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GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

Antonio Di Dio – MBBS (USYD) Dip RACOG FRACGP

Principal

Antonio grew up in rural Italy and rural NSW and studied medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1990. He has a diploma of Obstetrics and Fellowship of the College of General Practice, with special interests in sports and workplace/occupational medicine, adolescents, paediatrics and psychology. He practised in Sydney for 15 years before moving to Canberra with his family.

He is an examiner and teacher for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, and is a current deputy director of the Professional Services review. He is President Elect of ACT AMA.

He has been a rugby league club doctor, currently serves on the ACT Doctors Health Advisory panel and was secretary of the NSW Medical Benevolent Association. He is also the house doctor for Canberra Grammar school. Antonio is passionate about music, sport and comic books.


Dr Jenny Ross – MBBS (USYD) Dip Paed (UNSW) FRACGP

Principal

Jenny grew up in rural NSW and studied medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1987. She has been an active member of the Yarralumla Surgery team since 1993. Her special interests are Women’s Health and Paediatrics. Jenny has a Diploma of Paediatrics and is a member of the Australasian Menopause Society. She has been the visiting GP to the Boarding House at Canberra Girls Grammar School since 1998.

She is married, has 3 children and enjoys golf, skiing and walking with her dogs.


Dr Ruchi Jyoti – MBBS, FRACGP, DRACOG, DCH

Principal

Ruchi graduated from prestigious Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi. After moving to Canberra in 2001, she joined the Canberra Hospital and worked in medical and surgical specialities. After obtaining FRACGP, she went on to complete diplomas in Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Child Health.

Ruchi loves being a family physician, a trait she inherited from her father who continues to be GP to his community after a rewarding service of about 50 years. Ruchi also speaks Hindi and can understand Bengali, Panjabi and Urdu. In her spare time, she works in her vegie patch and looks after a husband, two kids and a dog.


Dr Kerrie Bradbury – MBBS (UNSW)

Retired


Dr Catriona Moxham – MBBS (Adel 1994) MPHTM (JCU) FRACGP 2002

Catriona joined Yarralumla Surgery in 2012, returning to Canberra after time in Darwin and overseas. She has a special interest in skin cancer medicine and surgery, having completed a skin cancer college certificate. Whilst living in Darwin Catriona ran a busy skin cancer clinic. She also has enhanced skills in the treatment and management of sports related injuries,public health and tropical medicine, for which she holds a Masters qualification.

Catriona mentors junior doctors and also works as a GP sedationist in public and private practices across the ACT. She is married with three children and enjoys running and travel as well as standing on the sporting sidelines supporting her children.


Dr Alicia Fong – MBBS (Melb.), B Med Sci, FRACGP, Dip. Dermatology (Australian Institute of Dermatology), DCH (Westmead).

Alicia joined our practice in 2016 after moving to Canberra from Sydney with her young family. She has a particular interest in skin cancer diagnosis and management, and previously worked in a skin cancer clinic in Sydney.

She has completed a Diploma in Dermatology, certificates in skin cancer medical and surgical management and dermoscopy, and is currently undertaking a Masters in skin cancer management.
Alicia enjoys spending time with her family, running, swimming and cooking.


Dr Louise Stone – MBBS BA MPH MQHR PhD FRACGP FACRRM

Louise began her career as a rural GP in South Gippsland, before moving to Sydney and working as a GP and medical educator. She settled in Canberra and joined Yarralumla surgery in 2014. Louise is an academic GP at ANU and a medical educator organising the training of new GPs in Australia.

She has a long-standing clinical, teaching and research interest in mental health and runs national workshops for GPs in this area. She has three children, a spoiled cat and an interest in music.


Dr Sujani Perera

General Practitioner


Dr Virginia French

General Practitioner

Dr French studied medicine at Sydney University then went abroad, working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, then completing speciality training in Forensics and General Practice in the United Kingdom. She has considerable experience in community gynaecology and sexual health, being qualified to insert and remove contraceptive implants (Implanon) and coils (including Mirena). She performs skin checks, preventive medicine, chronic care and mental health assessments. She also has an interest in Trichology (hair problems).


Dr TANYA ROBERTSON – BMBS Hons, Flinders University SA FRACGP 2000

Tanya finished high school in Canberra and moved to Adelaide to study medicine at Flinders University. She returned to Canberra in 1993 as a Junior Medical Officer at Canberra Hospital. She commenced her GP training in 1995 and first started working at Yarralumla Surgery in 1997 until 2011. At the end of that time she moved with her husband and kids to Jindabyne where they lived until both daughters had finished school. There she helped establish a youth friendly clinic within the General Practice, focussing on the health care of the young people who came from all over the world to work in the ski hills in winter. On her return from life as a country GP she started working part time at the Junction Youth Health Service where there is a focus on vulnerable, at risk youth before returning to Yarralumla Surgery on not one but two times ( Mar 2018 – Feb 2019 and Oct 2019 to date). She enjoys the variety that General Practice involves and the opportunity to reconnect with families.

Tanya has an interest in communication in health care and clinical governance and worked for 15 years as the GP Liaison Medical Director at Canberra Hospital and Medical Director for COORDINARE ( the SENSW Primary Health Network).

She enjoys walking her dog, bike riding, skiing and catching up with friends.



SPECIALISTS

Dr Ramila Varendran – MBBS FRACP

Geriatrician

Ramila is a geriatrician who has an interest in maintaining functional state as people get older and have multiple co-morbidities, like dementia and osteoporosis. She was born in Sri Lanka and trained in both Sydney and Melbourne prior to moving to Canberra.

She currently also works with ACT health and has admitting rights to the National Capital Hospital and Canberra Private Hospitals.

 


DR CLAIRE REBENTROST – MBChB, BSC, FRACP

GENERAL PAEDIATRICIAN

Claire is a graduate of the University of Otago Medical School in NZ. Her love for paediatrics began whilst working at The Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital. In 2005 she moved to Sydney where she completed her Paediatric Specialist Training through the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network.

Claire has been a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians since 2010. In 2011 Claire and her husband moved to Singapore where she worked in a Private International Paediatric Clinic. Here she built up a strong practice of international patients, dealing with a wide range of Paediatric issues including gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, colic, sleep and settling issues, failure to thrive, weight and height concerns, asthma, constipation and eczema - just to mention a few.

At the start of 2017 Claire and the family, which now includes 2 boys, returned to Australia to settle in Canberra. She is experienced in the comprehensive assessment and management of a wide range of medical growth and development issues of infants, children and adolescents. She also has extensive knowledge of local and international vaccination schedules and travel vaccinations.

More information regarding Dr Rebentrost can be found on her website - www.canberrapaediatrics.com.au


DR CAROLYN PETERSON

ENDOCRINOLOGY

 


DR SANJAYA SENANAYAKE

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

 


DR DINESH ARYA

PSYCHIATRY