Meet Our Health Professionals
PVH Medical has an extensive range of health professionals able to cater to your health & wellbeing needs.
PVH Medical has an extensive range of health professionals able to cater to your health & wellbeing needs.
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.
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.
Bill enjoys all aspects of general practice and has special interests in paediatrics, shared care obstetrics and minor surgical procedures. Bill is skilled in insertion of Implanon and Intra Uterine device (Mirena/Copper IUD). He is married with 5 children and enjoys playing golf, watching cricket and the AFL. He is an avid Collingwood supporter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Born in Cuba, trained in Melbourne. Ana has worked at PVH for over 19 years, and has a special interest in shared pregnancy care.
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.
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.
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.
General Practitioner, worked in Pascoe Vale for more than 30 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Mahirun offers antenatal shared care and is skilled in insertion of Implanon and Intra Uterine device (Mirena/Copper IUD).
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 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.
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.
Mei Lyn graduated from The University of Melbourne and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Her special interests include paediatrics, women’s health and chronic disease management.
Dr Louise Spillman has studied and trained in Western Australia, working for the past two years in regional Western Australia. She's passionate about women’s health.
Dr Elise Clifford has plenty of experience in newborn, child and adolescent health, having worked at The Royal Children’s Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women. Dr Elise is interested in all aspects of general practice and strives to provide the best care for patients including the prescription of PrEP.
Dr Josh has interests in all aspects of general practice including men's health, mental health, and child and maternal health. He also has a special interest in chronic disease management.
Dr James worked as an orthopedic surgeon in China before moving to Australia. He has a keen interest in all aspects of medicine, particularly in muscular skeletal systems. In addition to being a GP, James is a medical acupuncturist. His treatment can involve laser acupuncture, laser therapy and acupuncture needles.
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.
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.
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.
As a physio and athlete, Dominic has a special interest in strength, conditioning and helping you through an injury. Dom loves the challenge of working with people with all sorts of conditions. He also loves to help you move better and have greater confidence in your ability.
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.
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 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.
Rachael is an enthusiastic and friendly podiatrist. She enjoys all aspects of podiatry and has a particular interest in excelling with primary podiatry care, the high-risk foot, bio-mechanics, ingrown toenails and diabetes education. She has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice.
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.
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 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.
Naomi is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with over 20 years' experience. She works with children and adults to enable effective communication and to optimise swallowing function.
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 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.
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 is an endocrine and general surgeon. He has a specialised interest in thyroid surgery, parathyroid surgery, adrenal surgery and general surgery.
Dr Altay Altuntas is an internationally recognised orthopaedic surgeon and a visiting specialist at PVH Medical. He has a focus on patient advocacy, ensuring that you receive optimal care. He takes a holistic approach and is continually aware of new and complementary treatments.