Doctors and Staff

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 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 Gihan Jayaweera

Doctor

Gihan loves all areas of General Practice. In particular, Gihan loves to work with kids, empower the ageing population and teach effective strategies to help people with their mental health. He is also extremely passionate about preventative health for both physical and mental health conditions with the ultimate aim of empowering the patient to take control of their own health.

He is also working on a “Health Ninja Licence”; an innovative and exciting program designed to teach primary school kids the skills they need to eliminate their risk of developing preventable diseases in the future.

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 Tim Wittick

Doctor

MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, MPHTM, CWH, GradCertClinEd

Tim works part time at Peninsula Family General Practice and also works as a GP at Monterey Secondary College and Headspace Frankston. He enjoys all areas of general practice, having a particular interest in child and adolescent health and musculoskeletal medicine.

Areas of special interest: child health, adolescent health and musculoskeletal medicine.

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 Hellsing

Doctor

Dr Jenny Hellsing is returning to the PFGP team in August 2020. She is undertaking her Fellowship in General Practice and will be at our practice until February 2021.
Dr Jenny is able to provide you with quality care for acute and chronic concerns, covering all age groups and all areas of general practice, with a special interest in paediatrics, preventive health and sexual health medicine. Jenny has a wholistic, caring approach to general practice medicine and invites her patients to form an ongoing relationship, built over time, with the aim of working together to achieve and maintain the best health possible, tailored to each individual.
Jenny is available for appointments Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
MBBS; BMedSci; DCH; AMA(M)

Dr Nita Sharma

Doctor

Dr Nita Sharma works in the clinic Monday to Friday and some Saturdays. She has special interest in aged care, women’s health and chronic conditions. She works Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Village Baxter, Clarke and Grant Centres.

Dr Kimberley Fayman

Doctor

Dr Kimberley Fayman is excited to return to Peninsula Family GP in August 2020. Dr Kim completed her medical degree in Sydney before returning home to Melbourne to work in a number of hospitals across Eastern Melbourne in various areas including medical, surgical, paediatric and emergency medicine.
Dr Kim enjoys caring for patients at all stages of life, with particular interest in women’s health, chronic disease management and minor procedures (including skin excisions and Implanon insertion and removal).
Dr Kim is available for appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Sarah Rockefeller

Doctor

Dr Sarah Rockefeller is returning to the PFGP team in August 2020. Dr Sarah has special interests in womens and adolescent health as well as mental health and preventative medicine. She enjoys caring for the full range of ages from infants to the elderly. Dr Sarah is available for appointments Monday through Thursday.

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.

Dr Cristina Simu

Doctor

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

Dr Monique Mortale

Doctor

MBBS, BSc(Hons)/BA
Dr Monique Mortale enjoys all aspects of general practice and has an interest in women’s health, children’s health and preventative medicine. She is fluent in Italian and is available for appointments Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Louise

Nurse

Cat

Nurse

Courtney

Nurse

Rebecca

Nurse

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.

Bella

Reception

Kerrie

Reception

Caitlin

Reception

Andrea McMahon

Finance Manager

Fulvia Dee

Psychologist, Allied Health Team

BA GradDipAppPsych, AssocMAPS – Psychologist
Fulvia is a psychologist who works with children, adults and families. Her expertise includes anxiety, depression, trauma, postnatal depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, parenting, relationships, self-esteem, EMDR, CBT, RET and art therapy. She also speaks fluent Spanish. Contact on: 03 9781 3300 or 0423 832 126

Anita Kopiec

Psychologist, Allied Health Team

Anita is an experienced general psychologist with 20 years’ experience. She has worked at headspace and has extensive experience of schizophrenia, depression, post-natal depression, PTSD, grief and loss and gender issues in both the child and adult population. She uses evidence based psychological treatments such s art therapy. Anita is also an accredited supervisor with AHPRA. If you wish to email Anita you may do so at anita.kopiec@gmail.com

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.

Petti Tsoudis

Psychologist

Petti is a clinical psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience. She works with adults, adolescents and families. Her expertise includes mood disorders, trauma, past sexual abuse, complex presentations and chronic illness

Jacqui Shearer

Mental-Health Accredited Social Worker

Jacqui is a Mental-Health Accredited Social Worker with many years’ experience in human service work. Having developed an interest in Women’s Studies whilst undertaking her Social Work degree, she now specialises in women’s mental health and in particular, supporting women to access their unique and individual strengths in order to flourish.

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