Doctors at Whitehorse Medical
|Dr Julie Wang graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1998 and has been working in general practice since 2001. She speaks fluent Mandarin. Julie has special interests in women and children's health, skin cancers, minor procedures, travel medicine and refugee health. She is an accredited antenatal shared care provider. Julie also works with Monash University in the School of Primary Health Care and with the Burnet Institute in hepatitis research. In her spare time, Julie likes to travel and spend time with her family.|
|Dr Vickie Shue graduated from Monash University Australia in 1994. Vickie has been working in general practice since1998. She has worked in Bairnsdale as a country GP in private practice and at the regional hospital. Vickie has a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1997) and a Certificate in Primary care Skin Cancer Medicine (2011). She speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. Vickie's special interests are women’s health, children’s health and travel medicine. In her spare time, Vickie does volunteer work with a weekend Taiwanese language school. She also enjoys travelling, time with her family, social ballroom and Latin dancing and learning Japanese.|
|Dr Wendy Manning graduated from University of Otago New Zealand in 1980 and started working in General Practice in 1984. Wendy worked in a General Practice partnership in New Zealand until migrating to Australia in 1991.Wendy has been at Whitehorse Medical Centre since 1998. She has regularly seen children in daycare centers since 1996.Wendy is also a surgical assistant to one of the local specialists. When she isn’t working Wendy enjoys needlework and reading.|
|Dr Kolin Lu graduated from University of Melbourne in 2009, then commenced in General practice in 2015. Kolin has a Professional Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine (2018) and performs skin cancer checks and surgeries on certain days of the week. Kolin speaks fluent Mandarin and Taiwanese. Kolin’s special interests are skin cancers, travel medicine, minor surgeries and paediatric medicine. In his spare time, Kolin likes to travel with his family, plays badminton and enjoys skiing and snowboarding.|
Dr Stephen Wales Steve is a highly experienced specialist general practitioner who joins Whitehorse Medical Centre after owning and operating his own successful private family practice in Vermont for the last twenty years. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1986 after completing his M.B.B.S and additional honours year (B.Med.Sc.) and was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practioners in1990. He took up academic practice as a Senior Lecturer at University of Melbourne for the following six years in addition to being FRACGP Examiner prior to moving into private practice. His abilities encompass the full range of family practice skills from minor surgery to counselling with a strong focus on preventive medicine and he is deeply committed to being a traditional family doctor offering holistic, comprehensive care to patients and their families.
Dr Peter Sanad graduated from Monash University in 2011. After four years of speciality medical, surgical and emergency training in Victorian hospitals, he went on to receive RACGP fellowship in 2018. Peter is experienced in general and paediatric medicine, and confidently performs skin excisions, minor surgical procedures and iron infusions on his patients. Peter is a committed Christian who spends most of his time outside of work with his church group and young family
Dr Sol Adibson - MD, FRACGP, DoD(SCCA), DSCMS(SCCA)
Sol graduated from Medicine in 2004. After graduation, he spent several years of training at Western Health hospitals in Melbourne. He worked as plastic surgery, urology, neurosurgery and general surgery registrars at Footscray and Sunshine hospitals. Having interest in acute and emergency medicine, he also spent 12 months at Mercy Health as emergency medicine registrar before starting his career as a GP in 2011. Sol is passionate about teaching medicine. He is the founder and director of General Practice Academy of Australia where he teaches GPs who are preparing for their fellowship exams at RACGP. Sol has special interest in skin cancer medicine and surgery. He had special training at Skin Cancer College of Australasia for detection and treatment of various types of skin cancer. He runs skin cancer clinics on certain days at Whitehorse Medical Centre
Dr Hok Lim
Attained a degree in medicine at the University of Melbourne in 2014. Prior to that, Hok worked as a pharmacist in New Zealand. He gained experience at the Austin and Monash before moving to General Practice in 2018. He is currently completing a diploma in women's health and is accredited to insert and remove Implanon contraceptives. He has a special interests in children's health. In his spare time, Hok loves bike riding, playing soccer, eating good food and travelling.
|Jennifer Katzen Senior Practice Nurse –Jennifer graduated from Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa, in 1980. Whilst living in South Africa, Jennifer worked in primary health care clinics, including in the areas of TB, family planning and childhood vaccines. She also worked in geriatric nursing for 13 years, at the rehabilitation centre in Manvantara Hospital and at the Royal District Nursing Service for seven years. Jennifer is a qualified paediatric nurse and a qualified midwife . Her special interests are general nursing care, immunisations, travel vaccinations, women’s and men’s health and wound care. Jennifer speaks fluent Afrikaan. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys reading biographies, bushwalking and travelling.|
|Lamnu Munsuang – Practice Nurse - Lamnu graduated from the Australian Catholic University in 2012 as a registered nurse after having obtained Division 2 Nursing qualifications in 2009. She has worked in primary health services since 2010. Lamnu’s areas of interests include health prevention and promotion, refugee health, women's health, immunisations, travel health and wound care. She is a NATTI accredited translator and interpreter in Burmese and Tedim Chin. In her spare time, Lamnu enjoys playing the piano, brisk walking, cooking and contributing to the community.|
|Jennie Jones - Practice Nurse - Jennie commenced working as a personal care attendant at a Nursing home in 1999. She subsequently obtained a Division 2 Nursing qualification with high distinctions, a certificate IV in Rehabilitation Nursing and a certificate in Medical Reception. Jennie joined Whitehorse Medical Centre in 2008 and took on the additional role as one of the practice nurses in 2013.|
Dr Channarayapatna Prasanna - Psychiatrist
MBBS, DPM, DNB, (INDIA), FRANZCP
Dr Prasanna is a specialized general adult psychiatrist, with expertise in managing psychotic, mood and anxiety disorders. He has special interest in treating patients with OCD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorders, Major Depressive Disorders, Eating Disorders and PTSD, General Adult Psychiatry - Schizophrenia and related psychoses, BPAD. He takes a patient-centred approach and his treatment encompasses a mixed approach inclusive of medications, supportive and other forms of psychotherapy.
Dr Prasanna works closely with GP’s and other mental health providers. He also provides treatment to patients under workcover, TAC and Comcare.
Dr Prasanna bulk-bills patients on DSP and Aged Pensions. He does not provide reports for Centrelink purposes.
Languages spoken – English, Kannada, Hindi, Telugu
Dr Prasanna was born and raised in Bengaluru, India. After completed his MBBS & Psychiatry training, he started working in Australia in July 2000. He received his Fellowship of RANZCP in 2014. He worked in various public mental health services across Melbourne & Geelong until 2011 and performed various clinical, administrative and teaching roles. He has been working as a full-time private psychiatrist since 2011.
Tim McCoy - Physiotherapy
Tim graduated from the University of Melbourne with honours in 2001. His post-graduate study includes a Masters Degree in Sports Physiotherapy and a Diploma in OH&S, Tai Chi and Acupuncture. Tim provides an out-of-hours service and has no gap charges for DVA, Medicare, TAC and WorkCover. He is a listed preferred provider for various private health companies and pensioner rates are available. Tim has special interests in sports injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation, spinal pain, headaches, TMJ pain, joint pain/rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, chronic pain, pelvic floor, gym and hydrotherapy programme.
Angela Yang - Podiatrist
Angela Yang graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor Degree in Healthy Science (Podiatry) in 2002. She is a registered Podiatrist in Australia and a member of the Podiatry Association. She has worked as a podiatrist in Gippsland, Auckland NZ, and in suburbs of Melbourne, consulted in private clinics, hospitals and hospices. She has experiences in general podiatry, sports podiatry, diabetic feet, paediatrics feet as well as corrective nail surgery. She has special interests in children’s feet, sports injury and orthotic therapy to manage foot conditions. She can speak fluent English and Mandarin. Angela has represented at state level for Queensland Table Tennis when she was younger, ranked number 5 in Australia in under 17s. She also has interests in soccer, where she represented Melbourne University Women’s Team in the past. Now in her spare time Angela enjoys spending time with her children and family, travelling and bicycle riding.
Dr Michael Farnworth - Dentist
Dr Michael Farnworth graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1973 and has been in family oriented general practice in Mitcham for 40 years. His primary goal is to offer quality, affordable dentistry for the whole family in a caring and comfortable environment. Dr Farnworth is a member of the Australian Dental Association. He is a passionate supporter of the Geelong Football Club and an amateur chef!
Bridget Wilkes - Diabetes Educator
Bridget completed her nursing degree at Deakin University and commenced work at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, in 1992. In 1995, she completed her Graduate Diploma in Community Health Nursing and a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education. Between 1997-2001, Bridget worked at the Hackney Diabetes Centre in London focusing on insulin stabilisation and gestational diabetes. She returned to Australia in 2001 and has been working as a credentialled Diabetes Educator in general practices. Bridget is 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.
Heather Hass - Massage Therapist
Heather joined Whitehorse Medical Centre in 2007 as a registered massage therapist. Heather was originally from South Africa where she graduated in computer science. Heather then qualified as a massage therapist in London in the areas of aromatherapy, Indian head massage and hot stones. She is also a recognized instructor in infant massage and the Massage-in-Schools Program. Heather has special interests in muscular issues and in neck, back and hip pain. Consultations are eligible for rebate from most private health insurance funds.
Tom Rogers – Accredited Practising Dietitian
Tom graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2006. He has practiced privately in Sweden and in Far North Queensland where he focused on the treatment and management of chronic disease in a rural/remote setting and with a particular interest in Indigenous health. Tom commenced at Whitehorse Medical Centre in 2012. He consults to various corporate health programs within Melbourne and internationally. Tom’s areas of interests are diabetes, heart disease, weight management, gastrointestinal conditions, food allergies/intolerances, and eating behavior. Consultations with Tom may be eligible for Medicare, DVA and most private health fund rebates.