About Us

General Practitioners

Dr Michael Shepherd

Dr Shepherd graduated from Monash University in 1981 and worked at the Alfred Hospital for three years and underwent GP training at Dandenong Hospital and Mount Royal. Interests include paediatrics, geriatrics, men's health, osteoporosis and minor surgery.
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 Niroshan Balasundaram

Nursing Staff

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.

Megan Sayers (RN Div 1)

Meg is a Registered Nurse who graduated from Monash University in 2016. Since then she has completed a year with both Otway Health and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, working across a variety of sectors. Following the completion of the Nurse Immunisation Course, Meg has developed a strong passion for preventative health and microbiology.

Practice Manager

Aneta Cvetkovski

Rose Ferrari
Connie Corsetti

Allied Health

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.