About us

 

We provide the highest quality care for our patients.

We service all areas of podiatry including acute/hospital, rehabilitation and community health, dealing with some of the most vulnerable and high-risk patients in our community.

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Kathleen O’Brien

Director / Registered Podiatrist

Member of the Australian Podiatry Association. 
Registered – AHPRA

Kathleen founded Bayview Podiatry five years ago.  She graduated from La Trobe University in 2010 and has a breadth of experience ranging from day-to-day treatments through to high-risk foot management and wound care.  Kathleen has a background in swimming and running and understands the importance of reducing pain to optimise performance. 

Prior to transitioning into private practice, Kathleen worked in community health and hospitals across Geelong, Melbourne and Warrnambool.  Kathleen will work with you to formulate a personalised treatment plan.

Specialist areas include:

  • Sports and general biomechanics
  • Wound prevention and management
  • Limb salvage
  • Treatment, prevention and education of dermatological anomalies
  • Nails surgery
  • Paediatrics

Karmen Krasic

Director / Registered Podiatrist

Member of the Australian Podiatry Association.
Registered – AHPRA

Karmen co-founded Bayview Podiatry Group with Kathleen to ensure quality podiatry services were available to the local community. She graduated from La Trobe University in 1996 and has worked across the Geelong region in a variety of podiatry roles. These positions have included the private sector, acute care at University Hospital, sub-acute at the McKellar Centre, various aged care facilities and community health centres. Karmen is respected within the podiatry community for her experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating foot conditions.

Karmen is actively involved in the soccer community and has insight, knowledge and understanding of sporting injuries equipping her to assist clients regarding prevention and treatment options. She likes to spend time with family and friends and explore the great outdoors. Karmen speaks fluent Croatian.

Specialist areas include:

  • Treatment, prevention and education of dermatological anomalies
  • Wound prevention and management
  • Limb salvage
  • Paediatrics
  • Nail surgery
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Alana Mitrov

Podiatrist

Member of the Australian Podiatry Association.
Registered – AHPRA

Alana completed a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Podiatric Practice at La Trobe University. She has worked across Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula experiencing all aspects of podiatry along the way. Alana’s special areas of interest include diabetes management and the prevention of foot related complications.

Combining Alana’s nurturing nature with her dedication to each individual, creates a solid foundation to helping her patients achieve their best outcomes.

Specialist areas include:

  • Diabetic foot health
  • Skin and nail pathologies
  • Biomechanics
  • Wound care

Thomas Williams

Podiatrist

Member of the Australian Podiatry Association. 
Registered – AHPRA

Tom completed a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Podiatric Practice in 2017. Prior to moving to Geelong to be closer to his family, Tom worked in the Gippsland region. He has worked within the public, community health and private sectors, gaining experience treating foot pathologies from the youth to the elderly and everyone in between.

Tom’s friendly nature, combined with his motivation to achieve the best outcomes for his clients, has made him a welcome addition to the Bayview Podiatry team.

Specialist areas include:

  • Diabetic foot care
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Skin and nail disorders
  • Paediatrics
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Ready to Make a Change?

We look forward to the opportunity of helping you put your best feet forward and getting you back to doing what you love, pain free.