Meet Our Team

Doctors

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 (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.
Dr Zarin Gundevia (FRACGP, MRCOG, DFSRH, LoCIUT, LoCSDI-IR, MBChB, BMedSc)
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).
Dr Miljan Vlahovic (MD University of Belgrade Serbia 1997, AMC Australia 2006)
Background – Dr Vlahovic has experience in Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care and Occupational Medicine. He specialised in Rural & Remote Medicine and has extensive experience as an International Medical Escort. Dr Vlahovic is accredited for Antenatal Shared Care with the RHW (Prince of Wales- Royal Hospital for Women) and has interest in both mens and womens health.
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.
Dr Samaa Daim (MBBS University of Tasmania)
Background – Dr Daim completed her residency in various hospitals including St George, Sutherland, Bankstown and Campbelltown Hospitals.
Special Interests – Samaa is interested in the whole scope of General Practice with special interest in Paediatrics, Women’s health and Chronic Disease Care.
Personal Interests – Samaa enjoys arts and crafts, spending time with family and yoga.
Dr Dena Attalla (MBBS, FRACGP)
Background – Dr Attalla graduated from Notre Dame University, Sydney in 2011. She completed two years of rotations at Liverpool and Fairfield hospitals, including drug and alcohol detox, rehabilitation, geriatrics, and psychiatry before she started general practice training in 2014. She has been employed as a Staff Specialist for the drug and alcohol service in Justice Health since 2016 and is returning to community general practice part time in 2021.
Special Interests – Dena is particularly interested in health promotion and disease prevention, nutrition, chronic disease and multimorbidity management, geriatrics, addiction medicine and mental health.
Dr Sasanka Dissanayake (MBBS, DCH)
Background – Dr Dissanayake comes with over 20 years of emergency experience since joining Westmead Hospital in 2001. She also has extensive Child Health experience after working at Westmead Children's Hospital for some years as a Joint Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine Advance Trainee. She started GP Training in 2017 and has combined her general practice work with her ongoing emergency medicine work.
Special Interests – Sasanka has a keen interest in Mental Health, Paediatrics and Womens Health.
Personal Interests – Outside of work loves to ski, dig gardens, bushwalk and meditate

Allied Health

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.

Beverley Tow – Registered Psychologist – (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.
Nadia Pendjerkova – Registered Psychologist – BSc Psych (Hons), MA Psych

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.

 
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.

 
Sarah Louise Lombardi APD – The Lifestyle Dietitian

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.
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.

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.

Nurse

Sabina – Registered Nurse

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.