Meet our team

  • General Practitioners

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    Introduction

    Our medical practitioner team consists of senior GPs who completed their specialisation training in general practice and GP Registrars who are qualified doctors on a two-year training pathway to complete their specialisation training.

    All our medical practitioners enjoy learning and teaching and invest significant time in continuously building their own knowledge and skills to enable them to work in collaboration to develop a plan to keep you in good health or get your health back on track.

    Dr Robert Campbell, Medical Director
    I enjoy the variety that comes from General Practice. No two days are ever the same. I have specific interest in preventative health, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and men's health in general. I want to help people to help themselves.
    Personal interests include rugby union (Go Melbourne Rebels!), walking and keeping fit.
    Patients find me approachable and will warm to my sense of humour.

    Dr Elizabeth Kennedy
    I am interested in people and their stories. I love listening and trying to get to the root of the problem. My specific interests are women's health, sexual health and mental health.
    Interests outside of medicine are reading, being with friends and family, and travelling.

    Dr Hubert van Doorn
    Dr Hubert van Doorn is an Australian medical graduate who is passionate about advancing general practice and medical education in Australia.

    Dr van Doorn gained extensive experience as a Principle in a general practice in Melbourne before combining his clinical work with medical education, working in northeast Victoria as a Medical Educator for Bogong GP Training.

    In 2016, he relocated to Darwin, joining NTGPE (Northern Territory General Practice Education) as Lead Medical Educator, Practice and GP Supervisor support and the SMC as a locum GP. Through this ongoing engagement and love for providing quality healthcare and educational supervision to GP Registrars and medical students, Dr van Doorn permanently joins the SMC in 2020 as Senior Clinical Educator (Medicine).

    Outside of the workplace, he enjoys skiing, reading, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

     

    Dr Edmund Siauw

    I believe in working together with my patients and their carers to achieve their optimum health – this usually involves more than just medicine. I also aim to practice using only evidence-based approaches.

    My specific interests are preventative medicine, particularly cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. I have recently commenced a certificate course in skin cancer medicine through the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. I am trained in the use of dermoscopy to look for skin cancer and I am happy to perform skin checks and minor surgery when appropriate.

    I also enjoy talking with my patients about exotic food, soccer, and travel!

     

    Dr Stephanie Tabner

    Dr Stephanie Tabner graduated from Hull York Medical School in the UK and has been working as a general practitioner in the UK for the past few years.

    Dr Tabner enjoys all aspects of general practice including women's health, aged care, minor surgery, emergency medicine and teaching medical students.

    In her personal time, she loves travelling, the outdoors, live music and playing in a rock band.

     

    Dr Saif Aswad

    Dr Saif Aswad moved to northeast Victoria in 2017 after working in emergency medicine in Sydney and Perth. Dr Aswad completed his final year as a GP Registrar with the SMC, obtaining fellowship with RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) in 2019. He likes all areas of general practice and has a specific interest in chronic disease management and dermatology.

    In his personal time, he thoroughly enjoys spending time with his young family.

     

    Dr Samantha Phillips, GP Registrar
    Dr Samantha Phillips is a local resident who completed her medical degree and training in both regional New South Wales and Victoria. She enjoys working and living in rural communities, providing medical care for a wide range of patients. Dr Phillips joins us as a GP Registrar – a fully qualified doctor undertaking specialist training as a general practitioner.

     

    Dr Belinda Jennings, GP Registrar
    Dr Belinda Jennings was born and raised in Melbourne.
    Dr Jennings initially pursued a career in pharmacy, completing a Bachelor of Pharmacy at La Trobe University, Bendigo. Dr Jennings worked as a pharmacist in both community and hospital pharmacies before embarking on her medical career at Deakin University, Geelong.
    After graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Dr Jennings completed her residency at Barwon Health Hospital, Geelong, gaining considerable experience in surgery, women's and children's health and emergency medicine. She has completed further study in a Certificate of Emergency Medicine and a Diploma in Child Health.
    Outside of work she loves spending time with her husband and young family and exploring the great outdoors.

     

    Dr Gracie Pun, GP Registrar
    Dr Gracie Pun graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery, completing her internship in regional and rural Victoria.
    Dr Pun enjoys all aspects of general practice and is thrilled to return to Shepparton to complete her general practice training, joining some of her previous colleagues.
    In her personal time, Gracie enjoys reading, swimming and bushwalking.

     

    Dr Yen Pham, GP Registrar
    Dr Yen Pham was born and raised in Vietnam.
    Dr Pham has a love for teaching and education, graduating from RMIT with a Bachelor of Science before completing a MSc and PhD in Biochemistry.
    She then continued with further study, obtaining a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Sydney. Dr Pham completed her residency at Hornsby Hospital, gaining considerable experience in child health, general medicine and, emergency medicine. She currently holds a Diploma of Child Health.
    Outside of work she enjoys looking after her family and has a passion for cooking and gardening.

  • Nurses

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    Introduction

    Our nurses are highly qualified and capable healthcare providers. All of our practice nurses are division 1 registered nurses with additional qualifications.

    They are often the unsung heroes of primary care and assist our medical practitioners in the delivery of healthcare, obtaining your medical history when you are a new patient to our clinic. They lead preventative care in immunisations, health checks and are at the centre of your chronic disease management team. If you live with diabetes or cardiovascular diseases, it is likely that one of our nurses will work with you to set and achieve your health goals.

    Ms Jane Rinaldi, Team Leader, Practice Nurse (Registered Nurse), Credentialled Diabetes Educator

    I have had the privilege of working as a nurse for over 35 years. I have worked in a variety of settings, including hospital, community health, rural and remote areas, and general practice.

    My background is midwifery/lactation consultancy. My role now in general practice is preventative health care across all ages. A current focus is diabetes prevention and management – working to improve diabetes outcomes through building self-management skills in our clients. I believe in living well with chronic illness.

     

    Ms Allyson CallaghanPractice Nurse (Registered Nurse)

    After years of travelling which involved living and working in a wide variety of hospitals and specialty areas of nursing in both city and rural areas, it has been nice to settle in one place. Practice nursing is completely different and the role has enabled me to expand on my knowledge and skills in all areas of acute and preventative health. This includes asthma education, immunisations, cervical screening, and chronic disease management. I like the ongoing care that we are able to give working in general practice.

    Outside of work, my family is my priority.

     

    Ms Gaynor HobijnPractice Nurse (Registered Nurse)

    I love working in general practice for the variety of patients that we see and hopefully help. It gives me a lot of satisfaction when I have helped clients with preventative health, or when parents are relieved because their child's immunisation was less traumatic than they imagined. I enjoy working with other nurses and doctors and love the input that we can have in the care of clients.

    From pregnancy to the end of life, I just enjoy helping people and making a difference in a positive way.

     

    Ms Jan Wallace, Practice Nurse (Registered Nurse)

    I have been a nurse in general practice for 15 years. I love the diversity of skills required in general practice – so different from working on the wards!

    I am quite passionate about immunisation, wound care, healthy lifestyle and QUIT counselling.

    My personal interests revolve around my family, travel and reading.

  • Specialists

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    Introduction

    We have a team of specialists that visit Shepparton Medical Centre on a regular basis.

    Dr David PrenticeNeurologist
    Dr David Prentice is trained as a Clinical Pharmacologist, Neurologist with a specific interest in chronic migraine.

     

    Dr Joseph Saji, Psychiatrist
    Dr Joseph Saji is a Consultant Psychiatrist with a specific interest in bipolar disorder, neuropsychiatry and psychiatry.

     

    Dr Tom Schulz, Infectious Diseases Physician
    Dr Tom Schulz is an Infectious Disease Physician with a specific interest in refugee and immigrant health and provides care for those with hepatitis B and C.

     

    Dr Liam Tjia, Paediatrician
    Dr Liam Tjia is a general Paediatrician with specific interest in child and adolescent developmental concerns.

  • Allied Health

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    Introduction

    We have a comprehensive team of allied health providers who work closely with our team and deliver services at the Shepparton Medical Centre on a regular basis.

    Mr Simon O'Keeffe, Exercise Physiologist
    Simon O'Keeffe is an accredited Exercise Physiologist who specialises in clinical exercise interventions to achieve specific health outcomes for patients suffering with chronic disease or complex medical conditions or injuries. Simon will assess, prescribe, supervise and monitor the clinical exercise program designed to reach specific health outcomes based on the patient's current medical status.

     

    Ms Kristy Nihill, Psychologist
    Kristy Nihill is a Psychologist and a Teacher with a specific interest in childhood developmental disorders and the provision of clinical and educational psychology assessments assisting with practical solutions for a young person's academic, social and emotional functioning. Areas of clinical practice include a range of mental health issues including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality and identity issues, interpersonal and behavioural difficulties and childhood developmental disorders including autism and ADHD.

  • Administration

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    Introduction

    We have a team of friendly and experienced administrators to assist you with your enquiries.

    Ms Alison McConkey, Team Leader

     

    Ms Karah Bothwell, Receptionist

     

    Ms Tameika Harrap, Receptionist

     

    Ms Hannah Jones, Receptionist

     

    Ms Narelle Parker, Receptionist

     

    Ms Robyn Sutton, Receptionist

     

    Ms Ashleigh Svoboda, Receptionist

  • Management

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    Introduction

    Our management team brings together their experience and expertise with an aim to deliver quality primary healthcare teaching and clinical education, research and patient services.

    Ms Joanne Kinder, Operations Manager
    Joanne joined the SMC in 2015 as Business Manager, combining 7 years executive management experience in the higher education sector with practical business management experience in the telecommunication, retail and hospitality sector.

    Having gained invaluable experience in the operation of the SMC, she now plays an integral role in leading the SMC and enjoys further developing the clinics patient and student experience, service offerings and participation in impact primary care research.

     

    Dr Robert Campbell, Medical Director
    Dr Robert Campbell was appointed the Medical Director of the SMC in 2016 and provides clinical leadership in the delivery of care, quality improvement initiatives and GP supervision of students and GP Registrar's. Dr Campbell takes great pride in developing close bonds with the SMC team with a focus on the delivery of quality healthcare and an integrated teaching model. He holds an Academic Appointment with the University of Melbourne, is an RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) examiner and an accredited GP Supervisor with MCCC, GP training provider.

     

    Ms Tracey Botterill, Practice Manager
    Tracey has a longstanding relationship with the SMC, having commenced as a Practice Administrator in 2010 and expanding her skills and knowledge to become Practice Manager in 2014. Tracey relocated to Yarrawonga in 2017 for a sea change, joining the Yarrawonga Medical Clinic. She returned to the SMC in 2019, bringing well-rounded experience and expertise in Practice Management and enjoys working with the SMC team to ensure we deliver and maintain a high standard of service provision.