Dr Leena Jatkar General Practitioner

Dr Leena Jatkar MBBS has over 30 years experience as a GP in India, the United States and Australia, and has consulted at South Melbourne Family Practice since 2009. Dr Jatkar finds general practice challenging and enjoys all aspects. Her special interests include women’s health, children’s health, and preventative health to prevent chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. In addition to English, Dr Jatkar is fluent in six Indian languages and assists new migrants during their settling down period.

Dr Rijad Kucuk General Practitioner

Dr Rijad Kucuk MBBS (UWA) FRACGP is interested in all aspects of general practice, and enjoys caring for people from all walks of life and from varied cultural backgrounds. Dr Kucuk has special interests including men’s health, paediatrics, travel medicine, sexual health, chronic disease management, occupational health including pre-employment medicals, TAC/WorkCover, and performing small surgical procedures.

Dr Ling Zheng General Practitioner

Dr Ling Zheng MBBS FRACGP MD PHD (Monash) has been practising at South Melbourne Family Practice since 2011 and has a great interest in all aspects of general practice. Dr Zheng has spent considerable time involved in medical research of a variety of chronic lung diseases at Monash University, University of Hong Kong, Essen University (Germany) and TongJi Medical University (China) prior to becoming a GP. Dr Zheng consults in both English and Mandarin, and has a caring, thorough, and patient-centred approach. Her special interests include asthma management, women’s health, child and adolescent health, aged care, chronic disease management, and preventative medicine.

Dr Leon Toh General Practitioner

MBBS, FRACGP, Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery, Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy

Dr Leon Toh graduated from Monash University in 2009 and underwent his internship in Bendigo Base Hospital before spending a few years in various surgical specialities in Monash Health. He then embarked into General Practice training and spent several years in rural Victoria. He was awarded the Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2017.

Dr Leon strives to provide good quality and personal care for all his patients. He is interested in all aspects of general practice. Dr Leon has done further training in skin cancer holds a professional diploma of skin cancer surgery and a professional certificate in dermoscopy. He is able to perform a comprehensive skin cancer check and perform biopsies, complex removal and repair of skin cancers including skin flaps and skin grafts. Aside from English, Leon speaks Mandarin and Malay.

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Sarah Leech Physiotherapy

Sarah Leech is a physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Masters’ Degree in Doctor of Physiotherapy. She also completed a Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Musculoskeletal Therapy from the Australian College of Natural Medicine. Sarah’s interests are in musculoskeletal health, assisting with joint and muscle pain, occupational health, helping with return to work after an injury, and she also has interests in women’s and men’s health. Book an appointment online with Sarah, or find out more about our physiotherapy services.

Maria Fedele Psychologist

Maria Fedele is a registered Psychologist with over 25 years experience in the community and private sectors, helping people live healthy, enriched and emotional connected lives. Maria’s approach to counselling is based on warmth, collaboration and integrity. She believes in establishing a supportive therapeutic relationship which forms the basis to successful counselling, helping you to explore your emotions and experiences safely. Using the brain-based approach of Neuropsychotherapy, Maria works with you to understand behaviours and emotions, exploring the interplay between the mind, body, relationships and the environment. Using a range of evidence based practices, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution focused Techniques, Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, working together to increase your ability to achieve wellness and make lasting change.

Alexandra Monti Hypnotherapist and Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Alexandra Monti is a Master Trainer and Master Practitioner of Hypnosis and Master Trainer and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Alexandra’s natural passion to help others has seen her enjoy many years of success, assisting clients to create immediate and permanent change. She enjoys working one on one with people, using the latest techniques in Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy® and other processes, allowing the client and practitioner to conduct the session content free, protecting the client from additional trauma. Well-travelled Alexandra respects other people’s values and model’s of the world which allows the client to feel relaxed and supported during the process. Alexandra specialises in removing negative emotions, conflicts, past traumas, habits and phobias and facilitates effective change quickly and easily, allowing the client to move forward without boundary’s or limitations.

Alexandra’s curiosity for neuroscience has seen her continue to study many modalities and has allowed her the privilege to work alongside a world class Training Company actively assisting other Practitioners in their evolution to become excellent Master Practitioners and Trainers. Alexandra also specialises in the corporate sector and enjoys tailoring training and workshops to suit the environment.

Alexandra’s special interests include anxiety, weight loss, quit smoking, bad habits, phobia, bed wetting, chronic pain, insomnia, performance enhancement, mental health, relaxation, and stress reduction.

Alexandra’s a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy, The American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy® Association, The American Board of Neuro-Linguistic

David Morrell Psychologist

Sri Vanapilli Podiatrist

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