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 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 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 GP training program. 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, 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 ( i.e. 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 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 Shaun Millns Sizer
MBChB, JCTGP, MRCGP, FRACGP Qualified from the Sheffield Medical School in the UK. Shaun had 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 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.” Apart from English, Elly speaks Afrikaans and Dutch fluently and a little bit of German and French. Dr Elly Slootmans is an accredited Travel Clinic Doctor.
Dr Ann Abraham (Registrar)
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 mirena insertions and removal as well as implanons. My interests are men’s and women’s 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.”
Dr Vikramjit (Vic) Randhawa
MBBS, FRACGP, Dipl. Paeds, JCCA Dr Randhawa graduated from the Trinity College Ireland in 2007. He did his GP registrar term with Panaceum and stayed on to become a Geraldton local. From 2019 to 2020 he went to Victoria for up-skilling and recently gained his qualification to assist the community with Anaesthetic services. Vic is now back in Geraldton and provides a full array of family medical services as well as supporting our industrial health department.
Dr Richard Taylor
MBBS, BSc(OT), DRANZCOG Dr Richard Taylor is a procedural GP with Anaesthetics and Obstetrics qualifications. He moved back to Geraldton with his family in 2014 to join the practice and 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.
Dr Helko Schenk
MD Germany, JCTGP UK, MRCGP UK, FRACGP, Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine Dr Helko Schenk has been a GP for 19 years, working in the UK and Australia. He has been a Geraldton local since 2007 and likes all aspects of general practice including family medicine and men’s health. Helko is also happy to deal with injuries and minor emergencies. Alongside his provision of generalist health care, he has a special interest and has done extensive training in skin cancer diagnosis, treatment, surgery and minor surgery. Helko enjoys cycling to work and when he is out of the office he sails, SUP surfs and windsurfs. Apart from English, Helko speaks German and Hungarian.
Dr Bethany Nelson
MBBS, Adv. Dipl. Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dipl. Child Health Dr Bethany Nelson graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2005. She previously practised at the Panaceum from 2009-2016. After spending 5 years working in Timor-Leste, Bethany is now back in Geraldton. She has special interests in child health as well as women’s health including pregnancy care.
Dr Ahmed Gabah (Registrar)
MBBS, Master Degree in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management Ahmed graduated from Cairo University, Egypt in 2011. He completed his training in Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pain Management at Kasr Al-Ainy Teaching Hospital in Cairo and then worked as an Anaesthesia and ICU Specialist for few years. Dr Gabah subsequently came to Australia in 2018; working for Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide as ICU Registrar before moving to Geraldton to work at the Geraldton Regional Hospital in different departments including surgical, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Emergency Department. He then continued his work as a Medical Registrar at the Geraldton Regional Hospital. Ahmed is married with 2 young kids. Apart from being a GP, he enjoys reading, spending time with his family and playing soccer. He has a special interest in Paediatrics, Skin Cancer, Men’s Health, and Chronic Disease Management.
Dr Aniruddha Sheth
Dr Aniruddha Sheth, also known as Rudy, grew up in Perth, Western Australia, and returned there after graduating from the University of Tasmania. He spent his time working in the tertiary public hospitals of Perth working in multiple departments from ED to the ICU and lots in between. Prior to moving to General Practice, he completed over three years as a neurosurgical registrar within the State Neurosurgery Service dealing with patients of all demographics and acuities. From his experiences, he realized that he had a passion for preventative and holistic medicine through addressing the root cause of the illness for the individual. He has since completed the Sydney Child Health Program, enjoys caring for patients of all ages and has developed a deep interest in nutrition and metabolic health through his readings. Dr Rudy decided to train in Geraldton because this was an amazing location to learn the art of General Practice and that Panaceum had a great culture engendered by a wonderful team. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, hitting the gym, playing on the piano, enjoying board games with friends and is looking forward to getting into kitesurfing.
Dr Qasim Alam
I graduated from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan in 2004. I practiced in Pakistan as a senior registrar specialising in neonatal and paediatric intensive care for 4 years. I was a part of the initial relief team that helped in the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. In 2008, I moved to New Zealand and worked around the North Island for 4 years before moving to Australia and found my passion in Emergency Medicine. I came to help relieve in Geraldton for six month and have not left for eight years. I enjoy the challenges that come with rural and regional health and am enjoying being a part of the Geraldton community. My medical interests are paediatrics, orthopaedic injuries, chronic health conditions and general medicine. I am passionate about teaching and continue to teach medical students. Apart from English I speak, Urdu, Hindi, Malay, and Indonesian. My hobbies include squash, cricket, reading, archery, and cooking.
Dr Palaniyappah Suresh
MBBS Dr Suresh graduated from Medical College in Sri Lanka in 1996. He worked in Orthopaedic surgery, as well as in the Accident and Emergency Department for 8 years, then worked as General Practitioner in Sri Lanka from 2004 until moving to Australia with his family in 2010. Suresh has special interests in men’s and women’s health along with children. Also has an interest in Industrial Health. In his spare time, Suresh plays Cricket and likes watching movies and wild life documentaries. Dr Suresh is an accredited Travel Clinic Doctor.***Dr Suresh is currently on 12 months leave***
Dr Rachel Hunter (Registrar)
MBBS, Sydney Child Health Program Rachel is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle. She has worked at several Perth hospitals including Royal Perth Hospital, Armadale Hospital and SJOG Midland Hospital, Bentley Health Campus. During her studies, and time as a Junior Doctor, Rachel spent time working internationally at hospitals in Tanzania, The Philippines and Norway. She has recently moved to Geraldton after falling in love with the Midwest in 2020 whilst working at Geraldton Regional Hospital in Paediatrics. She loves the beautiful Midwest coastline and in her spare time enjoys being active, spending time at the beach with her Border Collie puppy named Greg and cheering on her beloved Fremantle Dockers. Rachel is excited to take on new and existing patients of the practice. ***Dr Hunter is currently on Maternity leave***