PRACTICE INFORMATION
Practice Profile

Sorrento Medical Centre was established by Dr Peter Meggyesy in December 1988 in the present historic limestone cottage in the main street of Sorrento as a small solo general practice. In 2002 as a response to a shortage of GPs in Sorrento a program of expansion was undertaken and the at that time the clinic doubled in size, adding a second GP, Dr Adrian Murrie and a suite of allied health and specialist practitioners. In response to ever increasing demand for medical services the practice has responded with a further expansion of the clinic. We are proud to be the leading general practice on the southern peninsula.

Sorrento Medical is dedicated to providing quality comprehensive medical care to the residents of the southern Mornington Peninsula. The practice is fully accredited with GPA and all of the GPs are vocationally registered with ongoing commitment to continuing medical education. Fully qualified nursing and receptionist staff regularly complete further education and training.

Mission statement

Sorrento Medical is dedicated to providing quality comprehensive medical care to the residents of the southern Mornington Peninsula. The practice is fully accredited with GPA and all of the GPs are vocationally registered with ongoing commitment to continuing medical education. Fully qualified nursing and receptionist staff regularly complete further education and training.

Suzanne MeggyesySuzanne Meggyesy , administration practice manager and receptionist
Andrea DunphyAndrea Dunphy , receptionist.
Fiona MurrieFiona Murrie , nurse manager. Fiona is a Registered Nurse/Midwife and has post graduate qualifications in Women's health and Immunisation.
Donna BeckettDonna Beckett , practice nurse, health assessments, chronic disease management, wound care and Doppler ultrasounds.
Confidentiality

All information collected at Sorrento Medical including health and financial is treated as private and strictly confidential. The practice has a policy which has been developed in line with the new privacy laws. The privacy officer is the practice manager Mrs Suzanne Meggyesy.

Fees

Sorrento Medical is a privately billing practice. The fee for a standard consultation is $75 and payment is required at time of consultation. The practice accepts cash, cheque, credit card and EFTPOS. We are unable to bulk bill and there is no discount for card holders. Veterans will be direct billed to the Department of Veteran Affairs. Childhood immunisations are bulk billed and performed by Fiona Murrie. Any procedures attract a gap fee of $50 which is to cover the costs of using best quality completely disposable instruments to reduce the risk of infection. A schedule of our more commonly used fees is displayed in the waiting room and any other information relating to fees can be obtained from our receptionist staff. We have installed a "tyro" payment system which allows for medicare rebates to be immediately processed and returned to your account at the time of payment.

Home visits

Home visits are available in cases where the patient's medical condition precludes a surgery visit. Wherever possible treatment is better rendered at the surgery as the range of facilities is vastly better than that which is possible to take to the home. Early requests for home visits are appreciated to enable better scheduling.

After Hours

Call all hours. The recorded message will give you the mobile number of the doctor on call. There is no "locum service" on the peninsula so after hours calls are shared between the doctors at Sorrento Medical. Consequently we would ask that after hours calls be restricted to matters of an urgent nature.

Immunisations

Fiona Murrie is our immunisation provider and appointments can be made by ringing the main surgery number. All immunisations will be bulk billed and reported to the Australian Central Immunisation Register electronically.

Reminder letters

The doctors and nurses here are very interested in all aspects of preventative medicine. Consequently we send out reminders monthly for a variety of measures including but not limited to Pap smears and immunisations. Please advise staff if you would like to be included in any recall registers.

Repeat prescriptions

Prescriptions for ongoing, regular medications may be obtained by phoning. The charge is $10 and the script will be available the next working day. The availability of repeat prescriptions is at the discretion of the treating doctor.

Services provided
  • General family medicine
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Pathology collection
  • Spirometry
  • Asthma clinic
  • Warfarin monitoring
  • Skin clinic
  • Travel medicine
  • Diving medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Shared obstetric care