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.
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.
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.
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.
Special Interests - Linda is interested in Screening and Preventative Medicine.
Personal Interests - Outside of the practice she enjoys skiing, painting, travel, cruises and camping.
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.
Special Interests – Dr Gundevia enjoys all aspects of general practice but has a passion for women's health, sexual health and family planning. She is qualified to fit and remove coils and implants. She is a shared Antenatal Care Provider at the Royal Hospital for Women.
Personal Interests – Zarin is enjoying being reacquainted to Australia and visiting old and new areas.
Special Interests - His career interests include men’s heath, paediatric care, chronic disease management, skin checks and travel medicine.
Personal Interests - In his spare time, Ben enjoys reading, travelling, family time and keeping fit.
Special Interests - He has an interest in all aspects of general practice including screening and preventative care.
Personal Interests - Outside of the practice he likes to spend time with friends and family and plays squash (but not very well).
Special Interests – Dr Vlahovic has a special interest in chronic disease management, work & sports injuries, travel health and sexual health. He is also able to offer consultations in Serbian as well as English.
Personal Interests – Outside of the practice, Miljan loves spending time with his family.
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.
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.
Background – Originally from Europe, with academic and work experience from Canada and Australia, Nadia has worked with clients from diverse cultural, economic and social backgrounds. She is particularly attuned to how personal history influences established views and responses to current circumstances. The value of her experience intrinsically motivates her to support her clients in uncovering destructive patterns of thought and behaviour, as well as to encourage and inspire them in establishing new and more adaptive habits. While working in private practice, occupational rehabilitation, EAP (employee assistance program) services, and medical clinic settings, Nadia developed expertise in multidisciplinary treatment methods, short-term and indepth therapy, including CBT, ACT, IPT, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and psychodynamic approach.
Special Interests – As a registered psychologist Nadia consults young and mature adults who struggle with various degrees of stress related issues and challenges, such as worklife balance, relating to others, adjusting to new environments or suffering loss. It is my dedication to empower clients to think creatively, develop new skills, and enhance their quality of life.
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.
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.
Background – Sarah is a qualified Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Exercise and Sport Scientist who understands that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to improving nutrition and health. She takes the time to learn about how her clients’ eating and drinking patterns are influenced by their culture, mood, attitudes and social settings, so that she can personalise her interventions to their needs.
Special Interests – Sarah has a special interest in reducing the risk and progression of chronic conditions such as Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease, Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Osteoarthritis. Sarah has a background in Exercise and Sport Science and enjoys working together with all clients to improve their performance through sustainable diet and lifestyle change.Personal Interests - In her spare time, Sarah enjoys teaching dancing, exploring new cafes with friends and - in true Dietitian style - experimenting with cooking (and eating!) dishes from new cuisines.
Background – Naim has completed a Bachelor of Health Science/Mastering in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Sydney. His experience covers all scopes of podiatric care including bio-mechanical, chronic disease, pediatric and general podiatry. He has worked in many different settings including mobile podiatry, high risk in public hospital setting both local and internationally as well as having extensive private practice podiatry experience. His love of sports (including basketball and power-lifting amongst many other sports) has also fueled his interest in sports bio-mechanics in which is his most experienced scope of practice.
Special Interests – Naim specialises in Sports bio-mechanics and Chronic Disease Management.Personal Interests - Outside of work, Naim enjoys playing basketball, power-lifting and traveling.
Background – Juliann is an Australian Registered Physiotherapist 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. She 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. Outside of work Juliann is a volunteer surf life save, ocean swimming coach and surf sport competitor.
Background – Sabina is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Nursing and is certified as a Nurse Immuniser. She completed her Bachelors in Nursing from UTS in 2018.
Special Interests – Her interests are in Family and Child Health, preventative health initiatives and minor procedures.
Personal Interests – Growing up in Nepal, Sabina has always enjoyed adventures and feels very connected to nature. In her spare time, you will find her hiking, bushwalking or just out on a run with her dog Tyche.
Background - Dr. De Lacavalerie is a specialist Colorectal and General Surgeon. She has a particular interest in advanced surgical techniques such as laparoscopic (keyhole) transanal and robotic surgery for conditions of the bowel including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, endometriosis and diverticular disease. She also manages other benign anorectal and pelvic floor conditions such as rectal prolapse, anal fissure/fistula, haemorrhoids and functional conditions such as obstructive defecation and faecal incontinence. Her clinical practice includes general and acute surgical conditions such as hernia operations, gallstones and endoscopic procedures (gastroscopy and colonoscopies).
After receiving her Medical qualifications (MBBS), she started her surgical training in London, completing the Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Penelope then relocated to Australia and undertook her specialist general surgical training at Bankstown Hospital, Sydney. She subsequently achieved the Fellowship in General Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Following this, she pursued a Surgeon Scientist career undertaking further studies for a higher degree at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is currently writing her Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) dissertation. Subsequently, she pursued post-Fellowship training with the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ), receiving further 2 years specialization in advanced colorectal skills in Sydney including Robotic surgery.
Special Interests - Dr. De Lacavalerie is passionate about providing rounded care for all her patients and in particular for women with endometriosis and functional problems of the pelvic floor. She collaborates with Gynaecology specialists on a regular basis at Nepean Private Hospital. She is a fully certified specialist in gastroscopy and colonoscopy and she also has experience in performing transrectal ultrasounds, anal manometry and pudendal nerve latency in the management of anorectal and pelvic floor conditions.
Penelope has always been involved in teaching and research. She is a Conjoint Lecturer at the UNSW-Sydney and regular tutor and mentor at Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney. Her past research in prediction of response to chemoradiotherapy in rectal cancer led to the prestigious NHMRC Clinical postgraduate Scholarship.
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