Specialists

Services offered at Wellness on Wellington include the sessional availability of selected specialists.

If a referral to a specialist is required we are able to offer the convenience of at least an initial consultation at our premises thus eliminating the often tedious travel to a more distant centre.

Specialists currently consulting at Wellness on Wellington are:

  1. Dr Andrew Teichtahl – Rheumatologist


    MBBS(Hons), B.Physio (Hons) , FRACP,PhD

    Dr Andrew Teichtahl is a senior staff specialist at the Alfred Hospital and a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellow at the Baker International Diabetes Institute.

    He is a Chief Investigator on two clinical trials funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).  Dr Teichtahl has authored over 75 publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals examining osteoearthritis, gout, biological drugs and infections in immunocompromised patients. He has also authored several book chapters.

    Dr Teichtahl has been an invited speaker at both national and international conferences.

    Dr  Andrew Teichtahl has a keen interest in adult rheumathology in  both inflammatory and mechanical musculoskeletal health, as well as connective tissue disorders. The modern era of biological agents for the management of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthitis has enhanced the life of many patients failing to respond adequately to conventional therapies.

    Visit Arthritis and Rheumatology Centre website for more information.

  2. Dr Angela Luangrath – Paediatrician

    MBBS(Hon), FRACP, MPH

    Dr Angela Luangrath has 9 years experience working in child and adolescent health. She enjoys looking after children and adolescents with a wide range of health problems such as Allergies, Asthma, Constipation and Toileting problems.

    Her special interest is looking after children and adolescents with developmental and behavioural difficulties such as Autism, ADHD, Sleep Problems, Tantrums and Learning difficulties.

    Angela trained in Melbourne at Monash Medical Centre and was Senior Paediatric Fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She has taught medical students at the University of Melbourne and trainee paediatricians. Angela has previously worked overseas in Asia and the Pacific Islands. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and reading.

  3. Dr Anuradha Sakthivel – Endocrinologist and General Physician (Obstetric Medicine)

    MBBS, MSc, FRACP

    Dr Anuradha Sakthivel has extensive experience in the assessment, management and care of endocrine disorders:
    – diabetes type I, type II and gestational
    – thyroid disease
    – adrenal and lipid disorders
    – variety of metabolic and hormonal disorders

    Dr Sakthivel is also fluent in Tamil. She has a special interest in reproductive endocrinology, diabetes and thyroid disease.

  4. Dr Jaclyn Wloszczowski – Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    MBBS, FRANZCOG

    Dr Jaclyn Wloszczowski is an obstetrician and Gynaecologist who trained with some of of Australia’s most renowned specialists at Monash Health, The Townsville Hospital and The Royal Women’s Hospital after graduating from Monash University in 2006. She believes in providing holistic, woman-centred care and is committed to empowering women to be active participants in their wellbeing.

    She provides care to women throughout their entire reproductive lives and beyond including management of periods, PCOS, abnormal pap smears and colposcopy, vulval conditions, prolapse and has a particular interest in pelvic pain and minimally invasive (laproscopic/keyhole) surgery.

    Jaclyn has experience with low risk, high risk and multiple pregnancies. She is able to facilitate natural (vaginal) delivery, vaginal breech and twin delivery, instrumental birth, VBAC (vaginal birth after caecarean section).
    Where caesarean section is required or desired, she believes it should as closely resemble the normal physiological process of birth and supports delayed cord clamping and the earliest possible initiation and maintenance of skin to skin contact. She believes that birth should be a positive experience, regardless of how her patients choose to deliver their babies, and respects their birth plans and wishes.

    Jaclyn teaches Monash University medical students, has a public appointment at Monash Health, mentors junior O & G trainees and is the director of Embace Womens’ Health. Outside of work she is passionate about exercise, food, coffee and spending time with her young family.
    Visit embrace womens health website for more information.

  5. Dr Chris Kimber – Paediatric surgeon

    MBBS, FRACS

    Chris Kimber was educated at Peninsula Grammar School and attended Monash University medical School. He has had a number of reputable achievements and received numerous honourable prizes such as the Monash Medical Centre Surgical Research Prize and more recently the Williamson Leadership Fellowship in 2007.

    Chris is a passionate traveller who has worked in a number of countries as a surgeon whilst undertaking research tasks. He worked at the department of surgery at Dundee University in Scotland and was a reader in Paediatric Surgery at Oxford University in Oxford. In Great Ormond Street Hospital London he was a visiting senior paediatric surgical registrar.
    In Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin New Zealand, Chris was a General Surgical Registrar where he gained two years of general and cardiac experience.

    Chris travelled to Tumutumu Hospital in Tumutumu Kenya as a medical superintendent where he gained experience working in third world medicine.

    In Dundee in August 1997 Chris was appointed as faculty for the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh Advanced Courses in Dundee. There Chris taught a number of courses and designed and implemented endoscopic courses at Dundee.

    Among his travels Chris regularly travels interstate and overseas to attend conferences and seminars and he has applied his extensive knowledge to paper writing both journals and medical books.

    Chris is currently Head of Paediatric Urology at Monash Medical Centre and Southern Health and Head of Paediatric Surgery at Monash Medical Centre and Southern Health. He is the co-coordinator of Video Urodymanics service Southern Health and Consultant Paediatric Urologist and General Surgeon at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

    Chris currently visits metropolitan and country hospital and consults privately at Cabrini Hospital. Chris has been appointed state Clinical lead at The Department of Human Services state level.

    Chris is passionate about life; he enjoys travel, sports the arts and spending time with his family.
    Visit the childrens surgery.website for more information

  6. Dr David Rubinstein – Gastroenterologist

    MBBS

    The Digestive Health Centre David has centred his practice in Dandenong over the last 20 years with special interest in endoscopy and liver disease. He maintains public appointments at both Dandenong Hospital and the Alfred Hospital.

    Visit Digestive Health website for more information.

  7. Dr Emily Kotschet – Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

    MBBS (HONS), FRACP

    Dr Emily Kotschet is a Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, based at Monash Medical Centre. She has a pacemaker and defibrillator clinic here at Wellness on Wellington. Emily has a public hospital appointment at Monash Heart, Monash Medical Centre, performing pacemaker implantations, running the pacemaker clinics and performing catheter ablations.

    Emily is the Director of Cardiology Outpatients. She also works at Cabrini Hospital, Malvern and Linacre Hospital, Hampton. Cardiology consultation is available at Monash Medical Centre (Private Suite B), Brighton and Hampton (Linacre Hospital). She also provides Cardiac Services to Alexandra, in rural Victoria.

    Emily’s interests include Atrial Fibrillation management, pregnancy related heart conditions and arrhthymias, and inherited arrhythmias, such as Long QT syndrome, Brugada Syndrome and sudden cardiac death genetics.

    She is happy to consult families and children, regarding these conditions.

  8. Dr James Pang – Consultant Geriatrician, General Physician and Pain Medicine Specialist

    MBBS, FRACP, Dip.Pall Med(RACP)

    Dr James Pang is a Geriatrician, General Physician and Pain Medicine Specialist. He holds current public appointments as a Consultant Geriatrician at Southern Health, a Consultant General Physician and Palliative Care Physician at Casey Hospital, Berwick, and a Consultant Pain Medicine Specialist at the Pain Management Clinic, Angliss Hospital.

    He has a particular interest in the management of the complex elderly patient and dementia, as well as general medicine and management of chronic pain.

  9. Dr Melanie Freeman – Cardiologist

    MBBS, FRACP

    Dr Melanie Freeman is a General and Interventional Cardiologist who manages a wide variety of adult cardiovascular disease including hypertension, dyslipidaemia, ischaemic heart disease and chest pain, cardiovascular risk assessment, valvular heart disease and heart failure.

    Dr Freeman has a public appointment at Eastern Health, including Box Hill, Maroondah and the Angliss Hospitals. She also has procedural and admitting rights at Knox Private and Epworth Eastern Hospitals. Her special interest includes coronary angiography and stenting procedures.

     

  10. Dr Lochanie Fonseka – Psychiatrist

    MBBS, RANZCP

    Dr Lochanie Fonseka is a locally trained psychiatrist, with over 7 years of practice in psychiatry, both in New Zealand and Australia.

    She has experience in early psychosis, trans-cultural issues and migrant mental health, personality disorders and old age psychiatry and has a particular interest in the pharmacological management of mood, anxiety and posttraumatic disorders.

    Dr Fonseka collaborates with patients and general practitioners in outpatient treatment plans.

    Dr Fonseka  will be commencing private practice at Wellness on Wellington from January 2019.
    Please ring our reception staff on 9780 8900 for further information and referral requirements.

  11. Dr Wie Shen (Vincent) Siaw - Geriatrician and Physician

    MBBS, FRACP

    Vincent graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2007 and completed his geriatric specialist training in Melbourne  ( Eastern Health) and Adelaide ( Flinders Medical Centre- Repatriation and General Hospital)

    He holds a public appointment with Eastern Health and is currently undertaking his Masters of Perioperative Medicine with Monash University.

    He has a special interest in perioperative care for older people.

    Vincent is also fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.

  12. Mr Anthony Clough – General Surgeon, Upper GI and Bariatric

    MBBS, FRACS, GRADCERT(HEALTH STATS)

    Anthony is a general surgeon with a speciality interest in Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric (weight loss) surgery. As well as dealing with a wide range of general surgical conditions he has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery applied to the stomach and oesophagus and performs lap band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery for weight loss.

    See North Eastern Weight Loss or Melbourne Gall Bladder for further details.

  13. Mr Daniel Robin – Orthopaedic Surgeon

    MBBS(Hons), MS, FRACS(orth),FA orth A

    Mr Daniel Robin is a Melbourne trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who treats all elective and traumatic conditions.

    Mr Robin has developed a lower limb subspecialty interest specifically in the treatment of sports related and degenerative conditions of the hip and knee as well as hip dysplasia and patellar stabilisation in the young and adult population.
    Visit Robin Orthopaedics website for more information.

  14. Mr Douglas Li – Orthopaedic Surgeon

    MBBS(Hons), FRACS

    Mr Douglas Li completed Orthopaedic specialist training in 2001, and furthered his subspecialty interest in Edinburgh and Dublin, training in shoulder, knee and trauma surgery. He commenced private practice in 2005. He is based at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, East Melbourne. Mr Li holds a public appointment at the Alfred Hospital and teaches trainee orthopaedic surgeons and Monash University medical undergraduates.

    Visit Ortho Am website for more information.

  15. Dr Michael Wu – Vascular Surgeon

    Dr Michael Wu is a Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, with a subspecialty interest in dialysis access surgery and renal transplantation.

    Michael completed his medical training at Flinders University in 2002. He then worked in major teaching hospitals at Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong and Cambridge, UK to undergo extensive training in traditional and minimally invasive techniques in the management of arterial and venous disease.  As part of his training, Michael also undertook research in diabetic arterial disease that was partly funded by scholarships from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

    Michael received his Fellowship in Vascular Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014.

    Conditions treated by Michael include:

    • Varicose veins and venous thromboses
    • Peripheral vascular disease
    • Ulcers and diabetic feet
    • Carotid disease
    • Aneurysms
    • Dialysis access surgery and renal transplantation

    Michael is dedicated to providing the time and care for his patients to fully understand their condition and the required treatment. Minimally invasive techniques are utilised when appropriate to optimise recovery times and long term outcomes. Michael understands the importance of keeping referring doctors informed of their patient’s care and will provide timely communication of any treatment plans.

    Michael has public appointments at Footscray Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton and Dandenong Hospital. He operates and consults at the Valley Private Hospital and Epworth Eastern Hospital, with other consulting locations at Wellness on Wellington (Rowville) and Mount Waverley.

    Michael is fluent in English and Cantonese.

    Visit Dr Michael Wu website for more information.

  16. Mr Joseph Thomas – Urologist

    FRACGP, FRACS

    Mr Thomas specialises in all aspects of kidney stone treatment, laparoscopic urological surgery, urological cancers and general urology.

    Visit Metropolitan Urology website for more information

     

  17. Mr Navin Rudolph – Endocrine, Breast and General Surgeon

    MBBS BA FRACS

    Mr Navin Rudolph is a specialist breast and endocrine surgeon with extensive training in Australia and overseas.

    After gaining his FRACS based at St.Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, he undertook post fellowship endocrine surgery training in France and the United Kingdom under the guidance of world leading surgeons in this field.

    Navin subsequently returned to Melbourne to take up the breast and endocrine Fellow position at The Alfred.

    Navin operates privately at Knox Private, Epworth Eastern, Epworth Richmond and Mitcham Private Hospital.

    He also operates in the public system at The Angliss in Ferntree Gully.

    He has a special interest in minimally invasive parathyroid and thyroid surgery as well as oncoplastic breast surgery techniques.

    In addition to managing a wide range of general surgical conditions, Navin provides prompt comprehensive assessment and management in the following areas:

    Thyroid:
    – Thyroid nodules
    – Multinodular Goitre
    – Retrosternal Goitre
    – Thyroid Cancer
    – Graves’ disease
    – Hyperthyroidism
    – Thyroiditis
    Parathyroid:
    – Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    – Renal Hyperparathyroidism
    – Recurrent and persistent Hyperparathyroidism
    – Familial Hyperparathyroidism and MEN syndromes
    Breast:
    – Breast lumps
    – Breast cancer
    – Sentinel node Biopsy
    – Oncoplastic Breast surgery
    – Breast conservation surgery