Doctors at Whitehorse Medical

Julie Wang 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.
Vicky Shue 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.
Peter Sanad

Dr Kolin Lu - MBBS, BMedSci, FRACGP, CertSCM (HC), CertDerm(HC) (Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese 普通話, Taiwanese 臺語)
Kolin graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2009, and commenced General Practice  in 2015, after spending several years of Physician training as a Medical Registrar throughout Eastern Health in Victoria.
Kolin was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners in 2018 and is passionately involved in teaching General Practice Registrar Doctors in Training. He has a Professional Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine (2018) as well as a Professional Certificate in Dermoscopy (Examination of Skin Cancer) and runs a Full Body Skin Cancer Check Clinic, in addition to a Skin Cancer Surgery Clinic on certain days of the week.
He also has special interests in Travel Medicine and can provide up to date Travel Vaccinations as well as Advice.
Is skilled with most simple Surgical Procedures, and Paediatric Medicine. Kolin is able to consult fluently in Mandarin and Taiwanese.
Outside of work, Kolin leads an active lifestyle playing badminton with the East Melbourne Badminton Club Inc. which he founded in 2010, as well as skiing & snowboarding during winter months.

Dr Stephen Wales

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

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

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 Jenny Bui

Dr Jenny Bui graduated from medicine in 2014 and has been working in general practice since 2018.
Having always known that general practice is where her passion lay, Jenny trained for three years at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Goulburn Valley Health in a wide range of specialties to prepare herself for the diversity of general practice.
Jenny enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in Women’s and Children’s health. She completed a Diploma of Child Health in 2017 and the Advanced Paediatric Life Support Certificate in 2016. She is experienced with contraceptive counselling as well as Implanon insertion and removal. Outside of medicine, Jenny enjoys hiking, keeping fit and has participated in various charity runs. She hopes to complete a half marathon soon!

Jennifer Katzen

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.      
Dr Lakshmi Vengadasalam Lamnu Munsuang – Practice Nurse, Diabetes Educator - 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 Jennie Jones - Practice Nurse, Asthma Educator- 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.

 

Allied Services

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!

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.