Dr Howard McCormick
MBBS (Hons), DRCOG, FRACGP
Counselling, Mental Health, Injury Net, Telehealth and Indigenous Health.
Dr Howard McCormick has been a GP in Wonthaggi since 2007, having worked in Traralgon and Phillip Island for over 28 years before that. Apart from his long term commitment to empowering the health of patients, Howard has been a supervisor in the GP training program and medical student training for many years. He was GP Supervisor of the year in 2011. As an international speaker, he has been the Education Convenor and Presenter for a number of medical conferences around the world, a role he continues to develop and expand. He couples this role with his passion for travel, photography and helping others. Howard has been part of the Medical and Aged Group since soon after it was formed, and takes an ongoing interest in the medical side of the Group.
Dr Subrata Saha
Emergency medicine, child health and men’s health.
English and Bangla
Dr Subrata Saha migrated to Australia from Bangladesh in 2003, and speaks English and Bangla. He has recently moved to the area with his family and is delighted to be part of the team at South Gippsland Family Medicine. He is keen to be involved in all aspects of general practice, with a particular interests in emergency medicine, child health and men’s health.
Dr Sumedha Ekanayake
Skin cancer and general medicine
Dr. Sumedha Ekanyake migrated to Australia from Sri Lanka in 2015 and has recently moved to the area with his family.Dr Sumedha Ekanyake has been working in rural general practice in Australia since 2015 and had 9 years experience working in Sri Lanka prior to his move to Australia.
Dr Nuwandi Mallikaarachchi
Currently on maternity leave. Return date to be advised
Dr Min Zhang
Chronic Disease Management, Indigenous Health, Women’s and Children’s Health.
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Dr Min Zhang migrated to Australia from China over two decades ago. She has previously worked as a fully qualified doctor in Sydney and rural NSW, and brings this experience to the team at South Gippsland Family Medicine. Through travelling, she has encountered many diverse cultures and societies, and this has translated into her manner of general practice, in which she is passionate about providing care to people from various cultural backgrounds.
Dr Krishanthi Daigala
Dr Nikoloz Chanturia
MD, Diploma Child Health
Mental Health, Mens Health, Paediatrics, Minor surgical procedures
Dr Nikoloz Chanturia migrated to Australia 2008 from Georgia. Dr Nikoloz Chanturia has been working in as a General Practitioner both in Australia and Georgia for the past 14 years.
Allied Health Professionals
Practicing in Wonthaggi and Traralgon. Independent practice in Warragul. Elizabeth see’s clients aged from 8yrs old up.Areas of competence: Anxiety disorders, depression, grief, trauma (including PTSD) stress.
Areas covered: relaxation (autogenic) training, assertiveness training, anger management, communication.
Therapeutic tools: conversation, CBT, hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Therapy
Elizabeth works Mondays and Wednesdays.
Our visiting Audiologist attends South Gippsland Family Medicine fortnightly. For appointments please freecall 1800 057 220. No referral necessary.
Open from 8am-3pm daily
No appointment necessary.
Patient must have their Pathology Slip with them from their Doctor.
Clinical Labs are happy to complete test from other Pathology Providers.
Peter is a fully qualified and registered osteopath and is the director of Wonthaggi Osteo Clinic. Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy that uses hands on techniques and exercise rehabilitation to aid in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
Conditions we commonly treat include neck pain, back pain, headaches/migraines, arthritis, sports/gym/running injuries, repetitive strain injuries, pregnancy-related aches and pains, disc injuries/sciatica, joint sprains, muscle strains/tears and much more.
No referral necessary.
Care plans, WorkCover, TAC and DVA patients welcome.
Simon has a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Podiatry from The University of Salford, England. He ran his own successful Foot Health practice ‘Forever FootCare’ in the UK.
Simon has worked in Melbourne since December of 2015 and quickly settled in to working life in Victoria, with a growing list of regular patients.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the great welcome from all the wonderful patients I have had the good fortune to treat. I am very excited to be able to offer my Podiatry services to patients here at South Gippsland Family Medicine.”
“I am committed to improving the health, wellness, mobility and comfort of my patients. I achieve this by combining tried and tested general chiropody skills, evidence based practice and innovation. I aim to communicate and collaborate with patients and colleagues to get the best outcomes.
I really get a great deal of satisfaction helping people with their problems; whether an in grown nail, plantar fasciitis or with managing their diabetes.”
Care plans, WorkCover, TAC, DVA and Private patients welcome.