Leila started her medical career in Australia in 2008 within Melbourne Health. She spent most of her training in Cardiology, plastic surgery and worked as a Neurosurgery, Emergency and Trauma registrar at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She has always had a special interest in preventative medicine and primary health care, which lead Leila to choose General Practice as a career. In 2013 she started working as a GP in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. During that time she realized that she particularly enjoyed women's, children and elderly health. Minor surgical procedures and Chronic Disease Management are others areas of interest.
She believes in and advocates to all her patients to Sleep Well, Eat Well and Keep Active!
MBBS, BMedSc (Hons), MSUSC (Master of Surgical Science), FRACGP
Dr Simon Tan is a General Practitioner with more than 10 years of clinical experience. After graduating from Melbourne University, he practised at Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia in major surgical fields including Ear, Nose and Throat, Plastics, Neurosurgery and Cardiac Surgery. He also worked at the Royal Adelaide Hospital as a Registrar in General Surgery and Trauma. He has a Masters Degree in Surgical Science, and has several research publications in reputable journals. His extensive experience with in-patient care fuelled his passion for preventative health in the community. He then completed his General Practice training through the RACGP in rural South Australia. He also worked together with the chair of the Mount Barker Footy Club, treating sports related injuries.
Dr Simon's areas of special interests include surgical conditions, ear nose and throat conditions, skin conditions and sports medicine. He also performs minor surgery including skin lesion removal and ear micro-suction. Outside of work, Dr Simon enjoys spending time with his family and two sons, exercising to keep fit and spending time outdoors.
MBBS, DRANZCOG[Adv], FRACGP
Dr Raghav Nara graduated in 2003 from Andhra Pradesh in India. He then went to UK and worked there for a year before moving to Perth, Australia in 2007. He has worked in various tertiary hospitals in Perth, where his main interest was in the surgical field. After spending time with the GP's in Kalgoorlie on a 6 month surgery placement, he developed an interest for general practice.
Dr Raghav was selected into the GP training program and moved over to Victoria. He completed his Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics in Sale and began practicing at McLeod Street Medical Centre in Bairnsdale. He continued working in the rural areas of Victoria for three years whilst completing his Fellowship exams. Dr Raghav has been involved in intrapartum care (delivering babies) including Caesarean sections. While he has given a break to obstetrics, Raghav is accredited to perform shared care to all the major hospitals in Melbourne. His interests include, women's health, paediatrics, teenage/young people's health and dermatology. He can perform minor procedures in the clinic.
Married with two beautiful daughters, Raghav is a staunch 'tiger' supporter and a keen follower of cricket!
MBBS, BMedSc, FRACGP
Dr Robert Szabo is a general practitioner with over 15 years of experience in both general practice and hospital medicine. Originally from Melbourne, he has also worked in locations across Australia including Albury/Wodonga, Benalla, Darwin, Mildura, and Yackandandah. Based at Modern Medical Balwyn since 2009, Dr Robert is passionate about helping people achieve optimum health, and is particularly interested in the reversal of Type 2 Diabetes and in weight loss, using a low-carbohydrate diet approach. He believes that physical and mental health are closely entwined, and teaches meditation to help people deal with stress and improve their well-being.
Dr Robert is a voracious reader of material relating to nutrition, exercise and lifestyle, and loves learning. Outside of work he enjoys weight training and walking his Labradors.
Dr Mark Spring is a general practitioner with over 30 years experience working in the eastern suburbs. After many years in solo practice in Hawthorn, Mark joined Modern Medical in 2014. His interests includes young families, women’s health and men’s health. In the past, he has completed a post graduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology, and assisted with ophthalmic surgery.
Away from work, Mark lives with his wife and 2 adult daughters. He enjoys gardening, spending times away from the city in the Strathbogie Ranges and watching the Melbourne Football Club win (when it occasionally happens!!).
MBBS, DRANZCOG, FRACGP
Dr Genevieve Ryan has been a medical practitioner since 1990. She started working as a GP in 1994 in locations all over Melbourne as well as a few country rotations. Genevieve has completed her post graduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology. She has a strong interest in women’s health as well as managing complex medical conditions.
In her free time, Genevieve tries to stay fit and a few years ago started participating in fun runs. She has a busy life as a mother to 2 teenagers. Genevieve looks forward to lots of travel over the years in the future.
Dr Cheryl Wang has practised in medicine for 18 years and has worked as a GP since 2005. She had 3 years of working experience in China before migrating to Australia in 2000. After another 3 years of hospital rotations in Shepparton and Melbourne, she took up GP training in Gippsland. She worked in Gippsland for 6 years then moved back to Melbourne and joined Modern Medical Balwyn in Dec 2011. She now resides with her husband and 2 daughters in the eastern suburbs close to Balwyn.
Dr Cheryl's main interests include all chronic illnesses, women’s health and paediatrics. She also performs minor procedures within the clinic. When she is away from work, she enjoys reading, travelling and having a relaxed time with her children and extended family.
Dr Angela Chien has been a medical practitioner since 1999 and is passionate about the important role of the family physician. After graduating from Melbourne University, she gained a broad range of experiences through working in various hospitals and general practices across Melbourne and country Victoria, before obtaining Fellowship with the Australian College of General Practitioners in 2005. She has been an examiner for the College and a reviewer for the Australian Family Physician journal since 2006. She has enjoyed practicing in Balwyn since 2005 and believes in a patient-centred approach. Dr Angela empowers patients to take responsibility for their own health by helping them understand their conditions and make their own decisions with information from the latest evidence-based guidelines.
Her special interests are preventative health, chronic disease management, and women’s health. Dr Angela is also fluent in Mandarin. Outside of work, she enjoys four-wheel driving with her husband, classical music, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr Louise Nguyen found her way to General Practice after gaining valuable experience in multiple medical disciplines during hospital physician training (South Eastern Suburbs). She decided to work part-time in General Practice as this offered her greater personal fulfilment, flexibility and continuity of community care. Louise feels privileged to be able to anchor herself in her local community and enjoys providing holistic care to various generations of patients.
She is passionate about health promotion and preventive medicine, and also enjoys providing travel medicine. Louise works part-time while juggling her own family time with her three children.
MBBS, DRANZCOG, FRACGP
Dr Judy Birch has been a GP in Balwyn for over 20 years. She enjoys caring for patients of all ages, believing that a good patient doctor relationship helps deliver optimal health outcomes.
When not in the clinic Judy visits patients in aged care facilities and at home. She enjoys the benefits of working in a group practice well supported by practice nurses, mental health nurses and a caring and capable administrative team. Judy shares her passion for general practice; teaching medical students at Deakin University, and encouraging young doctors into the rewarding career of General Practice.
Outside of her medical career, Judy relishes "getting away from it all" at times and heading off into the countryside with her husband, walking boots and fly fishing gear, although recently she has also added surf fishing to her “must do more often” list!
MBChB(NZ), MRACGP, Dip Sports Med
Dr Jo Rafe is a medical practitioner with 30 years experience in general practice, both interstate and internationally. Since completing her medical training in NZ, she has travelled to Queensland, Melbourne, New York, and back to Auckland NZ before returning to Melbourne. Throughout her career, Jo had varied interests in all parts of general practice care including regular upgrading her care and knowledge in women’s health, mental health, rehabilitation, sports medicine, paediatric and diabetes.
While not at work or attending conferences, Jo relaxes with the “R’s” Renovating, Reading and Rugby (She’s a Kiwi!!) and Relaxing in long hot baths.