Education & training
MBBS FRACGP, B.MUS, GradDip (HUMSS)
Dr. Merilyn Gates graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991. Her interests lie in general medicine, women’s health, and antenatal shared care. For 19 years she worked with Dr. Chris Apostolopoulos at Darebin Road Medical Clinic. Chris and Merilyn have recently moved their practice to Alphington Medical Centre. Merilyn sang with the Melbourne Chorale/ MSO Chorus for 10 years and loves opera. On occasion, you may see her hacking away on the local golf course or enjoying a good frappe.
General practitioner treats patients of all ages from newborn babies to elderly people. GP have an important role to play in the management of acute care, chronic diseases and the treatment of patients with multiple health conditions. General practitioner (GP) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. Another important part of the work of a GP is preventative medicine and health promotion, include child immunisation and lifestyle modification.