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Your Health is our life
Modern Medical Caroline Springs
Suite C3A, 1042 Western Highway, Caroline Springs VIC 3023
MBBS, FACRRM, FSCI (Fellow of Skin Cancer Institute), MMed (Skin Cancer), Professional diploma in Skin Cancer Surgery,EM Cert. (ACEM)
Farrukh is a Proceduralist and dedicated skin cancer doctor. He has completed his advanced surgical training at the Austin Hospital and Certificate in Emergency Medicine from Ballarat. He is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor with experience and expertise on skin cancer management and cosmetic skin excisions involving the face, nose, ears, lip and hands. Farrukh is a Member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia (SCCA). He also has a special interest in emergency medicine.
Farrukh lives locally with his family and is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. He enjoys playing cricket on weekends.
Umanga De Silva
Dr Umanga De Silva is a specialist general practitioner who completed her medical degree at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka and has worked in rural NSW as a General Practitioner for 11 years before she joined our practice in January 2020. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and holds a doctorate in community medicine.
Umanga has special interests in women's health, skin cancer management, paediatrics, chronic disease management, LGBT iQ health, aboriginal and mental health.
She is competent in contraceptive counselling and provides Implanon & Mirena insertion and removal and is also trained in Skin cancer detection and management including excision biopsies.
Paul trained at the University of Edinburgh Medical School in Scotland before going onto clinical hospital and family medicine posts throughout southern Scotland.
His particular clinical interests include children’s health, men’s health, mental health and chronic disease management but he equally enjoys managing the full spectrum and variety of conditions presented in general practice.
Outside work Paul enjoys playing golf, loves movies and is keen to take advantage of the fantastic local sailing on offer around Port Philip Bay.
Dr Faiza Khan has been practising as a GP since 2009, including her GP training at Bacchus Marsh and a 6 month period at Ararat. Whilst working in Ararat and Bacchus Marsh she enjoyed managing a variety of clinical scenarios.
She has completed a post graduate diploma in paediatrics from CHW (through UNSW) and has also completed a Masters in Women’s Health Medicine in 2016. Dr Faiza has finished courses in mental health services and will also be providing focused psychological skills services through 45 minute or one hour private billing sessions that attract medicare rebates.
Her hobbies include reading, listening to music, watching forensic and mystery thrillers.
Dr. Ivana Matic-Stancin started her medical career in Yugoslavia, where she graduated from medical school in 1990. She then moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where she worked as a GP for 7 years, until moving to Melbourne in 2006. Ivana has worked in various areas of medicine but ultimately decided to ground herself in General Practice due to her love for preventive medicine, which offers practitioners the unique opportunity to follow the patient’s holistic journey through health. Ivana came across Positive Psychology by chance in 2013, and this encounter marks the emergence of her love for navigating positive approaches to human disease. This approach draws on innate human strengths and resilience, rather than the traditional medical model of defect, which relies predominantly on ‘external’ fixes. She attended the 2018 Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) conference and since then has passionately, but also knowledgeably, employed evidence-based tools and skills to advocate LSM concepts and heuristics in her every day practice.
Ivana is a Board-certified LSM practitioner, and she is also running her own LSM clinic one day/ week. She also holds the Diploma in Positive Psychology.
She believes that every human, no matter what physical or mental condition he/she is in, always possesses the innate potential to use their own strengths and capacities to improve his/her own health and well-being. Apart from her love affair with positive psychology and LSM, she loves her two sons, swimming, cycling, yoga, reading, laughing with friends, animals and the natural world.
Jackie has been working as a GP for over 15 years.
Her special interests are Women's health, paediatric and general dermatology .
Other than English she can speak Chinese ( Cantonese ) and Vietnamese.
Outside medicine she loves to cook and bake.
Jo is from England, has been a GP for 20 years and has been practicing at Modern Medical, Caroline Springs since 2008. She aims to provide a holistic approach with a focus on well-being and preventative health care as well as disease management. Her medical interests include chronic disease management, women’s health and sexual dysfunction. She enjoys the great things Melbourne has to offer and is highly competitive in the practice footy tipping competition.
Dr. David Frost has been service the community in Taylors Lakes and Caroline Springs for the last 15 years, out of which he has been a part of the team at Modern Medical for the last 6. His interests include Family Medicine, Minor Procedures and Children's' Health. His hobbies encompass a wide range of sports. These days, he enjoys a round of golf at the weekends or a game of indoor cricket.
Caroline studied MBChB at the University of Dundee, Scotland, graduating in 2008. Following completion of her GP training she worked in Glasgow as an academic GP; combining clinical work with research and teaching. Her research is focused on international medical graduates and potential difficulties in training. She continues to study for her masters in Medical Education which she completes in her free time.
Caroline works full time at Modern Medical, offering appointments Monday to Friday and some Saturdays. Her interests lie in children’s health, women’s health, chronic disease management, minor procedures and travel medicine. As a generalist she is happy to manage patients outside her areas of interest.
In her free time she enjoys sightseeing, playing tennis and skiing. Having recently immigrated to Australia she is keen to explore this great country.
Dr Peter Nicolaai is a GP with 18 years’ experience in general practise in South Africa ,New Zealand and Australia. He has been practising in the Western suburbs of Melbourne for past 7 years and prior to that in New Zealand for 8 years. Other than general practise work in NZ he was also a team doctor for a provincial rugby union team Manawatu Turbos for 3 years. His special interest includes Travel Medicine and he has been involved with Travel Clinics Australia for the past 5 years and enjoys it. He likes family medicine, has a soft spot for kids and loves Children’s medicine. He does minor surgical procedures like mole removal, ingrown toenail removal and implanon insertion and removal. He also has an interest in preventative health and chronic disease management.
*Dr Euan is not currently seeing new patients.
Dr Euan Mabon is a dedicated and enthusiastic GP with particular interests in rheumatology, gastroenterology, mental health problems and chronic disease management. He emigrated to Australia in 2018 from Glasgow, Scotland. Dr Mabon trained as a GP in a busy urban practice in the city centre of Glasgow. He was made a partner in this practice upon completion of his GP training and spent over ten years working as a doctor in the UK. He trained at Glasgow University and also completed the diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2010.
Dr Euan also has an interest in the training of GPs and was a full time trainer for GP registrars in Glasgow.
Outside of work he enjoys travelling, reading, trying out all the restaurants Melbourne has to offer and has a passion for running.
Dr Regi Jegadeesh moved to Australia in 2009. Before becoming a GP, Dr Regi worked in Emergency Departments, gaining valuable experience. Most recently, He has worked as a GP in rural NSW for more than 5 years before taking up the opportunity to join our team at Modern Medical.
Whilst enjoying treating people with a wide variety of conditions, it is preventative health where he is keen to make a difference. Through Chronic Disease Management, Dr Regi hopes to mitigate health risks early-on before they become serious issues later in life.
In his spare time, Dr Regi enjoys playing badminton and spending time with family.
Dr Thet Htwe
Dr Thet Htwe graduated from the University of Medicine 1, Myanmar in 2007. He previously worked in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia for 5 years. Thet gained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2018. His special interests include general medicine, paediatrics and men’s health.
Outside of work, he enjoys watching movies, going for walks and swimming.
Dr. Rifat Karim has had over 10 years’ experience in General Practice and Hospital Medicine in Australia. She has a particular interest in women's health, paediatrics and chronic health. She completed her diploma in child health from University of Sydney in 2012. She has been working as a GP registrar for the last 4 years. Her hobbies include watching movies, listening to music and spending time with family.
Dr Julia Danne
Dr Julia is currently completing her final year of GP Registrar Training. She has worked, as a GP Registrar, in the Metro West Region of Melbourne since 2018. She enjoys meeting new patients and working towards achieving the best possible healthcare outcomes for them. She has had a total of 5 years of Hospital Medicine and Surgical experience before commencing GP training. Including metropolitan and rural hospital placements in Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, General Surgery and Ear Nose and Throat Surgery. Outside of medicine Julia enjoys keeping active with swimming and yoga.
Dr. Lynn Tun
Dr. Lynn Tun graduated from the University of Medicine in Yangon in 2006 and moved to Australia in 2010. Before becoming a GP, Dr. Lynn had experience working in emergency medicine, paediatrics, women’s health, geriatric medicine, ICU, and Anaesthetics.
He has been practicing medicine in Australia for a decade, across different fields of practice in both rural and metropolitan regions, gaining valuable experience in general practice across a variety of daily presentations. He practiced as a rural GP in NSW for approximately 4 years before joining the team at Modern Medical Caroline Springs. He also has experience in giving comprehensive health care in aged care facilities as well.
Dr. Lynn wants to help people across a wide area of physical, mental, and family medicine. While engaging difficult varieties he enjoys chronic disease management, children’s health, complex medical conditions as well as an interest in minor skin procedures.
Mirza is a Fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). He obtained his primary medical degree from Pakistan in 2007 in addition to a degree in Bachelor of Human Sciences.
He has extensive experience of over ten years of working within the Australian health system mainly in ED, general medicine and various medical specialties including cardiology, endocrinology, respiratory, renal medicine, neurology, aged care and rehab medicine.
He started general practice in 2017 and enjoys the unique ability to provide holistic care for a community. His areas of special interest include family medicine, management of complex and chronic diseases, preventative health, skin cancer, mental health and emergency medicine.
He loves nature, gardening, cycling, playing badminton and tennis and watching cricket.