Allied Health

At Southgate Medical, we understand the importance of Allied Health is critical for ensuring the best patient care and therefore we are pleased to offer dietician, nutrition and counselling services here at our clinic:

Vicki Ma – Dietitian/Nutritionist

Vicki is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Sports Nutritionist graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is the Founding Director of Eat for Wellness, a private practice based in Melbourne.

Vicki has over 9 years’ experience in nutrition and has a special interest in weight loss management and have helped many individuals achieve their health and well-being goals. Vicki’s other areas of expertise include diabetes management, gut health, IBS management (Monash University Low FODMAP certified) and Pre/Postnatal Nutrition.

Her interest in food developed at a young age. With a father as a chef, Vicki spent majority of her time in the kitchen. She loves cooking, experimenting with new foods, developing recipes and motivating others to eat well and stay well.

Vicki believes that healthy eating is not about dieting or depriving yourself of your favourite foods – it is more about eating everything in moderation.

Dr Damon Ashworth | Psychology Melbourne

Damon graduated from Monash University in 2014 with a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology.

He has worked in both hospital and clinical settings as a Clinical Psychologist, and most recently, Damon spent 20 months assisting the Vanuatu Government’s Ministry of Health as a Mental Health Specialist under the Australian Volunteer Program.

He has a specific interest in helping adults and adolescents with sleep problems, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, addiction, fatigue and stress.

Damon is passionate about the field of psychology, and applies the latest research findings to help individuals meet their psychological and emotional needs.