North East Gynaecology

is a busy Women’s Health practice specialising in all aspects of Gynaecological care.

Call our friendly team today for advice about making an appointment.

Team

Dr Amelia Bock

Dr. Amelia Bock graduated with honours from Monash University. She then completed her post graduate specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Mercy Hospital for Women. Amelia spent her fellowship years at The Royal Women’s Hospital and Box Hill Hospital focusing on gynaecology surgery including laparoscopy. She has undertaken further training through Monash Medical Centre and performs Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.

Amelia has Consultant positions at Northeast Health Wangaratta and Wangaratta Private Hospital. She is actively involved in teaching and mentoring junior trainees and has a lecturer role at The University of Melbourne.

Amelia aims to provide the highest level of care for her patients. She strongly believes in equality of health care for women in rural areas while ensuring that they are fully informed and involved in the decisions regarding their health.

Away from work, Amelia enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children. She loves reading, quilting, crochet and cycling.

Dr. Laurel Bennett graduated with honours from The University of Melbourne and was Dux of her class at the Austin Hospital clinical school. She then completed her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The Mercy Hospital for Women before gaining further valuable experience in Mildura.

Laurel has Consultant positions at Northeast Health Wangaratta and Wangaratta private hospital. She is actively involved in teaching and mentoring junior trainees and has a lecturer role at The University of Melbourne. She is also part of the ‘PROMPT’ program of multi-professional training aimed at managing Obstetric emergencies for Obstetricians and Midwives.

Laurel is dedicated to providing consultative care for the women of the Northeast. She is skilled in all areas of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has an empathetic and pragmatic approach.

Outside of work Laurel enjoys spending time with partner and friends. She is a keen gardener, maintains a boutique vineyard and brewery and loves reading, quilting and crochet.

Dr Laurel Bennett

Dr Kylie Waller

Kylie grew up in Perth and studied medicine at the University of Western Australia. She graduated with honours in 2006, & commenced training in obstetrics & gynaecology at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, before moving to Victoria in 2015 to complete her training in Albury Wodonga in 2016 & Ballarat in 2017.

Kylie is passionate about obstetrics & gynaecology, & has special interests in obstetrics, laparoscopic surgery (including hysterectomy), fertility, and colposcopy. She consults in Wangaratta, and has appointments at North East Health & Wangaratta Private Hospital. She is also passionate about the training of future doctors, & is involved in lecturing and supervision of medical students & trainees in obstetrics & gynaecology.

When not working, Kylie loves spending time with her husband and daughter, particularly in the outdoors, whether it’s hiking, cycling, or skiing. She also travels regularly back to Western Australia to visit family there. Otherwise, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen & in the garden, although is still developing her skills in these areas!

Alex grew up in Melbourne and graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2003. After spending a year doing obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) in Ireland, she returned to Melbourne and undertook her basic O&G training at the Mercy Hospital for Women and the Northern Hospital. She completed her advanced training at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne and then Box Hill Hospital.

Since obtaining her fellowship she has worked as a consultant at Box Hill Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide and Royal Darwin Hospital, before returning to Wangaratta where she enjoyed her time as a registrar.

Alex has a special interest in Aboriginal womens health. She has a passion for delivering a sound general O&G service to Northeast Victoria, with a particular interest in vaginal and pelvic floor surgery. She also provides colposcopy services.

Away from work Alex enjoys yoga, hiking and cross-country skiing and spending time with family and friends.

Dr Alex Miglic

Dr Yik Lim

Dr Yik Lim graduated from University of Melbourne in 1995 and then underwent 4 years of obstetrics & gynaecology specialty training at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria. Following a senior registrar year in United Kingdom, he spent a further 4 years of subspecialty training in urogynaecology in Queensland and Victoria under 4 leading urogynaecologists in Australia (Prof Ajay Rane, A/Prof Malcolm Frazer, Prof Peter Dwyer, A/Prof Anna Rosamilia).

During his training, he received multiple awards which included Brown Craig Travelling Scholarship (to learn urogenital fistulae repair in India), Bill Boyd Black Bottle Award and Christopher Kohlenberg medal (for best research presentations) as well as AMS Travelling Scholarship to attend ICS meeting in Netherlands (for top scoring urogynaecology subspecialty examination in Australia). He was awarded his fellowship in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (FRANZCOG) in 2004 and his subspecialty Certificate in Urogynaecology (CU) in 2007.

Professional Membership:

  • Oceania Representative, Advisory Board of International Urogynecologic Association (IUGA)
  • Member of Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) and Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA)
  • Examiner in Urogynaecology Subspecialty of Royal Australian & New Zealand college of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
  • Tutor at the University of Adelaide Female Pelvic Anatomy Course
  • Senior Specialist in Department of Urogynaecology at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg, Melbourne.

He is also actively involved in various research activities as well as teaching activities (practical, surgical or cadaveric courses throughout Australia) in the field of Urogynaecology.

Anne is an Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist. She has enjoyed living and working in the NE region for many years. She is committed to the rehabilitation of women and men who experience continence or pelvic floor problems.

Physiotherapy for incontinence or pelvic floor problems can help to manage the following conditions including

  • Bladder Weakness
  • Loss of Bowel Control or Problems with Bowel Emptying
  • Pelvic pain including internal pelvic pain
  • Preparation for and recovery after surgery:  hysterectomy, prolapse repair, continence surgery, prostate surgery and other bowel or bladder procedures
  • Pelvic floor weakness or abdominal muscle weakness

Referral from a medical practitioner is not essential. Ongoing communication with medical specialists, medical practitioners and caregivers is a core component.

Private Health Rebate is applicable if covered for Extras/Physiotherapy. Speak to your General Practitioner or doctor regarding possible eligibility for a Medicare rebate under the “Enhanced Primary Care” program.

 

Anne Patterson

Leanne Knox

Leanne is a continence nurse adviser. She is a registered nurse with extensive training in continence care. She works primarily at Northeast Health Wangaratta but visits our rooms twice a month to assist with urodynamic investigations.

Urodynamic testing or urodynamics is a study that assesses how the bladder and urethra are performing their job of storing and releasing urine. Urodynamic tests can help explain symptoms such as:

  • incontinence
  • frequent urination
  • sudden, strong urges to urinate but nothing comes out
  • problems starting a urine stream
  • painful urination
  • problems emptying the bladder completely
  • recurrent urinary tract infections

Reception

Our friendly reception staff have many years of experience in aiding gynecological care. They are caring, knowledgeable and are experts in confidentiality.

Nerida Ginevra