Meet Our Team

Doctors

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. Jeremy Robertson –  Aviation Medical Examiner (BAv, ME(Aero), MBBS, DAME, ATPL)
Background –  Dr.  Robertson is a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) and is available to conduct CASA Class1, Class 2, and Class 3 aviation medical examinations, as well as Qantas Group Pre-Employment Health Assessments (PEHA). Prior to commencing a career in medicine, Jeremy worked as an airline pilot for nine years, accumulating 8,000 hours across a wide range of aircraft. He continues to fly at every opportunity as a private pilot, including flying himself out to country NSW once a month to offer aviation medicine services to the towns of Temora, Cowra, Mudgee, and Parkes.
Bookings - Dr. Robertson is only available for Aviation Medicals.  Please call Dr. Robertson directly on 1300 093 787 to make an appointment, or visit aeromed.net.au for more information.  
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. Andrew Lin – BMed, MD
Background - Dr. Lin graduated from the University of NSW and completed his hospital training at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Canterbury Hospital (paediatrics). Special Interests - He has an interest in all aspects of general practice including screening and preventative care. Personal Interests - Outside of the practice he likes to spend time with friends and family and plays squash (but not very well).
Dr. Kavita Gupta MBBS FRACGP

Background: Dr. Kavita Gupta graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in Queensland and has been practicing medicine since 2013. She completed junior medical training at the Royal Brisbane Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital and Liverpool Hospital Sydney.

Special Interests: She has particular interest in mental health, complex disease management, women's and children's’ health. Personal Interests: Outside of medicine, Kavita is an active member of the local walking and healthy living group and enjoys travel, yoga, meditation and healthy cooking.

Allied Health

Patrick Kubel – Physiotherapist
Background – Patrick graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2012, with previous degrees in Exercise & Sport Science (UWS) and Clinical Rehabilitation (USYD). Patrick has over 10 years’ experience in rehabilitation and injury management. He has worked as a qualified Personal Trainer in a gym based setting as well as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in the Occupational Health Industry. He has worked with elite level athletes including the NSW Men and Women’s Volleyball teams. Having attended numerous seminars and conferences around the world, Patrick is up to date with the latest research and best practice to ensure your health related goals are achieved in the most effective manner.
Special Interests – Combining ideologies from both Eastern and Western philosophy, Patrick provides a patient-centered approach to healthcare that empowers his patients to make effective decisions to achieve an optimal recovery. He advocates an active approach to rehabilitation and facilitates natural healing processes of the human body. Key areas include Postural Pain, Sporting Injuries, Chronic (Persistent) Pain, Occupational Injuries and Musculo-Skeletal Pain.
Personal Interests – In his spare time, Patrick enjoys reading philosophy, keeping fit and composing music.
Naim Bireroglu – Podiatrist
Background –  Naim has completed a Bachelor of Health Science/Mastering in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Sydney. His experience covers alls scopes of podiatric care including biomechanical, chronic disease, pediatric and general podiatry. He has worked in many different settings including mobile podiatry, high risk in public hospital setting both local and internationally as well as having extensive private practice podiatry experience. His love of sports (including basketball and powerlifting amongst many other sports) has also fueled his interest in sports biomechanics in which is his most experienced scope of practice.
Special Interests -   Sports biomechanics and Chronic Disease Management
Personal Interests - Outside of work, Naim enjoys playing basketball, powerlifting and traveling
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.

Practice Staff

Barbara Robinson – Practice Nurse
Background - Coming from a diverse background including Theater, Midwifery and Oncology, Lane Cove Doctors is proud to have Barbara be apart of its nursing team!
Special Interests - Diabetes
Personal Interest - On Barbara's days off she enjoys ocean swims, hiking and patchwork.
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 2 years. She is currently studying a 5 year degree of Civil Engineering at The University of Technology Sydney. Tess loves shopping and exercising in her spare time.
Priya- Medical Receptionist
Priya completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University Of Health Science(India) in 2014 and practiced as a dentist for almost three years. During her work time she found a deep interest in management and opted for a Masters in Advanced Health Services Management from University Of Technology Sydney and graduated in 2019. Her aim is to be a Practice Manager to help people and community in need by managing and improving current healthcare system. Priya loves travelling, exploring nature and cooking.
Estella- Medical Receptionist
Estella is a casual receptionist at our practice, she is currently in her first year of an Arts and Commerce Degree at UNSW. Estella's interests include movies on a rainy day, travelling and learning to play the guitar.