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OUR DOCTORS

Dr Simon Corrigan

MBBS (Hons)

Dr Corrigan graduated with Honours from Monash University in 1977. He subsequently spent three years in medical and physician training at Prince Henry’s Hospital and Queen Victoria Medical Centre, followed by a year of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, then one-year full time emergency medicine registrar at Box Hill Hospital.

He is married (to Dr Lorraine Baker) and together they have three children, the youngest of whom is also a doctor. 

Dr Lorraine Baker

MBBS Dip RANZCOG Grad Dip Wom Health

Dr Baker began medical training with the intention of becoming a GP and has never regretted that choice. Working in general practice gives her the opportunity to care for patients through every age and stage with all the physical and emotional challenges they face. She has an abiding interest in preventive health and tries to practise what she preaches. 

Outside the practice she enjoys, cooking, gardening, studying French and walking for exercise.

Dr Barbara Uhlenbruch

MBBS (Hons) FRACGP Dip RACOG

Barbara graduated from Monash University in 1990. She has had subsequent hospital training in general medicine and paediatrics and holds a diploma of obstetrics and gynaecology. She has also been actively involved in GP education. Barbara was working in general practice in Prahran for 14 years before joining Belmore Road Medical Centre in May 2008. Her clinical interests include shared obstetric care, paediatrics, mindfulness strategies and dermatology. 

Outside work she likes to spend time in a little studio making outdoor mosaic art pieces.

 

Dr Vivien Lim

BHB MBChB FRNZCGP FRACGP

Vivien grew up in New Zealand and graduated from the University of Auckland in 1989. She has been in general practice for more than 25 years both in New Zealand and Australia and has been working at Belmore Road Medical Centre since 2010. Her clinical interests include women’s health, paediatrics, mental health and travel medicine. She is fluent in conversational Cantonese language.


Vivien has always had passion for general practice as it provides an opportunity to provide ongoing comprehensive care for families and individuals over a period of time and to care for their various psychosocial and medical needs.
She is married and enjoys the challenges of raising three sons in conjunction with her medical career. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and tennis.

Dr Jennifer Neil

MBBS (Hons) FRACGP GradCert (ClinTeach)

Jennifer Neil graduated in 2003 from the University of Melbourne with honours. She worked as a doctor in the emergency medicine training program for several years before deciding on a career in general practice. She is the curriculum and assessment lead for general practice at Monash University, overseeing and teaching hundreds of medical students and is also a member of the senior management team in the Department of General Practice. 

Jennifer has also worked for many years as a family violence educator for both the University of Melbourne and LaTrobe University and has co-authored two chapters in the RACGP guideline on abuse and violence. She is passionate about working with victim survivors of family violence and uses a trauma-informed approach in all her consultations. She loves working in general practice and enjoys seeing all types of GP presentations. She also has a particular interest in mental health, women’s health, chronic disease management and adolescent health. 

Dr Nibo Wu

MBBS FRACGP BMedSci Dip Surgical Anatomy

Dr Wu graduated from the University of Melbourne before undertaking hospital training at Austin Health. Throughout her hospital years, she completed a wide range of rotations including those in internal medicine, surgery, intensive care, emergency medicine, rehabilitation and psychiatry. She is interested in all aspects of general practice and has accreditation to provide shared obstetric care, Implanon insertion and insertion of IUDs. 

Dr Wu has a Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy, and a Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery. So can perform skin checks and minor skin cancer surgeries including skin flaps. She also delivers iron infusions, and is currently developing interests in weight management. 

In her spare time, she enjoys playing badminton and trying out different musical instruments.

Dr James Papa

MBBS FRACGP BMedSci GradCert (ClinTeach)

James is passionate about all aspects of general practice and his empathetic approach encompasses both the physical and mental health of his patients. He has had additional mental health skills training and can complete mental health treatment plans, insert Implanons, and perform minor skin procedures. Home visits can be scheduled with him during business hours if you are unable to attend the clinic. As well as his Fellowship of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, James holds a Graduate Certificate of Clinical Teaching from the University of Melbourne, and like Drs Neil and Hosking continues a role in medical education.

In his spare time James enjoys listening to podcasts, cryptic crosswords and is learning to play acoustic guitar.

Dr Angela Gavralas

MBBS FRACGP

Dr Gavralas has been a doctor since 1995. She has a special interest in women’s health, paediatrics, implanon insertions, iron infusions and general family health. 

She has a special expertise in travel medicine, including the administering of Yellow Fever vaccine.

 

Dr Kim Nguyen

MBBS DRANZCOG FRACGP

Kim grew up in Melbourne and graduated from Monash University in 2010.

Kim chose general practice for her medical career because it covers all areas of medicine, and it gives her the privilege of building long term relationships with her patients.

Her special interests include chronic disease management, paediatrics and adolescent health, antenatal care and all aspects of women’s health including lactation medicine. She regularly performs procedures such as implanon insertion, skin lesion excision and IV iron infusion.

She holds a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRANZCOG) and her Fellowship with the Royal College of General Practitioner (FRACGP).

Outside of work, Kim enjoys travelling, running, baking, and spending time with her three children.

Dr Roya Dabestani

MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP FRACGP

Dr Roya Dabestani is a female GP who graduated in 2003 in the UK and trained and worked as a GP and worked as a GP before coming to Australia and obtaining her FRACGP in 2008. She enjoys caring for patients of all ages and has a range of special interests including dermatology and minor surgical procedures, gut health, dietary management of IBS and weight loss,  mental health, chronic disease including diabetes. She has expertise in occupational medicine including Workcover and pre-employment medicals/taxi medicals and sits on the clinical panel at Worksafe as a medical advisor.

Roya is married with a 4-year-old daughter and joins us from a medical clinic in Thornbury to be closer to her new home. She is an avid tennis fan and also enjoys playing the piano and more recently the ukelele.

Dr Sara Whitburn

BM BS FRACGP Dip. RANZCOG DCH DFSRH

Congratulations to Sara, who, after ten years as part of our team, has taken a full-time role with Family Planning Victoria (where she has worked part-time for many years) in women’s reproductive health, commencing August 2021. We congratulate her and thank her for the years she has committed to patients of this practice.

Sara’s interests in breastfeeding medicine, women’s health, antenatal care and contraception (including Implanon, IUDs) and sexual health as well as child and adolescent health are shared by other doctors across the practice.