Your Doctors
Kulbir Gill
MBBS (Hons)
Diabetes, Chronic conditions, Acupuncture, GP Supervisor

Kulbir has worked in Gisborne since 1984 and is a founding partner of Gisborne Medical Centre. He enjoys the diversity of General Practice, has particular expertise in Diabetes management, and has integrated acupuncture into his medical practice since 1993. His patients like his caring and skilful approach. He loves working as part of a team assisting people to optimise their health, and being involved in training doctors, nurses and other health workers.

Stephen Newton
MBBS (Hons), BSC (Hons) Dip RACOG
Paediatrics, Geriatrics and Industrial Medicine, Minor Skin Surgery, GP Supervisor

Steve enjoys the diversity and challenges presented by all aspects of general practice. He performs minor surgical procedures and is a supervisor of both registrar doctors and medical students.

 

Shaima Al-Msari
MBBS
Family Medicine
Shaima has been at the Gisborne Medical Centre for three years and has built up a strong patient following.
Alan Lee
MBBS
Family Medicine, Musculoskeletal, Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics
Alan graduated from the University of Beijing in 2006 and started his medical career in Australia in 2010 having worked at Echuca Regional Health, Austin Health and the Northern Hospital. Alan is a full time GP and is highly regarded by his growing patient base.
Prior to becoming a GP, Alan was a physiotherapist.
Robert Hetzel
MBBS, FRACGP, Dip RACOG
Family Medicine, Mental Health, Preventative Medicine 
Robert joined the team in 2010. He is a former medical educator at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners training program and maintains a passion for teaching medical students.
Previously Robert worked as a GP in Flemington, was CEO of Monash IVF and then the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.  Robert has recently been appointed Adjunct Senior Research, Fellow School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Monash University.
James Owen
MBBS
Family Medicine
James is completing his GP specialty training with us. James' previous GP training was undertaken in Kyneton, James is familiar with the Macedon Ranges and enjoys all aspects of family health care.
Pritinesh Singh
MBBS, FRACGP, Dip Child Health, GCTT, Cert Fam Med, Cert Forensic Med & Sc
 
Special interests:
Family medicine, Travel medicine, Men’s health, Complex Disease Management, Skin Checks.
Pritinesh has a broad experience in multiple disciplines and has worked for many years in Australia with stints overseas including teaching at undergraduate university level. She enjoys complex medical conditions, emergency presentations, minor procedures, paediatrics, adolescent health and geriatrics.
 
She has a keen interest in community health with the Macedon Ranges being home for her and her two dogs.
 
Pritinesh is available for consults 5 days a week including weekends.
 

Tanya Duke

MBBS, FRACGP, Dip Child Health, Grad Cert Travel Med

Children’s Health, Travel Medicine, Preventative Health, LGBTIQ+ Health, Sexual Health, Contraception and Implanons

 

Tanya grew up in rural South Australia. She completed her medical degree at the University of Adelaide, and hospital training in Adelaide before moving to Victoria. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and also has a Diploma in Child Health and a Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine. 

Tanya enjoys all aspects of General Practice, and has a particular focus on evidence-based medicine and empowering her patients to improve their health.

Heena Choksey
MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
General Medicine, Women's Health, Obstetrics, Paediatrics

Heena has been working with Gisborne Medical Centre since 2007 and has a special interest in women's health, obstetrics and children's health. She provides Shared Care Antenatal services

Kasey Hogg
MBBS, FRACGP
General Medicine, Adolescent and Child Health, Women's Health

Kasey grew up in the Macedon Ranges and has returned to become a GP for her community. She also works as a Medical Educator. Kasey strives to provide a holistic and empathetic approach to patient care.

Tim Phillips
MBBS, FRACGP
Preventative Medicine, Natural Medicine, Mental Health
Tim came to Gisborne in 2011 after completing his GP training. He lives locally with his family. Tim's interests include preventative medicine, natural medicine and mental health. Outside of work he enjoys playing bagpipes, gardening and snow skiing.
Carlie Di Camillo
MBBS, FRACGP, B.BioSc, Dip Child Health, Cert Women's Health
Women's Health, Paediatrics, Chronic Disease Management
Carlie grew up in the local area and returned to the Macedon Ranges after completing her studies. Her interests include management of chronic disease, geriatrics, obstetrics shared care, women's health and medical education.
Hema Thimmappa
MBBS, FRACGP
Family Medicine
We welcome Hema back to Gisborne Medical Centre from 8 February 2016. She has successfully completed her GP specialty training whilst working in Rochester. Hema enjoys all aspects of general practice work and looks forward to touching base with her patients (On Maternity Leave until August 2018)
Rashida Moiz
MBBS, FRACGP
Family Medicine, Women's Health, Mental Health, Paediatrics
Rashida completed her general practice training at the Gisborne Medical Centre and has successfully attained her Fellowship qualification.
She enjoys all aspects of general practice, particularly looking after children's and women's health.
Haritha Puppala
MBBS
Family Medicine

Haritha has over 7 years experience in a hospital and clinical setting with her most recent position at Swan Hill.   She is now working towards completing her GP training with us.

She has a Diploma in Child Health and formal training in rural emergency skills, mens and womens health and chronic health conditions.  

Specific areas of interest include paediatrics, mental health, chronic disease management, adolescent health and procedural medicine
 

 

Karinne Tunnecliff

MBBS

Children’s Health, Travel Medicine, Preventative Health, General Surgery

Karinne is a local to the area and completed her studies at Deakin University.

Karinne completed  basic physician training at Barwon Health and completed rotations in neurology, cardiology, intensive care, gastroenterology, nephrology and general medicine..

Gisborne Medical Centre has been providing quality medical care to the Gisborne and Macedon Ranges community for over 25 years.

 

Our goal is to provide the best possible health care to patients in a welcoming and friendly environment. 

 

Our practice and services has expanded significantly over the last few years with the introduction of nurse clinics, a larger range of visiting medical specialists and allied health providers. This means that all your health needs can be provided from our clinic.

 

We welcome your feedback and comments any time, simply email us via our Contact page.

The Team

Our Nurses

Gisborne Medical Centre's nurses are available Mondays to Saturdays to assist with patient care including triaging urgent and emergency care, assisting with procedures, vaccinations, plasters and wound care.

 

They also provide chronic disease care planning by spending time with you to ensure you understand and can manage your conditions optimally.

 

Our nurses understand the needs of our patients and have developed care models that ensure the best patient outcomes.

Our treatment room nursing staff are:

 

Helen - Team Leader

Josie - Team Leader

Kay

Sharon

Robyn

Giselle

Katie

Dagmara

Julie

Emma

Our chronic disease clinic nursing staff are:

 

Robyn

Liz

Josie

 

Ann Bush

Diabetes Educator

Every Thursday

Melbourne Pathology

On-site pathology collection Mondays to Saturdays.

Lake Imaging

X-ray and ultrasound services. Located next to Gisborne Medical Centre.

Sunbury Physiotherapy

Tuesdays and Thursdays 

Dr Jeremy Goldin ~Respiratory Physician~

Thursdays - Fortnightly

Dr Ronen Gurvitch ~Cardiologist~

Monday afternoon's fortnightly

Dr John Honey ~Psychiatrist~

Tuesday - weekly

Wednesday morning - weekly

Prof. Andrew Bucknill ~Orthopaedic Surgeon~

Thursday afternoon - Monthly

Mr Tom Treseder ~Orthopaedic Surgeon~

Thursday afternoon - Monthly

Assoc. Prof Peter Danne ~General Surgeon~

Wednesday afternoon - Fortnightly

Friday afternoon/evening - Fortnightly

Dr Gopal Poovalingam ~Gynaecologist~

Dr Ranjit Rao ~Urologist~

Monday morning - Monthly

Dr Deborah Amott ~ Anita Yuen ~ Ear Nose & Throat Specialist ~

Friday mornings & Tuesdays - Monthly 

Dr Kevin Lee ~Endocrinologist~

Friday Afternoons - Fortnightly

Mr Chris Lu ~ General Surgeon ~

Contact us for visiting dates

Mr Roger Bell ~ Vascular surgeon ~

North Western Vascular - vascular surgery including varicose veins and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating or facial blushing)

Mr Jonathan Burge ~ Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon ~

Commencing Friday

Monthly Friday 2pm - 6pm

Sunbury Podiatry

Every Monday and Friday mornings

Bob McNaught ~Psychologist~

Every Monday all day.

Thursday morning - weekly.

Veronica Zardo ~Psychologist~

Every Monday, Thursday & Fridays Weekly

Andrea Stewart ~Psychologist~

Every Tuesday & Fornightly Friday 8am - 8pm

Ipar Rehabilitation

The Hearing Club ~Audiologist~

Every Friday

Australian Nutrition and Dietetics Services

Every Friday

Jesse Zanker ​Geriatrician

Wednesdays - Monthly

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Support Staff

Our clinical staff are supported by a team of friendly reception and administration staff. The support staff are dedicated to providing outstanding patient support and facilitate service provision at our Centre.

 

 

Reception/Administration

What is the BEST thing I can do for my health?

Wendy - Senior Operational Administration

Andrea - Accounts

Suzie

Pennii

Layla

Julie

Tracy

Leanne

Pene

Michaela

Chantele

Jasmyn

Michelle

Angela

Simon - General Manager