Dr Michelle Woolhouse and team

Meet our Whole Medicine doctors, 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
(MBBS, FRACGP, ACNEM, FASLM)

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 Bianca Carroll
General practitioner
(MBBS (Hons) FRACGP)


Dr Bianca Carroll has a wealth of general practice knowledge and a passion for nutritional medicine. She has been providing care to patients on the Mornington Peninsula since 2009. A thorough clinician, who always looks at the 'why' behind your symptoms, Dr Carroll works with patients in a holistic way to achieve health goals.

As a parent to two young children with food intolerances, she also brings an empathy and understanding that can help parents and families to navigate this increasingly common issue.
Dr Carroll enjoys seeing the full spectrum that general practice offers from babies to grandparents, men's health and women's health. She particularly enjoys procedural work including skin cancer biopsy and removal, and is adept at managing emergency presentations.  Dr Carroll completed her medical degree at Monash University graduating with honours in 2003.  After two years' residency at the Alfred Hospital, she worked in various emergency departments throughout rural Victoria and NSW. She obtained her fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2011.

Dr Carroll's key advice to patients is: 'be kind to yourself'. In her spare time, you will find her spending time with family, walking her dogs, being in nature, reading, drawing and travelling.


Dr Elsa Gladigau
General practitioner
(MBBS (Hons) FRACGP)

Dr Elsa Gladigau is an inspired general practitioner with a special interest in nutritional and environmental medicine. She aims to achieve optimal wellness in her patients by seeking to understand and address the root cause of their condition. She then helps patients to reach their full potential. Dr Gladigau enjoys seeing a wide-range of conditions such as weight problems, diabetes, fatigue, pain, mental health and gut or digestive issues to name a few. She works heavily with core lifestyle areas including diet, exercise, sleep and stress as optimisation in these domains is required for being well. She also works with a low carbohydrate dietary approach.

Dr Galdigau studied medicine at Monash University, graduating with honours in 2008. She obtained her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2014 obtaining the Gutch Medal for the highest examination score in Victoria. Since then, Dr Gladigau has been furthering her study with the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and plans to obtain her fellowship with the college.

When she is not practicing medicine, Dr Gladigau enjoy the Peninsula's beachside and culinary culture. She spends time with friends and family and loves bike riding, walking and running.


Dr Preveena Nair
General practitioner
(MBBS, FRACGP)

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.

Claire Warden
Practice nurse

Claire is a registered nurse who is passionate about wellness and preventative medicine. During her spare time Claire loves surfing, growing vegetables and dancing. She is super excited to join our team and loves helping people be well.
 

 


Jayne Elrick
Reception

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
Reception

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
Reception

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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