Shared Care

Pregnancy Services

At Whitehorse Medical Centre we’re thrilled to be able to offer you comprehensive care when it comes to all aspects of your pregnancy, be it before, during or after.

We have highly passionate doctors who have done further training in pregnancy care that are able to offer you holistic care during your pregnancy.

We look forward to working closely with you during this exciting time.

I am planning to fall pregnant

Fantastic! It’s best to see your GP before you start trying to conceive. Your GP can:

  • Check your important vaccines are up to date
  • Check you have excellent nutrition intake before and throughout pregnancy
  • Ensure you are on the correct pre pregnancy supplements
  • Help you be as healthy as you can be for your baby
  • Discuss coming off contraception and the timing of ovulation
  • Lower the risk of developing diabetes and other complications in pregnancy

I am pregnant

Congratulations! Your GP will be able to give you important health information and discuss with you what the next steps you need to take are. There are several different models of care and your GP can explain all of these to you to see which is the best fit for you.

The NHMRC recommends collaboration between GPs and maternity specialists and hospitals as it allows women to play an active part in their pregnancy. This is called Shared Care (www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/servicesandsupport/gps-shared-care-and-pregnancy).

Benefits of Shared Care to You

  • See the GP that already knows you well
  • Convenient appointment times
  • Less waiting time in hospital outpatient clinics
  • Less travelling time
  • Better continuity and coordination of care

I have a newborn

This is both an exciting and stressful time for mothers, fathers and the family. Your GP is there to support and guide you through this time and help you in any way that we can. Speak to your GP about any concerns you have, whether it be about your unsettled baby, feeding challenges, sleep or just about how you are going.

Shared Care Doctors at Whitehorse Medical Centre

Julie Wang Dr Julie Wang graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1998 and has been working in general practice since 2001. She speaks fluent Mandarin. Julie has special interests in women and children's health, skin cancers, minor procedures, travel medicine and refugee health. She is an accredited antenatal shared care provider. Julie also works with Monash University in the School of Primary Health Care and with the Burnet Institute in hepatitis research. In her spare time, Julie likes to travel and spend time with her family.

Dr Rosie Gentle is a GP registrar with special interests in women’s health and paediatric medicine. She is accredited to do shared care through Eastern Health and Monash Health.
Rosie undertook her certificate in Women’s Health whilst completing her obstetric term at Eastern Health. She is experienced in Implanon insertion and removal as well as the removal of intrauterine devices. Rosie has also successfully completed her Sydney Child Health Program course (formally diploma of child health) to help her further subspecialise and look after her younger patients.
Rosie loves talking all things contraception, pre pregnancy and pregnancy but also loves general medicine and enjoys all aspect of general practice.
In her spare time Rosie loves spending time with her young family and pets.

To book an appointment:
Telephone: 03 9874 7399 or book on Hot Doc