Our TeamOur Doctors and staff speak English, Punjabi, Hindi, Sinhala, Tamil, Farsi, Turkish, Arabic, Urdu, French, Dari, Azeri and Russian
Doctors & Dentists
Dr. Vajna Rafeek MBBS, FRACGP, Dip-in-Derm.(Aust), DCH(Aust)
Dr Vajna Rafeek is the Practice Principal who firmly believes in family medicine with a holistic approach. A personable doctor, Vajna graduated in the year 1996 in Sri Lanka. She was extensively exposed to Gynaecology and obstetrics from the very early stages of her general practice. She was also very lucky to be a part of the pioneers in IVF in Sri Lanka. Dr Rafeek left in the year 2001 for the United Kingdom for higher studies, where she trained and worked in the National Health Services. Her experience there includes spheres of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Emergency, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, geriatrics and general medicines.
Year 2007 brought Vajna to this magnificent land – Australia. The busiest Emergency department of the Northern Health took Vajna through many aspects of Australian health systems. Then she entered the Australian general practice and obtained her Fellowship of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In addition to shared maternity care with Northern Health, western Health, The Royal Women’s Hospital and Mercy Hospital for women,Vajna condcuts skin clinic.
Interested in Culinary art,interior decor,sewing, Vajna speaks Tamil and Sinhala.
Dr. Edith Millawana Atapattu MBBS FRACGP
Dr Edith Millawana Atapattu is a richly experienced and very personable doctor. He has worked in hospitals in England and Australia covering the spheres of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, geriatrics and general medicines. He still works at Public Hospitals and stays current. His passion for emergency medicine, men’s health, Paediatrics, preventative health makes him a good General Practitioner. He speaks fluent Sinhalese language in addition to English.
Dr. Chandima Majuwane Karunathilaka MBBS
Dr Chandima Majuwane Karunathilaka graduated from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Since the graduation she has been working in different fields of medicine including Obstetrics, Gynaecology, General Medicine and General Practice. Her special interests are Gynaecology, sexual health.
Dr Aflal Hussain MBBS
Dr Aflal Hussain graduated from university of Sri Jayewardanapura ,colombo in his post graduated year five possess variety of clinical experience in many aspects of medicine such as General surgery, Orthopedics, Internal medicine,Paediatrics and Anesthesia. He is a firm believer of holistic care, His special interests are Mental health, Sexual health, Men’s health and Procedures. He is fluent in English Sinhalese and Tamil. He is a keen learner of Australian slang as well.
Dr Jawad Hussain
MBBS, MPH, FRACGP, DCH
Dr Akram Jabbar
MBBS, MRCGP, Fellowship in Diabetes.
Dr S N Deen
MBBS, FRACGP, DCH(Aust)
Dr Ishard Sulthana
Dr Thusyanthy Piratheepan
Dr Shiham Zaveer
Dr Ifana Akram
Dr Naleemudeen Sihabdeen
MBBS, FRACGP, DCH(Aust)
Dr Suresh Bohra
Dr Ajith Vithanagama
Dr Ravi Srinivasaraju
Dr Asrar Ul Haq
Dr Vivek Mutha
Hume Erdogan Practice Nurse – Division 1
Humeyra has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Having had intensive training in various facets of nursing in public hospitals, age care, rehabilitative and mental health facilities, Humeyra is keen on utilising her skill base in the General Practice setting.
Allied Health Staff
Dr. Damian Hardwick – Clinical Psychologist
Dr Damian Hardwick is a clinical psychologist with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology); a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Psychology); and a Professional Doctorate in Psychology (Clinical).
He is currently employed as a generic mental health clinician by the Northwest Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team, which is a part of Northwest Area Mental Health Service, which is part of North-Western Mental Health. He is also currently practising as an independent clinical psychologist.
Dr. Damian Hardwick is a specialist in adult mental health. He is experienced in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of high prevalence disorders such as anxiety and depressive disorders, low prevalence disorders such as personality and psychotic disorders and alcohol and other drug disorders. He is also experienced in the provision of psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy in particular and other psychotherapy frameworks in general for people ranging from 16- to 64-years old.
He is registered to provide psychological services under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative and Better Outcomes in Mental Health Program through Medicare Australia.
Jane Henderson – Senior Speech Pathologist
Jane Henderson is a Senior Speech Pathologist. She holds a Masters degree and has worked in the field for twenty years. Jane has developed her expertise in assessing and treating children with autism and speech and language disorders. She has a specific interest in supporting children’s language and literacy development in the school environment. Jane provides training for education staff to demonstrate effective strategies that promote language and communication in the classroom.
Mary-Ann Georgy – Paediatric Speech Pathologist
Mary-Ann Georgy is a qualified Paediatric Speech Pathologist working for Communicate Speech Pathologist Services. Mary-Ann has been working for Communicate over the past three years at Narre Warren and Hanson Specialist Suite, Craigieburn clinics and at variety of schools. She is specialised in assessing and providing therapy support for children and adolescents with Speech sound disorders, Receptive and expressive language disorders, Autism Spectrum disorders, Stuttering, Poor literacy skills, Difficulties with social skills.
Mary-Ann provides 1:1 and group therapy. She runs social skill group for children and adolescents who present with poor social skills. Mary-Ann also aims to work with significant individuals such as parents, school, childcare and other professionals of the child in order to provide the best care. Mary-Ann is also registered to provide services under the Chronic Disease Management Plan, and Helping Children with Autism program.
Wendy Henriks – Psychologist – Children & Adolescents
Wendy Henriks is a registered psychologist specialising in children, adolescents, & families, but also works with adults. First registered in 2006, Wendy is currently working in schools, as well as private practice. She has experience with a wide variety of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, parenting, grief and loss, social skills, anger, intellectual and learning disabilities, self esteem, trauma, abuse, separated families, ASD, ADHD, OCD and more. Wendy is a client-centred therapist who utilises evidenced based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, structured and unstructured Play Therapy as well as Acceptance and Commitment therapeutic approaches. Wendy also has experience using Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.
Wendy aims to make child sessions friendly and fun and tries to incorporate a systematic approach by working with the child’s school, family and other professionals when necessary.
Wendy is registered for the Better Outcomes in Health program and the Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative through Medicare Australia but also practices privately.
As well as counselling, Wendy can perform cognitive assessments including those for suspected gifted or intellectually disabled children and teens. She is also able to perform behavioural observations at kinder or school. Please enquire within for more information about private assessments available.
- Wendy is currently available Tuesdays only.