Dr Jonathan Phan (MBBS UNSW, FRACGP)
Background – Dr Phan graduated from the University of NSW and has been in general practice since 2007. He enjoys general practice as it gives him the opportunity to interact with patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Special Interests – He enjoys preventative health, looking after children and pregnant women.
Personal Interests – Outside of medicine he likes to spend time cooking and travelling.
Dr Ryan Quan Vo (MBBS UNSW, FRACGP)
Background – Dr Vo is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and a graduate of the University of NSW.
Special Interests – He has an interest in all aspects of General Practice.
Personal Interests – Outside of the practice, he enjoys the occasional game of golf, learning to sail and travelling.
Dr Natasha Hyde (MD, FRACGP, Antenatal Shared Care Prince of Wales)
Background – Dr Hyde has been a medical practitioner since 1991. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Dr Hyde is currently an examiner for the RACGP and GP Supervisor with GP Synergy.
Special Interests – Natasha is accredited for Antenatal Shared Care with RPA (Royal Prince Alfred), Canterbury Hospital and RHW (Prince of Wales- Royal Hospital for Women). She is passionate about paediatrics, women's health and sexual health. Natasha can provide scripts for HIV medication, PrEP along with STI screening and treatment. She is able to offer consultations in Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, as well as English.
Personal Interests – Outside of the practice, Natasha loves spending time with her family and two dogs.
Dr Michael McAlister (BMed, Dip. Paed) – Registrar
Background - Dr McAlister worked as a paediatrics registrar at Sydney Children's Hospital for 4 years prior to commencing GP training in 2017. He has also completed a Diploma of Paediatrics.
Special Interests - Dr McAlister is interested in all aspects of General Practice, however he has a particular interest in Paediatrics and Travel Medicine.
Personal Interests - Outside of the practice he enjoys spending time with his young family and dog, bush walking, playing soccer and going to the beach.
Dr Debbie Lim (BPharm USyd, MBBS USyd, FRACGP, Antenatal Shared Care Prince of Wales)
Background – Dr Lim worked as a pharmacist prior to becoming a GP. She trained at Bankstown Hospital for 3 years, then moved on to successfully complete her GP training.
Special Interests – Debbie is passionate about all aspects of women's health; contraception, cervical screening, general wellbeing, sexual health and counselling. She also has a special interest in mental health and paediatric health, particularly vaccinations, growth and development.
Personal Interests – She enjoys cooking classes, yoga and meditation, beach running, snorkeling, gardening and growing herbs.
Dr Linda Crighton (MBChB, MRCGP, FRACGP)
Background - Dr Crighton grew up and trained in the U.K. She graduated in Medicine at Edinburgh University in 1995, also completing a dentistry degree in 1988. She worked in General Practice since 2001, mostly in the U.K. but also in Sydney during 2015-2016.
Special Interests - Linda is interested in Screening and Preventative Medicine.
Personal Interests - Outside of the practice she enjoys skiing, painting, travel, cruises and camping.
Dr Joan Ricketts (FRACGP, MBChB, nMRCGP)
Background – Dr Ricketts comes from Scotland originally having graduated from Glasgow University in 2004 and has gone on to work in Glasgow, Melbourne, London and Argentina. She moved to live and work in general practice in Sydney in 2010. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice.
Special Interests – She has a passion for women’s health, family planning, Antenatal Shared Care and children’s health in addition to older age care.
Personal Interests – She enjoys cooking, painting and travel in her spare time.
Beverley Tow (Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology)
Background – Beverley trained as a psychologist in South Africa before migrating to Sydney in 1986. She has been practicing psychology since 1991, starting in community health and then moving to private practice for the past 20 years.
Special Interests –Stress Management, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships and Conflict Resolution, Grief and Loss.
Personal Interests – Outside of the practice, she enjoys spending time with her family, physical health and fitness, walking and being close to nature and music.
Angela Jakovac (NLP Australian of College Applied Psychology; Diploma of Applied Hypnosis; Master of Studies (Psychology); Bachelor of Arts Psychology)
Background – Angela is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society MAPS, registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. She has 20 years of experience working as a Psychologist in both the public and private sectors. Angela has worked with a diverse range of people, providing behavior intervention and counseling to clients with a variety of presenting issues and diagnoses. She also has a background in rehabilitation and work recovery under the Workcover and Comcare programs.
Special Interests – Angela has experience working with adults, adolescents, providing services under Medicare/ workplace support including problems with mood and anxiety, the effects of trauma, grief/ loss, stress and adjustment problems, difficulties with relationships and anger management. She provides evidence based individualized therapy, primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution focused therapy, as well as coaching through Results Coaching.
She is fluent speaking in Serbo-Croatian.
Sam Antonas – Physiotherapist – B. Health Sc. (Rehabilitation Counselling), Mast. Physiotherapy
Background – Samuel has over 10 years' experience in Occupational Health, specialising in the treatment of Persistent Pain Patterns and Postural Distortions. The majority of Samuel's work has been within the Aviation Industry and working with Employees to tailor treatment programs specific to their Functional Role. Samuel utilizes a variety of techniques in his teatment sessions including Structural Integration, Body Reading, Trigger Point Therapy, Dry Needling, Suction Cupping and Neurofascial Release.
Special Interests – Studying the relationship between the Peripheral Nerve Pathways and the Body’s Connective Tissue to Identify and Correct Long Standing Dysfunctional Movement Patterns.
Lauri Teperson – Dietitian
Background – Lauri Teperson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who completed her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons) from the University of Newcastle. Lauri believes prevention is better than cure because if you don’t make time for your health, you’ll soon have to find time for sickness. Lauri is passionate about evidence-based practice. By keeping up with current research, Lauri is able to translate the latest clinical findings into practical advice for her clients.
Interests – Lauri is always up for a challenging case but takes special interest in weight management, IBS, Diabetes as well as the non-diet approach.
Personal Interests – When not in the clinic, Lauri can be found outdoors discovering another one of Sydney’s beautiful coastal walks or foodie cafes.
Juliann Desjardins – Physiotherapist – Master of Physiotherapy, Master of Arts(Comparative and International Sport), Bachelor of Arts(Kinesiology), Aus Physiotherapy Assoc. Member
Background – Juliann is an Australian Registered Physiotherapost from Canada with over 3.5 years private practice experience. She has experience with a whole range of musculoskeletal injuries, as well as neurological conditions. Juliann uses a variety of treatment techniques including manual therapy, dry needling, strapping and tailored exercise programs, unique to each individual.
Special Interests – As a long time swimmer, Juliann has a particular interest in the prevention and rehabilitation of neck and should injuries.
Personal Interests – Outside of work Juliann is a volunteer surf life save, ocean swimming coach and surf sport competitor.
Podiatrist – B.App.Sc (Pod)
Our podiatrist has over 11 years experience in public hospitals and private practice.She enjoys all aspects of podiatry with special interest in diabetes, wound management and lower limb bio-mechanics.
Tara Stern – Clinical Psychologist (Master of Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with Honours, MAPS)
Background - With over 15 years’ experience as a Clinical Psychologist, Tara is currently working in both private practice and the public hospital setting. In her role at St Vincent’s Hospital, she specialises in the psychological aspects of cancer care, working with patients and their carers.
Tara works with a respectful, genuine, compassionate and approachable manner. Tara’s work is guided by her values of integrity and kindness. The key aspects of her role are to listen and understand each client’s perspective, to provide a supportive and safe therapeutic space, and to collaboratively build on their strengths and work towards their goals.
Tara is a full member of the APS and a board-approved clinical supervisor.
Special interests - She has broad experience in helping people to manage chronic health conditions, perinatal concerns, fertility issues, anxiety, depression, adjustment, work and family stress, parenting issues, grief and loss, relationship concerns, and carer support.
Ruth – Receptionist
Ruth has completed a combined English and International Relations degree and is currently studying a Juris Doctor in law. She has a pet bird and loves traveling, art, baking, bookstores and theatre.
Jasmin – Receptionist
Jasmin is currently doing a bachelor's degree in biomedical science. She can speak 3 languages (Russian, Hindi & English), loves to travel and volunteers at a nursing home.
Min – Registered Nurse
Min is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Nursing and a certified ACN nurse immuniser. She is currently studying a Master of Interpreting and Translation at UNSW. Min is passionate about Medical Interpreting and immunisation and vaccine preventable diseases. In her spare time she enjoys reading, travelling and cooking.
Anna Owens – Registered Nurse
Background: Anna is a Registered Nurse and holds a Bachelor of Nursing and is a certified ACN nurse immuniser. She has specialised in cardiology and theatre nursing over the last 10 years.
Anna enjoys all aspects of nursing, with a keen interest in the elderly population and their health needs. She also enjoys being an integral part of the young families in the area and all that is involved with their health/immunisations needs.
Personal Interests: When not at work, you can find Anna outdoors with her young family enjoying the beach, nature walks and keeping busy with lots of outdoor activities.