Deepdene Surgery

STAFF

Staff

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

MBBS 1986

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 Khoosaly

MBBS, FRACGP

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 Susan Knights graduated from Melbourne university in 1987 and obtained her fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General practice in 1995. Susan enjoys the full scope of general practice . From early childhood to the older adult who may have complex medical needs. Outside her career Susan likes to travel outside of Melbourne and enjoys catching up with her family and friends.

Dr Nicole Moriarty

B.App.Sc.Psych.MAPS

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 eg 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 Christie Bennett

Dietitian
Christie holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honours from Monash University and is also currently completing a PhD at Monash University. Her PhD project is focused on investigating factors that may influence weight gain during pregnancy, with a particular focus on sleep. Christie is passionate about working with clients to make practical and realistic changes in their lives. To her, this means having a holistic focus on food. For most people, food is much more than sustenance and provides varying levels of pleasure, comfort or routine. Understanding the underlying the role food plays in our lives is fundamental to her practice. While Christie has experience is a wide variety of nutrition concerns, she has particular expertise in women’s health including fertility, pregnancy, PCOS, weight management and disordered eating.

Lauren Young

Lauren is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Lauren is enthusiastic about further education and improving her skills having recently gained her Cancer Exercise Trainer qualification with the American College of Sports Medicine. In her 3 years since graduation, Lauren has demonstrated a relentless commitment to ensure she implements best practice exercise prescription with the aim of improving the lives of Australian men and women with cancer and other chronic conditions. She has worked in private practice prescribing exercise for a wide range of conditions, including cancer, and has previous experience working in both public and private hospitals. Lauren is a rising star in the field of exercise oncology with invited speaker presentations in 2019 at the Leukaemia Foundation and the Olivia Newton John Wellness Centre on the benefits of exercise for those with a cancer diagnosis. Lauren is an outstanding Exercise Physiologist who is passionate about providing treatment that is evidence-based, client-centred, and improves the quality of life of the individual. When away from work, Lauren keeps active through running and rock climbing and spends her downtime with family and close friends.  

Roberta Di Marzo

Practice Nurse
Roberta is originally from Adelaide where she studied her bachelor of nursing and was also an anesthetic nurse. Roberta moved to Melbourne in 2018 with her husband and children. She lives locally and loves this beautiful part of Melbourne. Roberta is passionate about patient centered care, immunisations and wound management.

Michelle Curtis

Practice Manager
Michelle Curtis has been working on and off at Deepdene Surgery for over eight years. Michelle has a busy family life looking after her three children and enjoys going to the gym, theatre and spending time with family and friends.