Dr John Mackellar has been a GP since 1969 and, like many GPs, has enjoyed a wide spectrum of clinical practice.
His particular interest in children led him to become experienced in all aspects of immunisation (and also to the vaccine needs of travellers) but most importantly to the terrible deprivation and actual harm foisted on children by many parents. Dr Mackellar’s interest in the abuse of children (sexual, physical and mental) is now well known.
There is now much evidence to show that the abuse of children is the most important factor in their early development, affecting some 12-15% of all children. (16% of males and 12% of females have developed mental disorders as a consequence). These children may experience abuse - from their time in the uterus until they are able to defend themselves – and then they die. Frustrated by their similarly affected parents, and teachers without any appropriate training, children will often self-harm, behave badly, learn to take drugs and drop out of school. They are unable to learn, despite a normal IQ, have mental health issues, and become criminals. Their mental health issues are not recognised by doctors, rather they are shunned for their drug use and are left to die early.
Dr Mackellar is optimistic that a new Mother and Family Centre will be established in Shepparton providing appropriate support for new mothers - especially those affected by drugs and representing the future - with the hope that their children will be raised with love and care.
- Member Travel Clinics Australia
- Member International Society of Travel Medicine
- Trustee Goulburn Valley Health Foundation
- Life member Historical Society of Mooroopna
- Life member Private Doctors of Australia
- Travel Medicine
- Poor parenting and the abuse of children
- Drug and alcohol issues
- The surgical management of skin cancers
Test results and other queries
- Dr Mackellar is able to discuss your test results
with you between the following times ONLY:
1.30 – 2.00 pm 5.00 – 5.30 pm.
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.)