Meet Our Team

Doctors

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.

Allied Health

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.
Sara Lehmann – Dietitian
Background – Sara is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, having graduated with a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney in 2018. Prior to this she studied a Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of South Australia. Interests – Sara uses the latest evidence-based dietetic interventions to work with patients to create personalised, mutual goals in order to achieve healthy lifestyle change. She welcomes patients with a range of conditions including Diabetes, Heart Disease, gut health issues, nutritional deficiencies and those requiring weight management. Sara is also interested in working with new parents for infant nutrition and with children to assist with fussy eating. Personal Interests – In her spare time Sara enjoys checking out the local food scene, cooking, practising Yoga and visiting her young nieces back home in South Australia.
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.
Min – 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.

Practice Staff

Practice Manager
Gabi has been a manager for over 4 years with a background in nursing. Her passion is health and fitness. In her spare time she will be found at the gym, at the beach or running in the bush. She competes in Spartan Racing and is always up for both a physical and intellectual challenge.
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.