505A Station Street, Carrum Victoria 3197
Carrum is a warm and friendly place where the waiting room seems to buzz with an atmosphere of its own. With a coffee shop as our neighbour, river and beach up the road, we love being here.
We hope that Atticus Health Carrum becomes a place you can turn to – whenever you need help and to help you achieve the life you want to live.
Operating in the City of Kingston, our by-the-bay practice Atticus Health Carrum is accessible for all residents. With a coffee shop as our neighbour and a river and beach up the road, did we mention we love being here!
Our General Practitioners are experts in healthcare and aged care, applying extensive health knowledge in a friendly and professional manner. Turn to Atticus Health Carrum for your healthcare needs. Visit our services page to learn more about our specialised offerings.
We welcome new patients to the practice.
To make an appointment please call us on 03 9773 3333. 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.
Here are a few tips to consider when making an appointment, so that you can get the greatest benefit from the experience:
Book a Telehealth appointment online by clicking the link below.
Dr. Shish Malgwa 🙏 Is amazing! He is friendly,kind and very knowledgeable. He puts you at ease as soon as he meets you. He was able to understand my needs and explained everything in plain terms. I can’t recommend him highly enough. 👌👌
Hi I'm Jennifer! As a new Graduate Nurse with a background in customer service, I am excited to start my...
Maggie is a Bittern local who joined the Atticus team in 2021 as a receptionist at Hastings and Carrum. She...
I’m a busy mum of 3 beautiful children. I enjoy running, stand up paddle boarding and traveling. I’ve been with...
FRACGP, MBBS, DCH, CWH Prasadi graduated in 2008 and has many years of clinical experience working in a broad spectrum...
Jenny joined the team at Highett in 2020 and has come from a background in administration and finance in hotels....
With over 10 years of experience, Shish Malgwa is a British trained GP who has graduated from the University of...
Special interest: Movement Disorders. Dr Zinsaz is a Melbourne-based Geriatrician and Physician. He has extensive experience in looking after older...
This is where it all began. Our founder, Dr Floyd Gomes ambitiously and naively converted and connected a café and adjoining 3 bedroom house and voila – Atticus Health Carrum was born on March 25, 2013. Since that time, the clinic has become a solid resource for the local population. It is located across the road from Carrum Station which has recenlty seen major change since the railway crossing was removed. Next door to the clinic is Freddie’s Café, another popular meeting place for locals.
In 2017 Atticus Health Carrum won the prestigious award of General Practice of the Year, from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). This is the peak industry body for general practices in Australia. We were proud to win this award and grateful for the support of the local community in supporting our “start up” to get there.
As a town, Carrum has a rich history, one that would be incomplete without mention of the Carrum Cowboys, who was a group of up to 20 teenagers aged 13 to 17 who, in the 1950s would ride their horses through the area and meet at Stanley Street on a regular basis. That group inspired the name of the present day local football club, the Carrum Cowboys. Atticus Health Carrum has enjoyed a positive association with the Carrum Cowboys over the years, jointly advocating for various men’s health causes and embarking on health promotion activities.
Carrum is a warm and friendly place where the waiting room seems to buzz with an atmosphere of its own. With a coffee shop as our neighbour, river and beach up the road, we love being here. We hope that Atticus Carrum becomes a place you can turn to – whenever you need help and to help you achieve the life you want to live.
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.