Clinical Specialists

Dr Craig Clarke is a Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine,  a role that is important and significant to Mallacoota District community in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and disability in older adults. 

Dr Craig Clarke provides individualised care to meet specifically aged related health issues. Working with the MDHSS multidisciplinary team, people can expect a high standard of care when dealing with age related conditions with respect to Hearing loss, Cataracts and Refractive errors, Back and Neck pain, Osteoarthritis, Heart disease, Stroke, Cancer, Diabetes, Depression and Dementia. These conditions are among the most common and costly chronic health conditions causing deaths each year. 

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recommends meeting with a physician for an annual checkup, maintaining a healthy diet and keeping an exercise routine to help manage or prevent chronic diseases.

Ask your GP for a referral to the Specialist.

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Dr Jane Schlagger offers skin checks to the community. Any minor or major change in the condition of your skin, moles and freckles should be looked at. Skin cancers can be treated if they are detected and intervention happens early. 

A major part of Australian lifestyle is nature. In order to maintain our health we must care for our skin when out in the sun, this includes having regular skin checks and monitoring changes to your skin

MDHSS provides a service for collecting biological samples like blood, urine or swabs from patients. Our  Pathology Collection is from 8:30 am – 11:45 am. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We pride ourselves in having NO waiting times.

Pathology Collection helps to determine cause and nature of diseases by examining and testing body tissues and bodily fluids ( including blood). The results from these pathology tests help doctors diagnose and treat patients correctly.

Our team will collect, label and send specimens to  the laboratory for analysis and reporting to your Doctor.

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Dr Karthi has Achieved Masters of Dentistry Degree in the year 2002 after Achieving a Bachelor of Dentistry Degree in the year 1994.

Dr Karthi is a General dentist with over twenty years experience providing and overseeing direct Dental Diagnosis , Treatment and  Procedures. 

He has special interested in:

  • Treatment planning
  • Complex restorative procedures
  • Removable partial dentures
  • Fixed partial dentures
  • Full mouth Rehabilitation
  • Implant placement and restoration
  • Complex Root canal treatment
  • Surgical extraction and impacted teeth
  • Minor Orthodontic treatment
Mrs Priya Karthi is a Qualified Dental Technician.
Ms Ingrid Stefan is Qualified in Sterilisation Service. 
The team contributes to the skills required to comply with the Australia/New Zealand Standards of Quality and Safety.   

At MDHSS,  the Dental Team operates a Private Dental Clinic which provides a full range of Private, DVA and Child Dental Benefits Scheme Services including regular Dental checkups, Dental Fillings, Dentures, Crowns, Bridges, Root Canal and Cosmetic dentistry.

Emergency Dental Services may also be accessed on treatment days.

HICAPS and EFTPOS facilities are available at the MDHSS Dental Clinic.

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Are you finding it difficult to read without getting eye strain? Do your eyes feel dry and irritable? Then you may an issue which can be resolved with glasses. It is a good idea to get your eyes checked if you are feeling any of these symptoms. Your eyes are important and if you require glasses then getting the issue sorted sooner rather than later will be beneficial for your long term eye health.

Remember your eyesight is important, so don’t put-up with sore eyes, make an appointment and get your eyesight issues sorted.

MDHSS Audiology Clinic offer comprehensive hearing services with hearing checks, hearing aids, earwax removal services, tinnitus treatment, and more.

The independent audiologists bring years of experience and have the expertise to accurately diagnose your hearing problem. Using the latest equipment and industry best practices. They conduct comprehensive hearing tests to help you with the best solutions in your hearing journey. 

Suggesting only the most suitable aids for your specific hearing condition, the Audiologists we will deliver the very best outcome for your hearing health. So, rest assured, the Audiologists will only recommend what is best for you. 

Providing care for elderly