Our health care providers:

Dr David Foster MBBS

Dr David is interested in all aspects of General Practice and works at both the Knoxfield and Colchester Clinics.

Dr Igor Jakubowicz LMusA MBBS MFM GDForensicMed GAICD MRCGP GCertTravelMed

Special interests include dermatology (skin), skin cancer diagnosis and removal, family planning incl LARC & MTOP, travel medicine (Member of International Society of Travel Medicine & SPUMS - diving medicals), addiction medicine & pain management incl. medicinal cannabis. He speaks Ukrainian and German and is available at both of our clinics.

He is currently extremely limited in being able to accept new patients.

Dr Felicity Nolle MBBS DipRACOG

Special interests: Obstetrics, women’s health. Felicity works at our Colchester clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Dr Yang Cheng MBBS FRACGP

Dr Yang speaks fluent Chinese and is available at both of our clinics. His interests include all aspects of general practice and traditional needle or laser Acupuncture.

Dr Arwen Hur MBBS, FRACGP, DipRACOG

Special interests include Women’s & Children’s Health. She works at Colchester.

Dr Shafiul Azam MBBS FRACGP

Dr Shafiul is interested in all aspects of general practice and is available at our Colchester clinic.

Dr Mariam Hassan MBBS

Dr Mariam completed her medical degree at Monash University and worked at Monash Health. She is currently undertaking general practice training as a registrar at our clinic. Mariam is interested in all aspects of family medicine, with a special interest in Women's and Children's Health. She recently completed the Sydney Child Health Program. When she’s not at work Mariam is busy keeping up with her active toddler and tending to her chooks.

Dr Peggy Kwok MBBS (HK), FRACGP, FHKCFP, FHKAM (Fam Med), DipPallMed

Dr. Peggy Kwok graduated from Hong Kong in 1999 and was a Fellow of RACGP since 2006. She migrated to Australia in 2014 and has worked as a GP for around 20 years. She has a special interest in palliative care and received training with hands-on experience at palliative care in-patient units both in Hong Kong and Australia. She is a visiting GP for several aged care homes, aiming to provide good palliative care to elderly patients in the community. She has been an antenatal shared care GP with Eastern Health for many years and is experienced with women’s health. Her other interest is mental health especially around addiction medicine. Peggy speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. She has two young kids in primary school age. She works Saturday afternoons at Colchester.

Allied Health

Mark & Joan Foster, Foster Physiotherapy

Joan and Mark are available at our Colchester clinic, specialising in sports injuries, shoulder & knee injuries, neck and back pain and post-operative rehabilitation.

Foster Physio also offers WorkCover, TAC, DVA, Chronic Disease services.
Mark is back from Tuesday May 5th to support patients during COVID crisis. For more info, see Foster Physiotherapy.

Ms Colleen Knapp, psychologist

Psychologist—counselling Telephone: 9720 5515 (Colchester only) Colleen is registered as a Psychologist with AHPRA. She has postgraduate studies and specialist training in the fields of Counselling and Forensic Psychology. Colleen has worked in the field of Counselling Psychology for 25 years. She has a special interest...

more... in childhood sexual abuse and trauma. Before moving into private practice, Colleen held several clinical positions in gambling, drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation and famiy therapy.
Colleen works with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, grief and bereavement and addictions.
Colleen works with clients on WorkCover, TAC, DVA, DHS and Victims of Crime.

Ms. Jodie Haig

Mental Health Social Worker, Child & Family Therapist Telephone: 98019055, Mobile: 0419190268 (Knoxfield only - bulk-billing may be possible)

Robyn Bishop, Little Parrots Speech Pathology

Robyn Bishop is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with over 20 years of experience. Robyn has a passion for working with children with complex needs, including children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. Robyn also works children with language difficulties, articulation/ speech sound issues, stuttering and building early literacy skills.

Robyn works at Knoxfield and offers services for children with CDM and HCWA Medicare plans and is registered with major private health funds. For appointments call - 0468 881 737. For more details, see her website.

Angelia Lee, DietitiANge - Dietitian

Dietitian Ange will help manage your condition through individualised nutrition interventions and dietary advice , which can ultimately improve your quality of life!
From a culturally diverse background,...

more...her focus areas are:
  • Weight management
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Disabilities (e.g. Autism, Parkinson’s Disease)
  • Gut Health and digestive system disorders (e.g. IBS)

For more information, please see her website and for appointments, contact either clinic, or talk with a nurse about a management plan to help with your chronic health condition.

Podiatrists

Both of our clinics now have a weekly Podiatry service to provide all aspects of podiatry including nail care, wound care, biomechanics, diabetes care, orthotics and general foot care.

Colchester - David Nawar

Knoxfield - Christine Perea

David Nawar B.Pod.,M.A.Pod.A.
Podiatrist, Colchester

David completed a Master of Podiatric Practice and Bachelor of Applied Science from La Trobe University. During this time, David has dedicated his time to helping others in both his personal and professional environments. David has played both Basketball and Soccer at a representative level and has a passion for all aspects of Podiatry...

more...with particular interests in Sport related injuries, Rehabilitation and Footwear.
With clinical placements in a diverse range of settings in hospitals, community health centres and with a well renowned Sports Podiatrist, David has had his fair share of experiences. David’s patient centred care approach enables him to provide an extensive level of treatment whilst maintaining a high level of patient satisfaction. David is very passionate about meeting people from all walks of life and strives to be both the best person and Podiatrist he can be whilst seeking that moral reward in Healthcare.
David likes to think of himself as the biggest San Antonio Spurs fan in Victoria, adapting their style of High Percentage game play into his personal and professional life.

Christine Perea - Podiatrist, Knoxfield

Christine is our Podiatrist available at our Knoxfield clinic. She has a special interest in acute and chronic lower limb injury rehabilitation within paediatrics through to geriatrics, ingrown nail treatments and diabetes-related wound care. Having graduated with her Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters in Podiatric Practice from La Trobe University,

more...Christine is focused on up-skilling her abilities as an evidence-based and patient-orientated clinician.
She has worked and trained in various private clinics, public hospitals, local sports clubs, community health centres and is an active member of the Australia Podiatry association, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Association.
She enjoys the challenges that practising as a Podiatrist brings and the satisfaction of improving quality of life, mobility for people of all ages and getting her patients back to what they love doing.
Outside of work, she is heavily involved with raising a four-legged furry friend and plays soccer.
Christine is registered with AHPRA, a preferred provider for Medibank Private and HCF, and also offers WorkCover, TAC, DVA and Chronic Disease services.

Nurses

Shirlie - Credentialed Pap Nurse

Shirley has a wealth of experience and is also available to do PAP smears at both our clinics. She also has a special interest in travel medicine and sexual health.

Heather

Sarah

Thea

Administration Staff

Practice Manager role is divided amongst our friendly staff - contact Vicki or Shirlie

Receptionists: Helen, Robyn, Kierra, Danielle, Gemma, Tash, Monique and Kathryn