Meet Our Team

Doctors

Dr. Rida Sen
Dr. Rida Sen studied medicine at the University of New South Wales and completed her internship and residency at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. She holds a Diploma in Child Health and has had additional training in mental health prior to coming into general practice. She loves being a family doctor and has worked to serve communities in both regional and western Sydney. She enjoys the holistic nature of general practice and has a special interest in women’s health, paediatrics, mental health, and preventative healthcare. In her spare time Rida enjoys watercolour painting, reading, spending time outdoors in the sunshine and with her family.
Dr. Brodie Hookins
Dr. Hookins graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016. He worked in the obstetrics and gynaecology departments of Royal North Shore, Hornsby and Gosford Hospitals, and has a special interest in antenatal care, women's health, and family planning. He spent the last year working in rural medicine in Central Western NSW. Special interests: care during pregnancy, children and adolescent health, women's health (insertion of IUD/Implanon, management of unplanned pregnancy) and men's health including sexual health, mental health, drug and alcohol use, skin and minor surgical procedures, palliative care, holistic care, weight management and preventative health. Personal Interests: outside of work he enjoys music, photography, kayaking, film, and bushwalking
Dr Georgina Olesnicky, FRACGP, MBBS, DCH, BA/BSW
Background – Dr Georgie Olesnicky graduated from medicine from the University of Sydney in 2009, and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has over 10 years of experience as a doctor in various hospital, community and corporate settings.
Special Interests – Georgie enjoys all areas of general practice and has a special interest in mental health, women's health, child and adolescent health, drug and alcohol, preventative medicine, weight management and chronic disease. Prior to becoming a doctor, Georgie worked as a social worker, which is where she developed her interest and skills in psychology and mental health.
Personal Interests – Georgie is a mother of three and enjoys cooking, traveling and when the opportunity arises, loves skiing!
Dr Sacha Ruberu – B.A.Sc, MBBS, FRACGP
Background – Dr Ruberu graduated from University of Tasmania in 2002.  She worked in the United Kingdom in several tertiary hospitals as well as in the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney before commencing her specialist training as a General Practitioner. She qualified as a Fellow of the the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2009.  She has  worked in several general practices around Sydney. Special Interests – Her special interests include women’s, child health, mental & preventative health. Personal Interests – Sacha is a mother of three who enjoys swimming, cycling, dancing, singing and gardening in her spare time.
Dr Lara Monaghan – MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, FPNSW Certificate
Background – Dr. Lara Monaghan graduated from the University of Sydney in 2012, has worked at a number of different hospitals throughout Sydney during her training and has been with our team for over 3 years.
Special Interests – Dr. Monaghan's interests are Women's Health, Sexual Health, and pediatrics. She has additional studies in Childrens' Health and Family Planning.
Personal Interests When not working, she enjoys traveling and playing tennis or working up a sweat at the gym.
Dr Salie Greengarten – MBBS, MRCP (UK)
Background – Dr. Salie Greengarten has worked as a general practitioner in Lane Cove for over 30 years and we are pleased to have him be apart of our team.
Special Interests -  His special interests are Chronic Disease Management, skin checks, minor surgical procedures, Veteran's Care and men's health as well as all other aspects of general practice.
Personal Interests -  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family and traveling.
Dr Fiona Napier-Flood – BSc,  PhD,  MBBS, DCH, FRACGP
Background – Dr. Fiona Napier-Flood graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. She completed her hospital training in Westmead, Auburn and Westmead Children's Hospital and has worked in several general practices across Sydney. Dr. Fiona Napier-Flood also has further training in Children's health. Prior to medicine, she completed a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the University of Sydney in 1993 and worked in medical research for over 15 years.
Special Interests – Weight management, Diabetes, mental health, preventative health and paediatric health.
Personal Interests - Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and encouraging others to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Dr Tannie Tong – MBBS, FRACGP, DCH
Background – Dr. Tong graduated from the University of Tasmania, with a couple of years of experience in the Rural Clinical School in Burnie, Tasmania. She enjoys General Practice, because of the opportunity to work with each person in the community to be their healthiest and happiest version.
Special Interests – She is interested in all aspects of General Practice.
Personal Interests – Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, running, drawing, travelling, modelling.
Dr Shihab Hameed – Paediatric Endocrinologist (Bsc(Med), MBBS (Hons), DCH, FRACP,PhD)
Background - Dr. Shihab Hameed is a Specialist Paediatric Endocrinologist with clinical appointments as Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. He completed medical schooling with Honours from the University of New South Wales, and sub-specialization in Paediatric Endocrinology through Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. He has also been awarded a Ph.D. in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes through the University of New South Wales. He has also practiced for many years as a Specialist in Paediatric Endocrinology across other sites including Campbelltown and Nepean Hospital. Dr. Hameed has a strong track record and interest in clinical research and has been awarded many competitive research grants including from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC). He is a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney.
Special interests - Dr. Hameed has expertise in the management of growth disorders, puberty issues, adrenal dysfunction, pituitary and thyroid abnormalities, obesity, insulin resistance, polycystic ovary syndrome, diabetes mellitus, insulin pump therapy, and continuous glucose monitoring.
Personal interests - Outside of work, he enjoys bushwalking and kayaking in the local area and spending time with his family.
Dr Claudia Lin – MBBS, FRACGP, Dip Paeds
Background - Dr Lin graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2006. She previously trained in Paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s hospital for 3 years. She has a diploma in Paediatrics, obtained in 2010.
Special Interests -  Paediatrics, Women’s health, travel medicine and mental health. Fluent in Mandarin.
Personal Interests -  Outside of general practice, Dr. Lin enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies and hosting dinner parties.
Dr Yew Lim Cheng – MBBS, FRACGP
Background - Dr Yew-Lim Cheng graduated from medicine at The University of Queensland. Following a rewarding stint in Critical Care, Oncology and Palliative Care medicine at Liverpool Hospital and St George Hospital, he decided that becoming a GP is the best way forward in providing ongoing quality care to his patients.
Special Interests -   Dr Cheng is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, with a keen interest in paediatrics, aged care and palliative care. His focus is to achieve positive outcomes for all his patients through preventive healthcare.
Personal Interests -  Outside of work, Dr Cheng enjoys cooking, swimming, gardening, fishing, and spending time with his young family.
Dr. Clayton Leung – Hons B.Sc (Canada), MBBS, FRACGP
Background: Dr. Clayton Leung graduated from medical school in 2012 at the University of Western Sydney. He went on to train in various hospitals across the country including Queensland and South Australia, where he gained valuable skills and experience in rural settings.  Before Australia, Clayton grew up in Canada. He completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto. Having lived in multiple countries, he has a great appreciation and respect for the diverse range of cultures and backgrounds that patients come from. Special Interests: Clayton is passionate about paediatric and adult general medicine but especially preventative care and chronic disease management. He is a firm believer in improving health outcomes through establishment of a trusting relationship with his patients.   Personal Interests: When not working, Clayton enjoys food and travelling. He would also spend hours trying to perfect his coffee making skills.
Dr Lily Schneider – BMedSci, MBBS, DCH, FRACGP
Background: Dr Lily completed her medical degree at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and holds a Diploma in Child Health from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead/University of Sydney. Special Interests: Skin cancer checks, biopsies and skin excisions. Accredited to fit and remove the contraceptive implant (Implanon). Child and Adolescent Health - Dr Lily loves seeing babies and kids! When it comes to children, there are no silly questions and it will never be a wasted visit. Aged Care - Dr Lily recognizes the challenges of navigating the healthcare system as people age. She hopes to make this process a little easier by getting to know you and your wishes. Personal interests: Dr Lily is a mum to two young boys. She loves beach holidays, op-shopping and stopping people in the street to talk to their dogs.

Allied Health

Sonja Temelkovski – Clinical Psychologist (MPsych, BPsych (Hon))
Background - Sonja Temelkovski completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of Wollongong in 2001 and has worked as a clinical psychologist for over fifteen years for the Illawarra Area Health Service and Concord General Repatriation Hospital.  Sonja is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Sonja’s clinical experience includes providing assessment and treatment for a wide range of psychological and psychiatric conditions to assist patients to live in accordance with their life values. Sonja is skilled in the formulation of individualised care plans and the application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Brief Psycho dynamic Therapy. Sonja has worked with adults and the elderly who are experiencing challenges with acute/chronic anxiety and mood disorders, depression, trauma, relationships, personality, self-esteem and adjustment to challenging life events.  Sonja ‘s hospital experience has included providing consultation to the neuro-rehabilitation team through mental health assessments and facilitating supportive psychotherapy and CBT interventions targeting anxiety, depression and adjustment to acute and chronic medical illnesses for patients and their families.
Special Interests - Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Trauma, Health Anxiety, Grief and Couple’s Counselling, Chronic Disease Management.
Personal Interest - Socialising with friends and family, travelling, fluent in Macedonian.
Erika Hung- The Lifestyle Dietitian
Background – Erika is a qualified accrediting dietitian at The Lifestyle Dietitian. She is experienced in managing a range of health conditions through diet and lifestyle change, in particular, chronic diseases such as T2DM (diabetes), heart disease, and weight management. She has grown a strong interest in plant-based nutrition and gut health. Special Interests – With a passion for continuous learning, Erika is committed to ensuring she is up-to-date with the latest evidence in the ever-evolving field of nutrition. Erika enjoys translating complex scientific nutrition information into personalised, easy-to-digest and practical advice for patients. Personal Interests – In her spare time, Erika enjoys getting outdoors, taking long walks and finding new cafes to enjoy food with her family and friends. She believes the social settings and the people we enjoy food with are equally important as the nutrients within the food we eat. She carries this belief through her practice as a Dietitian.
Ivan Man Fung Chik – Physiotherapist
Ivan has obtained his physiotherapy degrees from The University of Sydney and The University of Newcastle with more than 10 years of experience. Ivan has extensive experience as a sports physiotherapist in providing the rehabilitation of injuries to athletes. He has a strong passion for sports and has worked in various sports teams including soccer (NPL QLD) and netball Queensland. Upon returning to Sydney where he grew up, Ivan has worked with athletes from NRL and A-league soccer. Ivan has extensive post-graduate training in many areas including Acupuncture and Dry Needling, Muscle Energy Techniques, Mulligans and McKenzie techniques. Ivan specialises in the treatment of headaches, neck and temporo mandibular (TMD) disorders. Ivan is committed to providing the best evidence based practice and focuses on identifying the root cause of the problem with the aim of helping his patients to achieve speedy recovery and prevention of future recurrences of symptoms.
Daniel Sit – Physiotherapist
Daniel studied his Masters in Physiotherapy degree from The University of Sydney. He has been working in practice for over 6 years and has extensive experience in treating a range of acute and chronic injuries whether it be from sports, work or car accidents. Daniel loves his soccer and this has led him to work with a number of different local teams, including Mount Druitt Rangers. Daniel has worked with a number of professional athletes ranging from national level sprinters, NRL players, soccer players and basketball players and has considerable experience in guiding athletes through their rehabilitation programs. He has a wide range of post-graduate training including Dry Needling, Mulligan Mobilisations, McKenzie Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, and Watson’s headache techniques. Daniel is passionate in helping his patients achieve their goals by providing evidence based and tailored treatment plans that address the root cause of their problems.
Herbert Fung – Psychologist
Herbert is a registered psychologist that has worked both in public and private sectors working with clients across the lifespan. His main area of focus is adult and couple counselling. Herbert has a strong grasp of brief and longer-term therapies which includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapies, The Gottman Method and Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He has worked with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, complex PTSD, relationship conflict, self-esteem and self-worth, workplace stress, grief and loss, anger management, personal development and growth, severe mental disorders and illnesses. His area of specific interest is early attachment and communication difficulties for parents and couples.

His practice focuses on providing a therapeutic relationship and pragmatic application of psychological skills for individuals who are suffering from emotional pain. Herbert is influenced by child development and attachment theory, philosophy, and empirical research. Herbert practices mindfulness and incorporates this with clients interested in learning. His interest and curiosity is to understand each individual client and provide a therapeutic environment for potential growth to occur.

Herbert can see patients through various referral streams including a mental health care plan, NDIS (self-managed) and WorkCover (SIRA aproved).

Practice Staff

Sienna- Registered Nurse
Sarah O’Leary – Business Manager
Sarah begun her career in bulk billing general practice roles, working from reception to practice management positions. She then expanded to working in patient centred and head office roles for specialist practices. Sarah has recently worked on Service Management roles for both corporate and small medical companies, specialising in operations and business development. In her spare time Sarah likes to paint, read and experience new restaurants
Roe Smith – Registered Nurse

Administration Staff

Tess– Medical Receptionist
Tess is one of our casual receptionists, she has worked at the practice for over 4 years. She is currently studying a 5-year degree of Civil Engineering at The University of Technology Sydney. Tess enjoys music, travelling and exercising in her spare time.
Connor- Medical Receptionist
Connor is casual receptionist. He is currently studying a double degree of Mechatronic Engineering and Creative Intelligence and Innovation at UTS. In his free time, he enjoys filming, photography and working out.
Vanessa- Medical Receptionist
Vanessa is a casual receptionist at our practice, she is familiar with the health industry, she holds a bachelor in nutrition and dietetics from the National University of San Marcos in Perú, she speaks fluent English and Spanish, she loves working with people, her current passion is teaching Intuitive Eating in her spare time. When not working, Vanessa enjoys food, bushwalking, yoga, reading and travelling.
Katarina- Team Leader
Katarina works full time as the team leader receptionist. She has previous experience in leadership management at medical centers and enjoys working in the health industry. She also has a degree in Bachelor of English languages and Biology. She enjoys nature walks, reading books and gardening. She is fluent in Spanish and speaks some Portuguese.
Emily H- Medical Receptionist
Emily is a casual receptionist who is undergoing a degree in a Bachelor of Medical Science, majoring in Pharmacology at UNSW. She enjoys long walks on the beach, reading, music and putting a smile on people's faces.
Emily V- Medical Receptionist
Emily is one of our part time receptionists, she has worked in a medical reception role since march 2021. In her spare time Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to podcasts and cooking.