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  • Dietitian- Hilda Lee

    Hilda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with experience working in clinics all across Melbourne. She has worked with patients from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, and will personalize and tailor dietary advice to each individual.

     Her vision is to see other develop a healthy relationship with food, and to promote health and nutrition to all members of society. Her interests include weight management,  type 1 and 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypercholesterolaemia, food intolerance and IBS.

    Hilda is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays each fortnight. During the COVID-19 Pandemic- Hilda prefers phone consults or video consults at HMS.

    She also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.

    Outside of work she enjoys playing and teaching piano, reading and exploring local cafes.



  • Exercise Physiologist- Freya Andrews

    Freya graduated with a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology degree at Deakin University. This course is followed on from completing Bachelors of Exercise and Sport Science, where she majored in Exercise Physiology. 

    As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Freya strives to help others achieve their optimal health and wellbeing through exercise and support. This involves prescribing exercise to help those with injuries, illnesses and disabilities to help improve or prevent decline in their condition and enhance quality of life. Freya is highly passionate to help others and strongly believe in taking a client-centred approach to increase functional capacity. 

    Outside of work Freya loves the outdoors, especially going hiking, camping, skiing and reading at the beach. 

    “Exercise and movement are the best forms of medicine.” 


    Freya works at Hill Medical Services on Friday.

  • Diabetes Educator- Ryan Semera

    Ryan completed his Nursing Science degree overseas in 2005 and moved to Australia in 2007. He then studied at Deakin University, Burwood to have his qualifications recognised in Australia. A year after he completed his study at Deakin University, Ryan commenced a post graduate degree in Diabetes Education and Management. He then started working on his credentialing and after 2 years, became a Credentialed Diabetes Educator whilst maintaining a full membership with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.

    Ryan has worked at the Alfred Hospital and was a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Diabetes Education in one of the regional hospitals in Victoria. He was also a Diabetes Coordinator and Advisor for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world at their satellite office in Melbourne.

    Ryan has training in oncology, haematology and chemotherapy nursing at Peter MacCallum Centre and used to work as an Associate Nurse Unit Manager in some tertiary referring hospitals in Melbourne’s southeast.

    He also conducts several Diabetes Clinics around southeast Melbourne.

    Ryan is currently completing his Master of Nurse Practitioner course, his scope of practice will be expanded including but not limited to prescribing medications and ordering pathology and diagnostic tests once the course is successfully completed.

    Ryan’s services include:

    1. Type 1, type 2, pre diabetes/ Impaired Fasting Glucose and Gestational Diabetes
    2. Insulin initiation and titration/stabilisation
    3. New medications, medication reviews and latest treatment options
    4. Diabetes equipment and gadgets including continuous glucose monitoring device
    5. Diabetes complication prevention
    6. Annual cycle of care, travelling, hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, NDSS

    Ryan is at Hill Medical Services each fortnight on Monday afternoon in the back building.

    Please call 95624766 to book an appointment.


  • Psychologist- Anita Missiha

    Anita is a registered psychologist and member of Australian Psychological Society (APS), providing individual counselling to adults and young people. Anita uses an integrative approach, combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy and Schema Therapy, in addition to Mindfulness and Relaxation and providing psycho-education.
    Anita began her career as a psychologist after working in the corporate sector in the Training & Development field assisting employees develop their technical and management skills and assisting organisations develop their workforce.
    Anita enjoys working with clients helping them to developing strategies to cope more effectively with a wide range of personal problems, relationship difficulties and work-related concerns. Using a respectful collaborative approach, Anita assists her clients to better understand themselves and to function at their best.
    How can Anita assist you:
    ? Individual therapy
    ? Depression
    ? Anxiety
    ? Stress Management
    ? Relationship difficulties
    ? Mothers, and parents, inc non-directive pregnancy support
    ? Transition/adjustment difficulties
    ? Chronic Health concerns
    ? Body Image
    ? Self Esteem
    ? Confidence
    ? Coaching
    ? Work-life balance
    ? Skill Development- time management, procrastination, study skills,
    Anita currently holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Education (Secondary) in addition to a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and accreditation for the use of DISC, Workplace Motivators and Emotional Intelligence psychometric tools.

    Anita currently works remotely via video/telephone. Appointments are not bulk-billed and are payable on the day. Medicare rebate may be claimed on the day with an eligible Mental Health Care Plan.
    Please contact the clinic to make an appointment. Please arrive 10 min early to your first appointment with Anita. Cancellations require 24 hours notice otherwise missed appointment will be charged.

    During the COVID-19 Pandemic- Anita will only be doing phone consults or video consults remotely. Please email her: anita@insightful or go to: and Anita will contact you to arrange an appointment.

  • Psychologist-Lana Knapp

    Please let us introduce Lana Knapp…..

    Lana Knapp is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and provides individual counselling to adults and teenagers. Lana works from a person-centred, narrative perspective and combines Emotion Focused Therapy with elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

    Lana is passionate about helping clients to grow and develop skills to respond to a variety of issues, to feel empowered through the journey of therapy and experience greater wellbeing. Lana has special interests in anxiety and depression, the psychological impact of diagnosed sleep disorders, ADHD and the phenomena of the highly sensitive person (HSP). Using a warm empathetic approach, Lana guides her clients develop a deeper awareness, self-appreciation and step into greater fulfilment and self-actualisation.

    Lana has worked in organisational and occupational rehabilitation contexts and has a strong appreciation for the interrelationship between work and mental health and draws on career counselling and coaching strategies according to client needs.

    Lana holds a Masters in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) in addition to a Primary Certificate in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the Australian Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy (affiliated with the Albert Ellis Institute in New York). Lana possesses accreditations in Talent Q (Elements and Dimensions), Savile Consulting (Aptitude and Wave), Hogan Personality Inventory, Hogan Development Survey and Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory psychometric assessments.

    Lana’s professional interests are in:


    • Individual therapy
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Phobias
    • Stress Management
    • Relationship difficulties
    • Grief and Loss
    • Transition/adjustment difficulties
    • Adult ADHD
    • Sleep disorders
    • Skill Development- time management, procrastination, study skills
    • Career counselling
    • Job seeking and return to work


    Location & Availability:

    During the COVID-19 Pandemic- Lana will only be doing phone consults or video consults remotely. Please email her: anita@insightful or go to: and Anita or Lana will contact you to arrange an appointment.

  • Chiropractor - Dr Jeff Vecranges

    Dr Jeff Vecranges is an experienced Chiropractor and Myotherapist and is also qualified in Human Movement and Exercise Science.

    Jeff cares about his patients and aims to assist as many people as possible to experience the benefits of Chiropractic. Caring and gentle in his approach,  Jeff takes the time to identify and correct your problem. He also gives practical and individualised advice to help ensure ongoing spinal and joint health, with minimal return visits.

    Jeff can assist with a range of conditions, such as Neck/Back pain, Migraines/Headaches, Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle pain.

    On your initial visit, Jeff will assess you before adjusting your problem area. The adjustment itself is gentle, corrective and is drug-free. If you've tried other options which haven't helped try Chiropractic.

    Jeff has lived in the local area for most of his life and has strong links with the local community, including local gyms, social and sporting clubs. His hobbies include personal development, weight training and keeping up to date with the latest advancements in the health industry.

    Jeff is here on  Wednesday mornings.  During the COVID-19 Pandemic- the appointments will be 15 minutes.  If you are feeling unwell- any cold/cough/temperature- please do NOT come. Please ring 95624766 and cancel your appointment.

  • Podiatrist - Mina Williams

    Podiatry is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
    Hill Medical Services' podiatrist Mina Williams can help with a range of foot problems including:

    • Corns and Calluses
    • Ingrown Toenails
    • Flat Feet
    • Children’s Feet Problems
    • Heel, Arch and Forefoot Pain
    • Sporting or Occupational Injuries
    • Diabetic and Arthritic Foot Care
    • Orthotic Prescription

    Mina is available on Monday and Friday afternoons by appointment only. He also attends 
    home visits for those who live locally and are unable to attend our premises. Mina can look after foot problems 
    in all age groups from children to the elderly.

    A referral is not necessary if you are attending privately. A referral from your doctor is required if you want 
    to claim through Veterans’ Affairs or WorkSafe. You may also be covered by Medicare if you have long term 
    chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or vascular disease. Your doctor will have to give you an Enhanced 
    Primary Care Plan (EPC) before you make an appointment.

    All major Private Health Insurance Funds cover podiatry services under their ancillary tables. Check with your 
    fund to find out your level of cover. We have HICAPS which means you will be able to claim from your health 
    fund on the spot and only pay the gap.
    Mina completed a Bachelor of Podiatry at La Trobe University, Melbourne, in 1999. He is a full member of the Australian Podiatry Association and has been working as a Podiatrist since graduating.

    Mina has been working at Hill Medical Services for almost 13 years. Mina enjoys all areas of podiatry including general foot care, nail surgery, corns, calluses and providing orthotics for biomechanical foot problems. His patients range from young children to the elderly.

    Mina also speaks Arabic. Mina is here Monday and Friday afternoons.

  • Physiotherapist- Jerome Lugo

    Being both a physiotherapist and accredited strength coach, Jerome brings an active approach to his patients’ physical rehab. Jerome has worked as the team physiotherapist for Victorian state representative teams in basketball and volleyball.

    Jerome uses a mix of manual therapy techniques to reduce pain and exercise programs to help clients rebuild strength and to regain control of their body. Having experience in strength and conditioning as well as hydrotherapy, Jerome is equipped to aid in all musculoskeletal issues including:

    • Neck/headache pain
    • Back pain
    • Shoulder dysfunction
    • Hip and groin pain
    • Knee pain
    • Ankle/heel/foot pain

    Jerome works at Hill Medical Services Thursdays.


51 Chandler Road, PO Box 683,
Noble Park, VIC 3174

Ph: 03 9562 4766 
Fax: 03 9546 0883

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