Our practice

Avonlea Clinic is a specialist group practice providing obstetric and gynaecological services for women in the wider Geelong region.

Our team of highly skilled and experienced specialists include Dr Marilla Druitt, Dr Anne Hotchin and Dr Tony Ma, who together work across three public and private hospitals in Geelong to provide the best of care. Together with our wonderful reception support staff we offer friendly and informative care for pregnancies and womenโ€™s health problems.

Our specialists are highly skilled in management of high risk pregnancy care, pregnancy planning, colposcopy of abnormal cervical screening, prolapse, advanced laparoscopic surgery for fibroids, endometriosis, abdominal and vaginal surgery. We book pregnant women at St John of God Hospital Geelong and perform gynaecology surgery at SJOG Geelong and Epworth Geelong.

Pregnant women are now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists

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Local support group Talking Endo

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Shoutout to the people who have invisible symptoms and are able to function when in extreme pain. ๐Ÿฅฐ
#walktheworld4endo #endowarrior #1in9 #friendowarrior #endohelp #endo #endometriosis #pelvicpain #adenomyosis #pcos #chronicpain #ivf
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Shoutout to the people who have invisible symptoms and are able to function when in extreme pain. ๐Ÿฅฐ
#walktheworld4endo #endowarrior #1in9 #friendowarrior #endohelp #endo #endometriosis #pelvicpain #adenomyosis #pcos #chronicpain #ivf

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year! We canโ€™t wait to continue to grow and learn with you all! May your festive season and summer break be pain free!

We SEE you. We HEAR you. We will always BELIEVE you.
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We look forward to seeing you in the New Year! We canโ€™t wait to continue to grow and learn with you all! May your festive season and summer break be pain free!

We SEE you. We HEAR you. We will always BELIEVE you.

An Endo and Pelvic pain centre was one of the Actions in the Endometriosis Action Plan! Victoria is on board. Please sign and help Fiona Patten get the feds on board as well! This interdisciplinary centre will change lives ๐Ÿ’› ... See MoreSee Less

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This feels more important than ever this festive season ๐Ÿ’›

#Endowarriors Please, please sign this petition! The VIC gov is supporting an Endo centre and we need to ask the federal government to also support it! Please sign and share and help to change the lives on many with pelvic pain!Endometriosis, or โ€˜Endoโ€™, is a chronic condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found in places outside of the uterus.

Areas of endo are called lesions, associated with pelvic pain and scarring.

Sufferers can find the pain so debilitating it can be impossible to get out of bed. Sex, going to the toilet, and falling pregnant can all be so much harder with endo.

It can take 6-8 years to get a diagnosis. But that is only half the battle. The waiting period for surgery is years long because Victoria doesnโ€™t have enough trained surgeons.

Back in April, I asked the Victorian Health Department about wait times and the number of surgeons. 7 months later, we still do not have answers.

But, surgeons are only one part of managing endo pain!

Ideally, a holistic model of person-entered care would include gynaecologists, physiotherapists, sexologists, and psychologists.

I am advocating for an Endo and Pelvic Pain Centre, which would be a one-stop-shop for endo and other pelvic pain diseases.

It would train up world-class surgeons, provide interdisciplinary & holistic care, and conduct research into all pelvic pain.

It would require funding from both federal and state governments.

We have Victoria on board, we now just need the federal government to make a commitment!

Sign my petition asking Minister Hunt to help. โœ๏ธ fionapatten.com.au/endo/
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#Endowarriors Please, please sign this petition! The VIC gov is supporting an Endo centre and we need to ask the federal government to also support it! Please sign and share and help to change the lives on many with pelvic pain!

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