Our Health Professionals

Meet Our Health Professionals

PVH Medical has an extensive range of health professionals able to cater to your health & wellbeing needs.

Dr Ray Gornall
Dr Raymond Gornall
GP

Ray graduated over 30 years ago and has  been at PVH for 12 years. He has an interest in all areas of family medicine, especially paediatrics, allergies, asthma, dermatitis, diabetes, cardiology and respiratory issues and minor surgery. He has a Diploma in Obstetrics and is also a Fellow of The Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr Theo Hajicosta
Dr Theo Hajicosta
GP

Theo has worked in Pascoe Vale since 1995. He has extensive experience in general practice including general medicine, aged care, men's health and paediatrics. He performs minor surgical procedures including removal of skin lesions. He has a keen interest and is involved in improving and developing health services in the local area.

Dr Bill Harvey
Dr Bill Harvey
GP

Bill enjoys all aspects of general practice and has special interests in paediatrics, shared care obstetrics and minor surgical procedures. He is married with 5 children and enjoys playing golf, watching cricket and the AFL. He is an avid Collingwood supporter.

Dr-John-Kirmos
Dr John Kirmos
GP

John graduated from Monash University and has been working as a GP in Pascoe Vale for over 20 years. His interests are in chronic disease management, paediatrics and sports musculo-skeletal medicine.

Dr David Martinelli
Dr David Martinelli
GP

David is one of the clinic’s founding doctors. He is an experienced GP with over 25 years of clinical practice. He enjoys all aspects of his work and has special interests in chronic disease management and aged care. He is married to GP, and has 2 adult children who are both studying medicine.

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Dr Tina Zuccarello
GP

Tina completed her medical degree in December 2010. Following completion of her internship resident year, she commenced GP training in 2013. Prior to her medical degree, she studied a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a PhD in Chemistry. Tina enjoys all aspects of general practice, particularly women and children's health, chronic disease management and undertaking skin excisions. For her, being part of a patient's health journey is such a rewarding experience. She speaks Italian.

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Dr Janice Lam
GP

Janice completed her medical training at The University of Melbourne and worked at The Northern Hospital and The Austin Hospital before pursuing a career in general practice. She enjoys all aspects of general practice especially working in partnership with patients.

Dr Yamuuna Punniya Moorthy
GP

Yamuuna graduated from University of Adelaide, South Australia and pursued a career in general practice shortly after. She loves meeting new people and developing lasting professional relationships with her patients. Her special interests are children's health, women's health, dermatology and skin cancers. She speaks English, Malay, Indonesian and Tamil.

Dr Ana Hernandez
Dr Ana Hernandez
GP

Born in Cuba, trained in Melbourne. Ana has worked at PVH for over 19 years, and has a special interest in shared pregnancy care.

Dr Elizabeth Williams
Dr Elizabeth Williams
GP

Elizabeth is an experienced GP who enjoys the wide variety of her work, whilst having a special interest in women’s and children’s health. She also likes to work with people to help them be well, both mentally and physically.

Dr Louise Ennis
Dr Louisa Ennis
GP

Louisa graduated from Monash University in 1991. She undertook her GP training in the Northern Territory and has practiced in country Victoria and Melbourne, working at PVH since 2005. She is interested in illness prevention, mental health, chronic disease management, womens health and offers shared antenatal care.

Dr Helen Brough
Dr Helen Brough
GP

Helen been working in general practice for nearly 25 years. She enjoys the diversity of her work, seeing new people as well as caring for those she has known for a long time. She is keen to remain as fit as possible. So among other activities, she sometimes rides a bike to work.

Dr Hilary Donald
Dr Hilary Donald
GP

General Practitioner, worked in Pascoe Vale for more than 30 years.

Dr Immi Jayawardena
Dr Immi Jayawardena
GP

Immi has been with PVH since February 2012. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of General Practitioners and has a special interest in chronic disease management, mental health and childrens' health.

Dr Stephen Lew
Dr Stephen Lew
GP

Stephen works part time at both PVH and at the University of Melbourne. His main interests are medical education and all of general practice including children’s health, skin diseases and eye diseases.

Dr Huda Marcus
Dr Huda Marcus
GP

Huda started at PVH in 2010 as a registrar and decided to stay. She enjoys all aspect of general practice with special interest in paediatrics and women's health. She also speaks Arabic and Chaldean language.

Dr Claire Ravenhall
Dr Claire Ravenhall
GP

Claire has completed her medical training at Melbourne University. She has a special interest in preventative medicine, women’s and children’s health and enjoys the continuity of care that General Practice provides.

Dr Anita Willaton
Dr Anita Willaton
GP

Anita graduated from Monash University in 1987 and has completed a Diploma in Obstetrics and a Diploma in Child Health She received her Fellowship of General Practice in 1994. She has a special interest in travel health and paediatrics and enjoys her role in providing shared pregnancy care.

Dr Ian Stokes
Dr Ian Stokes
GP

Ian completed a science degree at Melbourne University followed by medicine at Flinders University in Adelaide, graduating at the end of 2000. He commenced GP training at the start of 2014, having spent the intervening years working primarily in paediatrics. Ian has special interest in child, adolescent and men's health as well as preventative health to lay the ground work for future health.

Dr Mahirun Molla
Dr Mahirun Molla
GP

Mahirun graduated medicine in 2005 and has worked in Northern and Austin hospitals in various specialties before starting General Practice training in 2013. She has completed a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has special interest in shared antenatal care, women's health, preventative health and chronic disease management. 

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Dr Mei Lyn Tan
GP

Mei Lyn works part-time at PVH Medical and at the University of Melbourne, where she is involved in research and medical student teaching. Mei Lyn has previously worked in several hospitals and medical clinics across Victoria.

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Dr David Chen
GP

Having worked in major teaching hospitals and medical clinics across Victoria, David works part-time at PVH Medical and Monash University. Special interests include chronic disease management, skin conditions, men's health and medical education.

Sr Bridget Wilkes
Ms Bridget Wilkes
Diabetes Educator

Bridget is very passionate about empowering people with diabetes and their families to live long, happy and most importantly quality lives, whilst enabling them to be the main decision makers in their diabetes care

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Mr Simon Nudds
Psychologist

Simon has been a registered clinical psychologist since 2000. He has acquired over 14-years’ experience working with people across all age ranges (from children and their families through to older adults) and from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in order to empower his clients to manage and overcome various mental health issues

Colleen McFarlane
Dr Colleen McFarlane
Psychologist

Colleen has been a registered clinical psychologist for nine years and has worked in mental health for more than twenty years. Colleen offers psychological therapy to adults for depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement and relationship difficulties amongst other concerns.

Ms Edith Borg
Ms Edith Borg
Psychologist

Edith has been a practicing psychologist for thirteen years, with extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety and grief with both children and adults. She specialises in mainly managing acute stress, trauma and chronic pain.

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Ms Michelle Vassallo
Psychologist

Michelle is a registered psychologist who has experience in providing various therapeutic approaches including play therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, ACT therapy, the FRIENDS program, Signpost Parenting and other evidence based interventions.

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Mr Tim Mulholland
Podiatrist

Tim has spent years honing his skills as a podiatrist in Melbourne's North and is continually trying to enhance the profession by teaching to podiatry students at LaTrobe University. He has completed further training and experience in chronic wound management including the High Risk Foot, preventing falls and maintaining balance, musculoskeletal pathologies and prolotherapy.

Mr Ben Westaway
Mr Ben Westaway
Podiatrist

Ben is a specialist in the treatment of running-related overuse injuries. He has a special interest in the use of holistic exercise prescription and teaching self-treatment techniques for management of soft tissue injuries. Ben graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatry Practice.

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Ms Jayde Finnegan
Podiatrist

Jayde takes pride in the Podiatry care she provides and ensures her patients receive evidence based education and high quality care. Jayde has clinical experience in all aspects of Podiatry, with a strong interest in managing the diabetic foot.

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Mike Fitzsimon
Exercise Physiologist

Mike has over 17 years of clinical experience. He specialises in the delivery of evidence-based, person-centred exercise services that enhance your health. He provides patients with education, guidance and support that enables them to make better exercise decisions and reach their full potential. When Mike is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching junior sport, playing golf, exercising regularly, listening to music and travelling.

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Ms Samantha Stuk
Dietitian

Samantha Stuk is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Sports Dietitian and sees both children and adults. She is skilled in behaviour change coaching and eating psychology. Samantha is dedicated to helping patients achieve and sustain their nutrition goals, and is the perfect partner for patients' healthy ambitions.

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Ms Naomi DeNicolo
Speech Pathologist

Naomi is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with over 17 years' experience. Speech Pathologists work with children and adults to enable effective communication and to optimise swallowing function.

Dr Teresa Lazzaro
Dr Teresa Lazzaro
Specialists

Teressa is one of our visiting paediatric specialists. She is available for consultations on alternate Wednesday mornings, by appointment.  A referral from a GP is required to claim a medicare rebate.

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Dr Thangam Balasubramanian
Specialists

Dr Thangam Balasubramanian is a specialist consultant in Geriatric Medicine. She has worked both in Australia & overseas and was admitted as Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Jan 2016. She consults Alternate Mondays and a referral is required by a GP to make an appointment.

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Mr Gregory Jack
Urologist

Greg is a urologist and international lecturer who specialises in kidney stone prevention and minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He performs procedures such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) surgery, no scalpel vasectomies, kidney stone lithotripsy, prostate biopsy and cystoscopy.