6/2432 Frankston Flinders Road, Bittern Victoria 3918
In the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, Atticus Health Bittern attends to the healthcare of residents and visitors alike.
Situated next to Bittern Station and a five-minute drive from Jacks Beach, the General Practitioners at Atticus Health Bittern understand the healthcare needs of their local area.
As skilled experts in healthcare, Bittern residents trust us to care for them and their loved ones. With extensive knowledge and professionalism, Atticus Health Bittern is home to General Practitioners you can rely on. Visit our services page to learn more about our broad range of clinic services.
Please don’t hesitate to get in contact by booking an appointment below or calling us on 03 5983 6888.
We welcome new patients to the practice.
To make an appointment please call us on 03 5983 6888. Telehealth telephone consultations only can be made online by selecting the ‘Make an Appointment’ button below.
We generally deal with all sorts of medical issues. However, if you have a particular need, please call us and we’re happy to discuss which practitioner or service might best be able to help you.
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Bittern is a town within the area known as Western Port on the Mornington Peninsula. Its name comes from the Australasian Bittern, a local wetland bird. The Bittern post office opened in 1891 and the town has a local primary school, Bittern Primary School which has origins dating back to 1916. The town also has a railway station and shopping centre, Bitternfields.
Bittern is a place that retains a country town feels, yet wanting to grow all the same. In recent times, since many people are choosing to live on the Mornington Peninsula, Bittern is home to many new families. As well as this, a large retirement village has been built just behind Bitternfields which has also added many new residents to the area.
Atticus Health Bittern is located within the shopping centre, close to the pharmacy. It’s a clinic that caters to the needs of locals, young and old. A few interesting facts about the clinic at Bittern is that the founder of Atticus Health, Dr Floyd Gomes would love to take a long drive to clear his head at times, and did so one day, driving down to Flinders. Enroute, in passing through Bittern, he found it to be such a quant town, he stopped off at the shopping centre and saw a shop for lease. Further enquiry revealed that the shop was planned to be a medical clinic, with the deal having fallen through. Eureka – he loved the idea and took it up. Then, during the build, the founder of Atticus Health had to attend to family illness, and as a result one of the nurses, Helen, had to step up and basically manage the project through to completion. Which she thankfully did, allowing Atticus Health Bittern to get up and running in February 2016.
Well, I guess it all started in 2010 when I saw the old “Boatshed Café” for sale across the road from Carrum Station. The house behind the café was being sold with it. I took a walk down to the Patterson River, fell in love with the whole thing, signed away and thought, this is beautiful.
Business plan – what business plan?
– Dr Floyd Gomes, Founder
When it comes to healthcare, from the outset, we consider first the whole person or organisation, their goals and aspirations. A deep understanding of that allows for the best decisions and outcomes to be reached in partnership after all. With this mentality, we’ve been able to grow. Grow, yet stay humble, still.
The areas we have grown into reflect areas in which we think we can make a real difference and feel highly motivated to be involved with. These areas are:
Medical clinics. We run several GP clinics. This is where we started and continue to persevere, always striving for improvement.
Corporate health. We are happy to work with motivated workplaces to help maximise the health outcomes of their employee base. We consider that workplaces have relevance to and potential input in the health and well being of a community. We conduct our corporate health services with due independence and impartiality, yet at the same time seek to foster a mutual sense of purpose and transparent communication for the benefit of all parties.
Aged Care. We consider the frail and elderly to be particular members of the community who we have a responsibility to care for. From humble beginnings we have grown to supply GP services to nearly 1000 patients living in retirement villages and nursing homes around Melbourne. In particular we are the main provider of GP services to nursing homes on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Within aged care, our mission is to deliver a 24/7 medical service. We coordinate this by accepting all calls anytime via 1800 ATTICUS (1800 288 4287). Through the cultivation of a strong reputation for quality and compassion over many years, we have seen this area of our business grow substantially.
Telehealth. By attending to matters in a flexible manner by the exchange of images or conversation digitally, we have grown accustomed to creating solutions remotely. This concept, “Telehealth”, does improve efficiency, accessibility and timeliness of health care. It is for this reason that we now offer telehealth services nationwide – it simply makes good sense.
One thing has remained constant throughout, that is, our commitment to getting to know and understand communities. As a provider of medical services, fundamentally we learn so much about the fabric of a community. We share in its ups and downs. As such, we feel compelled to promote deeper, meaningful community spirit. And, we recognise how great an impact this potentially and actually has on the outcomes of health – for the individual and for the collective. Our story then, is very much that of being one with the community.