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.

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 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 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 Kimberley Fayman

Doctor

Dr Kimberley Fayman is excited to return to Peninsula Family GP as a specialist general practitioner and family physician. Dr Kim completed her medical degree in Sydney and then returned home to Melbourne to work in a number of hospitals across Eastern Melbourne. Kim gained experience in a number of areas including general and speciality medicine, surgery, paediatrics and emergency before choosing to specialise in general practice.

Kim enjoys caring for patients at all stages of life, with particular interest in antenatal care, women’s health, chronic disease management, aged care and minor procedures (including skin excisions and Implanon insertion and removal).

Dr Kim is available for appointments on Thursdays.

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, and is currently completing his final year of General Practice training. 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 Monique Mortale – Returning 21 March 2022

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.

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 Cristina Simu

Doctor

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

Dr Marcus Del Rio

Doctor

MBBS, BCom
Marcus completed his graduate medical degree at Monash University and worked in a variety of specialty services with Monash Health. He thoroughly enjoys all aspects of general practice and has an interest in sport, sleep and preventative medicine. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors whether it be cycling or kayaking.
Marcus works Monday to Friday (excluding Thursdays).

Dr Rebecca Chan

Doctor

Dr Rebecca Chan is excited to be joining Peninsula Family GP as she continues in her general practice speciality training. 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 Tuesdays-Fridays. On her days off, she is busy cleaning up after her pet cockatiel, Frankie.

Nurses

Kat

Nurse

Kat is a caring and compassionate nurse that prides herself on patient centred care. She spends her spare time “ubering her children to sporting events “ studying and spending time with family and friends.

Courtney

Nurse

Courtney is one of our lovely nurses with a background in emergency nursing. She enjoys all aspects of nursing with a special interest in adolescent health and wellbeing.
She spends her spare time being a mum to her three boys who love camping and swimming at the beach.

Laura

Nurse

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

Bella (maternity leave)

Reception

Kerrie

Reception

Gabriella Helmi

Reception

Sophie

Reception

Katie

Reception

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.

Petti Tsoudis

Clinical Psychologist

Petroula Tsoudis is an Australian-based health professional. Petroula is trained as a Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist and has a practice located in Frankston. Petti is currently making all her own bookings.

Special Interests
Mood disorders, trauma, past sexual abuse, complex presentations and chronic illness

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 doing only telehealth appointments and making all her own bookings. Please contact her directly for an appointment.

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