Dr Kathy Roncevic – Family Doctor MBBS FRACGP Dip RACOG
Background - Dr Roncevic is a graduate of the University of NSW and has been working in the Inner West region for the last 18 years.
Special Interests - She works in Shared Antenatal care with Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and enjoys all aspects of general family medicine.
Personal Interests - She loves to spend time with her family outside of work.
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.
Dr Ying Wu – MBBS
Background - Dr Wu graduated from University of Melbourne in 2009. Before joining us, She worked at Royale Eastwood Medical Centre, Campbelltown Mall Medical Centre, Macarthur Square Medical and Dental Centre, and worked as a Plastic and Reconstructive, Maxillofacial Surgical Registrar. She is also certified for Antenatal Shared Care with RPA & is a certified Acupuncturist.
Personal Interests - Her interests include travelling and yoga.
Dr Sarunnyah Prabahan – MBBS DipCH
Background - Dr Prabahan graduated from Bond University. Before joining us, she worked at Bankstown/Campbelltown Hospital, Concord/Broken Hill Hospital & Ryde Hospital.
Special Interests - Working with children, families, preventative health, general practice as a whole.
Personal Interests - Travelling.
Dr Deepti Vanza (MMBS)
Background Dr Vanza graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in The United States. She moved to Australia in 2007 and completed her hospital training at Bendigo Base Hospital in Victoria, St George and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney. She has completed her Masters in Public Health from UNSW as well as her Diploma in Child Health. She has worked at several practices around Sydney and enjoys all aspects of general practice.
Special Interests Antenatal Shared Care, Women and Children’s Health, Preventative Health.
Personal Interests Spending time with family, Traveling.
Dr Lisa Luo (MMBS, MS, Dip. Child Health, FRACGP)
Background Dr Luo graduated from the University of New South Wales. Before entering General Practice, she worked in various hospitals including Royal North Shore, Westmead Children's Hospital, Bankstown and St George. She completed her Master's of Surgery at University of Sydney in 2012 and her Diploma of Child Health in 2015.
Special Interests Lisa enjoys all aspects of general practice, particularly paediatrics, and minor procedures.
Dr Victor Yan MBBS
Background: Graduated from University of New England in 2013 and worked at Blacktown, Hornsby and Westmead Hospital as a medical registrar before commencing General Practice Training in 2017. Passionate about preventative health care and developing good long term relationships with patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Special Interests: Chronic disease management, Antenatal shared care, Sexual Health, Travel Medicine, Occupational Health.
Personal Interests: Basketball, Snowboarding, Travelling, Outdoor Adventures
Dr Portia Predny B.Med
Background: Dr Predny completed her medical degree at the University of Newcastle in 2011, before working in Royal North Shore Hospital for three years and gaining particular experience in Paediatric Medicine. She is currently a GP Registrar and expects to complete her training in 2018.
Special Interests: Dr Predny was attracted to General Practice for the opportunity it provides to provide care to a variety of people at all the different stages of their lives. She has a particular interest in providing quality health care to members of the LGBTIQ+ community, as well as in Paediatrics and Women's health. She is also passionate about promoting health through lifestyle, and is a proponent of the Health at Every Size approach to good health.
Personal Interests: Outside of medicine, Dr Predny enjoys hiking, rock climbing, dance and performing, and dabbles with Archery and playing the ukulele.
Dr Theodora Terzis
Background - Dr Theodora Terzis is a GP registrar in her final year of training. Before starting General Practice, Theodora worked at RPA Hospital for 4 years, across a wide range of specialties, where she developed a special interest in Paediatrics, Women's Health, Geriatric Medicine and Hospital in the Home.
Special Interest - She is very passionate about providing holistic and preventative care to all her patients. She is an accredited antenatal shared care practitioner through RPA Hospital. She also has a strong interest in Mental Health.
Dr Senthen Rajalingam
Background: Graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010. Worked as a medical registrar in Westmead, Blacktown and St Vincent’s Hospitals before commencing GP training in 2019.
Special Interests: Chronic disease management, preventative health, paediatrics and family medicine
Personal Interests: Travelling, listening to and playing music, baking
Dr Parvani Pinnewala – Registered Psychologist(Aus) Clinical Psychologist (SL) BScPsych.Hons(UK),PhD(Aus.),CPsychol(UK),MAPS(Aus.)
Parvani is a Clinical Psychologist with British education and training. She has Chartered Psychologist status in the UK with Divisional membership in Clinical Psychology. She is also a registered clinical psychologist in Sri Lanka. Her PhD in Psychology (Macquarie University) examined women’s trauma, resilience and recovery processes. She has over 17 years of clinical experience treating mainly adults, adolescents and the elderly.
Parvani received the Elaine Dignan Award from the Australian Psychological Society in 2005 for significant contributions to women and psychology, in recognition of her clinical, teaching, training and advocacy work. Parvani works with a range of problems including depression, stress, adjustment issues, anxiety (social anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive and compulsive behaviours and separation anxiety), bereavement and grief, women’s issues, self-esteem, issues in confidence and personal development, trauma and recovery, anger management, relational issues (including difficulties in interpersonal, couple or family issues), emotion regulation issues, sexuality and gender identity, acculturation, serious mental illness (including bipolar and psychosis), personality disorders, pain management and addictions. She is able to provide short-term interventions and longer-term therapy based on the client’s problems and complexity of issues. Parvani incorporates person-centred, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, solution-focused and other evidenced based approaches to help clients resolve their issues effectively, recover and bring about beneficial changes.
Specialising in Women's Issues, Trauma Work, Pain Management, Grief and Sexuality and Gender Identity. Parvani is also an approved practitioner in the Work and Development Order (WDO) scheme.
Andrew Roy – Physiotherapist
Andrew has 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 course such as Dry Needling, Shoulder and Hip pain, Facial Mobility, Andrew utilizes a wide variety of techniques to suit each patient's needs. Andrew approaches patients in a holistic manner, looking at the whole biomechnical chain to determine the casual factors if an injury not just treating the area of "pain".His special interests include shoulders, knees and acute or chronic spinal pain.
Erika Hung – Dietitian
Erika is a qualified Accredited Practicing Dietitian who is passionate about empowering her patients to make their health goals a reality. She is dedicated to working with her patients, taking the time to understand their individual lifestyles and creating small achievable health behaviour changes that they can sustain lifelong.
Erika has experience in helping her patients manage a range of health conditions through their diets, in particular chronic diseases such as T2DM, heart disease and weight management. During her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, she has also grown a strong interest in plant-based nutrition, gut health and women’s health. With a passion for continuously learning, she is committed to ensuring she is up-to-date with the latest evidence in her areas of speciality and the ever-evolving field of nutrition. She greatly enjoys translating the complex scientific nutrition information she learns into personalised, easy-to-digest and practical advice for her patients. Erika also enjoys spreading her knowledge in food and nutrition through group education sessions, cooking classes and short blog articles.
In her spare time, Erika enjoys getting outdoors, taking long walks and finding new cafes to enjoy food with her family and friends. She believes the social settings and the people we enjoy food with are equally important as the nutrients within them and hopes to carry this belief through the way she practices.
Naim Bireroglu – Podiatrist
Naim has completed a Bachelor of Health Science/Mastering in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Sydney. His experience covers alls scopes of podiatric care including biomechanical, 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 biomechanics in which is his most experienced scope of practice.
Special Interests - Sports biomechanics and Chronic Disease Management
Personal Interests - Outside of work, Naim enjoys playing basketball, powerlifting and traveling
Petroula Quinn – Psyhcologist
Petroula is a very caring and empathic Psychologist who has been helping people overcome life difficulties for over 11 years and has worked in private practice for the past 7 years. She has a special interest in working with people presenting with Anxiety and Trauma, having worked in a trauma-focused NFP organisation helping families who have experienced abuse and violence for 5 years. Her work experience includes providing individual counselling with those affected by mental health problems, as well as couples therapy and helping those impacted by physical injuries and chronic pain.
Petroula draws from a range of therapeutic modalities to create individualised treatment plans that considers the personal strengths and challenges of each person. Her preferred modalities include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
She creates a warm and respectful environment to help clients work through their struggles and to learn better ways to cope. She is passionate about helping clients work towards living a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Narissa – Practice Manager
Narissa has worked with the company for 3 years, and as practice manager for the past year. She has over 10 years experience in administration. Outside of the office she loves spending time with her dog Coco and going to the gym.
Liz – Receptionist
Liz is one of our full time receptionists at Birkenhead. She comes from a back ground of retail with a passion to deliver great customer service to all of our patients.
When Liz is not at work she likes to unwind by going to the beach, shopping, playing touch football and having a boogey.