrative wellness to find solutions for client’s aesthetic concerns. Her collaborative style of consultation means her door is always open to guide, support, and advise clients in making better decisions about their skin.

Memberships

Queensland Radiation Health
MAAPM
APAC
CIDESCO

Jessica Axelsen.

Administration Supervisor
Aesthetic Clinician

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Enter Jess, our dynamic, friendly and vibrant medical administration supervisor. Jess brings with her over 10 years in the customer service and entertainment industry. She has a very strong focus on making each and every person who walks through Medwell Clinic’s doors feel welcome and at ease. She works closely with our practice manager and director in delivering the best customer experience possible. She is a valued member of the team who ensures everything runs smoothly and efficiently within the clinic.

Jess also has a strong passion for the aesthetic side of the clinic. She has a passion for skin and its role in our health and well being. This has led her to complete her training in “Intergrated Health & Dermatology” through AACDS. She continues to complete in-house training and further study through AACDS (Australian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science) in aesthetics as well as other educational institutions. With her approachable and friendly persona, Jess’s clients feel listened to, relaxed and at ease in her care, not to mention her incredible work on your skin.

Memberships

  • AACDS

Emily Dillon.

Receptionist

emily dillon

Our receptionist Emily is our sweet soul of the clinic. She is very compassionate and brings a calmness with her. She has a decade in customer service which has given her the skills to be very friendly and approachable in her manner when dealing with anyone. Along with her extensive experience in dealing with people she also has attained her Certificate III in Business Administration, Certificate IV in Justice Studies and is soon to embark on her journey to becoming a Registered Nurse.

Emily loves her team members and everyone who walks though our doors here at Medwell, hence why just had to have her as part of our team.

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