18 Sinclair Street, Drouin Victoria 3818
Conveniently situated right off the Princes Highway, Drouin represents the perfect balance between rural charm and bustling town life. Our Drouin Atticus Health clinic has the mission of ensuring the best possible care for Drouin residents and their loved ones.
Our General Practitioners are experienced, professional and happy to listen. Exemplifying expertise in numerous areas of healthcare, including specialised services, Atticus Health Drouin is the right choice for your health 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 4120 0300. 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:
Atticus Health Drouin is a bulk billing clinic. All consultations with doctors are bulk billed.
Some procedures such as skin biopsies and excisions may have a private fee. Any such fees will be discussed with you prior to the undertaking of the procedure, so that you are made fully aware.
We ask that you advise well in advance if you are unable to attend your appointment. For patients who fail to attend an appointment or do not advise of their cancellation within 12 hours of their scheduled appointment time, a cancellation fee of $37.00 for GP services and $50 for allied health services may be charged.
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Drouin post office was initially opened in 1876 as Drouin Junction, before shortening the name to Drouin. By the 1880s there were many sawmills in the area and logs were carried by tramway to Drouin station. Since that time, the surrounding land has been used largely for dairy farming.
In more recent times, Drouin has seen exponential growth in the residential population, indeed it is considered and planned to be an area for residential growth by the local Baw Baw Council. The population then is a mix of long time locals, aging with the town, and young families, keeping the local schools busy. The population of Drouin according to the 2016 census was 11,887.
Of note, Drouin hosts an annual Ficifolia, in adoration of the flower gums that line the main street, Princes Way. It also celebrates the local schools and businesses that make up the town, with businesses and schools being invited to parade what they do as part of the festival. The day starts at the Drouin Football Oval and ends in great form with all gathering at the park watch a movie and fireworks.
Atticus Health Drouin is found on Sinclair Street in the commercial district. The property was previously an old house, that we converted to a medical clinic. Like many Atticus clinics, it retains a warm vibe throughout. We look forward to being a part of the ongoing growth of the town and helping to keep all locals healthy.
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.