Our General Practitioners (GPs)
Dr. Sayanan Srishanmuganathan
Sayan grew up in London and moved to Melbourne in 2012. He qualified as a doctor with an additional Management degree from...
Dr Roy Othman
Roy is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He undertook his undergraduate medical training at...
Dr Siavash Saadatian
Sia Graduated from medical school in Iran in 2007. He worked in multiple clinical settings both in urban and rural areas of Iran...
Dr Shamistra Barathan
Shami has been practising medicine for 16 years. She is a graduate of the Imperial College School of Medicine in London, and...
Dr Martin Hodgson
Martin has been a doctor for more than 30 years & hopes he can help with most things on a couple of evenings per week. He has...
Dr Avinash Kamale
Avi is a fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He has vast Victorian hospital experience in areas of...
Dr Katherine Firth
Dr Katherine Firth is an experienced General Practitioner who has been working on the Central Coast of NSW since 2009, and is...
Dr Sathiya Sivanesan
Sathiya (Sathi) has over 15 years of medical experience ranging from rural /remote medicine to acute trauma medicine, GP...
Dr Shaminder Kaur
Dr Kaur is a British trained GP and studied at the University of Manchester qualifying as a doctor in 2008. She has experience in...
Dr Shantini Rasiah
Shantini has been practising for last 11 years in various health areas and 6 years in General Practice. She was born and brought...
Dr Khalid Yousif
Dr Khalid Yousif is an Australian-based health professional. Khalid is trained as a GP (General Practitioner) with 23 years of...
Dr. Zahra Mokhayer
Dr. Zahra Mokhayer graduated in Iran in 2004 and for the past 14 years has been working in General Practice. Dr. Zahra is...
Dr. Angela Xu
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Dr. Upuli Mayadunne
Dr Upuli completed her Post Graduate Medical studies from Flinders University, South
Australia in 2012. She also has a Bachelors...
Dr Julian Lim
Julian graduated from Monash University in 2015 in Australia and has been working in Victoria since then. He
has spent his...
Continuity of Care
The Balwyn Central Medical doctors wish to remind patients of our commitment to continuity of care. All patients are asked to nominate their preferred doctor. This is prominently recorded on your electronic medical record. If you are unsure of your nominated doctor, please ask the reception staff.
Our general practitioners (GPs) will maintain your electronic medical record. This includes reviewing correspondence from specialists, checking and coding incoming pathology/radiology results, and seeking additional medical information from other parties when appropriate, e.g. former GPs or public hospitals.
Your doctor will inform you of periodic health checks as appropriate, e.g. scheduled vaccinations in childhood, pap smears in adult women. Your doctor will also recall you for clinical reasons, e.g. to discuss test results that are not normal or to follow up medical problems, e.g. diabetes, breast lumps, medication reviews.
Your doctor will do other tasks from time to time e.g. completing medical assessments for pre-employment or insurance applications.
Your doctor will be the one whom you see for all routine health care, and for emergency care when possible. On occasion your doctor will not be able to see you when you seek an appointment with them and they would encourage you to see their colleagues at these times. This will help meet your needs for consultations over the full extent of hours that the practice is open. In some cases, women may prefer to see a female doctor for some problems, or men may prefer to see a male doctor.
Changing your doctor:
Over time your needs may change. You may find one of the other doctors more suitable for your needs and wish to change your regular treating doctor. In this case, please discuss this with your new preferred doctor, and if they agree to take over your care, your former doctor will be informed and the name of your new doctor will be recorded on your electronic record.
A guide for fees within the practice
All general practice consultation services are bulk billed.
Some consultations are not eligible for Medicare rebates e.g. pre-employment and insurance medicals or requests to view your medical record.
Allied health services attract an out-of-pocket fee except in certain circumstances. Please enquire with our reception for the fee involved or enquire directly with the allied health professional for detailed information on the fee where private health insurance rebates are involved.
Fees apply to special dressing material if used in wound care management. Fees vary with the type of dressing used therefore please enquire with our practice nurse for more details.
Fees are applied for workcover consultations as per the schedule until claim numbers are approved and evidence of the same is provided to the practice. Please enquire with our reception for more details.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, credit or debit (EFTPOS) card.