The Team

The PRACTICE PRINCIPAL

Dr Anita

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Dr Anita Ahmed is a GP specialist, having attained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She is also a qualified Surgeon and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. She has been working as a GP for 14 years and is interested in all domains of family medicine; especially chronic disease management, minor surgery and mental health. She is enthusiastic about actively promoting healthy lifestyle through diet, exercise and emotional well-being. She has diverse experience in the medical field, working in urban and rural practices, hospital settings and training junior doctors. 

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The GP 

Dr raymund 

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Dr Raymund Ramos studied medicine in Manila, Philippines and has been working in the Australian Healthcare system since 2007. He has 7 years of hospital-based experience in major SA public hospitals, having worked in various clinical departments including Adult and Paediatric Medicine, General Surgery and its sub-specialities, Emergency, Psychiatry and Palliative Medicine. He started working in General Practice in 2014 and his special interests involve Geriatrics (Aged Care) and Palliative care and had a clinical diploma in Palliative Medicine. His other interests include Paediatrics and Mental Health.

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The Endocrinologist

Dr Shalini

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Dr Shalini Nilajgi is a consultant endocrinologist who manages diabetes, thyroid with other general endocrine cases and has a special interest in women’s health during and outside pregnancy. She did her undergraduate training at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India before doing her basic physician training in Adelaide between The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Flinders Medical College followed by two years of general medical fellowship training during which time she was involved with managing complex medical issues in the indigenous population particularly in relation to type 2 diabetes. She then did a year of Endocrine training at the Lyell McEwin Hospital with Obstetric Medicine at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. She has worked at the Endocrine unit at Townsville hospital which is the major referral centre for all complex pituitary and endocrine cases.

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The Psychiatrist

Dr Amitava

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Dr Amitava Sarkar is a consultant psychiatrist and you are most likely to see him on advice and ‘referral’ from one of our GPs. Dr Sarkar has extensive experience working with adults, specially the most elderly patients and offers consults for a wide range of psychological disorders, with special interest in Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Bipolar spectrum. He also offers consultations for DVA, WorkCover and Medicolegal cases. Dr Sarkar bulk bills all eligible patients to participate in a Telehealth consultation.

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The Psychiatrist

Dr Ross

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Dr Ross Kirkman is a consultant psychiatrist and you are most likely to see him on advice and ‘referral’ from one of our GPs. Dr Kirkman is a Doctor and a Specialist, meaning he graduated from Medical school and then in Psychiatry. He deals with a wide range of mental disorders, including but not limited to – sleep, mood, addiction, relationships and trauma. He consults with our patients via videoconference link to the computer at our Surgery. He can diagnose and treat mental illness and prescribe and monitor the effects of medications. Dr Kirkman bulk bills all eligible patients to participate in a Telehealth consultation.

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The Exercise Physio

Alex

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Alexandra Bradley has clinical experience working with a wide range of chronic conditions and injuries. She provides expert support and advice about evidence-based exercise therapy. Using exercise as medicine, Alex can help patients reduce pain and limitations while increasing functional capacity and overall quality of life. Conditions include; arthritis, chronic pain, diabetes, fibromyalgia, depression, PTSD, CVD and more.

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The Podiatrist

Wendy

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Wendy Kennedy is our podiatrist with many years of experience in all aspects of podiatry including routine foot care, diabetes assessment and management, orthoses, children’s foot and leg care, footwear assessment etc. She offers podiatry services once a fortnight at our Surgery and she is willing to do home visits for eligible patients. Wendy lives in the Adelaide Hills Region and she loves to spend her spare time with her horses.

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The Massage Therapist

Hayley

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Hayley Boyce is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist and a member of AMT (Association of Massage Therapists) with full Health Fund accreditation. She provides remedial and therapeutic massage using deep tissue, sports and trigger point therapy and cupping techniques to provide relief from muscular pain and discomfort, resulting from injury, tension, and stress.

She has experience working with clients with back pain, neck pain and headaches, shoulder and hand pain, knee pain, sports injuries and clients who are pro active in their own self care and are maintaining their bodies with regular massage therapy.

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The Receptionist

Melanie

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Melanie is the newest addition to our team. She has been in the healthcare industry for over three years. When you walk through the door, you’ll always see a smiling Melanie who is ready to help you with your questions and assist you if you are in need. When not at work, Mel’s world revolves around her two kids and she likes spending all her time with her family.

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The Receptionist

 

Chloe

 

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Chloe is our young and vibrant medical receptionist who has a keen interest in the care of the community and helping others. Chloe has previously worked in similar positions at other practices and she brings with her ample experience in front office management. Chloe enjoys walking her dog, being active and loves all sort of aquatic activities. She also spends her free time with her 5 year old daughter, family and friends. She is interested about health and nutrition, specially healthy eating and is always willing to give you a hand in case of need.

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