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Dr.Fouad Israel

MBBS

Dr Israel qualified as a Doctor in 1997 in Egypt and worked as a GP for 4 years. After this, obtained a masters degree in paediatrics and neonatology in 2004. After moving to Australia, I started working as a GP in Australia in 2009, completing a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of GPs. Areas of interest include paediatrics, procedures, chronic disease management and helping patients with mental health problems.

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Dr. Shilpa Mane

MBBS, MRCGP (UK), FRACGP (AUS), DRCOG (UK), DCH

Dr Mane is committed to providing a high level of health care to her patients.
She has completed her GP training from the UK. She relocated to Australia in 2009 from the UK.

In addition, she holds a post graduate diploma in Paediatrics and a diploma of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

She enjoys all aspects of general practice with special interest in Women’s Health, Child Health and management of Chronic conditions.

She also offers Maternity Shared Care with Mercy hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and Northern Hospital

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Dr. Wengtak Poon

MBBS (UK), MRCGP (UK), FRACGP (AUS), DRCOG (UK)

Dr Poon was born in Scotland and studied medicine at Edinburgh University.
He qualified and practiced as a GP in England, before moving to Australia in 2012.
His clinical interests include chronic disease management, child health and mental health.

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Dr. Mirenda Shakya
MBBS, MRCGP (2009, UK), FRACGP (AUS) , DFSRH (2014)

Dr Shakya graduated in 2002. She completed her post graduation to specialise as a GP in the UK. She had been working as a GP for 6 years in the UK before moving to Melbourne. She has special interest in women’s health, child health, chronic disease management including diabetes, asthma, copd, hypertension, heart disease and mental health. Outside work, she enjoys song writing, reading and spending time with family.

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Dr Su-Yen Tan

MBChB, MRCGP, FRACGP, DRCOG DFFP DTMH BSc(Hons)

Dr Tan qualified as a doctor in the UK in 1996. She is a recognised GP specialist in the USA, the UK and Australia. She is passionate about providing high quality medical care and keeping up with current best practice. She is an examiner for the Royal Australian College of GPs and the University of Melbourne. At Laurimar she teaches medical students and trainee GPs. Prior to moving to Melbourne in 2013, she was clinical director of a medical centre in London and was extensively involved in postgraduate medical education and training.

In addition to the full scope of General Practice, she offers maternity shared care andIUD/Implanon fitting for contraception.

Outside of work she very much enjoys Yoga, tennis and spending time with the family.

DR TAN IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.

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Dr Djagarajan Ganessane

MBBS

Dr Ganessane acquired his primary medical qualification in India, furthering his qualifications in the UK becoming a qualified GP where he continued to work over a period of 8 years. ​During this time, Dr Ganessane also obtained his postgraduate qualification in Paediatrics. ​

 

Clinical Interests​: Child health and Teaching medical students

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Dr. Irfana Sohail

MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG., DCH

Dr Irfana Sohail was born and studied medicine in Pakistan. After relocation to Australia, she spent a few years in hospital based training working mainly in emergency medicine, ENT and obstetrics and gynaecology.

She went on to rural GP training in regional NSW and qualified in 2021 .

In addition, she holds post graduate diploma in paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology.

Clinical interest includes women ‘s health including contraceptive advice , implanon insertion and removal, cervical screening, Antenatal care, Full skin checks , simple skin excisions , biopsy ,child health and general advice and procedure including iron infusions.

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Dr. Erandi Fernando

MBBS

Dr Erandi Fernando studied medicine at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, graduating in 2009 with an MBBS. In 2014, she moved to Australia working for several years as a Medical Officer in the Emergency Department of Campbelltown Hospital.

Erandi returned to General Practice in 2017 and has worked as a General Practitioner since then. In addition to her medical degree, she holds a Diploma of Child Health and is proficient in minor cosmetic surgical procedures.

Erandi has a keen interest in children’s and women’s health and speaks both English and Sinhalese.

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Nadine Laschko

Dietitian

Bachelor of Applied Science, Masters of Nutrition & Dietetrics, Graduate Diploma Paediatric Nutrition.