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Foot Pain Experts Melbourne

Podiatry Group Melbourne is a close-knit team of friendly, knowledgeable and highly skilled Podiatrists. Our focus is on you the patient, your lifestyle and your health. We pride ourselves on providing expert care for your entire family, young and old.

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Meet the team


Dr. Omar Baarini

(FACPS) Specialist Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr Baarini received his fellowship through the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons and has spent extensive periods training abroard in the United Kingdom, and the United States. Dr Baarini is known for his charity surgical work in third world countires.


Arthur Garoufalis

B. Pod (Hons), B. Orthop.

Arthur established Podiatry Group Melbourne in 2006 with Dr Baarini. He believes healthly feet play a vital role in a active and happy life and has dedicated his clinics to offering patients the best quality care, advice and treatment.


Anne Thorn (Carter)


Anne graduated from Bachelor of Podiatry at La Trobe university in 2005 and is a Director at Podiatry Group Melbourne. Anne is highly experienced in all areas of general podiatry with a keen interest in paediatric foot care, diabetes and high risk feet. Anne is trained in dry needling for soft tissue pathologies.


Laz Vogdanis


Laz completed his Bachelor of Podiatry degree in 2010. Laz is experienced in treating various foot and ankle diseases and has a keen interest in the management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Laz is trained in dry needling and prolotherapy.


Mike Zeydan

B.Hsc & M.Pod.Prac

Mike graduated from his Masters of Podiatric Practice and Bachelors of Health science in 2015. Mike is experienced in all areas of general podiatry with a keen interest in paediatric foot care, sports podiatry and diabetes foot related education and assessment.


Alex Schmidt

B.Hsc & M.Pod.Prac. APodA Member

Alex graduated from La Trobe University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Health sciences and Masters in Podiatric Practice. Alex is experienced in all areas of general podiatry with special interest in diabetic foot assessment and treatment and wound management for high risk feet.


Jessica Lucas

B Pod, APodA Member

Jessica completed her Bachelor of Podiatry degree at LaTrobe University, graduating in 2010. Jess enjoys all aspects of podiatry including general foot and nail care, nail surgeries, biomechanical and diabetic foot assessments. Jess is trained in trigger point dry needling for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.