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Clinical Staff

Dr Deepak Dhokia

FRACGP MRCGP(UK) DRCOG DFFP MBBS(Lon) BSc

DRCOG (UK)– Diploma Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Shared Antenatal Care Provider

Skin Cancer University of Queensland Training 
CBT Provider 

Dr Deepak was born in London and trained at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine in Central London, graduating in 2005.

Since then he has worked across a broad range of specialities in London, priming him for a career in General Practice (Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, General Medicine and Psychiatry).

He has placed a great emphasis on postgraduate education during his career ­ completing his formal Royal College exams, as well as post­graduate diplomas prior to moving to Australia.

He is a firm believer in a holistic approach to patient care. He is an accredited provider of Shared Antenatal care ­with a recognised diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and has a keen interest in Mental Health and Wellbeing.

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Dr Nuwan Athauda

FRACGP MRCGP(UK) DRCOG DPD MBBS (UK) BSc

DRCOG (UK)– Diploma Obstetrics and Gynaecology

DPD = Diploma in Practical Dermatology

Dr Nuwan was born and educated in London and completed his medical training at University College London (UCL). After graduating in 2002, he has gained extensive knowledge and experience in emergency medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology, general medicine and public health. Dr Nuwan completed his general practice training in 2006 attaining his MRCGP post graduate qualification as well as diplomas in obstetrics and gynaecology and dermatology.

After working as a GP in the UK Dr Nuwan emigrated to Australia in 2010 where he gained the fellowship to The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Nuwan has a keen interest in paediatrics and family medicine.

Having young children of his own has provided him with a greater insight to paediatric care. He believes that continuity of care is the key to better health and wellbeing. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his young family and is a keen golfer.

 

Dr Michelle Lee

MBBS (Hons) FRACGP CSCT (Women’s Health)

Dr. Michelle Lee was born and educated in Melbourne, graduating from Monash University in 1997 with honours.

 

She completed her residency at Peninsula Health,  gaining broad experience in Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics  and Gynaecology, Aged Care and Psychiatry, before embarking on her  chosen career in General Practice.

 

Michelle completed her RACGP qualifications in 2002  and is a former examiner for the College of General Practitioners. She  has been a part of Ashburton Family Practice since it’s first year and  is a well established family doctor, with nearly twenty years practicing in Ashburton and surrounding suburbs.

 

Michelle aims to provide quality, holistic medical  care across a patient’s lifespan including paediatrics, aged care,  mental health, women’s and men’s health. She welcomes all existing  patients and looks forward to establishing new patient relationships.

 

She is married with two teenagers and a rescue Ragdoll cat.

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Dr Erroleen Fung

Dr Erroleen Fung

MBBS (Hons) FRACGP

Dr Erroleen Fung was born and educated in Melbourne, graduating from Monash University in 1997 with honours. Her internship and residency were completed at Box Hill Hospital and the Angliss Hospital where she gained experience in emergency medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, orthopaedics, Urology and Psychiatry, before embarking on her chosen career in general practice. Dr Erroleen completed her RACGP qualifications in 2002.

With more than 15 years experience as a GP she has previously been well established in Melbourne CBD. She welcomes her existing patients and looks forward to developing new patient relationships.

Dr Erroleen is interested in all aspects of General Practice, aiming to provide a quality, holistic approach across a patient’s life span including women’s health, family planning, paediatrics, mental health and preventive health. During her free time, she enjoys long distance running and swimming.

 

Dr Shaminder Kaur

FRACGP, DRCOG, DGM
DRCOG(UK)  – Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (UK)

Shared Antenatal Care provider

Dr Kaur is a British trained GP and studied at the University of Manchester qualifying as a doctor in 2008. She has experience in all areas of General practice including children’s health, women’s health, chronic disease management, mental health and worked extensively in elderly care medicine leading to her obtaining a diploma in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Geriatric Medicine.

Dr Kaur aims to achieve an excellent standard of patient care, she always involves patients in their management plans.

Dr Kaur enjoys building strong and lasting relationships with her patients and their families. At home she enjoys cooking, keeping fit and travelling.

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Dr Chathuri Siriwardene

FRACGP MBBS

Dr Chathuri completed her medical degree at Monash University graduating with honours in 2014. She has been working in General Practice since 2017. She has also completed the Sydney Child Health program through the University of Sydney gaining further knowledge in paediatric medicine.

She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has special interests in children’s health, women’s health and can also perform Implanon insertions and removals.  She is passionate about preventive health and health education ensuring that patients are well informed  about their health care needs.

In her spare time she enjoys baking, running and travelling.

Dr Bahram Naghibzadeh

MBBS BSc (Hons) DCH FRACGP 

Dr Bahram Naghibzadeh has been a GP for more than 10 years. He graduated from Iran in 2010 after writing his thesis on genetics of diabetes. After working as a Family Physician in both regional and urban areas of Iran, he migrated to Australia in 2015. He has been practicing as a General Practitioner in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne since 2016. As well as an AMC Certificate and Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), Bahram has a Certificate of Practical Dermoscopy from the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) and a Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health from Family Planning Victoria (FPV).

He is also trained in Focused Psychological Strategies which is based on evidence-based psychological therapies. Bahram enjoys all aspects of general practice, adopting a patient-centered approach to health care, with special interests in preventive health care and health promotion with active patient involvement.

 

Bahram spends his spare time gardening, playing tennis and enjoys photography.

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Dr Allen Macbell

 MD, FRACGP

Dr Allen Macbell has been a GP for more than 12 years.  He has been practicing as a General Practitioner in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne since 2015. 

 

As well as an AMC Certificate and a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), Allen has a Certificate from American academy of Aesthetic Medicine. 

He is also trained in treatment of musculoskeletal problems. 

 

Allen enjoys all aspects of general practice, particularly interested in preventative health strategies to keep his patients fit and well.

During his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, going for walks, and visiting wineries on the weekend.

Allen  will be joining our team in August

Dr Natalie Niap

FRACGP, MBBS/BSci 

Dr Natalie grew up in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015. She worked in hospitals in both Brisbane and Melbourne where she gained experience in emergency medicine, paediatrics, mental health, obstetrics, gynaecology, general surgery and general medicine before embarking on her chosen career in general practice. Dr Natalie completed her general practice training in Victoria. 

 

Dr Natalie looks forward to developing strong and lasting relationships with patients. She always involves her patients in their management plans. Her interests include geriatric medicine, preventative health, and chronic disease management. 

 

She is an advocate for lifestyle medicine - keeping well physically through diet and exercise, mentally and socially. In her free time, she enjoys keeping active through sports, travelling and reading novels.

Natalie will be joining our team in August 

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Nurse & Admin

Fran and Sam

Practice Nurses

Fran and Sam have worked across a wide range of specialties, and have extensive family practice nursing experience.  They provide immunisations as well as general nursing for all chronic conditions, and believe strongly in quality of care. Fran speaks fluent Mandarin.

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Mimma Schiavello

Practice Manager

Mimma is our practice manager and has been in the medical field for over 15 years and is dedicated to providing a family friendly approach to our patients. She can speak fluent Italian, and is very passionate about coffee!