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Dr A. Elhassadi
Male
MBBS FRACGP
General Practitioner
CronullaEnglish

Background: Dr Elhassadi graduated in 1982 and obtained his fellowship status in 1995.

Clinical/Special Interests: He has always had an interest in all aspects of general practice and enjoys emergency medicine.

Personal Interests: He enjoys his spare time with his family and doing beach activities.

Dr Amanda Wijeratne
Female
FRACGP, DCH, MBBS, BSc (Adv)
General Practitioner
St LeonardsEnglish
  • General Health and wellbeing
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Women’s health including Antenatal Care (Registered for Antenatal Shared Care at RNSH and Hornsby Hospitals) & Implanon insertion and removal
  • Sexual Health
  • Skin Cancer checks and procedures
  • Chronic disease management
Dr Arcot Kumar
Male
MBBS FRACGP
General Practitioner
George StreetEnglish, Tamil

Background: Dr Kumar graduated in 1971. He worked as family medical practitioner in his own medical centre, establish in country NSW for 43 years. He was attached to a public hospital as a procedural medical practitioner. He looks after several aged care patient nursing homes, run by salvation army. He holds a paediatric diploma from Sydney University.

Clinical/Special Interests: Hi has a particular interest in cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, paediatric and palliative care. He has an extensive exposure to skin disorders and in particular skin cancer diagnosis and surgical treatment.

Dr Ayesha Aslam
Female
MBBS, FRACGP
General Practitioner
BankstownEnglish, Urdu

General Health and Wellbeing, Sexual Health, Preventative Health

Dr Azab Taoum
Female
MBBS FRACGP
General Practitioner
BankstownEnglish, Arabic
Dr Baharan (Beth) Majidi
Female
M.D
General Practitioner
KiamaEnglish, Farsi

Background: Dr Baharan (Beth) Majidi received her M.D in Iran in 2011 and started to practice as a GP. She moved to Australia in 2014 and started working in MedClinic Kiama in 2015. She enjoys general practice because of the patient interaction in the variety of medical fields and help them with their health concerns while establishing a warm doctor-patient relationship.

Clinical/Special Interests: She has a particular interest in mental health, women's health, skin cancer screening and chronic disease management.

Personal Interests: She is interested in pets, adventure, traveling, watching movies, cooking new dishes and doing volunteer work.

Dr Catherine Pratten
Female
MBBS FRACGP
General Practitioner
CronullaEnglish, Russian & Kazakh

Background: Catherine graduated medicine from UNSW in 1984 and went on to complete training with the RACGP Family Medicine Program.

Clinical: She has completed extra training in Drug and Alcohol medicine (2011); Family Planning NSW (Certificate in Reproductive medicine)  ( 2012) and IUD insertions ( 2016) and Aboriginal Health.

Professional roles: She currently works parttime a GP in Sth Cronulla, as a medical officer for Family Planning NSW and as a Judicial Officer for NSW Civil  Administrative Tribunal ( Guardianship Division) 

Personal interests/Life Experience
She spent 20 yrs in the Former Soviet Union ( Kazakhstan) as a christian medical missionary where she ran public health programs, GP education and produced patient education material. She speaks Russian and Kazakh. She loves theatre, playing the guitar and kayaking and spending time with her family.

Dr Don Nguyen
Male
MBBS FRACGP
General Practitioner
BankstownEnglish, Vietnamese
Dr Irina Al-Muderis
Female
DCH, FRACGP
General Practitioner
St LeonardsEnglish, Russian

Womens and Childrens Health, Implanon Insertions and Removals. Occupational Health such as Work Cover

Dr Jeff McDonald
Male
MBChb MRCGP FRACGP
General Practitioner
George StreetEnglish

Background: Dr McDonald graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010, and completed his General Practice speciality training in the UK before moving to Sydney. He joined MedClinic in 2017.

Clinical/Special Interests: He has a wide range of clinical experience, including time spent working in oncology, rheumatology and psychiatry. He is trained to administer joint injections and performed minor surgery.

Personal Interests: In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis and going on scuba diving trips when possible.

Dr Jonathan Bala
Male
MBBS
General Practitioner
KiamaEnglish

Background: Dr Jonathan received his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 2005. He completed his Graduate Diploma in Family Medical with the College of Family Physicians Singapore in 2014. He moved over to Australia with his young family in 2015 and started working in MedClinic Kiama in 2016. He enjoys general practice as it allows him to build a relationship with his patients and work together in managing their healthcare needs.

Clinical/Special Interests: He enjoys all aspects of general practice, with a particular interest in chronic disease management and managing musculoskeletal and skin conditions.

Personal Interests: He loves spending time with his family, especially playing soccer with his 2 young sons. He also enjoys going to the gym, watching movies and cooking.

Dr Katherine Saffin
Female
MBBS FRACGP
General Practitioner
Pitt StreetEnglish, Italian, French

Background: Dr Saffin completed her undergraduate training in London and has worked in a variety of roles in Emergency, Children's Emergency, Psychiatry, Obs & Gynae, General Medicine and General Practice in London, Sydney and Paris. She is affiliated with Royal Prince Alfred/Canterbury Hospitals and the Royal Women's Hospital in Randwick to provide antenatal shared care.

Clinical/Special Interests: Dr Saffin has a particular interest in preventative health and adult health assessments including diabetic risk, diet and lifestyle, and weight loss management. She also specialises in psychological health including eating disorders and substance abuse and is an s100 prescriber for HIV medicine. You can consult with her in French or Italian if you need to.

Personal Interests: In her spare time she likes painting, reading, writing and tennis. 

Dr Lawrence Li
Male
MBBS, PHD, FRACGP
General Practitioner
Pitt StreetEnglish, Mandarin, Cantonese

Mens & Womens Health, Childrens Health, Skin and Complex Wound and Surgical Procedures

Dr Linda Moore
Female
MBBS FRACGP
General Practitioner
KiamaEnglish

Background: Dr Moore attained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2015. She graduated from Sydney University in 2009 and completed internship and residency at the St George Hospital in Kogarah. Her general practice training was completed in the South West and Inner West of Sydney.

Clinical/Special Interests: Dr Moore enjoys the variety and breadth of general practice. Her interests include women's health, paediatrics, mental health and dermatology. She has recently completed her certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine.

Personal Interests: As a other of two children, she enjoys her family time. She also enjoys the beach, catching up with friends and reading.

Dr Poorna Lingamaneni
Male
MBBS, FRACGP
General Practitioner
PananiaEnglish, Hindi, Telugu

Mens Health, Travel Vaccines & Advice, Chronic Disease Management, Health Assessments, Implanon Insertion and Removals

Dr Rachelle Mai
Female
MBBS
General Practitioner
St LeonardsEnglish, Vietnamese
Dr Rama Krishnan
Male
MBBS, PHD, FRACGP
General Practitioner
PananiaEnglish, Hindi

Mens Health, Travel Vaccines & Advice, Chronic Disease Management, Health Assessments, Implanon Insertion and Removals, Workcover

Dr Suraj Vij
Male
MBBS, FRACS, FICS, MMed
General Practitioner
MedClinic, PananiaEnglish
Dr Susan Megaly
Female
MBBS, FRACGP, MD Peadiatrics, Gynea, Mental Health
General Practitioner
PananiaEnglish, Arabic

Womens Health, Paediatrics, cosmetic and skin cancer treatment, Travel Vaccines & Advice, Chronic Disease Management, Health Assessments, Implanon Insertion and Removals

Dr Uday Gore
Male
MBBS FRACGP DCG DRACOG
General Practitioner
BankstownEnglish, Hindi
Dr Parvani Pinnewala
Female
Bsc Psych. Hons (UK), PhD (Aus.), CPsychol (UK), MAPS (Aus.)
Psychologist
George StreetEnglish, Sinhalese

Parvani is a Registered Psychologist in Australia with with British education and training as a Clinical Psychologist. She has a Chartered Psychologist status in the UK with Divisional membership in Clinical Psychology. She is also a registered Clinical Psychologist in Sri Lanka. Her PhD in Psychology (Macquarie University) examined women's trauma, resilience and recovery processes. She has over 19 years of clinical experience treating mainly adults, adolescents and the elderly.

She works with a range of problems including depression, stress, adjustment issues, anxiety, phobias, generalised anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive and compulsive behaviours and separation anxiety), bereavement and grief, women's issues, self-esteem, issues in confidence and personal development, trauma and recovery, anger management, relational issues (including difficulties in interpersonal, couple or family issues), emotion regulation issues, sexuality and gender identity, personality disorders, pain management and addictions.

Specialising in:

  • Women's Issues
  • Pain Management
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement & Grief
  • Sexuality and Gender Identity
Eddie Karhani
Male
BHlthSc/MPhysio
Physiotherapist
George StreetEnglish

Eddie joined the Body Active Physiotherapy team in 2016. A former Physiotherapy University Cohort Mentor with a Degree in Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters in Physiotherapy, he has a special interest in low back pain and sports injury management. Looking after the Olympic Park Netball Premier and State League Divisions, Eddie works hard to get you pain free. He is the go to physio for any aches or pains resulting from work, everyday activities or sporting injuries. With a specific hands-on approach to your treatment, he works to relieve your pain fast. Eddie's one-on-one professional treatment is individually tailored to meet your needs.

Olga Tanevska
Female
B.A (Psych, Soc) P.G Dip Psych, Adv Dip HR, AMAPS
Psychologist
KiamaEnglish, Macedonian

Olga is genuinely passionate about contributing to her clients quality of life. She is experienced at providing support and treatment for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, trauma, grief and bereavement, work related issues, pain management and adjustment to injury.

Olga's approach is client centred utilising evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness strategies. Olga is also WorkCover accredited and can speak fluent Macedonian. Olga enjoys contributing to people in her personal life and has been involved with various charities over the years.

Page Melanie Thody
Female
MDtcs
Dietitian
BankstownEnglish

Page Melanie Thody holds a Master of Dietetics and a Bachelor of Science Nutrition and is also a naturopathic nutritionist and published author (see flavourphilosophy.com).

Her interest in food and nutrition extends beyond its health benefits and medicinal properties to an understanding of the impact on diet of agriculture and food technologies.

Her own multi-cultural background and widely travelled life experience have given Page a deep appreciation of the cultural influences on diet and recipes. This knowledge has helped to equip Page with the necessary tools to guide patients in their transition to more healthful, life-enhancing food and life style choices.

Page has extensive experience in helping people with diabetes to improve their health status, both as individuals and also in fun, educational, group classes. In today’s time-poor, obesogenic environment, Page’s gift to you includes key strategies for speedy and delicious food-preparation and simple solutions to help you to reach your ideal weight.

Rachel Addison
Female
BA, BSocWk, MSocWk, AMHSW
Mental Health Social Worker
KiamaEnglish, Spanish

Rachel graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of North Carolina. Rachel then completed a Masters of Social Work with both Clinical and Social Action specialisations. Rachel also became a Registered Yoga Instructor following her course at Joschi Yoga Institute in New York City.

She has had the privilege of providing clinical counselling services to people of all ages and various backgrounds in the United States, Chile, and Australia. Rachel speaks Spanish fluently as a second language. Rachel's experience as a social worker includes over 10 years providing mental health therapy as well as circumstantial life stressors and transitions such as relationship issues, grief & loss, trauma, medical diagnoses, family-related stressors, among others.

Rachel's commitment to fostering wellness in others shows through compassionate care, evidenced-based practice and an emphasis n holistic, strengths-based, client centred treatment. She utilises an intervention, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy, narrative therapy and family systems therapy among other modalities.

if you needs are beyond Rachel's scope of practice following assessment, she will endeavour to link you with a referral or resource to better meet your needs.

Kim Do
Female
Registered Nurse
St LeonardsEnglish

Chronic Wound Management, Childrens Health and Wellbeing, Vaccinations and Immunisations, Health Assessments, Spirometry and Care Plans

Mia Colless
Female
BN
Registered Nurse
KiamaEnglish
Miss Nav Brar
Female
Registered Nurse
PenrithEnglish

Chronic Wound Management, Childrens Health and Wellbeing, Vaccinations and Immunisations, Health Assessments, Spirometry and Care Plans

Mrs Katrina Lumsit
Female
Registered Nurse
PananiaEnglish

Chronic Wound Management, Childrens Health and Wellbeing, Vaccinations and Immunisations, Health Assessments, Spirometry and Care Plans

Ms Denita Wright
Female
Registered Nurse
KiamaEnglish

Chronic Wound Management, Childrens Health and Wellbeing, Vaccinations and Advice