Dr Michelle Woolhouse and team

Meet our Whole Medicine doctors, allied health practitioners, nurses and friendly receptionists

Dr Michelle Woolhouse, Whole Medicine founder and principal GP, and her team understand the challenges patients face because they have experienced it either as doctors or patients.

That's why, instead of focusing strictly on diseases and treatment, the team have your overall health in mind.

All Whole Medicine doctors, in addition to their medical degree and specialist qualifications in general practice, have post-graduate qualifications from the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) as well as other related colleges.

Meet the doctors and staff who listen, care and support you to be as healthy as possible.

Dr Michelle Woolhouse
General practitioner, medical director and founder

Dr Michelle Woolhouse founded the clinic in 2009 to provide Mornington Peninsula residents with a holistic medicine option. Her philosophy is that health addresses the whole spectrum of a person's life emotional, physical, mental and environment. This approach is best suited to people who are proactive about their health and who want to combine science with holistic practices to be well.

Dr Woolhouse has an in-depth understanding of the underlying cause of diseases and in the healing principles of the body from an energetic, biochemical and structural level.

She obtained her medical degree from Monash University in 1996, and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner's (RACGP). Dr Woolhouse is also a fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and has post graduate training in hypnotherapy, acupuncture and mind-body medicine.

She is a frequent lecturer for GP registrars and doctors and a founding board member of the working party between the RACGP and Australasian Integrative Medicine Association.
Dr Woolhouse is cofounder and cohost of the award-winning health podcast, The Good Doctors and she has curated The Big Health Check.

Her number one piece of advice to patients is: 'everything in moderation even moderation itself'! She loves surfing, watching her children grow up, growing veggies and walking among the trees.

Dr Syed Adnan
General practitioner

Dr Syed Adnan is a vocationally registered GP with special interest in integrated medicine, mental health and aesthetic medicine. He offers care for patients across whole spectrum of General Practice. He chooses a holistic approach in treating patients with emphasis on preventive healthcare. He believes that diseases manifest from a variety of different aspects of one's life. This perspective helps him offer good acute symptom care while addressing underlying pathology for definitive care.

He encourages his patients to use every episode of a diseased condition as an opportunity to understand what went wrong and how could this be prevented in future. At a personal level, he is friendly and easy going. His patients have always enjoyed a very professional yet cheerful rapport with him.

He is happy to offer consultations for aesthetic medicine, having trained with ACCM and CCPA fellow doctors. He has been a cosmetic injector for last few years, and will be offering a range of anti-wrinkle and filler injectables in the near future.

His ideal patients are proactive in their approach to health and lifestyle factors and like to have authentic and clinically sound advice on managing a health condition and/or pursuing a healthy life.

Dr Preveena Nair
General practitioner

Dr Preveena Nair is an experienced general practitioner who completed her medical and surgical training at the University of Adelaide in 2008.  She enjoys seeing a broad range of general practice presentations and is passionate about supporting her patients using evidence based holistic principles. She loves helping her patients to achieve their best health possible.

Dr Nair has post graduate training in nutritional medicine and mind-body medicine. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the clinic and is a warm and compassionate practitioner.

Dr Nair has a special interest in women's health, sexual health, prevention, paediatrics, fertility and mental health. On a personal note she loves yoga, travelling, music and dance.

Dr Dilika Perera
(MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma in Family Medicine)

Dr Dilika is an extremely skilled medical doctor with an additional diploma in Family Medicine. She is also a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Her career journey has been diverse, from running a 65 bed aged care facility, to heading up a rural Urgent Care Center. She joins Whole Medicine family GP with a wealth of clinical skill and knowledge to share.

With a diverse cultural background having studied in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia. Her special interests include family medicine, paediatrics, women's health and dermatology.

She is experienced with insertions of implanon, minor skin cancer removals and minor surgical procedures such as, wound management and acute care issues. 

Dr Perera is currently undertaking further post graduate qualifications in nutritional and environmental medicine and is keen to expand her knowledge further in this field. She loves combining this new inspiring knowledge to her extensive evidence based approach.

Kaitlyn Anderson
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Accredited Nutritionist

Kaitlyn is an Accredited Practising Dietitian specializing in fibromyalgia, food intolerance and chronic fatigue, as well as using nutrition to help manage allergy-like symptoms (such as hayfever, eczema or asthma), autoimmune disease, migraines and mental health. Her philosophy revolves around using an evidence-based, integrative and holistic approach to help people achieve health and wellbeing, and develop a life-long love affair with real food.

Ryan Morgan
Registered Psychologist AHPRA
BA Psychology/Economics, PGDip.Psy, PGDip.NutriMed,
PGCert.MentalHealth(ChildAdolescent), Eeg Neurofeedback, CertClinHypnosis

Ryan Morgan is a registered psychologist with post graduate training in child and adolescent mental illness, neuromodulation, clinical hypnosis and nutritional medicine for mental health.

His experience in the field of psychology covers the areas of:

  • child, adolescent and adult mental illness,
  • psychometric and intellectual/cognitive assessments
  • organisational psychology,
  • wellbeing and health coaching
  • career planning

His interests include anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, trauma, autism, attention disorders, career guidance and peak performance training.

Ryan draws from the cutting edge in neuroscience based treatments and technologies and nutrition in his treatment approach. He values the importance of being mentally healthy, being able to live out ones purpose in life in order to live a fulfilling life.

Jayne Elrick

Jayne joined Peninsula Holistic General Practice, now Whole Medicine, in 2009. She brings years of medical reception experience to the practice. Her role at Whole Medicine is to oversee reception and office administration and to support the doctors. She is passionate about holistic medicine and seeing patients' health improve. Jayne's first priority is patient management and she is often the first point of call for patients. If you have any queries or concerns please don't hesitate to contact Jayne.

The best way to achieve optimum health is to find balance and don't take life to seriously, says Jayne. After living on the Peninsula for many years, Jayne enjoys keeping fit and active including SUP surfing. She is also a keen bike rider and busy a mum.

Donna Thomas

Donna Thomas is an experienced medical receptionist, who joined the team in 2016 after moving to the Peninsula from New South Wales.

She offers attention to detail, excellent customer service and communication skills.

Donna is a mother, an avid camper and nature lover. If she's not exploring the local walking trails and beaches in her spare time, you will likely find her reading a good book.

Donna's key advice to patients' is: 'your mindset affects every aspect of your wellbeing, so be kind to yourself'.

Christine Dickson

Christine has great enthusiasm and passion for her role at Whole Medicine, and has more than 20 years' experience in medical administration.

Christine says the best part about her job is that patients are given the advice and information to make life changes, which leads them on a pathway to a healthy and enriched life.

Christine says it's important to find time for yourself even 15-minutes every day to do something you enjoy whether it's reading, exercising, gardening or even dancing!

In her spare time, Christine who has lived on the Peninsula for 35 years makes the most of the local pristine beaches, restaurants, wineries and cafes.

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