The Practice

Our History

In 1960, Dr Alex Mitchell began a medical practice in the front room of his house in Oakhill Avenue, Reservoir. As the practice grew he built an addition on the back of his house and Reservoir Medical Group was born. He also opened a satellite surgery on Plenty Road, Bundoora.

Dr Mitchell was joined in 1962 by Dr Robert Rogers and in 1965 by Dr Anthony Hyde. Dr Hyde retired in 1995, followed by Dr Mitchell in 1999 and Dr Rogers in 2017. Dr Robert Howsam joined the practice in 1982 and retired in December 2019. Dr Lindsey Hyde joined the practice in 1986 and remains with us as the sole partner.

In 1996 Reservoir Medical opened a third site on the corner of Plenty and Gremel Roads. At this time the practice introduced the onsite ancillary services of pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry and, later, pathology. The Bundoora surgery closed in 1997.

In 2015 Reservoir Medical Group relocated to the Summerhill Shopping Centre, inside Pharmacy 4 Less and both the Oakhill and the Plenty Road surgeries were closed.  In May 2021, Pharmacy 4 Less and our practice moved to new facilities on the opposite side of the shopping centre

Who We Are

Reservoir Medical Group is a GPA accredited practice. Our practice undergoes 3 yearly voluntary extensive detailed accreditation to ensure we maintain our level of excellence.

As at May 2021, the practice has six doctors, two GP registrars, a practice manager, an administrator, four general nurses, a diabetes educator, a mental health social worker and five reception staff.

Allied Health consists of Life Active Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Psychology and Melbourne Pathology. Australian Hearing visits quarterly. We are located next to Pharmacy for Less.

There is a choice of imaging facilities nearby.

Our Ethos

Reservoir Medical Group is committed to total family and community care.

We believe in the ongoing education of our staff, our patients and  future doctors and nurses. From time to time you may be asked if medical or nursing students can sit in for your consultation. You are more than welcome to decline and this will not affect your consultation.

The practice is an accredited Registrar Training practice.

We are committed to the strict confidentiality of all consultations and medical records.

The Practice is actively involved in preventative health screening and chronic disease management.

The goal of the doctors and staff of Reservoir Medical Group is to provide:

* The best medical care for patients, incorporating best practice principles, up to date knowledge and technological advances;

* The best service for patients through awareness of each individual’s health and social requirements, respect for the patients as people and confidentiality for any information gained;

* The best working conditions for doctors and staff through mutual respect and awareness of personal and social requirements.

Our doctors are vocationally trained. Most are Fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.