• General Practitioner Services
• Teenage Health
• Ante Natal Health
• Post Natal Health
• Gynaecological Support
• Menopause and Ageing
• Referral to specialists.
Patients travel from far and wide to visit their preferred GP at Women’s Health Hub. This includes women and families from Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Wyndham, Cocoroc, Eynesbury, Laverton, Little River, Mambourin, Manor Lakes, Mount Cottrell, Tarneit Quandong, Truganina, Williams Landing and Wyndham Vale.
Dr Sinead Jennings
MICGP, FRACGP, MB BCH BAO BSc (Hons) Pharmacy
Dr Sinead Jennings graduated from Trinity College Galway in 2009, and went on to complete her specialist training in General Practice in Ireland. Prior to studying medicine, she worked as a pharmacist.
Her special interests include sports medicine, diabetes and geriatrics and is particularly passionate about women’s health. She has completed a diploma in women’s health from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (DRCOG) and an Advanced Certificate in Management of the Menopause. She also has qualifications in Contraception, Long Acting Contraception insertion and removal and family planning. She has gained experience both in general practice and in women’s health over the last 4 years.
She enjoys teaching and has just completed a diploma in Medical Education from the University of South Wales. She has also undertaken research in diabetes and has published several papers relating to geriatrics
Sinead moved to Melbourne in 2019 with her husband Sam and their 4 children. Sam is currently working at the Royal Children’s Hospital as a spinal surgeon. Sinead is a keen sportswoman, and competes in rowing, athletics and triathlon. She was a finalist in rowing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016. She feels the skills she gained competing at high level sport are very transferable in medicine and she enjoys supporting patients through lifestyle changes.
She is really looking forward to joining the team in the Women’s Health Hub where she can combine her general practice with her passion for women’s health, general practice and supporting her patients to make the changes needed for healthier lifestyles and better mental and physical health.
Dr Rashi Anand
MBBS, FRACGP, Dip EM(ACEM)
Language- English & Hindi
Originally from India, Rashi completed her medical degree in 2009. She moved to Australia in 2012 and worked in various specialties at different hospitals in Western Victoria including Ballarat Base Hospital where she completed her Emergency medicine certificate and diploma.
She has been working as a General Practitioner since 2017. Rashi has particular interests in
• Women’s Health (PAP smears, Implanon insertions, Sexual Health, Menopause, Mirena Removals, pregnancy care)
• Skin Cancer Medicine (skin checks and skin cancer excisions)
• Travel Medicine
• Chronic Disease management
• Preventative health
• Emergency Medicine
• Iron infusions
When not at work, Rashi enjoys being a new mum, cooking for her family and friends, swimming and adventure sports. Rashi is looking forward to her move to Melbourne and exploring different aspects this vibrant city has to offer!
Dr Emma Hattle
FRACGP, DFSRH, DRCOG
Starting January 2020
Dr Emma Hattle undertook her medical training at the University of East Anglia in Norwich UK and graduated in 2009. Her extensive hospital experience includes two years of Obstetrics and Gynaecology training before specialising in general practice where she continues to develop her interest in Women’s Health. Emma has worked in various GP practices in and around the Cambridge area, UK since commencing her training in 2013.
Emma enjoys all aspects of GP especially getting to know her patients so she can support them in the best way possible. She has completed a diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health (DFSRH) and Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRCOG) in the UK.
Specialist interests: Contraception, sexual health and menopause
Specialist skills: Contraceptive coil and implant insertion and removal
Emma moved to Melbourne with her husband and two young children to experience the Australian lifestyle. Away from work Emma enjoys playing netball, cooking and exploring all that Melbourne has to offer for toddlers!
Dr Marta Siegel -Shumba
Marta is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners with over 20 years medical experience.
After graduating from Medical University of Silesia in Poland in 1993 she worked in Zimbabwe, southern Africa and in Iceland.
She moved with her family to Australia over 10 years ago and worked in Ballarat and Country Victoria before moving to Hoppers Lane General Practice for 4 years then relocating to Women’s Health Hub.
Marta gained extensive hospital experience in surgery, general medicine, paediatrics, gynaecology and emergency medicine prior to shifting to General Practice.
Marta enjoys diversity, General Practice provides.
Her areas of special interests include women’s health (PAP smears, Implanon insertion/removal, Mirena removal, and other women’s health interests), chronic disease management, mental health issues and skin cancer medicine (skin checks, skin cancer surgery).
When not working Marta enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.
Dr Katy Simpson
MbChB, MRCGP, DFSRH
Dr Katy Simpson grew up in Scotland and completed her medical degree at the University of Edinburgh before moving to London to train as a GP at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.
Along the way she has worked in the Accident and Emergency department of St Thomas’ Hospital in London, and the Evelina London Children’s hospital. After completing her GP training she has worked in a busy inner-city practice in London before moving to Melbourne.
Katy enjoys all aspects of general practice, but has a particular interest in women’s health, sexual health and contraception. She has completed a diploma in Reproductive and Sexual Health in London.
Katy spends her spare time running, cycling and sketching. She’s enjoying the Australian weather (a slight improvement on the Scottish climate), but did not enjoy seeing her first huntsman spider. She’s looking forward to sampling the famous food and coffee Melbourne has to offer.
Dr Laura Chapman
MBChB, MRCGP, FRACGP, CWH, BSc (hons)
Dr Laura Chapman is a UK trained General Practitioner with 13 years of clinical experience. She graduated from Warwick University in 2004 and gained extensive hospital experience prior to sitting her GP specialist exams in 2008.
Laura moved to Australia in 2009. Laura’s main area of interest is Women’s Health. She has worked at the Royal Women’s Hospital emergency department and Sunshine Hospital urogynae department. Laura has been practising within the western suburbs of Melbourne for six years and is passionate about providing care within this region.
Laura has specialist skills in the following areas:
Youth and adolescent health, sexual health, mental health, chronic disease management, and weight management are other areas of interest. Laura contributes to medical education and is involved in medical student training. She is motivated to discover patients’ health priorities to supports them in reaching their goals.
Dr Hayley Edmonds
FRACGP, DRANZCOG, MBBS
Currently on maternity leave till 2020
Dr Hayley Edmonds completed her medical degree at the University of Wollongong, NSW. She then worked in a variety of specialties during her hospital training, before completing further training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRANZCOG Adv). Hayley then completed her General Practice training in NSW, before relocating to Melbourne.
She has worked in various different practices, and has experience working in refugee and Indigenous health. She enjoys the diversity of general practce and has a particular interest in women’s health, children’s/family health, preventative health, and providing quality health care to those most in need. She also enjoys doing minor procedures, such as implanon insertion/removal, skin excisions, and wedge resections for ingrown toenails.
When she is not working, Hayley enjoys keeping fit and acive, going to the beach, surfing (when not in Melbourne), spending time relaxing with friends and family, and (trying to) learn Ndebele.
Dr Deborah Humphries
MBBChir, FRACGP, MRCGP
Dr Deborah Humphries did her medical training at Cambridge University, UK. She then did her hospital training, followed by training as a General Practitioner throughout the East of England.
Since qualifying she has worked in various busy clinics in London before relocating with her partner to Melbourne. Since moving she has spent some time working in Melbourne before starting at the Women’s Health Hub. Deborah enjoys the diversity General Practice provides. Her areas of special interests include Women’s health and Mental Health. She is also a shared antenatal care provider for Werribee Mercy Hospital.
Dr Jean Ong
MBBS, B.Med.Sci., FRACGP, DRANZCOG Adv.,SCHP
Jean graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2008. She gained extensive experience working in various hospitals in Victoria, including Royal Children’s Hospital and Western Health prior to completing her Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and GP training in rural Gippsland.
Jean’s main interest is in Women’s health and Antenatal care. She is an accredited Shared Care Provider with Sunshine, Werribee Mercy and The Royal Women’s Hospital. She is also interested and has further training in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Adolescent Health, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV management, Skin Cancer surgery and management. She is currently undertaking further qualifications in Diploma of Child Health. She enjoys performing various minor surgical procedures, including the insertion of Mirena and Implanon.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, taking afternoon naps, hunting for good cafes and tries to do as much exercise as she tells her patients to do.
Dr Amanda Lim
FRACGP, MRCGP, DFSRH, DCH, DRCOG, BSc, MBBCh
I am a UK-trained GP and completed my training in 2010. On qualifying, I worked in a busy practise in a London suburb for the next 4 years before moving over to Melbourne with husband and 2 children to start a new adventure! I worked at Caroline springs super clinic between 2014-2018.
I enjoy all aspects of family medicine and love the variety of patients and problems that I see and manage. As a mother of 2 young children, I can relate well to the majority of my patients seen at the clinic. My interests lie in children, women’s and mental health.
Outside of work I make the most of the beautiful Australian climate and lifestyle. My hobbies include cycling, adventure activities, recreational sports, travelling and enjoying Melbourne’s fabulous food culture.
Dr Bernadette O’Connor
MICGP, FRACGP, MB BCH BAO
Dr. O’Connor graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway in 2000, and proceeded to train as a General Practitioner in Sligo in the West of Ireland. Following her qualification as a GP in 2005, she travelled and worked for 12 months, prior to becoming a partner in a GP practice Sligo where she trained.
She has gained vast experience as a GP, both in Ireland, and in her overseas travel to New Zealand, Africa and Australia.
She has over 12 years experience as an established GP, and found working in a small town in the west of Ireland with a broad range of medical and social issues a wonderful challenge for a family doctor. She decided to embark on more adventures in 2016, which resulted in her settling in Melbourne. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She has a particular passion for Travel Medicine, Mental Health, and Women’s Health. She is certified and is a tutor in Mirena and Implanon insertion, and is also a Shared Antenatal care provider. She also has worked in Aged care in Australia, and has qualifications in Pallitive Care, Contraception, and a Higher Diploma in Primary care. Dr. O’Connor also has a keen interest in community participation, and integration of GP care with what is needed in the local community. She is excited to participate in the Women’s Health hub, and sees this as an ideal opportunity to integrate the two, in regard to women’s health. In addition, she is passionate about education of medical students, and sharing of knowledge and support between GP colleagues.
In her spare time, she enjoys open water swimming, triathlons, and all the culinary delights that Melbourne has to offer.
Dr Amala Pathirana
Dr Amala Pathirana is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has been practicing medicine in Australia over 16 years.
She graduated from the University of Colombo in 1998. She has worked at the Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney and the Geelong Hospital covering paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, ENT and accident and emergency.
Amala has been working as a GP since 2005. Amala enjoys the diversity of general practice ranging from women’s health, paediatrics and adolescent health to chronic disease management.
Dr Lianne Wong
MBBS, DipRANZCOG, FRACGP
Dr Wong is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
She was born and bred in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne and attended medical school at Monash University, graduating in 1994. After graduation she went on to further training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and community medicine.
Lianne has special interests in antenatal care, paediatric and adolescent medicine, women’s and family health. She is a shared antenatal care provider for Werribee Mercy Hospital, Western Hospital Sunshine and the Royal Women’s Hospital.
She is also passionate about the education of the next generation of doctors. When not working, Dr Wong is busy balancing the lives of her two daughters, husband and dogs. She is also an avid walker, loves knitting socks and has a passion for all things coffee.
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