Dr Suresh Khirwadkar

Lifestyle Medicine | Weight Loss | Skin Cancer | General Practice | Concierge Medicine | Psychology

Benefits of GP Mental Health Care

Why book with Dr Suresh?

Specialist Care

Specialist Care

Dr Suresh holds FRACGP and MRCGP and has over 12 years experience as a doctor dealing with mental health issues. He has extra advanced training in diagnosing and treating mental health

Long Appointment

Long Appointments

Up to 1 hour long or as long as you need to just talk. 6 minutes is never ever going to be enough to have even an introduction to your doctor, nevermind a full mental health consultation

Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine

Almost always there's crossover with metabolic problems or weight issues. Dr Suresh understands the physical issues that can affect your mental health


Hollistic Care

True whole-person care in a patient-centered approach. Treating the whole you, not just rushing to prescribe medications or sleeping tablets

Weight Loss


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) as well as other proven diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for helping patients

Value for money


Dr Suresh believes in delivering value to his patients, especially those with mental health concerns. Typically half the price or less of a psychiatrist, with far less wait time



Phone, Video call, Email, SMS. Telehealth is available for whatever you need for your mental health. Medicare 12 month rule is waived for Mental Health issues

Out of hours help

Out of Hours Mental Health

Concierge patients can access unlimited mental health support through Dr Suresh. Alternatively extra paid appointments are available for all patients, including out of hours

GP Focussed Psychology Strategies (GP-FPS)

Dr Suresh Khirwadkar has advanced training in diagnosing and treating patients with mental health issues, as well as over 12 years experience as a doctor. He has studied extra training in GP-FPS and is accredited by Medicare to provide extra mental health support for patients, with counselling and psychotherapy. This means that Dr Suresh can see you with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) and you may not need to wait months or years to see a psychologist or a psychiatrist.

GP-FPS sessions are usually 1 hour long (some patients choose 45 minutes though) and are usually weekly or 2 weekly for the best outcomes. Typically 10-20 sessions will be required to help the patient, but sometimes as few as 1-2 sessions are all that is needed. Dr Suresh will make it clear to you how many sessions he thinks you may need so you can plan accordingly, and he regularly reviews the plan with you every 5 sessions to make sure you are getting the most out of it.

Dr Suresh employs a number of methods to help his patients, including CBT, IPT and Motivational interviewing. Sometimes, just plain and simple talking therapy is what is called for, or sometimes just a good cry. It's amazing how much release some patients can experience when they are just giving the time and support to let it all out, and sometimes that's all they need.

Dr Suresh believes in prescriptions only when required. Whilst he is happy to prescribe medications for mental health issues, many issues can be resolved with some time and talking therpaies or lifestyle interventions, rather than simply reaching for medications. He will never just simply start a tablet then never review you! Close follow up ensures you are benefitting and if you aren't he will change or stop the medications. He also regularly reviews his patients to see if they can stop the medications, or at least reduce them.

Mental Health

Well over 90% of the consultations that Dr Suresh does have a mental health component. It is incredibly common, we just don't talk about it. Dr Suresh can help you with your stress maangement, anxiety and depression, or simply if you just want to 'top up' your mental health and stop any issues before they even start

Lifestyle Medicine

Different to conventional medicine, Lifestyle Medicine aims to prevent and treat chronic illness and illhealth without the need for medications! By focussing on lifestyle interventions and proper nutrition, diet, physical activity, sleep and mental health Dr Suresh may just be able to help you with your mental health issues

Unhappy with your weight?

Please see Dr Suresh for simple, sustainable, proven weight loss techniques, with or without medications. Dr Suresh employs an empathetic approach to weight loss, particularly in patients with Body Dysmorphia or current or previous history of Eating Disorders. It can be very challenging, but with the right care, you can lose weight safely


Dr Suresh has further training in Mental Health, Counselling and Psychology and offers his patients GP-Focussed Psychological Strategies GP-FPS) - Mostly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. Ties in very well with his lifestyle medicine and weight loss service


Sometimes medications are appropriate. Dr Suresh tries to treat without them where possible, but when required he is happy to prescribe them. He won't just prescribe them and never see you though! Active follow up to ensure they are working and helping you, or changing or stopping them

Corporate Health

Please speak to Dr Suresh to discuss Wellness screening and treatment programs for businesses, including corporate skin check programs, mental health and lifestyle medicine. Ensure your employees are getting the best possible lifestyle to reduce their illness and time off sick with physical or mental health illness.

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Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and can vary. Please speak to your Doctor about the most appropriate treatment for your medical conditions