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Our Team

Dr Alan Underwood

Dr Alan Underwood

General Practitioner

Dr Alan Underwood is a General Practitioner with a wealth of experience. He joined Premier Health Partners in August 2014. Alan graduated from Monash University with honours in 1984.

He is thorough, caring and compassionate. Although he is adept in all areas of general practice, Alan has a particular interest in men’s health, paediatrics and mental health issues. His previous experience means he is happy to perform small procedures in the clinic. Alan can also advise on contraception, skin checks, travel vaccines and preventative health issues. He has been working as a General Practitioner for over 20 years. He consults in General Practice and also at a clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Special interests:
  • Family medicine
  • Travel advice
  • Skin check
  • Kid's Health

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Dr Margaret McDowell GP

Dr Margaret McDowell

General Practitioner

Dr Margaret McDowell joined the team at Premier Health Partners in February 2014.    Margaret graduated from Melbourne University, and has been working as a General Practitioner for over 40 years.

Her kind, caring and compassionate nature enable her to empathize with her patients the same time as offering good quality health care.  She has a wealth of experience both in General Practice and Community Health.  She is well known in the inner North West as she has spent most of her years in this area.

Margaret has interests in women’s health, contraception, family planning and is qualified to remove and insert contraceptive implants.  She also can advise on children’s health, travel vaccines, mental health issues and preventative health matters.  Margaret can help with Chronic Disease Management and implement care plans where necessary.

Dr Margaret's hours are Monday & Wednesday, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm.

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Dr Jane Habib

Dr Jane Habib

General Practitioner

Dr Jane Habib graduated from the University of Queensland in 2004. Prior to completing her medical degree, Jane obtained a Bachelor of Naturopathy at Southern Cross University. She obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs in 2010.

Jane has worked in Cairns, Armidale (NSW), as well as a number of locum placements all the way up the east coast of Australia. Her focus on delivering best practice medical care has seen her lecture the medical and dentistry schools at University of New England (2011-2014) as well as James Cook University (2009-2010).

Jane loves her job and enjoys all aspects of general practice. Her primary interests include Women's Health, Mental Health, Chronic Disease prevention and management, Palliative care, Integrative Medicine and Education.

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Dr Maddi Traeger

Dr Maddi Traeger

Dr Maddi Traeger Osteopath

Maddi is a dedicated and caring osteopath who strives towards the best outcome for her patients. She has a blended treatment style using both strong direct, and more gentle indirect techniques that are tailored to the individual patient. Through clear treatment goals, she endeavours to get to the cause of the issue, helps patients understand their condition, and empowers them to manage their own health and well-being.

Growing up in NSW and QLD, she herself was treated­­ by an Osteopath throughout childhood from a young age and when looking what to study at University, Osteopathy was an obvious choice. From the first day of University Maddi loved the hands-on and practical approach; she knew that Osteopathy was going to be her calling.

Maddi graduated from RMIT with a bachelor of health science and a bachelor of applied science (osteopathy). During her studies Maddi became fascinated with anatomy and became a tutor in the laboratory where she ended up teaching for 3 years while completing her degrees.

Maddi’s passion for Paediatrics and Pre/Post-Natal Health stemmed from her own childhood treatments and grew while studying. This led her to undertake observations with numerous osteopaths around Australia who treated children for her to gain further knowledge. Additionally she has completed several external short courses in the field of Pregnancy and Paediatrics in the final years of her degrees to broaden her skills and expertise.

Supporting mothers with their breast feeding choices is something Maddi is also very passionate about.  She helps give mums a network of support to try and overcome any issues affecting their babies feeding and comfort.

In her downtime Maddi likes spending time with her family, watching movies, bushwalking, camping, and relaxing with a nice book.

Maddi enjoys treating all patients of all ages from babies to elderly; tradies to office workers. She has helped whole families achieve improved mobility and health, and would be pleased to see if she can help you.  You can book an appointment with Maddi on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

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Quoc Ho Physiotherapist

Quoc Ho

Quoc Ho - Physiotherapist

Quoc Ho has a vast experience in his ten years of working as a Physiotherapist. Graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2006 he has worked in sports physiotherapy, occupational health physiotherapy and private practice physiotherapy. Quoc has travelled and worked overseas in the UK specialising in musculoskeletal injuries. Returning to Australia he has continued his work in musculoskeletal injuries specialising in occupational health and sports injuries. He has experience in occupational health including working with Deloitte, Boeing, Coles and Toyota. He has also worked for local sporting teams in soccer and AFL. Quoc believes in a whole approach which focuses on you. He believes in a thorough interview about the condition and goal setting. Understanding the injury, anatomy and causes as well as how physiotherapy and exercises can help is important to help you to recover quicker. 

Quoc believes in a hands on approach with physiotherapy which is one on one. It is important to have the body return to normal movement as soon as possible. He complements these treatments with targeted and goal­driven exercises that not only treat the symptoms but make sure strength and function are returned. We want to make sure you are always in safe hands. 

Away from Physiotherapy, Quoc has a great interest in travel and sports. He continues his education in Occupational Physiotherapy and has completed further training in Workcover and TAC. Come in a meet our newest member of our team today!

Melbourne CBD Osteopath Dr Paul O'Keefe

Dr Paul O'Keefe


Osteopath Dr Paul O'Keefe has been practicing as an osteopath for 14 years and has developed a wealth of experience in assessing and treating a variety of aches and pains. Paul's focus is very much centered around educating his patients so they can develop the necessary skills to be able to address the specific cause of the problem. Paul grew up in Melbourne's western suburbs in a rather large family of seven kids! 

Paul graduated with a double degree in Osteopathy from Victoria University in 2004, which culminated in his two year Masters project being published in the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. He has since worked in Williamstown, Sunbury, Ballarat, North Melbourne and had a year working in Ireland.

Premier Health Partners (PHP) began in 2009 in Errol St as North Melbourne Spinal and Sports Injury Clinic and has since moved into our new offices just around the corner in King St West Melbourne. PHP has been set up to provide professional health services to the local North Melbourne area as well as the surrounding suburbs of Kensington, West Melbourne, Carlton, Flemington, Footscray, the CBD and the inner north western region of Melbourne. As director of Premier Health Partners, Paul has overseen the transition of PHP to a fully multi-disciplinary medical clinic, comprising general practitioners, osteopathy, clinical pilates, dental prosthetics, clinical psychology, dietetics and remedial massage.

Private health insurance rebates are available (HICAPS) to see Dr Paul O'Keefe. Ask your GP if you are eligible for a referral with Chronic Disease Management scheme as part of Medicare (this covers 80% of your fee).

TAC and Workcover welcome.


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Eileen Schwindt-Cornejo

Eileen Schwindt-Cornejo

Massage Therapist

Eileen attended Southern School of Natural Medicine in 2002 and is a qualified remedial therapist with 11 years of experience working alongside practitioners that specialise in spinal rehabilitation & maintenance. She has extensive knowledge of spinal conditions and common conditions such as sciatica, tendonitis, migraines, lower back pain, wry neck, shoulder related conditions & pregnancy related conditions. She has worked on children as young as 2 years of age to an energetic lady of 88 years of age. Eileen has extensive knowledge & experience in pre & post pregnancy massage therapy.

She brings her own experience with pregnancy & postural awareness, enabling her to specialise your treatments. Eileen can do side-lying massage, seated or you can use the Belly Bag which enables you to lay on your stomach without harm to your baby.

Eileen will incorporate many modalities such as trigger point therapy, hot/cold therapy, myofascial release, PNF stretching, shiatsu therapy & reflexology. All of these could be used in your massage treatment.

She is a member of Massage Australia, offers health insurance rebates and is a Workcover approved therapist.

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West Melbourne Massage

Tim Clark

Tim Clark Remedial Massage

Tim joins the team at Premier Health Partners having run his own massage business for two years in Melbourne’s south-east. In his own massage practice he has built a large clientele of people who come back time and again for his distinctive massage style.

Having graduated from Evolve College with the recently updated Diploma of Remedial Massage, and currently studying a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the Cairnmillar Institute, Tim’s approach to massage is truly holistic. He recognises that dysfunction in the body usually has multiple contributing factors and works with his clients to identify them and build a treatment plan around them.

Tim’s path to becoming a massage therapist has not necessarily been a typical one. His background is not in sport or science but in education, the arts and humanities, and his diverse life experiences certainly influence his massage style. In 2016, he spent two weeks massaging people living with HIV/AIDS in south-east Asia. He sees intuition, compassion and communication as being as important as his knowledge of anatomy, physiology and massage technique. He listens intently to his clients to understand exactly what it is they need and want from their massage, and responds to the individual needs of each client.

Tim is a Member of the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT) and his clients are eligible for private health rebates on remedial massage. 

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