Meet Our Team

Doctors

Dr Sarah Weaver (MBBS (USyd) M. Psych.Med. (UNSW) Grad.Dip. Couple Therapy)
Background - Dr Weaver has been a GP in the Inner West for over 40 years. She is accredited to provide Antenatal Shared Care through RPA and Canterbury Hospitals; to refer patients under the Better Access Program (Mental Health Treatment Plan) and through the ATAPS program for health care card holders.
Special Interests - Dr Weaver enjoys the full range of general practice with a particular interest in mental health and counselling, and in women's and family health.
Personal Interests - Dr Weaver also works as a GP educator in mental health with Black Dog Institute and enjoys spending time with her 5 young grandchildren.
Dr Weaver is a privately billed doctor, consultations with her may incur an out of pocket expense.
Dr Ryan Quan Vo (MBBS UNSW, FRACGP)
Background - Dr Vo is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and a graduate of the University of NSW. Special Interests - He has an interest in all aspects of General Practice.
Personal Interests - Outside of the practice, he enjoys the occasional game of golf, learning to sail and travelling.
Dr Anthony Santamaria (MBBS UNSW)
Background - Dr Santamaria has worked as a GP in Rozelle since 1978. He joined this group in 1999.
Personal Interests - He is able to offer consultations in Italian as well as English
Dr Jonathan Phan (MBBS UNSW, FRACGP)
Background - Dr Phan graduated from the University of NSW and has been in general practice since 2007. He enjoys general practice as it gives him the opportunity to interact with patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Special Interests - He enjoys general practice as it gives him the opportunity to interact with patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Personal Interests - Outside of medicine he likes to spend time cooking and traveling.
Dr David Ritchie (MBCHB DCH DGP FRCNZGP)
Background - Dr Ritchie qualified as a GP in New Zealand and started his own practice in 1985. This grew into an integrative Medical Centre with 5 doctors and some 30 staff.
Special Interests - He has a strong interest in child health and child development and behaviour.He has an interest in chronic illness and working with a team to improve quality of life for each patient.
Dr Debra Tattersall (MBBS (Syd))
Background - Dr Debra Tattersall graduated from Sydney University and has been in General practice for 25 years, working on the far north coast and Sydney’s western suburbs. She is accredited in Shared Antenatal care, women’s health, including intra-uterine contraception and hormone implants. Special Interests - She has an interest in adolescent and mental health. Personal Interests Loves spending time with her family, running, gardening and reading.
Dr Zoe Boyatzis (BA (Media & Communications); MBBS, FRACGP, Dip.Child Health)
Background - Dr Boyatzis graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an MBBS in 2011. She completed her FRAGCP in 2016. Before entering General Practice she worked in Emergency Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Special Interests - She enjoys Women's Health, having completed a certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is also passionate about paediatrics and completed her diploma of Child Health in 2014.
Dr Celine Doeuk (B.Pharm (Hons) MBBS)
Background - Dr Doeuk graduated from the University of Queensland with an Honours Degree in Pharmacy. She completed her medical Degree at Griffith University and undertook her junior training at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and went on to work as a Surgical Registrar at the Gold Coast University Hospital for 3 years.
Special Interests - She enjoys the diversity that General Practice offers. Dr Doeuk is an accredited Robotic, Laparoscopic and General Surgical Assistant. Given her proficient surgical background, she has a keen interest in minor procedures, skin cancer excision and cosmetic surgery.
Personal Interests - Born and raised in Lyon France, Dr Doeuk speaks French as her first language. Outside of Medicine she has started piano and Mandarin classes for beginners. She comes from a Chinese background and enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures.
Dr Melissa Di Sano (MD, FRACGP, Dip. Child Health)
Background - Dr Di Sano graduated from University of New South Wales in 2013 and worked for two years at Royal North Shore Hospital before entering General Practice training. She completed her FRACGP in 2018. She completed a diploma of Child Health in 2017.
Special Interests - She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and the diversity of seeing patients of all ages and backgrounds. In particular she has an interest in Women's Health and paediatrics.
Dr Lisa Luo (MBBS; MS; Dip. Child Health)
Background - Dr Luo graduated from the University of New South Wales. Before entering General Practice, she worked in various hospitals including Royal North Shore, Westmead Children's, Bankstown and St George. She completed her Masters of Surgery at the University of Sydney in 2012 and Diploma of Child Health on 2015.
Special Interests - She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and in particular, paediatrics and minor procedures.
Dr Portia Predny (MD, Dip. Child Health)
Background - Dr Predny completed her medical degree at the University of Newcastle in 2011, before working in Royal North Shore Hospital for three years and gaining particular experience in Paediatric Medicine. She is currently a GP Registrar and expects to complete her training in 2018.
Special Interests - Dr Predny was attracted to General Practice for the opportunity it provides to provide care to a variety of people at all the different stages of their lives. She has a particular interest in providing quality health care to members of the LGBTIQ+ community, as well as in Paediatrics and Women's health. She is also passionate about promoting health through lifestyle, and is a proponent of the Health at Every Size approach to wellness.
Personal Interests - Outside of medicine, Dr Predny enjoys hiking, rock climbing, dance and performing, and dabbles with Archery and playing the ukulele.
Dr Leanna Resplandor – (MBBS, FRACGP, Child Health)
Background – Dr Resplandor completed her medical degree at Sydney University and trained at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She is a Fellow of the RACGP and holds a certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Diploma of Child Health, and Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine.
Special interests – Women’s health, paediatrics, mental health.
Personal interests – Travel, food, theatre and spending time in the outdoors.
Dr Julian Chew
Background - Dr Chew completed degrees at the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland. He has been in General Practice since 2008, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). Special Interests - He enjoys all aspects of General Practice and the diversity of seeing a variety of presentations. Personal Interests - Outside of medicine, Dr Chew enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and sports.

Practice Staff

Claire Knight
Claire studied a Bachelor of Nursing in Country Victoria before relocating to Sydney to pursue her career. She has a background in Medical/ Surgical Theatre and has been working in General Practice for the last three years. Claire is certified as a Nurse Immuniser and is able to perform Pap Smears. Her interests are in Family and Child Health, preventative health initiatives and minor procedures.
Vince – Practice Manager
Hannah - Receptionist
Vanessa - Receptionist
Sue - Receptionist
Madeleine - Receptionist
Henry - Receptionist

Allied Health

Kathryn McEntegart – Podiatrist BHlthSc (Podiatry)
Kathryn grew up in New Zealand with a keen interest in sport. She chose to do a degree in Podiatry due to an interest in things medical and her sporting background, including athletics, gymnastics and netball. She graduated at the top of class in 1996 and went on to work in a private practice in Wellington.
In 2001, Kathryn moved to U.K to live and work in London, it was here that she also taught clinical podiatry at the London Foot Hospital. She moved back to  Australia in 2006, where she continued her special interest in the paediatric podiatry across podiatry clinics. She now has a daughter who is nearly one year old, so much of her spare time is taken up watching her grow and learn.
Dr Natalie Shavit – Senior Clinical Psychologist
Dr Natalie Shavit has extensive experience in assessing and treating a wide range of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, pain management, relationship difficulties, LGBT issues and adjustment problems, to name a few. Natalie has nearly 20 years experience specialising in both short and long term therapy, including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for depression, anxiety disorders and stress; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (a mindfulness based CBT) for certain personality disorders and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for relationship issues and more long-standing problems which may not respond to CBT.
Dr Joshua Broderick – Clinical Psychologist
Dr Josh Broderick predominantly works with children and families but also young to middle aged adults with anxiety and depression and has over 10 years' experience. He has previously worked as a senior clinician and project manager at the Child Behaviour Research Clinic. He has experience in public, private and non-government charity sectors in both paediatric and adult settings. Josh uses an attachment based behavioural family intervention framework with children and CBT with mindfulness meditation based framework for teens and adults. Josh can administer cognitive assessments for learning problems, ADHD and autism. He is an HCWA approved provder.
Paula Polhill – Senior Psychologist
Paula is a skilled and passionate senior psychologist, relationship counsellor and ACT therapist with over 13 years experience in private and public sectors. She has a special interest in patients with anxiety, relationship problems, couples therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Kirsten Vo – Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
Kirsten graduated as a physiotherapist in 2006. She has worked in both the public system and private practice. She has experience with musculoskeletal injuries and has a special interest in Women’s Health. Kirsten is passionate about teaching Pilates. She is fluent in French, Vietnamese and English. She enjoys ice-skating, skiing and snorkeling.
Jessica MacDonald – Physiotherapist
Jess graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2012 and also has an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She has undertaken further training in Dry Needling and Shoulder courses. Jess has a particular interest in the in depth analysis of the causes of injures, evaluating the patient holistically and treating the whole patient not just focusing on the injured area. The goal of her treatment is to combine Physiotherapy and Exercise Management to achieve a long term change.
Michael Zajc – Exercise Physiologist
Special Interests - As an Exercise Physiologist I have a passion to help people improve their quality of life, increase their level of function/capacity and to allow people to live life to the fullest. My role is to provide exercise programs based off current research and literature specifically designed to the individual. Some of the areas that I particularly enjoy to work in are chronic disease management, injury rehabilitation, cardiovascular rehabilitation, improving symptoms of arthritis as well as lifestyle modification programs. Being able to see people improve their health and quality of life to a point that they can be proud of and be able to live the life they want is what makes this role so rewarding.
Lauri Teperson – Dietician
Background – Lauri Teperson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who completed her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons) from the University of Newcastle.

Interests – Lauri believes prevention is better than cure because if you don’t make time for your health, you’ll soon have to find time for sickness. Lauri is passionate about evidence-based practice. By keeping up with current research, Lauri is able to translate the latest clinical findings into practical advice for her clients. Lauri is always up for a challenging case but takes special interest in weight management, IBS, Diabetes as well as the non-diet approach.
Personal Interests – When not in the clinic, Lauri can be found outdoors discovering another one of Sydney’s beautiful coastal walks or foodie cafes.