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The doctors at Fountain Gate Medical Centre work with a dedicated team of allied health professionals, practice nurses and receptionists to improve all aspects of your health


Dr Jacob Dessauer MBBS

Dr. Dessauer graduated from Melbourne University in 1982 and started working at Fountain Gate Medical Centre in 1987. He has interests in child & adolescent health, doctors’ health and medical education. He has been an accredited supervisor of GP trainees since 1996.

Consulting at Fountain Gate Medical Centre on Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri Consulting at Southern Cross Medical Centre some Sundays

Dr Melissa Wong MBBS (Hons) FRACGP

Dr. Wong graduated from Monash University in 2013 and undertook her internship and further training at Monash Health, spending several years working in the Emergency Department. She is passionate about women’s heath and GP trainee education, working as the Head of Content at GP Academy (a GP education provider for GP trainees) on her days off.

Consulting at Fountain Gate Medical Centre on Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri (Some Saturdays)

Dr Michael Long MBBS

Dr. Long graduated from Melbourne University in 1984 and has been a doctor with the Southern Cross Medical Group since 1989. He has undertaken further training in travel medicine and adds this to his broad range of interests in general practice. 

Dr. Long has been providing travel medicine services and advice to patients since 2005 and is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and the Travel Medicine Alliance of Australia which enables him to provide additional travel-related services including all the latest information on infectious diseases worldwide and we stock travel related products at the Clinic for the convenience of all travellers. 

Consulting at Fountain Gate Medical Centre on Mon, Tue, Thu (some Saturdays) 

Dr Karen Head MBBS (Hons), FRACGP

Dr. Head graduated from Monash University and obtained her fellowship in General Practice in 2007 and has been working at Fountain Gate Medical Centre since 2006 as a registrar. 

Dr. Head enjoys all aspects of General Practice, particularly women’s health and mental health.

Consulting at Fountain Gate Medical Centre on Tue, Wed

Dr David Ng MBBS (Hons)

David graduated from Monash University in 2016 and has a breadth of hospital experience, completing rotations in aged care, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology. He enjoys treating patients of all ages and backgrounds.

Outside of work he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and camping, and is also involved in his local church.

Consulting at Fountain Gate Medical Centre on Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri (Rostered Saturdays)

Dr Serena Menezes MBBS (Hons)

Serena completed her medical degree at Monash University in 2017. Since graduating, she has worked across various hospitals including Monash Health, Austin Health, Northern Health and also regionally at Bendigo Health, gaining experience in a range of specialties including medicine, paediatrics, geriatrics and emergency.

Whilst Serena enjoys all aspects of medicine, she has a particular interest in paediatrics, chronic disease management and preventative health.

Outside of medicine, she enjoys cooking, tending to her veggie patch and long walks with her dog.

Consulting at Fountain Gate Medical Centre on Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri (Rostered Saturdays) 


Mrs Ana Paula Schaper BA(Hons), BSW, GradDipArts (Family Therapy), MSocPol, MAASW

Ana Paula is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 25 years’ of experience working in a wide range of clinical settings including adult and aged mental health services, schools, child, youth and family health and disability services. 

Ana Paula has specialist training in family therapy and mental health. She takes referrals for depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, suicidal ideation, psychotic illness, life crises, relationship and family issues, trauma, grief and loss. Ana Paula works to help individuals resolve their presenting mental health issues and reduce the impact these have on their quality of life and their relationships.

To book an appointment please call her directly on 0417 792 443. Ana is an eligible provider for mental health care plans, if you wish to see Ana under a mental health care plan, please book a double appointment with one of our GPs to organise a plan.

Consulting: Tuesdays (Thursdays at our sister clinic at Southern Cross Medical Centre)


Nicole, Jess and Angela are our dedicated practice nurses at Fountain Gate Medical Centre, they have extensive family practice nursing experience. Our nurses work alongside our doctors to provide wound care, immunisations, iron infusions, implanon insertions and health assessments.