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Antenatal shared care during pregnancy, provided by Dr Prasadi Ponnawila Vidanelage at Atticus Health Carrum and Somerville

Shared care during pregnancy enables you to complete your regular check-ups with your local doctor of choice as well as visiting the hospital for key milestone consultations.  This reduces the number of hospital visits throughout your pregnancy and has proven to be more convenient, with less time spent in hospital waiting rooms and more time with your preferred GP.

Dr Prasadi is an experienced GP and accredited to provide Antenatal Shared Care with Frankston Hospital.

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Is Antenatal Shared Care for you?

If you are planning to have your baby at Frankston Hospital and you are considered to be having a 'low-risk' pregnancy, Antenatal Shared Care is an option for you.

The benefits include; more time with your GP to discuss your concerns and needs, increased convenience in attending your local clinic and continuity of ongoing care with your new baby after they make their safe arrival.

Dr Prasadi Ponnawila Vidanelage

Dr Prasadi graduated in 2008 and has many years of clinical experience working in a broad spectrum of specialities at Western Health, Swan Hill District Health and Knox Private Hospital, before entering into General Practice. She is an Australian trained GP/FRACGP.

She holds a Diploma in Child Health (DCH), a Certificate of Women’s Health (CWH).

Dr Prasadi works at both our Carrum and Somerville clinics, with appointments available at both clinics throughout the week and Wednesday evenings till 8pm at Carrum.

What to expect

During your first consultation with Dr Prasadi, you will discuss nutrition, excercise and healthy weight gain during pregnancy, as well as common symptoms and risk assessments.
She will also arrange a number of tests for you, including an initial blood test, an Ultrasound around weeks 8 & 12, genetic testing around 10 weeks onwards (if required) and the fasting oral glucose challenge blood tests at 28 weeks.

Typically, throughout your pregnancy you will have 8-10 consultations with Dr Prasadi and will visit Frankston Hospital for 3 or 4 scheduled appointments.

Out of Pocket costs

Where possible, we try to keep the cost of your pregnancy care to a minimum and on most visits to our clinic you will only pay our standard consultation fees.
• Initial consult is a Long consult billed at $128 (Medicare rebate $75.70)
• Ongoing/subsequent consults billed at our standard consult fee $75 (Medicare rebate $41.70)
• 20 week extended check-up billed at $193 (Medicare rebate $126.15)

I'm pregnant, now what?

The first step after your positive pregnancy test is to contact your GP to confirm your pregnancy with a blood test and to start discussions around your pregnancy care options.

Contact us to make an appointment with Dr Prasadi at your nearest clinic:
Carrum - 03 9773 3333
Somerville - 03 5977 6088

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  • Shop MM2, Somerville Central, 49 Eramosa Road West, Somerville Victoria 3912
  • 03 5977 6088
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  • 505A Station Street, Carrum Victoria 3197
  • 03 9773 3333
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