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 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 Emma Lawrence (BA(Hons), MBBS, FRACGP, 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.
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.
Dr Cleon Pinto (MBBS, FRACGP)
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
Dr Kate Baker (MBBS, DCH, FRACGP)
Background - Dr Kate Baker studied medicine at the University of Newcastle. She went on to do further study in paediatrics, achieving a diploma in child health, as well as developing a passion for integrative medicine which she studied in the United States with the Institute for functional medicine.
Special Interests - Kate sees all patients, from young to old, for acute and chronic illness, with a particular interest in Women's health, fatigue, and chronic illness. She practices integrative general practice also, which involves longer consultation times, allowing for a patient's physical and psychological health to be take into account in a holistic manner in approaching health and wellness.
Personal Interests - Outside of medicine Dr Baker enjoys being active.
Dr Nicholas Loukakis (MBBS, BSc, FRACGP)
Background - Dr Nicholas Loukakis graduated from the University of Sydney with degrees in science and medicine. He has worked at a wide variety of hospitals and practices across Sydney and has lived in the Inner West for many years.
Special Interests - Dr Loukakis is interested in all areas of general practice.
Personal Interests - Outside of medicine Dr Loukakis enjoys reading, cricket, running, and playing with his 2 French Bulldogs.
Dr Sharon Hagen (B.Sc, MBBS, DCH, EM Cert, FRACGP)
Background - Dr Hagen graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney in 2010. She worked as a Senior Resident in the Emergency Department of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, completing a Certificate in Emergency Medicine in 2013. She gained her Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2016, and completed her Diploma in Child Health in 2017.
Special Interests - She enjoys all aspects of general practice, however is particularly interested in child health, women's health, and preventative medicine with a focus on holistic care.
Personal Interests - Outside of work, Dr Hagen enjoys spending time with her young son, travelling, and (somewhat hopelessly) learning to play the piano.
Dr Mireille Marges (MBBS, DCH, FRACGP)
Background - Dr Mier Marges has practiced as a clinical doctor across Europe, Africa and Australia for the last 23 years. She has a rich surgical experience, has worked in gynaecology and obstetrics and sexual health, and has spent years in rural Africa being an all-round doctor. She currently has a focus on health promotion and disease prevention and also offers full skin checks and skin excisions. She is passionate about supporting people to live a healthy life style and is highly skilled in identifying and managing acute and chronic medical conditions. Special interests – Early detection of health conditions, Infections, Skin checks & procedures, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Sexual health, Travel medicine, LGBTI health, Mental Health, Aboriginal Health. Personal interests - Cycling, dancing, travelling, drumming. She speaks English, Dutch, French, German and African languages.  
Dr Elizabeth Dunlop (MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, Master of Medicine (Paed)
Background- Dr Elizabeth Dunlop completed medical school and junior doctor training in Sydney before spending some time on the Central Coast working in Paediatrics. She completed her GP training in 2017 and has since spent time both working and travelling.
Special Interests- During her training and work experience she has gained particular interests in Paediatrics (Child Health), Women's Health, Sexual Health and Mental Health. She particularly enjoys helping patients set and reach their individual health goals and takes pride in her thorough approach to each patient.
Personal Interests- When not at work Elizabeth enjoys eating out, working out, travel and reading.
Dr Daniel Lai MBBS, M.Med (Opth Sci)
Background- Dr Daniel Lai graduated in medicine from the University of Western Sydney in 2012. He undertook further training in ophthalmology and was awarded a Master of Medicine degree from the University of Sydney in 2018. He is currently undertaking his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has worked in a variety of practices across Sydney and regional NSW. Special Interests- Dr Lai is interested in all aspects of General Practice. Personal Interests- Outside of work, Dr Lai enjoys travelling, snowboarding and is an avid tennis player. He is currently trying his hand at French.  
Dr Maha Qidwai BMedSc, MBBS, DCH, FRACGP, 300RYT
Background- Local Sydney sider Dr Maha graduated with BMedSC (UNSW), and MBBS (USYD) in 2007. Dr Maha has also completed her Diploma in Child health, a certificate in Sexual health and Family planning. Dr Maha has completed her FRACGP and is also a clinical instructor and trainer at Family Planning NSW. Dr Maha is also a 300 hour registered meditation and yoga teacher.   Special Interests- Holistic and Integrative health care, combining both Eastern and Western medicine. Dr Maha aims to empower her patients in their Health care and frequently uses yoga and meditation as a preventative and treatment modality. She has a special interest also in Women's and Sexual health, and offers implanon and IUD (both hormonal and copper) insertions and removals, and medical termination of pregnancy.   Personal Interests- Yoga, meditation, nature, sneakers and travel

Allied Health

Brooke Smith – BPsychSci, BSocSci (Psych) (Hons), MAPS
Brooke is a registered psychologist with a background in the not-for-profit mental health and LGBTIQ health sectors. Her collaborative approach is designed to assist individuals to address long standing behaviour patterns and concerns by creating and exploring alternative narratives and responses that align with their personality, goals and values.Brooke works with adults presenting with a variety of concerns such as depression and anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, shame and complex trauma. Brooke has a strong background in the area of sexual health which includes: sex, sexual and gender identity, minority stress, coming-out issues and working with people living with HIV. Brooke specialises in working with adult survivors of trauma including childhood abuse and neglect, sexual assault and refugee experiences.Brooke utilises a variety of evidence-based therapies tailored and integrated to suit the individual, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
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.
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.
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 three young children around the parks or beaches of Sydney!
Daniel Hahn – Essa Accredited Ex Physiologist
Daniel graduated from the University of Sydney in a bachelor of exercise physiology. He also work for a Seniors Gym as an exercise physiologist during the week. Daniel has experience working with chronic metabolic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, neurological conditions, osteoarthritis and people looking to generally improve there health with physical activity. He strives to help people achieve their health and fitness goals by providing them with an individualised exercise program catered to suit their needs. Daniel is a huge fan of sport and am very interested in improving the performance of athletes throughout my career.
Michelle Theodosi – Dietician APD, ASA
Background - Michelle is an experienced Accredited Practising Dietitian with a focus on creating positive behaviours and habits around eating. Michelle is one of a handful of dietitians in Australia with qualifications in both Dietetics and Psychology. She takes the time to listen to what clients really want to achieve and work together to develop a plan individualised to each client. Michelle uses the latest evidence to inform her practice and deliver long-term results for her clients. Interests - Michelle has a special interest in working with clients towards reversing and reducing the long term effects of chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and PCOS. In addition, Michelle works in the area of eating disorders and disordered eating to assist her clients in building a healthy relationship with food. Michelle is also an Accredited Sports Dietitian and loves working with active individuals to improve their performance through nutrition. Personal Interests - In her spare time, Michelle enjoys cooking up new recipes, going out for a delicious meal at her favourite cafes, playing piano and long walks with her French Bulldog.
Naim Bireroglu – PODIATRIST BHLTHSC/ MPODMED 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 powerlifting amongst many other sports) has also fueled his interest in sports bio-mechanics in which is his most experienced scope of practice. Special Interests - Sports bio-mechanics and Chronic Disease Management Personal Interests - Outside of work, Naim enjoys playing basketball, power lifting and traveling
Sam Connell- B. Exercise Science & Nutrition, M. Clinical Excercise Physiology, M. Physiotherapy
Sam graduated with a masters in Physiotherapy in 2018, with previous degrees in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. Sam has experience across the physiotherapy scope, including in acute care and ICU, neurological, orthopedics and rehabilitation. Sam also has experience working with semi-professional and elite level athletes. Sam has special interest in sporting/ musculoskeletal injuries and conditions & post operative recovery. Sam utilizes a range of techniques including manual and exercise therapy to achieve optimal outcomes for all patients. Sam enjoys spending time with family and friends playing gold and basketball.
Dr Anastasia Hronis, Clinical Pyschologist BPsych (Hons I), MClin Psych, AMusA, LMusA, PhD
Dr Anastasia is a clinical psychologist and founder of the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. She is also an Honorary Associate at the University of Technology Sydney, where she lectures and supervises students in the Master of Clinical Psychology program. Anastasia holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Clinical Psychology degree and PhD from the University of Technology Sydney. Through Anastasia’s PhD she developed and evaluated a therapy program for children with intellectual disabilities. She has presented at a number of national and international conferences, and has published research in top rated journals. Additionally, Anastasia has also trained as and holds qualifications as a professional concert pianist. Anastasia is particularly passionate about working with adults with anxiety, depression, chronic mood disorders, interpersonal difficulties, emotional dysregulation, trauma, addictions and personality issues. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including St John of God Hospital, Westmead Children’s Hospital and Concord Hospital.
Nadia Pendjerkova – Registered Psychologist; BSc Psych (Hons), MA Psych
As a registered psychologist I consult young and mature adults who struggle with various degrees of stress related issues and challenges, such as work life 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. While working in private practice, occupational rehabilitation, EAP (employee assistance program) services, and medical clinic settings, I developed expertise in multidisciplinary treatment methods, short-term and in-depth therapy, including CBT, ACT, IPT, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and psycho dynamic approach. Originally from Europe, with academic and work experience from Canada and Australia, I work with clients from diverse cultural, economic and social backgrounds.  I am particularly attuned to how personal history influences established views and responses to current circumstances. The value of my experience intrinsically motivates me to support my clients in uncovering destructive patterns of thought and behavior, as well as to encourage and inspire them in establishing new and more adaptive habits.
Sarah Lombardi Dietician APD
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. 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.

Practice Staff

Imogene – Receptionist
Nurse Olivia
Shana – Receptionist
Priyanka – Receptionist
Sophie- Receptionist
Jessica – Practice Manager
Priscilla Tabone- Receptionist