Meet Our Team

 

Our 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 traveling.

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 Kelly Nguyen – MBBS FRACGP Dip Paeds
Background – Dr Kelly Nguyen is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and graduated from Sydney University in 1999. She spent the first 5 post graduate years training at Westmead Hospital, obtaining experience in Internal Medicine before entering General Practice in 2004. She has lived in Australia most of her life and in the Inner West for almost 10 years.
Special Interests – She has a Diploma in Paediatrics and particularly enjoys looking after young children and their families. She is also certified for Antenatal Shared Care with RPA and Canterbury Hospitals.
Personal Interests – Outside of medicine, she immensely enjoys looking after her 3 small children and would like to resume travelling when they are older.

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Dr Emma Lawrence (BA (Hons, MBBS, DCH, DRANZCOG)
Background – Dr Lawrence obtained diplomas in women’s, children’s and sexual health after graduating from the University of Sydney’s Graduate Medical Program in 2007. She recently obtained her Fellowship of the RACGP having completed her training requirements.
Special Interests – She is accredited for Antenatal Shared Care with RPAH and Canterbury Hospital.
Personal Interests – Outside of work, Emma enjoys having fun with her young family at the beach and the snow.

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Dr Catherine Phan (BSc (Med), MBBS (UNSW), DCH, FRACGP)
Background – Dr Phan Graduated from the University of NSW and is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Special Interests – She has a special interest in Women’s Health and has completed her certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health.  .
Personal Interests – Outside of General practice, she enjoys travelling and floristry.

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Dr Janet Widmer (A. Mus. A., MB BS (Sydney), Dip RACOG, FRACGP, FAMAC, M. Ap. Sc (Med. Acup.)
Background – Dr Widmer has been a GP for 32 years, and has been actively involved in medical education throughout much of this time. She has recently moved to the Inner West.
Special Interests – Dr Widmer’s Special interests are Acupuncture, Womens Health and complementary medicine. She is registered for Antenatal Shared Care with both RPAH and Canterbury Hospital.
Personal Interests – Dr Widmer has three adult children. She is now re-visiting her interests in music, singing, and playing piano and cello. She is a member of the Sydney Philharmonia Choir.

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Dr Cleon Pinto (MBBS)
Background – Dr Pinto was awarded his MBBS in December 2012 from the University of Western Sydney. He has rotated through practices across Sydney.
Special Interests – Dr Pinto’s interests are in Paediatrics and antenatal care.
Personal Interests – He loves photography and travel

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Dr Maha Qidwai (MBBS,BMedSc, FRACGP, DCH, FSC)
Background – Maha Qidwai completed her Medicine at the University of Sydney, and spent her initial stages of training based at Liverpool Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women. She later completed her Fellowship of the Royal College of GP’s. She holds the Diploma in Child Health, and FPAA National Certificate in Sexual & Reproductive Health.
Special Interests – Women’s Health,Paediatrics, Exercise and Lifestyle Medicine
Personal Interests – Outside of medicine, Maha has a particular interest in sneakers, performance cars and travelling.

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Dr Lan Ngoc Tran (MBBS)
Background – Dr Tran graduated from the University of Sydney. She completed her internship and residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where her training included terms in obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, emergency medicine, and a variety of general medical and surgical terms.
Special Interests – Dr Tran has special interests in womens’ health, antenatal care, and chronic disease management.

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Dr Justin Surjadi (MBBS)
Background –Dr Surjadi graduated from University of Western Sydney. He has rotated through various practices and hospitals across Sydney
Special Interests –Dr Surjadi has special interests in antenatal care and preventative health.
Personal Interests – Outside of medicine, Justin enjoys watching and playing sports.

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Dr Carolina Munoz Acosta (MBBS, FRACGP)
Background –Dr Carolina Munoz graduated Medicine at El Bosque University in Colombia in 2006. Recently, Carolina has worked at Tenterfield Hospital and Bondi Doctors.
Special Interests –She specialises in Paediatrics, mental health, chronic disease management, and Women’s health.

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Dr Helen Gibbons (B.Med.Sci, MBBS, DCH)
Background – Dr Gibbons graduated from the Australian National University in 2008 and worked in Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Research and Sexual Health before transferring into General Practice.
Special Interests – Dr Gibbons completed her Family Planning certificate and Diploma in Child Health and loves the challenge and variety of General Medicine.
Personal Interests – She also has interests in journalism, adventure travel, scuba and keeping fit and active.

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Dr Renate Liong (MBBS, AMC, FRACGP)
Background – Doctor Liong is a fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). Dr Liong commenced her medical training at Giessen-Justus Liebig University, Germany and completed her GP training in Australia.
Personal Interest – She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Indonesian.

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Dr Rehana Khatoon (MBBS, FRNZCGP, FRACGP)
Background – Dr Khatoon is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
Special Interests – She has an interest in Women’s Health and Travel Medicine.
Personal Interests –  Outside of medicine she enjoys travelling and reading. 

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Olivia Garnett – Registered Psychologist/ Clinical Psychologist Registrar M (CLINICAL); B. SC – PSYCH (HONS); MAPS
Olivia is a dedicated and friendly psychologist. She completed her Masters of Psychology (Clinical) Degree as well as a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology at the University of Western Sydney and Sydney University. Olivia has experience working with children, adolescents, youth and adults in community, hospital, university and private settings and has been trained in a variety of evidence-based therapies including CBT, DBT, ACT, Schema therapy and EMDR. She has helped many clients overcome and effectively manage psychological distress including those presenting with depression and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, work and relationship stress, emotion regulation difficulties, psychosis and trauma related disorders. Her primary interests lie in working with adolescents and young people. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and provides treatment under Medicare as well as WorkCover.

Dr Pamela David – Clinical PsychologistBSc-Psych (Hons), D Psych (Clinical), M.Sc
Pamela completed her clinical training at the University of Sydney, where she obtained a combined Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Master of Science degree. She is passionate about assisting others to overcome problems and challenges, by helping to develop insight into one’s difficulties, drawing on personal strengths, and providing skills that can bring about effective and positive change. Pamela works with children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties, including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety (generalised anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, specific phobias, separation anxiety), adjustment difficulties, poor self-esteem, identity issues, perfectionism, study or work-related stress, relationship difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, and emotion regulation difficulties. She is able to provide short-term interventions or longer-term therapy, depending on the needs and complexity of issues. Pamela draws on a range of therapeutic approaches to individualise each treatment plan according to the needs and goals of each client. These approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Rebecca Martin – Psychologist (B.Sc (Psychology) PGDip (Psychology) AssocMAPS)
Background – Rebecca has a range of experience working with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds and ages. Rebecca draws on a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution Focussed Therapy, to tailer therapy and counselling to each individual with the aim to create a space for people to safely explore their concerns, identify their strengths, and learn and practice skills that enable each individual to overcome their difficulties.
Special Interest – Rebecca is able to assist clients experiencing difficulties in a range of areas including: anxiety, depression, alcohol, gambling, low self-esteem, panic attacks, trauma, sleep difficulties, social anxiety, pain management difficulties, adjustment difficulties, and study or work related stress. Rebecca is also qualified to provide counselling under the WorkCover scheme.

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Lucy Michalewska – Registered Psychologist BA(Psych), PGDipPsych, MCounsPsych, MAPS MCHP
Background – Lucy is a registered health psychologist. She is a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society, a Full Member of the College of Health Psychologists, and has been an International Affiliate of the American Psychological Association. She has been a Lecturer in Behavioural Sciences at the University of Sydney for 10 years. As a clinician and educator, Lucy brings a wealth of life experience to inform her clinical approach to work. She has been in private clinical practice for over 10 years, and enjoys working with individuals as well as couples. Lucy uses the integrative approach to psychotherapy that embraces person-centred therapy, existential approach, gestalt school, cognitive behaviour therapy, rational-emotive behaviour therapy, family systems, self-psychology, narrative therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, schema, and mindfulness-based practice. Lucy’s tailors her therapeutic orientation to the specific needs of individuals and their situations.
She assists people with a range of issues including: Anxiety and depressive disorders, relationship difficulties, breakup and divorce, chronic pain, work- and career-related issues, stress management, eating disorders, abuse and trauma. Lucy favours a collaborative process of counselling where a genuine dialogue with people is forged leading to co-constructing solutions to concerns.

Sarah McAneney – Registered Psychologist (Grad Dip Psych, BA/BA.Soc.Sc (Hons), MCounsPsych)
Background – Sarah is an experienced psychologist who is passionate about supporting and empowering people to bring about positive change in their lives. Her work is based on the principles of trust, respect and collaboration. She draws on a number of evidence-based therapies, tailored to the strengths and needs of the individual client. Some of these include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Sarah specialises in working with adult survivors of trauma including those that have experienced child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, combat trauma or refugee experiences. In addition, Sarah has experience in working with issues faced by LGBTIQ clients including identity, coming-out, relationships, and parenting.Sarah has worked with clients experiencing a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Complex Trauma, personality disorders, bullying, self-esteem and shame, perfectionism, post-natal depression, cross-cultural adjustment and expat relocation.

Stefan Durlach – Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist – M.A., Vordiplom (B.A.-equivalent: Psychology), MAPS, C. Psychol. (BPS), AFBPsS
Background – Stefan has 25 years’ worth of experience working with adult individuals specialising in grief and loss, childhood trauma, and relational and interpersonal issues with regards to children, family, at work, with friends and partners. He also works in the area of perinatal/attachment difficulties, which parents are often unprepared for. Trained in Berlin and London, Stefan has been working in Sydney since 1996. He is a registered Counselling Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, is registered as a Psychotherapist with UK Council for Psychotherapy and is a long-standing member of the Australian and British Psychological Societies. Over the past 17 years he has divided his time between employed work within Health Department services and a part-time private practice. His employed work has focused on grief and loss, and has included teaching Health Service staff and medical students.

Kirsten Vo – Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
Kirsten graduated as a physiotherapist in 2006. She has worked in both the public system and private practice. She has experience with musculoskeletal injuries and has a special interest in Women’s Health. Kirsten is passionate about teaching Pilates. She is fluent in French, Vietnamese and English. She enjoys ice-skating, skiing and snorkeling.

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Andrew Roy – B.Science (Psych, Phil), B.App. Science (Kines), M.Physiotherapy, MAPA 
Andrew graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2012, with previous degrees in Psychology (UNSW) and Kinesiology (SFU, Canada). Andrew has varied experience in the world of Physiotherapy and injury management, he has worked in Private Practice’s in both Australia and Canada as well as Nursing Homes, Occupational Health and in various sporting teams. Having completed numerous courses such as Dry Needling, Shoulder and Hip pain, Facial Mobility. Andrew utilises a wide variety of techniques to suit each patient’s needs.
Andrew approaches patients in a holistic manner, looking at the whole biomechinical chain to determine the causal factors of an injury not just treating the area of ‘pain’. Key areas of interest include shoulder, knee and acute or chronic spinal pain.
When not in the clinic Andrew is likely to be found chasing his two young children around the parks or beachs of Sydney!

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Patrick Kubel – B.Science (Psych, Phil), B.App. Science (Kines), M.Physiotherapy, MAPA 
Patrick graduated with a masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2012, with previous degress in Exercise and Sport Science (UWS) and Clinical Rehabilitiation (USYD). Patrick has over 10 years’ experience in rehabilitation and injury management. He has worked as a qualified Personal Trainer in a gym based setting as well as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in the occupational Health industry. Patrick has also worked with elite level athletes including the NSW Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams. having attended numerous seminars and conferences around the world Patrick is up to date with the latest research and best practice to ensure your health related goals are achieved in the most effective manner.
Combining ideologies from both Eastern and Western Physiology Patrick provides a patient centered approach to healthcare empowering his patients to make effective decisions to achieve an optional recovery and excel in their performance. He advocates an active approach to rehabilitation and facilities the natural healing processes of the human body. Key areas of interest include Postural Pain, Sporting Injuries, Chronic (Persistent) Pain, Occupational Injuries, Musculo-Skeletal Pain.
In his spare time Patrick enjoys reading philosophy, keeping fit and composing music.

Susannah Keppo – Essa Accredited Ex Physiologist
Susannah previously completed a Bachelor of Management in Sport and Exercise at the University of Technology and a Master in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Australian Catholic University.
Susannah has an extensive history in coaching and mentoring in swimming to young children and adolescents and those with special needs. Susannah has a wide range of clinical experience with the elderly, cardiac rehabilitation, metabolic conditions, various neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and Cerebral Palsy. Susannah can assist in achieving weight loss, functional and performance based goals and improving the quality of life of those with chronic conditions.

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Michelle Nearchou – Dietitian APD
Michelle is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutionist having completed a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Bachelor of Science. She is also a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).
Michelle interest include nutrition management for high cholesterol, hypertension, weight loss and maintenance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, experimenting with new recipes, being active and playing the piano.

Chloe Horne – Dietitian APD DAA
Chloe is an accredited practising dietitian. Chloe specialises in chronic disease management and prevention through lifestyle modification. She sees patients with a range of conditions including diabetes, PCOS, heart disease, weight loss and stabilisation. She works with her patients to correct malnutrition, nutrient deficiencies, manage allergies and writes meal plans to suit individual nutrition goals. She can also provide education for new parents and infant nutrition, balanced nutrition for teenagers and muscle maintenance in elderly populations.

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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. Outside of podiatry she enjoys travelling.

Our Nursing Staff

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Alex Robinson – Practice Nurse 
Alex studied a Bachelor of Arts combined with a Masters of Nursing at nearby Sydney University. She has 3 years in practice nursing, and is recently qualified in reproductive and sexual health nursing. Outside of work, Alex enjoys cooking and discovering new music.

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Megan Kimber – Practice Nurse 
Megan has been a registered nurse for the past 5 years with training from the United States. Megan has worked in the acute setting of Renal Med Surgery and Telemetry. Her previous General Practice background was at an OB-GYN clinic. Megan is interested in preventative health as well as women’s health. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking with her husband.

Our Practice Administration Staff

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James Moran – Practice Manager 
James works at Glebe Medical Centre on a full-time basis, while studying a Bachelor of Business & Commerce and a Diploma of Financial Planning.

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Bonnie Moylan – Receptionist
Bonnie is a full time receptionist at Glebe Medical Centre. In her free time, Bonnie enjoys yoga, reading, and spending time with her dogs. She is studying nursing at UTS.

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Cathy Nguyen – Receptionist 
Cathy works as a full time receptionist at both Glebe Medical Centre and Harold Park. In her free time, Cathy enjoys road trips. spending time with friends, and looking after her baby cousins.

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Allie Sharpe – Receptionist 
Allie is a full-time receptionist at Glebe Medical Centre. She enjoys photography, travelling and has studied a Bachelor of Business.

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Brittany Wilson – Receptionist 
Brittany is our newest full-time receptionist at Glebe Medical Centre. Brittany has completed a Certificate III in Pathology and Medical Administration.

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Kate Cotsford – Receptionist
Kate has been working between Rozelle and Glebe Medical Centre for over 3 years. She enjoys art, travelling and is studying nursing.

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Laura Parmegiani – Receptionist
Laura works part time as a receptionist whilst studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Science, majoring in Pharmacology, Finance and Commercial Law. In her free time, she enjoys playing hockey and going to brunch on Glebe Point Road.

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Kerstin Allen – Receptionist 
Kerstin works as a receptionist part-time whilst studying a Bachelor of Business.

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Henry Amey – Receptionist 
Henry is studying a Bachelor of Arts full time at the University of Sydney while working part-time as a receptionist at Glebe Medical Centre. He is also a technical assistant at RPA’s Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Unit.

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Lara Connolly – Receptionist 
Lara has recently moved to Glebe from Canberra and is currently studying a Masters of Public Health at UNSW. She has an interest in reproductive health having worked at a fertility centre previously. In her free time she enjoys travel,brunch and seeing films with friends.