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At Caritas MediSpa... health means healing in harmony with nature.
We offer a COMBINATION of medical, holistic and specialist medical
services... as well as beauty and spa services to take care of every
aspect of YOUR WELLBEING.
Caritas MediSpa offers a unique service integrating conventional
western medicine, holistic healing, beauty and spa treatments...
Take some “YOU” time. Centre your mind...heal your body... and restore
your spirit. Be ready to TAKE ON THE WORLD again.
Our team consists of health experts including doctors with special skills
in obstetrics and gynaecology, skin cancer detection and treatment,
nurses, psychologists, a social worker, hypnotherapist, beauty and
holistic therapist. Our integrative medicine modalities range from
acupuncture and aromatherapy to crystal therapy, dance therapy,
laughter therapy, magnet therapy, Reiki and many others. To arrange
your appointment... please call our friendly staff.
Caritas MediSpa cares for the community of Phillip Island and
neighbouring towns. We provide the best in mind, body, and spirit
healing in a relaxing environment with a team of TRAINED & SKILLED
PROFESSIONALS - who offer a caring, open, and friendly approach.
Let us know how we can assist you.
You’ll find us at 41 Phillip Island Road in Newhaven
or you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more... visit us facebook.com/medispanewhaven
or follow us on Instagram @caritas_medispa Phone 5956 6527
A NEW medical centre, that
was set to open on Phillip Island
during August, finally opened its
doors last week.
Located at 41 Phillip Island
Road in Newhaven, Caritas Medis-
pa is open for appointments now.
As first reported back in June,
holistic therapist Sheila McIntyre
is behind the new venture in part-
nership with a Melbourne GP.
Sheila is very pleased to an-
nounce the clinic now has two
GP doctors in attendance, with
their provider numbers finally ap-
proved by Medicare.
The Clinic Director and Beauty
Therapist was frustrated during
2015 in her attempts to secure
a provider number for her medi-
cal doctors, when this was denied
by Medicare on the basis that the
area did not suffer a shortage of
Her persistence paid off, and
this week she celebrates the open-
ing of exciting new services for the
“ The day we have all been wait-
ing for is finally here!” she said.
“ We are very proud to announce
that Caritas MediSpa is open.”
Caritas Medispa is both a family
medicine practice, and an alter-
native and holistic health clinic.
The clinic will also offer beauty
and spa services.
The medical staff will include
two female general practitioners,
one with a special interest in
women’s health, obstetrics, gyn-
aecology and chronic illness.
The other brings special inter-
est in dermatology, and skin can-
The clinic’s staff also include lo-
cal Practice Nurse, Leesa Averay,
who has worked at Warley Hospi-
tal, before its closure, Wonthaggi
Hospital and the Grantville Medi-
Dorevitch Pathology will be pro -
viding the clinic’s pathology ser-
Dr Evette Markos is an experi-
enced General Practitioner from
She will see patients at the Ne-
whaven site on Tuesdays and
Wednesdays from 9.30am to
6.30pm, and alternate Saturdays
from 1.30 - 6 .30pm.
Dr Markos has a special interest
in women’s health, and obstetrics.
All appointments with Dr Mar-
kos are bulk billed.
“ The hours will be extended as
more doctors join our practice,”
said Ms McIntyre.
Dr Katrina White will join the
clinic in February.
Dr White was trained in Canada,
and will run the skin clinic from
the Newhaven site every four to
six weeks, as demand increases.
She immigrated to Australia
in 2006, and completed her Ad-
vanced Certificate in Dermatos-
copy in 2009.
Her interest in the diagnosis
and removal of skin cancers came
not long after her first medical ap-
pointment in Australia.
“ I was fascinated,” she said.
“ In Canada you see maybe one
melanoma a year. Here I see them
all the time.”
Practising medicine in remote
and rural areas is an easy task for
She has worked in Alaska, Wal-
gett (an aboriginal community
1,000 kilometres from Sydney),
Apollo Bay, and at King Lake after
the 2009 Black Saturday Fires.
General surgeon here in
Practice Manager Sheila Mc-
Intyre, who is also the founder
and co-owner of Caritas MediSpa,
is a Holistic Medicine Practitio -
Sheila is a qualified Aromather-
apist, with qualifications in Cos-
Born in Mauritius Sheila has
been in Australia since 1984 as a
student in Health Sciences.
“ I haven’t stopped studying ever
since then! My main language at
home is French. I also speak Ger-
man and Italian, and understand
As the Medispa develops, Mrs
McIntyre is keen to use her ex-
pertise and experience to add to
the services available including
beauty and spa therapies, make-
up artistry, traditional Chinese
medicine modalities such as cup-
ping, and moxibustion, ayurvedic
therapies, oncology massage and
“ We will be here to help you
achieve optimum health and our
holistic programmes help you
make the changes and improve-
ment you need to live your dream
life,” she commented.
A testing year
The Caritas Medispa has been
12 months in the making, and
Mrs McIntyre has experienced a
testing year of setbacks related to
obstacles she had to fight to over-
A couple of month’s back she
said: “I ’ve spent too much money,
time, blood, sweat and tears to
give up without a fight.”
She has sold her Melbourne
home to live here, and has en-
dured her own health battles.
Opening day has finally arrived
due to the support of her friends
“ Through this testing process,
I have found my inner strength,”
“A few friends have kept me go-
ing every time I wanted to give
“ I didn’t want just another beau-
ty business. In my work since be-
ing appointed expat Spa Director
in Mauritius in 2004, I discovered
the benefits of eastern medicine.
It has since become a passion as
I continue to acquire more skills.
“ I have since seen the numerous
benefits of combining eastern and
“ In order to offer my clients and
patients, the best chances for op-
timal health and healing, I needed
this clinic to include medical doc-
tors so we could work as a team. ”
Caritas Medispa is now open for
appointments which can be made
by telephoning 5956 6527.
Or pop in and say hi to Nurse
Leesa or Sheila on the front desk.
Newhaven medical centre
finally opens its doors!
After overcoming many obstacles placed in its way, Caritas MediSpa has fi-
nally opened its doors. The medical clinic located at 41 Phillip Island Road in
Newhaven will initially operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30am -
6.30pm, and alternate Saturdays from 1.30 pm - 6.30pm. Pictured are Practice
Manager and Therapist Sheila McIntyre (right) with Dr Evette Markos.
Nurse Leesa Averay (left) and Practice Manager Sheila McIntyre are pictured
in the new clinic’s reception last week.
Pathology provider Melinda Harrap (left), Director Shelia McIntyre, Dr Katrina White and her son Adian
are pictured at the front of the new Caritas MediSpa clinic, which has opened at Newhaven. Dr White was
trained in Canada, and will run the skin clinic from the Newhaven site every four to six weeks as demand
increases. She has a special interest in the diagnosis and removal of skin cancers.
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