Tristen is the practice midwife, where she also works for Dr Vicki Woodward. Tristen has a double degree in Nursing and Applied Science (Health Promotion) and has further completed her Postgraduate studies in Midwifery. With over 13 years of nursing and midwifery hands on experience Tristen is a vital member of the practice.
Tristen performs both first and third trimester ultrasounds and has done further study in both of these areas. She performs CTG monitoring (heart beat monitoring of the baby) in the rooms and can also administer vaccines as required. Most importantly, Tristen will see you at key critical times throughout your pregnancy to educate you on what to expect and guide you through preparing for birth and parenthood.
Following the birth of your baby, Tristen is available to answer questions and give helpful advice for your first 6 weeks at home.
Nicole is the Practice Manager. Nicole has over nine years of experience in the medical industry, spanning gastrointestinal practice, general practice and obstetrics; along with a traineeship in Business, with medical terminology.
In her role as Practice Manager, Nicole is your first point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have regarding your pregnancy. She can organise anything and everything for you. She is only a phone call away and is the conduit for so many of the essential aspects of your care.
Dr Vicki Woodward
Vicki is based at Frances Perry House in separate rooms (Suite A). She delivers both low and high risk pregnancies. Vicki also works at The Royal Women’s Hospital where she is further specialising in ultrasound and is the Coordinator of the specialist obstetrics and gynaecology training program.
Vicki is passionate about holistic and patient centred care. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her three kids and husband, running, cooking and eating.
Professor Mark Umstad
Mark has been in private practice since 1993. He has a strong interest in high-risk obstetrics, particularly multiple pregnancies, pregnancy loss, premature delivery and recurrent miscarriage.
Mark is the Director of Maternity Services at Royal Women’s Hospital. He is also a Clinical Professor at the University of Melbourne and the National Patron of the Australian Multiple Birth Association. Mark is also based at Frances Perry House, where his rooms are co-located with Scott.
Mark was honoured to receive an Order of Australia (AM) in 2018 for significant service to medicine in the field of obstetrics, particularly complex pregnancies, as a clinician, consultant and academic.
Dr Scott Shemer
Scott is also based at Frances Perry House and the Royal Women’s Hospital. He shares rooms with Mark.
He has a particular interest in high-risk obstetrics, with areas of specialty including multiple pregnancy, maternal medical conditions in pregnancy, cervical insufficiency, preterm birth and complex operative obstetrics.
Scott endeavours to provide evidence-based guidance that ultimately allows his patients to make informed choices throughout the entire pregnancy and birth.