Sunday, March 01, 2015

Our Doctors


The doctors at Manningham General Practice come from a wide range of backgrounds and a variety of specialities and interests

Dr John McLean


Dr John McLean graduated from Melbourne University and Prince Henry’s Hospital in 1965, continuing his surgical training there for 4 years. He then spent 3 years in the UK, completing a surgical fellowship at Edinburgh in 1973. John began General Practice in Doncaster in 1977. His interests include Surgery, Diabetes, Cardiology and Preventive Health, and he enjoys golf, walking, photography, carpentry & electronics.


Dr Joe Juhasz


Dr Joe Juhasz emigrated to Australia from Hungary at the age of 6. He studied Medicine at Melbourne University and entered General Practice in Lower Templestowe in 1977. Joe has a special interest in Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, Surgery, Diabetes and Family Counselling. He speaks fluent Hungarian and a smattering of other languages.


Dr Sum Krishnaswamy


Dr Sumathy Krishnaswamy migrated from India 30 years ago after obtaining a postgraduate diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Having gained 10 years experience in Psychiatry she has been a General Practitioner for the last 20 years. She has a special interest in Women’s Health, particularly Menopause and Antenatal Shared-Care. Her other interests include Asthma, Diabetes, Travel Medicine and Counselling.


Dr Andrew Monk


Dr Andrew Monk graduated from Melbourne University in 1977. He entered General Practice in Kew and Doncaster in 1980 after Residency at Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is an AMA Member, and has special interests in Surgical Assisting, Soft-Tissue Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery, as well as General Medicine. His sporting interests include Golf and Horse Racing.


Dr Bernie Crimmins


Dr Bernie Crimmins graduated from Melbourne University in 1980 and completed his Residency years at St Vincent’s Hospital. He began General Practice in 1983, and has completed a Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition and a Masters Degree in Public Health. Bernie has special interests in Nutrition and Weight Management, and Sports Medicine having been the Hawthorn Football Club’s Medical Officer for 15 years.


Dr Phil Susman


Dr Phil Susman graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1976. After 2 years’ Residency at Box Hill Hospital he completed further studies in the UK in Obstetrics and Anaesthesia, gaining a D.A. He worked at Mount Royal and Larundel Hospitals in Rehabilitation and Psychiatry before entering his 20 years of General Practice in Box Hill. Phil holds a Certificate in Diving Medicine and a Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine. He spent 2 years as a Senior Lecturer at Monash Universtity, and 6 years as a board member of the Whitehorse Division of General Practice. Phil’s clinical interests are in Family Medicine, Gynaecology, Diving Medicine and Paediatrics.


Dr Patricia Fricker


Dr Patricia Fricker graduated from Melbourne University, and worked at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and in the Paediatric Unit at The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick. She has been in General Practice in Box Hill since 1976 and has special interests in Geriatrics, Women’s Health including Obstetric Shared Care, Counselling, Depression, Health Risk Assessment, Asthma and Travel Health. She enjoys aerobics, bushwalking, skiing, botanical painting, reading and golf.


Dr Eric Gassin


Dr Eric Gassin was born in Mauritius and lived in England for 2 years before emigrating to Australia in 1977. He graduated from Monash University in 1984 and after working in hospitals for 5 years began General Practice in Box Hill in 1989. His interests include Asthma, Paediatrics and Sport Medicine. He speaks fluent French.


Dr Mary Walsh


Dr Mary Walsh graduated from the University of Queensland in 1976.  She completed her RACGP fellowship working in Brisbane.  In 1985 she moved to Melbourne, and has since combined general practice with raising four children and pursuing her interest in natural fertility management.  She has helped develop RACGP and RANZCOG accredited professional development programs in fertility awareness.  She lectures in postgraduate programs in sexual health and fertility awareness at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in East Melbourne.  Her special interests are in women's health, fertility, obstetrics shared care, care of the ageing, paediatrics and counselling.  In 2011 she established the Fertility Assessment Clinic to offer medical advice and assistance in preparation for pregnancy and assessment & management of sub-fertility from a holistic, natural and restorative approach.


Dr Lesley Seow


Dr Lesley Seow graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1994, and completed her RACGP Fellowship after joining TRFP in 2000. Lesley enjoys General Practice for its variety and continuity. Her special interests include Women’s Health, Geriatrics, Paediatrics and holistic family-centred care.


Dr Eva Youssef


Dr Eva Youssef graduated from Monash University in 1985 and has worked in General Practice in Melbourne and Adelaide where she completed a Diploma of Obstetrics. She has worked in the Doncaster area for 10 years, and has special interests in Women’s Health including Obstetric Shared Care and Paediatrics.


Dr Daisy Samuel-John


Dr Daisy Samuel-John graduated from Monash University and entered General Practice after having gained experience in Emergency Medicine and General Medicine. Her special interests include Women’s Health, Antenatal Care, Paediatrics, Nutrition and Preventive Health.


Dr Lucilla Knight


Dr Lucilla Knight graduated from Monash University in 1997 & served her internship at Box Hill Hospital. She received a diploma in Obstetrics from the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne & completed her RACGP Fellowship in 2003. Lucilla has practiced in Foster, Pakenham & Hyatt before joining MGP in July 2004. Her special interests are Women’s Health & Paediatrics.


Dr Harry Preston


Dr Harry Preston graduated from Monash University in 1966.  His extensive experience locally and internationally includes 20 years in obstetrics and gynaecology at Box Hill, Mitcham and St. Georges Hospitals, as well as private practice.  Dr. Preston has spent over 35 years in private practice in Doncaster.  His special interests are asthma and other lung diseases, non operative gynaecology, diabetes and heart disease.


Dr Amitabh Ilango


Dr Amitabh Ilango completed his postgraduate training and Fellowship in General Practice in 2003.  Since graduation he has worked in public hospitals and general practice.  His special interests are in Men's Health, Cardiovascular Medicine, Diabetes,and Asthma.

Dr Prashima Ilango


Dr Prashima Ilango completed her postgraduate training and Fellowship in General Practice in 2004.  She has gained invaluable experience in the public health system and has been in general practice since 2001.  Dr Ilango has a special interest in Women's Health, including antenatal care, paediatrics and psychiatry.


Dr. Danica Wong


Dr Danica Wong graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001.  She completed her internship and hospital training at the Austin Hospital, and has since gained broad experience working in several general practices.  Dr Wong's special areas of interest include Women's Health, Paediatrics and General Medicine.


Dr. Elean To


Dr Elean To will be familiar to many local residents as she not only grew up in Manningham, she has also practiced in the local area since 1994.  Since graduating in 1990 she has worked at the Monash Medical Centre and as a GP in Manningham.  Dr To's special interests include Women's Health and Mental Health.  In her spare time Dr To enjoys fun runs, fast cars and Star Trek!


Dr Olubunmi Mabo


Dr Olubunmi Mabo graduated in medicine in Nigeria in 1991.  In 1996 she moved to the UK where she lived for 12 years and gained broad experience in Psychiatry. Dr Mabo became a member of the Royal College of General Practice and completed a Diploma of the English Faculty of Family Planning and a Certificate in Substance Misuse Psychiatry.  She moved to Australia in 2008 and joined MGP to follow her special interests in Mental Health, Family Planning and Geriatrics.


Dr Margaret Harris


Dr Margaret Harris grew up in Manningham and studied at Monash University where she completed Bachelor degrees in Arts and Science.  Subsequently she studied medicine in Queensland and has returned home to join MGP.  Dr Harris' interests include adolescent health and paediatrics.  She enjoys going to the movies and plays all sports terribly!


Dr Carol Manuel


Dr Carol Manuel grew up in Hobart and graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1995. She has worked at the Victor Chang Transplant Unit in St Vincent’s Hospital (Sydney), in paediatric medicine at Westmead Children’s Hospital, and with the RAAF, completing officer training and aviation medicine. In 1999 she became the Senior Medical Officer of the RAAF hospital at Laverton and headed its military medical board. Dr Manuel also developed her interest in sports medicine with training through the NSW Institute of Sport. On leaving the RAAF she became a Fellow of the RACGP. She has continued to practice as a GP with special interests in women’s health, paediatrics, corporate medicine and sports medicine.


Dr Jaya K Govindan graduated from India in 1995. She obtained a Master of Medicine in Paediatrics from the University of Melbourne. She has prior experience in Paediatrics which includes 3 years of working in Singapore. She worked for a few years in various hospitals in Melbourne before commencing General practice in 2010. She is currently pursuing a Fellowship in General Practice. Dr Govindan’s areas of interest include Paediatrics and Women’s Health.

Dr Rolf Tsui  graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2004 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2011.He has interests in all aspects of General Practice Medicine with particular attention to Skin Cancer Medicine and Clinical Teaching.  He has returned home to Melbourne after 15 years in Adelaide with his young family to take advantage of “free” baby sitting services and is keen to take up the guitar and revive his long forgotten golfing skills.

Dr Daisy Joseph completed her undergraduate medical training and a porstgraduate degree in Dermatology from the National Board in India.  She migrated to Australia in 2005 and has been working in General Practice since that time.  She completed her RACGP fellowship in 2008.  Her special interests include Women's Health, Dermatology and Preventative Health.  She enjoys the continuity of care and diversity offered in General Practice.

Dr. Cora Wong graduated from Monash University in 1999 and served her residence years in Box Hill Hospital completing a variety of general rotations (psychiatry, paediatric, cardiology, emergency medicine and geriatrics) as part of her general practice experience.  She also completed her diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology in 2003.  She finally finished her fellowship in general practice in 2005 and later completed a diploma in child health through Westmead Hospital in 2006.  Since 2005 she has been working in General Practice in Ivanhoe and in the last 2 years in Sydney.  Her special interests include paediatrics, antenatal shared care, women's health, family planning and mental health.

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