Health Care Team

Our team are committed to providing you with professional, individualised health care so you can achieve your best health outcomes.

Premier Health Partners Team

Dr Alan Underwood

Dr Alan Underwood - General Practitioner

Dr Alan Underwood is a General Practitioner with a wealth of experience. 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.

Dr Jane Habib

Dr Jane Habib - General Practitioner

Dr Jane Habib provides a relaxed and comfortable environment for the health needs for women of all ages. Jane understands the sensitive nature of many issues faced by her patients and approaches all matters with the utmost of empathy and care. Her primary interests include Women's Health, Mental Health, Chronic Disease prevention and management, Palliative care, Integrative Medicine and Education.

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. As owner of Premier Health Partners (PHP), Paul has overseen the clinic as it has grown from humble beginnings.

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.

Dr Annabelle Balharry

Dr Annabelle Balharry - Osteopath

Annabelle is a passionate osteopath dedicated to patient centred care. She views the body and health as an intelligent, dynamic and integrated system in close relationship to its environment. As an osteopath she utilises a range of osteopathic techniques, rehabilitation strategies, individualised care and patient education to help people understand and manage their concerns for the best long-term outcomes.

Dan White

Dan White - Myotherapist

Daniel White utilises the most up to date diagnostic techniques to identify the source of the complaint, and incorporates a variety of Deep Tissue & Trigger Point massage, Myofascial Release, Dry Needling, Muscle Energy and Joint Mobilisation. He enjoys working on a variety of conditions, from sport rehabilitation to aged and chronic complaint, focusing on pain reduction and improved movement, while addressing long term health goals.

Eileen Cornejo-Schwindt

Eileen Cornejo-Schwindt - Remedial Massage

Eileen Cornejo-Schwindt has extensive knowledge of spinal conditions and common conditions such as sciatica, tendinitis, migraines, lower back pain, wry neck & shoulder related conditions. Eileen will incorporate many modalities such as trigger point therapy, hot/cold therapy, myofascial release, PNF stretching, shiatsu therapy & reflexology and has extensive knowledge & experience in pre & post pregnancy massage therapy.

Kerryn Sneddon

Kerryn Sneddon - Practice Nurse

Kerryn Sneddon is our Practice Nurse. She is available to do Home Health Assessments for patients over 75 years of age. She also is available to complete a cycle of care for patients who suffer Asthma and Diabetes. Please ask at Reception to speak to Kerryn, or arrange a time for a Home Visit.


Appointment Information

  • Consultation & other fees

    GP Consultation Fees

    • Standard $85.00 ($38.20 Medicare rebate)
    • Long $125.00 ($73.95 Medicare rebate)
    • Extended $160.00 (108.85 Medicate rebate)
    • GP Management Plans, Team Care arrangements, Health Assessments and Mental Health Treatment Plans may be $50 – $85 out of pocket.

    Other Fees

    Treatment Room
    Procedural fees will vary according to the type and complexity – please enquire prior to your appointment. These fees offer a Medicare rebate. Medical consumables used as part of your treatment may attract a separate fee. For your convenience we stock a wide range of travel and other vaccines – please ask reception for individual prices.

    Allied Services

    Osteopathy

    • Initial Consultation $110.00
    • Subsequent Consultation $85.00
    • Extended Consultation (1 hour) $140.00

    Myotherapy

    • 30 Min 65.00
    • 45 Min $85.00
    • 1 hour $105.00
    • 90 Min $145.00

    Remedial Massage

    • 1 Hour $100

    Psychologist

    • 50 Min $215 (If you have a GP Mental Health Care Plan you will get a Medicare rebate of $85.15)
    • Couples Therapy: Initial $340.00
    • Couples Therapy: Subsequent $300.00
  • Our Team

    Receptionists: Maree, Jenny & Carly are professional and dedicated to making your health and well-being a top priority. Please address any compliments, or complaints to Maree, our Practice Manager.

    General Practitioners: Dr Alan Underwood is also consulting, and is available every afternoon, with later appointments on Monday. Dr Jane Habib specialises in Women's Health. Jane is each weekday from 8.30am.

    Osteopaths: Dr Paul O’Keefe – Paul graduated from Victoria University. He has worked overseas, and has been an Osteopath in the North Melbourne area for the last 9 years. Paul has special interests in sports injuries and prevention. Dr Maddi Traeger – Madeline is committed to ensuring her patients are pain free and able to return to the activities they enjoy. Maddi has a particular interest in Osteopathy for bubs.

    Pathologys: Our nurse Kerryn is available Monday, Tuesdays 9.30am – 3.30 pm for your convenience.

  • Appointment reminders

    The practice is increasingly seeking to communicate with our patients via secure electronic means. This would include email / SMS health reminders, on-line appointment bookings, SMS appointment reminders and in the future patient uploading basic health information. To do this we need to ensure we have your email address, mobile phone number and of course your consent.

  • Booking an appointment

    New Patients including women, men and children are welcome at Premier Health Partners. Consultations are by appointment only. Appointments can be booked via telephone (03) 9329 7077, or via our website. In cases of an urgent appointment, please call and we will assist where possible.

  • Cancellation policy

    If you are unable to attend for a scheduled appointment, please contact us to cancel or change your appointment time. As a courtesy we send out appointment reminders to the mobile number on file and request a minimum of 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend.

    We have high demand for appointments and many patients miss out on seeing the doctor of their choice or even obtaining an appointment at all. Late cancellation or failing to attend does not allow the appointment to be offered to someone else seeking treatment.

    A fee may be charged for failure to attend or cancellation at short notice, less than 24 hours on the day (NB: this fee does not attract a Medicare rebate).

  • Complaints & feedback

    We respect the right of the patient and ensure all complaints are dealt with in a timely manner.

    This practice acknowledges that patient complaints are an important source of customer feedback.

    Under the Health Services Act 1987 people with complaints should try to resolve them directly with the health service provider.

    If a satisfactory outcome is not achieved then complaint can be directed to the Health Services Commissioner for action by calling 03 8601 5200.

  • Do you need a referral?

    A referral is not required to access the services of our GP’s or Allied Health Professionals. Our Osteopaths and Psychologist do accept GP Care Plans and GP Mental Health Care Plans (Payment is required at the time of service and claim sent through to Medicare for overnight reimbursement).

  • Opening hours

    General Practitioners

    • Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.45 pm. (Dr Underwood works till 6.45 pm on Mondays)

    Osteopaths

    • Monday & Wednesday 9.00 - 7.30 pm
    • Tuesday 1.00 - 5.00 pm
    • Thursday & Friday 9.00 - 4.00 pm
    • Saturday 8.30 - 11.00

    Myotherapist

    • Monday 2.00 - 7.00 pm
    • Wednesday 12.00 - 7.00 pm
    • Friday 8.30 - 11.30
    • Saturday 9.00 - 11.00

    Remedial Massage

    • Saturday 10.00 - 1.00 pm
  • Payment options

    Our policy is that payments are to be made on the day of consultation. Accepted payment methods include EFTPOS, credit card and cash.

    The practice offers to send your claim on line direct to Medicare. If you have your bank details registered with Medicare, the rebate will be sent to your nominated bank account within 24 hours.

    We also encourage our patients to register their bank account details with Medicare to allow for prompt reimbursement of the medicare rebate to the nominated bank account. Patients can register online at www.humanservices.gov.au/online or download a Medicare Bank Account details form.

    If your doctor refers you to another doctor, a specialist, or for any investigative tests please ask about fees and other costs that may arise.

  • Privacy & confidentiality

    We comply with Australian Government Legislation, ensuring that the privacy of our patients is maintained. Your privacy and confidentiality is of utmost importance to us. A copy of our Privacy Policy in available in the Clinic.

    Further information is available from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner on 1300 363 992.