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Introducing Melbourne MediBrain Centre

Our private psychiatric state of the art clinic was established in 2002. Since then we have been offering outpatient consultations and day psychiatric hospital programmes covered by private hospital insurance for assessment, diagnosis and management of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, panic disorder, personality disorders,women’s mental health issues throughout the life cycle and other difficulties that people may face during their lifetime.

In 2018, in line with legislation, we introduced treatment with medicinal cannabis in appropriate situations to assist in management of chronic pain, sleep disorders and anxiety disorders including post traumatic stress disorder in conjunction with effective psychological treatment programme.

Dr Natalie Krapivensky also offers medicolegal and forensic consultations and telepsychiatry services.

At Melbourne MediBrain Centre we believe that a comprehensive assessment – including a psychiatric consultation – forms the basis of diagnosis and treatment and, in line with that belief, use a range of investigative and diagnostic assessments prior to initiating treatment which include

  • Reference EEG,
  • Cognitive assessment,
  • Psychological and personality assessments,
  • Blood tests
  • Genetic pharmacology tests

Over the years, we have developed expertise and reputation for treatment of the following disorders:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Memory Loss / Dementia
  • Sleep Problems

Both the setting and the service are highly confidential (we don’t even have a sign!)

The practitioners at Melbourne MediBrain Centre continue to be actively involved in ongoing research, training and academic endeavours and work closely with International Institute of Psychopharmacology in developing ongoing research strategies. We are a fully registered and accredited private hospital, so private health insurance rebates apply.

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Medical Director

Dr. Natalie Krapivensky is a clinical psychiatrist with special interest in:

  • Hormones and the brain
  • Brain assessment
  • Memory Problems
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Pain Management
  • Sleep Disorders
MEDICO-LEGAL PSYCHIATRIST

Dr.Krapivensky is a psychiatrist and an accredited and experienced independent medical examiner and impairment assessor for WorkSafe and TAC providing comprehensive detailed reports to insurers and legal reports with 20 years of experience in clinical, research and academic psychiatry.

Natalie works with insurers, self insurers, comcare and firms on WorkSafe legal panel. She has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Eligibility assessments
  • Bullying and harassment and adjustment disorder
  • Pain, physical injury and psychiatric diagnosis
  • Relationship between injury and mental illness,
  • Discerning non-work related contributing factors
  • Stress and trauma
  • Return to work and work capacity
  • Expert witness opinions

Dr.Krapivensky is a Member of Australian College of Legal Medicine and Medicolegal Society of Victoria

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General Practice Physician

Dr Andrey Brodsky – MD, AMC, FRACGP

Dr Brodsky is an experienced physician with extensive expertise in sleep disorders and preventative health.

Andrey has over 20 years General Practice experience and has been the general physician in the MediSleep Clinic as part of the Sleep Evaluation Program since 2008.

Working closely with our Technical Scientists and Sleep Physicians, Andrey provides the initial diagnostic assessment of sleep problems as the foundation for recommending the most suitable treatment options for our sleep disorder patients.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice and Member of the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine and the North Western Division of General Practice.

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