Meet Our Team


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 (FRACGP, BMed, Dip. Paed)
Background - Dr McAlister worked as a paediatrics registrar at Sydney Children's Hospital for 4 years prior to commencing GP training in 2017. Dr McAlister has recently completed his training and is now a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. 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.
Background – Dr Gundevia comes from England and has worked as a doctor since 2005. She worked in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in England and Hornsby. She worked in sexual Health and assault in Sydney. She completed GP training in England and returned to Sydney to work as a GP.
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.
Dr Ben Pham (BSc, MBBS, DCh, FRACGP)
Background - Dr Ben Pham graduated from the University of Sydney in 2013. He completed his residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, after which he spent a year in Emergency Medicine at Canterbury Hospital. He attained his Fellowship of the College of General Practice in early 2019. Prior to joining Randwick Doctors Medical Centre in late 2019, he worked in General Practice in the Inner West region of Sydney.
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.
Dr Andrew Lin (BMed, MD) – Registrar
Background - Dr Lin graduated from the University of NSW and completed his hospital training at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Canterbury Hospital (paediatrics).
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).

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.
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.

Naim Bireroglu – Podiatrist
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.
Michelle Theodosi APD – The Lifestyle Dietitian
Background – Michelle Theodosi is the sole owner of ‘The Lifestyle Dietitian’ whose focus is on sustainable health behavior change. Michelle is dedicated to helping others achieve their health goals. Michelle is one of a handful of Dietitian’s in Australia with qualifications in both Dietetics and Psychology. This combination of skills enables her to take a scientific yet practical approach to nutrition care, which she delivers to her clients in ways that are easy to understand and apply. She takes the time to listen to what her clients really want to achieve and works together with them to develop a practical and individualised plan, taking into account each person's unique challenges and goals. Using techniques including motivational interviewing, Michelle is able to instil self confidence and empowerment over making these changes without restriction and whilst maintaining a positive mindset and healthy relationship with food. .
Special Interests - experienced working with clients towards reversing and reducing the long term effects of chronic diseases such as; T2DM, insulin resistance, PCOS, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome. In addition to this Michelle completed her research thesis at the RPAH allergy unit and has a strong interest in gut health and working with clients to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms and improve gut function. Michelle is also an Accredited Sports Dietitian and loves working with athletes to improve their performance through nutrition.

Practice Staff

Practice Manager
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.
Lipsa Salvi – Receptionist
Our lovely receptionist Lipsa is warm and welcoming. Lipsa is currently studying a Bachelor of Medical Science and hopes to study Medicine in the future.  


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.


Dr Penelope De Lacavalerie – Colorectal and General Surgeon

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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