Geriatric Medicine


Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine is a medical specialty focused on providing care for the unique health needs of the elderly.

We provide in-person consultations at two convenient locations – Maribyrnong and St Albans (Melbourne, Victoria). We also offer remote consultations via a secure video telehealth platform for patients in regional and rural areas.

All of our Geriatricians are currently accepting new referrals and look forward to providing you with the best healthcare possible.  We are a private billing clinic.  Consultation fees and medicare rebates will be provided upon booking.

Dr Shazeea Mohamed Ali is a Consultant Geriatrician and General Physician.Her main areas of interest include chronic disease management in the elderly, falls and postural hypotension, cognitive impairment in cardiovascular disease.

Dr Lauren Brush is a Consultant Geriatrician and General Physician.  Lauren has expertise in all areas of geriatric medicine including cognitive impairment and falls. Her main areas of interest include complex chronic disease management, cardiac disease, peri-operative risk assessment and shared decision making, advance care planning and palliative care.

Dr Jo Ann Chow is a Consultant Geriatrician and General Physician.  Jo Ann’s areas of interest and expertise include comprehensive geriatric assessments for cognitive assessment, falls, frailty and other geriatric issues and peri-operative care and work up.

Dr. Joseph Dookhan is a Consultant Geriatrician and General Physician. Joseph is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.  He is experienced in all aspects of Geriatric Medicine and has a special interest in comprehensive geriatric assessments (CGA), medication rationalisation, cognitive disorders, cardiogeriatrics, and perioperative assessments. Joseph offers a holistic approach which is individually tailored to achieve his client’s goals. 

A nurse measuring blood pressure of a patient at Westside Renal Services


Our areas of expertise

We are a collaborative team of Specialists in:

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Cognitive decline

Complex comorbidities

Falls and Balance

Cardiovascular disease in the elderly

Palliative Care


Expert care with a patient focus

The team at Westside Physicians are proud to offer specialist healthcare with a focus on patient outcomes and wellbeing. 

Experienced clinicians

Our team are patient-focused and provide best practice and evidence based care for their community.

Network of specialists

Our years of experience and connections within the medical community ensure you receive high quality, collaborative care.

Centralised service

Our two Melbourne locations and telehealth option ensure patients can access the care they need.

Dedicated to patients

Our specialists are experienced and compassionate healthcare providers that are dedicated to your care.

Language support

Many of our specialists are multi-lingual and can provide support in Vietnamese, Mandarin, Malay and French.

Accessible clinic

Our convenient locations, free onsite parking and public transport links make us an accessible healthcare provider.

Book a consultation

Our St Albans and Maribyrnong clinics are both accepting new referrals.