Dr Melinda Griffiths – Principal GP
BMBS, Dip Paeds, FRACGP
Dr Mel has been practicing as a GP in the local area for many years. She initially trained as a registered nurse and went on to study medicine to build on the care she was able to provide to patients. She has wide ranging experience in all areas of medicine, with special interests in women’s health and paediatrics.
Current hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
Unfortunately Dr Mel is currently unable to accept new patients.
Dr Bradley Forssman – Principal GP
MBBS, MPHTM, FAFPHM
Dr Brad is a Public Health Physician who sees patients for sexual health, HIV, pre- and post-travel medicine, aviation medicine and immunisations. He is a community S100 prescriber for HIV medications and is a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) for CASA, enabling him to provide medical assessments for pilots and flight attendants.
Current hours: Wednesdays to Saturdays.
Dr Hamish McArthur – GP
BSc(Hons), BMBS, FRACGP
Dr Hamish graduated from Flinders University with both a Bachelor of Science and a medical degree. He has particular interests in men’s health, travel medicine, preventative medicine, paediatrics and cardiovascular medicine.
Current hours: Mondays to Thursdays.
Dr Hamish works some Saturdays, rotating with the other GPs on a monthly basis.
Unfortunately Dr Hamish is currently unable to accept new patients.
Dr Carole Chung – GP
BMedSc, MBBS, Dip Paeds, FRACGP
Dr Carole has a wealth of experience in general practice. Carole graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1985 and moved to Sydney in 1987. She has been a General Practitioner since 1991and also has 9 years experience working part time in the Emergency Department of Sydney Children’s Hospital. Her work life includes general practice in Newtown for 18 years before moving to Alexandria in 2011 and she is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Her interests are paediatrics, women’s health and shared antenatal care.
Current hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Dr Carole works some Saturdays, rotating with the other GPs on a monthly basis.
Dr Marc Madeleine – GP
BMedSc, MBBS(Hons), Dip Paeds, FRACGP
Dr Marc has worked in the inner west for more than 25 years. He is a very experienced GP with interests in paediatrics and men’s health, and worked for many years in the emergency department of Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Current hours: Mondays to Thursdays.
Dr Marc works some Saturdays, rotating with the other GPs on a monthly basis.
Dr Simon Cowap – GP
Dr Simon is currently on Long Service Leave for approx. 3 months – stay tuned for his return date in late 2021Dr Simon Cowap graduated with honours from University of Sydney in 1987 and obtained his Fellowship in General Practice in 1997. He has broad experience in the full range of general practice from paediatrics to adult general medicine and chronic disease management. He also performs minor surgery such as skin biopsy and the removal of small cysts and skin lesions.
Current hours: On long service leave.
Dr Jennifer Morrison – GP
BA, MBBS(Hons), DCH, MPH, FRACGP
Dr Jenny is a GP with a particular interest in the health of young families, including paediatrics, antenatal care, sexual/reproductive health, and psychological medicine such as postnatal depression and anxiety. She is able to insert and remove Implanons and administers iron infusions in suitable patients. She is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has worked in both urban and rural settings as a hospital doctor and a GP. Dr Jenny also holds a Diploma in Child Health, a Masters in Public Health, and the Family Planning NSW Certificate in Sexual Health.
Current hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Dr Jenny works some Saturdays, rotating with the other GPs on a monthly basis.
Dr Penelope Elix – GP
BMedSc(Hons), MBBS, DRANZCOG, DCH, FRACGP
Dr Penelope graduated from the University of Sydney in 2006 and has been a fellow of the Royal Australian College of GPs since 2011. She has a Diploma in Child Health and Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and has recently completed additional training in managing viral hepatitis, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Dr Penelope loves being a GP and has an interest in women’s health at all stages of life, child and adolescent health, sexual health (including viral hepatitis) and mental health. She will soon complete a Master of Health Policy and looks forward to having a life after that! She is working on a project on doctors’ health and is very happy to work with doctor patients.
Current Hours: Thursdays to Saturdays.
Dr Rebecca Blake – GP
BSc(Med), MBBS, MPH, FRACGP
Dr Rebecca graduated from the University of NSW in 2002 and has worked in multiple practices around NSW. She has an interest in public health and family medicine.
Dr Bec is currently only doing telehealth consults.
Current Hours: Wednesday mornings.
Dr Sofie Roberts – GP
Dr Sofie graduated from Monash University in Melbourne in 1998. She has significant experience working in both rural and urban, hospital and general practice settings. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and her areas of special interest include: paediatric, adolescent and women’s health, travel medicine, skin cancer medicine and minor procedures.
Current Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings.
Dr Sofie works some Saturdays, rotating with the other GPs on a monthly basis.
Dr Lizzie Davis – GP
B.Com/BA, MBBS, DCH, FRACGP
Dr Lizzie will be on maternity leave from 21st January 2021.
Dr Lizzie graduated from the University of Sydney in 2013. During her training she spent some extra time in Sydney Children’s Hospital Emergency Department and gained a Diploma of Child Health. Her special interests are paediatrics, family planning, womens health, travel medicine and dermatology.
Current Hours: On maternity leave
Dr John Nguyen – GP
MBBS, DCH, FRACGP
Dr John is a local (born & bred inner westie!) and graduate of the University of Sydney Medical Program. He has a wealth of experience working in both the city and country areas. He recently returned in 2018 after 5 years in the Albury Wodonga region. Dr John is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners and has also completed the Diploma in Child Health through the University of Sydney. Dr John is passionate about listening to his patients; patient advocacy; and has a strong respect for the patient/doctor relationship.
Current Hours: Tuesday to Friday.
Dr John works some Saturdays, rotating with the other GPs on a monthly basis.
Dr Rob Mundell – GP
MB, ChB, DFFP, MRCS, MRCGP, FRACGP
Dr Rob enjoys all aspects of holistic family medicine. He is a graduate of Aberdeen University Medical School, and has extensive experience in the UK and in Sydney. Dr Rob is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners and has also completed Certificates in Primary Skin Cancer Medicine, Primary Skin Cancer Surgery and further advanced courses in skin cancer surgery. Dr Rob performs surgical procedures such as removal of skin cancer, moles, cysts and ingrown toenails. Dr Rob is a HIV S100 prescriber and has particular interests in skin cancer surgery, men’s health and wellness, sexual health, psychological health, chronic diseases, family planning and antenatal shared care.
Current Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Dr Rob works some Saturdays, rotating with the other GPs on a monthly basis.
We have five practice nurses, Anne Maree, Maureen, Rowena, Jen and Stephanie, who have extensive nursing experience both in the hospital and community settings. They provide vaccinations, wound management, health checks and other services to our patients, and also provide assistance to the doctors in emergency treatment of sick patients. In addition, it is practice policy that all phone calls of a clinical nature are initially put through to the nurses.
Leanne works full-time as our practice manager and supports the clinical and administrative staff in the day to day running of the practice. Leanne has worked for the practice for 10+ years and we are very lucky to have her to keep us all in line.
Our receptionists come from a variety of backgrounds, and are all friendly, professional and happy to help you. Our Fountain Street reception team members are Kim, Michelle, Deb, Louise, Jasmin, Sarah and Sophie.