Dr Murray James-Wallace
MBBS(WA), DRANZCOG, DCH, FRACGP, GDRGP, FACRRM, GAICD Dr James-Wallace is a graduate of the University of Western Australia. He is a fellow of two medical colleges. He provides anaesthetics, enjoys delivering babies and any form of family practice. In his spare time he helps run a kids primary school-age vacation program, teaches Sunday School, and helps to get his 4 children ready for school under close supervision from his wife. Growing up in Albany, Dr JW had always been keen to see country patients have easier access to city class medical services and Panaceum is part of his shared vision to make health care easier for all.
Dr Elly Slootmans
MB CHB, CCFP, LMCC, FRACGP, GAICD Dr Elly ( P) Slootmans. Graduated from University of Stellenbosch in 1979. Practised in South Africa then Canada for 14 years before moving to Geraldton in 2002. I practise in all aspects of primary healthcare with special interests including Paediatrics, Woman’s health, travel medicine and insertion/removal of implanon and mirena as well as shared care obstetrics. My outside interests include travel, needlecrafts; opera and classical music and reading.
Dr Tonya Constantine
MBBS FRACGP Tonya is a local girl, growing up and attending school here in Geraldton. After graduating from Stella Maris College she studied medicine at UWA, and then worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital before deciding that general practice was the career path for her. She did a short stint at Princess Margaret Hospital in paediatrics, before joining the general practice training programme. She worked for 6 months in general practice in Perth before returning back to Geraldton to complete her training. She has worked in general practice in Geraldton since then, with a few short breaks when her 2 youngest children were born. Tonya is interested in all aspects of general practice, but does not do obstetrics. She has interests in paediatrics, women’s health, aged care, palliative care, and teaching. She has spent many years travelling to Three Springs and Morawa (before they gained the services of a female GP) to provide women’s health services to these communities. Geraldton is home for Tonya and her husband and children. She is excited that her 2 eldest children have returned to Geraldton for work after studying in Perth. She enjoys sport and exercise, and the family is active in many sporting clubs. She thinks that Geraldton is a wonderful place to live, and raise a family. She has no plans on moving anywhere else, but looks forward to doing some more travelling as the opportunity becomes available ( ie children grow up!).
Dr Kyaw (Steven) Lwin
MBBS (YGN), Adv. DRANZCOG, Dip. Women’s Health, Dip. Child Health Dr Lwin is a graduate of the University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar and has obtained the advanced diploma from Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists after being fully trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women. He is currently providing Obstetric Services including Caesarean Section and Obstetric Ultrasound. While he is enjoying all aspects of General Practice, he has special interests in office based minor procedures such as excision of skin lesions, insertion and removal of Implanon etc. Having been in love with the town, he decided to become a permanent GP proceduralist in Geraldton. He was able to make such a decision with not much hassle as his partner could manage to get a satisfying job in Geraldton, saving him a number of weekend long-hour drives down to Perth!
Dr Angela Glen
MBBS, Anaesthetics Dr Angela Glen is a graduate from the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle. She is a procedural General Practitioner with a special interest in orthopaedics and anaesthetics. During the first years of her career she worked in surgery with a focus on orthopaedics, until she decided to take on GP training. Originally form Perth, Angela came to Geraldton in 2014 for 6 months while doing her GP training. She loved living here so much that she decided to relocate to Geraldton along with her husband who also works in the medical field, after completing her anaesthetics training. Angela enjoys being a procedural GP and works assisting the visiting orthopaedic surgeons to maintain her surgical skills. In 2017 she has started teaching the student doctors at the rural clinic school and hopes to encourage more young doctors to move to sunny Geraldton.
Dr Palaniyappah Suresh
MBBS Graduated from medical college in Sri Lanka in 1996. Worked in Orthopaedic surgery, accident and emergency department for 8 years, then worked as General Practitioner in Sri Lanka from 2004 till moving to Australia with his family in 2010. Has special interests in men’s and women’s health along with children. Also has an interest in Industrial Health. Played Cricket and likes spend my time watching movies and wild life documentaries .
Dr Jim Murray
MB. BCh. B.A.O. D.C.H Graduated from the National University of Ireland. Has worked in Ireland, England and Middle East prior to moving to Geraldton in 1986. Jim’s special interests are Men’s Health, Aged care and children. His hobbies are golf and music.
Dr Ian Taylor
MBBS (WA) FACRRM DRANZCOG Dr Ian Taylor graduated in medicine from UWA in 1980, and after post graduate training at Fremantle Hospital, moved with his wife Diane and their small children to Geraldton to join the GMG in 1984 “for a few years”. Thirty years later, they are still here except the kids have grown up and now all live in Perth! In their 30 + years in Geraldton, Ian and Di have seen enormous growth to the town and the Geraldton Medical Group, and are proud to call themselves country folks, and in particular, Geraldtonians! Dr Taylor is a Fellow of the Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine and holds a Diploma from the Royal Australian and NZ College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. His special interests in medicine include obstetrics, anaesthesia, aged care and palliative care. He has been in the obstetrics game so long he is now delivering the babies of former babies! Over the years, Ian has been actively involved in the Geraldton Community, and has been a member of the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough for over twenty years and a past president. Ian is Chairman of the Midwest GP Network and the Geraldton Hospital Medical Advisory Committee. He has spent some time as an actor and director at Theatre 8, and is a very keen photographer. Grandparenthood has added a new dimension to Ian and Di’s lives, necessitating frequent trips to Perth! They are passionate Fremantle Dockers members, very obvious from the purple décor and paraphernalia in Ian’s office! He is still hanging out for that elusive premiership…! GO DOCKERS!
MBChB, JCTGP, MRCGP, FRACGP Qualified from the Sheffield Medical School in the UK. Shaun has been a GP in England for around 15 years before moving to Geraldton with his family in 2015. Shaun brings with him a great wealth of experience in General practice , with special interests in ; ENT, Cardiology, respiratory medicine, minor surgery and orthopaedics. Shaun is also skilled in performing joint injection service when needed. When he is not in practice he can be found enjoying the outdoors, playing a round of golf or taking the family four wheel driving.
Dr Vik Randhawa
MB.BCh.BAO.BA.Dip Paeds Qualified from Trinity College, Dublin Ireland. Been in Australia for the last 7 years working in Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital. Decided to pursue General Practice training. Completed Diploma of Child Health at PMH. Dr Vik also enjoys soccer, music and movies.
Dr Aubrey Francis
MB, ChB, MFGP Aubrey trained at the University of Cape Town in South Africia. Aubrey loves the challenges of working as a GP. Extra usual interests include visual arts, music, wellness, windsurfing and speaking Spanish.
Dr Keith Figueiredo
MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM, DRANZCOG, DA, GAICD Keith was brought up in Perth and he obtained his medical degree at the University of Western Australia. His interests in medicine include the whole aspect of Rural Medicine, in particular giving the Geraldton people access to good quality medical services, and keeping Rural Practice sustainable. He is particularly fond of obstetrics and anaesthetics. Keith loves living in Geraldton and has been here since 1997. His wife Bridget is very tolerant of his erratic work hours, and their two children were born in Geraldton. Keith enjoys cycling, gardening, chilling out watching 5 days of cricket every summer at the WACA, barracking for the Eagles when they are not doing too well, and visiting the vineyards of Margaret River on his vacations.
Dr Nikee Msuo
MBBS, DRANZCOG Hello, my name is Nikee Msuo and I’ve been working in Geraldton for the last seven years. I’m a busy Gp Obstetrician with advanced obstetric skills. I have been working as a rural proceduralist since 2008, when I came up from Perth for a sea change. Originally I qualified as an electrician back in the early 90’s when I became a paramedic. I loved it so much I then went on to do nursing and finally medicine. I worked in Fremantle hospital emergency and later KEMH where i qualified as an advanced DRANZCOG (doing Caesarean section, and more minor gynea procedures) , with the college of O&G. I also completed by diploma in women’s health. Although I am a generalist, my practise is mainly obstetrics , women’s health and paediatrics. I do have a few loyal men who battle through the antenates to still come and see me. Im absolutely passionate about obstetrics, and strive to provide the highest level of care I can. The pictures of the beautiful babies I have delivered line every wall in my room, it makes me happy to come in and see their smiling faces. There has been many a time that looking at them has brought me through a tough day. I have four amazing children and live a busy active life with my partner. We love fitness ,outdoor adventuring, off road motorcycles and travelling . I love working in Geraldton, and especially here at panaceum, with colleagues I’m happy to call friends.
MBBS, Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Bethany is currently doing development work in Timor Leste and will be back in Geraldton in June/July and December/January during school holidays.
Dr Ann Abraham
MBBS, Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Graduated from Kasturba Medical College in India and have worked at SHO and Registrar level in the UK in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as General Practice. Moved to Australia in 2009 and worked at the Geraldton Regional Hospital for 2 years before coming to Panaceum Group as a GP in 2011. I love living in Geraldton along with my husband and 2 beautiful children. I am qualified for merina insertions and removal as well as implanons. My interests are mens and womans health, mental health, skin checks, pap smears, minor surgery (skin lesions etc), child and adolescent health, contraceptive advice, antenatal care (up to 20 weeks) and aged care. Hobbies are reading, scrapbooking, knitting, cross-stitching, cooking and meeting people.
MBBS, BSc(OT), DRANZCOG Richard is a procedural GP with Anaesthetics and Obstetrics qualifications. He moved back to Geraldton in 2014 with his wife and son to join the practice to complete his fellowship in General Practice. Richard works full time from Panaceum Medical and provides services at the local hospitals to deliver babies and provide anaesthetic work to our local and visiting specialists and surgeons.
MBBS, Dip Child Health Dr Philippa Gray is a graduate of the University of Western Australia. She completed her internship at Fremantle Hospital and has since gained a range of experience as a doctor whilst working in Perth, Albany and Broome. She is currently completing the final stages of her diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology after being trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women in Perth and is looking forward to providing antenatal care and delivering babies in Geraldton. Pip grew up on a farm in the Perth Hills. In her free time she enjoys horse riding, social sports, the outdoors and camping.
MBBS Dr Louise Spillman graduated from the University of Western Australia. For the last six years she worked in a broad range of medical and surgical specialties between Fremantle and Mandurah, including a six months period at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, before joining the Panaceum Medical team. Louise enjoys being able to help people as a General Practitioner and has special interests in women’s health and palliative care. Outside her professional life she is passionate about baking and even completed a patisserie course in France. Born and raised in Geraldton, Louise can proudly call herself a local. She appreciates the nice community, the warmth and closeness to the ocean that Geraldton has to offer.
Dr Sovan Dey
MBBS, MPH After graduating from Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal, in 2002, I worked in my home town Dhaka in General Surgery under the Red Cross Society. At the same time I continued General Practice in my local town and remote villages. Seeing so many preventable diseases in the surgery and GP area brought up the thought of learning more about preventive medicine. So I came to Melbourne in 2007 to study Public Health at La Trobe University (MPH). While completing MPH I discovered the fascinating cultural diversity in Australia with plenteous opportunities of learning and serving in all parts of the country including metro, rural and remote areas. Also, the opportunity to work in remote mining towns where medical services are limited helped me gaining some bush skills and learning about rural and remote medicine, indigenous health, cultural issues, occupational and environmental health together with general population health problems. After having stayed in Western Australia for some time I realised that skin cancer is a dangerous but easily preventable and treatable condition as well as many other skin problem. So I got inclined to skin cancer, dermatology, aesthetic medicine, stem cell and regeneration medicine. Recently, I completed my post grad certificate in stem cell and regeneration at the University of Bristol, UK.
While dealing with day to day medical problems, quite often we miss out on addressing a balance in life which can prevent many diseases. By gaining a balance in our work, personal, social and cultural aspects of life, I am always optimistic that we can alleviate the majority of these diseases.
I love getting to know different cultures and learning languages. Also, I like music and laughter yoga. My ambition is to continue working in all aspects of General Practice along with a few special interests such as skin disease and aesthetic medicine, Occupational Health and someday perhaps the Royal Flying Doctors.