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 Raymond Gornall

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

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

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

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

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.

Dr Tina Zuccarello

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.

Dr Yamuuna Punniya Moorthy

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

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

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 Louisa Ennis

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

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

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

Dr Immi Jayawardena

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

Pascoe Vale doctor
Dr David Chen

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.

Nayana-Prematilaka, doctor in Pascoe Vale
Dr Nayana Prematilaka

Nayana has interest in chronic disease, women’s health, children’s health, skin disease and aged care. She is passionate about supporting terminally ill patients and has gained advanced training in palliative care.

Dr Jonathan Raw is a doctor in Pascoe Vale
Dr Jonathan Raw

Jonathan has a broad medical and surgical background. His specialist interests include chronic disease management, skin conditions, men's health, sports and musculoskeletal injuries, post-operative care and minor surgical procedures.

Dr Richard Sia
Dr Richard Sia

Richard graduated Medicine from the University of Melbourne and has since completed a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has special interests in women's health, men's health and chronic disease management.

Naveena Seethapathy is a physiotherapist in Pascoe Vale
Ms Naveena Seethapathy

Naveena’s hands-on approach to acute care enables expert assessment and treatment to commence straight away. Her strong multidisciplinary focus for holistic care engages patients and other team members to achieve their health goals.

Psychologist Bronwen Francis at PVH Medical in Pascoe Vale.
Ms Bronwen Francis

Bronwen is a registered counselling psychologist who has gained a wealth of experience over the past 16 years working with adolescents and adults in both community and clinical mental health services. Bronwen uses a combination of therapeutic approaches tailored to meet the individual’s needs.

Psychologist in Pascoe Vale, Julie Paschke
Ms Julie Paschke

Julie provides a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space for people of all ages to explore their challenges. She strives to help her clients increase their self-awareness, understanding and acceptance. She works with her clients to find practical ways to resolve their difficulties and promote their well-being in ways that are long-lasting.

Jenny Ricketts psychologist Pascoe Vale
Dr Jenny Ricketts

With over 20 years' experience as a psychologist, Jenny is committed to working with people who are seeking support, understanding, clarity, and direction.  She is well-tuned to the complexities of life and the impacts of disadvantage, diversity, and dislocation on families, children, and young people. Using a person-centred approach, Jenny assists people with contextualising their difficulties, identifying strengths, developing skills, regaining confidence, and moving forward in a meaningful manner.

Mr Tim Mulholland

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

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.

Gus McSweyn, podiatrist in Pascoe Vale
Mr Gus McSweyn

Gus enjoys enabling every person to be able to achieve their individual goals and pursuits, whether that be able to move pain-free or to complete a marathon. A real interest lies within uncovering the root cause of problems and applying evidence-based solutions.

Exercise physiology in Pascoe Vale, Melbourne.
Mr 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.

Ms Samantha Stuk

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.

Jessica is a dietitian at PVH Medical
Ms Jessica Fuller

Jessica is an experienced Accredited Practising Dietitian. She is enthusiastic about food and helping clients set and fulfil their health goals. She has a special interest in working with clients to manage weight, diabetes, heart disease and food intolerances.

Speech pathologist Pascoe Vale
Ms Naomi DeNicolo
Speech Pathologist

Naomi is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with almost 20 years' experience. Speech Pathologists work with children and adults to enable effective communication and to optimise swallowing function.

Dr Teresa Lazzaro

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.

Dr Thangam Balasubramanian

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.

Mr Gregory Jack

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.

Dr Jason Tan
Dr Jason Tan

Dr Jason Tan is an endocrine and general surgeon. He has a specialised interest in thyroid surgery, parathyroid surgery, adrenal surgery and general surgery.