Dr Achala Manchanda
MBChB FRACGP Dip Child Health
Achala is a kind-hearted, caring, and sympathetic GP who loves all aspects of general practice. Her special interests include:
- Women’s health
- Pregnancy care and shared care
- Mental health
- Kid’s health
- Sexual health
- Chronic and complex health
Achala graduated from New Zealand’s University of Otago in 2011 and has been practising in Melbourne since 2016. She gained a wealth of experience working in hospitals across NZ, yet it’s the human side of medicine she enjoys most about being a GP.
Achala absolutely loves seeing kids, so much so she’s gained additional qualifications with a Diploma in Child Health, awarded with distinction.
She offers patients pregnancy shared care, as well as insertion/removal of Implanon contraceptive devices. Achala is also a certified provider of medical pregnancy terminations.
Passionate about mental health, Achala works part-time as a GP in a specialist mental health service. In this role, she’s admired for her empathy and understanding.
Achala also performs skin checks and has a Certificate in Dermoscopy from the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
She keeps busy outside of work playing the piano, staying fit, and gardening. Importantly, Achala is on a serious mission to find Melbourne’s best gelato – results pending.
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