Dr Jane Crowe
MBBS Hons Monash 1986, Mast GP Psych 2001
Jane has been working as a GP for over 30 years. Jane graduated MBBS with Honours from Monash university in 1986 and completed a Masters in GP Psychiatry. Jane enjoys all aspects of general practice.
In 2011 Jane started sessional work at the Epworth Prostate Centre, later moving to the Australian Prostate Centre in North Melbourne, where she continues to see men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy to help manage and monitor the side effects of treatment as part of a multidisciplinary team. Jane is on the organising committee of the Asia Pacific Prostate Cancer and is passionate about education for GP’s and patients and the ongoing challenges of cancer survivor ship.
Jane has been teaching the University of Melbourne Doctor of Medicine students about cancer in General Practice. She is on the committee of VicreN – A University of Melbourne Primary care based GP research network where she encourages and facilitates general practice research.
Jane is a true local, having grown up in Deepdene, worked at the Deepdene newsagency for 12 years and played tennis in Deepdene went to the school nearby. She loves her family, travel, tennis and painting.
Dr Myuri Kantharajah
MBBS, FRACGP, DCH
Dr Myuri Kantharajah graduated from Medicine in 2012 and since then, has also completed her Diploma of Child Health as well as certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer medicine. Dr Myuri has spent the last 5 years gaining valuable experience working in rural Victoria and is now moving back to Melbourne to be close to family. Myuri enjoys seeing patients from a variety of different areas of general practice such as family medicine, chronic disease and preventative health. Myuri also enjoys providing continuity of care to the local community and being involved in maintaining the health of her patients proactively through all stages of their life. In her spare time Myuri likes spending time with her family, baking and travelling.
Dr Precious McGuire
Dr Precious McGuire graduated from the University of Queensland in 1986 and trained at the Mater Hospital including 18 months in paediatrics and neonatology. She has worked as a GP in QLD, WA, NSW and Victoria. Precious practices holistic whole of life medicine. She is able to provide antenatal shared care and she has completed level two mental health training, She is also an associate VMO for Hospital in the Home with St Vincent’s Hospital, has an aged care practice and is a clinical editor for HealthPathways Melbourne. When not working Precious loves doing absolutely nothing especially if there is an ocean view.
Dr Janey Sklovsky
MBBS Melb 1976, DRACOG 1979
Dr Janey Sklovsky graduated from University of Melbourne in 1976. She was an intern at the Austin Hospital in 1977 then spent 18 months at Queen Vic doing paediatrics and her Diploma of Obstetrics. She was then a ship’s doctor to Antarctica followed by 12 months as a GP at Colac and Apollo Bay. She started working at Deepdene Surgery in 1982. She is interested in all aspects of general practice including men’s and women’s health, paediatrics, mental health and chronic disease management. Janey works late on a Monday evening to accommodate the “working well”. When not working her interests are reading, music, tennis, bushwalking, rock art and socialising.
Dr Jayshree Khoosal
Graduated from Medicine in 2003. Initially worked in the field of emergency medicine and internal medicine. Also has worked closely with eating disorder outreach service at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and has a special interest in this area. Jayshree enjoys all aspects of general practice including paediatrics, elderly health, antenatal shared care, chronic disease management and adolescent health. She also has two children and loves to travel in her spare time.
Dr Susan Knights
MMBS 1987, FRACCP 1993
Dr Nicole Moriarty
Dr Nicole Moriarty completed her Doctorate of Psychology in 2004 and is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Psychologists Board of Australia. She is also a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. Dr Moriarty has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Eastern Health and in private practice working with both adolescents and adults. She utilises cognitive behavioural, interpersonal therapy, acceptance and commitment, narrative and brief solution focused therapy. Dr Moriarty aims at ensuring that psychological counselling is an empowering experience and she works with adolescents aged 12 and upwards and adults.
Dr Virginia Hamilton
MBBS, DRANZCOG, FPAA
I’ve worked in general practice for the last 25 years in the inner city. For 10 years I was based in Nth Fitzroy & the last 15 years I’ve been at a practice in Clifton Hill.
I completed a DipRACOG in 1989 & for many years I worked in the Emergency Dept at the RWH in addition to GP sessions. I also worked the occasional session in the contraceptive clinic at RWH which was previously named the Choices Clinic. This complemented my shared care & women’s health practice very well. Many of the babies I looked after whilst they were “in utero” have now grown into young adults !!!
I’m also interested in menopause management & management of osteoporosis. I’ve become quite experienced in the pharmaceutical management of anxiety & depression complemented by psychological therapy. I’m also more than happy to see children & have become very experienced in referrals & assessments of children with developmental concerns.
Over the years I’ve developed many good relationships with specialists which enhances my ability to provide ongoing quality care with well regarded specialists in a range of disciplines.
I have a 14 yo daughter who I find is my main focus nowadays outside work. Prior to having Olive I traveled widely, e.g. heli-skiing in Canada was just one of my very indulgent pursuits. Hiking in Europe & Tasmania are my interests these days when I can find the time!
Dr Atchuthan Vigneswaran
Archie graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2008. He did his internship at Royal Adelaide Hospital, where he did rotations in General Medicine, General Surgery, and Emergency. He did his residency at Austin/Northern Hospitals with rotations in Rehab, Emergency and Paediatrics. His training took him to numerous clinics in the north and western suburbs of Melbourne.
Archie had spent five and a half years working at Southwest Medical Centre in Warnambool where he gained valuable experience in rural medicine and also was heavily involved in the supervision of GP registrars and medical students. Having lived in Melbourne most of his life, he has relocated back to be closer to family.
Archie has special interests in Chronic Disease Management, Paediatrics and Men’s Health. Archie has done further training in Skin Cancer Medicine and is currently completing a professional diploma, he does skin checks and also minor procedures. Archie also works at Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital caring for patients that are undergoing rehabilitation.
Archie is married and is a father of two young sons. He enjoys travelling with his family and is passionate about motor vehicles.
Dr Yi (Peter) Cheng
B.Pharm, MBBS (Hons) FRACGP
Dr Peter Cheng graduated with Honours from Monash University in 2013. Prior to his work as a doctor, he has been working as a pharmacist since 2008 through which he gained valuable experience seeing the patients’ journey from both sides of their health journey.
Peter spent many years of his post-graduate medical residency both at Monash Health and at Royal Melbourne Hospital in a diverse range of medical and surgical specialties.
Peter is passionate about patient advocacy. He understands that the healthcare space can be daunting, frightening, at the best of times difficult to navigate for anyone. He carries a motto of attaining the best possible outcome for his patients. He loves all facets of family medicine with special interests in chronic disease management, children’s health, and skin cancer medicine.
Prior experience working in large surgical units has enabled Peter to accrue a range of clinical expertise in skin cancer presentations. He is currently working towards a fellowship with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.
When not working, Peter is a “watch geek” at heart. He also enjoys travelling, photography, tennis and snowboarding in winter. He is married with a young son and daughter who have certainly kept him preoccupied at home.
Dr Christie Bennett
Marissa graduated with a Master’s of Dietetics from Monash University after completing a Bachelor of Science and Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition. Since completing her studies, she has undertaken public health projects in regional and rural Victoria, working with communities to improve their access to fresh, affordable and culturally appropriate food for all. She has volunteered in primary schools, helping to facilitate a kitchen garden program. Marissa has spent the past year working as a dietitian in aged care. While Marissa has experience across a wide range of nutrition concerns, she has undertaken additional training in diabetes management and weight management and has a particular interest in how food can improve our mental health.