My Staff

Dr. Grant Saffer’s practice is supported by a group of highly experienced Midwives: Jan Watt, Melanie Dunlop and Jannine Mashiter. Their extensive midwifery and admin skills offer invaluable support throughout your pregnancy. They also provide helpful advice on general women’s health issues, across all age groups.

Our staff members are committed to the highest standards of professionalism, care and best practice values. Whether you are calling with a query or coming in for an appointment, you will always be greeted with warmth, compassion and understanding. They share a genuine enthusiasm in listening to your concerns, answering your questions and responding promptly to your healthcare requirements. They are available to talk to you for as long as you need and no question is considered unimportant.

Outside office hours, all patients have access to an immediate-response paging service that is operational 24/7.

If you wish for more detailed information or you have any questions about any of the services outlined above, please do not hesitate to call 9419 9989. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jan West

Jan has been working in our practice for over seven years now and has seen a veritable parade of babies make their Melbourne debut! Jan comes from a medical/admin background and has advanced knowledge of midwifery and women’s health issues. Jan completed her Midwifery degree at the ACU in 2004. Combining these skills and the wisdom that comes with raising three stunning daughters, Jan is definitely the lady to turn to if you have an initial medical concern you’re not sure about.

Jannine Mashiter

Jannine brings over 40 years of nursing experience to this role. She began her nursing career at the Royal Children’s Hospital then trained as a midwife, working at the Mercy Hospital for Women in East Melbourne. After overseas travel, Jannine took up the position of Nurse Unit Manager within the Postnatal Department at St Vincent’s Private Hospital. She also worked in Private Rooms for some years before joining our practice in April of 2012. Jannine is a passionate Melbourne AFL supporter and adores horseracing.

Melanie Dunlop

Melanie is a popular and well-known Midwife both in Dr Saffer’s private practice and at the Epworth-Freemasons Labour Ward. Chances are, she has delivered some of your babies! She has been practising Midwifery since 1995 and has worked for Dr Saffer since 2009. Melanie balances Midwifery with raising her three sweet children: Lucy aged 16, Will aged 14 and Alice aged 10.