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Languages: English
Availability: Monday – Thursday

Dr John Knowles is a very experienced and knowledgeable General Practitioner who began his medical career in 1982. He is a graduate of The University of Melbourne, Australia’s oldest Medical School. During his undergraduate training, he took advantage of opportunities which allowed him to work in rural Australia such as in Warrnambool Base hospital, as well as overseas in Papua New Guinea. These exposures gave him great insight into the breadth of medical care while his experience in the prestigious city hospitals helped refine his knowledge of the sub-specialities of medicine. After graduating from university, Dr Knowles worked for many years at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital and Mount Royal Hospital.

After gaining a broad range of experience, he discovered his love for general practice where he enjoys managing patients with a broad spectrum of conditions. Over the years, his passion for family medicine has been fed by the variety and different daily challenges general practice brings. He also finds the provision of long term care for individual and families immensely rewarding.

Dr Knowles is a member of professional organisations such as Australian Medical Association and he is an associate member of the Royal Australasian College of General Practice.

Outside of Medicine, Dr Knowles enjoys gardening, reading, travel and following the Carlton Football Club(an arduous task at present!)