- Dr David Ringelblum
MBBS, Dip RACOG, FRACGP
David graduated from Monash University in 1986 and spent four years in hospital preparing for a career in general practice. He joined Parkridge Medical Centre in 1993 and has been the senior doctor at the practice since 1997.
He enjoys all areas of general practice and family medicine with a particular interest in paediatrics and in minor surgery including removal of lumps and bumps, vasectomies, insertion of IUDs, treating ingrown toenails and similar procedures.
David particularly enjoys teaching our registrars and mentoring younger doctors through the early stages of their career. He was awarded Supervisor of the Year in 2008.
He is also heavily involved in community work and organisations, managing his three children’s sport teams and occasionally performs in amateur theatrical productions.
David consults at the practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- Dr Elise Liew
MBBS, CSCT, FRACGP
Elise studied medicine at Monash University, graduating in 1994 . After graduation she did various rotations through hospitals including Dandenong Hospital, Sandringham Hospital and The Royal Children’s Hospital to gain experience in the various disciplines of emergency medicine, general medicine , surgery, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics etc.
She joined WoW in 1998 as the first registrar of the practice and has stayed on ever since!
She is interested in all areas of general practice including women’s health, paediatrics and chronic disease management. Elise is able to assist with most minor procedures including skin lesions and contraceptive implants. She is also accredited to provide shared antenatal care with Monash Health.
Having spent her early childhood years in Hong Kong, she speaks fluent Cantonese and can manage a reasonable degree of Mandarin.
Outside of medicine she enjoys music, travelling and spending time with her family.
She is married with two daughters. Elise consults each weekday except Tuesday.
- Dr Kim Leow
Graduated from Melbourne University in 1999 and has worked in general practice in Melbourne and Mt Gambier. He joined us in 2004 and is particularly interested in preventative health issues. Kim consults every weekday.
- Dr Julia Trayer
MBBS (Hons), BSc(Med), MPH, FRACGP
Julia Trayer became a GP in 2004 and loves the variety of general practice. She feels it is a privilege to be a GP.
Julia believes that healthy living is one of the great secrets to happiness, and that it can become a reality for everyone.
As there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to lifestyle and preventative medicine, Julia helps patients find the lifestyle path which bests suits them. She encourages self-management and focuses on practices such as nutrition, exercise, meditation, mindfulness, Calligraphy yoga and Qi gong. Julia applies these philosophies herself and in the care of her own children.
Julia has a number of other areas of interest , such as women’s health, sexual health, pregnancy care and post natal care. As a mother of two young children, Julia combines her medical knowledge with life experience to provide practical, empathetic care.
She is accredited to provide ante-natal shared care at various hospitals including The Angliss, Box Hill, Monash, Dandenong, Casey, Royal Womens and the Mercy. She has previously worked at the Sydney Children’s Hospital and the Sexual Health Centre in Sydney.
Julia is also able to insert IUD’s – either copper or Mirena.
Before moving to Melbourne in 2006 Julia completed her medical training in Sydney, where she also found time to complete post graduate studies in public health.
In her ‘spare time’ she enjoys cooking, vegetable gardening, Qi gong and yoga .
Julia believes the weather is better in Sydney, but prefers life in Melbourne – even though she does not drink coffee!
- Dr Kirrily Ellerton
MBBS(Hons), BSc(Hons), Grad.Dip.Pall.Care, FRACGP
Kirrily joined us in 2005 as a registrar. She enjoys all aspects of family medicine and has a particular interest in skin cancer, mole checks and palliative care. Kirrily is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Dr Kristina Coniglio
Kristina has been with us since 2008. Kristina has recently returned after a period away looking after her family. Kristina is available for consultation on Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Dr Timothy Tai
Tim was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Brisbane with his family at the age of 8.
Despite studying in a foreign language, he was awarded a scholarship to Brisbane Boys Grammar School in 1996. He proceeded to win school and national awards in English, Japanese, French, mathematics, physics, chemistry, geography and art. He developed a love for being a ” Jack of all trades and master of a few”, which eventually lead to his choice of general practice.
Tim achieved the highest score of 99.95 and chose to study medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 2007.
He undertook general training at the Eastern Health hospitals, and even infiltrated the Royal Australian College of Physicians for 1 year to learn from their programs. He was conferred his fellowship to the Royal Australian College of GPs in 2013, and continues to enjoy the challenging diversity and ongoing relationships in general practice.
Outside of work, Tim enjoys tennis, travel, chess and card games; and has won state titles in the latter two. He is married with 3 young children.
Appointments are available Tuesdays and Fridays.
He also consults in Mandarin where it is of assistance.
- Dr Kateena Vogel
MBBS , FRACGP, DCH
Kateena completed her medical degree in Brisbane and has also worked in Queenland and in New South Wales. Dr Vogel worked with us as a registrar in 2013 and has now joined us as a permanent member of our team of GPs.
She has completed her Diploma of Child Health, and a graduate diploma in Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine.
She has a strong interest in preventative health and chronic disease management, however she enjoys all aspects of general practice, and feels that managing all aspects of health is what makes general practice so rewarding.
She is committed to providing a safe and inclusive space regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, and is an AusPATH member who has committed to working to strengthen the health, rights and wellbeing of binary and non binary trans people.
Kateena is available every weekday except Thursdays.
- Dr Harishan Tharmarajah
MBBS, FRACGP, BBiomedSC, DCH
Harishan completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of Melbourne and went on to gain his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 2010.
He enjoys all aspects of General Practice with a special interest in Paediatrics and Mens Health.
His paediatric experience includes working at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Parkville and the Mercy Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Heidelberg.
Harishan also holds a position as a lecturer at Monash University where he is involved in teaching and research.
He has a young family and has grown up in the south-eastern suburbs of Victoria. He is a local to the area.
Harishan consults Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
- Dr Peter Yee
MBBS, FRACGP, B Optom, Dip Surgical Anatomy, PhD
Peter graduated from medicine at The University of Melbourne in 2011. He undertook training in multiple health services including Eastern Health, St Vincent’s Hospital, Austin Health and Monash Health. He has a broad range of experiences including paediatrics, psychiatry and surgery.
Previously, Dr Yee was a fully qualified optometrist and his interest in medicine stems from basic science research regarding the impact of fish oil on diabetic eye disease. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 2004 for his work and subsequently embarked on his career in medicine.
Peter chose general practice as he enjoys the diverse and unpredictable nature of each day. He is passionate about preventative health and offering holistic care to all of his patients. He performs minor surgery including removal of skin lesions.
Outside of medicine, Peter has a young family and his hobbies include cycling, do-it-yourself projects and eating burgers.
Dr Yee was a registrar at Wellness on Wellington in 2018 and felt an instant connection with the community. He has returned since February 2019 as a permanent team member consulting Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
- Dr Isaac Baker
Isaac grew up just outside of Geelong and moved to Melbourne to study medicine at Monash University.
He spent several years working for Monash Health in a variety of medical and surgical specialties, and in emergency departments before joining the GP training program.
Isaac has now joined Wellness on Wellington permanently and is available for consultation each weekday.
He enjoys the variety of General Practice, however he is most interested in geriatric medicine and Men’s health.
- Dr Danielle Hume
Danielle studied medicine through the University of Melbourne and has worked and lived in many rural areas of Victoria.
Having now settled in Melbourne with her husband, she has been busy completing her GP training and has joined Wellness on Wellington as a permanent team member from February 2020.
She is available for consultation every weekday except Wednesdays.
Whilst she enjoys all areas of medicine, Danielle particularly enjoys children’s health and preventative care – but most of all she enjoys getting to know her patients!
In her spare time she enjoys cooking, hiking and dabbling in some painting.
Danielle appointment schedule is heavily booked and unable to take on New Patients.
- Dr Joel Jaya
Joel graduated from medicine at Monash University in 2016. Since then he has worked for a few years at hospitals across Monash Health and also regionally in Gippsland in a range of specialities including medicine, surgery, paediatrics and emergency before moving to general practice.
Joel enjoys all aspects of general practice including chronic disease management, preventative care and children’s health.
Outside of medicine you will find Joel on the futsal court or in the garden growing herbs and greens!
Joel has now joined Wellness on Wellington as a permanent member and is avialable for consultation everyday except Thursdays.
- Dr Arushi Jain
Arushi has spent the last 6 months completing her training . She has now returned to Wellness on Wellington permanently and is available for consultation every weekday.
- Dr Efrant Harnean
MBBS ,FRACGP, DCH
Efrant graduated in 2009 and has extensive experience in children’s health having worked as a paediatric registrar for five years. He holds a diploma in child health and in surgical anatomy. In recent years he has been working as a GP in Maffra and Warragul seeing a full range of patients but with a particular interest in children and adolescents including being a doctor visiting local high schools.
He is married with a five year old son, is fluent in Indonesian and a highly qualified scuba diver.
- Dr Meilun Ly
B-BMED, MD, DRANZCOG, SCHP,FRANCGP
Dr Meilun Ly completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne and spent a number of years working at Eastern and Monash Health. Her areas of interest include Women’s Health and Skin Cancer Medicine. Mei holds a Diploma of Obstetrics & Gynaecology as well as the Certificate of Child Health. She has also completed both the Certificate of Dermoscopy and Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine.
Mei is passionate about the detection, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers and currently offers full skin check services.
In her spare time she enjoys working on different art/craft projects. Meil can speak conversational Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese.
Mei is available for consultation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- Dr Serena Menezes
Serena completed her medical degree at Monash University in 2017. Since graduating, she has worked across various hospitals including Monash Health, Austin Health, Northern Health and also regionally at Bendigo Health, gaining experience in a range of specialties including medicine, paediatrics, geriatrics and emergency.
Whilst Serena enjoys all aspects of medicine, she has a particular interest in paediatrics, chronic disease management and preventative health.
Outside of medicine, she enjoys cooking, tending to her veggie patch and long walks with her dog.
- Dr Alex Demirtzoglou
Dr Alex Demirtzoglou is a GP registrar who will be working at Wellness on Wellington until February 2024.
He is an Australian trained doctor who graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMed St) and Doctor of Medicine ( MD) from Bond University.
Before deciding to embark on GP training he spent 5 years in the hospital system working within regional and metropolitan healthcare providers. As a junior doctor he worked extensively across surgical specialties but also obtained experience in Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics.
Time, exposure and a wide range of experiences have made him a relatable and well-rounded doctor.
Outside of work Alex takes an interest in flying his drone, editing video footage and becoming better at DIY projects
- Practice Managers
Louise Trevean is our practice manager and Holly Walsh is our office manager. They can be approached with any queries or concerns.
- Receptionists and Office staff
Jennifer, Pierina, Emma , Dominika , Jaime, Britney, Shanelle, Melissa, Josie, Anna, Caitlin and Mayana are our receptionists and office staff. Please feel free to approach any of them if you need any help.
- Nurse Manager
Sue McKellar is our highly experienced nurse manager.
- Practice Nurses
Teresa, Fiona, Michelle, Lana , Sam and Claire are our highly experienced practice nurses. They assist with immunisations, wound dressings and other procedures. They are also involved in home visits, patient education and health promotion projects.