From an early point in her medical training, Melissa knew she wanted to be a private Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Melissa is very sociable and loves working with women. But when she entered into the public system, first for specialist training, and then later as a fellow who trains the next generation of medical students, she realised that she was unable to give the best personal and professional care to individual patients.
Then Dr Barbara Hall invited Melissa to join her practice in Spring Hill, Brisbane, and although it was a bit fearful and exciting, Melissa jumped in with both feet. In time, Dr Hall retired from her practice, and Melissa rebuilt the consultation rooms and continued extending her experience in fertility treatment, obstetrics and gynaecology. She now has a thriving practice, a superb group of administrative team members around her, and loves caring for her patients on a wide range of women’s health needs.
She embraces ongoing medical training to stay at the cutting edge of advancements in her field. Renowned for the personal attention and consideration she shows her patients, Melissa always places their emotional and health needs first.
For Melissa, the most rewarding part of being a Fertility Specialist and Obstetrician is helping a couple conceive, and then being able to deliver their healthy baby safely.
In her down time, Melissa loves spending time with her husband, David, and their three daughters. An avid reader, she enjoys keeping fit and escaping for weekend camping trips when she gets the chance.
David is personally responsible for the warm and welcoming feel of the practice. He is an accomplished woodworker, and designed and oversaw the practice fit-out himself. The result of his expertise is a clean, modern and positive space that both patients and staff enjoy. A hands-on and active Dad, David can often be found cheering his daughters on at school functions.
If you would like to know more about David’s woodworking expertise, you can view some of his latest pieces here.