Dr Michael Shepherd
Dr Michael Shepherd wishes to advise his patients that he will be retiring on 31st January 2022, due to ill-health. He regrets that he was unable to say farewell personally due to the sudden onset of his illness.
Dr Sharon Schwartz
Dr Schwartz graduated from Cape Town University in 1982. In 1988 she became a fellow of the College of Physicians of South Africa. Dr Schwartz joined the medical staff of Oakhill Clinic in September 1989. Her interests include care of the aged, palliative care, mental health and care of pregnant women. Dr Schwartz offers antenatal shared care with the Mercy Hospital as well as the Northern Hospital.
Dr Karina Aprico
Dr Aprico completed medical school at The University of Melbourne in 2014. She then completed a further 5 years in training in hospital in many different rotations to gain knowledge in the breadth of medicine that is required for general practice. During this time she completed a Diploma in Child Health and Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is currently completing her training so that she will be able to provide Shared Care for low risk pregnancies. When not working, Karina enjoys being creative and gardening. She looks forward to meeting you and working with you to achieve your health goals.
Dr Jacqueline Harbig
Dedicated and conscientious doctor with a passion for general practice. Having experience in both clinical medicine and research along with wide range of general medical, surgical and emergency fields. Jacqueline will be working with us for the next six months as a GP registrar.
Our experienced nurses assist our doctors with various procedures, tests and wound care.
Pat Keen (RN Div 1)
Pat is our senior nurse. She graduated as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) in 1983 in London and worked in Intensive Care and pediatrics before moving to Australia in 1986. Pat worked in various positions at the Austin Hospital and was then employed by the District Nursing service in the Preston District before joining our practice in 2001.
Podiatrist – John Lalogiannis
Graduated in 1998, completed Bachelor of Podiatry at Latrobe University in 1997. A health professional who deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the feet. Special interests include wound healing, diabetes, assessing the vascular, neurological and bio mechanical status of the foot, treatment and education to prevent any future complications.
Clinical Psychologist – Rhonda Sidaoui (For fees please see fees tab)
Rhonda has over 25 years of experience working as a Psychologist in a variety of settings. Her experience has offered her the opportunity to work with clients displaying wide and diverse clinical issues covering the full spectrum of mental health conditions. She has assessed and treated anxiety, depression and trauma related conditions. Rhonda has worked with individuals on self-esteem and confidence bases issues using a CBT framework.
Occupational Therapist – Anna Rebacek
A mental health clinician with well over 10 years experience in the public mental health sector. Graduated as an Occupational therapist in 2004, and have worked in adult mental health since this time. Can support in completing acute assessments, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol support and community linkages.