Welcome to Peninsula Family General Practice

Practice Philosophy

Welcome to Peninsula Family General Practice. Our aim is to give our patients the highest possible quality care by ensuring excellence in all aspects of our practice.

Our comprehensive medical service includes GP medical services, nursing care, pathology, podiatry and psychology counselling.

We also accept online bookings.

Telephone and Video Appointments

Telehealth and videohealth appointments are available to patients that have been seen in the clinic in the past 12 months.

Onsite Pathology

We provide on-site Pathology with 4Cyte. However we not provide COVID testing at the clinic. Click on the link for locations for testing

Other Onsite Services

Rooms for Lease

Rooms are designed for medical specialist use. The centre has been recently updated and is conveniently located in the ‘medical hub’ of Frankston and a short walk from Frankston Private Hospital & Frankston Public hospital.

Psychology, counsellor or social worker speciality would complement the existing practice.

The centre has:

  • Cooling/heating
  • Ample car parking; treatment room
  • NBN Internet with Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen area for staff
  • Large reception and waiting area

Please contact  Kristina on 9781 3300 during clinic hours to arrange an  inspection.

Doctors and Staff

Doctors

Dr Luan Tran

Doctor/Practice Principle

Dr Luan Tran is a graduate of Monash University. He has been working in general practice since 2000 after having worked in various public hospitals in the area of internal medicine for a number of years. Luan is also fluent in Vietnamese. He is an active member of the Richmond Football Club and the father of 3 young boys.

Dr Sairah Andrabi

Doctor

Dr Sairah is one of our lovely female General Practitioners. She has a special interest in women’s health, paediatrics and chronic disease management. Private fees may apply to consults.

Dr Samanthi Somawansa

Doctor

Dr Samanthi Somawansa works Wednesday and Friday’s at PFGP. She enjoys all aspects of general practice having special interest in eye, ear and skin conditions.

Dr Jenny Zhan

Doctor

Dr Jenny enjoys all areas of general practice. Her areas of special interest include women’s health, managing chronic disease and caring for the elderly. She works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at PFGP.

Dr Nita Sharma

Doctor

Dr Nita Sharma works in the clinic on Tuesday afternoon and does telehealth on Friday. She has special interest in aged care, women’s health and chronic conditions. She also works Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at the Village Baxter, Clarke and Grant Centres.

Dr Piotr Kalan

Doctor

MBBS FRACGP
Dr Piotr’s areas of expertise include men’s health, aged care/geriatrics, complex medical and psychological medicine and travel medicine. He is able to speak fluent Polish, and consults on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s. Dr Kalan also visits the Baxter village on Thursday mornings in the Clarkes Centre.

Dr James Dobbing

Doctor

Dr James completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne and worked in a variety of hospital services through St. Vincent’s and Peninsula Health. He was drawn to a career in general practice for the variety of patient presentations and the continuity of care that general practice provides. His areas of interest include paediatrics and sports medicine, and in his free time he enjoys a long run or catching a footy game.

Dr Rohit Katal

Doctor

Rohit works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Peninsula Family General Practice and also works at Village Baxter Aged Care. He enjoys all areas of general practice, having a particular interest in men’s health and performs minor surgery including skin excisions.

Dr Tim Wittick

Doctor

Tim grew up locally and undertook his medical studies at Monash University. He completed his hospital based years through Western Health and has since spent time working in general practice in Melbourne, overseas and in rural Victoria before settling in Frankston. He enjoys the diverse nature of general practice and has a particular interest in child and adolescent health, also working at Headspace Frankston. Outside of work he values time spent with family and exploring the outdoors.

Dr Cristina Simu

Doctor

BSc, MAppSc (Melbourne), MBBS (ANU), FRACGP

Cecilia Zuo

Doctor

Dr Cecilia was trained in Gold Coast Queensland, after graduating with a degree in Doctor of Medicine, she spent years working in a tertiary centre in Queensland.
She has gained a wide range of experience in emergency, pediatrics, surgery and a variety of medical subspecialities, including general medicine, cardiology, endocrinology and gastroenterology.
Dr Cecilia is affiliated with Griffith University and Bond university as a lecturer and is involved in medical education, research, student assessment and other academic activities.
Special Interest: Women’s health, Dermatology, Diabetes management, Chronic disease management, Preventative Health, Mental Health, Travel Medicine, Children’s Health
Cecilia works Monday to Thursday. She commences with PFGP on the 5th of February 2024.

Dr Ruth Lai

Doctor

Ruth is a GP registrar committed to providing quality healthcare to Melbourne’s south-east. She was raised in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, graduated from Monash Medical School in 2019 and undertook her junior doctor years at Eastern Health. Ruth enjoys the full breadth of general practice and welcomes patients of all ages. Outside of medicine, Ruth plays various sports including volleyball, futsal and badminton, and is involved with her local church.
Ruth works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays commencing the 5th of February 2024

Dr Cameron Payne

Doctor

Cameron grew up in NSW before moving to Melbourne to study medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Melbourne and completed his hospital-based years locally at Peninsula Health, gaining experience in several specialty units before commencing General Practice training. Cameron enjoys seeing patients of all ages and loves working with patients to improve their overall health. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and little girl, working in the veggie patch, or out camping and bushwalking.”
Cameron commences at PFGP on the 5th of February 2024. He works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays.

Dr Rebecca Chan

Nursing Home Doctor

Dr Rebecca Chan works in Aged Care at Vasey RSL Park. Her particular interests include skin cancer prevention, women’s health, and preventive medicine, however Dr Rebecca enjoys seeing all types of presentations. She strives to always provide empathetic, holistic, patient-centred care that is based on evidence-based medicine. She is also fluent in conversational Cantonese and can communicate in Mandarin to a lesser degree. Dr Rebecca works Thursdays. On her days off, she is busy cleaning up after her pet cockatiel, Frankie.

Dr Amy Martin

Nursing Home GP

Nurses

Jessica

Nurse

Jessica is a registered nurse and has been a part of PFGP since October 2022. She is extremely passionate about making her patients feel comfortable and safe, taking special interest in paediatrics. When not at PFGP, Jessica enjoys going to the gym, paddleboarding, spending time with family and friends and most importantly her Labrador.

Laura

Nurse

Laura is a registered nurse who joined PFGP in November 2020 and has been an integral part of the team since. Laura is passionate about making her patients feel welcome and cared for. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends whilst getting outdoors and adventuring new places.

Lara

Nurse

Lara joined our clinic in January 2023. She is a Registered Nurse and Midwife of 15 years, with a background in Mental Health Nursing.
She enjoys many different aspects of Nursing and Midwifery and has a special interest in women’s and children’s health.
Lara has a non-judgmental and gentle approach and is very passionate about making her patients feel as comfortable as possible.
She is a mum to three young children and is kept busy exploring new parks, playing at the beach and enjoying delicious meals with her family.

Rebecca Robertson

Nurse

Rebecca is passionate about primary health with a special interest in geriatric care. In her spare time, she enjoys studying, day trips with her family and trying new things.

Managers and Reception

Kristina

Practice Manager

Kristina offers administrative support to a vibrant team of doctors and nurses. She has an extensive customer service background and is dedicated to ensuring compassionate care and respect is offered to all of the patients at PFGP.

Andrea McMahon

Finance Manager

Kerrie

Reception

Lucy

Receptionist

Layne

Receptionist

Amelia

Receptionist

Allied Health

Adam Steinhardt

Podiatrist, Allied Health Team

Adam is an experienced sports podiatrist who specialises in foot and ankle musculoskeletal diagnosis. He has a special interest in plantar fasciitis heel pain. Adam can also conduct diabetes foot assessment and provide general footcare, footwear advice and nail surgery.

Jacqui Shearer

Mental Health Social Worker

Jacqui is a Mental Health Social Worker specialising in women’s mental health issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Mental Health, Family Law & Separation, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Chronic Health Support, NDIS Funded Therapy, WorkCover & Workplace Issues, Victims of Crime, IVF, Fertility & Post-Natal Depression/Anxiety, Family Violence Recovery, Menopause and Body Image issues.
For appointments, please contact Jacqui on Jacqui.Shearer@counsellingforwomen.com.au

Fulvia Dee

Psychologist

Fulvia Dee is an Australian-based health professional. Fulvia is trained as a Psychologist and has a practice located in Frankston.

Special Interests
Anxiety, depression, trauma, postnatal depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, parenting, relationships, self-esteem

Fulvia is currently working at PFGP on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please contact our reception to make a booking on 9781 3300.

Christina Moss

Social Worker/Clinical Counsellor

Chrissey provides clinical counselling and psychological support for clients from AccessEAP and through her private practice, Anchor Clinical Counselling Services.
Chrissey has postgraduate qualifications in social work, clinical counselling, hypnotherapy, and mindfulness meditation techniques. She uses these skills to maximise counselling sessions so clients feel sessions are designed primarily around their needs. It’s a great way to maximise the support I offer, and clients can choose what support and strategies feel comfortable for them. Chrissey specialises in complex trauma, traumatic stress, workplace stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss.

Phone: 0480 439 405

Irin Saju

Physiotherapist

Irin completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours from Monash University in 2019 and Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from LaTrobe University in 2023. She has gained extensive experience in private practice and hospital setting, where she has catered to a diverse range of clients. She has worked with clients with both acute and chronic conditions.

Irin’s interest includes assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal physiotherapy conditions. She is passionate about working together with her clients in understanding and improving their health outcomes.

Outside of work, Irin enjoys road trips, trying new cuisine and watching movies.
She is working Tuesday evenings from 3-8pm at PFGP. Please call 9781 3300 to make a booking.

Jane Fletcher

Psychologist

Jane is an experienced psychologist with a Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Jane has worked primarily in adolescent clinical and educational settings. Over the past 3 years, Jane has consulted in a paediatric psychology practice in Frankston and a general psychology practice in Armadale, working with adolescent and adult clients. Jane draws on psychodynamic and developmental theory, blending this with other evidence-based interventions across a range of presenting problems. Jane works Saturdays in our psychology centre. Please email fletcher.g.jane@gmail.com for a booking.

Jane Hutchinson

Psychologist

Jane has deep knowledge and experience working with individuals, children and families and worked throughout Australia with diverse communities.
Specializing in integrative clinical mental health treatments that are evidence-based. Key practice areas are relationships and trauma recovery.
Jane is fueled by passion to develop unique ways of understanding how we think, what we feel and why we behave as we do.
Book direct via https://janehutchinson.com.au/bookings/
Age Groups
• Children (6yrs & up)
• Adolescents
• Young adults
• Adults
• Older persons

Dr Kim Roffel

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Kim is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who offers therapy & assessment services for people (18yrs+) & their families affected by brain conditions.
She has a special interest in acquired brain injury (e.g., stroke, traumatic injury, etc) & age related brain change (including dementia & behaviour change).
Kim is passionate about promoting quality of life after injury/diagnosis with a focus on independence, emotional adjustment, & social connection.
She adapts & tailors psychological interventions to fit each client’s preferences & needs. Her approach is collaborative – often involving family, health professionals, & support networks.
Since completing her Doctorate of Psychology (Clin Neuro) in 2008, Kim has worked in public hospitals & private health services in both Australia & UK.
Kim works Saturdays (& Fridays as of July 2024) in the Psychology Centre. Please contact 9781 3300 to make a booking.

Services available include

  • Aged Care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Mental health services
  • Psychology
  • Family planning & pregnancy tests
  • Women’s Health and pap smears
  • Pathology services on site
  • Antenatal shared care
  • Vaccinations
  • Minor surgery
  • Skin checks
  • Children’s and Adolescent Health
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